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Guj govt to soon declare 'saffron' coloured plain 'tiger butterfly' as 'state butterfly'

Gandhinagar, Aug 17 (UNI) The Gujarat government has formed a committee to do the formalities for declaring 'saffron' coloured 'plain tiger butterfly' as the 'state butterfly'.

Informing this on Saturday, a senior official of the forest department said announcement in this regard would be done shortly.

''A committee has been formed for this. The saffron coloured plain tiger butterfly is found in plenty in the state of Gujarat,'' he said.

Notably, Danaus chrysippus, also known as the plain tiger or African queen, is a medium-sized butterfly widespread in Asia, Australia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae sub family of the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae. Danainae primarily consume plants in the genus Asclepias, more commonly called milkweed.
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Retired IPS D G Vanzara given retrospective promotion by Gujarat govt

26 Feb 2020 | 5:46 PM

Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (UNI) The Gujarat government has given retrospective promotion to controversial retired IPS officer D G Vanzara, who had been acquitted in the alleged fake encounter cases, including the Ishrat Jahan and Sorabuddin Sheikh cases.

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AAP demands Rs 10 lakh compensation for kin of teens drowned in Aurangabad

AAP demands Rs 10 lakh compensation for kin of teens drowned in Aurangabad

26 Feb 2020 | 5:22 PM

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (UNI) Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on Wednesday sought Rs 10 lakh compensation each for families of two teen students who died here after drowning in a pit dug during expressway construction.

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Man booked for cheating retired cop

26 Feb 2020 | 5:14 PM

Thane, Feb 26 (UNI) A 55-year-old man was booked for cheating a retired cop, who was died in 2016, police said here on Wednesday.

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Mah CM stresses on time-bound completion of tribal-related projects

Mah CM stresses on time-bound completion of tribal-related projects

26 Feb 2020 | 4:57 PM

Thane, Feb 26 (UNI) Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a time-bound approach for the completion of projects, related to the tribals of the state, Shramajivi Sanghatana, an organisation working for the upliftment of tribals across Maharashtra, said here on Wednesday.

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Four minor students suffer burn injury after heater pipe bursts at hostel

26 Feb 2020 | 4:54 PM

Nagpur, Feb 26 (UNI) Four students between seven and ten years of age suffered burn injuries as heater tube in their hostel burst in Dhamangaon of Amravati district, police said here on Wednesday.

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