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India to be the next hotspot for pangolin poaching: Biologist

Kolkata, Jun 19(UNI) India could be the next hot spot for Pangolin poachers after African nations, according to Prof Samuel K Wasser, Director Centre for Conservation Biology, University of Washington.
Speaking at a Media Roundtable here at the American Centre on Tuesday, Prof Wasser said pangolin trade may have just surpassed international illegal ivory trade and is estimated at USD 4 billion annually.
India, which is home to at least two species of pangolin-- Manis crassicaudata and Chinese Pangolin M. pentadactyla--is going to be the next target of international wildlife criminal organisations as Africa could be soon depleted of pangolins, he opined.
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RJD should cancel it's proposed human chain in view of Republic Day violence: Sushil

RJD should cancel it's proposed human chain in view of Republic Day violence: Sushil

27 Jan 2021 | 11:05 PM

Patna, Jan 27 (UNI) Rajya Sabha MP and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi condemning the violence in farmer's tractor rally against agricultural laws on Republic Day in Delhi said that in view of this violence the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) should cancel its proposed human chain formation programme.

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BJP Criminals will not be tolerated at any cost: Tarkishore

27 Jan 2021 | 10:05 PM

Patna, Jan 27 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad expressed deep anguish over the firing of gunshots at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesperson Aajfar Shamsi and said that the criminals will not be tolerated at any cost.

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One fresh COVID-19 case detected, 10 recoveries in Meghalaya

27 Jan 2021 | 10:03 PM

Shillong, Jan 27 (UNI) Ten persons have recovered from COVID-19 taking the number of recoveries to 13,506, while only a single person has tested positive for the viral infection on Wednesday, health officials said.

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Guv Ganga Prasad inaugurates "Smart Classroom"

27 Jan 2021 | 10:01 PM

Gangtok,Jan 27 (UNI) Governor Ganga Prasad inaugurated Smart Class Room in Penlong Govt School in North Sikkim, today.

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail announces strategic partnership with designer brand "Sabyasachi"

27 Jan 2021 | 9:56 PM

Kolkata, Jan 27 (UNI) India’s leading fashion company, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited has announced a strategic partnership with India’s largest designer brand Sabyasachi by signing a definitive agreement for acquiring 51% stake in Sabyasachi brand.

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