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DRI steps up crackdown on illegal export of shark fins, seizes 8,000 kg stock

DRI requests head of foreign trade dept to consider moving SC against a Kerala HC order that’s being used to bypass govt ban on export of shark fins.
Maneka Gandhi called the shark finning scam in Kerala an international smuggling racket | Facebook

Maneka Gandhi wants central agency to probe Kerala shark fin ‘export scam’

In her letter, Gandhi cites ThePrint report saying that a Kerala firm has been accused of skirting the ban on export of shark fins.
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Kerala firm accused of skirting ban to kill endangered sharks

Finning is the cruel practice of fishermen slicing off shark fins while they are alive and dumping them back into the water.

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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?