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The 2,247 Indian star tortoises were being smuggled to Thailand | By special arrangement

2,247 endangered Indian star tortoises seized at Chennai airport as smuggling bid is foiled

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.
Representational image | Sea cucumbers | Photo: Flickr

CBI to probe ‘smuggling’ of sea cucumbers — in first wildlife protection case in years

CBI registered the case over smuggling of endangered species after a request from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
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WHO nod for traditional Chinese medicines could mean extinction of some of India’s wildlife

India could 'express its apprehension' over the WHO approval internationally as it 'basically encourages widespread use of animal products'.

Action sought after video of Priyanka Gandhi holding snakes surfaces

Lawyer-activist Gauri Maulekhi sought immediate action under the Wildlife Protection Act alleging that the snakes were illegally procured.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.