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Indian held in Dhaka for smuggling tortoises


August 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) An Indian was Tuesday arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle over 100 baby tortoises, officials said.The tortoises were in two suitcases to ... Read more...

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220 turtles found on Mumbai-bound train


May 21st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) A huge cache of rare turtles stuffed in two bags was discovered by Government Railway Police (GRP) on board the Mumbai-bound Pushpak Express.The turtles, aged between ... Read more...

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Briton enjoys 50 years’ solitude on island


April 27th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days ... Read more...

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Uzbek woman held with 2,000 tortoises


April 5th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 64-year-old Uzbek woman has been detained in Russia while trying to smuggle over 2,000 tortoises into the country, the interior ministry said.According to the ... Read more...

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100 snakes, 70 tortoises found in German hotel


December 12th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police found 100 snakes, 70 tortoises and 20 frogs in a hotel room in the western German city of Cologne, local media said Sunday.The discovery ... Read more...

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Teaching a tortoise to yawn, now that’s research!


October 6th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) After spending six months teaching a tortoise to yawn, a professor in Britain remarked: "Training the tortoise to yawn was very hard."Anna Wilkinson spent a good ... Read more...

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Three poachers held with tortoises


September 7th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) Three poachers were arrested with around 100 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district Wednesday, police said.The three men - aged 22-32 years - were nabbed near ... Read more...

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Man found with snakes & tortoise in his pants at Miami Airport


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man tried to board a Brazilian-bound plane from Miami with seven snakes and three tortoises concealed in his pants! Officials of the Transportation Security Administration said ... Read more...

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Crocodile, boa constrictor seized at Mexican market


July 27th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 180 animals, including a boa constrictor, crocodile and owl were confiscated by Mexican authorities from vendors at a street market here that specialises ... Read more...

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Two poachers held with around 200 tortoises


June 9th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), June 8 (IANS) Two poachers were arrested here Wednesday with around 200 tortoises that were being smuggled to West Bengal, police said.Vishwajeet and Faqir - both in ... Read more...

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Three poachers held in Uttar Pradesh


June 6th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) Three poachers were arrested here with around 30 tortoises meant for smuggling, police said Monday.The three men were nabbed Sunday night from Baradari area ... Read more...

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Thailand seizes 451 turtles smuggled into plane luggage


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai airport customs officials discovered and seized 451 turtles packed into several suitcases after arriving from Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.Director-General Prasong Poontanet of the Thai Customs Department ... Read more...

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A hard case to crack


May 31st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) As many as 14 tortoises, including some that were over 100 years old, were stolen from a greenhouse in Britain, a media report said Tuesday.A forensic ... Read more...

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Two poachers nabbed with 95 tortoises


May 4th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), May 4 (IANS) Two woman who worked for a West Bengal-based gang have been arrested here with 95 tortoises, police said Wednesday.Bindo Devi and Prem Lata, in ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

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Woman arrested with 85 tortoises


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) A woman from Bihar was arrested here Tuesday with 85 tortoises but two of her aides escaped, police said.Asha Mandal, 42, was nabbed from Mianganj area ... Read more...

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Forest officials rescue 39 smuggled tortoises in Nainital


February 13th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Feb 13 (ANI): Uttarakhand forest officials rescued 39 smuggled tortoises and arrested four smugglers in Nainital.Acting on a tip off, the forest officials on Saturday carried on a raid and arrested ... Read more...

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Two poachers held with 900 tortoises


January 17th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Two poachers have been arrested with around 900 tortoises in Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.The two poachers, aged around 30 years, were nabbed Sunday from ... Read more...

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Atsushi Yamagami and Norihide Ushirozako arrested in turtle smuggling case


January 11th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US authorities have arrested two Japanese men who tried to smuggle more than 50 turtles and tortoises to the United States from Japan.The two men ... Read more...

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Two poachers held with over 40 tortoises


January 10th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) Two poachers were arrested with over 40 tortoises in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.Mohammad Qayam and Ramesh Chandra, around 35 years, were nabbed Sunday from Jairara ... Read more...

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Three held with 400 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh


December 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) Three poachers, including two women, have been arrested with over 400 tortoises in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.The three were nabbed Tuesday night from the Howrah-Amritsar ... Read more...

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Polluted Yamuna at Mathura scaring away pilgrims (Letter from Mathura)


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Mathura, Nov 22 (IANS) The Yamuna river flowing through Mathura, Vrindavan and Agra has been reduced to no less than a sewer canal these days, choked with piles of accumulated ... Read more...

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Poacher held with 80 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh


November 6th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 6 (IANS) A poacher was arrested with 80 tortoises in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Saturday.Tufani, 30, was nabbed late Friday from the Surapur area, about 150 km ... Read more...

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Paleolithic Funeral Feast Unearthed In Northern Israel


September 7th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientist working in a cave in northern Israel have come across a site where they have found remains of a 12000 year old feast. Initially the ... Read more...

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Ancient humans held mass banquets to foster brotherhood


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Humans were into organising mass banquets to promote fellow feelings some 12,000 years ago. A team stumbled on the remains of at least 71 tortoises and three wild cattle, ... Read more...

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How giant tortoises, alligators thrived in High Arctic 50m years ago


August 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): University of Colorado researchers have conducted a study that explains how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, ... Read more...

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Humans ‘drove ancient turtles to extinction’


August 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that an ancient species of giant turtle was driven to extinction by humans in the Pacific almost 3,000 years ago.The Australian megafauna species were driven ... Read more...

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Man held with animal hides, antlers in Kanpur


July 29th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) A man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district Wednesday for possessing several animal hides, antlers and other animal parts, officials said. Tushar Kant Vishwas, who is allegedly ... Read more...

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Bone discovery could be earliest archaeological evidence for pet tortoises


July 13th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): An archaeologist from University of Leicester has found a bone belonging to a late19th-century tortoise from Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, and is believed to be the earliest archaeological evidence ... Read more...

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Poachers held with 60 tortoises


June 16th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Three poachers have been arrested with 60 tortoises, some still alive, in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, police said Wednesday. The men were nabbed late Tuesday evening from Phulpur town ... Read more...

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Poacher held with over 300 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh


June 12th, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) A poacher has been arrested with 335 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur district, police said Saturday. Iqbal Ahmad, 45, was nabbed late Friday from Amethi railway station, about 150 ... Read more...

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Rajkot Zoo sets up top-open enclosures for leopards


May 29th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot, May 29 (ANI): Zoo authorities in Rajkot have set up top-open enclosures for leopards.Praduman Park, a small hilly area surrounded by two lakes and situated on the outskirts of Rajkot ... Read more...

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Six held in Ghaziabad for smuggling tortoises


May 25th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 25 (IANS) Six people were held here Tuesday while they were smuggling tortoises, police said. "The tortoises are used in tantric rituals and are also of great value in ... Read more...

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Woman arrested with tortoises


May 8th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) A young woman has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district and 40 tortoises recovered from her, police said Saturday. Seema Banerjee, 28, was arrested Friday evening from Matlupur ... Read more...

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Two poachers held with 80 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh


March 16th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Two poachers were arrested Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district and 80 tortoises were recovered from their possession, police said. The two men from Kolkata, in their mid 30s, ... Read more...

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