Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales Apr 05, 2019 0 404 12345 Singapore: Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said on Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years. Government agents found the shipment bound for Vietnam from Nigeria as they were checking a 40-foot container at a customs station on Wednesday, discovering the haul packed in 230 bags. “This is the largest shipment of pangolin scales seized in a single haul globally in recent years,” a government press release read. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Rahul files nomination from Kerala, Cong vows to sweep polls in state Apr 05, 2019 0 1285 Massive rise in mental health awareness in India, says report Apr 05, 2019 0 408 Maoist attack on troops in Chhattisgarh kicks up fears for India’s LS polls Apr 05, 2019 0 427 Kerala student set ablaze, dies IANS Thrissur, Kerala A 22-year-old engineering student died on Thursday near here after she was set ablaze by a man, said to be her friend, police said. It was a premeditated attack. The 32-year-old attacker was .. ED grills bizman in AgustaWestland chopper scandal New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned businessman Ratul Puri in the national capital in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam, the agency said. The questioning is going .. Fake accounts spreading political bias on Facebook and WhatsApp IANS New Delhi Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant .. Two IAF officers killed in Pulwama road accident IANS Srinagar Two Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were killed and two other officers were injured on Thursday in a road accident in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. According to .. Congo arrests leader wanted over mass rapes Reuters KINSHASA A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said on Thursday. Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko, leader of the widely ..