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Northern French coast witnesses return of over 250 wild seals

Seals, which have no natural predators in the English Channel, have been a protected species in France since the 1980s and as a result they have begun to return to the coast.
Dozens of grey seals rest on a sandbank close to Walde lighthouse in Marck near Calais, France, February 4, 2021. Picture taken with a drone on February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(REUTERS)
Dozens of grey seals rest on a sandbank close to Walde lighthouse in Marck near Calais, France, February 4, 2021. Picture taken with a drone on February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 15, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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Excited dogs become happiness squad for seals missing visitors at closed sanctuary

“The animals were very intrigued to see dogs again on site and enjoyed interacting with them!” says a post about this delightful interaction.
With the sanctuary closed down for some time, the seals were missing visitors. Enter, doggos.(Facebook/Cornish Seal Sanctuary (OFFICIAL))
With the sanctuary closed down for some time, the seals were missing visitors. Enter, doggos.(Facebook/Cornish Seal Sanctuary (OFFICIAL))
Published on May 29, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli

This choking seal was helped by rescuers, its thankful glance will melt your heart. Watch

Did this seal just say ‘thank you’ to the rescuers who cut off a round string choking it? Watch to find out.
The seal had a piece of string stuck on its neck.(TikTok/@namib_naude)
The seal had a piece of string stuck on its neck.(TikTok/@namib_naude)
Published on May 28, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja

Historic Helgoland island in Germany is nursery for grey seal pups

The Jordsand society, dedicated to preserving North Sea coastal life, has counted more than 520 births since November in Helgoland island.
Dozens of tourists come each day to see the white-furred seal pups (representational image).(Unsplash)
Dozens of tourists come each day to see the white-furred seal pups (representational image).(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 12:54 PM IST
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Helgoland | By Agence France-Presse

Angry at being disturbed, giant seal ‘helps’ bust drug smuggling ring

Realising that they had been found, the perpetrators made a bid to escape - only to discover that a “big, huge seal” was blocking their way.
Officers discovered an estimated $688,000 of illicit drugs.(Unsplash)
Officers discovered an estimated $688,000 of illicit drugs.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Sydney | By Indo Asian News Service

Milind Soman, wife Ankita Konwar scale Mt Kilimanjaro to celebrate her birthday, seal it with a kiss. See pics

Milind Soman and wife Ankita Konwar climbed Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, to celebrate her 28th birthday.
Milind Soman and wife Ankita Konwar on top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Milind Soman and wife Ankita Konwar on top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Virat Kohli leads by example, seals away wins record as skipper

Unlike Clive Lloyd’s West Indies and Steve Waugh’s Australia, Kohli’s team doesn’t turn up and blow the opposition away. They believe in inflicting a slower death.
India's captain Virat Kohli gets the ball from India's KL Rahul.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli gets the ball from India's KL Rahul.(AP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal

Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu beats Chen Yufei, seals first final spot of season

Sindhu, who has been struggling a bit this season, showed her brilliance once again as she saw off world no 3 Chen 21-19 21-10 to enter her first final of the season.
File image of Indian shuttler PV Sindhu.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
File image of Indian shuttler PV Sindhu.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 06:10 PM IST
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Jakarta | By PTI

Scientists train grey seals to ‘sing’ like humans. Watch video

The research team’s findings were published on Thursday, including video footage of the seals.
The gray seals could be a new model to study speech disorders.(YouTube/University of St Andrews)
The gray seals could be a new model to study speech disorders.(YouTube/University of St Andrews)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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London | By Associated Press

East Delhi Municipal Corporation surveys, seals two centres

The EDMC on Friday sealed the two coaching centres for not paying conversion charges for long and violating building bylaws.
Last month, a fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Gujarat’s Surat which housed a coaching centre and killed 22 students.(HT Photo)
Last month, a fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Gujarat’s Surat which housed a coaching centre and killed 22 students.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 06:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ashish Mishra

Seal all illegal abattoirs within 72 hours, says Uttarakhand HC

Civic bodies asked to ensure no animal is slaughtered in open spaces
TAKE YOUR PICK Goats flaunting names of Bollywood actors and popular films, such as Sultan, Salman, Rustam, Sharukh, etc. have flooded the capital markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha festival, also known as Bakrid, in Patna on Saturday. Parwaz Khan/HT Photo(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
TAKE YOUR PICK Goats flaunting names of Bollywood actors and popular films, such as Sultan, Salman, Rustam, Sharukh, etc. have flooded the capital markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha festival, also known as Bakrid, in Patna on Saturday. Parwaz Khan/HT Photo(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 12:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi

MCG razes 7 illegal structures, seals 1 within 300 metres of air force depot

Punjab and Haryana high court had, in 2015, issued an order banning construction within the restricted area in Gurugram’s Sector 14
MCG officials said although there was brief resistance from residents at one of the four residential buildings within the restricted area, the matter was quickly resolved without violence due to the heavy police deployment.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
MCG officials said although there was brief resistance from residents at one of the four residential buildings within the restricted area, the matter was quickly resolved without violence due to the heavy police deployment.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram

Gurgaon: MCG razes 30 properties, seals 18 in second drive near IAF depot

According to the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, there is a prohibition on any kind of new construction in the 300-metre area.
The drive by MCG on Wednesday was carried out under the supervision of joint commissioner Anu Sheokand under heavy police protection.(HT Photo)
The drive by MCG on Wednesday was carried out under the supervision of joint commissioner Anu Sheokand under heavy police protection.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2018 10:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kartik Kumar, Gurgaon

ICC World Cup qualifier: Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets, seal final 2019 spot

Afghanistan’s national cricket team sealed the 10th and final spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 edition which will be played in England as they defeated Ireland by five wickets in the ICC World Cup qualifier in Harare.
Afghanistan joined the West Indies as the 10th and final team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after beating Ireland by five wickets.(ICC)
Afghanistan joined the West Indies as the 10th and final team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after beating Ireland by five wickets.(ICC)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 09:03 PM IST
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Omnisport, Harare | By Harry West
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