Surat (Gujarat), Aug 20: A sweet shop in Gujarat’s Surat is selling sweets worth rupees 9000 per kilogram before the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan. These sweets are covered with gold leaf and are in huge demand these days.
Generally the sweets have silver work, which are sold starting from 300/- to 350/- per kg in the market. But this time, before Raksha Bandhan, a sweet shop in Surat is selling sweets with gold work on them. Shop named 24 Carats Mithai Magic, came up with this idea of gold work on sweets and they are getting very good response from the customers.
These sweets known as ‘Gold Sweets’ are the centre of attraction for all the customers who enter the shop. Sisters are ordering these “Gold Sweets” for their brothers for Rakshabandhan. As per the shop owner, the gold work on sweets is good for health which is the reason why people are buying the same.
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Moscow, Dec 4: About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday.
Authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear why the mass die-off happened but that it was likely due to natural causes.
Regional officials initially reported Saturday that 700 dead seals were found on the coast, but the Dagestan division of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment later raised the figure to about 2,500.
Zaur Gapizov, head of the Caspian Environmental Protection Center, said in a statement that the seals likely died a couple of weeks ago. He added that there was no sign that they were killed or caught in fishing nets.
Experts of the Federal Fisheries Agency and prosecutors inspected the coastline and collected data for laboratory research, which didn't immediately spot any pollutants.
Several previous incidents of mass seal deaths were attributed to natural causes. Kazakhstan, which has a long Caspian coastline, reported at least three such incidents this year.
Data about the number of seals in the Caspian vary widely. The fisheries agency has said the overall number of Caspian seals is 270,000-300,000, while the Caspian Environmental Protection Center put the number at 70,000.