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Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Daha wetland set to get makeover

Daha, a wetland near Bhanjanagar in Odisha's Ganjam district, is all set to get a makeover with the state's Wetland Development Authority approving Rs 5.50 crore for a restoration project.