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Shreshtha Bharat”. employment or otherwise his life could be transformed.16%. but unfortunately,” she wrote on her Twitter page.the company is moving with more urgency than ever and thinking about progress in ‘days and hours not week and months’.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet talked about the possibility of bringing editing functionality to tweets adding that ‘a form of edit’ was needed For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Radhika Singh | Published: February 20 2017 12:00 am Some of the works on display at the exhibition in Mumbai Top News Curiosity is a double-edged sword” says artist Garima Gupta adding “It pushes you to expand your horizons But once it’s let loose it can become a source of devastation The latter is what happened in Papua New Guinea” The Delhi-based artist is referring to the island’s colonial past and the exploitation of its natural wonders — more specifically of the so-called birds of paradise — from 16th century onwards External demand habitat loss and hunting has meant that some bird species such as the long-tailed paradigalla have become extremely vulnerable The conservation of these birds of paradise which includes 32 species is the subject of Gupta’s ongoing multimedia exhibition in Mumbai titled “Minutes of the Meeting” which combines sketches video clips and an animated film The 31-year-old artist — also an avid bird-watcher — is a graduate from National Institute of Design-Ahmedabad and moved to Mumbai five years ago She decided to delve more into the world of birds by visiting Papua New Guinea which is famous for its biodiversity Most of the birds of paradise known for their vibrant plumage and elaborate feathers are endemic to only Papua New Guinea and West Guinea “Starting from 1550s Europeans were becoming avidly curious about the Far East Naturalists collected specimens of birds and animals and brought them back to their countries” Gupta says gesturing towards a drawing she has made of a stuffed bird of paradise propped up on a branch inside a glass showcase “I saw this at the reception of a guesthouse in Bali” she says adding “It’s a symbol of wealth Specimens can be sold for up to $1200 in the back alleys of Bangkok” But the birds of paradise that were brought to Europe hundreds of years ago were far more curious-looking — they lacked wings and legs Traders concocted a story to explain this unexpected handicap These are the birds of paradise they said; they rest on clouds and feed on dew and that’s why they didn’t need extra appendages The real reason much less exotic was that the carcass simply rots slower once its wings and legs are cut off Thus the birds of paradise were named It’s not just external threats that endanger the region’s birds People who live in Papua New Guinea hunt the birds for their meat In a country with no predators there’s a paucity of sources of protein In a clever animation Gupta illustrates how the hunt takes place She has also drawn sketches of weapons used by the indigenous people along with the materials they’re made out of For instance “Arrow head – bamboo” and “Bow – reed” The birds are also prized by the indigenous people for their feathers They’re used in ceremonial dances which often imitate the mating dances of the birds themselves Gupta’s taken a video of one; adorned with feathers the dancers sing praise of the Emperor Bird “Their colours make a tree look alive” they chant If the locals didn’t have to kill the birds they wouldn’t Gupta realised Her guide Zeth Wonggor was a former hunter who started to work towards conservation once he realised how endangered the birds were For the past 20 years he has guided and taught people how to be guides With the extra income villagers are able to buy chicken for their protein rather than hunt the birds As a consequence Wonggor’s village has not hunted a bird of paradise for the last 15 years Gupta says that “Minutes of the Meeting” is just an interim exhibition “I hope to go back to Papua New Guinea” she says “and try and understand what it means to be a conservationist from a hunter’s point of view I also want to look at the way development is impacting the rainforests and the people who live in them” It’s hard to envision a future in which the birds of paradise will not be under threat But Gupta’s exhibition makes it almost as difficult to imagine a world without them at all “Minutes of the Meeting” is on at Clark House Initiative Colaba Mumbai till March 8 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: July 3 2012 5:08 pm Related News Actress Bipasha Basu says she is getting goose bumps for dubbing her upcoming project “Raaz 3” The 33-year-old dusky beauty will be seen in the third installment of Vikram Bhatt’s horror thriller along with Emraan Hashmi “Getting goose flesh as I head to dub for ‘Raaz3’ Its going to be crazy recreating the madness of the scenes at the dub,t seek sympathy.

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money and personal effort into your children’s educational development. 4 April 2008, who will be representative of a voluntary agency under the Act.” In its judgment, 2017 3:10 pm Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam. outraging modesty, According to police sources, punishable with three years jail and a monetary fine.The draft law — Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act — also allows a woman who has been given instant triple talaq to move court seeking “subsistence allowance” for herself and dependent children as well as custody of minor children A Bill to this effect is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament highly placed government sources said on Friday The proposed law which empowers Muslim women applies to instant triple talaq in “oral written electronic or any other form” Any declaration of talaq-e-biddat by a Muslim man shall be “illegal and void” says the draft law The terms of the proposed legislation were finalised after discussions by a Group of Ministers (GoM) which included Rajnath Singh Sushma Swaraj Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad Explaining the rationale behind the new law sources said the practice of instant triple talaq has not stopped despite the Supreme Court order The sources also expressed concern that the Muslim Personal Law Board had not been able to do anything on the issue despite its assurances to the apex court The Centre has forwarded the draft law to states and asked them to send their views soon Though marriage and divorce figure in the concurrent list the Centre thought it proper in view of the recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission to consult the states said a senior official The law however will not apply to Jammu and Kashmir On whether the law would also have retrospective effect the official said that would be for the Parliament to decide In a landmark verdict on August 22 the Supreme Court had “set aside” the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq in which Muslim men divorce their wives by uttering talaq three times in quick succession Three of the five judges on the Constitution Bench — Justices Rohinton F Nariman Uday U Lalit and Kurian Joseph — called the practice un-Islamic and “arbitrary” and disagreed with the view that triple talaq was an integral part of religious practice But the minority ruling of then Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer underlined the primacy of Muslim personal law and said the practice enjoyed constitutional protection and was beyond the scope of judicial scrutiny They were of the view that Parliament should consider an “appropriate” law to deal with the issue of talaq-e-biddat According to sources 244 cases of triple talaq — 177 before the Supreme Court’s verdict and 67 after that — were reported from across the country this year with Uttar Pradesh topping the list The actual figures could be much more they said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: July 22 2014 12:53 am Related News A killer dressed as a doctor shot an undertrial prisoner in his bed in a government hospital in Indore on Monday but police say he might have murdered the wrong man The man who was killed Ramdayal was asleep in a bed — No 17 — which had been occupied until a few hours earlier by another man Jitendra Patidar Both men were around 30 years old and accused of murder Both had been moved to the hospital from the Central Jail on July 16 Wearing an apron the killer walked unchecked into the third-floor surgical ward of M Y Hospital the biggest government hospital in Madhya Pradesh around 430 am and pulled the trigger on Ramdayal Ramdayal had been charged with murder in 2012 Jitendra alias JD had allegedly killed one Pintu Thakor the owner of a restaurant in Indore’s Banganga locality in 2013 He had been admitted to the hospital for surgery for ulcers “Jitendra told us that he was the target because he had received threats in connection with the murder” ACP Sayongitaganj S M Zaidi told The Indian Express Jitendra had been moved to another bed — No 12 — after he complained of a foul smell coming from a bed close to the one that he had originally been assigned to Jitendra Ramdayal and one more prisoner were among the 20 patients in the ward when the killer walked in The report of the weapon woke them up and most thought an LPG cylinder had exploded After the killing Jitendra expressed fear for his life and was moved back to jail A couple of jail guards were on duty in the ward but were unable to apprehend the killer Police said they have long demanded a separate ward for undertrials that would facilitate better supervision The general ward where they are kept is accessed freely by the relatives of other patients DIG (Indore) Rakesh Gupta said the murder could have been the result of a mistaken identity but police were investigating all angles For all the latest India News download Indian Express AppWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: October 11 2017 4:12 am Stating that the involvement of BMC is still under consideration PCMC chief Shravan Hardikar said that they have already floated a tender for private consultants and are yet to take a decision in the matter Related News AFTER submitting its revised draft Development Plan 2034 the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has been approached by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to help them revise their Development Plan After the BMC’s urban planners conducted a meeting with PCMC officials last month the civic body is in the process of preparing a cost estimate for the entire project which will amount to around Rs 6 crore Civic officials from the Development Plan department said that around three months ago the administration decided to set up an institute in the city for staff members of other urban local bodies where classes will be held on various aspects of a municipal corporation The BMC had then written to the Urban Development Department informing them that they would be willing to offer assistance to any other smaller municipal corporation in the state that needed help with the drafting of their DP The UD department had written to other municipal corporations to ask for BMC’s help if required and late August the PCMC sent a letter to the BMC asking if their team of urban planners can draft their DP “We had a meeting with the PCMC officials on September 18 and discussed the methodology behind revising their current DP of 1995 We are now preparing an estimate which includes the salaries of the urban planners who will work on the maps Existing Land Use and Proposed Land Use documents of their region which measures around 78 square km” said one of the officials who attended the meeting The BMC recently submitted its own draft DP 2034 to the town planning department of the state government Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said that they have agreed to the PCMC’s proposal and the Finance Department is now in the process of preparing an estimate for the project “The DP 2034 which was drafted by our internal DP team was made keeping the ground realities in mind and we now have a wealth of experience We will send PCMC the estimate once it is ready and the final decision can then be taken” he said Stating that the involvement of BMC is still under consideration PCMC chief Shravan Hardikar said that they have already floated a tender for private consultants and are yet to take a decision in the matter “The tendering process to hire private agencies that can help with the drafting of the revised DP is underway We have the technical knowledge but it would better to have the assistance of BMC We are seriously considering their offer” he said [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 18 2016 4:05 pm BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav (Source: File Photo) Top News Talking tough BJP leader Ram Madhav on Sunday asserted that days of strategic restraint are over and suggested that “for one tooth the complete jaw” should be the policy after the Uri terror attack “The Prime Minister has promised that those behind the Uri terror attack will not go unpunished That should be the way forward For one tooth the complete jaw” said Madhav who is BJP’s pointsman for Jammu and Kashmir “The days of so-called strategic restraint are over If terrorism is the instrument of the weak and coward restraint in the face of repeated terror attacks betrays inefficiency and incompetence India should prove otherwise” he said Watch What Else Is Making News Strongly condemning the attack by militants on Army Headquarters in Uri in which 17 soldiers were killed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said those behind the despicable act won’t go unpunished Targeting Pakistan Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated 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