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What you need to know about the stealthy barn owl

What you need to know about the stealthy barn owl

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Updates from :  the Hindu. Owl sacrifices are held throughout parts of North India to gain wealth Let’s meet the most likely inspiration for the Irish legend of the banshee: the Barn Owl (Tyto alba). The unlikely cry of the owl, which is a loud screechy wail, can be heard in every continent except for Antarctica. Barn Owls (Tyto alba) are one of the most widespread owls in the Indian Subcontinent. The word Tyto has been derived from the Greek word ‘tuto’, meaning night This explains its nocturnal nature, and the word alba,which corresponds to its white or dull white colour. These owls are medium-sized with long legs and wings and have a relatively shorter tail when compared to other similar sized owls. Owls have one of the most fascinatingly coloured eyes in birds but the Bar
Mumbai’s Ganapati mandals go green with decorations, themes

Mumbai’s Ganapati mandals go green with decorations, themes

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Updates from :  the hindu Groups are putting care and thought into making sustainable choices The city’s biggest Ganapati mandals are striving hard to remain eco-friendly — from doing away with plastic, thermocol and chemical-based colours in their decorations to going easy on the use of crackers while installing the idol — mandals are attempting to protect the environment in different ways. “We have desisted from using non-biodegradable products as much as possible. We are only using cotton, yarn and other textile-based goods for our decoration,” said Nayan Dumre, secretary of the Fort Vibhag Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal, well-known Fortcha Raja. Annual themes Speaking of the distinct annual themes promoted during the 10-day festival, Mr. Dumre said, “For the past six years
A family that has planted 6,000 trees in Mumbai wants others to take a leaf out of their book

A family that has planted 6,000 trees in Mumbai wants others to take a leaf out of their book

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Updates from :  the scroll.in Beginning in 2000, Vinay Athalye planted 5,500 saplings in Aarey Colony over 15 years. Now his family is continuing his work. The Athalye family has planted over 6,000 native tree saplings in Aarey since 2000. | Kartik Chandramouli/Mongabay. The high noon sun makes it tough to inspect the shrubs and plants in the butterfly park without squinting. Despite the harsh conditions, the Athalye family – Sandeep, his wife, son, and mother – arrived at the two-acre park for their regular visit. They were there not just to have a leisurely time, but to survey the thriving Eden they helped establish inside Mumbai’s green lung: the roughly 3,000-acre Aarey Milk Colony. The Athalye family’s weekend trip to Aarey, adjacent to a congested highway in the heart o
Prime Ministers’ Museum Is Coming up in Nehru’s Backyard, but He Won’t Be in It

Prime Ministers’ Museum Is Coming up in Nehru’s Backyard, but He Won’t Be in It

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Updates from :  the wire State-of-the-art museum to focus on the lives and works of 14 other prime ministers, including Modi. It will also accommodate future PMs. New Delhi: For 16 years, till his death, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru resided in the Teen Murti Bhavan. But now, when a Museum of Prime Ministers of India is coming up in this very complex, now known as the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), he will have to sit it out. The Narendra Modi government will not be giving any place to Nehru in the new state-of-the-art museum, which plans to provide glimpses into the life and work of all other premiers, including Modi. Only last week, at the launch of a book on former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, Modi spoke about giving due recognition to all former PM
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