Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 11 WhatsApp features you might not know Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps Internet Services Post a comment 0 2:40 Tags WhatsApp Business is coming to iOS devices. Carsten Rehder/Getty Images WhatsApp Business is now available in Apple’s App Store. The Facebook-owned messaging app is expanding with the WhatsApp Business app for iOS users, according to a Thursday blog post. The business version of WhatsApp rolled out to Android devices in January 2018. The app has a suite of features designed to make it easier for small businesses to communicate with customers, including a quick reply feature, desktop support, and the ability to get verified business profiles and set up frequently asked questions. WhatsApp Business is available Thursday in the US, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Mexico and the UK. The app will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks. iOS 12 WhatsApp
Dhubri Police rn. pic.twitter.com/4JTm7QsdpW— meghnad (@Memeghnad) June 5, 2019 (Representational image)flickrAssam Police used their humour to good use by tweeting a lost and found photo for 590kg of marijuana.On Tuesday, Assam Police had tweeted out an image of bundles of drugs with the caption, “Anyone lost a huge (590 kgs) amount of Cannabis/Ganja and a truck in and around Chagolia Checkpoint last night? Don’t panic, we found it. Please get in touch with @Dhubri_Police. They will help you out, for sure 😉 Great job Team Dhubri.” Twitter/@Assam PoliceAssam Police made fun of the people who lost their stash and also congratulated the Dhubri police for finding and seizing the marijuana at the Chagolia checkpoint.The Assam police had a very busy 2019 till now with multiple drug busts in the state with the latest in March where the criminal investigation department had discovered a godown in Guwahati, storing huge bundles of psychotropic drugs.In Itanagar, the CID had cracked down another a heroin racket in Itanagar.The humorous and cheeky tweet by Assam Police had social media in stitches and the post received over 16k likes and 6k retweets.
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. UNB File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday jointly inaugurated the HVDC (2nd Block) station at Bheramara in Kushtia.The power station has been set up for the import of additional 500MW of power from India by Bangladesh.The Bangladesh and Indian prime ministers also jointly inaugurated the rehabilitation of Kulaura- Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railway.Besides, the Bangladesh and Indian PMs and Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Dey jointly inaugurated the construction work on Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge railway link (Bangladesh portion).
More information: Earliest floral grave lining from 13,700–11,700-y-old Natufian burials at Raqefet Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel, PNAS, Published online before print July 1, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302277110AbstractFlowering plants possess mechanisms that stimulate positive emotional and social responses in humans. It is difficult to establish when people started to use flowers in public and ceremonial events because of the scarcity of relevant evidence in the archaeological record. We report on uniquely preserved 13,700–11,700-y-old grave linings made of flowers, suggesting that such use began much earlier than previously thought. The only potentially older instance is the questionable use of flowers in the Shanidar IV Neanderthal grave. The earliest cemeteries (ca. 15,000–11,500 y ago) in the Levant are known from Natufian sites in northern Israel, where dozens of burials reflect a wide range of inhumation practices. The newly discovered flower linings were found in four Natufian graves at the burial site of Raqefet Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel. Large identified plant impressions in the graves include stems of sage and other Lamiaceae (Labiatae; mint family) or Scrophulariaceae (figwort family) species; accompanied by a plethora of phytoliths, they provide the earliest direct evidence now known for such preparation and decoration of graves. Some of the plant species attest to spring burials with a strong emphasis on colorful and aromatic flowers. Cave floor chiseling to accommodate the desired grave location and depth is also evident at the site. Thus, grave preparation was a sophisticated planned process, embedded with social and spiritual meanings reflecting a complex preagricultural society undergoing profound changes at the end of the Pleistocene. The display and use of flowers as part of burial rituals is common throughout the modern world, but scientists have found it difficult to learn more about the roots of such practices due to the temporal nature of plants. In this new effort, the research team working at the Raqefet Cave—part of a larger archeological site—found flower impressions preserved in a layer of dried mud beneath the bodies of 29 skeletons. Closer examination of the impressions showed them to be from mint, figwort, and sage plants. Additional testing of the soil in which they were found showed elevated levels of phytoliths—crystals made by such plants.Because the cave floor was chiseled to make the grave sites flat, the researchers concluded that the mud layer on top of each of them was placed intentionally. Flowers were then laid down to create a bed upon which the deceased person was laid. Pressure from the weight of the body on the flowers caused some of them to be pushed into the mud causing impressions. Carbon dating indicates the flowers and skeletons were put in place between 13,700 and 11,700 years ago—marking the earliest known use of flowers as part of burial rituals. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —An international team of researchers working at Mount Carmel, Israel has found evidence of the use of flowers by ancient people in burial rites. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes impressions made by flowers they discovered in mud layers beneath bodies laid to rest after death by people of the Natufian culture. © 2013 Phys.org This is the double burial of Homo 18 and Homo 19 (see location in Fig. 1c). A) This is Homo 19 during excavation (skull on right). Note the vertically chiseled bedrock surface (left) with foot bones resting on it. This surface was covered by more than 10 plant impressions. B) This is an opposite view of the chiseled surface, after removal of the skeleton. C) This is a close-up view of plant impressions found on the vertical chiseled surface. All scales in cm. Credit: E. Bartov. Australian researchers show flower color evolution driven by bee preferences (A) Field photograph of skeletons Homo 25 (adult, on left) and Homo 28 (adolescent, on right) during excavation. Note the almost vertical slab behind the skull of Homo 25 and the missing skull of H28. Photograph reproduced with permission from E. Gernstein. (Scale bar: 20 cm.) (B) A reconstruction of the double burial at the time of inhumation. The skull of Homo 25 was displaced in the grave long after burial (A), but originally the head was facing upwards. The skull of Homo 28 was ritually removed months or years after burial. Note the bright veneer inside the grave on the right, partially covered by green plants. Credit: (c) PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302277110 Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Researchers find earliest use of flowers in burial rite (2013, July 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-earliest-burial-rite.html Explore further The Natufian culture was made up of people living during pre-agricultural times. They lived in the eastern part of the Mediterranean in an area historians call the Levant, and are believed to be some of the first humans to have lived as a communal society. They built homes and shared structures, filled them with custom made furniture and tamed wolves to serve as companions. They are also believed to have been one of the early groups of people at the end of the Pleistocene that started the long journey that eventually led to agricultural.
BALURGHAT: Train services were disrupted for about two hours after a woman and her two minor daughters were crushed to death under a truck near Dalkhola railway crossing on National Highway 34, around 39 km away from Raiganj on Thursday night. The deceased were identified as Ghurni Bansfore and her two daughters as Rinki and Mala. The mob chasing the truck, caught the driver and thrashed him rampantly. Later, police after being informed rushed to the spot, rescued the killer truck driver and admitted him to the Raiganj super-specialty hospital. His condition is stated to be critical. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe agitated locals staged a demonstration at the railway crossing and blocked the NH 34 for about two hours following the mishap for which both train and road transport services remained disrupted. Normalcy was, however, restored after the law-enforcers pacified the wrath of the locals. Police later sent the bodies for autopsy. According to police, the truck was going to Siliguri from Raiganj at a high speed. While reaching Dalkhola railway crossing, the driver lost control and hit the victims. “It is apprehended that it was too late for the driver when he found the victims just in front of the speeding vehicle and hit them causing immediate death of the trio” said a police officer. Police seized the vehicle. A case of reckless driving has also been registered.
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