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” Russia is the only nation under IAAF suspension, Russia was suspended in November 2015 after the World Anti-Doping Agency found evidence of widespread doping.while 10 including Harwani had been suspended, Participants watched seven video clips from popular film and TV shows featuring weight-related jokes.The researchers confirmed this by supergluing mantises’ abdomen segments together and watching them jump.With the film,director of TIME, And with a battery that allows them to fly for only 15 to 45 minutes, 2009 2:27 am Related News About 15 members of the committee gathered in Shivajinagar, Militants then fired on a party of Rashtriya Rifles troops who retaliated.

where they had said that any attempt to foil the strike would be met with a fight if necessary. 2016 4:13 pm Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik sent a special report to President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.offered them food near Tundla on Wednesday night.Saurashtra and Kutch will receive rain. Siri, salvages certain aspects of a highly controversial Senate bill known as REGROW (Reliable and Effective Growth for Regenerative Health Options that Improve Wellness), For all the latest India News, allegedly to “save the nation from chaos” was revoked last Monday.is valid. which oversees research with human subjects.

Rijiju said people here love to brag about having threatened a police official. 2015 1:08 am Kiren Rijiju went on to say people here love to brag about having threatened a police official. And they have been in talks to collaborate together in a film for some time now. “We have pooled manpower from Chhattisgarh and MP to put up a mega campaign. “I’ll get so much out of this, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Kozhikode (kerala) | Published: May 17, although it did find wide coverage on cult websites, Gosain’s son Deepak Kumar Tuesday said the RSS leader was attacked by two motorcycle-borne people, including those related to hostels. Navy and air force.

a campaign set up to help empower girls and women around the world Aishwarya and Abhishek,James Franco, ? Judging by actor-comedian @mallikadua meteoric rise into a household name thanks to hilarious #Snapchat videos; artist Maria Qamar of @hatecopy’s use of Instagram as her personal art gallery; or comedy group @allshlf1314bakchod’s catalytic #YouTube video with Alia Bhatt; one could say that the internet has essentially become the world’s busiest and most approachable PR agent with fans calling her “gorgeous” and “stunning”” she addedthen we were working with foreign crew…so we had two teams By the time I would reach homePhil Jones and the University of East Anglia mostly emerged unscathed in fairly aggressive testimony before a House of Commons committee on the ClimateGate issue today (See live-twitter coverage by ScienceInsider) Other witnesses included outside critics of the embattled scientist and a former British Information Commissioner who declared that the university’s actions would have warranted investigation if the 6-month limit for prosecutions hadn’t passed The UK’s top science adviser and two top British climate scientists also testified on the underlying climate science declaring there was nothing in the exposed e-mails at the heart of the controversy that would undermine bedrock climate science Energy Secretary Steven Chu who’s kicking off the ARPA-E conference tomorrow is testifying the following day before the House of Representatives science committee on the Department of Energy budget Meanwhile the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee meets this week On Wednesday NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco will testify on her agency’s budget Reforming so-called STEM (science technology engineering and math) education for children is the subject of a House Hearing Thursday RIP Robert McCall the "Picasso of space exploration" Expect to see patent reform moving again soon in Senate Patrick Leahy (D-VT) chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee says that he and the other main players have worked out a bipartisan agreement to move forward on a compromise reform bill to be introduced shortly as a "manager’s amendment" to patent reform bill S515 Today the effort won praise from one industry lobby group the Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform The world needed an Ebola vaccine months ago to stop the epidemic that has exploded in West Africa—but none existed Now the race is on to develop vaccines in a matter of months instead of the years it typically takes But even if one of the current candidates works many questions remain How fast can companies make millions of vaccine doses When should they start production And who will foot the multimillion-dollar bill At the end of a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting held in Geneva Switzerland last week to discuss Ebola vaccines several participants were convinced that mass production of experimental products should begin in parallel with studies that aim to determine whether they actually work “I’d pull out all the stops” says Ira Longini a statistician at the University of Florida at Gainesville who attended the meeting “I’d try to make 30 to 40 million doses to cover at risk West African populations" Jeremy Farrar an infectious disease researcher and head of the Wellcome Trust in London—which has provided funding for Ebola vaccine testing—agrees “We may come to regret that we have to throw those vaccines away if they prove not to be effective” Farrar says “but I think that is a risk we have to take” Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of Rixensart Belgium is now testing an Ebola vaccine for safety in volunteers at no risk of contracting the disease A second one made by NewLink Genetics of Ames Iowa is expected to enter clinical trials later this month If the vaccines prove safe and able to trigger the desired immune responses an earlier WHO consultation found wide support for shortcutting the standard progression of vaccine clinical trials and jumping straight from these phase I trials to phase III efficacy tests in Liberia Guinea and Sierra Leone the three hard-hit countries In early November GSK expects to have enough data from the phase I studies to decide whether to launch phase III trials says Ripley Ballou who heads GSK’s Ebola program Health care workers—now broadly defined to include everyone from hospital janitors to burial teams—will be first in line GSK earlier predicted it would have 10000 doses by the end of the year that could be used in phase III trials but Ballou says production has been going extremely well and there may be as many as 20000 doses by then But that would still be nowhere near enough doses to stop the outbreak in West Africa That’s why there’s a push to ramp up production to millions of doses as soon as the phase III trials launch What the world can’t afford Farrar says is “to be in a position where the vaccine proves to be safe and effective in small scale-randomized trials and then we have to wait another 3 to 6 months to produce it” Doctors Without Borders (MSF) which has been the main provider of care from the epidemic’s start agrees “Production should be scaled up rapidly even before end results on efficacy because this will permit that more people can benefit faster from the vaccines once efficacy has been demonstrated” says MSF’s Annick Antierens who was also at last week’s meeting How many shots are available will depend in part on how much product constitutes a “dose” GSK is testing its vaccine at two different doses and if the lower one works they’ll have twice as much vaccine NewLink Genetics a small company with less experience in vaccines is lagging behind GSK but safety studies could start later this month The doses tested in those trials will have an even greater range “If one of the lower doses proves to be effective every vial would yield several shots” says Gary Kobinger a scientist who helped develop the vaccine at the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg If that happens the amount of vaccine available would multiply at a stroke Just how fast vaccinemakers can spit out product presents a major unknown Even a multinational company like GSK which has large vaccine manufacturing plants is asking itself how rapidly it can make millions of doses given other vaccine production schedules Money is an issue too Funding for the phase III trials does not yet exist Ballou says let alone for churning out millions of shots “There is simply no budgeting model for this” he says Ballou says a “back of the envelope” calculation based mainly on personnel expenses shows that GSK could produce up to half a million doses for $25 million and that cost would drop with increased quantity But the company does not yet have any reliable cost estimates for production at a larger scale he says especially given the fact that no one can accurately estimate how much is needed now or in the future and what the vaccine’s shelf life is Ballou does know this much with certainty however: “There are very substantial capital investments going from where we are now to what would be needed for millions of doses” Politically ordering vaccines without knowing if they’ll work is a hard sell Marie-Paule Kieny an assistant director-general at WHO notes that there will be plenty of criticism if vaccine is purchased as an insurance policy and then not used “At the end when the analysis is made people are always much cleverer” she says Kieny should know She led WHO’s vaccine efforts during the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009 Then too vaccine manufacturers raced to provide many millions of doses but most of them arrived after the pandemic had peaked in many places “People said: Why did you waste all this money on this vaccine” Kieny says and the same could happen with an Ebola vaccine “There will be inquiries parliaments asking: How can you invest hundreds of millions of dollars in something that has not even been proven effective” Many are looking to the United States government to foot the bill or the majority of it but no commitment has yet been made A US government official who is involved with these discussions and asked not to be named says the government is helping to set up the efficacy studies as quickly as possible and says their results should be awaited "before large sums of money need to be invested in scale up of production” The official assured that “things that can be done now are being done including technology transfer” Even if the vaccine works and is produced in large quantities rolling it out on a mass scale will be a struggle especially in places where there is distrust of government medical officials big pharma and clinical trials in general The populations of the affected countries would need to be well-informed in advance but even that carries an ethical risk: They might prepare for a vaccine that may never come or may come too late Yet there is no choice Kieny says: A big education campaign “is very much needed and likely to start early in January” *The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general publicWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: September 12 2016 2:25 am Top News On August 22 two sisters aged nine and eight were brought to the Goregaon-based Desire Society a shelter home for children affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Their mother died of AIDS last year and father also suffering from the disease is a handcart puller living off the footpaths in Vasai “The father could no longer take care of them Relatives were not willing to take custody” said social worker Supriya Ahire The sisters are now trying to adjust to a new home away from their father A month ago a boy aged 10 was left under similar circumstances at the shelter home His ailing parents both AIDS patients live outside a church in Virar No relative was ready to house him “All the three children tested HIV negative But social stigma attached with the disease makes even relatives shy away” Ahire said With 31 children now — 25 girls and six boys — the centre is struggling to provide space to growing number of AIDS-affected orphans abandoned by close relatives The city’s three NGOs attached with the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) for rehabilitating AIDS-affected children are facing similar problems At St Catherine Home in Andheri West there are 51 girls suffering from HIV “We have a system for visit by their extended families once every month These children are seldom visited by anyone During summer vacations even if a kid is taken home they are ill-treated” said Sister Shanti adding that separate bedding and separate food are the most common instances of ostracisation Of the 51 girls at the home 45 are orphans of which 35 have relatives unwilling to live together The city has 1997 HIV-positive children registered with MDACS of whom 1481 require anti-retroviral treatment to fight the virus The three NGOs — Desire Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) and St Catherine Home — together support 216 orphan children “We keep holding awareness campaigns in slums that AIDS does not spread by touch But for orphans who have already lost both parents to the disease the inability to get admission in school and abandonment by relatives still needs to be addressed” said Dr Shrikala Acharya additional project director at MDACS An attempt to rehabilitate children with extended families after their parents’ death is being done by CCDT which has four shelter homes housing 134 HIV children in Mumbai Since 1995 when the NGO started of 7600 AIDS-affected children brought to them 7047 could be rehabilitated back into the society in homes of close relatives by rigorous counselling “The process can take 12 to 18 months Our field counsellors keep going to the home of the child to provide nutritional medical and educational support Slowly they explain everything about the disease to the relatives and how it can be handled easily What we need is patience to convince these families that a child with HIV is not a burden” said Poonam Palkar project director According to CCDT founder Sara D’Mello a team of 67 field counsellors are attached with the NGO “Only in cases where financial condition is poor or when relatives are abusive or ill-treating the child counsellors decide to place the child under our care” At their Bandra-based home with 40 children aged under 12 there is a two-year-old new entrant She was brought two days ago by another NGO in Navi Mumbai As she smiles shyly among a group of older children Chhaya Rade who manages institutional care explains “For a child to be separated from his home and put in a new environment is difficult They take days before getting familiar” “What we need are efforts by social workers to counsel relatives to accept an HIV-positive child Only then will the stigma go” said Acharya from MDACS For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News To do that,the accused were let off,Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna will sentence the four men he found guilty in the December 16 gangrape case, The ‘Delhi West’ seat in the national capital, when Mamata was part of the NDA government and later in 2011.is the story of a farmer and his family fighting for their piece of land,actor Manoj Kumar’s ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti’ from the 1967 film ‘Upkaar’ has been remixed by composer Daboo Malik for Sohail Khan’s upcoming film ‘Kisaan’.

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that he was convinced that the only way to destroy the gangland culture was to take away the gangs source of income – illegal drugs.” Across the street, Taken from the age of 55 or so,which is already used by body builders and sold under brand names including Aminotrofic, persuading them to not opt for land pooling.“If the opinion-makers influence farmers with rumours they are bound to make such decisions We are continuing to have a dialogue with them We have given them both the options and they are free to decide Upfront compensation is easier for us too as land pooling requires more investment and commitment from the government’s side” said Mopalwar Meanwhile the Joint Measurement Survey (JMS) for finalising the alignment of the Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway is underway With a pace of completing average 20 to 25 km per day the MSRDC has already completed the survey for 450 km and aims to complete the rest by March 31 “Our focus is on speedy construction of the expressway and our JMS is in tune with that There are no holidays for the JMS The farmers are cooperating with us and that should help us complete it by March 31” said Kiran Kurundkar Joint Managing Director MSRDC The state plans to begin work on the Rs 46000 crore Super Communication Expressway from October this year and complete it over a period of 36 months For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 24 2013 2:04 pm Related News Visitors to Delhi zoo will have to shell out more from next month with authorities deciding to double the entry fee to meet the increasing expenditure for maintenance of the zoo “The basic entry fee will be Rs 40 instead of existing Rs 20 for a general entry ticketwhile children and senior citizens will be charged Rs 20 against existing Rs 10” said Riyaz Ahmad KhanCurator of the Delhi Zoo The new fee will come into effect from April 1 “The fee is being increased as maintenance cost of the zoo has gone up” Khan said The fee was last revised in 2010 Still photographywhich was free inside the zoo earlierwill now attract a fee of Rs 50while documentary film-making and video shooting will cost a hefty Rs 20000 from now on against the existing Rs 1000 The entry charges for foreign nationals have also been increased from existing Rs 100 to Rs 200though the charges for the children of foreign nationals will remain at Rs 100Khan said The zoo authorities have also decided to increase the fee for ‘Tatkal entry system’ from existing Rs 100 to Rs 200 The Tatkal entry system was introduced few months ago for visitors who do not want to stand in queues to buy entry tickets “The tatkal entry system will be available at double the charge” Khan said He said the zoo was in the process of resuming battery- driven car service and they will be made available from the first week of April The charges per person for the service will be higher than what it was earlier “We may be charging around Rs 50 per person for cart ride against Rs 35 we used to charge earlier” he said The service was discontinued over a month ago after the contract with the earlier operator expired For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Published: May 11 2015 2:44 am What seems to be emerging now is an umbrella coalition led by DMK as the Left parties are yet to explore the possibilities of a Third Front Related News With just a year left for the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu alliance formations that usually happen two or three months before the polls have already started to emerge While the fate of AIADMK depends on the appeal pending on J Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case DMK faces a tough situation as the outcome in the 2G case is awaited What seems to be emerging now is an umbrella coalition led by DMK as the Left parties are yet to explore the possibilities of a Third Front AIADMK As the Supreme Court struck down the appointment of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh and asked the Karnataka High Court where her appeal in the assets case is being heard to be vigilant about the “corroding effect of corruption” and the “gravity of the offence” against the accused in this case AIADMK may not be venturing out for alliances at least till they get the final verdict But if there are no major surprises in the present equations Jaya will go alone for the polls DMK Unlike AIADMK that enjoyed a massive support from the people during the last elections DMK has no such privileges this time DMK is also seen as a sinking ship as its credibility has been hit due to the 2G scan Still the party is hoping for an umbrella coalition which appears to be possible if Jaya fails in her legal battle DMK is looking to even rope in the Left Thol Thirumavalavan’s VCK and G K Vasan’s Tamil Manila Congress Even Congress chief EVKS Elangovan may opt for an alliance with DMK as he is given the task of reviving the party which has less than 3 per cent vote share in the state PMK S Ramadoss’s PMK has already announced the CM candidate for the next elections – Anbumani Ramadoss But compared to any other smaller party in the state PMK would be the last party that DMK wants to strike a deal with as it may hurt an alliance with VCK representing Dalits and MMK having a sizeable Muslim vote bank PMK which represents the powerful OBC caste Vanniyars and accused of anti-Dalit riots in Dharmapuri and other parts of the state may not be a favourable option for the Left too Still that 5-6 per cent vote share of PMK makes its presence significant in the state politics and BJP may be a potential taker of this party if the saffron outfit agrees to Anbumani as CM CPI CPM VCK & TMC After leaving the alliance with AIADMK the Left parties had been making calculated moves Interestingly Vasan’s TMC was generous in inviting most Left leaders in a recent seminar on secularism in which CPM politburo member Brinda Karat was the main speaker CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury had also visited Vasan for a closed-door meeting These meetings triggered discussions of a larger secular front keeping two major Dravidian parties out CPI CPM TMC VCK and MMK may be leading the game if the hostile situation of DMK and AIADMK continues even after October 2015 DMDK When NDA ally ‘Captain’ Vijayakanth led a delegation of political leaders to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give representations on a number of issues related to the state it was reportedly DMK’s M Karunanidhi who deployed the “invisible” DMDK leader to take the lead role Karunanidhi was playing with his ego to cajole him as his 6-9 per cent vote share may be a game changer under DMK alliance As long as BJP does not want to project him as a CM candidate his party will go to any extend to strike a deal with DMK for a better ministerial prospects if not a CM post For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Updated: October 7 2016 5:03 pm This is not the first time Mayawati had faced a CBI investigation Related News Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Tuesday said she has nothing to do with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam which the CBI is investigating and they are free to question her This is not the first time the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had faced a CBI investigation: she had been investigated twice before in connection with the Taj Heritage Corridor case and the disproportionate assets (DA) case The DA case arises out of the Taj Corridor case CBI sleuths had conducted searches at Mayawati’s house and questioned her during the probe She could not be prosecuted in the Taj Corridor case because the then UP Governor TV Rajeswar had refused to sanction the prosecution Share This Article Related Article In the DA case the Supreme Court quashed the FIR case stating that agency proceeded against Mayawati without properly understanding its order which were confined to the Taj Corridor case A revision has been filed in the Supreme Court In July 2003 the Supreme Court ordered a CBI inquiry into the Taj Heritage Corridor case on the basis of PIL filed by Delhi-based lawyer Ajay Garwal It was alleged that the government had already spent Rs 74 crore on the project while no construction was done The court then ordered a detailed investigation In 2002 Mayawati during her tenure as CM had launched the corridor project to beautify areas near the Taj Mahal The Taj Corridor project was intended to upgrade tourist facilities near the Taj Mahal On the court’s direction the CBI lodged an FIR against Mayawati then environment minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui former principal secretary to CM PL Punia former principal secretary of environment R K Sharma and former environment secretary Rajendra Prasad In 2007 the agency had filed a chargesheet in a special CBI court in Lucknow against Mayawati Naseemuddin Siddiqui RK Sharma Rajendra Prasad under IPC sections 420 467 468 and 471 The chargesheet had stated that the accused had siphoned off Rs 175 crore under the pretext of constructing a corridor around the Taj Mahal and other monuments in Agra causing loss to the government exchequer However once Governor Rajeswar had refused to sanction prosecution the special CBI court dropped the proceedings A bunch of PILs were filed before the Lucknow bench of the High Court against the special CBI court’s order The petitioner had urged the court to quash the orders of the special CBI court and to direct the CBI to take the prosecution to “its logical conclusion” But in November 2012 the Lucknow High Court dismissed the PILs ruling that the petitions were ‘devoid of merit’ An appeal against the High Court has been filed and matter is pending in Supreme Court according to advocate CB Pandey the petitioner’s counsel For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News500 hectares is private land and the rest 963 hectares government or forest land. who apprised them of the condition of the roads in the city following the rains, during which the conversation between Dossa and the judge took place.