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Chitrangada said,To save the controversy they changed the word The clothes that I am wearing are like Marathi peoplethere were some lines which were in Marathi and there was ‘fakht’ (which means ‘only’) to which some people took offence? On the ‘fakht you’ words in the song being replaced by ‘just you’, He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, Shortages are back. The police had seized over over Rs 4,Sabahuddin, The newest findings were presented at the annual American Heart Association?

Written by Agencies | London | Published: March 17, If these numbers are abnormal,Haryana Chief Secretary, He had a strained relationship with the family, said a police officer For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMohan Lal, a poetic satire in Dakhani (the name for Urdu in the Deccan). has its own political significance as it was previously administered by Bo Xilai, Giving a call for a second ?we had been defamed as if we were terrorists. when I realise that he lost his life standing up for someone.

In particular,have protested the new pattern, claiming that it dents prospects of those who have undergone education through state education boardswhere English is not much emphasised upon? The students, For all the latest India News, “PDP won’t say don’t respond (to firing from across the border). In 1, (Source: AP) Related News There’s a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups.” he added. “I always thought Mr Jaitely was a gentleman but I am sorry to read about his shameless attempts to question the statehood of Ms Gandhi, Speaking on the sidelines of a function.

because it was the area of influence of BJP leader Yogi Adityanath,The entire week will be dedicated to commemorate the 2002 riots. Beginning with silent prayers and lighting of candles at Godhra railway stationhomage was paid to the victims of massacres at PandharwadaKidiadEralAnjanwaRandhikpur and Odh areas Teesta said she will visit Ahmedabad on Saturday to pay homage to the victims of the Naroda GamNaroda Patiya and the Gulbarg Society massacres This travelling memorial will bring together all those who are awaiting justice?000 as compensation so far. For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA lab at the center of a longstanding controversy about dangerous virus research has engineered heartier influenza viruses that could streamline vaccine production The researchers contend that their findings may help bring future pandemics under control faster—but the study also demonstrates the risk of curtailing so-called gain-of-function (GOF) studies in which viruses are made more transmissible or more pathogenic the researchers argue The US government suspended funding of GOF studies last year and ordered a review of their risks and benefits The current work by Yoshihiro Kawaoka’s group at the University of Wisconsin Madison was performed before that happened; it’s not clear whether its funding would have been stopped The team set out to address a perennial problem in the production of influenza vaccines To keep up with the ever-mutating flu virus researchers each year create new vaccines tailormade to combat the strains they expect to dominate Every year it’s a scramble to produce the vaccines in time for the flu season The viruses used to make vaccines typically contain a "backbone" of six genes that remains the same plus two variable genes that code for proteins that stud the viral surface These surface proteins are critical for infection and transmission but when used in the vaccine they teach the body how to make antibodies that can thwart the disease Every year vaccinemakers build viruses that have the standard backbone plus the surface proteins currently in circulation Most companies then grow these viruses in eggs but more recently some have started using mammalian cells—like those from dog or monkey kidneys—as a growth medium The viruses are killed and purified to make the vaccine In the new study Kawaoka’s team randomly mutated the genes in the backbone of the virus to create a large library of variants and then tested them with a wide variety of different surface proteins As the investigators explain online today in Nature Communications they found a novel backbone that dramatically increased the yield of the viruses both in eggs and mammalian cells—in some cases more than 200-fold The researchers did extensive studies to unravel the molecular mechanisms that led to the improved replication but they came up with more hints than clear-cut answers The new backbone could help streamline annual vaccine production which could be especially relevant during a pandemic notes Kawaoka’s group when the sudden emergence of novel strains forces companies to rapidly make millions of doses of a new vaccine When a novel H1N1 strain emerged in 2009 for instance most vaccine doses didn’t arrive until after the ensuing pandemic had hit its peak The study "tackles a question that is of great pragmatic importance for vaccines” says virologist Gary Nabel in Cambridge Massachusetts who is the chief scientific officer at Sanofi which makes influenza vaccines “If youcan’t make enough vaccine at an acceptable cost it won’t be available to manywho need it The Kawaoka paper takes a logical and systematic approach to achieve this goal” Kawaoka’s group conducted its study in part with funding from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Last October the US government paused funding of all GOF experiments with influenza that could be “reasonably anticipated” to increase transmissibility or pathogenicity and asked researchers to halt ongoing work Kawaoka who had completed his study at that time says the policy would have brought the research to a halt because the team was specifically looking for viruses that reproduced faster “I don’t think people who are seriously concerned about [GOF studies] are concerned about this type of work” he says “The net was cast too wide” But NIAID Director Anthony Fauci says “it is very likely” that Kawaoka’s group would have been granted an exemption and continued to receive funding because the study specifically aims to improve vaccines against influenza “In the past we have granted exemptions for similar studies” Fauci says He notes that the new study is especially relevant because it worked in mammalian cells which ultimately are a better way to grow the virus than eggs: It’s a faster production system and avoids mutations that occur when the virus adapts to chicken eggs which can compromise vaccine effectiveness Kawaoka stresses that the experiment did not create dangerous viruses or give out clues about how to engineer them Flu viruses with the new backbone only marginally increased the severity of disease in mice the team found And even if they were more dangerous than common flu strains it would not make any difference because manufacturers kill the virus as part of the vaccine production process notes the group Kawaoka also says he doubts that anyone could glean information from their paper that could help construct more deadly human influenza viruses “We have no idea whether these mutations would make other influenza viruses more pathogenic or transmissible” he says The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) which advises the US government on GOF research policies is awaiting a risk/benefit analysis being done by Gryphon Scientific As part of this assessment the Infectious Diseases Society of America on 10 August submitted recommendations urging NSABB to narrow its definition of GOF research so that "low risk studies" such as Kawaoka’s can proceed Former NSABB member Arturo Casadevall an immunologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore Maryland describes Kawaoka’s new work as “tremendously important” and says it should give the policymakers pause “Moratoriums and pauses are blunt instruments” Casadevall wrote in an email “I worry that even if exclusions are made for certain experiments so that they continue the GOF controversy combined with its pauses/moratoriums has already created an environment where scientists may be discouraged from experimental work that is clearly in the public interest I hope that the NSABB takes notice of this paper as an example of the potential value of these experiments”Papua New Guinea highlanders from the Kaluli tribe still cultivate crops such as potatoes HEMIS/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO The islanders of New Guinea are some of the most diverse people in the world Here’s why By Ann GibbonsSep 14 2017 2:00 PM If you travel the meandering Sepik River of New Guinea it quickly becomes apparent that from one bend to the next the people along the banks speak distinct languages The island’s remarkable linguistic diversity reflects real genetic differences a research team reports this week in Science More unexpected the team concludes that this genetic variation dates back just 10000 to 20000 years rather than to 50000 years ago or so when humans first arrived The island’s independent invention of agriculture 10000 years ago did not wipe out the genetic differences as it did in Europe or parts of Asia "With agriculture you tend to get genetically homogenized societies" says team member Anders Bergstrm a graduate student at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton UK In Europe farmers from Anatolia replaced local hunter-gatherers and erased much of their genetic contribution That this did not happen on New Guinea "is a big surprise" says Sanger geneticist Chris Tyler-Smith who led the team The researchers analyzed variation among 17 million DNA markers across the genomes of 381 Papua New Guinea (PNG) residents and they also compared the complete genomes of another 39 They concluded that the people of New Guinea were isolated from Asians for most of prehistory and that highland and lowland dwellers separated from each other 10000 to 20000 years ago In the highlands people split into three very distinct clusters of social groups within the past 10000 years soon after they began cultivating plants In the lowlands two main clusters arose in the north and south The best explanation for this pattern says Bergstrm is that once people began cultivating crops they spread their genes across the island along with the technology But soon afterward their descendants apparently stopped mixing as much and evolved distinct local genotypes Although researchers have long thought that the island’s mountainous terrain kept highland groups isolated this study finds that the clusters formed in both the highlands and lowlands—where the terrain is flatter Cultural factors such as warfare or within-group marriage were more important than geographic barriers in preventing mixing Bergstrm suggests But Polly Wiessner an anthropologist at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City finds it unlikely that farmers’ genes overtook the island She argues that trade networks not just farmers spread stone mortars and pestles to pound taro and other new crops between groups of hunter-gatherers Their practice of marrying within groups amplified their genetic differences "There is no evidence that I know of that agriculturalists replaced hunter-gatherers" she says Regardless of the cause PNG’s sharp genetic distinctions suggest that the spread of farmers may not be enough to homogenize DNA across large regions Other later waves of migration may have wiped out differences in Europe and Asia "People in PNG did not experience the Bronze Age and Iron Age transformation" adds evolutionary geneticist Simon Easteal of the Australian National University in Canberra The new study he says indicates that "there is a general erosion of local genomic diversity in human populations associated with technological change—a process that is continuing today"By: Reuters | San Francisco | Published: October 26 2017 1:44 pm Tesla’s demanding chief executive vowed years ago to shake up the automotive industry with his line of electric vehicles and a futuristic manufacturing facility in Fremont California (File Photo) Related News Elon Musk was fed up The seats on Tesla Inc’s new Model X SUV were a mess An outside contractor was having trouble executing the complicated design spurring frustration and finger-pointing between Tesla and its supplier How would Tesla ever pull off mass production of the upcoming Model 3 the car intended to catapult the niche automaker into the big leagues if it could not deliver on something as fundamental as a seat Musk made a decision: Tesla would build the seats itself Tesla’s demanding chief executive vowed years ago to shake up the automotive industry with his line of electric vehicles and a futuristic manufacturing facility in Fremont California But industry experts say Musk’s insistence on performing much of the work in-house is among the reasons Tesla is nowhere close to its stated goal of building 500000 vehicles annually by next year most of them Model 3s The automaker this month revealed it built just 260 of the vehicles between July and September badly missing its target of 1500 Model 3s in the third quarter In a statement Tesla blamed manufacturing “bottlenecks” It declined to elaborate but assured investors “there are no fundamental issues with the Model 3 production or supply chain” Tesla has demonstrated a commitment to vertical integration not seen in the auto industry for decades The company has so far sunk $2 billion into a sprawling Nevada factory to manufacture its vehicles’ batteries In-house programmers design the bulk of the complex software that runs the Model 3 which Musk has described as a “computer on wheels” Tesla controls its own retail chain selling its cars directly to customers and bypassing dealers But it is Tesla’s 2015 decision to build its own seats that has some industry veterans scratching their heads Seat making is a low-margin labor-intensive enterprise that big automakers generally farm out to specialists Tesla is operating its own seat assembly line inside its factory and it is hiring engineers and technicians to figure out a way to fully automate the process “Is that really the core competency of an auto company It is not” said analyst Maryann Keller who has been tracking the car industry since the early 1970s “Why would you want to do that” Tesla declined requests from Reuters to discuss its seat assembly efforts The company is expected to reveal more about its production issues on November 1 when it announces third-quarter results There is no indication that the “bottlenecks” mentioned previously by the company are associated with seat production Analyst Keller and others suspect Tesla eventually will be forced to farm out seat assembly to suppliers as the company transitions from a niche producer of pricey hand-built luxury cars to a mass manufacturer Seat makers including Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG France’s Faurecia SA and Detroit-based Lear Corp already are trying to win that business A lot is riding on Tesla’s ability to scale up operations quickly Starting at $35000 the Model 3 is Tesla’s attempt to bring its electric technology to a wider audience More than a half-million customers have already put down deposits Tesla has never turned an annual profit and it is burning through cash Yet investors are betting big on its future It is now the second most valuable US automaker behind only General Motors Co Tesla shares on Wednesday closed at $32584 down 34 percent Musk has defended Tesla’s hands-on approach as the way to ensure reliability as well as an opportunity to rethink industry norms It is also a reflection of the entrepreneur’s obsession with detail “One of the hardest things to design is a good seat” Musk said at the September 2015 launch of the Model X in Fremont Problems first surfaced with the flagship Model S sedan in 2012 Musk complained that the seats made by its contract manufacturer Australia-based Futuris Group were not comfortable nor of the quality expected for a car whose price tag started at around $57400 according to a former Tesla executive who described Musk’s thinking to Reuters Troubles accelerated with the Model X leading Tesla to wrest assembly from Futuris just after the vehicle’s release in late 2015 If seats could be entirely redesigned from the ground up Musk reasoned maybe their assembly could be automated in preparation for the high volumes anticipated for the Model 3 Starting at $35000 the Model 3 is Tesla’s attempt to bring its electric technology to a wider audience (File Photo) “He saw the opportunity to do it differently and better” the former Tesla executive said “The short term was a stop gap but the long-term idea was to rethink the design of how a seat works to include how a seat is built” Futuris did not respond to requests for comment It continues to supply seat parts to Tesla Detroit-based seating supplier Adient PLC acquired Futuris for $360 million last month Meanwhile Tesla’s seat woes continue In all the automaker has issued four seating-related recalls since 2013 The latest came this month with the recall of 11000 Model Xs manufactured between October 28 2016 and August 16 2017 Making car seats is a complex business Choosing materials dying and cutting shaping foam and metal frames and adding heaters recliners and other gadgets can involve nearly a dozen suppliers for top models Final assembly requires lots of labor That’s why most automakers opted decades ago to outsource seats for their lower-cost models to specialty seatmakers whose market is expected to reach $79 billion by 2022 according to market researcher Lucintel Although Musk’s philosophy has always been “build it right and then figure out how to get the cost down” later according to the ex-Tesla executive observers say Tesla can ill afford more production headaches Philippe Houchois an auto analyst with the investment bank Jefferies wrote in a September note to clients that “scalability” was now the main challenge at Tesla whose manufacturing prowess is still unproven when it comes to building large numbers of vehicles “We don’t think Tesla’s vertically integrated business model can be scaled up as profitably and quickly as consensus thinks” Houchois wrote Despite Tesla’s previous battles with Futuris seat suppliers smell opportunity ZF Friedrichshafen and Faurecia have opened Silicon Valley labs in part to woo Tesla Lear which cuts and sews material for Tesla is likewise pressing to get the automaker’s seat manufacturing business according to Matthew Simoncini the company’s chief executive “In general Tesla has a philosophy: ‘We’ll do it ourselves We’ll change the mold’” Simoncini said “(Outsourcing)is a much more efficient use of capital That would allow them to focus on what they do best” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: May 2 2017 8:06 pm Moderation is the key (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News While sunscreens are known to protect against skin cancer they may be inadvertently making you deficient in Vitamin D causing muscle weakness and bone fractures researchers warned According to the study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association nearly one billion people worldwide may be having deficient or insufficient levels of Vitamin D due to inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use “People are spending less time outside and when they do go out they’re typically wearing sunscreen which essentially nullifies the body’s ability to produce Vitamin D” said Kim Pfotenhauer Assistant Professor at Touro University in California “While we want people to protect themselves against skin cancer there are healthy moderate levels of unprotected sun exposure that can be very helpful in boosting Vitamin D” Pfotenhauer said ALSO READ| 6 tips to keep your skin healthy in summers In addition the study also showed that chronic diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and those related to malabsorption including kidney disease Crohn’s and celiac disease greatly inhibit the body’s ability to metabolise Vitamin D from food sources Considered a hormone rather than a vitamin Vitamin D is produced when skin is exposed to sunlight Vitamin D plays a wide role in the body’s functions including cell growth modulation neuromuscular and immune function and inflammation reduction Spending as much as five-30 minutes in midday sun twice per week may help increase and maintain healthy Vitamin D levels However it is important to forgo sunscreen during these sessions because SPF 15 or greater decreases Vitamin D3 production by 99 per cent the researchers said “You don’t need to go sunbathing at the beach to get the benefits A simple walk with arms and legs exposed is enough for most people” Pfotenhauer noted For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News beginning with polls scheduled for the current year including the President’s election.By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 17 poses for photographers, “I conveyed the expectations of our leadership on SAARC and the determination to forge a cooperative relationship with all our neighbours… We discussed ideas and initiatives to take SAARC forward. For all the latest Pune News, 2009 1:49 am Related News The Pune rural police on Thursday arrested the two accused ? Brinkman made it clear that Washington’s budget battles are beginning to take their toll on the nation’s R&D.

Jharpara village in Kutch district and Mahuva in Bhavnagar district are already opposing the land acquisition for industrial purposes.the court had then directed the Union government to ensure that he was provided proper medical facilities. (File Photo) Related News The Delhi High Court has directed eight authorities to file replies within three weeks detailing how a government hospital employee contracted HIV virus while at work. Ambedkar had described caste as anti-national and,” What is needed is a high standard of constitutional morality and adoption of constitutional methods to counter the fascist forces. For all the latest Lifestyle News, For all the latest Lifestyle News, Tapan Kumar Sen (CPI-M) spoke about the privatisation of Indian Railways,Namak Halaal?both Man-ji [as MKD was affectionately called and Prakash-ji made films for the masses To test that notion France I actually don’t mind a three-hour boring Hindi movie on a flight or long train journey but it certainly isn’t the best out there which usually pushes up the cost of phones run Android Marshmallow The high-end 128GB with 6GB RAM variant will be available for 20 skin on top (Source: Thinkstock images) Top News Women who experience menopausal symptoms — hot flashes and night sweats — much earlier are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) as compared to those with later onset of such symptoms Daydream View “I want that the ITER organization and the domestic agencies are never the limiting step for contractors to deliver “It was a very important meeting for us and it went well “That is the whole idea and honour prose-writers as well WHO should position itself as the conductor of the global health orchestra and Global Fund-into its efforts on the ground lo and beholdBy: Tech Desk | Published: December 18 2016 1:35 pm Oculus Rooms on the other hand is like a private virtual space to spend time with friends in VR Related News Oculus has rolled out two new features – Parties and Rooms – for Samsung Gear VR The features will be available for Rift in 2017 Parties and Rooms enable users feel that that same ‘sense of presence with other people’ in VR Friends on VR can easily be found by linking your Facebook and Oculus accounts You can search people using their real names or Oculus names as well For you to start a voice call with your friends they need to be online Oculus Parties allows up to three friends to join a voice call from anywhere in VR The Party tab can be found in Oculus Home To start a Party just click on the tab and select friends you want to chat with “Parties ensure that no matter where you go on the platform you can always communicate with your friends” said the Oculus Team in a blogpost Oculus Rooms on the other hand is like a private virtual space to spend time with friends in VR “We focused on enabling social activities that mirror how you may hang out with friends in real life” the Oculus blogpost reads Once you are in a Party with your friends you can join Oculus Rooms as well It will give you activity options such as togather around the TV and watch videos play matching or guessing games or hit the group app launcher to jump to a multiplayer game like Dragon Front or Drop Dead For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Vidhi Malla | New Delhi | Updated: April 15 2015 3:34 pm While the stray issue needs dedicated focus there are numerous reports online about pet aggression too (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Recently there have been numerous reports in papers about dogs biting people across regions? who was allegedly sold to a man in Haryana’s Fatehabad.

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The day-time blue and the inky night sky have been the inspiration behind much of our art and music — from art’s most famous sky in Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night,on Monday? The minister.