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It is necessary to catch them and ban slaughtering of pigs and sale of their meat for the time being, he said Congress leader Rajhans Singh too said that illegal slaughtering and pork sale should be stopped Though 16 beds have been reserved at the Kasturba Hospital for swine flu treatmentcorporators said more measures were required They also added that screening at the airport need to be upgraded Mumbais population is 14 croreif the disease spreads in the city will 16 beds suffice?Anil Parab and Neelam Gorhe,000 per primary teacher and also get to choose the subjects to be taught.a 60-tonne piling rig at Metro construction site overturned in Andheri killing a person and severely injuring another. For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Melbourne | Published: August 19 2013 1:47 pm Related News Scientists have found that a gene known to affect hormone action in breast and prostate cancer cells also has an impact on male fertility Scientists from The University of Western Australia (UWA) built upon the work by Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)which originally discovered the SLIRP gene UWA Winthrop Professor Peter Leedmanwho leads WAIMR’s Laboratory for Cancer Medicinesaid his research teamheaded by UWA Assistant Professor Shane Colleyfound that mice without the SLIRP gene – a so-called ‘knock-out’ gene had one third fewer offspring than normal mice and produced significantly fewer sperm which could be described as ‘good swimmers’ Researchers crossed normal females with SLIRP knock-out males and found the litter size was reduced by 30 per cent Electron microscopy of the sperm without the SLIRP gene found a disruption in the middle section of their structurewhich was associated with the sperm swimming more slowly With further studies in humansif reduced SLIRP production turns out to be an important cause of infertilityassessment of SLIRP gene levels in male sperm could help explain why some couples are unable to have a baby “This discovery may eventually have practical ramifications for couples who are not having any luck conceiving naturally” Leedman said “For exampleif our studies in men with infertility demonstrate a key role for SLIRPthen it is feasible that SLIRP testing could help streamline treatment options eg going more directly to IVF (in vitro fertilisation) treatment rather than continuing to try conceiving without medical intervention for another six to 12 months” Leedman said The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAfter 40 years the most important weapon against mosquitoes may be failing By Kai KupferschmidtOct 13 2016 9:00 AM When Janet Hemingway started her career in mosquito research in 1977 a child was dying of malaria every 10 seconds Yet the disease and the mosquitoes that carry it were low on the global health priority list Today the landscape has been transformed Scientists at the prestigious Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in the United Kingdom which Hemingway now heads and elsewhere have sequenced the genomes of at least 23 mosquito species looking for clues that might help them conquer the disease And malaria has surged to the top of the global agenda Thanks to a bolus of new funds deaths have been halved And halved again But one thing hasn’t changed The world still relies on the same class of insecticides known as pyrethroids as it did in 1977 Now in part because of that neglect these compounds may be nearing the end of their useful lives as mosquitoes develop resistance to them at alarming rates and there is little in the pipeline to replace them "If we don’t do something about this very quickly we have a public health catastrophe on our hands" Hemingway says Resistance movement Malaria mosquitoes that are resistant to pyrethroids have spread across Africa in recent years stoking fears that malaria cases will rise again Pyrethroids have played an outsize role in the global fight against malaria in the last decades They are the main compounds used to spray the inside walls of homes—so-called indoor residual spraying or IRS—to kill the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit the disease And they are the only insecticides that can be used on bed nets Much of the global success in fighting malaria has come from these two interventions In a Nature paper last year a group led by Simon Hay at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom estimated that between 2000 and 2015 some 633 million malaria deaths were averted with 68% of that decline due to insecticide-treated bed nets and 10% to IRS (Treating people with antimalarial drugs accounted for the remaining 22%) Pyrethroids have also played a role in the fight against Aedes aegypti the main mosquito transmitting the yellow fever dengue and Zika viruses even though bed nets are less effective against A aegypti because it predominantly bites people outdoors and during the day Pyrethroids have several distinct advantages: They kill mosquitoes efficiently act rapidly and although toxic are safer for humans than the alternatives But when the massive rollout of insecticide-treated bed nets began in Africa in the early 2000s—more than a billion have been distributed—little thought was given to resistance says Maureen Coetzee director of the Wits Research Institute for Malaria at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa "Nobody dreamt that insecticide resistance would spread the way it has spread throughout Africa" Scientists shouldn’t have been surprised however An earlier insecticide DDT played a major role in driving down malaria cases starting in the 1940s But in many places resistance reversed those gains In Sri Lanka for instance malaria was all but wiped out with the help of DDT but by the end of the 1960s when resistance was widespread cases surged to more than half a million a year By that time Rachel Carson had highlighted the toxic effects of DDT in Silent Spring and many nations banned its use A fogging machine is tested at Jones Beach in New York in 1945 Mass spraying of DDT led mosquitoes to develop resistance Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images Nor has there been much incentive for companies to develop new mosquito-killing insecticides which could be used in tandem with existing ones to slow the development of resistance Most R&D has focused on agricultural chemicals a far more lucrative market "No publicly traded company is going to spend the money required to discover and develop and take to the market an insecticide for public health" says Nick Hamon who heads the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) in Liverpool "These companies are looking for $100 million in sales every year to have any chance of recouping the money for a new compound" First detected in Ivory Coast in 1993 resistance to pyrethroids was relatively rare until about 10 years ago when it began racing across the continent (see map above) "Some countries are seeing an increase in malaria transmission and resistance is one of the probable causes" Coetzee says It’s hard to be sure she says because drug shortages or cutbacks of control programs may also be taking a toll But Hilary Ranson of LSTM thinks the problem is real and will only get worse "I think insecticide resistance is a time bomb" Many scientists have their hopes pinned on new approaches to vector control that would be less likely to run into resistance or prove toxic such as mosquitoes genetically modified to die young traps that lure the insects to their death or insecticidal bacteria or fungi "We need to diversify in terms of the kind of tools that we use to control mosquitoes and not focus it entirely on chemical control" says Willem Takken a medical entomologist at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands But Hemingway and other scientists caution that even if these new tools prove their mettle they are years away at best The first priority Hemingway says is to preserve and improve the tools we know work And to her that means insecticides That’s why in 2005 Hemingway started IVCC a public-private partnership that aims to develop entirely new classes of insecticides and get them on the market in 5 to 8 years Since IVCC’s inception the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has kicked in more than $200 million and the US Agency for International Development the Wellcome Trust and others have each contributed millions In the meantime IVCC is scrambling to help scientists find smarter ways to use existing insecticides or combine them with other interventions in a way that keeps resistance at bay Janet Hemingway head of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine John Cairns With IRS one option is to switch to an insecticide from one of the other available classes: organochlorides carbamates and organophosphates South Africa went back to using DDT an organochloride after an epidemic of malaria transmitted by pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes in 1999 and 2000 But many other countries avoid the insecticide—and not just for environmental reasons DDT and pyrethroids also work through a very similar mechanism so some mosquitoes resistant to pyrethroids are also resistant to DDT Some countries have switched from pyrethroids to an organophosphate insecticide called actellic But actellic is four times as expensive Hemingway says "Fewer houses are getting sprayed because the money available hasn’t increased fourfold" And with many countries switching to the same compound there is a danger that resistance will emerge to it as well Two new mosquito killers could be on the market as soon as 2017: SumiShield developed by Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical and chlorfenapyr an insecticide mostly used to control cat fleas developed by BASF But both are seen as stopgap measures Although they are new to public health these compounds have been used in agriculture for years so some mosquitoes may be resistant already And SumiShield is a neonicotinoid a class of compounds that faces public opposition because it has been implicated in the mass die-off of pollinators Finding replacement insecticides for bed nets is far trickier Any insecticide used in a bed net "has to be safe enough that a child can put it in their mouth" says Ranson and only pyrethroids fit the bill Pyrethroids also have a trait scientists call excito-repellency: They stimulate mosquitoes to leave the net Neither SumiShield nor chlorfenapyr does that Not only are bed nets the best weapon in the fight against malaria-carrying mosquitoes in many countries they are the only one "Some countries still don’t have IRS as part of their program They view it as too expensive and difficult to implement" Ranson says From 2011 to 2016 Ranson headed an EU-funded project called AvecNet to evaluate new weapons to fight mosquitoes and take one through a clinical trial The researchers eventually chose a net that combines pyrethroids with a compound called pyriproxyfen which prevents mosquitoes from producing fertile eggs "The idea is that if the mosquitoes are fully susceptible they will be killed by the insecticide and if they are resistant they will pick up a dose of the sterilizing agent and the population will crash as well" Ranson says The group began testing the nets in 40 clusters of villages in Burkina Faso in 2014; results of the trial should be known in a few weeks "There is a lot riding on this" Ranson says "If it doesn’t show any improvement then I doubt there will be any further clinical trials of it" To evaluate the efficacy of indoor residual spraying against malaria scientists place a piece of tape on the wall pull it off and then soak it in a chemical solution to see how much pyrethroid insecticide was applied John Cairns Another combination net is already on the market but it’s not widely used because its efficacy is still in doubt The net combines pyrethroids with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (PBO) PBO blocks enzymes that help resistant mosquitoes break down pyrethroids so in theory the mosquitoes should become susceptible again Small-scale studies have suggested that the nets do work but there haven’t been any large-scale clinical trials To find new compounds for spraying and nets IVCC has partnered with several large chemical companies including BASF Syngenta and Sumitomo to screen more than 4 million compounds in their libraries Over the next few months they will choose three to go into large-scale toxicology testing Hamon says Any candidates for bed nets will have to pass other demanding tests: In addition to being safe they will have to survive at least 20 washes and perform well for 3 years "We were just very lucky with the pyrethroid insecticides in the ’70s and ’80s" Hamon says Luck may not run out quite as fast as many fear Although resistance to pyrethroids is widespread its impact on public health is still unclear Even though a mosquito may survive a dose of an insecticide the chemical may weaken it in some way And the genes needed for resistance may take their own toll perhaps by shortening a mosquito’s life span If the insect survives for fewer than 14 days the malaria parasites won’t have enough time to mature to the stage where they can infect humans says Matthew Thomas an entomologist at Pennsylvania State University University Park "There is some evidence to show that things like that can happen" Thomas says Insecticide resistance is going to matter at a certain point he says—"What we don’t know is whether we are just approaching that point whether it is 1 year away or five or 10" Defeating diseases like malaria may depend not only on finding chemicals to kill mosquitoes but also on understanding how the insects manage to survive themWritten by Express News Service | Shimla | Published: April 1 2010 11:55 pm Related News * Highest allocation for states education sector * VAT raised * Entry tax Bill to be discussed today The Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed the Rs 16270-crore state budget for the year 2010-11 and adopted an Appropriation Bill-2010allowing the government to draw an equal amount from the states Consolidate Fund to run its affairs and carry out development and other work Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumalwho also holds the finance and planning portfoliosintroduced the Bill in the house on Wednesdayafter discussions on the cut-motions tabled by the Opposition In the budget presented on March 12Dhumal had proposed one per cent hike in value added tax (VAT) on certain goodsbarring edible oils and food grainsbeside entry tax on goods brought from other states by the investors in industrial and hydro-power sectors The 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criteria For upgrading a middle school to high schoolthe minister saidthe former should have at least 15 students in Class VIII and the walking distance to the nearest existing high school from there should be three kilometres For a high school to be upgraded to senior secondary levelit should have at least 25 students in Class X and the minimum walking distance to the existing senior secondary school from there should be 5 km The policy is based on a survey conducted by the governmentwhich had found only four or five students in certain schools There are 838 high schools and 1234 senior secondary schools in 17495 villages across the state For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPrima-facie it seems that the contractor, Hence he has been named as part of the conspiracy that resulted in losses to the state exchequer, is committing atrocities on innocent citizens. 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Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published: June 7 2017 2:11 am Related News Kashmir gradually moved from Sufism to Wahhabism under the 10-year rule of the UPA government Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said here on Tuesday Hailing the Narendra Modi government’s purported ‘free hand’ to the Army Rathore said the situation in the Valley was under control “(In) the 10 years that passed before 2014… this (situation in Kashmir) has grown internally… Kashmir which was known for Sufism… in those 10 years (before 2014) gradually moved towards Wahhabism” Rathore told journalists at the state BJP office here “Cameras only go where there is stone-pelting…and the ordinary people in the (rest of the) country only see what these cameras show… (but) things are not bad…things are fully under control” Rathore claimed “The Army is at least fully independent and they don’t have to look over their shoulder towards the government in Delhi if they have to act” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Leena Misra | Ahmedabad | Updated: September 2 2015 1:49 am Lalji Patel founder president of Sardar Patel Group says PAAS was once only a Facebook/WhatsApp group (Source: Express photo by Parimal Dabhi) Related News When Hardik Patel was 19 Lalji Patel had inducted him into his Sardar Patel Group Today the the SPG founder-president says “the boy” outwitted him by using social media effectively “I gave him the responsibility of handling the social media campaign for our movement and he ran it creating an impression that he was leading the movement” Lalji 38 popularly known as “LD” told The Indian Express “To this day Hardik holds the rights to all social media accounts of SPG” Share This Article Related Article Lalji alleged that the one time he asked Hardik for access to the group’s social media accounts “he gave me a wrong password” He refrained from accusing Hardik of “taking over” the movement however and agreed Hardik remains with SPG “He is a lifetime member of SPG so we cannot throw him out unless he is caught in an anti-community act He has not done anything of that sort yet” Lalji said Lalji said Hardik’s Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) was only a group on Facebook and WhatsApp not even a registered organisation when it held its rally in Ahmedabad on August 25 As Hardik launched himself in Delhi Lalji announced Monday that the SPG’s first priority is to help families whose sons had died in the violence that followed the rally provide aid to the injured and ensure the release of Patidars in custody “We have the rest of our life to run the agitation This is more important than rushing to Delhi” he said He also demanded a CBI investigation into the role of the police in the violence and declared August 26 “Patidar Shahid Din” Hailing from Aloda village in Mehsana Lalji has eight bighas of farmland When not farming castor cotton cumin and wheat he spends his time in “social service” He describes himself as a “media shy” grassroots person and Hardik as someone who “likes the spotlight” Lalji said 90 per cent of the public was mobilised by SPG which claims a 10 lakh membership He felt the crowd at the Ahmedabad rally would have turned out even if Hardik or he was not there “By then it had already turned into a movement and the villages had been awakened” he said “Till five days before the rally there was no planning but the people of Ahmedabad took it upon themselves to organise the food and logistics Had that not happened we would not have been successful for both Hardik and I were busy addressing rallies” SPG decided Sunday to block any electoral ambitions of its members “We decided office-bearers of SPG will not contest elections and will have to file affidavits saying so We had taken this undertaking orally earlier but now it is official” Lalji said Monday Before he registered SPG in 2004 then as the social organisation Sardar Patel Seva Dal Lalji had started networking the Patidars in 1997; he was 20 By then Shankersinh Vaghela had broken away from the BJP to form a party and become chief minister Among the leaders who attended the foundation of Lalji’s group on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary were former chief minister Keshubhai Patel against whom Vaghela is seen to have rebelled So were former minister Gordhan Zadaphia and Congress leaders Narhari Amin and Urmila Patel besides the then BJP MLAs from north Gujarat especially Narayan Lallu Patel and Prahlad Gosa and Umiya Mata Trust founder Keshavlal Sheth Lalji said The main objective was to unite the Kadva and Leuva sub-castes “Our campaigns were mostly directed against vices such as paan masala and cigarette addiction The number of girls in our community is also low so we held fairs for choosing life partners where Kadvas and Leuvas could choose from either sub-caste” On October 31 2012 Hardik Patel participated in an SPG blood donation camp in Mehsana “He came that day to become a member as a college student and within a month I appointed him president of the SPG unit of Viramgam taluka because he had helped network the Patidars and added to our membership” Lalji said On Hardik’s questioning of his leadership now he said that was his “personal view” He is unsure however which way the community will go To a question whether the Patidar community would listen to Lalji’s or Hardik’s mandate in an election he said “I feel they should listen to me” And quickly added “But the Patels are an intelligent community… It is very difficult to organise intelligent people They can demolish any leader” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 28 2016 1:07 am The officials added that “expiry” of licence technically meant cancellation and the NGOs could no longer receive foreign funds Top News Nearly 20000 NGOs lost their FCRA licence since May 2014 when the BJP-led NDA government came to power at the Centre Home Minister Rajnath Singh was informed on Tuesday Of these 20000 NGOs FCRA licences of over 9500 NGOs were cancelled in 2015 and the rest did not apply for renewal after their licence lapsed in November this year The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) received nearly 3000 applications from NGOs for fresh Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licences this year Singh was told during a review meeting officials said The officials added that “expiry” of licence technically meant cancellation and the NGOs could no longer receive foreign funds However they have been given time till February 2017 to submit fresh applications Among the 13000 NGOs with valid FCRA licence around 3000 have submitted applications for renewal According to the MHA there are close to 300 NGOs that are at present under prior permission category but not registered under the FCRA This means that they need the 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