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emphasising that further experiments in rats and humans would be needed to establish the compound’s addictive potential.” Shoichet noted.In addition the compound PZM21 appeared to dull pain by affecting opioid circuits in the brain only with little effect the on opioid receptors in the spinal cord that mediate pain reflexes No other opioid has such a specific effect Shoichet said calling it “unprecedented weird and cool”Their secret Starting from scratch — with computational techniques that let them explore more than four trillion different chemical interactions “This promising drug candidate was identified through an intensively cross-disciplinary cross-continental combination of computer-based drug screening medicinal chemistry intuition and extensive preclinical testing” study co-senior author and 2012 Nobel laureate Brian Kobilka Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 19 2016 3:33 pm Deemed as the place where revolutions are sown Ganga Dhaba has become an integral part of JNU (Source: Flickr/Jal Pandya) Top News Forget Kanhaiya Kumar this time another war is brewing in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and it’s over the campus’ iconic Ganga Dhaba The authorities served an eviction notice to the owner Bharat Tomar who had time until the morning of August 18 to move out Failure to do so would result in use of force by the authorities and Tomar alone would be held responsible for the consequences In a statement Umakant Agarwal JNU estate officer said “Bharat Tomar has been given show cause notice and eviction notice Reminders have also been issued to him directing him to vacate the dhaba but he has failed to do so The committe will do the eviction process on August 19 in case he does not vacate the shop by then” Authorities are unhappy about the possession and claim that Tomar doesn’t have a licence to operate and hence should close shop but students have a differing opinion Deemed as the place where revolutions are sown this place has become an integral part of JNU Naturally there is unrest among the students and they are holding a protest at 11 am August 19 at their favourite hangout joint to voice their opinions against the administration’s attack on the dhaba culture A statement by Rama Naga general secretary JNU Students’ Union on his Facebook page said: “The new JNU administration has been proving itself as an agent who is appointed to destroy the JNU in every manner It has left no single instance to take the opportunity to implement all its “farmaans” to shrink the campus democracy It has been using the February 9 incident as a pretext to justify all its decisions After the incident it did not invite the JNUSU to be part of many crucial decision making processes It had made changes in many policies without asking the opinion of the JNUSU JNUSU was not allowed to enter the convention centre during the admission It started installing CCTV cameras in various places of the campus which were not done before by any administration The VC has asked every warden to install CCTVs in all hostel wings” The statement further added “The new administration has the only task which is left that is to finish the debate culture in JNU between new and old students between teachers and students between JNU and rest of the country Many students issues are pending but it does not care about that Students have no places to stay they are roaming around the campus and Munirka But unfortunately it is not a headache of our VC Instead of resolving the students problems the VC wants the students and teachers to do protests throughout the years Now it has decided to shutdown the Ganga Dhaba for ever The administration has sent a “final letter” to the owner of the Ganga Dhaba by saying that it will shut down the Dhaba tomorrow at 11 am What is the problem if the Dhaba remains open for anyone to have something in the night The real problem with the administration which it has showed many times is that all the dhabas will be closed down in the night All students are supposed to have their dinners in their mess before 9 pm No one should go out and sit at dhabas in the night The priority of the administration is to ensure that no discussion should take place in JNU whether it is in the day or night” No wonder students are upset we are too We are going to miss the food and the discussions Sigh For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsFor the 23rd year researchers have compiled a “state of the climate” report—and as report cards go it’s not a good one Using data from satellites buoys and weather stations worldwide 384 scientists from 52 countries looked at various trends in temperature precipitation sea ice and greenhouse gas concentrations to name a few Atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide reached a record 3926 parts per million in 2012 the researchers report online today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Last year also posted records for carbon dioxide emissions (including an estimated 97 billion metric tons of carbon) the heat-trapping effect of major greenhouse gases including CO2 methane and nitrous oxide (up 32% since 1990) and sea-level rise (up an average of 68 millimeters globally since 1993) The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the world the researchers note and accordingly the effects there are particularly pronounced In September the area covered by Arctic sea ice (image) reached a new low of 34 million square kilometers—an area about twice the size of Alaska and a whopping 18% below the previous record set in 2007 June snow cover on land in the Arctic (a climate measure that’s now declining faster than sea ice) also reached a new low in 2012 and permafrost temperatures in northernmost Alaska reached new highs Overall 2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record—and wasn’t warmer thanks to the lack of an El Nio (That climate phenomenon results when sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific climb more than 05°C above normal for an extended period triggering changes in weather patterns and generally boosting global temperatures in the process)Written by Sagnik Chowdhury | Updated: January 30 2016 12:08 am Dawood Ibrahim’s car sold at an auction in December last year burnsin Ghaziabad (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav) Related News Name: Godfathers of Crime Face to Face with India’s Most Wanted By Sheela Raval Publisher: Hachette India No of pages: 276 Price: Rs 399 “When stories are told several times over they become myths and legends and the truth often gets hidden within layers In many ways this happened with the dons of Mumbai’s underworld” writes veteran investigative journalist Sheela Raval in her book Godfathers of Crime Face to Face with India’s Most Wanted Besides the police and intelligence agencies journalists reporting from Mumbai in the ’80s and ’90s were likely in the best position to track the organised criminal gangs operating in the city’s underbelly — their key players power structures alliances and unpredictable shifts in loyalties With nearly three decades of experience in print and television reportage investigative journalist Raval writes with authority about her interactions with Mumbai’s infamous dons — Dawood Ibrahim Chhota Shakeel Chhota Rajan Abu Salem Iqbal Mirchi Arun Gawli Ashwin Naik and Santosh Shetty While the meteoric rise of gangsters like Dawood and Rajan is quite well known and has been chronicled several times over what elevates Raval’s book from a run-of-the-mill narration are accounts of her personal interaction with these dons over three decades The rare degree of access enjoyed by Raval allows her to give insights into the “minds and personalities of these men” as she puts it Dawood Ibrahim’s insistence on maintaining tehzeeb — requesting for a glass of water politely from his help with a “Miyan ek glass paani pilaoge” — or an account from Abu Salem’s first wife Samira Jumani of Ibrahim’s apology for his brothers’ misbehaviour with her are instances that illustrate a keen desire in most gangsters to maintain a veneer of honour and respectability On her interactions in London with Iqbal Mirchi who started off as a petty dockyard pilferer in Mumbai and was later ranked among the top 50 global drug barons by the UN Raval writes “to me he appeared to be a restless man someone who craved social dignity which no money could buy him” Rather than limiting the story of Mumbai’s gangsters to their operations in the city alone Raval’s book traces her journeys from Mumbai to Bangkok Dubai Lisbon London New York Atlanta Morocco and Nepal to track down gangsters or their families Through this Raval also delves into the transnational narcotics and arms trade Dawood and Rajan expanded to and the deeper nexus of cooperation from “the most unlikely sources” such as spy agencies While Raval has not yet interviewed Dawood — though his right-hand man Shakeel has promised one in the future — she was the only journalist allowed at the closely monitored wedding reception of Dawood’s eldest daughter Mahrukh to Junaid the son of former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai on July 22 2005 Raval’s book begins with a gripping account of how she managed to enter the venue and spot Dawood seated in a cordoned-off section and the two exchanging greetings She also gives an account of her conversation with Chhota Rajan when the don was lying in a hospital bed in Bangkok soon after surviving an attempt on his life by D-gang sharpshooters in September 2000 Raval also writes about her multiple phone conversations with Chhota Shakeel over the years Written in a racy style Raval’s book is peppered with memorable anecdotes such as Mumbai’s only resident don Arun Gawli abruptly asking her to get up from a sofa during an interview in his stronghold Dangdi Chawl only to show her a hidden recess where he could hide An interesting facet of the book is Raval’s constant endeavour to balance herself on the “tightrope walk” as she describes it — to work strictly within professional limits while adhering to all legal parameters in her interactions with these gangsters “I am aware at all times that any tilt towards a particular side whether the criminals or the official forces could cost me dearly” she writes One episode of the book deals with tapes of her conversations with Shakeel being played out in court and her testimony in a case against the gangster One drawback of Godfathers of Crime: Face To Face with India’s Most Wanted however is its careless editing Some obvious errors in syntax have gone uncorrected and those make the reading rather jerky in some parts For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Bangalore | Published: June 16 2009 4:32 pm Related News A staffer of a leading international airlines and two air passengersincluding a Swedish nationalhave been quarantined at a hospital here with symptoms of swine flua top health official said The male staffer working with Air Francewas quarantined at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases His samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology at Pune for testing Two other passengersa Swedish national and an Indianwho arrived from Thailand at Bangalore airport were also quarantined after they displayed some flu symptoms Meanwhilethe treatment of a 29-year-old woman and her three-year old child was continuing after they tested positive for the virusthe official said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Associated Press | New York | Published: April 11 2013 9:48 am Related News Looking for some help in the garden Many of nature’s most useful critters lie literally at our feetunder-appreciated and ignored despite their ability to eliminate insectscondition soils and pollinate plants Turtlesmothsmolesdragonfliessnakestoads and spiders are among the many wild things that can help maintain a landscape The payback is minimal foodwatershelterand easing off on harsh lawn and garden chemicals I believe in teamworkusing all the creatures that live in your garden” said Sharon Lovejoyauthor of “Trowel and Error” (Workman Publishing2003) “Start from the ground up with night crawlers as part of your workforce”Add to the earthworms already in your plant beds with commercially available red worms Build a worm bin or a place where they can’t get out” Lovejoy said “Use all of your leftovers your kitchen compost Worms can process up to 6 pounds of garbage in a week” Grow an assortment of native plantswhich will draw a great many bird species” Lovejoy said “Add plant hosts as food for butterfly and moth larvae” That list would include milkweed (monarch butterflies)borage (green lacewings)sunflowers (ladybugs) and yarrow (hoverflies) Many insects in the larval stage are voracious predators Green lacewings as juveniles are aptly named “aphid lions” because of their appetite for the sap-sucking pests I would certainly place spiders near the top of under-appreciated life in the garden” said Whitney Cranshawan extension entomologist with Colorado State University “Although sometimes I think it is less that they are not appreciated but rather people don’t want to think of them” Spiders are credited for as much as 80 percent of all predator control in the garden Jumping spiderswolf spiderslynx spiders and crab spiders are the standoutsCranshaw said Also great garden helpers are:Toads “Harmful insects make up 62 percent of a toad’s daily food supply” said Lovejoywho stacks rocks and wood in secluded spots to shelter toadsfrogsturtlessalamanders and lizards Dragonflies that can capture over 400 mosquitoes a day Moles ”They eat their body weight in insectsslugs and grubs while aerating the soil” Lovejoy said Sphinx wasps that can pollinate 200 flowers in less than seven minutesLovejoy said Snakes Most snakes _ about 99 percent of those found in gardens are harmless helpersand eat rodents and insect pests” Lovejoy said Garter and gopher snakes top her ”beneficial” list Box turtles that feast on slugssnailsinsectslarvae and grubs “They’re slow but sure” Lovejoy said Bats These nocturnal aerialists pollinate flowersspread seeds and devour upwards of 600 mosquitoes an hour Most predatory insects aren’t selectivethoughfeeding on anything that comes within reach “Praying mantises are generalists” said James Dilla pest management specialist with University of Maine Extension “So are many spiders They’re very efficient but don’t discriminate in what they eat They’d just as soon grab a honeybee if it happens by” Maintain a healthy garden with ample spacing if you hope to attract beneficial insectsDill said Spacing allows you to observe things better if you’re walking aroundlooking for trouble” he said “It also reduces the odds for (plant) disease” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: July 2 2012 11:54 am Related News The sister and daughters of Sarabjit Singhwho has been languishing in a Pakistan jail for the last 20 yearstoday met Bollywood actor Salman Khanwho has been seeking his release “TodaySarabjit’s sister and daughters had come to meet Salman They had come on the sets of ‘Dabangg 2’ at Mehboob Studio” said a close associate of Salman Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur is actively working towards his release He is married to Sukhpreet Kaur and has two daughters — Poonam and Swapnadeep The 46-year-old actor has begun an online campaign urging people to sign a petition to free Sarabjit The ‘Dabangg’ star plans to hand the petition to Pakistan government in a bid to free Sarabjitwho has been on death row in Lahore jail Earlieron the micro blogging site TwitterSalman had expressed sadness for Sarabjit’s family and wanted to launch his support for freeing him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthere are six barracks attached with mess,a stadium or a training centre can be established. 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which requires investigation,inspired by the Japanese martial art Kendo.People have the right to know as to when they can conclusively expect Narmada water at their doorstep, the release said The report also mentioned that it has been observed that 308 breaches in the canal at different levels have been found in the last 8 years. diabetes,By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 13 robust telecom infrastructure, We will not allow the Congress to use the session to serve its interests,was designed to “shed some light on the potential mechanisms in the brain which risk-taking passes through”. 2012 4:21 pm Related News The time of the day does matter when it comes to giving shots to men and women, Mayawati.

GFP leader: We are part of the NDA.” Smith said, 2009 2:49 am Related News The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has assured that the recent 40 per cent increase in tariff, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 15, but again he has come through.com/i3Tl6Fn0bW — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, trade and energy.have put his respectable grandfather in the queue of guilty, Fateh Jung said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published: August 13 2014 2:01 am Related News Almosta year after it restrained the central and state governments from giving any further environmental or forest clearance to hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand the Supreme Court Tuesday said the prohibition cannot be in force forever and advocated a “balance” between environmental concerns and economic development “Everything cannot be stopped just like that and in perpetuity There was a natural catastrophe and the restraint order was passed Environmental concerns and economic propensity have to be balanced now We have to strike a balance” said a bench led by Justice Dipak Misra The court said: “Care and precaution have to be utmost while examining the feasibility of each hydro power project but to scrap all 24 projects could not be the intention of the court order The judgment never said don’t ever give the clearance The real question would be which are the projects that can go on without affecting the environment” The August 2013 judgment by the SC was passed following the concerns over the loss of lives and property in the last year’s Uttarakhand flash floods The court had also ordered a comprehensive study of the impact of such projects in the state after underlining that 24 of the total 39 proposed projects had been found to be significantly impacting biodiversity in two sub-basins of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers On Tuesday the counsel for the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) told the bench that a consortium of seven IITs had submitted their report recently and that the ministry was actively deliberating over it The counsel said IITs were roped in after the 11-member expert committee gave two dissenting reports over viability of the 24 projects The bench asked the MoEF to take a call within four weeks on having a policy to regulate hydro-power projects in Uttarakhand and also submit feasibility reportswith respect to each of the 24 projects The court also made it clear that its 2012 judgment covered projects impacting biodiversity in the two sub-basins of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers and that the central and state governments were at liberty to decide on the clearances for other projects For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abantika Ghosh | Published: December 31 2015 12:46 am 2015 was a notable year for India in its goal of health for all having achieved a milestone in eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus close upon the heels of a polio eradication certification from WHO in 2014 Related News Looking back 2015 was a notable year for India in its goal of health for all having achieved a milestone in eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus close upon the heels of a polio eradication certification from WHO in 2014 At the same time the biggest news the sector remained slashing of funds by the NDA government The food regulatory establishment found itself on the backfoot over both the Maggi controversy and the release of instant noodles by Ramdev’s Patanjali without the necessary certification The National Health Assurance Mission remained a non-starter once again over fund considerations though towards the end of the year a free drugs scheme for cancers and cardiac stents was announced Health Minister J P Nadda also inaugurated the first outlet of AMRIT to provide affordable cancer drugs at AIIMS There was not much movement though on the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Mission an insurance-based health programme for labourers that was transferred to the Health Ministry this year Looking forward In February 2016 the Health Ministry will roll out the rotavirus vaccine at $1 per shot in four states — marking another milestone in fighting infant and child mortality An estimated 15 lakh children die of diarrhoea every year half of them due to rotavirus infection Sources in the ministry attest health will also be one of the focus areas of the Digital India programme Ongoing digital programmes such as the mother and child tracking system (involving weekly voice messages to pregnant women and new mothers) and Nikshay for registration of TB patients will be further expanded with more features In addition there is a plan for a mobile app called Mobile Academy for training of nine crore ASHA workers A 240-minute module has been developed The ministry has also developed an IT-enabled tool for ending smoking called ‘M-Cessation’ Built on a helpline concept it will register beneficiaries on the basis of a missed call Counselling would be done through two-way SMS To tackle the fund crunch plaguing the Health Ministry there are plans to engage with the private sector in a big manner and to get them to fund health schemes under corporate social responsibility Kayakalp a key mission launched this year for clean hospitals will also enter its next phase One thing that didn’t happen Larger pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs It was supposed to happen from April 2015 The new date is now of a year later For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: November 19 2016 10:01 am Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri) Top News With Priyanka Gandhi consenting to campaign for the Congress in the upcoming 2017 UP assembly elections the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trained their guns on her brother and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi saying the development clearly indicated that his credibility was in question According to reports Priyanka will begin her campaign with an event in Allahabad on the 99th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister and her grandmother Indira Gandhi Speaking to ANI BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh said the Congress floats the name of Priyanka whenever they feel Rahul’s image is in trouble Watch What Else Is Making News “Whenever the stock of Rahul Gandhi is down the Congress floats this idea All I can say is its shows that there is less credibility of Rahul Gandhi therefore Priyanka’s name keeps coming up now and then” he said This comes after Congress confirmed to ANI that Priyanka will be promoting the party’s agenda “Priyanka has agreed with our request However it is not decided as to when and where will she campaign” Congress leader Raj Babbar said Priyanka’s presence in the Congress camp is expected bring new vigour into the grand old party’s poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh which has come under the attack from rival parties for being soft Priyanka Gandhi has so far campaigned only in Amethi and Rae Bareilly known as the bastions of the Nehru-Gandhi family Several members within the Congress feel the party will greatly benefit from Priyanka’s presence Last month Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi held a 26-day long “Kisan Yatra” in Uttar Pradesh to woo voters For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News 2014 3:25 pm Related News A day after Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia took a dig at state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa by saying that he had not risen from the level of a district president and thus, Unlike the last one in the voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Hazare on Friday said he had skipped the ‘joint’ rally here with the Trinamool Congress chief because even 4000 people had not come to attend it and he had been misled. If it had, was 45.” In a poll of 2, Industry buzzwords are great when you’re chatting with a building colleague,consultant Mike Rogers wrote in a post “but they generally donotlead to homeowner understanding or confidence nor to signed contracts” That’s the problem The government now hopes it has an answer Department of Energy’s ‘translator’ A year ago the Department of Energy gathered an industry group active in the Zero Energy Ready Home and Building America programs to discuss the use of technical jargon What they needed the group decided was a better way of explaining the benefits of sustainable energy-efficient building to people who weren’t in the business After the meeting the department began developing the “Building America Building Science Translator” which it describes as a “glossary of ‘power words’ for use across the industry” Thetranslator is now availableas a download from the DOE’s website “Many stakeholders are frustrated that the transaction process fails to recognize the value associated with lower cost of ownership greater comfort improved health ensured combustion safety and more durability” the document’s introduction says What the translator will do it continues is help builders emphasize the “improved consumer experience rather than the engineering function” Language that is ‘consistent effective and inclusive’ Let’s start with “high-performance” building the phrase that baffles 86 out of 100 Americans High-performance the translator suggests means energy efficiency plus quality installation plus performance Likewise “high-efficiency” means a minimum of 15% above existing standards code requirements or business-as-usual practices “Ultra-efficient” is defined as 50% above existing standards Don’t call it an “HVACsystem” Say “comfort system” “HVAC equipment” should be “comfort equipment” “HVAC ducts” might be better labeled “comfort delivery system [analogy: lungs of home]” An “HVAC thermostat” should be called “comfort control” The translator goes on to list dozens of stock industry phrases plus alternatives that emphasize enhanced comfort more efficient operation or greater durability So for example the building-science term might be “tight air-sealed home” but consumers might have an easier time understanding “comprehensive draft protection” or “air-containment sealing” or “moisture-sealed construction” In addition to the translator the DOE website also offers webinars on marketing high-performance homes Sam Rashkin chief architect of DOE’s Building Technologies Office told O’Malley that using understandable language is essential in building sales Three other important skills he added are asking buyers the right questions showing rather than telling customers about the benefits of green features and making sure that sales reps have a good technical grounding in green building Get home building tips offers and expert advice in your inbox Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 17 2013 6:18 pm Related News Rejecting Nitish Kumar’s charge that Bihar was being discriminated against and ignored by UPA governmentCongress today said nobody should play politics on the issue of special status to the state Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed reminded the Bihar chief minister as to how shabbily the state was treated when the NDA was in power at the Centre and alleged that the BJP-led alliance did not allow the government to give any special status or assistance to Bihar Every Bihari wants more for Biharbut nobody should play politics in the name of special status? a remote sensing scientist at Météo France in Grenoble, “The iBall CompBook i360 is by far the most affordable Touch Screen and 360° Convertible laptop in the market. For all the latest India News, “Mumbai polls and zilla parishad polls are coming. For all the latest Ahmedabad News.

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