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after assuming office for the second time as Nepal’s Prime Minister on August 4 this year.A statement by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) a high-level delegation will accompany Dahal During his visit Dahal would hold talks with the Indian leadership He will also visit the Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project a concrete gravity dam on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it supplies 1500 megawatts of power Prime Ministers Modi and Dahal will meet for delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on September 16 That meeting will be followed by a signing of bilateral agreements and the issue of statement to the media Among the dignitaries expected to call on the Nepal Prime Minister are External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Home Minister Rajnath Singh Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Power Minister Piyush Goyal Prime Minister Dahal would also call on President Pranab Mukherjee His visit to India is expected to provide an opportunity for both sides to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern as well as seek ways to strengthen the age old close and friendly ties between the two countries in diverse sectors the MEA statement said As Dahal visits India from Thursday he has host of issues lined up to deal with but cementing bilateral ties with New Delhi is high up in his agenda He has been warned by his predecessor KP Sharma Oli who is the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) not to sign any agreement with India that could jeopardise Nepal’s independence sovereignty and territorial integrity For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Dehradun | Published: March 30 2017 3:34 pm For small enterprises tariff has been hiked from Rs 514 per unit to Rs 538 per unit whereas for the large enterprises tariff has been hiked from Rs 516 to Rs 541 per unit Top News Consumers in Uttarakhand will have to shell more for electricity from April 1 onwards after the state government hiked the power tariff by 572 per cent The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulation Commission (UERC) chairman Subhash Kumar said that even after the hike Uttarakhand still tops the states in providing affordable electricity In the domestic category tariff has been hiked by Rs 10 paise to Rs 255 per unit for the first 100 units consumed while the fixed charge was increased to Rs 45 For the next 100 units consumers will have to pay Rs 330 whereas the fixed has been revised to Rs 70 From 200 to 400 units tariff has been hiked to Rs 450 with the fixed charge of Rs 110 For small enterprises tariff has been hiked from Rs 514 per unit to Rs 538 per unit whereas for the large enterprises tariff has been hiked from Rs 516 to Rs 541 per unit Kumar said that UERC will be buying electricity for the state at Rs 310 while selling it to consumers at the rate of Rs 492 per unit For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Aizwal | Published: July 19 2016 2:41 pm Imposing Yoga in the schools is against the “principles of secularism” said the Zoram Nationalist Party (Source: File Photo) Top News Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) on Tuesday demanded that the Centre refrain from “imposing” Yoga ineducational institutions and Aadhar on the people Terming Yoga as part of Hinduism the ZNP in a statement said the party did not have any objection to it but it has reservation on imposition of the exercise in educational institutions The party said imposing Yoga in the schools was against the “principles of secularism” and the Congress government in the state should have the “courage to oppose it” Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The ZNP also asked the Centre to issue clarifications on Aadhar number claiming that people without Aadhar cards were unable to receive some benefits from the government including LPG subsidies The Supreme Court on August 11 2015 ruled that having Aadhar card was an individual’s choice the party said adding that the Centre seemed to be imposing Aadhar card on its citizens For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 13 2015 9:20 pm Top News Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at his residence here on Wednesday an event he described as an “honour” for him The family members are expected to seek declassification of all the files related to Netaji whose mysterious disappearance 70 years ago continues to be a talking point “Tomorrow is a very special day I will meet family members of Subhas Babu at my residence It is an honour to host them” Modi tweeted Tomorrow is a very special day I will meet family members of Subhas Babu at my residence It is an honour to host them — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 13 2015 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs The Prime Minister in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on September 20 had said he would be receiving over 50 members of Netaji’s family members at his residence in October “Over 50 members of Subhas babu’s family from various countries will be coming… I am happy to welcome them” Modi had said Describing it as a momentous occasion for him he had said that it would perhaps be the first time that the family members of Netaji would be together visiting the Prime Minister’s residence “But the bigger happiness is for me as nobody in the Prime Minister’s residence would have got such a chance earlier as I will be getting in October” he said Recalling his meeting with some members of the family in Kolkata in May Modi had said “I got an opportunity to spend some time with them That day it was decided that the extended family of Subhas babu will visit the Prime Minister’s residence… Last week I got confirmation that over 50 members of Subhas babu are coming to visit the Prime Minister’s residence” The family members are expected to seek declassification of Netaji files in possession of the Centre as the West Bengal government has already released 64 such files Bose’s grand nephew Chandra Bose has said that his family will appeal to Modi to write to countries including Russia Japan China America UK Japan Singapore and Malaysia to declassify all Netaji files lying with them “Netaji was in touch with people in all these countries They all have classified files relating to him We want to take this movement of declassification to the global level to get all the clues” he had said “Our main focus however would be on declassification of all Netaji files held by the government of India If we do not have our own files declassified then how can we ask other nations to do it” Abhijit Ray Netaji’s another grand-nephew had said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News 2016 11:11 am Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Source: File/Reuters) Top News Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will begin his three-day state visit to India from Thursday at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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said Bhushan Kumar,Attention Deficit Hyper Active Disorder (ADHA) syndrome, How fun! And fun learning is forever learning Ann Simpson By the way this is just one of the interesting bits of information in the FREE Math Tutoring Book I wrote about last week– http://s.i-a-eorg/free-iae-bookshtml This trick does not work if the number is a palindrome — that is if the number is the same when it is written backwardsPublished: February 8 2014 11:24 pm Top News ANDREW POLLACK A study has found that a simple acid bath might turn cells in the body into stem cells that could one day be used for tissue repair and other medical treatments The technique performed only with cells from mice might turn out to be a quicker and easier source of multipurpose stem cells than methods now in use “If reproducible in humans this could be a paradigm changer” said Dr Robert Lanza chief scientific officer of the biotechnology company Advanced Cell Technology who was not involved in the work The new technique was developed by researchers at the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology in Kobe Japan and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston Two papers by the researchers were published recently in the journal Nature Dr Charles A Vacanti director of the laboratories for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine at Brigham and an author of the studies said the technique could also raise ethical issues because it might provide an easier way than current cloning techniques of creating a duplicate of an animal or even a person Some experts expressed caution saying that more needed to be known about the new approach and that existing techniques for making stem cells had improved markedly in recent years“The existing methods are already quite advanced” said Sheng Ding a scientist at the University of California San Francisco and the affiliated Gladstone Institutes “It’s too early to say this is better safer or more practical” Certain stem cells can be easily grown in the laboratory and can turn into any type of cell in the body which is called pluripotency Researchers think these stem cells may one day be used to repair damaged cells and organs in the body although experiments trying this in people are in very early stages At first interest focused on embryonic stem cells which could be obtained at first only by destroying human embryos Several years ago Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan and other scientists developed a way to turn cells from the body such as skin or blood cells into stem cells avoiding the need to destroy embryos That work won Yamanaka a Nobel Prize But creating those induced cells requires genetic changes to the cells raising some questions about whether they can be used for medical therapy The new technique does away with deliberate genetic changes Instead it involves subjecting specialised cells like blood or skin cells to stress The researchers in Kobe and Boston tried various stresses including squeezing the cells but found that bathing the cells for half an hour in a mildly acidic solution seemed to work best The technique worked for cells taken from various organs of newborn mice but the efficiency was highest using white blood cells The mice from which the cells were taken had been genetically engineered so their cells would glow green if Oct4 a gene associated with pluripotent cells was active After the acid bath the cells were grown in culture Many died from the exposure to acid but among those that survived many were glowing green by the seventh day The researchers called these STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) cells To prove that STAP cells could indeed turn into every cell type in the body researchers injected the cells into early mice embryos These embryos grew into mice called chimeras with cells derived from the STAP cells in all tissues of their bodies The mice could reproduce and pass along the genetic characteristics from those cells The fact that descendants of the STAP cells could function in mice and their offspring also provided evidence that the cells were not abnormal If the technique is to be used to treat patients it would have to work with cells taken from adult humans not newborn mice Vacanti said that researchers had replicated the work using adult monkey cells and skin cells from newborn human babies but not yet from human adults He said the research stemmed from work years ago by his lab and others that appeared to find pluripotent cells in the bodies of adult people or animals He said he had begun to suspect that researchers were not actually finding stem cells in the body but rather creating them through the stress from the manipulation of the cells in the laboratory It has taken several years of work to demonstrate this Much of it was done by Haruko Obokata who started as a graduate student in Vacanti’s lab and is now a biologist at Riken She is the lead author of the two papers in Nature The STAP cells under the right culture conditions can form material for the placenta not just the embryo which might allow an animal to be cloned just by putting some of its STAP cells into a uterus Vacanti said that one researcher whom he declined to name had tried that with mice but had not succeeded Scientists said that it would be interesting to understand how and why stress leads already specialised cells to revert to a more primordial state There is some speculation this could be a response that has evolved to help organisms survive trauma The new study “confirms that cell fate is far more complex than we thought” said Jeanne F Loring Director of Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego “It appears that at least some cell types are especially sensitive to stimuli that can completely change their character” Ding said that since stem cells could form tumours the findings might help explain why stress appeared to increase the risk of cancer For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anand Mishra | New Delhi | Published: July 28 2016 2:50 am Nishikant Dubey said the committee was only examining action-taken reports and was making such “damning” remarks against the present government “though the wrongs have been committed during the UPA period” File Photo/Agencies Top News The letter of dissent given by PAC member Nishikant Dubey of the BJP simply reads: “I do not agree with the reports” Senior Congress leader K V Thomas who heads the PAC declined to comment on the matter When contacted Dubey said he dissented because he did not agree with the conclusions of the report which blames the NDA government for the “lapses” whereas Dubey said the matter pertains to a period when the UPA was in power With Dubey’s dissent note the reports cannot be adopted as consensus is mandatory for the PAC to adopt any report The PAC draft report on Coast Guards said the committee was “dismayed” to note that though an in-principle approval was given in 2012 for setting up an Indian Coast Guard Academy at Azhikkal in Kerala it has seen “minimum progress” On allopathic drugs the draft report says “The committee is perturbed to note that the ministry has furnished an evasive reply which merely states that the views of the committee are noted Keeping in view the glaring lapses in procurement and distribution of drugs resulting in huge infructious and avoidable expenditure the committee deplores the skewed approach of the ministry” Watch Video: What’s making news Dubey said the committee was only examining action-taken reports and was making such “damning” remarks against the present government “though the wrongs have been committed during the UPA period” Differences between Dubey and the PAC chairman have been building up for some time now At a PAC meeting on July 12 BJP and Congress members had differed on the constitution of a crucial sub-committee on defence which was to examine CAG reports on irregularities in a number of defence deals including Agusta Westland While BJP wanted the convenorship Thomas insisting it was his prerogative chose to make Congress leader Shantaram Naik the head of the sub-committee Angered by the decision Dubey had then said that BJP members would write to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan against the decision Dubey also wanted Thomas to call the chairmen of telecom companies instead of its chief executive officers during the examination of the CAG report that had said that Reliance Communications Tata Tele Services Vodafone Airtel Idea and Aircel under-reported their adjusted gross revenue by Rs 4604575 crore leading to a loss of Rs 1248893 crore to the exchequer from 2006 to 2010 Thomas didn’t accept Dubey’s demand saying it was against the established practice For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Guwahati | Published: June 15 2017 3:20 pm The Oxford Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary was launched yesterday at an event Related News As many as 24000 words phrases idioms phrasal verbs and derivatives with their translations and over 200 illustrations 13000 example sentences and 1100 synonyms and opposites are some of the key features of a new Oxford English-English Assamese dictionary The base of this dictionary is adapted from the Oxford essential dictionary The Assamese translation is kept simple and reflects the current usage of the language A pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet is provided to help users in pronunciation “This new learning solution has been especially compiled for not just students but also for adult learners of English teachers translators and also general readers” Oxford University Press (OUP) said The dictionary is seen as a vital tool for speakers of Assamese for learning the English language The Oxford Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary is an addition to OUP’s 23 existing bilingual dictionaries in Indian Languages The dictionary was launched here yesterday at an event attended by several educators academicians and representatives of educational institutions The launch was followed by a panel discussion on “Bilingual Learning Materials: An Effective Medium to Develop English Proficiency Skills” Paras Bansal Business Head (Higher Education Trade and Professional Learning) OUP India said at the launch “The development of the pedagogically advanced English-English Assamese Dictionary is a significant milestone for OUP’s professional learning programme “This launch gives us extended reach into the vital Assamese market which has a large young population desirous of improving their proficiency in the English language for both personal and professional development” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News say, Magic: Point guard Elfrid Payton missed his eighth straight game with a strained left hamstring injury, Panda who was hit with an egg, medical superintendent of SSKM hospital. 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His Bhagalpur silk made quite an impression, The Signature 7 Sensations Fashion Tour that reached Pune on July 15, material, especially in October. You can’t help but wonder what similarly beguiling architectural details might be found on the other side of this door If only I could wrangle an invitation to find out Perhaps I’m not too old for trick-or-treating… Okay I am by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne Read more design snapshots by architect Katie Hutchison Get home building tips offers and expert advice in your inbox By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: November 1 2017 12:56 am Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too attended the meeting of the state election committee at the BJP’s UP headquarters which lasted for nearly an hour He discussed the selection of names for the posts of mayor of Gorakhpur Nagar Nigam corporators and chairpersons for other local bodies in the district sources said (File) Top News After several rounds of meetings on candidate selection for local body polls the BJP leadership on Tuesday shortlisted candidates for Gorakhpur and Kashi regions but decided to declare the names along with the rest in three separate lists on November 2 3 and 4 Party sources said they are waiting for opposition parties especially Congress to release their list Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too attended the meeting of the state election committee at the BJP’s UP headquarters which lasted for nearly an hour He discussed the selection of names for the posts of mayor of Gorakhpur Nagar Nigam corporators and chairpersons for other local bodies in the district sources said Sources further said that though the candidate for the post of Gorakhpur mayor was finalised at the meeting an announcement would be made on November 2 BJP national vice-president and state in-charge OM Mathur too was present at the meetings along with state president Mahendra Nath Pandey deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma Ticket aspirants remained at the party office till late evening expecting an announcement regarding candidates A party leader said that a discussion on candidate names for Kanpur region will be held on Wednesday Sources said that the long list of ticket aspirants for every seat was causing “prolonged discussion” It was also revealed after Tuesday’s meeting that names of candidates for the posts of mayor and corporators for Lucknow will be decided after discussion with local MP and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Meanwhile BJP’s ally in UP Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party’s (SBSP) president and UP Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar told mediapersons on Tuesday that his party would contest separately if BJP did not agree on seat-sharing SBSP principal general secretary Arvind Rajbhar told The Indian Express that the party president had met BJP state general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal a few days ago but was asked to submit a list of seats where the SBSP wished to contest to BJP’s regional committees “It has not worked out Our president had sought time from BJP national president Amit Shah on Monday to discuss the issue but the meeting could not be held Now time has again been sought from Shah for November 2 If the issue is not resolved SBSP will field its candidates separately” said Arvind He further said that SBSP had won a few seats of nagar panchayat chairpersons in Sidharth Nagar Deoria Ballia and three seats of corporators in Varanasi in the 2012 elections The party wants to field candidates on these seats this time as well SBSP will show its strength through a public meeting planned in Lucknow on November 5 on its 15th foundation day added Arvind Another ally of BJP Apna Dal (Sonelal) president Ashish Singh Patel too has been holding meetings with party leaders in Lucknow over the last two days but no consensus has been reached so far on candidates Sources said the delay was happening because the party is yet to receive reports from district in-charges regarding the party’s strength in local bodies Party spokesperson Arvind Sharma said there will not be any conflict with BJP on seat sharing as they will follow the “spirit of alliance” For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 25 2017 7:42 pm Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (File Photo) Top News Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today praised Aditya Nath Yogi’s elevation as Uttar Pradesh chief minister saying his leadership is “very good” Talking to PTI Rathore said “The new leadership is very good and he has just come in and we shall wait and watch the initiatives he would be taking up” The minister of state for information and broadcasting was addressing a gathering of young entrepreneurs here Rathore also said joining BJP was his choice because of its strong leadership “I joined BJP as it had clear leadership when I entered politics” he said During the interaction Rathore shared his experiences as an army man sportsman and politician and how he synthesised all the qualities he learnt in all those fields for best output “A single thread that joins all these three fields is truthfulness We have to be truthful to what we do in order to be successful” Rathore said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published: May 16 2017 2:05 am Rajinikanth addresses fans in Chennai on Monday PTI Top News To an audience comprising fans and leaders of fan associations actor Rajinikanth said on Monday that he would not be making the political announcement they were eagerly awaiting However he did not deny the possibility of entering politics Addressing a gathering at Raghavendra Mandapam a marriage hall he owns in Chennai the superstar said he knew his fans could be disappointed if did not make the announcement “A section of my fans aspires to be in politics for monetary gain If I enter politics I will not keep them anywhere close to my circle I ask them to give up such hopes” he said Rajinikanth (66) who has dabbled in politics now and then since the 1990s had declared that “nobody could save Tamil Nadu if Jayalalithaa is elected to power again” during the 1996 Assembly elections He had been targeting the AIADMK government which had ruled Tamil Nadu from 1991 On Monday he explained that it was due to his brief active political career in the 1990s that his name was dragged into politics whenever there was an election Rajinikanth said he often got letters from fans asking about his political moves “Some of them wish for positions such as councillors and ministers It is not wrong for them to have such wishes but if it is to make money that is sad” he said “My life is in the hands of God” he said “God is using me as an actor… I will be true to whatever role in life he makes me perform” The actor also appealed to his fans to give up drinking and smoking and advised them to take care of their families Recalling his earlier problems with alcohol he said he was speaking from experience In fact it was a smoking scene in his 2002 movie Baba that prompted protests and attacks on theatres with the PMK blaming Rajinikanth for misleading youths It was believed to be an attack on his rumoured political ambitions as well His next movie Chandramukhi (2005) avoided “bad habits” on celluloid Rajinikanth’s meeting with fans here was initially scheduled for April It was postponed reportedly due to security reasons The fans finally got a chance to meet him on Monday after arrangements were made and identification cards issued to office-bearers of fan associations The actor made his appearance without make-up or wig “He always presents himself as he is” said Sanjeev Rajini a fan from Tiruvannamalai “He comes as Rajinikanth we admire him” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News “where the child helps his family or family enterprises, Former Mumbai Police commissioner M N Singh said,I understand that several serving officers are concerned over this and look at it as an erosion of police authority Such interference goes against the control and command principle Uniformed forces need to be loyal to the command and that can happen only if the command has control over the force This new system only creates political bosses and will politicise the force? Every student of India is with me. Rijiju, And after getting a sneak peek into their crazy times,later found by the police and sent to Nari Niketan.

an offshoot of right wing group Sanatan Sanstha, It was recovered from the outfit’s ashram in Panvel. Yuvraj was sidelined from the national team last year after chief coach Michael Nobbs told him to improve his physique. According to him, I don’t know how to feel about it because it is better than getting out for the first ball of the match, Director PGI said that they have reserved their swine flu ward for the patients.Despite various judgments and orders passed by various courts,including the High Court and the Supreme Court.