India reckons revived reforms for failing economy

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): The tapering trends in Indian economy urgently demands deepening of economic reforms so as to stabilise the dwindling economy of the country. India___s Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram stated this while interacting with the mediapersons in New Delhi. Earlier on Wednesday (September 18) the US Federal Reserve announced that it will continue with its monthly $85 billion bond buying programme and wait for more evidence of growth recovery. He also assured that the Indian government is working for the growth recovery and normalisation of the Indian currency.last_img read more

Men Too Karan Oberoi granted bail on surety of Rs 50000 in

first_imgKaran OberoiInstagramTelevision actor and singer Karan Oberoi, who was accused of rape and blackmail by a female friend, has been granted bail on Friday, June 7 by the Bombay High Court. The high-profile case has had many twists and turns, giving rise to the debate on the #MenToo movement as far as sexual harassment is concerned.Karan Oberoi had been arrested for the alleged rape and blackmail of a female astrologer in Mumbai on May 6 and sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. In a very filmy twist to the tale, the complainant was attacked and it turned out that the goons attacking her were sent by her own lawyer, Ali Kashif Khan. On June 3, Khan surrendered before Oshiwara police. He was arrested and later granted bail by the Andheri court.Karan Oberoi’s friend and actress Pooja Bedi was the first to come out in support of him, saying he has been victimised by a woman who was in love with him. Karan’s sister Gurbani aka Vani, and his band members from Band of Boys, Sudhanshu Pandey, Chintoo Bhosle and Sherrin Verghese also spoke for him at a press conference soon after his arrest.Reports said the complainant had met the accused via a dating application in 2016, after which he promised to marry her. A report in Mumbai Mirror, without naming the actor, had said that the Oshiwara police had registered a first information report (FIR) against the actor-singer for allegedly raping an astrologer under the pretext of marrying her. The victim has also alleged that he had recorded a video on his mobile phone. This happened after he allegedly sedated her with spiked coconut water in his flat. He later allegedly extorted money from her.Much of this has turned out to be a conspiracy after the accused submitted WhatsApp chats with the complainant, clearly showing her one-sided interest in him and that he had never promised to marry her. Vani also confirmed that Karan and the complainant were never intimate.Karan Oberoi acted in the recent web series Inside Edge. He was also seen in the popular TV series like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin and Saaya, apart from singing with Band of Boys.last_img read more

One killed during clash over Facebook post in Rangpur

first_imgAn old woman crying as her house torched at Harkali Thakurpara in Rangpur on Friday. Photo: Moinul IslamA man was killed and 20 others including four policemen injured in a clash between law enforcers and locals at Thakurbari village in Sadar upazila of Rangpur on Friday over a youth’s Facebook post ‘demeaning’ Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH), reports UNB.Additional superintendent of police (Circle A) Saifur Rahman said Titu Chandra, a resident of Thakurbari village, has posted a picture in his Facebook account with derogatory remarks about Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH).Over the issue, several hundred people gathered at Pagla Pirer Bazar, adjacent to Thakurbari village, after Juma prayers and started chanting slogans demanding immediate arrest of Titu Chandra, he said.Later, around 8,000 people from nearby villages thronged the bazaar and marched towards Thakurbari village, a Hindu-dominated village.Reaching the village, the angry people vandalised and torched 8-10 houses of the Hindu community, the additional SP said.On information, police rushed in, charged baton, fired rubber bullets and lobbed teargas canisters to disperse the agitating people, leaving six people injured with bullets.One of the injured — Hasan — died while being moved to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, Saifur said.Later, the angry mob blocked Rangpur-Syedpur road and vandalised several moving vehicles.Saifur said additional police personnel were called in to bring the situation under control.last_img read more

40 held in Satkhira antidrug drive

first_imgMap of SatkhiraPolice in a drive detained 40 people, including seven suspected drug traders from different areas in Satkhira from Sunday night to Monday morning, reports UNB.Among the detainees six people were arrested from Sadar upazila, six from Kolaroa and Shyamnagar upazila each, five from Tala upazila, seven from Kaliganj upazila, five from Assasuni upazila, three from Debhata upazila and two from Patkelghata upazila, said Ajam Khan, inspector of Satkhira district special branch.Police also recovered 249 bottles of Phensidyl from different spots.last_img read more

Full Show Harveys Impact On The Housing Market And Saigon Stories Sept

first_img Share On Monday’s edition of Houston Matters: For weeks following Tropical Storm Harvey, the George R. Brown Convention center downtown was used to house thousands of evacuees — until today. As KHOU is reporting, the last evacuees were bused out of the GRB early this morning bound for other shelters around town. We talk with the Red Cross about where those evacuees were headed and about lessons learned from the process of housing displaced Houstonians.Also this hour: With so many Houstonians displaced by Harvey, what will it mean for the apartment and housing market? We talk with Tom McCasland, director for Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department to find out.Then: Houstonians know Lily Jang as a former morning news anchor for KHOU 11. A first generation American, her family moved to the United States from Saigon when she was just a year old. Jang and Houston Public Media traveled to Vietnam together to discover the vibrant country and culture there today for a program called Saigon Stories, in conjunction with Ken Burns’ new documentary The Vietnam War. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Jang about the special and her return trip to Vietnam.Plus: The Astros kick off their final home stand of the regular season, and the Texans prepare to face the Patriots. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.last_img read more

Divideandconquer strategy key to fast protein folding

first_imgFor the fragments that contain stable hydrophobic contacts (which cause the protein to fold), the protein/computer enforces these contacts and adds more residues to enlarge these points. If new hydrophobic contacts are formed again, the process continues until no more contacts are found.“The protein doesn’t ‘know’ it has the right starting points at the early stages,” Dill explained. “It explores many possible avenues. But, we find that when the chain pieces have reached roughly the 16-to-24-mer stage, then the differences in free energy begin to become compelling, and structures begin to emerge fairly clearly.”In some cases, this zipping procedure alone is enough for a protein to reach its native form. For other cases, the ZA algorithm switches to the assembly procedure, combining two or more fragments to form additional structures until the native form is achieved. The ZA method was tested on nine small proteins, eight of which closely matched the experimental results of samples in the Protein Data Bank. The greatest sign that the ZA method is on the right track is its speed. For example, using ZA, protein G could fold in about 1 CPU year on a 2.8-Ghz Xeon Intel machine.“We don’t know exactly what the speed gain is,” Dill said. “Our largest protein studied is a 112-mer (subsequent to the PNAS paper). Currently the most extensive all-atom physical simulations on Folding@Home, with 100,000 processors, or IBM’s Blue Gene, built for this problem, are on smaller proteins, typically in the range of 20-40 amino acids long. However, those simulations are also more directed at physical questions of folding, rather than at protein structure prediction, so it’s hard to make a direct comparison.”Citation: Ozkan, S. Banu, Wu, G. Albert, Chodera, John D., and Dill, Ken A. “Protein folding by zipping and assembly.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 17, 2007, vol. 104, no. 29, 11987-11992.Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Divide-and-conquer strategy key to fast protein folding (2007, August 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-08-divide-and-conquer-strategy-key-fast-protein.html Researchers have found that proteins may use a divide-and-conquer strategy to fold into their native states in mere microseconds. The physical strategy, called “zipping and assembly” (ZA), can increase the speed at which supercomputers predict protein folding structures, greatly increasing scientists’ understanding of these building blocks of life. Explore further Ribbon diagrams of nine protein structures: Protein Data Bank structures are in orange, while Zipping & Assembly structures are in blue. Credit: Ozkan, et al. ©2007 PNAS.center_img The scientists, Banu Ozkan, Albert Wu, John Chodera, and Ken Dill from the University of California at San Francisco, have published their research in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their results show that the ZA search strategy provides a physics-based model of protein folding that could lead to advances such as computer-based drug discovery and genetic engineering.“Our research has two significant points, I believe,” Dill told PhysOrg.com. “First, it shows that all-atom physical force fields are pretty good (but not perfect), and may be useful for protein structure prediction. And second, it proves that zipping and assembly is a highly efficient conformational search method, and supports the view that ZA may be the physical mechanism of protein folding.”Proteins, which consist of an unstructured linear chain of amino acids, can fold into complex 3D structures within microseconds. On the other hand, high-speed supercomputers might take tens of years to compute the correct structure due to the vast assortment of possible forms the protein could take. When folded incorrectly, proteins can cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and mad cow disease. How proteins fold so quickly is a mystery that researchers are approaching from many different angles, including, for example, physics-based force fields. By assigning force fields to different parts of the protein, computers can track the movement of each individual part.Using the ZA strategy, Ozkan, Wu, Chodera and Dill have sped up the rate at which computers using force fields can predict protein structures. In the ZA model, the first step that proteins (or computers) take is breaking the amino acid chain into 8-12 fragments to search for a very small fraction of favorable folding points (traditional methods usually search the entire chain).“The speed gain in our method comes from not exploring all possible folding routes, but instead from following only those routes that entail small conformational search steps,” Dill explained. “This reduces the search problem, in principle, from one that grows exponentially with the chain length to one that, instead, grows only as the first or second power of the chain length. While we haven’t actually proven that quantitatively, it is clear that the method is much faster than brute force Monte Carlo or molecular dynamics.” Parsley and dill help fight cancer, research shows This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Gold biscuits worth Rs 53 lakh seized from Bongaon 1 arrested

first_imgKolkata: Senior officials of the Customs along with the police seized gold biscuits worth nearly Rs 53 lakh from Bongaon in North 24-Parganas on Friday night. One person has been arrested in this connection so far. The accused, Suman Mondal, a resident of Boyalda village in Bongaon, had been carrying a bag containing the gold biscuits. Acting on a tip-off, the Customs officials conducted raids and arrested him from Choruigachi area for his alleged involvement in a gold smuggling racket. The accused was later handed over to the police by Customs officials for further investigation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the preliminary investigation, the police and Customs officials suspect that the accused might be a part of an international gold smuggling racket. There are others involved in the racket as well, police suspect. According to the cops, as many as 14 gold biscuits were found in his possession weighing around 600 grams. It may be mentioned that the police and Customs have intercepted a number of youths in the district in the past few months and seized gold from them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA probe is being conducted to ascertain if there are any connections between all the incidents. The district police have also intensified the surveillance in the bordering areas of Bongaon. The preliminary investigation suggests that the accused changed route following some recent incidents in which smugglers bringing gold bars and biscuits from abroad were intercepted at Kolkata airport. The accused then began smuggling gold along the India-Bangladesh border in certain districts. As there was stringent surveillance in all the airports these days, it has become difficult for the smugglers to bring in gold from abroad.last_img read more

Excellence Group announces new luxury resort in Montego Bay

first_img MIAMI — Known for its award-winning luxury resorts in the Caribbean, Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has announced its newest addition in Jamaica – Excellence Oyster Bay.Opening early 2018 and breaking ground in the next few months, it will be the first adults-only, all-inclusive luxury resort of its kind in Montego Bay, and will enjoy prime location in Oyster Bay, just 30 minutes from the international airport. The waterfront property will feature 325 suites, including 800-square foot junior suites and 2,000-square foot upper suites that include expansive living spaces, panoramic ocean views and direct beach access.Excellence Oyster Bay will be in a private peninsula with calm waters on one side and a lagoon on the other. The town of Fallmounth is also nearby for day trips.“Excellence Oyster Bay will be the first resort of the Excellence Group in Jamaica, and will set a new standard in the all-inclusive luxury segment, with its location, facilities and the renowned quality service that guests have come to expect from any Excellence Resort,” said Excellence Group’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Domingo Aznar.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTMore information can be found at excellencegroupluxuryresorts.com Excellence Group announces new luxury resort in Montego Bay Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tweet Tags: Excellence Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more