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(Source: Reuters) Iceland can reach the knockout stages of Euro 2016 by drawing or winning their match against Austria on Wednesday. 2014 11:53 pm Can Modi,The main objective (of the trust) is to revive the lost legacy of Subhash Chandra Bose and ensure that his vision and ideology reach the future generations, he said For all the latest DO NOT USE West Bengal News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: January 23 2017 11:54 am The smart needle will be ready for formal clinical trials next year researchers said ( Picture for representation Source: PTI) Related News Scientists have developed a new smart needle with a tiny camera that allows surgeons to see at-risk blood vessels and avoid injuring them an advance that may make brain surgery safer The tiny imaging probe encased within a brain biopsy needle lets surgeons ‘see’ blood vessels as they insert the needle allowing them to avoid causing bleeds that can potentially be fatal “We call it a smart needle It contains a tiny fibre-optic camera the size of a human hair shining infrared light to see the vessels before the needle can damage them” said Robert McLaughlin professor at the University of Adelaide “And what’s really exciting is the computer smarts behind this so that the computer itself recognises the blood vessel and alerts the surgeon” McLaughlin said Over the past six months the smart needle has been used in a pilot trial with 12 patients undergoing neurosurgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia The smart needle will be ready for formal clinical trials next year researchers said The team are in discussions with a number of international medical device manufacturers and are seeking to manufacture the smart needles in Australia Also read: 27 medicines sold by top firms ‘fail’ quality tests in seven states “To have a tool that can see blood vessels as we proceed through the brain would revolutionise neurosurgery” said Christopher Lind Consultant Neurosurgeon at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the University of Western Australia “It will open the way for safer surgery allowing us to do things we’ve not been able to do before” said Lind who led the clinical trial For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rajendra Abhyankar | Updated: September 22 2014 8:54 am By any metric of credibility and effectiveness the US strategy looks as though it will exacerbate the dangers rather than provide a resolution to the crisis ( Source: Reuters ) Related News At last week’s Paris conference on Iraq — attended by Russia China Japan the European Union and the Arab League among others — the US managed to cobble together diplomatic support for its plan for military (read aerial) action against the Islamic State (IS) But no mention was made of such action in IS havens in Syria which US President Barack Obama’s strategy emphasises Even the coalition it has built is dodgy Iran and Syria were kept out at the behest of the US But Russia has made it clear that it considers military action without Iran’s cooperation and coordination with the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria to be illegal and dangerous The British House of Commons opposes military action Further Turkey a Nato member has refused to close its borders allowing money and supplies to reach Syrian opposition groups Turkish border towns like Antakya Kisil and Antalya have become hubs for foreign fighters The largely Sunni Arab potentates prevaricate believing that military action will weaken their IS tafkiri proxies and inevitably strengthen Syria The military action against the IS in Iraq is the latest of the US’s flawed strategies since the Iraq invasion in 2003 The advent of a democratic leadership there has seemingly made no difference After the crises in Afghanistan and Libya we now have Syria and the IS After dithering on military action Obama will authorise air strikes against the IS in its safe havens in Syria That is a major change from keeping the IS in play to build pressure on the then Iraq prime minister Nouri al-Maliki to quit a delay that ended up strengthening the IS with major field victories in Iraq and Syria By any metric of credibility and effectiveness the US strategy looks as though it will exacerbate the dangerous situation in the Middle East rather than provide a resolution to the crisis It is flawed in its goal manner of execution choice of partners targets and outcome At its root the IS represents a fanatical and violent dimension of a major religion It is not possible to “degrade and ultimately destroy” a stream of thought by military means; indeed it might be granted a fresh lease of life The persistence of the Muslim Brotherhood which was ruthlessly hunted by Arab autocrats three decades ago is a case in point The IS one of the richest and most ruthless terrorist organisations brings together nearly 35 Salafist groups Its jihadi network is valued at $2 billion and rising on stolen oil revenues looted treasuries and plunder from the sale of lifted antiquities in Iraq and Syria It controls 35 per cent of Syrian territory while other similar groups control another 20 per cent The moderate groups which the US and the West want to back control under five per cent of the territory All these groups — 1500 at last count — are also Islamists sectarian and anti-democratic It hardly serves the US to be enmeshed in an intra-Islamic struggle that Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Saud al-Faisal says will continue for a decade The strategy is also flawed on two significant counts in not seeking to coordinate with the Syrian government and totally bypassing the UN and the Security Council Under these circumstances any action by the US and the Western powers will be an illegal invasion of a sovereign country Predictably the Assad regime has made this assertion which it will reverse of course if the US makes common cause with it But the US desists because it does not wish to strengthen Assad and adversely impact Israel’s security For the US cooperation with Syrian intelligence is necessary to destroy the IS Even though both target the same enemy for the same reason the US does not accept that the Assad regime is the lesser of two evils This position amounts to saying it is fine for the US to go after the IS in Syria but not for the Syrian government whose citizens it includes The US’s deliberate bypassing of the UNSC in building the international coalition — of mostly the “unwilling” — says enough about the status of that body Important Nato members like the UK are not on board while others like Germany are evaluating the blowback of fighting the IS The US has emasculated the UNSC by not seeking a UN mandate even if only for form’s sake given the inevitability of a Russian or a Chinese veto The US action has opened the way for Russia to act in a similar manner in Crimea and Ukraine It gives China which has a number of theatres of overt tension on its periphery the freedom to follow suit At the Paris meeting the Arab League backed the move to expand airstrikes to Syria The Saudis appeared to have little choice and agreed to provide training bases and funds It was the best way to deflect attention from the Saudi Wahhabism that spawned the IS But there is no guarantee that this will play out as the US desires because these are after all the same Saudis who allegedly funded the same IS to fight Shias in Iraq and Syria and bring down the Assad regime Finally the US’s public image continues to suffer The speculation that the IS and its self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were created by the West to fight Shias has taken root It is no surprise then that even the coalition of the unwilling on Syria finds no traction as it seems that each country is looking out only for itself The IS does need to be combatted But we need is international action with wide consultations among countries with composite and diverse populations that are most at risk from the group’s ideology That will ensure strategies are not put in place based on the narrow divisions in play in West Asia The writer a former Indian ambassador to Syria and Turkey is professor of the practice of diplomacy and public affairs at Indiana University Bloomington US express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 18 2017 11:14 am Christian Benteke has scored 15 goals this season for Crystal Palace (Source: Reuters) Related News Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is recovering well from a knee ligament injury and is confident of returning to first-team action for the Premier League club in November the Belgium international has said Benteke Palace’s top scorer last season sustained the injury in last month’s defeat to league leaders Manchester City and has missed the Eagles’ last two games including their first win of the campaign against champions Chelsea “The rehab is going really well and I’m feeling really happy with the way that my ligament is healing so hopefully I can be back in a few weeks” Benteke told the club’s website(wwwcpfccouk) The 26-year-old also wants to impress Belgium manager Roberto Martinez with a goal-scoring run at Palace to boost his chances of being called up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia “Playing in the World Cup is a big motivation but it’s only going to improve my performances at the club I really want to help the team and do well this year to make sure I’m in the squad” he added Palace are bottom of the table and host ninth-placed Newcastle United on Saturday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Paromita Chakrabarti | New Delhi | Published: August 16 2015 1:00 am Anshu Gupta at the Goonj office in Delhi Top News Madanpur Khadar blends into Delhi’s vast sprawl like any other urban village used to living in the shadows of a prosperous neighbourhood A dusty road leads to squat unpretentious buildings arranged without much thought Inside one such building in a room full of files and a desktop computer Rajkamal Jha is waiting to show me around the Goonj headquarters He leads me to bare rooms where a bunch of women are busy sorting clothes packing kits for families weddings and emergencies labelled and ready for dispatch In another room stacks of cloth sanitary napkins — part of the Not Just a Piece of Cloth project aimed to introduce menstrual hygiene in rural areas — are being put together Discarded audio reels and oversized denims are being turned into handbags and folders and school bags made of used cloth and discarded toys are getting cleaned up to find their place in anganwadi schools “Sab cheez kaam aati hai yahaan hum kuch bhi nahi waste karte hai Bas sochne ka andaaz alag hona chahiye (We find a use for everything We don’t waste anything here You just need to think differently)” Jha says This vision is the password to the universe that Anshu Gupta this year’s Magsaysay Award winner (alongside Sanjiv Chaturvedi) has painstakingly built up over the last 17 years At Goonj the NGO he started in 1998 with his wife Meenakshi to attempt to bridge the rural-urban divide giving isn’t just an act of charity but a helping hand extended both ways “As children our mothers always tell us don’t accept anything for free work for it Charity strips people of their self-esteem I think the biggest victim of charity across the world is the child If he has no incentive to earn anything how will he ever turn out to be a responsible citizen” says Gupta 44 sitting in his Sarita Vihar office Goonj works in the field of disaster relief humanitarian aid and community rehabilitation across 21 states in India The aid it provides is never in the form of cash and has to be earned through community work — except in the case of disaster relief In Madhya Pradesh for instance communities have dug wells in exchange for clothes and woollens; in Orissa ponds have been cleaned and schools set up In this modern non-monetary barter system that Gupta has fostered clothes not money is the currency The Work for Cloth initiative remains one of Goonj’s most successful projects It draws people into developmental activities that enhance the quality of their lives “Let’s face it they could have earned cash in exchange of labour But the community benefits from their service and they are involved in the process of arriving at a solution for their everyday problems” he says Gupta had a glimmer of the possibility of cloth as a tool for social change in the 1990s when he was a student at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) In the winter of 1992 out photographing on the streets of south Delhi he came across a man who collected unclaimed bodies from the city’s roads and cremated them Gupta spent a week with the man and his family accompanying him during the assignments The cold claimed many lives and the image of a man in scant clothing whose body they had found near Khooni Darwaza central Delhi stayed with him It would take Gupta several more years and jobs before the idea of Goonj would firm up Goonj now has over 250 partner organisations working with it but setting up operation in Delhi a city known for its disparate wealth distribution and “no culture of giving” was slow in the beginning “The culture of donor-beneficiary is faulty in its assumptions One only gives up something voluntarily if that isn’t required anymore If you look at it that way both parties are beneficiaries But it was difficult to get this thought out” he says The couple worked out of their 700 sq ft residence in Sarita Vihar with a handful of volunteers “There wasn’t any organised social sector at that time and NGOs were looked at with derision I remember setting up a stall at a fair and someone sniggering ‘Look at the NGO-wala in jeans’” he says The eldest of four siblings Gupta’s sensibilities were shaped by the gentle rhythms of life in the Doon valley He grew up in Dehradun where his father a government officer was posted In 1990 he moved to Delhi to join IIMC on the heels of a serious accident that had left him bed-ridden for nearly a year By then there had been enough time to learn to still the throb of materialism to linger over the small truths of life In all the years of Goonj’s operations the social sector has undergone many transformations though Gupta says there’s still a lot to be done in terms of generating social responsibility “You cannot build houses on flood channels (in Kashmir) or hotels on river banks (Uttarakhand) and then blame the government for lack of action As citizens we need to understand our responsibilities as well” he says Will the Magsaysay award impact the way his own organisation works “Economists and international aid agencies keep talking about roti kapda aur makaan But no economic policies or commissions ever include kapda in their agenda We hope that those in the academia will look at the importance of cloth beyond the supply-chain management” says Gupta For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsVisakhapatnam: Two tribal girls were gang raped by eight men in a village in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district and village elders tried to hush up the crime by directing the culprits to pay Rs 50000 as compensation to the victims Representational image News18 The accused which included sons of a mandal (block) elected representative and a head constable and their six friends were all absconding police said The shocking incident occurred on Saturday evening in Tajangi village when the girls had gone for ‘jatra’ (local fair) along with their two male friends As it was raining heavily the girls along with the two youth had taken shelter in front of a closed shop The accused reached there chased away the male friends and raped the girls one after another The victims reached the village and informed their parents Instead of lodging a complaint with police their families approached the village elders in accordance with the traditions of the tribal community The village elders summoned the youth on Sunday and directed them to pay Rs 50000 compensation to the two victims The girls refused to accept the same and compelled their parents to lodge a complaint with police on Monday Police in Chintapalli mandal registered cases against the accused for rape and for committing atrocities on tribals Police had sent the girls for medical examination and formed special teams to nab the accused 2013 3:14 am Related News Two more persons ? 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