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It was necessary to impose further disabilities on the community, but that was not enough to assuage the identity-forming passion of the nation: the constitution anomalously still protected them and gave them equal status as citizens of Pakistan. talented, ? Taking tosocial media again she later wrote another justification that was also deleted… Regarding my last post I have no idea why this has become such a big issue I just wanted to make sure that I did not hurt anyone’s feelings and all of a sudden it has been turned into national news Again and again I am telling people that I have not been forced into anything by anyone This was post was not meant against anyone just wanted to make sure that people were not hurt by what I was doing From media to everyone else please don’t blow this out of proportion Neither was I forced nor am I against anyone Hopefully this post just stops this once and for all For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Updated: June 13 2017 5:00 am Top News A game of volleyball in Gurgaon’s Sarhaul village ended in cross FIRs at Sector 17/18 police station late Sunday evening with multiple cases being registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act According to police the game involved five boys all residents of Sarhaul aged between 18 and 20 years and was being played at the Government School in the village While three of the boys are Yadavs the other two are members of the Valmiki caste said police “The children had some argument during the game and as they were leaving school they got into an altercation which became violent and they beat up each other with sticks” said Ram Kumar Station House Officer (SHO) of the Sector 17/18 police station The fight ended when residents of the village intervened and all five boys were rushed to Civil Hospital While four boys were released after being administered first aid one was treated overnight and released on Monday afternoon “The three Yadav boys regularly call me names because I am a Dalit We had an argument during the game on Sunday after which we went home A few hours later they confronted me on their bike outside my house and hurled caste-based abuses at me before beating me up” one of the boys alleged on Monday still nursing a wound on his head “Both groups have registered cases with one of the cases including sections under the SC/ST Act We are probing the matter and legal action will be taken against whoever is found guilty” said ACP Manish Sehgal PRO of Gurgaon Police adding that further investigation is underway For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shamnad Basheer | Published: September 27 2014 12:03 am Modi’s US visit is likely to throw up highly contentious intellectual property rights issues Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit is likely to throw up highly contentious intellectual property rights issues Indeed for the last several years US drug majors and their European counterparts have lobbied hard to demonise the Indian patent regime But the government must continue to defend the law and stand its ground Particularly since our own industrial moguls have caved in and are less vocal about their opposition to a global patent paradigm scripted by Western industrial interests It is against this backdrop that one must view the latest deal between Gilead a leading US pharmaceutical company and seven Indian generic firms to manufacture and distribute an important antiviral in several low- and middle-income countries The deal pertains to the licencing of Sovaldi a patented hepatitis C drug that revolutionised treatment but is priced at a whopping $84000 for a three-month course Faced with mounting pressure from patient groups and strong patent opposition in India Gilead announced that it would sell Sovaldi for $900 Immediately thereafter it announced the licencing arrangement It even went to the extent of explaining this private commercial deal to the commerce minister presumably to ward off compulsory licencing After all two years ago another excessively priced patented drug Nexavar was forcefully licenced to an Indian company for manufacture at a 30th of the price at which the German patentee Bayer was selling it in India The announcement of Gilead’s licencing agreement generated consternation among public health activists who believe that its patent is vulnerable under India’s stringent patent standard which was upheld by the Supreme Court in the famous Novartis case One wonders: would such a deal have been struck a decade earlier Perhaps not At least not with Cipla a much-admired company whose visionary leader Yusuf Hamied had held that the introduction of pharmaceutical patents in India would cause a “genocide” and that he would do all he could to mitigate the disaster And he did walk the talk At least for a while In 2008 a brazen Cipla released a generic version of a patented lung cancer drug and took on the litigious might of Roche a Swiss multinational Fortunately Cipla won the case at the first instance arguing that their cheaper version should be kept on the market for the sake of poor patients However in a surprising move the company recently opted to pursue a settlement with Roche This after four years of litigation three sets of appeals and a full-fledged trial which resulted in a verdict largely favourable to Cipla What does all of this mean Are we seeing a new phase in pharmaceutical history Does this have to do with a gradual whittling away of the sharp innovator-versus-generic divide A divide that is often considered a defining feature of the pharmaceutical industry distinguishing it from most other technology sectors Notably while the high technology sector routinely sees a fluid innovator versus infringer dynamic with Microsoft and Google suing as much as they are sued the pharmaceutical industry is different Patent positions are more ossified with alleged innovators typically MNCs suing generic copycats typically Indian companies However it would appear that this dividing line is now blurring with generic companies aspiring to jump on to the innovation bandwagon and drug innovators waiting to acquire generic divisions The last few years have seen an increasing number of partnerships collaborations and mergers between the hitherto warring factions But this is hardly surprising In the world of business pragmatism often trumps principle Given the increased patent scrutiny and the mounting pressure of instruments such as compulsory licencing and drug price control innovators are looking to partner with generic companies for local manufacture and distribution of their drugs at cheaper prices On the other side of the fence the advent of biologics a species that is often difficult to copy and increased regulatory pressures are forcing generic firms to rush into the welcoming arms of drug innovators Cipla reflects this changing paradigm Under Hamied the company positioned itself as a strong ideological warrior taking on the global might of MNCs and slashing prices of patented HIV medicines to save thousands of lives in Africa Today it is just like any other corporate that seeks to enhance shareholder value and readily aligns with those that it had vehemently opposed in a bygone era All of this means that public health and affordable access will take a severe beating We can no longer expect our home-grown generic companies to guard this turf Growing partnerships between them and global innovators will mean fewer patent challenges As such the government cannot remain content with relying on free-market competition from the generic sector to bring drug prices down It has to play a more active role to foster affordable healthcare and revive its once-prominent public sector units It is this new dynamic that Modi must bear in mind as he negotiates with a partner that is all too keen to collaborate on the IP front but mostly on its own terms The writer is founder of SpicyIP and former professor of IP Law at WBNUJS Kolkata [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 15 2017 8:48 am Whether the new teaser hints at a new Blue colour variant for OnePlus 3T or a new accessory for the smartphone remains to be seen Related News OnePlus has put out a teaser on Twitter suggesting a new Blue colour variant of OnePlus 3T might be in the offing The teaser image has a blue background with the date ‘3/15/17’ written on it in white colour Apparently OnePlus has partnered with fashion accessory manufacturer Colette for its new venture “Something is about to go down with @oneplus & @coletteparis – stay tuned” reads the tweet The teaser could also hint at a new accessory that OnePlus is planning to launch for OnePlus 3T smartphone Details are unclear at this moment Assuming OnePlus has teased a Blue colour option for OnePlus 3T it is likely to remain exclusive to the 128GB storage variant of the smartphone OnePlus 3T is currently available in Soft Gold and Gunmetal colour options While the 64GB variant can be bought in both of these colour options the 128GB variant of OnePlus 3T is only available in Gunmetal colour option Something is about to go down with @oneplus & @coletteparis – stay tuned pictwittercom/Z9ETg7ach5 — OnePlus (@oneplus) March 13 2017 Tipster Evan Blass had earlier put out a new wallpaper from OnePlus one that looks quite different from the ones we’ve seen before The wallpaper has black molten lava with shades of orange and red in the outline Company’s tagline ‘Never Settle’ written on it in bold letters Read:OnePlus 3T review: A faster smartphone sure but worth the extra price The wallpaper has a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution suggesting OnePlus’ upcoming flagship smartphone – OnePlus 5 – will feature a Full HD display It could also mean a new colour ‘dark’ or Black colour variant that the company is working on for OnePlus 5 It could also hint at a limited edition colour option for its current flagship – OnePlus 3T Whether the new teaser hints at a new Blue colour variant for OnePlus 3T or a new accessory for the smartphone remains to be seen For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 22 2017 9:53 pm Kareena Kapoor Khan had sometime back said that she and husband Saif Ali Khan make it a point that one parents is always around son Taimur Related News Kareena Kapoor Khan has said she is in the best phase of her life No doubt she is enjoying everything about being a mother to newly born Taimur Ali Khan While Kareena makes it a point to keep the little one by her side as much as she can she had recently also said that she and husband Saif Ali Khan make it a point that one parent is around Taimur all the time However her latest set of pictures are telling a different story According to a report in Bollywood Life Kareena has left for London to join Saif who is shooting for his upcoming film Chef in Europe And what’s grabbing the attention is her airport pictures where she seems to be travelling sans Taimur As per Kareena’s latest images she was seen at the airport without Taimur Check them out All images courtesy: Varinder Chawla All images courtesy: Varinder Chawla All images courtesy: Varinder Chawla Kareena remained the most active during her pregnancy days She finished her professional commitments hosted family dinners did photoshoots and shot for television endorsements Even after delivering Taimur she went on with her busy schedule and her fans were only happy to see juggling between work and motherhood like a boss Also read |Taimur Ali Khan is never alone at home one parent is always there with him: Kareena Kapoor Khan Saif Ali Khan’s next film Chef is the official remake of 2014 American film by the same name Saif has apparently brushed up his culinary skills for the film which also stars Raman Raghav 20 actor Sobhita Dhulipala and is slated to release later this year Saif was last seen in Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial Rangoon alongside Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor The film however tanked at the box office For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: September 9 2017 6:19 am Top News The State Urban Development department on Thursday issued a notification to change the reservation of the mayor’s residence in Shivaji Bungalow to “Grand Memorial of Swargiya Balasaheb Thackeray” in the current Development Plan (DP) 1991 As part of the process the state has invited suggestions and objections regarding the change of reservation from the public in the next one month Civic officials of the Development Plan Department pointed said according to the notification the changes will have to be made in DP 1991 as well as the previous one DP 1967 “We have already proposed the changes in the reservation in DP 2034 that has been sent to the state and Town Planning Department But we will have to make the change in the existing DP as well as the previous one since condition of both plans prevail on the land” he said The official said residents will be able to submit their suggestions and objections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the deputy director of the Town Planning Department and the Urban Development Department after which the changes will be carried out The notification that was issued on September 7 says the state has appointed a committee which will develop the Thackeray Memorial on the plot measuring 12928 sqm – which is now the mayor’s residence It also says that the improvement committee and the general body of the BMC had previously approved the hand over of the land to a trust appointed by the state government for a period of 30 years While the previous reservation of the mayor’s bungalow was next to the place marked as green area the new reservation will only be the Thackeray Memorial The state government’s notification comes five months after the BMC sent a letter to the Urban Development Department saying the reservation for the green zone be changed “In the DP of 1967 the area was marked simply as a green zone even though the heritage bungalow was present Subsequently in the DP 1991 the plot was marked as a green zone and mayor’s bungalow However we had to ask for the change since no construction work for the Balasaheb Thackeray Memorial can happen until the ‘green zone’ reservation is replaced with a reservation for the Balasaheb Thackeray Memorial Trust” said a civic official [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by PTI | Mumbai | Published: May 26 2013 3:40 pm Related News Randeep Hooda has finished shooting his upcoming film Shooter with director Vishram Sawant The 36-year-old actorwho was last seen in Bombay Talkiessaid he has no time for vacation as his schedule is jam-packed till next year “It’s finally a wrap for 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