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Indian-American jailed for selling illegal pills, loses citizenship

Indian-American jailed for selling illegal pills, loses citizenship

Washington, April 29 A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China. Ismail Ali Khan was also convicted and sentenced for falsely stating that he was not a criminal on his application to become

Genes that help Tibetans survive at high altitudes

New York, April 28 Variants of five different genes — including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans — help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study. The people of Tibet have survived on an extremely high and arid plateau for thousands of years, due to their amazing natural

Vaccination: Myths and facts

New Delhi, April 29 The topic of vaccination has always generated an endless debate. What was once a life-saving marvel of modern technology is now occasionally viewed with doubt. There are many today who choose to not get vaccinated amid all this mistrust. It is a fact that many infectious diseases have been controlled or

Are we a nation of pseudo-secularists?

Are we a nation of pseudo-secularists?

Aswini Mohapatra, Mridula Mukherjee, Harbans Mukhia The staunch secular nationalism of India has forced communalists to pretend to be secular and nationalist Mridula Mukherjee To answer this question, we first need to understand the meaning and context of the term ‘pseudo-secular’. It is a term propounded by the ideologues of Hindu communalism to delegitimise and

Learning to run twice as fast

N.K. Singh It is no mean achievement that the daunting fiscal deficit target of 3.5% of GDP for the past year was met. Beyond the 3.2% fiscal deficit target for the current year, the government has accepted a 3% target thereafter. Continuing this trend in the future will enable the realisation of the preferred 60%

In four doses: On malaria vaccines

Beginning next year, the World Health Organisation will begin pilot tests of the injectable malaria vaccine RTS,S (or Mosquirix) on 750,000 children aged 5-17 months in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. The vaccine has been successfully put through a Phase III trial, in which the drug is tested for safety and efficacy. Any decision on wider

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