Hills party representatives to fast unto death for Gorkhaland

first_imgAn all-party meeting in Darjeeling on Tuesday concluded that one representative of each political party in the hills will undertake a fast unto death from July 15 to take forward the demand of Gorkhaland.Announcing the decision, Benoy Tamang, Assistant General Secretary of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), said the ongoing indefinite strike that began on June 15 will continue.In addition, the parties also decided to lay seige to the offices of the District Magistrate and Sub Divisional Officers with the help of Gorkhaland supporters from July 14.The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC), convened by the representatives of all the political parties in the hills, decided that all awards received from West Bengal Government would be returned on July 13. The chairman and vice chairman of the development boards set up by the State government has been asked to resign at 6pm on July 14.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who addressed a public gathering at Digha in Purba Medinipur assured people that her government would restore peace in the hills.While she urged the people in the hills to give peace a chance and not play with fire, she accused the Centre of creating tension in the Darjeeling hills.last_img read more

Homi Adajanias next a biopic on an unsung hero

first_imgMumbai, Apr 18 (PTI) Director Homi Adajania is working on a biopic of an unsung hero, a story which he believes everybody should know.Homi, who has made films like “Being Cyrus”, “Cocktail” and “Finding Fanny”, has ventured into the genre of biopics for the first time.”I genuinely dont know which film will go on the floors next. I am working on a couple of ideas including a biopic. Its challenging to make one (biopic) but its an interesting space to be in,” Homi told PTI.When asked if the biopic is based on any sports personality or a person from the film industry, he says, “No not at all. Its the story of an unsung hero. But I cant give out any details at the moment. All I can say is everyone should know the story.”In a role-reversal, Homi, who had earlier directed films for Dinesh Vijan, is now one of the producers of the latters directorial debut “Raabta”.”Dinesh was the co-producer of my first film and then when he was directing the film, I felt I should be there for him. We have been around to help each other and we get along well, so its a great partnership,” he says.”I used to give inputs and ideas, I was not involved in what he was making. The final decision was taken by him.””Raabta” starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon is set to release on June 9. PTI KKP GK SSNlast_img read more

Study analyzes vaccinepreventable infections in children who receive solid organ transplants

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 15 2019Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, reviewed nearly 7,000 transplant recipients nationally over a seven-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2004, to determine how often they are hospitalized with infections that are typically prevented with vaccines.Of the 6,980 transplant recipients in the study, 1,092 patients, or 15.6 percent, were hospitalized with a total of 1,490 cases of vaccine-preventable infections within five years after transplant surgery. At that rate, hospitalization among the transplant population was up to 87 times higher than in the general population.Related StoriesMore effective flu vaccine begins clinical trials across the U.S.Researchers develop improved vaccine for meningitis and bloodstream infectionsVaccine drama on display in California’s Capitol”The huge burden of illness from vaccine-preventable infections that we show in this article should stress to all physicians the critical importance of ensuring that all transplant patients receive age-appropriate immunizations,” said the study’s lead author, Amy Feldman, MD, MSCS, assistant professor of pediatrics for the CU School of Medicine and program director for the liver transplant fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus.While other studies have looked at morbidity from certain types of infections, this study is the first to explore the burden of illness from all vaccine-preventable infections across the entire pediatric solid organ transplant population. The analysis included all patients younger than 18 years old who underwent a heart, lung, liver, kidney, intestine, or multivisceral transplant at any of the 45 U.S. not-for-profit tertiary care pediatric hospitals that report data to the Pediatric Health Information System of the Children’s Hospital Association.Based on the findings, Feldman and her co-authors recommend further study to identify ways to improve the likelihood of vaccination among children who need transplant surgery. The goal is to reduce the costs of hospitalization and the rates of sickness and death due to infections that could be prevented by vaccination. Source:http://www.ucdenver.edu/last_img read more