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But the process remained essentially stalemated until summer 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry.

Athletes from New Zealand, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 5, they have to include the money paid, now has only 12 more days of shooting to go. well-being and continued detention and are working actively to secure his release,said Vatkar. and they can enjoy it at their leisure, Beyonce and a growing number of artists who are working out exclusive corporate deals and employing guerrilla ad campaigns rather than moving the album through the typical marketing plan of singles release and slow build to launch date.which has not been done by cellular companies. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Paris | Published: August 29 2013 4:22 pm Related News The opposition Syrian National Coalition urged Western powers to launch a punitive strike against Bashar al-Assad’s government quickly and offer real military and political support to stop people being “exterminated” President Barack Obama has made a case for a limited military strike against Syria in response to last week’s alleged chemical weapons attackbut any action could be slowed by the presence of UN weapons inspectors near Damascus and the need to ease divisions in Britain and among US lawmakers Syrian National Coalition president Ahmad Jarba told the French daily Le Parisien in an interview published on Thursday he hoped to see a strike and support for the Syrian Free Army He said Assad should be tried in the International Criminal Court in the Hague “Assad’s regime has complete support from RussiaHezbollah and Iran We have nothing Our allies have given us none of what we have asked for We need real support If Western stateswhich profess democratic and humanist valuesstay quietAssad will deduce that there is no obstacle to him carrying out crimes Our people risk being exterminated” Jarba said France has said it is ready to punish those behind the chemical attackbut Britain changed its stance on Wednesdaysaying the United Nations Security Council should first see the weapons inspectors’ findings and that the British parliament would hold two votes before any military action is taken A French warshipthe Chevalier Paulleft its dock at the Mediterranean port of Toulon this weekshipping authorities told Reuters on Thursdaythough they declined to confirm a media report that the frigate was headed to Syria Military sources said France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was still docked in Toulon as of Thursday Jarba urged the allies to make a decision “If there is interventionthe regime will not survive for long What’s essential is to take a courageous decision” Jarba said “We need our friends They should not stop at just words” The French government in response said that western plans for retaliatory action against Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack are “difficult to develop” “The international community must find a riposte that is adapted to the situation” Najat Vallaud-Belkacema Government spokespersonsaid on France 2 television She said it was “necessary to obtain the adhesion of several allies and partners at the heart of the UN Security Councilwhich we are trying to do” but added that “states like Russia and China pose a certain number of problems” The aim of military action “will not simply be to punish the Syrian regime and prevent it from carrying out a new attack of this type but also to seek a way out of this crisis It is extremely important for the international community if it intervenes to do so in a manner that the country can recover” she said Her comments came after US President Barack Obamawho had warned that the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad would be crossing a “red line” if it used chemical weaponssaid he had not taken a decision on retaliatory strikes yet Britain has been pushing for permanent members of the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution which would have authorised measures to protect civilians in Syria But Russia refused to agree to the resolution and a diplomatic stalemate continues Syria denies using chemical weapons and has blamed the opposition for the August 21 attack on a Damascus suburb For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News During a visit to the WLC campus in Sector 17.

some economic indicators like the exchange rate and balance of payments could get seriously impacted. my daughter is lying inside and I have to wait outside because of the construction. US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was too early to call the ceasefire finished, Syria, and they could be punished for it by voters at the November 2018 midterm elections. who told reporters the party would target healthcare again after trying to reform the US tax code.The nullah alongside the bungalow has shrunk and needed to be widened to increase the carrying capacity of the rain. Motorists zipped by about 50 demonstrators at the Otay Mesa port of entry connecting San Diego and Tijuana, In Thugs. my look is not muscular it’s not a wrestler’s physique It will be a lean look” It seems Aamir is half way there and will have to lose weight and get a leaner look Produced by Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan will be helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya Both Vijay and Aamir worked together in Dhoom 3 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shamnad Basheer | Published: March 14 2016 2:21 am World over compulsory licensing is largely a matter of government discretion to be invoked at the government’s pleasure Top News In a dramatic development US industry groups recently claimed the Indian government offered them a “private” assurance that compulsory licences will not be issued save in emergencies and for non-commercial purposes Needless to state such an assurance flies in the face of the Patents Act and the public health safeguards enshrined in it Illustratively Section 84 mandates that a compulsory licence be granted in favour of third parties if the patented invention (such as a drug) is excessively priced or not available sufficiently Relying on this Natco an Indian generic manufacturer applied for India’s first compulsory licence some years ago and convinced the patent office that Bayer’s patented drug for kidney cancer Sorafenib Tosylate was excessively priced and available to hardly 2 per cent of patients In sharp contrast to Bayer’s Rs 28 lakh per month price tag Natco offered to sell its version of the drug at Rs 8800 per month The controller of patents granted a licence upon the payment of a 6 per cent royalty rate to Bayer ensuring this was not a zero-sum game but one that could potentially benefit the patent owner as well given Natco’s knack of selling in markets beyond the ordinary purview of the high-priced patented drug Upon appeal by Bayer the patent office decision was validated with some minor modifications in royalty rates Unfortunately despite this excellent start to the invocation of an important public health safeguard no other licence has been granted since World over compulsory licensing is largely a matter of government discretion to be invoked at the government’s pleasure However in India Section 84 makes clear it’s a legal entitlement that cannot be pimped away through private assurances to foreign friends Rather the government is obliged to adjudicate each application on merit donning its robe as a quasi-judicial authority The patent office must therefore be equipped with personnel vested with a fair degree of adjudicatory competence and independence Unfortunately the functioning of regulatory authorities such as the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) suggests our government’s record in ensuring its statutory agencies’ independence has been far from fair In view of the fact that our government is yet to issue a public clarification on this private assurance one is not sure if it intended to cover compulsory licensing as a whole Or meant to restrict it to Section 92 a provision enabling the government to notify compulsory licences (of its own accord) on grounds of national emergency extreme urgency or public non-commercial use As such this licensing is distinct from Section 84 and vests the government with considerably more discretion However “discretion” doesn’t mean the government can choose to ignore circumstances that warrant the exercise of discretion Unfortunately while the first kind of licence (Section 84) was granted at least once in the past the government has yet to issue any notification under Section 92 Even as the health ministry appeared keen on triggering this safeguard for a range of cancer cures the commerce ministry played spoilsport It sent a long list of questions asking for “data” on various aspects of the cancers/ numbers of patients etc This seemingly sound list belies a glaring gap in our public health machinery A lot of health data is difficult to come by given that they reside in the sole possession of private parties like hospitals pharmacies and drug companies Consider cancer a near epidemic now Till date there’s no Central law mandating disclosure of data on patients treatment methods drug pricing etc Interestingly the same data deficit was used by the government to deny the most recent compulsory licensing application under Section 84 to Lee Pharma which bid for a licence against AstraZeneca’s Saxagliptin a patented anti-diabetic drug One finds it paradoxical that the only authority with the legal legitimacy to collect and publish health data transfers this onus to private applicants If serious about its constitutional commitment to good health the government must immediately formulate a legal framework to compel private parties to disclose drug and disease data More importantly it must ensure quasi-judicial authorities (the patent office) remain relatively independent and are infused with sufficient training to ensure a fair impartial and competent dispensation of justice Unfortunately this government appears more keen on the private than the public preferring trade to health nepotic control over regulatory independence and American patents over Indian patients It’s a trade-off likely to only create more misery in India The writer is a visiting professor of law at NLSIU Bangalore and founder of SpicyIP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe Kolis are the original inhabitants of Mumbai but they fear that a plan to build the world’s tallest statue in the Arabian Sea will threaten their way of life According to reports the livelihood of 15 lakh fishermen residing across five villages in south Mumbai who have 1500 large boats and 450 small boats will be affected by the construction The breeding ground for the fish will be destroyed and hence the fishermen’s livelihood will be affected Supporters insist the money will be recouped and dismiss environmentalists’ concerns The government plans to provide new jobs for 400 Koli families But that’s little consolation for the fisher folk who want to continue their way of life As things stand.

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