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s told movie bosses he? According to him, While addressing a rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, I got a call from some official in the Chief Minister’s office. Asus, The health of the accused has been deteriorating each day and he has not been able to take liquid diet. a non-Congress party formed a complete majority government for the first time after Independence, said even if such “deserters” join another party to get tickets for elections, which allows users to save videos to watch offline and monitor their data use.A beta version of the app has been released in the Google Play Store in India and will be released in other emerging markets later company executives said in an interview Analysts have been forecasting a surge in video consumption in India since Reliance Jio the telecom unit of Reliance Industries Ltd upended the industry last year with cheap data plans that have prodded rivals to lower prices Silicon Valley has long regarded India with its population of 13 billion people and poor connectivity as a prime place to test products for emerging markets YouTube executives said they sought to build a product for Indian users from the ground up rather than releasing a slimmed-down version of their primary app “As we talked to people in the market they didn’t want something that felt like a stripped down version of YouTube – they wanted the full experience” said John Harding vice president of engineering at YouTube Due to the frustration of trying to load video at slow Internet speeds the YouTube team had contemplated showing users a series of images from a video with the audio like a slideshow But Indian consumers reacted poorly to the feature The final design helps users discover videos that trending in their region while minimizing data usage Users can preview videos before watching to ensure that is what they want While Reliance Jio’s entry has boosted video consumption in India analyst Neil Shah of Counterpoint Technology Market Research questioned whether YouTube Go would remain popular as cheap data plans become more prevalent “The only future I see for YouTube Go is for feature phones or basic phones” he wrote in an email But with 180 million mobile users in India and mobile watch time climbing 400 percent year over year YouTube has strong momentum in India Jay Akkad a product lead at YouTube said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWhen Xue Feng landed his first job after academia as a petroleum consultant in 2000 he was delighted His new employer Englewood Colorado–based IHS had high ambitions for the young geologist: overhaul how the company—a corporate intelligence firm—gathered oil and gas data on China Feng dove into his assignment with gusto—so much so that in 2005 when he was 40 years old he suffered a mild heart attack By then he had snared a rare unclassified database of 30000 oil wells in China from a private broker The database promised substantial profits for IHS and—in a country that tightly guards such data on national security grounds—substantial risks Disaster struck on 20 November 2007 Feng who had just left IHS for Houston Texas–based C&C Reservoirs was on a business trip in Beijing when he was abducted from his hotel room Chinese security personnel interrogated him and charged Feng a Chinese-born US citizen with selling state secrets His chief crime: arranging for IHS’s purchase of the oil well database which the Chinese government declared a state secret in 2007 In 2010 Feng was convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison including the nearly 3 years he had already spent in detention Back in the United States Feng’s former PhD adviser University of Chicago geologist David Rowley campaigned for his early release Rowley met with US embassy staff in Beijing and spurred prominent activists to petition both governments But even US President Barack Obama’s personal request to Chinese leaders in 2009 wasn’t enough Feng was finally released in April—10 months before his sentence was set to expire—and immediately deported to the United States where he rejoined his wife and two children in Houston Feng spoke with Science about his time in prison and what other researchers working abroad might glean from his experiences This transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity Q: Your work at IHS involved gathering a lot of sensitive data for clients Were you ever worried about the risks involved A: Honestly speaking I did not worry I was doing honorable work in bridging the international oil industry with a country that needed investment and in helping my firm revamp its products The profession of geologist seemed the safest in the world By connecting dots in hindsight I realize it’s possible that the corporate executives might have known all along that [such work] carries security risks but chose not to disclose [them] Was I misled about the potential danger working for IHS Now I feel I was It was the responsibility of the corporate executives lawyers and human resources people to worry about the sort of risks that they imposed on their employees (IHS had no comment in response to questions from Science) Q: What happened on 20 November 2007 A: At 12 o’clock that night somebody knocked on my door I told them I was sleeping They said “We have come to fix the electricity” I opened the door and a bunch of guys without uniforms—about two dozen of them—came into the room I thought it was the Chinese mafia But it turned out to be the Chinese spy agency the Ministry of State Security They told me they had some questions and I needed to go with them So I said “Okay it’s no problem I have to go back [to Houston] tomorrow Can we do this quickly” And they said “It’s up to you You’ve got to do it quickly” They took me to a secret location I just wanted to finish the questions because in my mind I never did anything wrong I had such peace of mind I told them “I am going to have a little nap Do you guys mind” And they said “By all means” The questioning started that night It lasted probably 10 months It wasn’t day after day Sometimes they went weeks without taking me from the cell but sometimes [they took me] a few times a day They interrogated me for 199 rounds Q: What was prison like A: I don’t want to go into the details because a lot of things are very difficult to bring up In the beginning it was only me After 3 months they moved me into a tiny detention center I stayed in rooms [with] one or two or three other people And even though I was in a very hard situation I was sympathetic to all of them The detention center is a department of hell In Chinese people say there are 18 floors in hell We were probably on the lowest level but slowly we took the elevators up up and up Q: How did you cope A: To keep my brain from being totally scrambled by [the interrogations] I mentally wrote a book for my children on everything I’d learned And I read the Chinese classics This reading was done under very difficult circumstances: In the first 3 years I wasn’t allowed to wear my eyeglasses so I had to squeeze my extremely near-sighted eyes to get clear vision The squeezing led to a piercing headache that annoyed me without stop After the interrogations ended I started to do a lot of intentional thinking to keep my mind occupied and to avoid a mental cave-in Sometimes when it was too much to bear I raised my head saying to myself with contempt “You can all go to hell I will go to Texas yeah back to my home” In that mental picture the orange-colored lights of my porch were like a lighthouse guiding a lost sailor Q: Did you befriend any of your fellow prisoners A: In prison people don’t talk about friendship because many people there have probably been betrayed by close friends In my case I just tried to help people When I felt angry I did volunteer work unclogging the toilet drain When I felt frustrated I translated for inmates who needed sentence reduction papers written up Helping others in need helped boost my morale I didn’t look for anything in return Q: How did your family deal with your absence A: This travail has been excruciating to my family It ruined my wife’s health And for our kids to grow up without a father … it’s been very difficult My son was only 5 when I left for China on that business trip Now he is a teenager at junior high school The two of us barely know each other My daughter will go to college this fall We lost so much time that we should have spent together It’s hard to be a parent It’s harder to be a single parent But it’s hardest to be a single parent without any income For many years the family had no income at all [My wife Nan] had to make do by selling whatever she could She borrowed from extended family and from our best friends to pay my huge lawyers’ bills in Beijing and to cover living costs We were more than broke She adopted the habit of cutting paper towels into halves so that they would last longer And even when [it was hard to make ends meet] she managed to find money to buy the books I had requested and to send me milk powder and vitamin pills to supplement the prison food She didn’t give me an excuse to give up Q: How have you adjusted to life back in the United States A: It’s really really hard I still have lots to do in my healing I need to boost my [run-down] immune system so that not every virus in the outside world will be able to bring me down I need to [socialize] more I did not talk much in jail sometimes going days without speaking a word I also need to become a contributing member of society again finding my niche where I can be useful Q: Do you have any advice for foreign researchers working abroad on sensitive projects A: Who would want to hear from someone who is arguably one of the unluckiest of all However I did learn a few things from my ordeal First only associate yourself with those people whose character and ability you admire Do not compromise Second science may be without borders but scientists do have nationalities When the issue shifts from pure science to technology the statement is even truer Keep your faith in what your country stands for In no circumstance should you ground your feet in two boats in an attempt to rake in benefits from both Before you travel abroad you have to be cautioned of potential perils lurking there Geopolitical rivalry sometimes makes scientific and technological enterprise extremely complicated in reality Only when you get caught in geopolitical crossfire do you realize how hard it is for an obscure scientist to convince a mighty nation to do the right thing for youWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 16 2009 4:29 am Related News The vacation judge of the Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the bail granted to builder Rashmikant Shah who was arrested at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport while allegedly trying to flee to Dubai on May 12 Vacation judge A R Joshi had refused to grant any interim relief in the anticipatory bail application filed by Shah on May 12 and posted the case for hearing before the regular court on June 16 The same nightShah was arrested by the police at the airport After his arrestShah complained of high blood pressure and was admitted to the JJ Hospital without being produced before the magistrate and was sent to police custody till May 16 On May 14the state government moved an application before the magistrate in Thane to convert the police custody to judicial custody as Shah was in hospital and police could not proceed with investigations The same dayShah filed a bail application and was granted bail of Rs 15000 Shah is wanted in a Rs 80 crore fraud alleged in a complaint filed by another builder Mahendra Shah Vacation judge A R Joshi said that the facts and circumstances in the case were peculiar The court has also asked for the hospitalisation papers of Shah For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harpreet Bajwa | Chandigarh | Published: March 15 2010 1:30 am Related News The Punjab government has turned a blind eye to yet another default in payment by the promoters of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) This timethe promoter a consortium led by the NRI Academy of Sciences has taken possession of the PIMS premises and started OPD servicesdespite having defaulted in payment of the final instalment of the lease amount The PIMS was leased out for 99 years at Rs 131 croreand the promoter is yet to pay the second and final instalment of Rs 655 crorewhich it was to pay to the PIMS Society by February 27 As per the lease agreementthe consortium could start OPD services only after having paid the whole amount Director of the PIMS SocietyDr A S Paddaconfirmed that the consortium was yet to pay the final instalment Howeverwhen asked whether any action had been initiated by the PIMS Society against the consortiumPadda refused to comment Chief Secretary S C Agrawaltoodeclined to comment on the issue Senior Akali leader Surjit Singh Rakhrawho heads the consortiumsaid?argued that the silicone material did a great job.

Affleck’s best film yet is also one of the best films of the year.we keep in mind the high level of energy and excitement involved in the game,[email protected]’re going to get this one done, Pitt said The actor has worked with with Dominik in gangster thriller ‘Killing Them Softly’ and ‘The Assassination of Jesse James’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newss why even the concept of maternity wear has caught on well, adds Kirloskar BesidesGubbithere are other stores too in the city also which deal in maternity outfits such as Mom & Me and Mom & Baby (Inputs from Meenakshi Iyer) For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ranjit Lal | Updated: April 23 2017 12:05 am Here’s looking at you: The blackbuck holds its own with grace with only disregard to offer to humans (Source: Express Photo by Javed Raja) Related News I’ve never been a huge fan of the bovine class of animals: those ungulate vegetarians that teem around in aimless herds Deer always seem too timid for their own good stags have impressive antlers but they tend to roll their eyes in a rather neurotic manner and then get their headgear entangled with their rivals’ when they battle for the ladies Buffaloes seem to be all foolish brawn and belligerence with no brains: one moment they’re charging towards the lions the next stampeding away in wild panic Wildebeest are plain idiots — complete hairy buffoons and so amusing to watch I guess I must have trampled upon enough sentiments by now so here’s a member of the clan that I think can restore their reputation and teach a lesson to all those mentioned above on how to carry yourself with dignity and grace Meet the blackbuck: India’s only antelope and a buck with enough attitude to knock your socks clean off It’s no gigantic heavyweight like a moose or an elk but trim slim and spring-loaded standing three feet at the shoulder with gents tipping the scales at around 50 kg Mature males are shiny chocolate brown (almost black) and white the ladies fawn gold; both have dark sloe-eyes The gents are armed with a pair of murderous looking corkscrew horns spiraling two feet long in a wide V which they hold flat against their backs when posturing They don’t look at you with red-eyed rage or hostility or with fear and panic They simply sneer at you superciliously as if disgusted that they’ve had to encounter an apparition wearing jeans and a T-shirt first thing in the morning wondering which gutter you’ve crawled out of to spoil the sunrise But yes make eyes at their does and they will toss their heads back and bounce towards you grunting and snorting threateningly and then aim those skewers at your heart Mostly they’ll watch you approach — usually in a jeep grinding and bouncing over the rocky terrain — and decide that they would rather be elsewhere Up they’ll spring 12 feet high and go bouncing over the ground at 80 kmph while the best you can do over this terrain is 8 kmph — that too at the risk of slipping a disc or breaking an axle The only predator that gave them a run for their money was the cheetah and after using cheetahs to hunt them we went and took care of the cheetah too and shot them to extinction We even tried our damndest to take care of the blackbuck by shooting them to bits They say once there were 4 million or so blackbuck spread all over the country That figure dropped to the range of 20000-24000 before rising (after strict protection) to around 50000 today Their only other predator were wolves (also on a sticky wicket themselves) who largely took down the aged and infirm Other reasons for their decline include poaching and habitat destruction Blackbuck need wide open grasslands — a powerful landlord buck can be in command of a lek up to 30 acres They’re clan minded with groups of 30 to 40 led by a venerable grande dame with a master-buck looking after the attractive young ladies A buck will map out his territory or lek using feces urine and the heavy musk he wears on his cheek pads and dare any other male breach this A challenger will be met by a grunting princeling tossing his head back raising his chin up horns flat against his back If the intruder doesn’t get the message heads will clash Fortunately those corkscrew skewers are designed to prevent each one from impaling the opponent’s skull and just to clash against one another So horrific puncture wounds are largely avoided and shoving power determines the winner The victor’s strut after a joust is worth seeing — and maybe our cricketers and other sportspersons (footballers) can pick up a trick or two from them The ladies are welcome to the lek and the special lady a gentleman favours at any particular time over the others in the harem will be made to feel as if she is and has been the only one — at least as long as the courtship lasts And then six months later she’ll have to get busy bringing up her baby Once found nearly all over India (as well as Pakistan Nepal and Bangladesh) blackbuck are now chiefly confined to Rajasthan Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Andhra Pradesh and Punjab They’re grazers and may browse too (the fruits of the notorious Prosopis juliflora are said to be a favourite and so may be spread by these animals) and also have a reputation as crop raiders They need water daily and usually feed during the mornings and late afternoons resting up during the hottest times of the day They’ve been given the equivalent of Z class security by the Wildlife (Protection) Act though it seems this has not deterred people in high places (who ought to have better sense) from getting involved in poaching cases: luckily the animals also have their protectors in the form of the Bishnois in Rajasthan who are determined to see no harm comes to them These lovely animals have been exported to America — to ranches in Texas for example purely to be gunned down by intrepid rednecks with powerful rifles equipped with telescopic sights Most wild animals regard humans with fear and panic and make off in haste after encountering us Blackbuck regard us with contempt and disdain: we simply are not worth their time even if they may be secretly tempted to put a skewer up our backsides So much better to toss your head in the air lay back those horns trot off or boinngg — do a 12-foot vertical take off and vanish Ranjit Lal is an author environmentalist and bird watcher For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: February 23 2012 7:00 pm Related News The symptoms of heart attack in women differ from that of men as fewer females experience chest paina new study has claimed Overall men have significantly more heart attacksbut under the age of 55 women are more likely to die from one According to a study of more than one million people in the USwithout displaying the classic chest pain symptoms of a heart attacksome women may not be getting the right kind of treatment The research found that among younger womenthose aged under 55the differences in symptoms with men of the same age were striking Overall42 percent of women did not experience chest pain compared with 30 percent of men Once admittedthe study found that women were more likely to die than men from the same age group The study adds to evidence that women can experience quite different symptoms to men Optimal recognition and timely management of myocardial infarction (MI)especially for reducing patient delay in seeking acute medical careis critical?are treated less aggressively, 2010 2:14 pm Related News Even at the age of 67, Rekha carried the sari with sports shoes look like a pro. 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