[Manikarnika: The Legend of Didda copyright Row] FIR Against Kangana Ranaut And Others For Copyright Infringement

first_imgNews Updates[Manikarnika: The Legend of Didda copyright Row] FIR Against Kangana Ranaut And Others For Copyright Infringement Sharmeen Hakim12 March 2021 8:57 AMShare This – xThe Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut, her siblings Rangoli Chandel and Akshat Ranaut, and producer Kamal Kumar Jain after Ashish Kaul, the author of Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir accused them of copyright violations An FIR was registered at the Khar Police Station, following an order of the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Bandra on March 9,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut, her siblings Rangoli Chandel and Akshat Ranaut, and producer Kamal Kumar Jain after Ashish Kaul, the author of Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir accused them of copyright violations An FIR was registered at the Khar Police Station, following an order of the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Bandra on March 9, 2021, under section 156(3) of the CrPC. The Magistrate’s order was based on a private criminal complaint by Kaul. The FIR is registered under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 120 (criminal conspiracy) & 34(common intention) of the IPC and sections 51 (copyright infringement) of the Copyright Act, punishable under sections 63 & 63A. Justice Sarang Kotwal in a recent judgement held sections 63 of the Copyrights Act to be cognisable and non-bailable as the punishment can extend up to three years. Ashish Kaul is the former Group Executive Vice President of Zee Network. He has claimed he is the sole copyright owner of the unique story and the biopic of Didda who was the Princess of Lohar (Poonch), now in Jammu & Kashmir, ‘The Cleopatra of Kashmir’ who ruled for over five decades, directly and indirectly during the 10th and 11th centuries. Last month Ranaut took to Twitter to announce that she was all set to return with a sequel to the 2019 film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She said the new film would be titled Manikarnika: The Legend of Didda. According to news reports, the movie will chronicle the life of Didda. Incidentally, Kaul claimed in his complaint that he had approached Kangana to write a foreword for the Hindi version of the book, ‘Didda – Kashmir Ki Yodha Rani’ which is yet to release. Kaul’s work also includes a film Streedesh – The forgotten women of Kashmir that includes Queen Didda and was premiered by Indira Gandhi Centre for the ArtsNext Storylast_img read more

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Quieting the storm

first_img Exercise reduces chronic inflammation, protects heart, study says Acupuncture improves outcomes in carpal tunnel syndrome in part by remapping the brain Chromaffin cells are the body’s main producers of the stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline and of dopamine, while noradrenergic neurons release noradrenaline. In addition to their well-established functions, adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, the researchers said, appear to play a role in inflammation response — an observation that’s been borne out in previous research and is now reaffirmed in the experiments of the current study.The team wanted to determine the precise role these nerve cells play in the inflammatory response. To do so, they used a novel genetic tool to ablate chromaffin cells or noradrenergic neurons. This allowed them to compare the response to inflammation in mice with and without these cells to determine just whether and how they were involved in modulating inflammation. The markedly different response in mice with and without such cells conclusively pinpointed these nerve cells as key regulators of inflammation. In one set of experiments, researchers applied low-intensity electroacupuncture (0.5 milliamperes) to a specific point on the hind legs of mice with cytokine storm caused by a bacterial toxin. This stimulation activated the vagus-adrenal axis, inducing secretion of dopamine from the chromaffin cells of the adrenal glands.Animals treated this way had lower levels of three key types of inflammation-inducing cytokines and had greater survival than control mice — 60 percent of acupuncture-treated animals survived, compared with 20 percent of untreated animals. Intriguingly, the researchers observed, the vagus-adrenal axis could be activated through hindlimb electroacupuncture but not from abdominal acupoints — a finding that shows the importance of acupoint selectivity in driving specific anti-inflammatory pathways. In another experiment, the team delivered high-intensity electroacupuncture (3 milliamperes) to the same hind leg acupoint as well as to an acupoint on the abdomen of mice with sepsis. That stimulation activated noradrenergic nerve fibers in the spleen.  The timing of treatment was critical, the researchers observed. High-intensity stimulation of the abdomen produced markedly different outcomes depending on when treatment occurred.Animals treated with acupuncture immediately before they developed cytokine storm, experienced lower levels of inflammation during subsequent disease and fared better. This preventive measure of high-intensity stimulation increased survival from 20 to 80 percent. By contrast, animals that received acupuncture after disease onset and during the peak of cytokine storm experienced worse inflammation and more severe disease. The findings demonstrate how the same stimulus could produce dramatically different results depending on location, timing and intensity.“This observation underscores the idea that if practiced inappropriately, acupuncture could have detrimental results, which I don’t think is something people necessarily appreciate,” Ma said. If borne out in further work, Ma added, the findings suggest the possibility that electroacupuncture could one day be used as a versatile treatment modality — from adjunct therapy for sepsis in the intensive care unit to more targeted treatment of site-specific inflammation, such as in inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.Another possible use, Ma said, would be to help modulate inflammation resulting from cancer immune therapy, which while lifesaving can sometimes trigger cytokine storm due to overstimulation of the immune system. Acupuncture is already used as part of integrative cancer treatment to help patients cope with side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Inflammation reduction cuts risk of heart attack, stroke The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Other investigators included Shenbin Liu, Zhifu Wang, Yangshuai Su, Russell Ray, Xianghong Jing and Yanqing Wang.The work was supported by National Institutes of Health (grant R01AT010629), Harvard/MIT Joint Research Grants Program in Basic Neuroscience and Wellcome Trust (grant 200183/Z/15/Z).  Additional funding was provided in the form of partial salary support for Liu from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (KLF101846) and by Development Project of Shanghai Peak Disciplines-Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine (20150407). Su received salary support from China Scholarship Council (CSC NO. 201609110039). Wang received partial salary support from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Trial study finds need for expensive interventions, such as bypass surgery, cut by more than 30 percent A team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School has successfully used acupuncture to tame systemic inflammation in mice.In the study, published Aug. 12 in Neuron, acupuncture activated different signaling pathways that triggered either a pro-inflammatory or an anti-inflammatory response in animals with bacterially induced systemic inflammation.Further, the team found that three factors determined how acupuncture affected response: site, intensity and timing of treatment. Where in the body the stimulation occurred, how strong it was and when the stimulation was administered yielded dramatically different effects on inflammatory markers and survival.This represents a critical step toward defining the neuroanatomical mechanisms underlying acupuncture and offers a roadmap for harnessing the approach for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.The scientists caution, however, that before any therapeutic use, the observations must be confirmed in further research — in animals as well as in humans — and the optimal parameters for acupuncture stimulation must be carefully defined.“Our findings represent an important step in ongoing efforts not only to understand the neuroanatomy of acupuncture but to identify ways to incorporate it into the treatment arsenal of inflammatory diseases, including sepsis,” said study principal investigator Qiufu Ma, professor of neurobiology in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School and a researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  In the study, acupuncture stimulation influenced how animals coped with cytokine storm — the rapid release of large amounts of cytokines, inflammation-fueling molecules. The phenomenon has gained mainstream attention as a complication of severe COVID-19, but this aberrant immune reaction can occur in the setting of any infection and has been long known to physicians as a hallmark of sepsis, an organ-damaging, often-fatal inflammatory response to infection. Sepsis is estimated to affect 1.7 million people in the United States and 30 million people worldwide each year. Acupuncture, rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, has recently grown more integrated into Western medicine, particularly for the treatment of chronic pain and gastrointestinal disorders. The approach involves mechanical stimulation of certain points on the body’s surface — known as acupoints. The stimulation purportedly triggers nerve signaling and remotely affects the function of internal organs corresponding to specific acupoints.  Yet, the basic mechanisms underlying acupuncture’s action and effect have not been fully elucidated.The new study is an important step in mapping the neuroanatomy of acupuncture, the research team said.  As a neurobiologist who studies the fundamental mechanisms of pain, Ma has been curious about the biology of acupuncture for years. He was intrigued by a 2014 paper which showed that using acupuncture in mice could alleviate systemic inflammation by stimulating the vagal-adrenal axis — a signaling pathway in which the vagus nerve carries signals to the adrenal glands — to trigger the glands to release dopamine. Ma’s curiosity was further intensified by work published in 2016 showing that vagus-nerve stimulation tamed the activity of inflammatory molecules and lessened symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. In the current study, researchers used electroacupuncture — a modern version of the traditional manual approach that involves the insertion of ultra-thin needles just under the skin in various areas of the body. Instead of needles, electroacupuncture uses very thin electrodes inserted into the skin and into the connective tissue, offering better control of stimulation intensities.Building on previous research pointing to neurotransmitters’ role in inflammation regulation, the researchers focused on two specific cell types known to secrete them — chromaffin cells that reside in the adrenal glands and noradrenergic neurons that are located in the peripheral nerve system and directly connected to the spleen through an abundance of nerve fibers. “If practiced inappropriately, acupuncture could have detrimental results, which I don’t think is something people necessarily appreciate.” — Qiufu Ma Study shows differences in effects of ‘real’ and ‘sham’ acupuncture  After six weeks, mice had lower levels of inflammatory leukocytes Relatedlast_img read more

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FLORIDA SHIPPER TUTTIPAESI FLIES LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES BY A NECK AS VETERAN JOCK DECARLO SCORES WITH FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA MOUNT; MOTT TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.82

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2016)–With Glory and Mike Smith seemingly headed for victory, Florida invader Tuttipaesi split horses and shot through a gap two paths off the rail to grab Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes by a neck as veteran jockey Chris DeCarlo scored in his first-ever appearance at The Great Race Place. Trained by Bill Mott, Irish-bred Tuttipaesi covered 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.82.Breaking from the outside in a field of five older fillies and mares, 6-year-old Tuttipaesi settled nicely off the pace and was full of run around the far turn.“She’s tactical,” said DeCarlo, 47. “Going down the backside, Alex (Solis, on Fresh Feline) kind of came out and I didn’t want to lose my cover and have to be three-wide all the way around. I was able to tuck in behind Mike (Smith, aboard Glory) the whole way, his horse was running well.“At the top of the lane it was tight. I didn’t have anywhere to go but there was a little separation at the eighth pole and once she got her head in there, she was able to muscle her way through. She’s a tough filly, she’s a fighter. She’s the kind you want. She won’t back away from a challenge.”Owned by Kentucky-based Valor Ladies, LLC (a sister company to Team Valor, Int.), Tuttipaesi, who is based with Mott at Payson Park Training Center in South Florida, was the second choice at 5-2 and paid $7.40, $3.60 and $2.80. Third in a Grade III Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 9, Tuttipaesi collected her first graded stakes win and improved her overall mark to 17-7-2-3. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $495,929.“I didn’t have to tell Chris anything,” said Riley Mott, son of and assistant to trainer Bill Mott. “He did a good job. She was in tight turning for home but was pretty valiant. I wasn’t sure (she’d win) until 100 yards from the line, when she got out. I know she’s game. She showed it in her previous races. This is a pretty special win.”Glory, who overtook favored Her Emmynency turning for home, stalked the favorite through fractions of 24.50, 48.51, 1:12.14 and 1:36.33.“I had to move a bit earlier than I wanted to,” said Smith. “Going into the far turn, Fresh Feline came up on our outside and when that happened, I had to go with them and it turned into too long of a run. In saying that, she ran too good to lose.”Off at 7-2, Glory, who finished three quarters of a length in front of Fresh Feline, paid $3.60 and $3.00.Fresh Feline proved third-best at 18-1 and paid $4.00 to show.Her Emmynency, who broke from the rail with Joe Talamo up, was very erratic out of the gate but settled into a steady stride on the lead and caved readily when challenged three sixteenths out, finishing last.First post time for a 10-race program on Easter Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Google Wave More Secure than Traditional Email

first_imgHTTPS Enabled by DefaultFor an additional layer of security, all Wave traffic is by default encrypted via HTTPS, a protocol for secure communications. That represents a big change in Google’s standard policy regarding use of this protocol. It wasn’t until July of 2008 that Gmail users were even given the option to encrypt messages using SSL and to enable it, you had to go into your settings and make a change – something that most mainstream users would never have bothered with. By the end of 2008, Google was only offering SSL as a feature in its other Google Apps programs if users were on either the Premier or Education editions. That meant that for non-paying consumer users, Google Docs, Calendar and other online offerings were only available via unencrypted HTTP sessions. Today, little has changed. Still, only users of Premier and Education Editions have access to SSL and it’s not switched on by default. The protocol is now available for Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Docs and Sites but not the Start page, Google Video or the Google Talk desktop client. Consumers using free Google apps like Docs still don’t have SSL unless they type it in the address bar manually. D’alesandre admitted that switching on encryption in Wave slows down the service a little (which probably explains the company’s hesitance to switch it on in other products, too), but they ultimately decided that the security it provides was worth it. Whitelisting Kills the NoiseA third security feature of sorts coming to Wave in the future is the ability to do “whitelisting.” Wave users will be able to select which people they want to collaborate with and place them on a whitelist of approved persons. Only those who are on the list will be able to contact you via Wave and everyone else will be ignored. That feature should certainly help to address the concerns certain folks have about Wave’s “noise level,” to some, an overwhelming amount of activity that led them to call out Wave as a distraction and a time-waster instead of the futuristic productivity product it intends to be. By allowing those who can’t seem to embrace Wave’s cacophony the ability to limit their collaborators, Wave could transfer from noisy attention killer to useful tool in an instant. Of the three features, the first two are already in place. No date was given on the whitelisting feature, only that it will be “coming soon.” Tags:#Google#news#NYT#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google Wave, the company’s new real-time collaboration platform currently in private beta, is more secure than traditional email, claims the company. According to Greg D’alesandre, Google Wave product manager, that’s because Google has focused on addressing privacy and security issues as the product was built from the ground up instead of waiting to deal with them later. Speaking to media in Sydney today, he detailed several of Wave’s security features which are meant to stop criminals from exploiting the new technology and harming Wave users. Built In Features to Prevent SpoofingAs reported by Australian news outlet ITNews, Wave has multiple levels of security which are designed to prevent email spoofing. Spoofing, meaning when you receive an email that claims to be from either a person or company you know but is actually from someone else – a hacker in most cases. D’alesandre says the Wave protocol is more secure because it includes something he jokingly refers to as “crypto fairy dust.” That’s obviously meant to be a simple and fun way to explain the security complexities built into Wave which involve detailed authentication mechanisms to keep users safe from malicious attacks. In Wave, every bit of info you receive from another Wave user has already been authenticated as to its origin so you can be assured that they are who they say they are. “You know you are getting the Wave from the person that is sending it to you and it has not changed mid-stream. This is a very big problem in current communication technologies – data can be changed mid stream and you will never know,” said D’alesandre.last_img read more

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10 months agoShearer tells Man Utd fans: Your club’s still a mess

first_imgShearer tells Man Utd fans: Your club’s still a messby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England captain Alan Shearer says Manchester United fans shouldn’t get carried away with victory at Cardiff City.Shearer wrote for The Sun: “The club is still a mess and one good performance doesn’t change that.”Five goals for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired is obviously a positive — but you can’t get too excited about them beating a newly-promoted team who are battling relegation.”And let’s be clear, it’s no coincidence that the board at United sacked Jose Mourinho with a favourable run of fixtures on the horizon.”The timing is no shock as they would have wanted to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best possible chance of getting off to a good start.”Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle is a great run for a new manager — it would have been very different if they had the likes of Chelsea or Tottenham coming up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Working Group to Guide Formation of Government Communications Network

first_imgScience, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says a working group, comprising several ministry and agency representatives, has been established to assist in guiding the formation of the central government-wide communications network, dubbed GOVNET. The initiative aims, among other things, to realize significant savings in the public sector through the use of a communications and data background platform. Speaking at the inaugural Government Forum, hosted by LIME at the Wyndham Kingston hotel on Tuesday (Oct. 30), Mr. Paulwell informed that the group comprises representatives from his Ministry and the Ministry of Finance and Planning, as well as the Central Information Technology Office (CITO), and Fiscal Services Limited. He advised that the team will be “looking at how to streamline, standardize and… centralize the implementation of enterprise information and communications technology projects through a single implementation agency”. “(GOVNET aims) to harmonize and integrate all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in one…public sector communications network, presided over by a Chief Information Officer. We envision that GOVNET (will) be the vehicle through which information interoperability and seamless transfer of information between MDAs of government and other stakeholders will be realized,” the Minister outlined. While acknowledging that public sector savings “is very important to the government at this time”, Mr. Paulwell said the administration’s vision for ICTs, as a transformational tool in the public sector, “goes beyond mere cost reduction”. “We want to use ICTs to create a citizen-centric government that serves the people efficiently and effectively; but most of all, to embrace and enhance our democracy. If we can make the government more accessible to the people, both in terms of doing business and in terms of being able to access information, then we, as leaders, will be better able to engage the citizenry, particularly our young people, who we are losing. “If we could make government more accessible, we (could) also increase transparency, reduce the opportunity for corruption, and we can begin to re-build the trust in the government by the people,” Mr. Paulwell contended.   The forum, held under the theme: “Solutions that Enable Public Sector Transformation”, was hosted by LIME to engage government and information technology personnel in dialogue on as well as provide insight and demonstrations, on the solutions which can, among other things, enhance the public sector’s provisions.last_img read more

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Wait until Trans Mountain pipe built before buying in Indigenous investors told

first_imgCALGARY — The consultant who helped broker a $545-million investment by two northern Alberta Indigenous communities in a new Suncor Energy Inc. storage tank farm says similar stakes in the Trans Mountain pipeline shouldn’t take place until after its expansion is built.Barrie Robb, a principal with Fivars Consulting Ltd. of Calgary, says he would advise Indigenous groups to ensure all regulatory and construction risk is removed from the project before they take on an investment that could be measured in billions of dollars.When the federal government bought Trans Mountain and its controversial expansion project from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. last year for $4.5 billion, it signalled that it did not intend to hold it for the long term and that potential buyers included Indigenous groups.That prospect was welcomed by Indigenous and industry speakers at the Indigenous Energy Summit on the Tsuut’ina Nation just south of Calgary on Wednesday.Trans Mountain CEO Ian Anderson said during a speech that he is focused on getting the pipeline built — a process that has been stalled since a court decision set aside its National Energy Board approval last fall — and any sale will be up to his new employer, the federal government.Stephen Buffalo, CEO of the sponsoring Indian Resource Council, says he remains committed to using energy resource development to support prosperity on Canadian reserves despite “Facebook warriors” who have branded him a “sell-out” on social media.The Indian Resource Council, which has about 130 members, is to hold its annual general meeting on Thursday. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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PRRD says it has a contractor to facilitate Old Fort residents to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District says that a plan has been implemented to allow evacuated residents of the Old Fort subdivision to gather their belongings and vehicles, and to also prepare their empty homes for the coming winter.The PRRD’s Emergency Operations Centre says that the plan has been developed with a contractor who is experienced in working in emergency situations and has the equipment and resources to assist evacuees.“At this time, it is not safe for ANYONE to enter the evacuation order area – from land or by water. Volunteers MUST NOT enter this area and MUST not transport anyone to the EVACUATION ORDER area,” said the PRRD in an update on its website. The Regional District added that the plan will be put into action once word is received from a geotechnical engineer that the hillside above the community is stable enough that it will not suddenly fail.On Tuesday, the Regional District cancelled Temporary Entry Permits for Old Fort residents to retrieve belongings from their homes, after geotechnical engineers from Westrek Geotechnical Services said that stress cracks in the hillside above the community have continued to form and land slippage has also been observed, causing the Old Fort Road to crack, buckle and slip.last_img read more

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Ohio State offensive lineman Demetrius Knox out eight weeks with broken foot

Demetrius Knox suffered a broken foot in practice and had surgery on Friday. He will miss eight weeks. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State football team has been struck with numerous injuries this season, raising questions about the team’s depth. On Friday, an OSU spokesman confirmed for The Lantern that OSU redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Demetrius Knox had surgery and will be out approximately eight week.Eleven Warriors was the first to report the initial story.Knox was listed as the backup right guard to redshirt junior Billy Price heading into Saturday’s game against Rutgers.Knox is the second offensive lineman for the Buckeyes to go down with injury after junior-college transfer Malcolm Pridgeon suffered a knee injury in fall camp that is expected to sideline him at least until November.The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Knox was a four-star prospect in the 2014 recruiting class from Fort Worth, Texas, and saw time for the Buckeyes in the Bowling Green and Tulsa games this season.Knox broke his foot in February 2015, which forced him to miss all of 2015 spring practice. read more

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