Internationally renowned ethologist, Dr Jane Goodall, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace – has joined animal protection groups in Germany, the UK and France (Ärzte-gegen-Tierversuche e.V. , Cruelty Free International and One Voice) in welcoming an end to the controversial neuroscience experiments on monkeys at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Tübingen, and is calling for the surviving monkeys to be released to a sanctuary.In recent years, MPI has found itself at the centre of media and public controversy following a long running campaign by Ärzte-gegen-Tierversuche e.V. In 2014, MPI was the subject of harrowing undercover video footage that revealed the immense suffering of primates, who were forced to take part in neuroscience experiments using severe water deprivation and physical and psychological coercion.Two years later, in 2016, MPI announced that it would end using primates in these controversial experiments. Despite an initial move by MPI to try to place some of the surviving monkeys into a sanctuary, no information on the actual fate and whereabouts of the surviving animals has been made public. It is feared that MPI has sent at least ten monkeys to other laboratories in Europe to continue to be used in experiments.Dr Jane Goodall, who in December gave an inspiring lecture in Tübingen organized by Ärzte gegen Tierversuche during which she spoke out passionately against the use of primates in invasive and cruel experiments, has stated: “I welcome the news that the disturbing monkey experiments taking place at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, in Tübingen, Germany will no longer take place. However, I am saddened to learn that the monkeys have not been released to a sanctuary but rather sent to other laboratories presumably to be used in further experiments. I join Cruelty Free International, Ärzte gegen Tierversuche and One Voice in calling for information on their whereabouts to be publicly released and I urge the Max Planck Institute to arrange for the immediate transfer of these monkeys to a sanctuary. These poor individuals have suffered enough and deserve to live out the rest of their lives free from the deprivation and confinement of the laboratory.”One Voice, Ärzte-gegen-Tierversuche e.V. and Cruelty Free International have submitted a request to Mr. Klaus Tappeser, President of the administrative district of Tübingen, requesting information on the current whereabouts and fate of any of primates who were held by MPI in November 2016 be released.
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For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related News| Published: January 27 2016 12:21 am Prime Minister Modi and French President Hollande take the Metro to Gurgaon Monday (PTI Photo) Top News If the special relationship between India and France was symbolised by the extension of the Republic Day invitation to France for a record fifth time and the participation of a French contingent — the first by a foreign military — in the parade the substance of that relationship has been reaffirmed by President Franois Hollande’s visit his second in less than three years For decades France has been India’s most consistent backer and partner — exemplified by its support for India’s nuclear programme helping Delhi mitigate the effects of post-Pokhran 2 sanctions as well as negotiate the civil nuclear deal with the US The focus of Hollande’s visit has unsurprisingly been the strategic partnership extended to defence and security and counter-terrorism The renewal of the bilateral Agreement on Defence Cooperation for another 10 years and France’s commitment to help India’s accession to multilateral export control regimes like the Nuclear Suppliers Group etc as well as its support for India’s permanent membership at the UN Security Council confirm the depth of this longstanding partnership That partnership has now been comprehensively extended to counter-terrorism in the wake of the Paris and Pathankot attacks That a separate joint statement was issued on this demonstrates how serious Delhi and Paris are about working together on counter-terrorism For the first time the two countries named Pakistan-based India-specific terror groups They also reiterated their demand for Islamabad to bring the perpetrators of Pathankot and 26/11 to justice However any assessment of Hollande’s visit must account for other sectors Building on the climate summit PM Narendra Modi and Hollande have expanded bilateral cooperation in renewable and clean energy as part of which they inaugurated the International Solar Alliance’s headquarters in Gurgaon It is also hoped that the implementation of the Jaitapur nuclear power project will begin in 2017 now that a new MoU between the NPCIL and France’s EDF has been initialled The benefits of French engineering will also be seen in urban development and transport with France partnering in three smart-city projects and the JV agreement between Indian Railways and Alstom on manufacturing locomotives in India as well as the shareholding agreement for investment in the Madhepura factory coming through Hollande’s visit also laid emphasis on people-to-people contacts with France granting an extended stay of two years to Indian students at the masters level and above Yet despite the MoU on technical aspects being signed on the Rafale fighter deal the financial agreement is still elusive Rafale was selected in 2012 after the bids were announced in 2007 In January 2016 the deal is still not done For the French press Rafale was the centrepiece of Hollande’s visit If India is to build partnerships with key interlocutors Delhi must unlearn its costly inability to conclude important negotiations For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by T P Sreenivasan | Published: July 17 2014 12:38 am HRD ministry Smriti Irani Related News Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani has spoken of a new education policy The president indicated the contours of such a policy stressing the need to use technology such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) and virtual classrooms and to create institutions of excellence in all states The Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) seems to be alive and well But what is needed is not just a new policy but a new generation of higher education Poor infrastructure and technology inadequately trained teachers lack of autonomy for institutions absence of a research culture and the failure to develop international linkages are the major reasons for the flaws in our higher education system They are interlinked and need to be addressed through a holistic approach The RUSA document which envisages a paradigm shift in higher education addresses these and other issues The thrust of its approach is to free the planning funding and monitoring of education from bureaucratic controls But most states seem to believe that education is too important to be left to the educationists The change envisaged runs counter to the political and bureaucratic interests entrenched in the present system but it must be pursued Simple living and high thinking are traditional attributes of students but comfort and convenience are key to creativity as we see in the best centres of learning Brick and mortar are as important as brains and dedication for academic achievement As we train our teachers in modern pedagogy and update their knowledge online material such as MOOCs and TED talks need to be used liberally The system of “flip schools” should be adopted making it possible for students to listen to lectures at home and do their homework in class with the help of teachers Resistance to technology combined with the lack of connectivity and even electricity pushes us back to the blackboard age The time is not too far when lectures in class will be outdated Even the examinations of the future will take the form of “gaming” which tests the ability of students to tackle real situations Innovation will come from hands-on experience not from writing essays In the separation of universities from research institutions the fundamental role of learning has been eroded Patents of products and processes and even Nobel prizes should emerge from the laboratories of universities If Indian universities are not graded high it is because research is not given priority Exceptions like the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and Panjab University have been noted for their citations Merging research institutions with universities and linking them to industries will ensure the pursuit of research with a purpose The affiliation system and bureaucratic control of funding have sapped the energies that autonomy gives Things have come to such a pass that many students teachers and even managements dread the idea of autonomy When Kerala introduced autonomous colleges for the first time this year there was widespread opposition Academic freedom should lead to administrative and financial freedom leaving the government to fashion broader strategies and monitor their implementation Universities and autonomous colleges should determine what to teach how to teach and how to evaluate the students Globalisation has brought international competition to our doors and we can exploit the demographic dividend only if we integrate our educational system with the revolutionary changes taking place in the rest of the world Like political power academic excellence is also moving from the west to the east Our intellectual strength the tradition of academic linkages with the world our innovative skills and the cost advantages in India should attract international students faculty and even great institutions But we have isolated our education system by restraining contacts making it difficult for faculty and students to go abroad No serious effort is being made to attract foreign students to India By offering courses that are unique to India and creating comfortable facilities we should be able to attract foreign students to our shores The success we have achieved in medical tourism should be duplicated in educational tourism Creating a new higher education system is by no means easy Years of lethargy and the acceptance of mediocrity have created a mindset that is hard to change Too many vested interests will resist change of any kind not just stealthily but also openly in the name of preserving the noble purpose of education against commercialisation and commoditisation But unless India catches up with the education revolution around the world it will not be able to realise its full intellectual potential We need nothing less than higher education 20 We may not get on the list of world-class universities immediately but we will be on our way there as the system begins to work The writer is former ambassador of India and governor for India at the IAEA executive vice-chairman Kerala State Higher Education Council and director general Kerala International Centre express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 5 2017 1:33 am Top News Around 100 people including workers of the Simulbarie tea estate and Malibhita locals have gone on hunger strike in Siliguri demanding that they be allowed to continue farming on 30 vacant acres in the plantation where the management suspended work on January 31 “The management had announced suspension of work in the garden from January 31 saying workers were obstructing the planting of tea saplings on the vacant land The workers used to undertake cultivation in this land and hence allegedly obstructed the planting of saplings” said an official Protesters claim that the garden management isn’t allowing them to carry on “farming on their own land” “The garden management is not allowing around 300 families including some workers’ families at Malibhita which is located on the fringes of the tea estate to carry out farming on their land They have been using the land for farming for several years and suddenly the management is claiming that the stretch was a part of the leasehold area of the garden” said Tshering Dahal chief coordinator of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s (GJM) Terai unit The relay fast is being conducted under the banner of the Bhumi Sudhar Committee which agitators claimed was an apolitical organisation Simulbarie is around 15 km from Siliguri and close to Sukna Dahal said the GJM was extending support to the fast at the request of agitators For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: July 6 2017 5:49 am Followers visit the dera at Nurmahal on Wednesday to pay their obeisance after the HC order Express Related News The followers of Ahutosh Maharaj at Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) at Nurmahal in Jalandhar founded by him hailed the the Punjab and Haryana High Court order allowing preservation of his “clinically dead” body calling it a victory against forces which wanted to finish the very existence of the dera in Punjab The body of Ashutosh Maharaj aka Mahesh Kumar Jha has been preserved in a freezer-like chamber at the dera at Nurmahal ever since he was pronounced “clinically dead” on January 28 2014 His followers believe he is in “samadhi” or meditative state and will come out soon A visit to dera after the HC order on Wednesday revealed that elaborate arrangements were being made for the coming Sunday when “Guru Purnima” function will be held Though the main premises of the dera watched by CCTV cameras was off-limits for the media some followers were seen visiting the place to pay obeisance after the HC decision “We will visit the dera on Sunday on the occasion of Guru Purnima Today we came to pay obeisance after the court’s order which has given us a big relief after a long battle” said a woman who was part of a group from Firozepur district “For me this verdict is Sataymev Jayte Whatever he (Ashutosh Maharaj) said while going into deep Samadhi has proven true for us He had said he would come back” said Swami Vishalanand the dera spokesperson “For a disciple the order of the guru is supreme When he told us he was going into Samadhi it is our duty and ‘Dharma’ to preserve his body till the time he comes back” he said Asked about Dilip Kumar Jha a resident of Bihar’s Madhubani district (from where Baba hails) who had claimed that Ashutosh was his father and demanded his body for performing last rites Vishalanand said he was a fraud planted against the dera by forces which wanted to finish its very existence “If his claim was true why could not he prove that in court Why did he disappear during the course of legal battle” Vishalanand said However Dilip Kumar Jha told The Indian Express on phone “I cannot say what I will do in future which is in the hands of God I will decide only after going through all aspects To fight a legal battle you also need money to pay to advocates” Jha said he was living with his mother at his home in Bihar and rearing a few cows “I can only say Ashutosh Maharaj was my father” he said Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan It was set up 34 years ago at a time when terrorism was at its peak in the state in 1983 In the beginning Ashutosh used to say his teachings were no different from what Sikhism taught Yet in 1990s there were murmurs about his discourses in some schools of Sikhs especially about the selective use of Gurbani and its interpretation Many clashes took place and dera’s programmes were even banned for some time by Captain Amrinder Singh who was the CM between 2002 and 2007 The dera has 36 centres in Punjab and around 109 centres in India and abroad For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Related News the state has been allocated Rs 7, whereas.
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