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Pathankot terror attack bears striking similarities to Gurdaspur attack

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Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked Air Force station at Pathankot on Saturday and  a fierce gunbattle is underway between the security forces that started from 3:00 am.

Maulana Masood Azhar, the head of the Jaish-e-Muhammad has orchestrated the terror attack on the very strategic  and largest Air force base  at Pathankot in Punjab.

Dressed in army fatigues Jaish-e-Mohammed  terrorists entered India from Pakistan through the porous riverine belt in Pathankot district and were  carrying large quantity of arms and ammunition with them.Terrorist are armed with   assults rifles and under barrel grenades  that shows how they are well equipped and well trained to commit massive damage to the air base.

The terrorists were from Bahawalpur area of Pakistan’s Punjab province.They  hijacked vehicles to make it to the Pathankot IAF base. Their target was a defence installation.

Since morning the opreration is going on  and the operation is on the crucial stage.

Fresh firing is going on in Pathankot during combing operation, more terrorists suspected to be hiding, uptill now four terrorists have been gunned down.

Azhar heads the Pakistan based terrorist group Jaishe-Mohammad and has been active since he was freed by India in 1999 after the hijack of IC-814 flight.

Pakistan terrorists and army using old theories to grab Kashmir

To understand Pakistan’s plans and conspiracies minutely ,Pakistan is pursuing the plan  of 1960s of “Operatian Gibralter” to seize Kashmir  that invloves  Pakistan allowing thousands of infiltrators to  infiltrate from the so called Azad Kashmir routes into the Indian border villages.

Then former military dictator of Pakistan, Gen.  Zia-ul-Haq launched the proxy war in the name of “Operation Topac”.  As per Operation Topac,

a)Pakistan will give training to Kashmiri  to create violence in India

b)Kashmiri youths born in India are being indoctrinated by Mullahs and Molvis to fulfil the dream of independent

c) To destabilize and discourage the state administration

d)To make the Kashmir valley a Hinduless Muslim area.

e)To prepare Kashmiri Muslims for “Jehad”

Gurdaspur attack was a signal for Pathankot terror attack

Why did the intelligence agencies failed to read the mindset of the Pakistani terrorists  when they attacked Gurdaspur in July.
The Pathankot air force base terror attack comes six months after another terror strike where Pakistani terrorists had sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan, killing six people and injuring eight. The terrorists were shot dead after a 12-hour long gun battle.

India’s link with Jammu and Kashmir mainly starts from Gurdaspur .After reaching Pathankot,it bifurcates into two pronged link

1) From Pathnkot, a strategic point to Dalhousi: Immediatley after reaching Dhar kalan,a road from this place branches out to  Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir.  After Dalhousie,the road leads to chamba contagious to J&K.  The second road  aftersame portion  along International border merges with LoC.

Terrorists attacks in Gurdaspur  adopting the route of Udhampur  and LoC are indication of Pakistan army designs to grab the J&K  even by involving  Hurriyat separatists to complicate  the situiatiion  to the disadvantage of Indian position.

Pakistani terrorist Naved Usman alias Qasim Khan of Faisalabad was arrested  on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district on August 5

Modi’s Pakistan policy

A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Pakistan on  Christmas day, JeM terrorists attacked Pathankot air base, raises questions  on India’s policy on Pakistan.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tough stand by not allowing Pakistan to talk with  Kashmiri separatists for the NSA level talks was commendable as there is no third party involvement  even according to Simla agreement signed by India  and Pakistan.

But Prime Minister Narendra Modi   changed India’s foreign policy  towards Pakistan  by announcing that foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in Islamabad on January 14-15 to prepare a schedule of meeting for the comprehensive dialogue.

Indian government should  aggressively  enhance intelligence sharing  with other nations in view of deteriorating global environment created b by jihadist trying  to create a caliphate.
The Pathankot IAF facility, located near the border with Pakistan, is the base of MiG-21 fighter planes and MI-25 attack helicopters of Air Force.

India recently gifted four such choppers to Afghanistan last month.

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Male sex hormones may help treat breast cancer: Study

While endocrine therapy is standard-of-care for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, resistance to these drugs is the major cause of breast cancer mortality.

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Sydney : Researchers have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens, commonly thought of as male sex hormones but also found at lower levels in women, in breast cancer treatment.

In normal breast development, estrogen stimulates and androgen inhibits growth at puberty and throughout adult life.

Abnormal estrogen activity is responsible for the majority of breast cancers, but the role of androgen activity in this disease has been controversial.

The new research published in the journal Nature Medicine showed that androgens have potential for treatment of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.

A cancer is called estrogen receptor positive if it has receptors for estrogen, according to Breastcancer.org.

Using cell-line and patient-derived models, the global team, including researchers at the University of Adelaide and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia, demonstrated that androgen receptor activation by natural androgen or a new androgenic drug had potent anti-tumour activity in all estrogen receptor positive breast cancers, even those resistant to current standard-of-care treatments.

In contrast, androgen receptor inhibitors had no effect.

“This work has immediate implications for women with metastatic estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, including those resistant to current forms of endocrine therapy,” said lead researcher Theresa Hickey, Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide.

“We provide compelling new experimental evidence that androgen receptor stimulating drugs can be more effective than existing (e.g. Tamoxifen) or new (e.g. Palbociclib) standard-of-care treatments and, in the case of the latter, can be combined to enhance growth inhibition,” said Wayne Tilley, Director of the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide.

Androgens were historically used to treat breast cancer, but knowledge of hormone receptors in breast tissue was rudimentary at the time and the treatment’s efficacy misunderstood.

Androgen therapy was discontinued due to virilising side effects and the advent of anti-estrogenic endocrine therapies.

While endocrine therapy is standard-of-care for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, resistance to these drugs is the major cause of breast cancer mortality.

“The new insights from this study should clarify the widespread confusion over the role of the androgen receptor in estrogen receptor driven breast cancer,” said Elgene Lim, a breast oncologist and Head of the Connie Johnson Breast Cancer Research Lab at the Garvan Institute.

“Given the efficacy of this treatment strategy at multiple stages of disease in our study, we hope to translate these findings into clinical trials as a new class of endocrine therapy for breast cancer.”

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Azim Premji and Dr Devi Shetty chosen for PCB awards

Besides them 25 senior journalists have been selected for the ‘Press Club Annual Awards’, a release said.

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Bengaluru, Jan 19: The chairman of Wipro Limited Azim Premji and the founder chairman of Narayana Health Dr Devi Prasad Shetty are among those who have been selected for the annual awards given by the Press Club of Bangalore.

Premji has been chosen for ‘Press Club Person of the Year’, while Dr Shetty and actor-Director Sudeep Sanjeev have been selected for the ‘Press Club Special Award.’

Besides them 25 senior journalists have been selected for the ‘Press Club Annual Awards’, a release said.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will facilitate the awardees at a function scheduled for the third week of February, it said.

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Elizabeth Olsen: Nepotism creates fear that you don’t deserve the work you get

The actress added that she “always had this need to prove myself to everyone around me that I work really hard”, adding: “I couldn’t walk in a room without everyone already having an opinion.”

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Los Angeles, Jan 19 : Hollywood star Elizabeth Olsen says she once thought of changing her surname and distance herself from the success of her family because it was insanity growing up in the spotlight.

“It was insanity. There were times when my sisters would always be spotted and I would be in the car with them and it would really freak me out. It has helped me navigate how I want to approach my career,” said the actress, whose older sisters are Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.

The actress added that she “always had this need to prove myself to everyone around me that I work really hard”, adding: “I couldn’t walk in a room without everyone already having an opinion.”

Elizabeth opened up om the fears of nepotism.

“The thing about nepotism is the fear that you don’t earn or deserve the work. There was even a part of me when I was a little girl that thought if I’m gonna be an actress I’m going to go by Elizabeth Chase, which is my middle name. And then, once I started working, I was like, ‘I love my family, I like my name, I love my sisters. Why would I be so ashamed of that?’ It’s fine now,” she said.

The actress said fame has made her more of a homebody.

“Fame has also made me someone who is more of a homebody than maybe I would like to be but I know where not to go. If I could do whatever I wanted for the day, I’d start with the gym, then I’d go to the grocery store, because it’s my favourite thing,” Elizabeth told The Sun.

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