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State on high alert after terror intercept

Good morning friends.  Start of my daily routine again.  As usual I’m not missing the chance to know what is happening to the world especially to India.   A message about a terror strike in Mumbai make the government of India more aware.  They have started checking every boat and are also validate all the  details of the passengers. Which I think is the right thing to do to prevent all event like what happened to Mumbai.

Coast Guard intercepts radio message hinting at Terror attacks in south Gujarat, Maharashtra; deep-sea patrolling intensified.  Deep-sea patrolling has been intensified in south Gujarat as well as neighbouring Maharashtra following a radio message intercept that hinted at the possibility of an attack akin to 26/11 in the region.

Security agencies such as the Indian Coast Guard, Customs Department, Intelligence Bureau and the Gujarat Police held a high-level intelligence review meeting in Daman on January 21 following the intercept to take adequate preventive measures.

V R Kajale, Assistant Commissioner, Customs, Valsad, said his staff has been directed to extensively patrol the deep seas. There is also assistance from the Gujarat Police. Valsad Superintendent of Police D J Patel, said that the surveillance has been strengthen in the coastal areas in coordination with the Customs Department.

The Coast Guard had intercepted a message about a terror strike somewhere in Mumbai or in south Gujarat, following which the coastal areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra are on a high alert. Customs officers said they have started checking every boat and are also verifying details of the passengers.

The perpetrators of the Mumbai attack had crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line apparently with the help of local sailors and reached Mumbai via Gujarat.

 

Ref:  Indian Express

 

 

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Vitamin C may after all be your heart’s best friend – 2

She reckoned that for people with elevated CRP levels, the amount of CRP reduction achieved by taking vitamin C supplements in the study was comparable to that in many other studies of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

While several larger statin trials lowered CRP levels by about 0.2 milligrams per litre, she said, the present study showed that vitamin C lowered these levels by 0.25 milligrams per litre.

“This finding of an effect of vitamin C is important because it shows in a carefully conducted randomized, controlled trial that for people with moderately elevated levels of inflammation, vitamin C may be able to reduce CRP as much as statins have done in other studies,” said Block.

The researchers, however, are uncertain as to why vitamin E did not show an effect even though it is also an antioxidant.

Block thinks that the difference perhaps relates to the fact that vitamin E is fat soluble and thus found in cell membranes, while vitamin C is water soluble and found in intercellular fluid.

Though the study lasted for two months only, the researchers insist that there is no evidence to date of adverse effects for longer-term use of vitamin C at high levels.

They agree that further studies are required to see whether vitamin C’s beneficial impact on CRP levels continue past two months.

“This is clearly a line of research worth pursuing. It has recently been suggested by some researchers that people with elevated CRP should be put on statins as a preventive measure. For people who have elevated CRP but not elevated LDL cholesterol, our data suggest that vitamin C should be investigated as an alternative to statins, or as something to be used to delay the time when statin use becomes necessary,” said Block. (ANI)