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first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Delhi HC Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Alt News Co-Founder Mohammed Zubair In Plea Seeking Quashing Of FIR [Read Order] Karan Tripathi9 Sep 2020 12:38 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest to Co-Founder of Alt News Mohammed Zubair in a plea moved by him seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him over a tweet made by him in response to a twitter user. A Single Bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna has also directed the Delhi Government and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Cell to file a status report…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 Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest to Co-Founder of Alt News Mohammed Zubair in a plea moved by him seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him over a tweet made by him in response to a twitter user. A Single Bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna has also directed the Delhi Government and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Cell to file a status report on the investigation carried out in this case, within 8 weeks. The order has come in a criminal writ petition moved by fact-checking journalist Mohammed Zubair seeking to quash the FIR lodged against him by a twitter user, Jagdish Singh. The case pertains to a tweet posted by Zubair, sharing the profile picture of Singh which had him standing with his minor granddaughter, and asking -after blurring the face of the minor girl – if it was appropriate for Singh to use derogatory language in replies while using a profile picture figuring his granddaughter.   In light of this tweet, Jagdish Singh filed multiple FIRs against Zubair, accusing him of causing cyber sexual harassment of his grand-daughter. In the FIR lodged in Delhi, offences under section 509B of IPC, Sections 67 and 67A of the Information Technology Act are invoked against Zubair. Zubair is also aggrieved by the fact that the copies of the said FIRs have not been provided to him. In addition to this, he is also assailing the decision of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) of summoning Twitter India for taking action against Zubair on the basis of a frivolous complaint filed by Jadgish Singh. Appearing for the Petitioner, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves informed the court that the Petitioner is a dedicated citizen, Co-Founder of Alt News, who through his news outlet debunks misinformation put out by individuals and by political parties without any bias. Due to the nature of his work, Mr Gonsalves argued, the Petitioner is often abused, threatened and demeaned by people the website debunks and exposes or their blind supporters. ‘The complainant is a ‘serious harasser’, he attacks anyone with liberal and progressive views, and whoever doesn’t agree with the views of the government’, Mr Gonsalves argued. Mr Gonsalves further argued that there’s not a remotest possibility of the Petitioner’s tweet qualifying as an offence of sexual harassment of a minor, as invoked against him in the FIR. Appearing for the Delhi Government and the Delhi Police, Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra submitted that in the cases pertaining to the POCSO Act, FIRs are not made public. While mentioning that he has no instructions to seek interim protection for the Petitioner, Mr Mehra submitted that the FIR in Delhi was registered on the basis of the information given by the complainant and the whole gamut of the allegations has not been investigated as of yet. Moreover, the case registered in Delhi only pertains to section 67 of the IT Act, for which a request has been made to Twitter India by the Cyber Cell for providing information on an account which posted objectionable comments on the impugned tweet shared by Zubair. ‘Alt News is doing a human service, it has a legitimate space in our country as a fact checker. However, it doesn’t give a license to the Petitioner to commit any illegality. Fact-checkers should not be hounded by the state agencies, there has to be a balance’, Mr Mehra argued. In light of these submissions, the court directed Twitter India to expedite the request filed by the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police. The court also directed the Chairman of NCPCR to file a reply to averments made in the petition.  Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgIn 2016, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to a team who developed a high-resolution technique to view the inside of cells. But their technique works best on cells in petri dishes, Scott Howard, professor of electrical engineering, said, and the challenge of looking inside the cells of a living organism remained.Over the next few years, Howard and his team searched for a convenient – and cheap – method to get a high-resolution view of the chemical processes that happen inside of cells.“All good science kind of starts with some need or challenge that you’re thinking about,” Howard said. “And so we started with kind of the fundamental science and physics and derivations and theory and developed, this little missing picture about how it is supposed to work if we were to use these techniques.”Howard started by looking at ways to create 3-D super resolution images using normal microscopes people have in their labs, he said. Then he started applying physics, he said.“We kept looking at how you can use this simple approach, one that anyone can use with just a microscope,” Howard said. “And if you tweak it a little bit, you can actually extract out some really quantitative chemical information in addition to just the pictures.”They ended up developing a technique called DeSOS, which is a combination of two techniques called blind deconvolution and stepwise optical saturation.DeSOS can produce high-resolution images of cellular processes inside the cells of living organisms – not just cells in petri dishes. It can even be used to create videos of those processes, also called 4-D images.“We found that there was a whole direction of experiments and things that people really haven’t been exploring yet,” he said. “And the consequences of these ideas were that you can get really high-resolution images, without requiring a lot of expensive components other people were using – and it was compatible with a lot of existing microscopes.”Before DeSOS, most people were using a technique called fluorescent lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), graduate student Xiaotong Yuan said.But FLIM cannot effectively capture images of cells inside a living organism. DeSOS, on the other hand, can, so it has the potential to greatly impact biology research, Yuan said.Since developing this technique, Howard has collaborated with the Harper Cancer Research Institute and the Indiana University Medical School to use DeSOS in various research projects, including biochemistry and kidney research.“A nice technology isn’t as important or impactful if you don’t had collaborators,” she said.Yuan said she was drawn to Howard’s research because of its potential to help disease research, which she is considering pursuing once she graduates.“For example, I just read yesterday that zebrafish have an extremely unique heart regeneration ability. If we can capture 3-D and 4-D images of that, it could be a great way to figure out how to treat cardiovascular disease in humans,” she said.People have never been able to make 4-D images quite like the ones DeSOS can produce, Howard said. He gave credit to his team, especially Yide Zhang, currently a postdoc fellow at California Institute of Technology.“We’re combining all of this understanding of devices and light, what goes on in the nanoscale and the quantum world to these medically relevant questions,” Howard said. “We can do a lot of things people haven’t done.”Tags: biology, cell imaging, Physicslast_img read more

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