More on Ummid: International l National Regional l Politics Business Religion l History l Culture l Education



Ramadan, an uplifting time for stock markets in Muslim countries

Israeli restrictions prevented thousands from praying in Al-Aqsa

Shabnam Lone says peace must replace raw anger in Kashmir

India inspiration to people around the globe: Obama

Govt. to probe any 'ulterior motives' behind superbug claim

Centre seeks report from MP govt on missing explosives

Students stage violent protest outside Patna's Aeronautics Institute


Muslim man has to maintain divorced wife till she remarries: HC

A Muslim man is bound to maintain his divorced wife and minor children till she gets remarried 

'Judiciary in India seemingly working beyond its constitutional limits'

Govt. will not allow caste-based census to affect head count integrity: Mukherjee

Union Finance Minister and Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha, Pranab Mukherjee, on Thursday said that the Central Government will not allow   

LS adjourns after uproar over inclusion of caste in census

GoM clears caste in census from biometric stage


India inspiration to people around the globe: Obama

India and Indians have been an inspiration and beacon of hope for people across the globe, US President Barack Obama has said on the eve of India's 63rd Independence Day. "Ever since August 15,  

Fatwas only by senior scholars: Saudi Ruler

In a move that can probably work as a model for the Muftis in India, Saudi King Abdullah has issued a royal order saying only approved scholars can issue religious edicts or decrees popularly known as fatwas. "As part of our religious a 

India offers USD 5 million aid to Pakistan flood victims

The Central Government has offered assistance of five million US dollars for provision of relief material from India for   

Obama's Iftaar menu included support for Ground Zero mosque

U.S. President Barack Obama has strongly supported the move to build a mosque at Ground  

Woman set to become senior Muslim cop in Gujarat

Yasmin Sajid Sheikh, is all set to become the first senior policewoman from her community in Hindu dominant Gujarat. The 32-year-old schoolteacher cleared 

Govt. trying hard to make Hindi official UN language

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna today said in the Parliament that efforts are underway to make Hindi  


Researchers dismiss superbug controversy

Saturday August 14, 2010 04:59:46 PM, ANI

Govt surprised over UK scientists linking bug to India

Government on Thursday expressed surprise at scientists in the United Kingdom linking a new superbug resistant to antibiotics to India and said that it was drafting a reply to an alert  

Govt. to probe any 'ulterior motives' behind superbug claim

Varanasi/Chennai: Experts across India on Friday said that the issue of superbug of Indian origin, or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1), is unnecessarily being fuelled as similar resistances have been found in other parts of the world.

"I don't think that there is a basis to all of these rumors. Resistance phenomena was always there and there are different mechanism, one after the other mechanisms are discovered," said Dr. M.R Sen, Professor of Microbiology at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).


Supriya Upadhyay, a microbiology research scholar at the BHU, said that there is no need to panic and treatment for the same was available.

"All enzymes of Betalactom group fail in front of this (Superbug). But more combination therapies are there, TG cycling lots of aminoglycocides,... combinations with which it can be treated. So there is nothing to panic because these mechanisms have come before also, not in India but in other countries who have claimed that India is responsible for spreading this," Upadhyay added.

Meanwhile, in Chennai, researchers said that NDM-1 has been going on for a while now and the superbug is not confined to a certain area.

"Just to give us awareness, that's OK, this type of resistance is there and we have to find ways to tackle it, but it is not confined only to this particular geographic location. It is also present in other parts so since there is a lot of intercontinental or other travel by a lot of people these days. So this type of transmission could happen from any country to any other country," said Dr. Padma Krishnan, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Madras University.

In a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal on Wednesday, it was found NDM-1 was becoming more common in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan and was also imported back to Britain in patients returning after treatment.






  Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

  Comment on this article


E-mail Address:

Write here...







 Home | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | About Us | Feedback

Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.