Red-faed Ex Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi& Bihar BJP Strong man mocks at Nitish Kumar’s Morality, says, the self proclaimed Nitish Babu is not Arvind Kejriwal!


Red-faed Ex Deputy CM & Bihar BJP Strong man mocks at Nitish Kumar’s Morality, says, the self proclaimed  Nitish Babu is not Arvind Kejriwal!. If Nitish Kumar had been Arvind Kejriwal, Nitish would not have souight support from corrupt Congress & RJD said Sushil Kumar Modi


Former deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi (SuMo) said on Saturday that CM-designate Nitish Kumar owed to the people of the state a serial apology for a number of political mistakes that he made after winning the assembly elections for a second time in November 2010.SuMo said Nitish has already apologized to the people of the state for tendering resignation after the parliamentary elections, in which his party JD (U) could win only two of the 40 parliamentary seats in the state.He said Nitish, however, has committed five other mistakes, for which he should also tender public apology. According to him, people of the state had given a massive mandate to run the affairs of the state and take the Bihar turnaround story forward, but he, by breaking the state NDA government, had committed the first major mistake.”Nitish, in fact, insulted the popular mandate when he broke the BJP-JD(U) alliance,” SuMo said, adding he forged alliance with RJD chief Lalu Prasad even as the mandate given to him was to stall the return of Lalu.Subsequently, during the parliamentary elections, Nitish tried to create obstacles in the way of the then PM candidate of the BJP Narendra Modi, who wanted to give a strong government at the Centre, SuMo said, and added that even though Nitish came as a cropper in his bid, he owes an apology to the people of the state.In his bid to wrest power from now caretaker CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish forced Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary to take unconstitutional steps, he said, adding he also made unbecoming remarks against governor K N Tripathi. These were two instances of insulting the constitutional posts, which also require an apology from him.On the other hand, BJP national spokesman and former Bhagalpur MP Shahnawaz Hussain said that Nitish, who had campaigned actively against Lalu and declaration of the President’s rule during his ‘Nyaya Yatra’ in March 2005, had now ensured the return of Lalu and his party to power in the state after around 10 years.”The new government that Nitish would lead will not be only of him, but Nitish-Lalu rule for all practical purposes,” Shahnawaz said.Meanwhile, the state BJP felicitated Union minister for skill development Rajiv Pratap Rudy for flying the Sukhoi plane. Shahnawaz said he is the only Union minister and only Bihari to have achieved this feat.The gravity of power in Delhi rests at 7 RCR – Race Course Road, the prime minister’s residence. In Patna, the new centre of power is 7 CR – Circular Road, Nitish Kumar’s residence. The physical distance between these two power centres is 1031 km. But the political distance between the residents of these two famous addresses is infinite.

If Kejriwal can, so can I

In May, Narendra Modi had handed Nitish Kumar the biggest political defeat of his life. His party, the Janta Dal United, had been routed in the Lok Sabha polls, its tally crashing from 20 in 2009 to two in 2014. The JD(U) was in disarray, critics within were clamouring for Nitish’s head. “Sushasan Babu” as he was called, took moral responsibility and stepped down. Nitish couldn’t reconcile to the scale of the defeat and that too at the hands of his arch-nemesis, the man over whose elevation he had split his party’s 17-year alliance with the BJP. His famed social engineering formula of bringing together the Extremely Backward Castes (EBCs) had flopped. Even the Muslims of Bihar had not rallied around Nitish. Shoulders drooping, morale crushed, it seemed the end of the political road for a man who had tried to remove the so-called stigma of being a “Bihari”.

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But nine months is a long time in politics. Cut to February 2015. Narendra Modi has tasted the first electoral defeat under his leadership at the hands of the diminutive Arvind Kejriwal. The AAP’s heroics were one of the key triggers for Nitish Kumar to demand the CM’s chair back from Jitan Ram Manjhi. Though many years decades senior to Kejriwal in politics, the JD(U) chief was inspired by the spirited campaign the Aam Aadmi Party leader ran to rout the mighty BJP in the capital. If Kejriwal can, so can I, thought Nitish. In the first week of February as opinion polls and feedback from the ground started showing that Kejriwal was winning Delhi, Nitish decided to take advantage of the fact that the BJP was distracted and under pressure.

A renunciation gone horribly wrong

What Nitish didn’t account for was Manjhi’s refusal to step down from the CM’s post. The hitherto unknown Manjhi had been handpicked by Nitish as his replacement because he rarely spoke, was known not to have strong views and could be expected to follow the dictation given by his boss.

On all three counts, Manjhi proved Nitish wrong. His tenure was riddled by a series of controversial statements. From justifying his son’s extra-marital affair with a married police woman to saying it was okay for the poor to indulge in black marketing and hoarding to going to the extent of suggesting that wives couldn’t be trusted when their husbands travelled for work outside Bihar, Manjhi was blurting a blooper a week.For the first three months, Manjhi dutifully implemented whatever Nitish wanted. But a coterie of leaders and Dalit bureaucrats around him started pumping him up by telling him what a wonderful job he was doing and how he was being seen as a big hope by Bihar’s numerically significant Dalits.The BJP played a big role in prodding Manjhi to go against his one time mentor. The Senior BJP leaders were in constant touch with the CM. They were offering him full support and even telling him that the BJP would offer tickets to the JD(U) MLAs who Manjhi was able to break away from Nitish’s fold.Turbocharged by the support being promised by the BJP, Manjhi decided to free himself of the umbilical cord tying him to Nitish. The former CM’s trusted bureaucrats were shunted to insignificant posts and Manjhi brought in his own men. He even announced a series of populist but fiscally imprudent measures with an eye on consolidating the Dalit vote bank. The Mahadalits may have been a category of castes brought together by Nitish but Manjhi wanted to be their undisputed leader.

Buil-up to the anti-climax

His protégé had gone rogue and aides were putting pressure on Nitish to crack the whip against Manjhi. But Nitish was initially hesitant. After all he had taken the high moral ground while resigning and electorally nothing had changed since May. But anti-incumbency against the JD(U) government was spiralling, corruption was rampant again and the law and order situation was deteriorating rapidly. During a flight from Patna to Delhi in January, a young Bihari walked up to the former CM and gave him a piece of his mind for letting Bihar fall back into the dark ages. The young man’s admonition, Nitish claims, left a deep mark and he realised that he had to act before it was too late.There were at least three dozen disgruntled MLAs in the JD(U) who had indicated that they were willing to back Manjhi. The rebel RJD MP Pappu Yadav was also hard at working mobilising support for the CM. Lalu’s grip on his party seemed shaky and more than a dozen RJD MLAs indicated that they were willing to jump ship. With the BJP coming out and declaring open support for the CM 48 hours before the vote of confidence, Manjhi was hopeful his boat would sail through comfortably. The magic figure of 117 was within sight.

But the day before the vote of confidence the Patna High Court dealt a double whammy to Manjhi. Eight JD(U) rebel MLAs were disqualified from participating in the vote of confidence on February 20. The court also upheld key Nitish man and Bihar speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary’s controversial decision to grant the JD(U) the status of the opposition party in the Assembly.

Suddenly Manjhi was still in government but in fact he was all alone. Had a vote of confidence taken place on Friday, the Vidhan Sabha in Patna would have witnessed the unprecedented scene of a CM sitting all by himself in the treasury benches. Manjhi had been expelled from the JD(U) but most of his supposed supporters were officially still members of Nitish’s party. Because the JD(U) had issued a whip, even Manjhi’s backers would have had to sit in the opposition benches along side the 87 BJP MLAs. The speaker had already ruled out a secret ballot. Every MLA who disobeyed the party whip and voted for Manjhi would have risked disqualification under the Anti-Defection Law.


The ambitious protégé had been checkmated by his wily mentor. Manjhi realised that his time was up when 98 JD(U) MLAs, 22 RJD MLAs and five Congress MLAs showed up at the dinner hosted by Nitish Kumar the night before the vote of confidence. Jubilation was in the air. Nitish was beaming. His swagger was back. The JD(U)’s joyous MLAs hailed it as the “victory feast”.


At the same time, there was another dinner being hosted across the road at the chief minister’s residence. Only a dozen Manjhi loyalists had shown up. Two of them, Manjhi later said, had come covered in a bed-sheet to avoid being spotted by Nitish’s men who were on the look out. The elaborate catering had been done by Patna’s famed Maurya Hotel. But the food had lost its taste. The MLAs were scared of being forced to resign. Manjhi summoned his secretariat at midnight and got them to type out three letters.


The first letter to the governor sought dissolution of the house. The second was his resignation letter. The third was a complaint to the governor against the partisan behaviour of the speaker. To fight or to throw in the towel, that was the question. Till 3am Manjhi was busy in confabulations with his aides. Without telling them what he was thinking, the CM went to to his room to ruminate over his next step.


When he woke up early the next morning, Manjhi was clear. He would not risk the ignominy of being all alone on the treasury benches. There was a real possibility of the JD(U) and the BJP MLAs coming to blows. Manjhi decided to shun bravado and chose a tactical retreat instead.


Minutes before the governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was slated to arrive at the Bihar Assembly to deliver his address, Manjhi decided to pay him an unscheduled visit. Manjhi means boatsman in Hindi. Instead of drowning with his boat, Manjhi decided to jump off the sinking vessel and swim to the shore. He wanted to live to fight another day.


Aftershocks in battlefield Bihar


Manjhi’s summersault left the BJP red-faced. His handlers in the saffron party had wanted Manjhi to deliver an emotional farewell address and go down in a blaze of glory. The BJP hoped Manjhi would attain political martyrdom and emerge as a pan-Bihar Dalit icon. The BJP wanted Manjhi to form his own party, which would cut into Nitish’s crucial Mahadalit vote. Along with RJD renegade Pappu Yadav, the BJP was banking on the emergence of a third front which would split the anti-BJP vote. Pappu Yadav was to eat into Lalu’s Yadav vote bank while Manjhi chipped away at Nitish’s support among the Mahadalits. The BJP wanted to divide and rule. In the Lok Sabha elections, the party had swept Bihar because the anti-BJP vote was split. In the Assembly elections too, the party wanted to avoid a consolidation of the anti-Modi vote. Nitish could have potentially united the non-saffron vote and brought back a semblance of governance to Bihar in the last six months before the Assembly elections. The BJP had wanted to stop Nitish at all costs from becoming CM again.


Instead, Manjhi’s histrionics helped Nitish reestablish his control over the JD(U). Dissenters have been silenced, at least for the time being. It has also removed the speed breakers slowing down the proposed merger between the JD(U) and Lalu’s RJD. The tension of Manjhi’s rebellion saw the JD(U) and the RJD leaders working closely together to prevent their flock from fleeing. Voters of the two parties may not yet be fully reconciled to the proposed merger between the two parties, but the leaders realise that it is a question of survival and are working towards the micro-detailing of the merger with renewed vigour.


Who benefits from Manjhi’s boat sinking


For the time being, Manjhi is keeping his cards close to his chest. Speaking to the India Today Group during a walk in the lawns of his 1, Anne Marg residence the day after his resignation, Manjhi dropped hints about his future course of action. “People thought I was a puppet of the BJP but I have shown that I am truly independent. Even today I have nothing against Nitish Kumar. If the new government carries forward the pro-poor schemes announced by me, then I will support the new government. Otherwise I will travel all across Bihar and campaign against Nitish.” Lalu Yadav has thrown ajar the doors of the Janata Parivar by asking Manjhi to bury past differences and return to the “secular fold”.


The BJP is trying hard to play down the significance of the Manjhi plan backfiring. “We have shown the people of Bihar that the BJP sided with the son of a Mahadalit while Nitish was scheming to oust Manjhi. This will hurt the JD(U) in the elections,” senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Modi told the India Today Group at his residence in Patna. When asked whether Manjhi will join the BJP in the near future, Modi turned philosophical. “In the darkness you cannot see beyond the light of a torch. In politics you can only see what is happening today not what might happen tomorrow. No one can predict what happens six months later and who knows what Manjhi will do next.”


The worst case scenario for the BJP is Manjhi mending fences with Nitish and returning to the Janata Parivar. They are planning on targeting Nitish by highlighting 15 years of jungle raj under his new partner Lalu. “Nitish cannot become Bihar’s Kejriwal while he has Lalu by his side,” said Sushil Modi. Nitish’s defence is that most of the strongmen like Pappu Yadav, Sadhu Yadav, Subhash Yadav and Shahbbuddin who gave Lalu’s government a bad name are no longer in the RJD.


The chief minister is turning his swearing-in into a major show of strength for anti-Modi forces. Apart from his fellow travellers from the Janata Parivar, Lalu Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will also be in attendance. Sharing the dais will be CP Joshi from the Congress, former PM Deve Gowda and Abhay and Dushyant Chautala from Haryana’s INLD.


Arvind Kejriwal has not been invited to Nitish’s swearing-in. When asked why, he said, “Journalists get carried away by what’s been in the news recently. Kejriwal has to do his work in Delhi and we have to do ours in Bihar”. The new Delhi CM may be absent at the swearing-in function, but his heroics will linger in the thoughts of Bihar’s comeback man.

United States Can Be India’s Best Partner: Barack Obama

New Delhi:  Recalling the historic address of Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday won over his audience by referring to them as “sisters and brothers of India” and said he firmly believes America can be India’s “best partner” and together the two nations can bring more prosperity to their people.

In his final engagement in India, before flying to Riyadh and then home, the US president addressed a town hall-style meeting in Siri Fort auditorium, where he said: “India and the US are not just natural partners, I believe that America can be India’s best partner, I believe that.”

Addressing an invited gathering of young people, civil society and diplomats, the US president reached out to the audience with many Hindi words like “Namastey”, “Dhanyavad” and even some references to Bollywood films, which had the crowd ecstatic.

He said he was “absolutely convinced” that when both the democracies stand together they can produce more jobs, opportunities and prosperity for their people. “I believe that,” he said.

Recalling the historic address of Swami Vivekananda, President Obama began his town hall meeting with the invocation “sisters and brothers of India” and talked about how the philosopher-sage introduced Hinduism and yoga to America in a city that was his hometown.

He recalled Swami Vivekananda and his famous speech in Chicago, exactly 100 years ago, where he addressed the gathering as “sisters and brothers of America” and said he was going to address the audience likewise.

President Obama struck a personal chord with the mainly youthful crowd, saying he was very impressed with the daredevilry of the motorcycle contingent riding Royal Enfield bikes and wished he could ride a bike too.

“But the Secret Service does not let me ride motor cycles,” he said, and also remarked that he cannot dance as well as his wife Michelle.

In a speech where he touched on the need for India and the US to work together on climate change, on how the US can partner India in its growth story, in defence cooperation and becoming partners in the security of the Asia-Pacific region, the American president also stressed on the need for the government to uphold the freedom of religion written in the constitution of both the countries.

On Tuesday, the Election Commission was responding to fresh complaints by the BJP and Congress, which had demanded the cancellation of Mr Kejriwal’s nomination. Earlier, the two parties had complained to the Commission, saying Mr Kejriwal was violating the Model Code of Conduct.

The Election Commission took note of an undertaking by Mr Kejriwal that he respects the poll body and the law, and would stop making such appeals to voters if the Commission found his statements inappropriate.

Obama Ends Visit With Challenge to India on Climate Change

New Delhi:  President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb the pollution that is choking its capital and contributing to global climate change, as he wrapped up a visit that yielded no meaningful breakthrough on the issue.

While India and the United States agreed to cooperate in promoting cleaner energy, Mr. Obama left after three days without the sort of specific commitment to curbing greenhouse gases that he won in China last year. Instead, he used a farewell speech before his departure to argue that India had an obligation to step up, despite its economic challenges.

“I know the argument made by some – that it’s unfair for countries like the United States to ask developing nations and emerging economies like India to reduce your dependence on the same fossil fuels that helped power our growth for more than a century,” Mr. Obama told an audience of 1,500 mostly young Indians at Siri Fort Auditorium on the final day of his trip here.

“But here’s the truth,” he added. “Even if countries like the United States curb our emissions, if countries that are growing rapidly like India with soaring energy needs don’t also embrace cleaner fuels, then we don’t stand a chance against climate change.”

The president’s remarks came during a speech with a broader tough-love message, lavishing praise on India and pledging friendship while challenging it to cut back on human rights abuses. He urged India to protect the rights of girls and women, combat human trafficking and slavery, promote religious and racial tolerance, and empower young people.

Belgium Nutraceuticals giant Eubage Laboratory to pump 17 Million US $ in Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd

The Deal includes licensing out 20 innovative food supplements formulations to Dr. Datsons Labs to capture the flourishing $4 billion Neutraceutical Market in india.

Tuesday,20th January 2015, New Delhi : Belgium based Eubage Laboratory has striked a major partnership agreement with the Indian Pharma Company Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd specializing in Bulk drugs, Contract manufacturing Company which is  the third-largest quinine salts manufacturer in the world and among the-largest controlled substances quota in India. As per the sources, Belgium Nutraceuticals  giant Eubage Laboratory  is expected to invest around Rs 100  crore in setting up a  nutraceuticals manufacturing facility in the state of the art facility at Dr Datson’s UK-MHRA and EU-GMP-compliant facilities, & is  ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 22000-certified Spanning  100,000 sq meters at unit at Mahad, Pune, India. Soon after the commissioning the plant & project by the Eubage Laboratory technical team next month. The plant initially will have a capacity of 200 tonnes annually and would scale up to 2,000 tonnes to cater to the domestic requirements of the country. Both the company are also  in talks with various players in various parts of the world for exports of nutraceutical products wherever Belgium Nutraceuticals  giant Eubage Laboratory is not present specially in middle east and it would be primarily to the European and other Asian countries. Pharmaceutical companies are the buyers for these products. Nutraceuticals is estimated to become $4 billion market in India by 2018 & the demand for this segment is growing with the forecast the Indian RTE food market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22 per cent during 2014-19. With the passage of time and due to many international and local players in this segment, the percentage share rose with a rapid pace. Belgium company will  license out 20 innovative food supplements formulations to Dr. Datsons Labs & will invest 100 Crore in Datson Labs Pune Factory. The Belgium delegation met the senior Board Members of Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd in Singapore to source some essential raw materials to be used for the finished formulations as the compositions in about six to seven products are not available in india. To confirm the news on this development, Pharmaleaders reached out to the promoters via mail/sms & voice, however, no one were available to comment till the release of this news, though the officials from the Eubage Laboratory confirmed the developments.

The collaboration & investment by Eubage Laboratory include 100 crore funding to the new project to Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd, a technology transfer agreement, license out 20 innovative food supplements formulations to Dr. Datsons Labs, a top Indian Pharma company to market the range of 20 products that include the revolutionary ingredients to be launched for the first time in india. Both Indian & Belgium Company will market the products by a top Indian Pharma company with a pan india base to reach out growing markets.

The Advantage Factors with Eubage Laboratory

amylase, proteases, papain, ficain, bromelain, cellulase
participates in the process of detoxification, drainage and the functioning of liver
participates in the stimulation and maintenance of memory  and cognitive functions from students to seniors
promotes urinary comfort, regular micturitions and creates a hostile environment to micro-organisms
ensures an optimal ionic absorption of calcium, magnesium and dietary minerals in order to keep a good acid-base balance
participates in carbohydrate conversion and balanced  glucose level
participates in emotional moderation, inducing better mental provisions, fast recovery and greater attention
participates in the removal of the heavy legs effect, swollen and sensitive reducing aqueous excess in lower limbs
regroups the most powerful antioxidants stimulating natural defenses and reducing the effects of lipid peroxides.
helps to reduce the uncomfortable effects of premenopause and menopause
contributes to a better resistance to menopausal effects by different phytoestrogens
helps to support an hormonal balance and a comfortable premenopause menopause by providing phytoprogesterones
participates in the intensification and endurance of men performances
participates in the protection of organic tissues and sustains the body reactivity during inflammation
participates in comfortable diuresis of men
participates to faster physical recovery and efficient cognitive functions
participates in an optimal cholesterol level and reduces the effects of triglycerides
improves metabolic provisions under stress and sustains concentration and memory
participates in strengthening antioxidant defenses and to improve the visual acuity
helps to maintain lubricated, flexible and protected joints
sustains skeleton by mineralization and maintenance of bone density

According to experts, nutraceuticals & functional foods would help mitigate malnutrition in India. Although, there is a huge potential for the growth of the sector, yet its development is slow. The country has a long way to go to en-cash much of its bio-agri wealth.

Speaking to Mr. Satya Brahma, Editor-In-Chief, Pharmaleaders Group, on the reason of investing in an Indian Company, Mr. Francois Liccope, CEO, Eubage Laboratories said, “there has been an increasing awareness among the rising affluent middle class about health and wellness. Nearly 400 million people in India belong to the middle class and have disposable income which have made them capable of buying nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. It is an inevitable fact that affluence is one of the causes of lifestyle diseases, which nutraceuticals and dietary supplements often address. These factors will support the double digit growth of the industry in the coming few years”. Nutraceuticals could complement drugs and can reduce over-dependence on medicines for treatment. There is considerable scope for value-addition of agri-by products. The biodiversity and traditional knowledge could make India a world leader in nutraceutical market.

Speaking on the scientific & technical edge over other players, Francois said “Eubage Laboratory develops its know-how and expertise to ensure reliable, efficient and traceable, productions. It has a Careful selection of raw materials & a highly trained  Team of dedicated and approved professionals. Totally independent of any pharmaceutical group, Eubage Laboratory is distinguished by its flexibility and responsiveness. The Eubage ranges are marketed in several European countries under different types of representation, and preferred collaborations are established with  partners for the distribution of those productions under our own brand or under the label of the distributor. Scientific and trade services of  Eubage Laboratory are available for any feasibility study, in different dosage forms.Eubage  Laboratory provides an advanced  response to ethical nutrient and nutritional supplement markets throughout various countries. Our Innovation: The Catalyst C89 Enzymes are biological catalysts involved in many reactions essential for the proper functioning of a living organism. These macromolecules of proteins or RNA specifically recognize several molecules and accelerate transforming reactions to made their speed consistent with the functioning of the organism: they are biological catalysts, or biocatalysts. Enzyme activity regulation can normalize cellular metabolism. This activity depends strongly on the conformation of the enzyme, and thus of the shape of its sites, which can be modified via phosphorylation and dephosphorylation.Convergence point of several catabolic reactions of cellular metabolism, discovered by the biologistHans Adolf Krebs in 1937, the “Krebs Cycle” is a series biochemical reactions whose purpose is to produce energy feedstocks which will be used for ATP production in the respiratory chain. Composed of 8 steps each of which is catalyzed by a specific enzyme active during processing a chemical reaction in order to change its rate of reaction, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, in aerobic conditions, these enzymes, localized in the mitochondrial matrix or at the inner mitochondrial membrane, catalyze this reaction sequence. The Krebs Cycle is the ultimate degradation process of different metabolites.

Dietary supplements are the largest category accounting for 64 per cent of the nutraceuticals market, driven primarily by the pharmaceutical sector in the form of vitamin and mineral supplements. Functional foods will be the quickest growing category until 2015 followed by dietary supplements.However, dietary supplements, specifically herbal and dietetic supplements, will form the greatest opportunity areas for nutraceutical manufacturers, driven by growing demand from an evolving consumer base. Most of the leading pharmaceuticals companies have ventured into nutrition and nutraceuticals space and have a growing portfolio of such products which targets various therapeutic segments. This trend is increasingly on the rise and will continue to grow to a large extent in turn adding to the growth of the nutraceuticals industry.

With the growing popularity of these supplemented foods, many multinationals are investing in the nutraceuticals market in India. These include Monsanto, American Home Products, DuPont, BioCorrex, Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Novartis, Yakult-Danone India, Herbalife etc. These players are a major resource for nutraceuticals and related dietary supplements. Besides, India has many local players such as Dabur India, Cadila Healthcare, British Biologicals, Himalaya Global Holdings, Sami Labs, Sami Direct, Parry Nutraceuticals, Wockhardt etc.

The global demand for nutraceutical ingredients is forecast to rise 7.2 per cent annually to $30 billion in 2017 according. The best growth prospects will exist in substances with clinically supported health benefits and broad applications in foods, beverages, dietary supplements and adult and pediatric nutritional preparations.

Countries such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Turkey will be among the fastest growing consumers and producers of nutraceutical ingredients worldwide. Increasing economic prosperity will enable these countries to expand and diversify their food and beverage, processing, and pharmaceutical industries. In 2017, China, alone, will absorb more than 16 per cent of the value of global nutraceutical ingredient demand and will account for over 18 per cent of the value of related world shipments. Because of maturing markets, the supply and demand of nutraceutical ingredients in the United States, Western Europe, and other developed economies will increase more slowly than the average worldwide pace. Nonetheless, food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies in these economies will continue to pursue opportunities in conventional and speciality nutritional products and natural medicines. As a result, they will remain key customers for nutraceutical ingredients.

Nutrients, including proteins, fibres and various specialized functional additives, will remain the top-selling group of nutraceutical ingredients worldwide. Proteins will post the fastest demand gains as food and beverage makers throughout the world will introduce new high value-added nutritional preparations. Functional additives and fibre nutrients will also fare well in the global marketplace.Demand for these ingredients will gain upward momentum from increasing clinical evidence of health benefits and expanding applications in speciality foods and beverages.Naturally derived substances, consisting of herbal and botanical extracts and animal- and marine-based derivatives, will see the fastest growth among the three major groups of nutraceutical ingredients. Among these substances, omega fatty acids derived from fish oils and other marine sources will lead gains, reflecting clinically proven cardiovascular benefits and expanding use in dietary supplements and nutritional therapies.

The rising popularity of preventive medicine will impact favourably on global demand for numerous other natural extracts and derivatives, including cranberry, garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng; and glucosamine and chondroitin.Well established applications in food and beverage fortification; infant, adult, and paediatric nutritionals; and dietary supplements will continue to be a large global market for mineral and vitamin ingredients. Within this group, essential minerals such as calcium, along with vitamin A and vitamin C substances, will post the fastest gains in world demand.

Pharmaleaders survey indicated that there are more than 8,000 registered and non-registered nutraceuticals, herbs and related companies in India but most of them are small and medium enterprises. The increasing need for additional nutrition and food security concerns in India has resulted in government to introduce schemes for vitamin fortification.

Overall, the Indian nutraceutical market is emerging with strong growth potential. With increasing health awareness, and the shift towards preventative health care and increased regulatory clarity, India’s future in nutraceuticals industry looks promising, for both manufacturers and consumers. However, there is a strong need of developing customized products, affordable pricing and distribution strategy. Though India holds only 10 per cent market share in the global nutraceutical market that will be a $250 billion industry by 2018, the country has a definite edge over China, which is the first rank holder in the industry, with better research and quality compliance. Industry experts point out that as the world back off from buying food supplements and nutraceuticals from China due to pollution and quality issues, India has a great advantage in the global market. The term Nutraceutical is applied to products that range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and herbal products, specific diets and processed foods such as cereals, soups, and beverages.

Though the annual growth rate of the industry is 7 per cent, in India it is growing at around 20 per cent annually. The country has a huge potential in this segment as 7,000 medicinal plants were identified in the country, but nutraceutical properties of majority of these plants remain untapped. The products from India are being exported to the US, Europe and Far East Asian countries.“As the quality standards in the US and Europe have been increasing continuously, China is losing its grip due to pollution and contamination problems. Even though China produces at least 10 times more these products, in terms of quality parameters India is far ahead. The awareness about the side effects of drugs is increasing drastically around the world which throws up good opportunities for Nutraceuticals and India. If we invest more on research, we could be a super power in the sector,” said Francois. Nutraceuticals are the exaggerated version of Ayurveda in which India has surely an upper hand. Companies from India are making strides in this market and the global presence of Indian products has been increasing recently.China is presently the second largest consumer and largest producer of the Nutraceuticals in the world. On the other hand, countries such as South Korea and Australia have also noticed an increasing growth trajectory in the Nutraceuticals market.

About Eubage Laboratory

Eubage Health Innovation is a trademark which develops and markets food supplements under its own brand and under the brand of third parties. From articulation to inflammation, from ophthalmology to stress, from menopause to urinary comfort, we are active in various therapeutic areas. The entire range is based on enzymology. An enzymatic complex that increases the bioavailability of different nutrients is added in each of our formulations. This enzymatic complex has obtained positive pre clinical results. Those trials have been done by the University of Liege. These products are registered by the Belgian Health Ministry and have obtained the authorizations needed in other European countries like France (DGCCRF), Portugal, Lithuania,… and abroad like Pakistan, Vietnam.Eubage Laboratory develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of optimal quality ethical nutrients and nutritional supplements. These realizations confirm the best guarantee in terms of analysis, traceability and purity of raw materials respecting the good manufacturing practices established (GMP). Eubage Laboratory develops, produces and markets ethical nutrients and nutritional supplements of pharmaceutical quality. By strictly adhering to the pharmaceutical industry’s good manufacturing processes (GMP), Eubage laboratory offers the strongest guaranties in terms of analysis, traceability and purity of all raw materials used in the development of exclusive formulas that guarantee an optimal result. Eubage Laboratory is a parapharmaceutical company based in Belgium which develops and markets food supplements under its own brand and under the brand of third parties. The company has launched twenty formulations and obtained from the competent authorities (SPF Santé Publique) its nutrients numbers. The entire range is based on enzymology. An enzymatic complex that increases the bioavailability of different nutrients is added in each of our formulations. This enzymatic complex has obtained positive pre clinical results. These products are registered with the APB (Belgian Pharmaceutical Association) and have obtained the authorizations needed in other European countries like France (DGCCRF).

About Dr. Datsons Lab Ltd

Dr. Datsons Lab Ltd, formerly known as Aanjaneya Lifecare Ltd, BSE code (533412) is a public listed vertically integrated company having state-of-the-art; WHO GMP approved facilities for manufacturing bulk drugs at Mahad and finished dosage forms at Pirungut near Pune. It is one of the largest contract manufacturers of codeine based cough syrups in India. The company exclusively manufactures the Codorex Brand of Zydus Cadilla and Codilite Brand of Tablets India Ltd. amongst others.The company raised about Rs. 117 crore from its IPO and the funds are being used to built new capacities along with the refurbishing of Research & Development centre. The new facilities being created as part of CAPEX are using eco friendly, recyclable material and will be rated by LEEDS once completed.The Facilities being established will comply with the latest European & US guidelines. With new capacities to be added in next 6 to 9 months the company will be expanding operations in emerging markets of South East Asia, Africa & South & Central America and its domestic operation in branded generics segment. The company with its manufacturing facilities –in Mahad, Hyderabad and Pune has to its credit many achievements. It is the world’s third-largest manufacturer of quinine salts in the world . Only nine companies globally manufacture quinine salts.One of the largest codeine based formlulations manufacturer in the pharmaceutical sector. One of the largest manufacturer of multi- flavored Lozenges in  medical products in India. The company pioneered the recognition that lozenges represent a stable platform for the delivery of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients. Dr. Datson’s Nicco Nil lozenge is a first-of-its-kind  hard boiled lozenge remedy for smoking de-addition; its Relacs is a first-time lozenge against insomnia and Arecta Plus, a lozenge variant for Erectile Dysfunction, is a first of its kind . The company has an expertise in opportunity spotting and innovation. The company’s success has been built on a business model that integrates Research, Innovation and Knowledge. The company has invested in building proprietary Knowledge through research and acquisitions. Dr. Datson’s competence has been validated through patents granted by international and Indian authorities. Production of Quinine Sulphate increased 30% in 2011-2012. Sales of Quinine Sulphate grew 45%. Exports increased 250% from Rs 10 Crore to Rs 31 crore. Added 35 international and 50 domestic clients. Completed trials for Bromexine(expectorant)a new API that will be launched in 2012-1023. Highlights 2011-2012 for Finished Dosage Forms. Launched ‘Rancorex’ an in-house codine based cough syrup brand for the first time in its history. received the Kenya PPB GMP approval from all facilities namely lozenges,liquids and ointments. Received registration for ‘Arecta Plus’(a lozenge variant of Viagra tablets)from Sierrs Leone and Libya; received the first export order for this product to be executed in 2012-2013.

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President Obama wins India’s heart, signals to China India is with US, Modi wins Obama, Signals as a Global Leader!

President Obama wins India’s heart, signals to China India is with US, Modi wins Obama, Signals as a Global Leader!

NEW DELHI—U.S. President Barack Obama was set to join Indian leaders at a parade here Monday as the world’s second-most-populous nation shows off its military modernization efforts and cultural diversity.Mr. Obama’s attendance is meant to be an important display of solidarity between the world’s two largest democracies in the face of an increasingly assertive, well-armed and authoritarian China that is shifting the balance of power in Asia.The U.S. president’s three-day visit to India during the country’s symbolically important Republic Day celebrations marks a significant deepening in relations between the two countries amid mounting geopolitical tensions globally.

Obama Visit to India Marked by Woman Power
On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mr. Obama’s visit “reflects the transformation of our relationship,” and said New Delhi and Washington “are prepared to step forward firmly to accept the responsibility of this global partnership—for our two countries and for the shaping the character of this century.”

This is the first time India—which spent much of the Cold War espousing nonalignment and nurturing ties with Russia as the U.S. cultivated New Delhi’s rivals, Pakistan and China—has invited an American head of state for the event.Mr. Obama’s acceptance is a sign of renewed U.S. hope that India, under the leadership of a new government elected last year, will be able to achieve the sustained economic development that has long eluded it but is critical if the country is ever to become an effective strategic counterweight to China.After a summit meeting between Messrs. Obama and Modi on Sunday, the two leaders said they would deepen defense cooperation, increasing joint exercises between the two countries’ armies and navies. They also agreed to work to jointly develop and produce defense technologies.U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the countries would form working groups to explore aircraft-carrier technology sharing as well as work on jet engines.India has been working to upgrade its defense equipment, which for years was mostly supplied first by the Soviet Union and then Russia. Over the past three budget years, however, India has purchased more weapons from the U.S. than from Moscow.Monday’s parade was to feature flybys by a Boeing Co. -made P-8I antisubmarine-warfare plane and a Lockheed Martin C-130J transport, which India has made a point of landing at a high-altitude airstrip to demonstrate its ability to rush troops and equipment to the country’s Himalayan border with China.Among the other military hardware expected to be on display: Russian warplanes and homegrown missiles that are being deployed in northeastern India.India, while trying to deepen commercial ties with China to fuel its own economy, is deeply distrustful of Beijing, with which it has competing territorial claims. New Delhi also resents China’s rising aid-driven influence among its South Asian neighbors and Beijing’s greater naval presence in the Indian Ocean.

It is a great pleasure and privilege to welcome back President Obama and the First Lady in India.

Mr. President, we are honored that you accepted our invitation to be the Chief Guest for our Republic Day, despite a busy January.It is special because on this day we celebrate the values shared by the world’s two largest democracies.You are also the first United States President to visit India twice in Office.It reflects the transformation in our relationship. It shows your deep personal commitment to this partnership.It tells us that our two nations are prepared to step forward firmly to accept the responsibility of this global partnership – for our two countries and for shaping the character of this century.The promise and potential of this relationship has never been in doubt. This is a natural global partnership. It has become even more relevant in the digital age. It is needed even more in our world of far-reaching changes and widespread turmoil.The success of this partnership is important for our progress and for advancing peace, stability and prosperity around the world.From the turn of this century, we have begun transforming our relationship.But, we have to convert a good start into lasting progress. This requires translating our vision into sustained action and concrete achievements.

Mr. President, in the last few months, I see new excitement and confidence in this relationship. I see renewed energy in our engagement. I thank you for your leadership and for setting the tone last September.The civil nuclear agreement was the centrepiece of our transformed relationship, which demonstrated new trust. It also created new economic opportunities and expanded our option for clean energy. In the course of the past four months, we have worked with a sense of purpose to move it forward. I am pleased that six years after we signed our bilateral agreement, we are moving towards commercial cooperation, consistent with our law, our international legal obligations, and technical and commercial viability.President Obama has also assured me of strong U.S. efforts in support of India’s full membership of the four international export control regimes at the earliest.Today, we have also decided to take our growing defence cooperation to a new level. We have agreed, in principle, to pursue co-development and co-production of specific advanced defence projects. These will help upgrade our domestic defence industry; and expand the manufacturing sector in India.We will also explore cooperation in other areas of advanced defence technologies.We have renewed our Defence Framework Agreement. We will deepen our cooperation on maritime security.Terrorism remains a principal global threat. It is taking on a new character, even as existing challenges persist. We agreed that we need a comprehensive global strategy and approach to combat with it. There should be no distinction between terrorist groups. Every country must fulfil its commitments to eliminate terrorist safe havens and bring terrorists to justice.Our two countries will deepen our bilateral security cooperation against terrorist groups. And, we will further enhance our counter-terrorism capabilities, including in the area of technology.President Obama and I agree that a strong and growing economic relationship is vital for the success of our strategic partnership. Economic growth in our two countries is becoming stronger. Our business climate is improving. This gives me great optimism about our economic ties.In addition, we have established a number of effective bilateral mechanisms to identify opportunities and also help our businesses trade and invest more.We will also resume our dialogue on Bilateral Investment Treaty. We will also restart discussions on a Social Security Agreement that is so important for the hundreds of thousands of Indian professionals working in the United States.For President Obama and me, clean and renewable energy is a personal and national priority. We discussed our ambitious national efforts and goals to increase the use of clean and renewable energy. We also agreed to further enhance our excellent and innovative partnership in this area. I asked him to lead international efforts in making renewable energy more accessible and affordable to the world. President and I expressed hope for a successful Paris Conference on climate change this year.We will continue to deepen our collaboration in science, technology, innovation, agriculture, health, education and skills. These are central to the future of our two countries; and also give us an opportunity to help others around the world.Indeed, our strategic partnership will only be complete if we assume our responsibility to work together to promote development and connectivity in our vast region. President Obama and I agreed to pursue this goal with a sense of priority.President and I had an excellent discussion on global and regional issues. In particular, we renewed our commitment to deepen our cooperation to advance peace, stability, prosperity in Asia, Pacific and Indian Ocean Region, which is critical for the future of our two countries and the destiny of this world.Our relationship stands at a new level today. We have outlined a broad vision for our friendship and cooperation that reflects the opportunities and challenges of this century. As Lord Buddha said, noble friends and companions are the whole of the holy life.We have decided to give this critical partnership a new thrust and sustained attention. For this, we have agreed that India and the United States must have regular summits at greater frequency. And, we will also establish hotlines between us and our National Security Advisors.At the beginning of this year, we start a new journey.Let me welcome you once again, Mr. President. It is a great pleasure to have you with us.