0

Experts call for proper DNA testing in sexual assault cases

first_imgNew Delhi: Experts on Wednesday called for a country-wide implementation of one-stop sexual assault examination, care, and research centres enabled with state-of-the-art DNA collection and testing facilities. In a symposium on the “Role of Forensic DNA Technology in Expediting Justice and Fighting Crime”, Sudhir K Gupta, the head of the Forensic Medicine department at AIIMS in New Delhi said that the lack of proper facilities at hospitals has a direct correlation with the quality of DNA evidence collected. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”About 80 to 90 percent of the time, results from DNA evidence are not conclusive because of errors in the collection and storage of vaginal swabs and semen samples,” Gupta added. Director of Delhi Forensic Sciences Laboratories, Deepa Verma, who was also on panel said that proper preservation of DNA evidence is crucial. She added that one-stop sexual assault examination, care, and research centres are a step in the right direction.last_img read more

0

Degrussa coppergold makes good progress in Western Australia

first_imgSandfire Resources reports good progress of construction, mining and copper production at DeGrussa. The first shipment of Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) grading approximately 30% Cu has departed from Geraldton for delivery to customers in China. Open pit Stage 1 mining is progressing on schedule with a total of 6.5 million bank cubic metres (bcm) of material mined to date. A further 1.2 million bcm has been mined from Stage 2.Underground mine development is progressing on schedule with the Evans Decline currently advanced to 1,350 m from the portal and 220 m below surface. A total of 4,000 m of development has been completed to date. From the underground mine, 20,000 t of massive sulphide ore has been mined and placed on the ROM pad ready for processing. Construction of the process plant continues on schedule for completion in the third quarter of 2012. Construction of the Tailing Storage Facility (TSF) is complete. The Power Station became operational in April 2012, supplying power to the underground mine, workshops, batch plant and exploration and village areas.The DeGrussa copper-gold mine is located 900 km north of Perth and approximately 150 km north of the regional mining centre of Meekatharra in the Peak Hill mineral field of Western Australia.last_img read more