I was not informed about the reasons. But there was no bad behaviour on their part. At one point one of the officials did get angry but I stayed cool so there was no problem,” Ramdev said in reference to his detention. Ramdev is in the UK to chair a series of yoga shivirs and talks organised by the Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust. Vaz, who had accompanied the yoga guru from a gathering in Leicester for the meeting here today, said he would make further inquiries into the reasons behind the hours of questioning. “No Indian citizen travelling on a valid visa should be held in this way. I hope this will not stop Baba Ramdev from coming to the UK again. All his belongings and passport with a two-year valid UK visa have now been returned to him,” Vaz said. “It has certainly been an odd arrival but he can now go about with his planned itinerary,” the Leicester East MP said The UK Home Office refused to comment on what it described as an individual’s questioning over immigration issues. Ramdev’s spokesperson S K Tejarawala dismissed reports that he was detained for carrying some medicines. “He was not carrying anything with him except a small bag of personal effects. It is for the British authorities to explain why he was detained,” he said. His detention has been criticised by the BJP which urged the Centre to intervene. BJP President Rajnath Singh termed the detention of the yoga guru as “serious” issue and asked the Centre to take cognisance of the matter. From the airport, Ramdev today headed straight to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda at a conference centre in south-west London.
Here I Am: Historic 1 billion pound pledge from UK a challenge to the world to fully fund the Global Fund
Alas, Florida outscored the Cats 16-6 the rest of the way and won 41-34. 2003. UK entered the fourth quarter leading 21-3, but true freshman quarterback Chris Leak led a furious Florida comeback. After the Gators pulled within 21-17, then-UK senior QB Jared Lorenzen trying to avoid a sack by Florida linebacker Channing Crowder slung a no-look pass that was picked off and returned to the UK 1-yard line to set up UF’s game-winning TD. 2007. College GameDay came to LexVegas for a quarterback showdown between UK senior Andre Woodson and Florida sophomore Tim Tebow. Woodson threw for 415 yards and five touchdowns, while Tebow answered with four passing TDs and a rushing touchdown. UK special teams miscues helped Florida escape with a 45-37 victory. Since that 2007 Woodson-Tebow duel, Kentucky has not even been competitive against Florida. In the last five Cats-Gators meetings, Florida has outscored UK 238-36 97-3 in the first quarter alone. This year, UK would seem to enter Saturday’s meeting with Florida with some advantages. The Cats enjoyed a bye last week, while Florida faced Tennessee. After the season-ending injury suffered by UF quarterback Jeff Driskell against UT, Kentucky will catch the Gators having to start a backup QB, Tyler Murphy, on the road. Whether any of that is enough to help UK close what has been a gargantuan competitive gap against Florida over the past five years is problematic. What is certain is that negative perceptions of UK football can never be fully altered as long as the Cats have a losing streak against a conference rival that is more than a quarter of a century long.
UK authorities clear Baba Ramdev after second round of questioning
As the Board Member representing communities affected by the three diseases, I’ve dedicated much of the past year to advocating around the Global Fund, including sharing my thoughts here with you. I work a lot with women and girls affected by both HIV and TB who for a number of biological, social, cultural and economic reasons are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV, TB and malaria. For example, it is estimated that in the absence of HIV, maternal mortality worldwide would be 20% lower. Pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity and makes her more susceptible to malaria and TB infection and complications from a woman having those in pregnancy can be deadly: malaria alone causes as many as 10,000 maternal deaths each year. TB increases by 2-3 fold the risk of maternal and infant mortality, and in 2009 10 million children were orphaned by TB. Today’s pledge from the UK is and should be seen as a challenge. A challenge to other global leaders who have yet to announce commitments. A challenge given the ongoing and urgent need, coinciding as it does with my own loss of one of my first cousins to AIDS who we will bury today. This announcement by the UK should be seen as a worthy investment in bringing hope to the thousands around the world, who are totally relying on the Global fund to access and maintain treatment. In talking with British advocates it is clear that this pledge has only been possible thanks to the leadership of British PM David Cameron and the Conservative-Liberal Democratic coalition on development. Earlier this year, the same coalition government announced they would deliver on the promise to devote 0.7% of GNI to development. In the past, I have travelled to the UK and spoken to many British politicians, policy makers, advocates and ordinary citizens about the need to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria globally and was always impressed by the genuine determination of British citizens to work towards ending these three diseases.