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‘’Father of wheat revolution’’, DS Athwal is no more

Ludhiana, May 15 (UNI) Agriculture scientist Dilbagh Singh Athwal also known as the 'Father of Wheat Revolution in India '' passed away in New Jersey in the US yesterday. He was 89.
Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University B S Dhillon, scientists and officials of the university paid tributes to Dr Athwal, at a condolence meeting held at the PAU campus here today.
Dr Athwal was one of the stalwarts who played a crucial role in the Green Revolution of the country.
He was a well-known geneticist, plant breeder and an agricultural scientist of international fame, the outstanding contributions made by him in the field of agriculture remain unparalleled till date, the vice chancellor said. In 1964, he was conferred with Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which is the highest Indian award in the science category, the VC said.
Mr. Dhillon said that it was Dr Athwal who developed world's first grain pearl millet hybrid 'Hybrid Bajra 1' in 1965 that marked a new era in cultivation of this crop.
In 1967, he joined the management of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines and served as the Institute's first Deputy Director General.
He was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1975 by for his contributions to biological science.
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35-yr-old man commits suicide in Nashik

06 Jun 2020 | 3:54 AM

Nashik, Jun 5 (UNI) A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Lakhmapur village in Dindori taluka of the district on Friday.

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On ‘WE’ Day, MP CM calls for team efforts

06 Jun 2020 | 3:30 AM

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Wishing citizens on the occasion of World Environment Day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on endeavours to fulfil “our collective obligation” vis-à-vis conserving natural heritage and biodiversity.
“Every individual should plant at least one sapling annually. If more seedlings are planted, it will indeed be a favour to humanity and nature. Biodiversity is the principal theme this year and our state happens to be extremely rich in that aspect. In Madhya Pradesh flows the lifeline ‘Mother Narmada’ and we have the Satpura, Vindhya and Maikal ranges. Rivers such as the Kshipra, Chambal, Betwa and Tapti also enrich our resources. At this juncture, humanity is encountering a challenging phase but my dispensation is determined to safeguard the habitat,” the veteran leader averred in a message.

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Aurangabad MP Jaleel demands for repatriation of Maha students stranded abroad

06 Jun 2020 | 3:29 AM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 5 (UNI) Aurangabad MP Syed Imtiaz Jaleel on Friday demanded that the central government should make immediate arrangements to bring home the students from Maharashtra who are stranded abroad.

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444 new corona +ve cases detected in Thane

06 Jun 2020 | 2:37 AM

Thane, Jun 5 (UNI) With 444 more persons testing Covid-19 positive in Thane in a single day on Friday, the district's tally of infected patients zoomed beyond the 10,000-mark to 10,419.

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MP CM launches greening drive

06 Jun 2020 | 2:30 AM

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Emphasising that this planet is home not only to humans but also for fauna and feathered creatures, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed concern Friday over mankind’s blind exploitation of nature in the unbridled race for so-called progress.
“Forests have been decimated, toxic emissions from factories polluted the environment, chemical fertilisers and pesticides contaminated water plus food. This simply cannot be described as development; it is in fact destruction! Striking a fine balance between growth and the habitat is imperative. As is universally known but often conveniently disregarded, trees purify the environs, provide us with food, raise groundwater level and enhance storage,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while symbolically inaugurating – via videoconferencing – a major plantation initiative organised by the Harda-based Subhash Manch on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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