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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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20 May 2019 | 8:51 PM

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Naga Hoho asks Nagaland Govt to probe target on politician

20 May 2019 | 8:50 PM

Kohima May 20 (UNI) Following the report of a hit man arrested in Uttar Pradesh, who was engaged to kill Nagaland politicians, the Naga Hoho has advised the Nagaland State Government to investigate the matter with Central investigation agencies

In a press release the Naga Hoho has advised the Nagaland Government to invite the CBI and NIA to investigate the reports, authenticate the conspirators and exposed the people involved and said that “Naga society and the ethos are very unique that we cannot accept under any circumstances such malice to fellow citizens.

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British era guns found during excavation in Andhra Pradesh

20 May 2019 | 8:44 PM

Kakinada, May 20 (UNI) Ten age-old single barrel soldier guns tracing back to the days of British colonisation in India were found during excavation for construction of a multi storied apartment complex in Vidyuth nagar area here on Monday.

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Nagaland Governor asks universities to shape students

20 May 2019 | 8:41 PM

Kohima, May 20 (UNI) Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has stated that the youth of the State have a craze and hunger for education and therefore called on Universities to play a positive and dominant role in shaping the future of students and to act as centres of development.

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