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IISc Prof K B Akhilesh wins Gusi Peace Prize for 2018

Bengaluru, Sept 28 (UNI) Prof K B Akhilesh, Senior fellow at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here, has been selected for the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize for 2018.
The Gusi Peace Prize for 2018 Philippines and International Committee has selected Prof Akhilesh in recognition of his outstanding contribution to find peaceful solutions for people's welfare by promoting peace through education.
The Award will be presented on November 28 at Philippines, according to a IISc release here on Friday.
A gold medal winner for his Phd, Prof Akhilesh, is the President of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and was instrumental in bringing the Rs 1650 Crore 'Energy Institute, Bangalore' for which the Karnataka Government has given 150 acres of land for further development of the project.
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Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

22 Jan 2019 | 5:56 PM

Srinagar, Jan 22 (UNI) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice-President Omar Abdullah once again entered into an argument on Twitter after the latter alleged that former J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Syed used to bring people in police vehicles to attend Republic and Independence Day celebrations to show how much the situation was “improving”.

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Punjab CM to raise with Centre gradual FCI withdrawal from state food procurement process

22 Jan 2019 | 5:51 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 22 (UNI) Expressing concern over the Food Corporation of India’s gradual withdrawal from procurement of foodgrains in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to raise the issue with the Centre and seek increase in the central agency’s procurement share.

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Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan to honour 'valour and words' on R-Day

22 Jan 2019 | 5:51 PM

Thane, Jan 22 (UNI) The 26th Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan scheduled to be held on the forthcoming Republic Day will witness a string of coveted awards being given to various eminent personalities, including Major Kaustubh Rane, who laid down his life to foil an infiltration bid near Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir last year.

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Youth hit by stone allegedly pelted by CRPF jawan in Srinagar, hospitalised

22 Jan 2019 | 5:51 PM

Srinagar, Jan 22 (UNI) A youth was injured after he was hit by a stone in the head, allegedly pelted by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan in downtown Srinagar on Tuesday.

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Sonia cancels her Rae Bareli visit: Rahul to visit Amethi from Wednesday

22 Jan 2019 | 5:47 PM

Rae Bareli, Jan 22 (UNI) The proposed visit of United Progressive Alliance(UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi to her Rae Bareli Parliamentary constituency has been postponed but her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi would be visiting his ward Amethi for two days from January 23.

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