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Parthasarathi one of the best S&T planners: Ansari

New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) Vice-President M Hamid Ansari today paid tributes to Prof Ashok Parthasarathi, describing him as ''one of India’s best known Science and Technology planners,'' who was consulted by the Government during the 1971 war with Pakistan and had a role to play in India's 1974 peaceful nuclear implosion.
The foundations laid by people like Prof Parthasarathi enabled India to enhance its Science and Technology capacity, Dr Ansari said, adding that he has been closely associated with several of India's defence projects.
He was addressing a gathering after releasing the Festschrift, a collection of the scholar's writings, titled ‘A lifetime of Moulding Technology and Science Policy in India’ dedicated to Prof Parthasarathi here. Emeritus Chairman of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, Prof M S Swaminathan and other dignitaries were present.
The Vice-President said Prof Parthasarathi built on the legacy of the importance that science was accorded
in independent India by Pandit Nehru.
As a science policy planner, Prof Parthasarathi advocated a major restructuring of our policies and demanded higher budgetary allocations to reflect the government’s prioritisation of science and technology, he said.
However, one crucial area that remained neglected when formulating the country's science and technological policies, was the development of universities, particularly Science and Technology research in the universities. He said he hoped ''subsequent S&T policy formulations will keep the central role the Universities can play as the seats of innovation and ideas factories for the nation'', an official statement said.
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22 Jan 2018 | 12:19 AM

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21 Jan 2018 | 11:50 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) The aggressive campaign by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Gujarat Assembly elections, which gave a tough fight to the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home turf, will have a galvanising effect in the states which will go to the polls this year, the party says.

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From being in 'fragile five' in 2013-14 , India has become land of opportunity: PM

21 Jan 2018 | 11:49 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI ) Claiming that the NDA government has taken India from a position in the ' fragile five' in 2013-14 to becoming world's 'Bright spot', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the nation has become a land of great opportunity now.

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J&K Guv favours National Security Policy, a new Ministry to manage National Security

21 Jan 2018 | 11:48 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Sunday strongly advocated establishing a National Security Administrative Service (NSAS) as the country cannot afford to follow adhoc and disparate approaches in managing the national security.

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Kejriwal inaugurates sewer line project in Najafgarh

21 Jan 2018 | 11:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated project for laying sewer lines in 12 colonies of Najafgarh.

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