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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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India's space mission to moon next year: Jitendra Singh

India's space mission to moon next year: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) India’s Space Mission to Moon, “Chandrayaan-II”, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh said here on Monday.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:59 PM
Now, BJP counters Rs 1 crore bribery charge with 'Cash-for-Vote' scam of 2008

Now, BJP counters Rs 1 crore bribery charge with 'Cash-for-Vote' scam of 2008

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Under attack for allegedly bribing one Gujarat Patidar community leader with a bribe of Rs 1 crore to make him join the saffron outfit, the ruling BJP on Monday dismissed the charge and said "truth" cannot be hidden as it is the Congress that has always flourished with the politics of "falsehood and corruption".

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23 Oct 2017 | 6:31 PM
Patidars deserting BJP is a media perception: Vijay Rupani

Patidars deserting BJP is a media perception: Vijay Rupani

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Notwithstanding the hype that the Patidar voters have shifted allegiance from BJP to the Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the Congress party has become "scared" of the developmental stance of BJP and it was only media perception that Patidar voters have deserted the saffron outfit.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:51 PM
No one stopped Congress to move court against EC on "delay" for Gujarat polls: BJP

No one stopped Congress to move court against EC on "delay" for Gujarat polls: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The BJP on Monday challenged Congress and any other party or stake holders to move the court of law against the Election Commission for alleged "delay" in announcing poll dates for Gujarat.

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23 Oct 2017 | 6:39 PM
Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj

Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj

Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties are moving forward at a fast pace.

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23 Oct 2017 | 7:27 PM
Indian Women's Hockey Team departs on Tuesday for 9th Women's Asia Cup in Japan

Indian Women's Hockey Team departs on Tuesday for 9th Women's Asia Cup in Japan

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Indian Women’s Hockey Team led by skipper Rani, will leave from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, here in the early hours of Tuesday for Kakamigahara, Japan to participate in the 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017 beginning from October 28 with India taking on Singapore in their opening match.

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24 Oct 2017 | 12:20 AM

Extraction of ground water will now attract conservation fee

By Gargi Parsai New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) By seeking public opinion on its new guidelines for issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for extraction of ground water, the Central Ground Water Authority is testing the waters on a controversial move.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:13 PM

Tourism can play important role to make India a super power in the world : Rajnath

24 Oct 2017 | 12:18 AM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said tourism can play an important role to make India a super power in the world then and called for collective efforts to increase share of tourism in our GDP.

Liberia party submits complaint over alleged vote fraud

24 Oct 2017 | 5:23 AM

DAKAR, Oct 24 (Reuters) The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia's presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC), calling for it to annul the result won by former soccer star George Weah, the document showed.

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