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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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Military ties: Bangladeshi Army delegation arrives at Trishakti Corps

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14 Nov 2018 | 1:18 PM

New Delhi/Darjeeling, Nov 14 (UNI) Aiming to further foster deeper collaboration among both the foot soldiers, a 20-member Bangladeshi army delegation on Wednesday arrived at Siliguri-headquartered Trishakti Corps of Indian Army.

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West Bengal cannot be renamed as Bangla: Centre

14 Nov 2018 | 1:13 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 14 (UNI) The Narendra Modi government at the centre has rejected the West Bengal government’s proposal to rename the state as ‘Bangla’.

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Athlete allegedly commits suicide at JNS Delhi

14 Nov 2018 | 1:04 PM

New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Palander Chaudhary, an athlete who represented the country in 100m and 200m at International level, allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the National Capital, the police said on Wednesday.

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Prez, PM, Sonia, Pranab, Hamid Ansari, Manmohan pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniv

Prez, PM, Sonia, Pranab, Hamid Ansari, Manmohan pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniv

14 Nov 2018 | 12:57 PM

New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary party Sonia Gandhi, former President Pranab Mukherjee, former vice-president Mohd Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with senior Congress leaders on Wednesday, paid tributes India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get engaged

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get engaged

14 Nov 2018 | 12:54 PM

New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Ahead of their wedding ceremony, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on Wednesday exchanged rings at a ceremony in Italy.

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