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‘Bacterial rope, DNA chips to shape Indian biotech scene’


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS)Material like bacterial rope and DNA chips will shape up the 2050 scene as the Indian biotechnology sector leapfrogs into the future, eminent scientist Pushpa M. Bhargava ... Read more...

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Goa’s draft mining policy soft on capping ore extraction (Goa Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) After making a vocal case for sustainable mining, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's much-awaited draft mining policy appears to have turned its back on a crucial ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BJP to contest presidential poll, undecided on candidate (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party's top leaders Monday decided to put up a fight against UPA candidate, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the ... Read more...

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President’s poll: BJP core committee to meet Monday (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Holding parleys across the political spectrum on the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) core group is scheduled to meet Monday night to ... Read more...

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India’s S. Rajan re-elected to UN sea body


June 7th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 7 (IANS) In a keenly contested election, India's candidate Dr. S. Rajan, has been re-elected to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) for ... Read more...

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Mulayam holds presidential cards close to his chest


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) While all eyes are on Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of India's presidential election, mum is the word in his camp. The Samajwadi Party chief is ... Read more...

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Apex court allows Chisty to visit Pakistan (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday permitted octogenerian Pakistani virologist Mohammad Khalil Chisty to visit his country during the pendency of his appeal against his conviction in ... Read more...

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Apex court hints Pakistani virologist may get relief (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday resisted convicted Pakistani Mohammad Khalil Chisty's plea seeking permission to travel to his country but the Supreme Court indicated that it may ... Read more...

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Welfare measures should reach the needy: President Patil


March 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Stressing the need for the state's welfare measures to reach the poor for creating an inclusive society, President Pratibha Patil Monday said that these measures ... Read more...

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Quitting space panel over Nair’s blacklisting: Top scientist to PM: (Night Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminent scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned, telling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh he was doing so to protest the ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) Eminent scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminent Scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I proposed Kalam’s name for president: Mamata


January 30th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) In what is being seen as a bid to reach out to Muslims ahead of the panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday ... Read more...

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Indian MPs back idea for UN parliament


December 10th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Around 40 Indian MPs have backed the proposal for a UN parliamentary assembly that will comprise member nations' legislators and lead eventually to direct ... Read more...

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IGNOU celebrates International Year of Chemistry


October 13th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A two-day national conference on chemistry was launched Thursday at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. The ... Read more...

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2011 to be observed as Year of Chemistry


January 1st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 31 (IANS) Indian scientists, research scholars and students Saturday began celebrating 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) for the achievements and contributions made by this important branch of ... Read more...

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Tata funds research project on water as auto fuel


December 31st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) India's top industrialist Ratan Tata has funded a research project in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to use hydrogen from water as an alternative fuel to drive ... Read more...

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Kalinga Trust sets up state-level prize


November 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 10 (IANS) The city-based Kalinga Foundation Trust, which sponsors the prestigious Unesco Kalinga Prize, Wednesday announced the setting up of a state-level prize for popularising science.Named as 'Kalinga Samman for ... Read more...

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‘India can become major scientific player in 20 years’


September 18th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India is set to become a major scientific player in 20 years, provided there is a favourable environment for innovations and structural and administrative reforms are ... Read more...

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Sethna a pillar of India’s nuclear programme: PM (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Calling Homi Sethna a "pillar of India's nuclear energy programme", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday in a condolence message praised the eminent scientist for his immense ... Read more...

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Eminent citizens come together against caste census


June 10th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A group of concerned citizens from various walks of life have come together to build pressure on the government against a caste-based census. The eminent ... Read more...

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R.K. Sinha takes over as BARC director


May 19th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Eminent scientist R.K. Sinha Wednesday took over as director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee, an official said. Sinha was director ... Read more...

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Opposition to GM crops forced government rethink: Scientist


May 16th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Eminent scientist P.M. Bhargava Saturday said the majority of the people in the country are against genetically modified (GM) food crops and this forced the government to ... Read more...

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Bhargava calls for 15-year moratorium on GM crops in India


May 14th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 14 (IANS) Eminent scientist P.M. Bhargava Friday called for a moratorium of at least 15 years on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country. "There should be a complete moratorium on ... Read more...

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Prime Minister holds meeting with scientific advisory council


January 29th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi. Jan 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held a meeting with the recently reconstituted Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister (SAC to PM) here on Friday.The SAC to PM ... Read more...

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PM fetes Indian scientist on getting German award


January 5th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday congratulated eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao on his being awarded the August Wilhelm-von-Hoffimann Medal for his contribution to chemistry, saying it was ... Read more...

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K. Radhakrishnan takes over as new ISRO chairman


October 31st, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) Eminent scientist K. Radhakrishnan Saturday took over as chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre here and acknowledged the expectations ... Read more...

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Atomic Energy Commission chief Kakodkar to retire Nov 30


October 30th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Eminent scientist Anil Kakodkar, who played a strategic role in clinching the India-US civilian nuclear deal last year, will retire as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ... Read more...

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‘Gandhian engineering’ vital for 21st century: Mashelkar


October 10th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Warangal (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 10 (IANS) What engineering stream would be most crucial for the 21st century? Electrical, aeronautical or computer engineering? None except ‘Gandhian engineering', according to eminent scientist and National ... Read more...

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Solar eclipse enthusiasts in MP disappointed due to bad weather


July 22nd, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
Bhimbetka (Madhya Pradesh), July 22(ANI): Hundreds of enthusiastic and curious people who had gathered at Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday were dejected as bad weather played spoilsport, blocking the view of ... Read more...

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Kalam to visit Bangladesh from Sunday


July 17th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Dhaka, July 17 (ANI): Former Indian president Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will undertake a three-day visit of Bangladesh capital of Dhaka from Sunday.Indian High Commission sources in Dhaka said Kalam ... Read more...

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British spy agency wants a gadget guru


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Britain's security intelligence agency MI5 wants to recruit a gadget guru - a real-life counterpart of Q who always pops up to help out James Bond with an ... Read more...

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Science Congress calls for tackling food pressure, environment


January 7th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 7 (IANS) The 96th Indian Science Congress ended Wednesday at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Meghalaya with a call to the scientific community to see how they can tackle ... Read more...

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Bangalore declared as ‘nano city’ of India


December 13th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 13 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday declared Bangalore the "nano city of India" after the Karnataka government announced it would take measures to encourage research and development in nanoscience ... Read more...

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Doctors from IITs? Not possible, say faculty members, alumni


November 24th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The faculty members and the alumni of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have expressed opposition to any plan to start medical courses in the institutions, ... Read more...

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