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PM warns against growing intolerance (Roundup)


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Saying public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance and "narrow mindedness among Indians"."In ... Read more...

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Mamata tells PM: roll back petrol prices


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to roll back the hike in petrol prices."She requested him to think over ... Read more...

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ISCA to bring out inspirational videos: PM


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) in its centenary year will bring out inspirational video documentaries and a publication on 100 Indian science discoveries to ... Read more...

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India failed to optimally use science and technology: PM


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Observing that there was lack of optimum use of science and technology for development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that the profile of science ... Read more...

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PM warns against growing intolerance


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance" among Indians and said public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism"."In recent times, ... Read more...

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China far ahead of India in science, PM tells US magazine


February 26th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who vowed last month to more than double India's R&D; spending to $8 billion a year by 2017, has expressed concern ... Read more...

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Kolkata to host 100th Indian Science Congress in 2013


January 7th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) The centenary of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) will be held in Kolkata next year, it was announced here Saturday.The 99th edition of the ISC ... Read more...

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‘Tulsi’ to be used for anti-radiation medicine


January 7th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 7 (IANS) From grandma's home remedies for cough, cold and other ailments, 'tulsi' (Indian Basil) is now being tested by Indian scientists for treating people exposed to harmful ... Read more...

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Children shoot tough questions at Nobel laureates


January 6th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (IANS) Why does hair turn grey as we grow old? Why can't water available on the moon be brought to earth? These were some of the questions ... Read more...

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India needs more women scientists, says Nirupama Rao


January 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) Calling for out-of-the-box thinking to harness the potential of science, Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao Thursday called for increased participation and retention of ... Read more...

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UN accolade for Odisha tribals’ green farming (With Images)


January 5th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 5 (IANS) A decade ago, Ralila Muduli, a tribal woman from Odisha's Koraput district, was struggling to feed her family of six. But then she was introduced ... Read more...

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Make your home free from corruption, Kalam tells children


January 4th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 4 (IANS) Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday appealed to schoolchildren participating in the Indian Science Congress (ISC) here to work to make their home free from ... Read more...

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PM says China overtaking Indian science, R&D; spending to double (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) Admitting that India's position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced that spending on ... Read more...

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PM calls for gender audits in science institutions


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) Citing a study disclosing that 60 percent of nearly 2,000 women PhDs in science surveyed were unemployed, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday underlined the need ... Read more...

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PM for changing ‘face of Indian science’, R&D; spending to go up


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 3 (IANS) India's position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday and announced that spending on ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Bhubaneswar (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Monday evening to inaugurate the 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC) Tuesday, an official said.Odisha Governor M.C. Bhandare, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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India’s largest science event kicks off Tuesday


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 2 (IANS) More than 15,000 delegates including scientists and students, talks by Nobel laureates and sessions on innovation, technology and research -- all these and more are ... Read more...

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Security stepped up in Bhubaneswar ahead of PM’s visit


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 2 (IANS) Authorities have stepped up security in Odisha ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the state capital Bhubaneswar Monday.Manmohan Singh is slated to arrive ... Read more...

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99th Indian Science Congress to focus on women, missiles (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC), the country's largest such event, will be held in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar Jan 3-7 on the theme ... Read more...

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DRDO to display models of missiles


January 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (IANS) India's premier military weapons developer, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will display models of its innovations at the Jan 3-7 Indian Science Congress ... Read more...

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Kudankulam, Mullaperiyar to dominate PM’s Tamil Nadu visit


December 24th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) The Mullaperiyar Dam row, the stalled Kudankulam project, financial assistance and additional power to the state are some to the issues that are expected to ... Read more...

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Plea against Indian Science Congress thrown out


December 24th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) The Orissa High Court has dismissed a petition filed by a man seeking cancellation of the 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC), the largest national science ... Read more...

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Odisha takes ‘rath’ route to popularise science congress


November 7th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) Odisha will roll out a science 'rath' Nov 14 in the state to popularize the Indian Science Congress that is scheduled to be held in ... Read more...

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99th Indian Science Congress to focus on women


August 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC), the largest national science event, to be held in Bhubaneswar next year will focus on the role of women ... Read more...

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India, a nation of hard working super geeks


March 4th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.4 (ANI): India has about as many illiterate adults as the entire population of the United States, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that it possesses the ingredients ... Read more...

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Pupy 2: Keralan Animation Film Bags National Award!


January 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
January 12, 2011 (Sampurn Wire): Pupy 2, the Keralan animation film for children has won the prestigious Golden Beaver Award. The film was a favorite amongst all present at the National Science ... Read more...

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An escalator to space - not very far away


January 9th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The day may not be far away when an elevator attendant asks your preferred destination - low earth orbit (LEO) or geostationary orbit (GSO). Research ... Read more...

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98th Science Congress ends, 99th in Bhubaneswar


January 7th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The five-day 98th Indian Science Congress near here ended Friday. The 99th Congress will be held in Bhubaneswar.Speaking at the valedictory function, K.C. Pandey, general president of the ... Read more...

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Farm technology should be safe and affordable, say experts


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) With a growing population, stagnating farm production and decreasing arable land and water, there is urgent need for safe and affordable technological intervention in agriculture, an expert panel ... Read more...

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World losing biodiversity at unprecedented rate: UN


January 7th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The extinction of biodiversity due to global warming is thousand times higher than natural extinction and irreparable degradation may take place if ecosystems are pushed beyond certain tipping ... Read more...

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India to design advanced ultra super critical boilers


January 7th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) In order to secure energy security through efficient firing of coal, three Indian giants have joined hands to design, develop and build advanced super ultra critical boilers.Speaking at ... Read more...

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India’s defence electronics sector to log good growth: experts


January 6th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Increasing budgetary allocation for armed forces, the army's replacement of old equipment, and compulsory sourcing of Indian components by foreign defence equipment vendors are among the drivers ... Read more...

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Small satellites can be armed to protect space assets: Scientist


January 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) A constellation of small satellites -- each weighing 30-60 kg -- can be armed to protect the country's space assets in the future though at ... Read more...

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Chennai students design nano satellite, to be launched April


January 6th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) A group of 54 engineering students from the city has designed a 10-kg nano satellite to monitor greenhouse gases (GHG) that the Indian space ... Read more...

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ISRO stars skip science congress


January 5th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Two big guns of the Indian space agency skipped the country's prestigious science event, the 98th Indian Science Congress.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan was ... Read more...

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