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Universities need to become drivers of innovation: Prez
9/2/2014 12:21:18 AM
Jammu, Sep 1: Universities today need to become drivers of innovation and their focus should be on collaborative relationships with industry and government, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Addressing the 14th convocation of Jammu University, he said entrepreneurial activities in universities could take various forms such as contract research, consultancy, patenting, licensing, spin outs, start-ups and incubating companies. It is essential that universities create the right environment for promoting entrepreneurship amongst students as well as academicians, he told the students. The convocation is being held after a gap of seven years. The last one was held on July 15, 2007, which was attended by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Referring to inter-linked aspect innovation and entrepreneurship, Mukherjee said realising the centrality of innovation in the growth and development process, 2010-20 has been declared as the 'Decade of Innovation'. India's Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy 2013 emphasises boosting innovation through research and development (R&D), driven mainly by private sector participation, publishing more research papers, achieving gender parity in Science and Technology and seeking global cooperation. "It is here that an University's third axis, the first two being teaching and research, becomes critical. While it is well recogni...
Varsities, young intellectuals crucial to bring change: Omar
9/2/2014 12:21:11 AM
Jammu, Sep 1: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that the universities and young intellectuals have a crucial role in bringing about change to ensure the holistic development of society. Omar was expressing his views while addressing a distinguished gathering of scholars, faculty, educationists, students and others at the Jammu University convocation here. Describing universities as hardware while students as software of metamorphoses, he said, "the universities, to use a metaphor that all of us can easily identified with, is the hardware of the nature of development while the students and intellectuals are its software." Omar underlined knowledge and its related themes ? human and...
Encounter breaks out in Pulwama, 3 JeM militants trapped
9/2/2014 12:21:00 AM
Srinagar: A fierce encounter broke out between governmnet forces and militants late Monday evening at Rajpora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir. Official sources told that acting on a specific information about the presence of three local militants at Hajan Balla hamlet of Rajpora late this evening, the joint team of army’s 44 RR, SOG, 182 and 183 bn CRPF laid a tight cordon around the suspected house in the area. As such the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the militants hiding in the area opened fire upon them and tried to break the cordon, they said. Meanwhile, forces have placed lightening system and have erected concertina wire in the village to prevent militants from es...
Japan pledges USD 33.8 Bn for infrastructure projects in India
9/2/2014 12:20:52 AM
TOKYO, SEP 1: India will get USD 35 billion from Japan over the next five years for developmental projects, including building of smart cities and next generation infrastructure as also cleaning of the Ganga, as Premier Shinzo Abe today pledged to partner Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "ambitious" vision of inclusive development. The two sides also signed five pacts covering defence exchanges, cooperation in clean energy, roads and highways, healthcare and women while vowing to take their relationship to newer level. "Prime Minister Abe affirmed a broader and stronger Japanese partnership for Prime Minister Modi's bold and ambitious vision for accelerating inclusive development in India, ...
Protesters block State TV transmission in Islamabad
9/2/2014 12:20:46 AM
ISLAMABAD, SEP 01: Hundreds of anti-government protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation today stormed the office of Pakistan's state television here and blocked its transmission. Protesters barged into the Pakistan Television (PTV) network office smashing cameras and entered the control room, Dawn News reported. The protesters seemed to have faced no security obstacles. Over 800 protesters entered the building. Army personnel reached the headquarters of the TV station and asked the protesters to leave the building immediately. Later, protesters responded to the calls by army personnel and started to leave the PTV headquarters. Thousands of supporters of Pakistan T...
2 killed in mishap
9/2/2014 12:20:39 AM
Bhaderwah, Sept 1: Two persons were killed and four others injured when their car skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. The victims were on their way from Bhaderwah to Thanala belt in the district when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled down into a deep gorge in Thanala belt last night. 38-year-old Irshad Ahmed and 36-year-old Nisar Ahmed, both residents of district Doda, were killed and four others were injured in the mishap, police said. The injured Mashook Ahmed (38), Abdul Karim (39), Abdul Hamid (40) and his 10-year-old daughter Ayana Tabassium, all residents of Aul Udhanpur in district Doda...
Exempt key border projects from environmental nod: Rajnath
9/2/2014 12:20:32 AM
NEW DELHI, SEP 01: Concerned over delay in strategic border projects, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has suggested exemption of environment clearance given to such projects falling within 100 km from International Border, Line of Actual Control and Line of Control. He said there is a need to deal with the issue of delay in according environment, forest and wildlife clearances in a comprehensive manner. "All strategic border projects falling within 100 km from IB, LAC and LoC may be fully exempted from obtaining environment/ forest/ wildlife clearances from the Ministry of Environment and Forest and the State/ Union Territory governments," Singh wrote to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar...
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