Sunday, February 28, 2010

Save environment, the BHU vice-chancellor way

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh did his all official work by paddling a bicycle on the university campus on February 26, 2010. Professor Singh came out of his official residence and took a bicycle ride to reach KN Uduppa auditorium to participate in a function.
The BHU vice-chancellor had decided to take a bicycle ride on the last working day of each month to spread the message of environment protection.
BHU PPP Cell chairman Professor Rajesh Singh and other staff members also paddled bicycle to accompany the vice-chancellor.
Banaras Hindu University will remain closed from February 27 to March 2 on the occasion of Holi festival.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Union Budget evokes mixed response in Varanasi

Traders, scholars and others participated in a live Budget discussion at Hotel Ramada in Varanasi on February 26, 2010. The Budget discussion was was jointly organized by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (UP Branch) and Ramnagar Industrial Association (Varanasi). Industrialists, exporters, educationists, CAs and others evoked mixed response on the Union Budget.
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Ram Vilas Paswan in Samaj Joro Maharally in Varanasi

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan addressed a Samaj Joro Maharally at Cutting Memorial grounds in Varanasi on February 25, 2010. The rally was organized jointly by LJP, Bhartiya Samaj Party and Peace Party in which the national chiefs of other two parties --Om Prakash Rajbhar and Dr M Ayyub were also present to woo the Dalits, Rajbhars and Muslims. LJP chief Paswan was also felcitated on the occasion.
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Cultural show in DLW

Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) General Manager KK Saxena inaugurated a cultural evening programme at DLW Auditorium in Varanasi on February 25, 2010. Girls of DLW Sangeet Mahavidyalaya presented attractive song and dance show on the occasion.
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International Symposium on Phycological Research Begins in BHU

Varanasi, February 25, 2010: Three-day International Symposium on Phycological Research (ISPR – 2010) began at Swatantra Bhawan, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here today. About 23 delegates from Japan, Republic of Korea, China, UK, USA, Spain, Finland, Australia and The Netherlands and around 350 Indian scholars have been participating in the symposium.

The theme of the symposium was to cover different aspect of phycological research right from basic to applied, the latter covering area of bio-fuels, role of algae in bioremediation, environmental clean up strategies and role of ages as biofertilezer, food and feed and in the manufacturer of medicines and other products for human welfare.

While welcoming the delegates, Professor AK Rai, convener of the symposium, apprised of the aims of organizing the event. Professor BR Chaudhary narrated in brief the achievements and research highlights of the department which was established in 1919, the first PG department in the country.

Professor Surendra Singh, organizing secretary, presented the theme of the symposium. The chief guest of the function was Professor RW Castenhelz, former director and presently Professor Emeritus in the Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oregon. Professor Castenhelz, who is over 80 years old, was happy to be in Varanasi. He released the abstract book of the proceedings along with vice-chancellor of BHU Professor DP Singh.

Prof. Castenholz is known for his work on disordered and complex taxonomy of cyanobacteria. He has been heavily involved in writing and editing the cyanobacterial sections in two editions of Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (1989 and 2001). He has been honoured several times (naming a few, J.S. Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, Fellow AAAS; Trustee, Bergey’s Mannual Trust, Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology and Bergey Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Bacterial Taxonomy).

While welcoming the chief guest, Professor DP Singh said he was happy to have him in Varanasi. He welcomed other important guests particularly Professor Ohmori, Professor Takabe, Professor Kawano, Professor Nakamoto (From Japan), Professor Lucas J. Stal (from The Netherlands), Professor Neilan, Professor. Jacob John, Professor Keesing (from Australia), Professor Whitton, Professor Head, Professor Hayes (from UK), Prof. He-Mock Oh (from Republic of Korea), Prof. Sivonen, Prof. Eva-Mari Aro (from Finland), Prof. Aboal (from Spain), Prof. Ardelean (from Romania), Prof. Liu (from China), Dr. Apte, Prof. Bhatacharjee, Prof. B.S. Rao, Prof. TA Sarma (from India), who took pain and time out to be here.

The BHU vice-chancellor said the Center of Advance Study of Botany is know for its richness in the field of phycology and ecology since 1930. It is also known for high standard work in the field of Environment and Sustainable Development.

Delivering the presidential address, Professor Singh covered almost every part of algol ecology, biology and their role in agriculture, environmental monitoring, assessment and bioremediation. Algae also present the vital resource of green fuel (bio fuel) including non-polluting hydrogen as fuel. The event ended with the vote of thanks by Professor RK Asthana.
Photo caption: BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh and Professor RW Castenhelz were jointly inaugurating the International Symposium on Phycological Research (ISPR – 2010) in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on February 25, 2010.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rangbhari Ekadashi celebrated in Varanasi

Rangbhari Ekadashi was celebrated in Varanasi with traditional gaiety and fervour as thousands thronged Kashi Vishwanath temple to celebrate the occasion on February 24, 2010.
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Congress rally in Varanasi

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh, MLA Ajay Rai and others participated at Congress rally at Collectorate in Varanasi on February 24, 2010.
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Reeta Bahuguna also addressed the rally. Heavy security arrangements were enforced to prevent any untoward incident in the rally.
The rally was organised by UP Congress Committee to stage a massive demonstration at the district headquarters on February 24 in protest against the alleged undemocratic attitude of Mayawati government
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Bhumi Pujan performed at Kendriya Vidyalaya in BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh performed Bhumi Pujan ( a tarditional Hindu ritual to start construction of new buliding) on the Kendriya Vidyalaya campus in BHU on February 24, 2010.
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Rajbhasha committee meeting in BHU

Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP participated in the Rajbhasha implementation committee meeting in Varanasi on February 23, 2010. He also felicitated some staff members of the university for the excellence in Rajbhasha work.
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Visual Arts Exhibition in BHU

Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh inaugurated Visual Arts Exhibition at Facculty of Visual Arts in Varanasi on February 23, 2010. The BHU vice-chancellor and his wife spent long time in the exhibition hall and viewed all the creations of the students.
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Seminar on Ram Manohar Lohia

Former vice-chancellor of Bihar University (Muzaffarpur) Professor Nihar Nandan Prasad Sinha and Samajvadi Party national general secretary Mohan Singh participated at a seminar on Ram Manohar Lohia in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi on February 23, 2010.
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Scrap Prashar Bharti, demand employees

National Federation of Akashvani and Doordarshan Employees (NFADE) staged a day-long dharna at Akashvani Centre, Mehmoorganj in Varanasi on February 23, 2010 demanding dissolution of Prashar Bharti.
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Protests gain momentum against hooch tragedy

JKP activists burnt effigy of Excise department at Bharat Mata Mandir in Varanasi on February 23, 2010 in protest against hooch tragedy. As many as 24 perosns died after consuming spurious liquor in three villages of Varanasi last week.
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Professor Jayant Vishnu Narlikar in BHU

Renowned physicist Jayant Vishnu Narlikar visited Banaras HindunUniversity on February 21 and 22, 2010. Narlikar delivered a lecture on astronomy at Swatantrata Bhawan Hall.
On February 22, 2010 Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh felicitated JV Narlikar.
Narlikar also attended a function held at KN Uduppa Hall.
Narlikar was born in Kolhapur on July 19, 1938. His father, Vishnu Vasudev Narlikar, was a mathematician who served as a professor and later as the Head of the Department of Mathematics at Banaras Hindu University. Jayant's mother, Sumati Narlikar, was a scholar of Sanskrit language.
Jayant received his Bachelor of Science degree from Banaras Hindu University in 1957, and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1960 winning the Tyson Medal.
Photo caption: JV Narlikar (top right) with BHU vice-chancellor (second from right) at a function organised at KN Uduppa Hall in BHU on February 22, 2010.
BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh felicitates Professor JV Narlikar in BHU on February 22, 2010.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lalu Prasad in Varanasi

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Union Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav arrived in Varanasi on February 21,2010 on a private visit to this holy city.
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Varanasi police nab main culprits of hooch tragedy

Gopal, one of the two main accused of hooch tragedy was arrested by the Varanasi police on February 21, 2010. The other accused Monu Jaiswal was also arrested. Twentyfour persons died after consuming spurious liquor in three villages of Varanasi district last week.
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Monday, February 22, 2010

BJP stages protest against price rise in Varanasi

BJP workers staged a day-long dharna at Nai Sarak in Varanasi on February 21, 2010 to protest spiraling price rise of essential commodities.
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Demand for Purvanchal state gains momentum

Activists of Purvanchal Rajya Navnirman Morcha staged dharna at Machaudhari Park in Varanasi on February 21, 2010 for separate statehood to Purvanchal.
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Banarasi Baba marries his German disciple

51-year-old Badaru Baba, a spiritual guru, married with his German disciple Brigriti Marry Elizabeth Koori, 43, at the court of ADM City in Varanasi on February 20, 2010.
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Cancer detection exhibition inaugurated in DLW

Chairperson of Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) Women's Welfare Organization (WWO) Mrs. Durga Saxena inaugurated an exhibition on cancer detection at DLW Central Hospital in Varanasi on February 20, 2010.
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University of Nebraska may tie up with Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi, February 20, 2010: Vice-president of University of Nebraska, US, Dr Thomas Ferrel visited Banaras Hindu University here on Saturday and held a meeting with the director and other senior academic staff members of Institute of Agriculture Sciences (IAS).

The meeting discussed the possible collaboration between IAS-BHU and University of Nebraska on academic and research activities. The meeting mainly discussed on the subjects like soil health, improving the production of pulses, seed series, food packaging and marketing management.
Photo caption: Top: Vice-president of University of Nebraska, US, Dr Thomas Ferrel
Top 2 and bottom: Dr Thomas Ferrel holds meeting with top brass of Institute of Agriculture Sciences, BHU, on February 20, 2010.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Physically challenged student felicitated

Chairperson of DLW Women Welfare Organisation Durga Saxena gave away award to physically challenged student at annual function of Chetna in DLW, Varanasi on February 19, 2010.
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Protests continue against hooch tragedy in Varanasi

Several political parties expressed their grave concern and protest over the hooch tragedy in Varanasi on February 19, 2010. Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) workers staged dharna at Collectorate while BJP workers burnt effigy of excise department. Twenty-four persons died after consuming spurious liquor in three different parts of the district.
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