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CMD of Bharat Forge Baba Kalyani was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by President Pranab Mukherjee at the 58th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 18, 2012 4:23 am

Honorary doctorate for Baba Kalyani

CMD of Bharat Forge Baba Kalyani was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by President Pranab Mukherjee at the 58th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur on Saturday. The doctorate was conferred on Kalyani for his outstanding contribution to entrepreneurship and for making Bharat Forge a global leader in the forging industry. Also present on the occasion were the Board of Governors and the Senate of IIT Kharagpur.

DYFI opposes FDI in multi-brand retail

The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) (Pune) has condemned the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail. “Through this move the government has proved that it is not only corrupt but also a puppet in the hands of foreign powers and an agent of private corporations. Pune is home to thousands of small shops and vendors who have meagre resources. This decision is a direct assault on their livelihoods. DYFI will gather vendors,hawkers and traders and protest against the move,” said Siddharthya Swapan Roy,secretary,DYFI,Pune in a press release.

PMC begins animal count

As per the directions of the Union government,the PMC has undertaken one-month animal count drive in the city. The drive began on September 15. “The animal count drive is in progress. Civic health chief S T Pardeshi has been appointed for the purpose,” said a statement issued by PMC.

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