Noted physicist of Allahabad-based Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI) Dr Rajesh Gopakumar has bagged the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award,2009. Gopakumar received the award under the Physical Sciences category and is the second scientist from the institute in three years to have been conferred with this award. Such awards and acknowledgement encourage a scientist to strive harder for research work, said Gopakumar.
Fake stamps worth lakhs recovered,3 held
Police arrested three persons and recovered fake postal stamps worth lakhs of rupees from them in Allahabad on Sunday. The trio Safat Ahmad,Rashid Ajam and Zubair Azam,all from Kareli was headed to Pratapgarh when they were nabbed. Based on information provided by them,the police raided two places at Kareli and recovered a computer and a printer along with fake stamps. They supplied fake stamps to Pratapgarh,Kaushambi,Chitrakoot and Bhadohi, said SP Awdhesh Kumar Vijeta.