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Roddam Narasimha to PM: Don’t damn Madhavan Nair


One of the country’s top aerospace scientists, Prof. Roddam Narasimha, who along with former cabinet secretary B.K. Chaturvedi, probed the Antrix-Devas contract, has written to Prime Minister Dr Manmo

Action against 4 ISRO scientists ridiculous: Prof. U R Rao


Slamming the action against four space scientists over the Antrix-Devas deal without giving them a chance to defend themselves, former ISRO chief Prof U R Rao on Thursday described it as 'ridiculous'

Clear the air on action against scientists: Srinivasan


Questioning as to why action has been taken only against scientists in the Antrix-Devas deal, eminent nuclear scientist M.R. Srinivasan on Thursday sought greater transparency on the issue.

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Kasturirangan makes emotional appeal to end ISRO row


Veteran space scientist K. Kasturirangan on Wednesday made an emotional appeal for an amicable end to the ISRO row so that the agency is 'back on track', drawing a parallel between the current episo

Feel miserable, don't get sleep at night: ISRO scientist

Space scientist A. Bhaskaranarayana, one of the four former ISRO scientists blacklisted from government jobs on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, on Wednesday said the action has left him feeling m

Antrix-Devas deal: Madhavan Nair steps up pressure


With pressure mounting from the scientific community for having barred four of its members, including former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair, from holding government positions, PMO has adopted a conciliatory

DOS getting clearances for releasing panel reports on deal

The Department of Space is in the process of getting clearances for release of reports of two committees on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal on the basis of which former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair

Approach us directly, Nair tells Govt

Battling the action against him and three other top scientists in the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair on Monday demanded that the order barring them from governme

Why are babus off the hook in Antrix-Devas deal, asks Dr Pushpa Bhargava

In a strongly worded letter to the prime minister, Dr Pushpa Bhargava who established genetic engineering in India, has expressed shock that not a single bureaucrat has been singled out in the controv

Antrix-Devas deal: Govt ready to hear scientists' views

Government on Sunday said it is ready to hear the points of view of four scientists, including former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair, who have been barred from occupying any government posts in connection w

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