Sunday, November 27, 2005


Statesman on the central govts affitdavit

NIS row takes a new turn

Statesman News Service

CUTTACK, Nov. 27. — The controversy and media hype over shifting of the proposed National Institute of Science (NIS) from Orissa to West Bengal may actually fizzle out due to a ludicrous anti-climax.

The Central government has stated that no decision was ever taken by it to set up any such science institution in Bhubaneswar.
The stand taken by the Central government assumes significance as the issue had already triggered a row in the Assembly with the ruling BJD-BJP combine and the Opposition parties blaming each other for the shifting of the National Institute of Science from Orissa to Kolkata.

The Assembly had decided to constitute a House Committee to put pressure on the Centre to stall any such move.

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