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Putin’s visit to CrimeaPOSTED ONMAY 10, 2014 United States has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea on Friday. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that the trip was provocative and unnecessary. She also called on pro-Russian separatists to stop resorting to the use of force. Gunfire was exchanged on Friday between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine’s military in the southeastern city of Mariupol.Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Crimea for the first time since Russia annexed the region from Ukraine in March.

Putin visited Sevastopol, a port city on the Crimean peninsula, on a holiday that marks the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.

Putin was joined by Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in watching a parade of Russia's Black Sea Fleet based in the port city.

Putin later addressed retired veterans and citizens and stressed that Crimea had been part of Russia since the time of the Czars. He declared tha…
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TDB Celebrates National Technology Day 2014 10052014 The Technology Development Board (TDB), (a statutory body under Department of Science and Technology) in the Ministry of Science and Technology today observed the National Technology Day 2014 here in New Delhi today.Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Secretary, DST presided over the function in which Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala was the Chief Guest and he also delivered the key note address titled “Technology & Innovation: helping in making it possible”. Secretary DST in his speech emphasized the importance of innovation and technology not only in solving the problems of the people but also playing a key role in removing inequality and providing opportunities. He cited the examples of ATM machines, mobile phones and apps which have percolated in the masses and has brought paradigm shift in the way people lead their lives. Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala in his address emphasized that technology and innovation can solve literally any problem how so bi…