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Physicist Gets Science, Education Posts

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Science  27 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5359, pp. 2034
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5359.2034a

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NEW DELHI, INDIA-- India's new prime minister has named a former physics professor and senior party official to oversee the twin posts of science and technology and human resources, which includes higher education. The appointment of Murli Manohar Joshi as a Cabinet-ranked minister is seen as a hopeful sign that the new government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was sworn in last week, is prepared to boost the sagging fortunes of academic research.