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Dani Sacked on grounds of citizenship

Maharashtra Governor CV Rao, in his capacity as Chancellor of universities, on Saturday terminated the services of Dr Raviprakash G Dani, Vice Chancellor (VC) of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (agricultural university), on grounds that he is not a citizen of India. Dani is a world-renowned biologist who has worked with the Texas Tech University, USA and was appointed to the post of VC by former Governor K Sankaranarayanan in 2012. The decision to remove Dr Dani from the post of Vice Chancellor was taken after obtaining the opinion of the Law and Judiciary Department of the Government of Maharashtra, the Advocate General of Maharashtra and the Ministry of External Affairs," a terse statement from Raj Bhavan said in Mumbai. 



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