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  • New age limit for IAS, IPS induction applicable from this year March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The recent two-year increase in the age limit of 54 years for induction into IAS and IPS from state civil services will be applicable from this year onwards, the Centre has said. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had on Tuesday notified new rules raising the age...
  • IF by IFTTT review: If This Then That. Why would you need anything after that? March 20, 2015

    IF, by IFTTT, is one app that makes the tedious task of handling multiple apps easy. From uploading the same picture across social media platforms to automating work anniversary wishes on LinkedIn, IF handles it all smoothly at the touch of a 'recipe.' This week making to our App Review series...
  • India, Pakistan failed to fix date for next round of talks: Sartaj Aziz March 6, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz on Friday said the recent foreign secretary-level dialogue with India failed to fix a date for the next round of talks. Aziz was talking to media about Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit after attending launching ceremony...
  • 'If I were FM, will bring prices of essential commodities under control' February 23, 2015

    Ravi Kumar, manager at an eating outlet in Bengaluru, has had to cut down on items on his menu and forced to hike the prices of several dishes since the last few few months. He hopes that prices of essential commodities like LPG, vegetables and groceries will be brought under...
  • 'If I were FM, I would do something significant for the animals' February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Union budget we have been getting you the wishlist of people across the country. "I have worked for animal rights all my life. It disheartens me that in all the budgets in the past no significant attention is given to the animal welfare. Hope this budget will...
  • 'If I were FM, I would allocate more budget for sports' February 21, 2015

    Karishma Asoodani, a second year student of mass communication in St Fransis college in Hyderabad, wants steps to be taken to improve sports facilities. She feels that schools and colleges do not have amenities and facilities to encourage students in sports. Karishma says, "I would allocate more budget in education,...
  • Jaipur resident demands student loans be made available at better rates February 19, 2015

    Wasim, a private student of class 12 and who also works at an ice cream parlor in Jaipur, wants student loans to be made available at better interest rates so that he can do his MBA from a good institute and set up his own business. He is also hoping...
  • 'If I were FM, I would increase the number of government medical colleges' February 18, 2015

    Dr Manoj Gumber, a nephrologist based in Ahmedabad, has worked in both the government sector as well as the private sector that delivers healthcare to people. He says the number of government medical colleges that have been set up over the past four decades is grossly low, medical insurance still...
  • 'If I were FM, I would bring transparency in medical practices' February 17, 2015

    Dr Anirudh Malpani wants transparency in medical practices to make it more cost effective. His demand from the Budget 2015-16 is to make it compulsory for health insurers to invest 1 per cent in patient education. ...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for infrastructure: Banker February 17, 2015

    An IIM Ahmedabad graduate and banker Sameer Shukla demands more funds for infrastructure and fiscal consolidation in the Budget 2015-16. ...
  • Retired Army officer expects government to introduce 'Smart Colony' concept in Budget 2015-16 February 17, 2015

    Retired Army officer and active member RWA association Major Shiv Kiran expects government to come up with " Smart Colony" concept, where money should be granted to colonies to meet their demands in the Budget this year. ...
  • 'Hope government cuts down excise duty on automobiles in Union Budget 2015' February 9, 2015

    College student Lakshmi Mahalawat hopes that the government would cut down the excise duty on automobiles so that she can be the proud owner of her dream vehicle. She would have been able to save time if only she and students like her could afford a bike. ...
  • 'If I were FM, will allocate funds to those studying arts and humanities' February 4, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Chennai based college student Suweksha Gupta said, " The government doesn't prioritise those studying arts and humanities. Funds are always allocated to those in the sciences." ...
  • 'If I were FM, will check the rising prices of daily need items' February 3, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Hyderabad based business woman Sandhya says, "It is a tough task managing the kitchen in view of the inflating prices of vegetables and basic food items. Over last few years price rise has increased expenditures resulting in no...
  • 'If I were FM, I will allocate more funds for women safety' February 2, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual Union Budget in Parliament, Madhubassini, who lives away from her family in Chennai feels a lot needs to be done for women safety. "The money allocated in previous budgets to the Nirbhaya Fund has not led to safer roads and public places for...
  • 'If I were FM, will draft policy to plug in black money generation' February 2, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Ahmedabad based IT sales professional Krishna Kumar, a keen observer of Indian politics says, "there is a need to draft a strong policy by which black money generation can be plugged." ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable' October 18, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable'....
  • 'What If' review: It's a pleasing watch with many charming moments October 17, 2014

    Cast: Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan Directed by: Michael Dowse Twenty-five years since writer Nora Ephron and director Rob Reiner got us to ponder over that inevitable question - Can men and women ever just be friends without sex getting in the way? - comes What If. This enjoyable although far-from-groundbreaking...
  • Over 16,000 candidates qualify civil services prelims exam October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 16,000 candidates have qualified civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the results of which were declared on Tuesday in a record 50-day time. As many as by 4,52,334 candidates appeared for the examination on August 24. "Of these, 16,933 candidates have qualified...
  • Human trafficking: Delhi High Court refuses to quash trial against former IFS officer September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to drop criminal proceedings in a trial court against a former IFS officer in a case of alleged corruption and trafficking of 8 people to Germany in 2005, saying it would be inappropriate to quash the trial in the midway for want...
  • 'If I were the FM, my first priority would be implementation of GST' July 10, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister, my first priority would be the implementation of GST. If GST will come in the picture then definitely it will boost the employment in our country, it will boost the industry as well as the manufacturing unit in our country and it will definitely...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would increase the security measures prevalent for women in the country. I would reduce the price of food served in eating places so that people can socialise more. ...
  • 'If I am FM: I will allocate more funds for education' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would focus on more allocation of funds for the primary and secondary education. I would also make sure that it is effectively implemented across the country. ...
  • 'If I am FM: I will change the attitude of IT officers' July 6, 2014

    If I were FM, I will take steps to change the attitude of assesses. The IT officers should change their attitude and gain people's trust and confidence.A human touch will ensure better compliance. ...
  • 'If I were FM, I would reduce the tax burden on the salaried people' July 5, 2014

    "If I was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then I would increase the limit of deductions provided under section 80 of the IT act of 1941 to 4 lakhs. This in turn would result into reduction in tax burden on the income earning people." ...
  • 'If I were the FM, I would invest more in education system' July 2, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister then I would try to invest more in the Indian education system specially in the rural areas. ...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • 'If I were FM, would focus more on North East and job opportunities' June 27, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister than I would want better focus for north east and employment opportunity for women." ...
  • 'If I were FM, would like to change the tax system' June 27, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister of India, the change I would bring about is in the tax system. A person in service has to pay already 33 per cent tax and apart from it he is already paying service tax, service charge VAT etc, so almost 15 per cent...
  • 'If I were FM', I would work on inequality distribution in the country June 26, 2014

    'If I were the FM' of this country, I would go for reforms based on socialistic model of economy. "I would try to close down the gap between very rich and the very poor people of the country," said Srinagar resident. ...