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  • Vernacular gives you roots, but English language helps you to branch out: Javed Akhtar on CSAT row 3 days ago

    While students took to the streets in Delhi to protest against the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination recently, several prominent names in political circle and film fraternity got busy in discussing, debating and giving their take on the CSAT row. So yes, if...
  • UPSC aspirants prepare to boycott prelim exams scheduled on Sunday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The hardest hit in the UPSC language row has been aspirants preparing for the exam. While many are lagging behind in preparations, some have even decided to boycott the exam and stage a walkout from the examination hall. After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment,...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no move...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take the UPSC language row August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing language row in UPSC civil services examinations. ...
  • All-party meet on UPSC exam row after August 24: Centre August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid opposition demands for an all-party meeting during the current session of Parliament to solve the UPSC exam row, government on Friday said it is serious on the issue and the meeting will be convened after the civil services examination scheduled on August 24. "I...
  • TMC's Derek O'Brien suggests solutions for the UPSC CSAT row August 7, 2014

    A group of Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against rural, humanities, Hindi and regional language students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test paper of the preliminary stage. The issue has led to protests even in Parliament with the Centre forced to...
  • Bill to penalise discrimination against traditional clothes introduced in TN Assembly August 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has taken up a proposed law penalising establishments for discriminating against traditional clothes. The Bill says that any establishment which restricts use of traditional clothes would stand to lose its licence. It also proposes 1-year imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 for those who violate...
  • The UPSC CSAT controversy: Have we diagnosed the symptoms rightly? August 5, 2014

    The controversies surrounding the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) are refusing to die down as multi-track factors that have been simmering for long, have come to the fore. The format of the examination is now being challenged, the alleged advantage to those who have had the benefit of pursuing a...
  • Government to take a final call on UPSC row after Narendra Modi's return from Nepal August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government held marathon meetings on Sunday to find a solution to the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met party President Amit Shah at Gujarat Bhawan in...
  • Writer Taslima Nasreen seeks extension of visa duration, meets Rajnath Singh August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen met Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier on Saturday to request the Home Minister to extend her stay in India for longer than 2 months. The 51-year-old writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home Ministry granted her the same type of visa...
  • Arvind Verma panel says UPSC CSAT scientific, shouldn't be tinkered with: Sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major jolt to protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee has recommended status quo vis a vis Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Preliminary Examination, sources said on Friday. According to the committee the Civil Service Aptitude Test is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with,...
  • UPSC CSAT row: RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another low in Parliament Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav threw paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday when she refused to entertain his request for raising the controversy over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)...
  • Final decision on UPSC CSAT row by next week: Government sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will need three-four days to study the Arvind Verma report on Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination and reach a conclusion soon. Government sources say that the final decision on the controversy surrounding UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be taken by next...
  • Why protests against UPSC CSAT have failed to gather steam August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though several Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against regional and rural background students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the preliminary examination, the agitation after a few days of high has failed to make a...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Arvind Verma committee submits report to Centre August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as protests over the UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) continue, the Arvind Verma committee, which was setup to study if changes are required in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination pattern, has submitted its report to the government. The Narendra Modi government is likely to apprise Parliament...
  • Opposition demands judicial probe, PM statement on bugging issue July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition led by Congress on Thursday upped the ante against the Government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA's credibility at stake. There were sharp exchanges in the Rajya Sabha between...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Aspirants firm, police shift those fasting to hospital July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as August 24, the date of 2014 Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination, approaches so is the protest by several aspirants at Mukherjee Nagar in New Delhi against the Civil Service Aptitude Test on Wednesday which is allegedly biased against those from rural and regional...
  • Bugging row: BJP slams Congress for raising 'non-issue' July 30, 2014

    New Delhi Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday attacked Congress for raking up the matter of alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, terming it as a "non-issue". "Here is a case where Home Minister Rajnath Singh has categorically said that the bugging issue is baseless. I think there...
  • Rajnath meets protesting UPSC civil services aspirants, exam may be postponed July 28, 2014

    New Delhi The Narendra Modi government seems to have bowed down to the pressure built up by the protesting Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants as Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Monday said that the Centre will do as much as it can do to resolve the issue. Singh told...
  • Rahul Gandhi promises to look into problems of UPSC aspirants July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Monday assured a delegation of Civil Services aspirants that no injustice will be done to them and he will raise their concerns at all appropriate fora. The 21-member delegation of aspirants led by NSUI National President Rohit Chaudhary rpt Chaudhary and General Secretary Mohit Sharma and...
  • Will resolve UPSC exam row in a week: Rajnath Singh July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the UPSC civil services exam issue will be resolved within a week. "UPSC issue will be resolved within a week," he told reporters in New Delhi. Rajnath Singh apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday of the measures being taken to address the...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs Narendra Modi on UPSC row July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to resolve the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi and briefed him about latest development in the matter. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Prime Minister's Cabinet and UPSC...
  • Force-feeding row: Government says it will respond by tomorrow July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will respond on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim after ascertaining full facts by Friday. The Congress, Samajwadi Party and Left members raised the issue when Rajya Sabha met for the day saying 24 hours have passed since the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • Kanimozhi welcomes Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's statement on the dhoti issue July 16, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Kanimozhi member of the Parliament said that she welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's statement on the dhoti issue. Kanimozhi moved on to say how dhoti was the national dress and such archaic British laws could not be welcomed. ...
  • Snooping row: US promises to deal with it professionally July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The US on Thursday promised to deal "professionally" with India's "concerns" over reported snooping of BJP by American spy agency NSA. "We understand the concerns which has been raised, we will deal with them professionally," US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns told reporters after meeting Finance Minister...
  • CD row: Kumaraswamy turns emotional in Assembly July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Turning emotional in Karnataka Assembly over an audio CD on the cash-for-MLC seat controversy involving him, JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered to face any probe into the issue and said he was ready to go to jail if he was guilty. Raising the...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar gets a rousing reception while coming out to bat at Lord's July 9, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar got a touching reception while walking out to bat for probably the last time at Lord's as captain of the MCC XI. It was the Lord's bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and Rest of the World XI, and Tendulkar hardly looked rusty before being dismissed by...