Staff

  • RAW staff member commits suicide after killing his wife, children 01-03-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: A Research and Analysis Wing staff member allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and two children in Delhi on Saturday. The 52-year-old staff member, attached to technical wing, was found hanging from the fan in his house. The wife (43), son (17) and daughter (12) were probably...
  • SSC to hold exam again after reports of unfair means 29-01-2014 02:34 PM

    Staff Selection Commission is set to conduct Combined Graduate Level Examination-2013 at some test centres again, following reports of use of unfair means at those exam venues. SSC had conducted CGLE-2013 in two phases -- Tier I on April 21 and May 19, last year and Tier II on September...
  • Hooda confidant Nand Lal Poonia resigns after court rap 02-01-2014 11:52 PM

    Haryana School Teachers Selection Board (HSTSB) chairman Nand Lal Poonia, a confidant of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, resigned from his post on Thursday after a recent rap from the state high court. Poonia, a retired brigadier, was appointed chairman of Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) by Hooda in 2005...
  • Devyani case: Salaries for embassy workers based on local wage rates, says US 01-01-2014 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: The US has said that the salary of its embassy staff is based as per the local wage rates of the particular country. "Generally, compensation plans for locally employed staff at US Missions abroad are based upon prevailing wage rates and compensation practices for corresponding types of positions...
  • General Bikram Singh takes over as new CoSC 31-12-2013 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday took over as the new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is superannuating on December 31, 2013. The baton of the CoSC was handed over to General Singh by...
  • PSU banks' staff go on strike, operations hit 18-12-2013 11:11 AM

    Normal banking operations like cheque clearances, withdrawing and depositing of money at branches were hit across the country as employees of public sector banks went on a one-day strike on Wednesday to press for wage revision and other demands. All the members affiliated to nine bank employees and officers unions...
  • 22 more encephalitis deaths in Gorakhpur; leave of all doctors, paramedical staff cancelled 06-11-2013 11:28 AM

    With another 22 deaths due to encephalitis in the past five days in Gorakhpur, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday cancelled the leave of all doctors and paramedical staff, an official said. This has been done to ensure that the health department is present in full strength to attend to...
  • Cuttack: 2 students rusticated for planting fire cracker in VC's chamber 05-11-2013 12:12 AM

    Two students of Ravenshaw University were rusticated for two years and were barred from appearing four consecutive semester examinations for allegedly bombing the official chamber of the Vice-Chancellor inside the campus. While no one was injured in the incident late on Sunday night, the chamber of the VC has received...
  • 75 pc less staff; clean loos, simple menu at White House 09-10-2013 06:10 PM

    Washington: Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed, barred even from checking the BlackBerrys they usually clutch like worry beads. Of the 1,701 advisers, assistants, number-crunchers, butlers, chefs and landscapers who...
  • BlackBerry lays off dozens of US sales staff: Report 11-09-2013 04:12 PM

    Bangalore: Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd cut several dozen jobs from its US sales team on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The layoffs are part of rolling job cuts that have been ongoing for several weeks, the people told the paper. "I can...
  • 3 jail inmates use a rope to escape, prison staff suspended 22-08-2013 11:44 AM

    Three inmates escaped from Etawah district jail after which the entire prison staff on duty at the time of the incident has been suspended with immediate effect, official sources said in Etawah on Thursday. Three inmates, including one who was serving life sentence, escaped from the prison by scaling walls...
  • Speaker SS Bhokta to look into allegations against Assembly staff 26-07-2013 06:47 PM

    Jharkhand Speaker S S Bhokta on Friday assured the state Assembly that he would look into the allegations made against House reporters that they had failed to mention the name of Chief Minister Hemant Soren during his speech during the trust vote on July 18. Bhokta said strict action would...
  • US bugged EU offices, gained access to computer networks: German magazine 30-06-2013 02:23 AM

    Berlin: The United States bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents cited in a German magazine on Saturday, the latest in a series of exposures of alleged US spy programmes. Der Spiegel cited from a September 2010 "top secret" document of...
  • Three close aides of Achuthanandan thrown out of CPI-M 13-05-2013 05:13 AM

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The long-delayed sacking from the CPI-M of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan was effected on Sunday at the two-day politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi. Those booted out were Achuthanandan's press secretary K Balakrishnan, additional private secretary VK...
  • TN: College lab assistant throws acid on staff, girls 04-05-2013 03:46 AM

    Coimbatore: A lab assistant in a local private college today allegedly threw acid on two staff injuring them and two girl students, and later tried to commit suicide by consuming cyanide, police said. Police said Muthusamy (47) threw acid on Ravisankar and Laxmansamy this afternoon over some personal dispute. Some...
  • Manpower crunch: Indian Army short of 9,590 officers 17-04-2013 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army is short of 9,590 officers. Sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday that the current intake of officers at various academies will ensure that the deficit will be cut by two per cent every year. Intake of officer cadets at the National Defence Academy rose from 1,800...
  • Ensure cleanliness, Bansal tells rail officials 04-04-2013 04:05 AM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday expressed concern over cleanliness and the quality of food served in trains and at stations and urged zonal managers to regularly monitor the situation. "He also asked senior officers to pay attention to punctuality of trains and safety of the network,"...
  • Delhi: Indigo passenger turns violent, slaps airhostess 07-11-2012 09:48 PM

    New Delhi: A passenger onboard a Mumbai-Delhi Indigo flight on Wednesday allegedly triggered a high drama when he turned violent and slapped an airhostess. The passengers onboard the Indigo fight, however, managed to overpower him. The plane landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at 6 pm. After the...
  • KFA convinces staff to end strike, will approach DGCA next 25-10-2012 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: It has been 25 days of protest, a lockdown and a suspension of licence, for Kingfisher Airlines. Its employees have finally agreed to return to work. The employees who wanted four-month salaries, agreed in the end to the management's proposal of three months' salaries. Employees, who haven't been...
  • As KFA staff demand their dues, Mallya to fly to F1 venue in helicopter 24-10-2012 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: This may raise hackles further. Troubled Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya will reportedly be flying to the Indian Grand Prix event at Greater Noida later this week in a helicopter, even as unpaid employees of the airline company plan to hold protests at the venue, demanding a meeting...
  • Kingfisher Airlines should not forget the staff's role in any likely turnaround

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    The unending woes of Kingfisher Airlines have been brought into sharp focus by the suicide of a ground engineer's wife, allegedly because she was depressed...

  • Qantas to fly again, 70,000 passengers stranded 30-10-2011 09:46 PM

    Melbourne: Australia's industrial tribunal on Sunday ordered an end to the unprecedented industrial dispute at Qantas that forced the country's national carrier to ground its entire fleet, hitting nearly 70,000 passengers worldwide. A day after the extraordinary decision to ground the global Qantas fleet, the battle between the world's 10th...
  • Qantas Airways grounds fleet over labour unrest 29-10-2011 07:41 PM

    Canberra: Qantas Airways grounded its global fleet on Saturday, suddenly locking out striking workers after weeks of disruptions an executive said could close down the world's 10th largest airline piece by piece. Australia's government called an emergency arbitration hearing that lasted nearly two hours before the judges adjourned it to...