Professionals

  • Three arrested for fraud in MPPEB's forest guard recruitment test 13-04-2014 02:11 PM

    Three persons have been arrested by the STF for allegedly committing fraud in the forest guard recruitment test conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). The trio, identified as Dharmendra Nigam, Kuldeep Dauneria and Bhagirath Kemor, all residents of Morena in the state, were arrested by Madhya Pradesh...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker 12-04-2014 07:14 PM

    Sheffield: India's Pankaj Advani came up with a typical late fightback to snatch a dramatic 10-9 win over Chinese Li Hang and join compatriot Aditya Mehta in the third round of the Professional World Snooker Championship qualifying tournament here. The 28-year-old won five of the last six frames Friday to...
  • PMT scam: Father, who got son into a medical college through a gang, arrested 07-04-2014 08:02 AM

    A father of medical student was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in connection with the MP Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Identified as Badrilal Verma, he was arrested by the STF and produced before a court on Sunday, STF sources said. Meanwhile, his sonKundan Verma,...
  • Indian kabaddi takes a big leap with first professional league 16-03-2014 10:52 AM

    Mumbai: India's first professional kabaddi league, in which some well-known entrepreneurs have evinced interest as team owners, was on Friday launched with much fanfare at NSCI Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Worli. The league, Pro Kabaddi, is a joint initiative of industrialist Anand Mahindra and sports commentator Charu Sharma through...
  • Police lathi-charge Congres workers on way to MP Assembly 05-03-2014 06:33 PM

    At least 60 Congress workers were reportedly injured when police resorted to mild lathi-charge while they were trying to march to the state Assembly from the party office at Jawahar Bhawan, a party official said. Along with mild baton charge, police used water cannons to disperse the agitating party workers,...
  • Mumbai techie murder: Main suspect arrested, police claim breakthrough 04-03-2014 08:34 AM

    The Mumbai Crime Branch has finally made a breakthrough in the murder case of a 23-year-old software professional as it arrested one person from Nashik on Monday morning. The suspect was produced before magistrate court in Mumbai in the afternoon and sent to police custody till March 15. ...
  • Mumbai techie murder: One suspect arrested, sent to police custody till March 15 03-03-2014 09:27 AM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch has finally made a breakthrough in the murder case of a 23-year-old software professional as it arrested one person from Nashik on Monday morning. The suspect was produced before magistrate court in Mumbai in the afternoon and sent to police custody till March 15. Mumbai...
  • Bandh observed in MP over Professional Examination Board scam 01-03-2014 11:19 PM

    The state-wide bandh called by Congress to press for the demand for a CBI inquiry into the alleged scam in the Professional Examination Board (PEB) passed off peacefully on Saturday. There were no reports of untoward incident anywhere due to the bandh although cases were filed against Youth Congress workers...
  • Smartphone cameras catching up to high-end cameras, but unlikely to outperform them 27-02-2014 01:41 PM

    Seoul: Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media...
  • MPPEB scam: Have proof of 22,000 fake appointments, says Katare 12-02-2014 05:06 PM

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare has said he has evidence of over 20,000 fake appointments following the scam in the state Professional Examination Board (PEB). "A total of 32 scams including recruitment of contract teachers took place during 2012. I have proof of 22,000 fake appointments,"...
  • Techie murder: Mumbai Crime Branch, Railway police in Hyderabad for probe 01-02-2014 08:09 AM

    Mumbai: A fortnight after the murder of a 23-year-old software engineer in suburban Mumbai, a joint team of Crime Branch and Government Railway Police has reached Hyderabad for further investigation into the case. On Friday, the police also questioned nearly 40 people including the IT professional's colleagues, representatives of her...
  • Techie death: Mumbai Police says vested interests behind delay rumours 31-01-2014 10:39 AM

    Mumbai: Twelve days on since the 23-year-old IT professional's decomposed body was recovered from this swamp in Bhandup in Mumbai, there is still no headway in the investigation. The Mumbai Police is refusing to take the blame for slow investigations saying there are vested interests in the allegations against them....
  • Mumbai: 23-year-old IT professional was murdered, claim Crime Branch sources 22-01-2014 08:34 PM

    Mumbai: Sources in the Mumbai Crime Branch have claimed that the female software professional who went missing from the city and was later found dead was murdered. Eleven days after the 23-year-old IT professional from Andhra Pradesh went missing; her body was discovered in a burnt state from suburban Kanjurmarg,...
  • LinkedIn now lets users search for volunteer positions in addition to paid jobs 18-01-2014 04:09 PM

    New York: Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. launched a "volunteer marketplace," which lets users browse volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit groups. Nonprofits, meanwhile, can reach out to LinkedIn users who have expressed an interest in volunteering. LinkedIn says it is working with volunteer-matching organisations such as Catchafire, VolunteerMatch and BoardSource...
  • Mumbai: Missing female IT professional found dead 16-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Mumbai: Eleven days after a 23-year-old female software engineer, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, went missing from the city, her burnt body was found on Thursday, police said. The body of Esther Anuhya, bearing burn injuries, was found in suburban Kanjurmarg. "The highly decomposed body of Esther Anuhya, who had...
  • J&K: CB files charge sheet against 25 people in entrance exam scam 13-01-2014 05:21 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday has submitted a charge sheet before a special judge against 25 accused including former Chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer in connection with the alleged question paper scam. The Crime Branch of J&K Police submitted the charge sheet...
  • Tata Open golf to begin from Dec 19 17-12-2013 11:30 PM

    Top professional golfers of thecountry will vie for top honours in the 12th Tata Open to beteed off at Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur from December19. A total of 118 professionals, including top 10 golfers inthe Rolex ranking and six amateurs, will be seen in actionduring the five-day...
  • Kerala gangrape: Hair samples don't match with suspects, says report 02-12-2013 08:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 40-year-old IT professional was allegedly gangraped at a backwater resort near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Police have picked up two suspects who are hotel employees for questioning but the forensic results of hair samples do not match with the suspects. The woman had come to the resort with a...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Two men allegedly gangrape 40-year-old IT professional 01-12-2013 03:02 PM

    A 40-year old woman IT professional from Bangalore was allegedly gangraped at a backwater island resort near Thiruvananthapuram and police are on the lookout for two persons involved in the incident. The woman had come to the star category resort at Pozhiyur, about 30 km from Thiruvananthapuram, with a group...
  • 4 Pune marketing professionals on Goa trip go missing mysteriously 06-11-2013 10:54 AM

    New Delhi: Four employees of a marketing firm in Pune, including a woman, who had embarked on a trip to Goa on Friday night have mysteriously gone missing. Even the mobile phones of all the four have been found to be switched off. Police forces of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur...
  • Alok Kumar, Shandilya lose in world billiards 30-10-2013 07:14 PM

    Leeds: Indian challenge in the points format World professional billiards championship ended as both national champion Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya lost their respective semi-final matches here. Alok Kumar, finalist in the 150-up format last week, squandered a handy lead to allow Singapore's Peter Gilchrist scramble to a 1250-916 win,...
  • Sharmila Nicollet leads in Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 29-10-2013 06:47 PM

    Bangalore's Sharmila Nicollet fired a five under 67 to lead after Day 1 at the Rs.5 lakh Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour in the Jaypee Greens Golf Course in Greater Noida onTuesday. Trailing Sharmila by a stroke was Delhis Vani Kapoor. Sharmila had a brilliant round scoring the lowest total....
  • Delhi: Professionals take a break from their careers to help AAP 23-10-2013 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: The fight against corruption has been Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's electoral plank and it's turned into a rallying point for hundreds of bankers, doctors and NRIS, taking a break from their careers to help out. Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland Meera Sanyal is going from house...
  • WPBSA announces partnership with ICSS to curb fixing menace 15-10-2013 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The menace of match-fixing has not only threatened popular games such as cricket and football but the dark clouds are also hovering over other minor sports like snooker. Professional snooker has recently got embroiled in the match-fixing controversy that threatens the credibility of the game over the involvement...
  • PMT: Chargesheet filed against MPPEB officials, racketeers 06-10-2013 12:23 AM

    Special Task Force, on Saturday, filed a chargesheet against 28 persons in connection with the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam allegedly involving Madhya Pradesh Proessional Examination Board (MPPEB) officials and racketeers. The scam pertains to alleged nexus between the MPPEB officials and private members who connived together to secure admission for...
  • MP-PMT scam: Ex-Director of state professional examination board suspended 04-10-2013 05:20 PM

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Governor has suspended former Director and Controller of Examinations of MP Professional Examination Board (PEB), Pankaj Trivedi in connection with the alleged Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Official sources said in Bhopal on Friday that the decision to suspend Trivedi was taken on Thursday. The move comes...
  • Protests over division of AP compel students to migrate to other states 21-08-2013 11:02 AM

    Prolonged agitations in Andhra Pradesh since 2009 for and against the division of the state have hit the student community hard with many of them migrating to other states for pursuing professional courses. Frequent bandhs, rallies, road blockades and strikes have been a regular phenomenon ever since the issue of...
  • Extract: The Professional by Ashok Ferrey 20-08-2013 11:48 AM

    The Professional by Ashok Ferrey is an exploration of the nature and meaning of love; of time, its circularity and its irreversibility; and the plain damned unreliability of what we call memory. Here's an extract from the book: The old man woke up in the middle of the night to...
  • LinkedIn to open service to high school students from September 12 20-08-2013 08:17 AM

    San Francisco: LinkedIn will soon open up its online professional networking service to high school students as part of an effort to help steer their collegiate careers. Effective September 12, the new minimum age to create a LinkedIn account will range from 13 years old to 16 years old in...
  • Football: Teams involved in crazy 79-0, 67-0 wins suspended 09-07-2013 09:53 PM

    Abuja: Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine figured they needed a big win in the final round at an amateur tournament to outdo the other and earn promotion to Nigeria's professional football leagues. Their wins were definitely big: 79-0 and 67-0. The results have sparked outrage, an indefinite suspension of...