Professionals

  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' July 4, 2014

    Dean of the Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, allegedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his official residence this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Dr DK Shakalye, was alone at home at the time as his wife was out for a morning walk, Garha police...
  • Congress demands independent probe in MP exam scam June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded an independent investigation under the auspices of the apex court into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. The scam is related to recruitment in various government jobs. "We demand a thorough, independent and completely dispassionate investigation into the MP exam scam with a time...
  • Rajnath Singh rules out replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan June 27, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway. "There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is any...
  • Pune techie murder: 2 more arrested, police hint at Hindu outfit's hand June 9, 2014

    Pune: A week after a 24-year-old IT professional was killed in a suspected hate crime in Pune, two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder. The police claim the arrested people are members of the Hindu Rashtra Sena. Police will submit a report to the state government...
  • Bangalore: Man rapes IT professional, case registered June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: An IT professional from Jharkhand has been allegedly raped in Bangalore on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The survivor said that a man entered her room at a PG accommodation around 3 AM. She said that she was robbed off money first and then raped. "Yes. We have...
  • Pune: 253 arrested in connection with techie's murder, 73 cases filed June 7, 2014

    Pune: The crackdown in the case of hate crime continues. Pune Police has arrested 252 people in cases related to the violence that followed inflammatory messages posted on the social media. So far 73 cases have been filed. Police is still on the look out for 4 more people involved in...
  • Hindu American body condemns murder of Indian techie in Pune June 6, 2014

    Washington: A Hindu American body has strongly condemned the murder of a young IT professional in Pune on Monday and asked the authorities to bring perpetrators to justice. "We at the foundation deplore communal violence of any kind," said Suhag Shukla, executive director of Hindu America Foundation (HAF) on Thrusday. Mohasin Shaikh,...
  • Pune youth murder: 'The first wicket has fallen', said an SMS by the accused June 5, 2014

    Pune: The Pune police have arrested 17 people suspected to be associated with a right wing group, Hindu Rashtra Sena, for allegedly beating a 24-year-old IT professional to death in Pune on Monday in a suspected hate crime. Some of those arrested have been charged with murder. Hindu Rashtra Sena leader...
  • Pune: 20 people arrested for the murder of 28-year-old IT professional June 4, 2014

    Pune: The Pune Police has arrested 20 people suspected to be associated with a right wing group - Hindu Rashtra Sena for allegedly beating to death a 24-year-old IT professional in Pune on Monday. Thirteen of the accused have been charged with murder. The software professional Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq, who hailed...
  • Financial, administrative irregularities found in MP Professional Examination Board June 1, 2014

    Alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorised disposal of application forms, worth crores of rupees by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) have been pointed out in an audit report. The audit, which was conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 2007-08, found a difference of about...
  • Mumbai: Shipping professional booked for anti-Modi Facebook post May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Devu Chodankar, a young shipping professional from Goa, has been booked for a Facebook post criticising Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi. Chodankar, who is absconding, had written on a Facebook forum that if Modi came to power, Christians would lose their identity in south Goa. An FIR was filed against him...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 30 students who lost their families to get scholarships May 22, 2014

    A total of 30 children who lost their families in the riots in Muzaffarnagar last year, will get monthly scholarships, District Magistrate said The district authorities have identified 30 students who would be provided scholarships under the scheme. While school students will be provided a monthly scholarship of Rs 1000, students...
  • India unlikely to produce pro snooker champion soon: Advani May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani does not see an Indian player winning at the world professional snooker circuit in the near future even though he and compatriot Aditya Mehta are currently ranked in top 64. "It is a good sign (with two players in top 64). It is still a long...
  • LinkedIn's new feature lets companies target members by language preference, location May 7, 2014

    New York: LinkedIn rolled out a new feature that allows companies to target audiences by language preference and geographical location as it seeks to grow and retain members across the world. "Before we would show you everything the company was saying even if it wasn't right for your geography or service...
  • Your LinkedIn profile can help you find a date. Here's how May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Your LinkedIn profile may have helped you in getting a good job, but what if it could also help you in setting a romantic date? A new app, LinkedUp, collects information from your LinkedIn account and helps you connect with potential matches. The recommendations it makes are based...
  • Luis Suarez named England's Footballer of the Year May 5, 2014

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was named England's Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA) on Monday, completing an award double after taking the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) accolade last month. The 27-year-old Uruguayan finished ahead of team-mate Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure of Manchester City in the poll. The...
  • Three arrested for fraud in MPPEB's forest guard recruitment test April 13, 2014

    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 police's...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker April 12, 2014

    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 oust...
  • PMT scam: Father, who got son into a medical college through a gang, arrested April 7, 2014

    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 son Kundan Verma, was also...
  • Indian kabaddi takes a big leap with first professional league March 16, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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, state...
  • Mumbai techie murder: Main suspect arrested, police claim breakthrough March 4, 2014

    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 March 3, 2014

    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 CP...
  • Bandh observed in MP over Professional Examination Board scam March 1, 2014

    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 at...
  • Smartphone cameras catching up to high-end cameras, but unlikely to outperform them February 27, 2014

    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 February 12, 2014

    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," Katare...
  • Techie murder: Mumbai Crime Branch, Railway police in Hyderabad for probe February 1, 2014

    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 company,...
  • Techie death: Mumbai Police says vested interests behind delay rumours January 31, 2014

    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. "It...
  • Mumbai: 23-year-old IT professional was murdered, claim Crime Branch sources January 22, 2014

    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...
  • LinkedIn now lets users search for volunteer positions in addition to paid jobs January 18, 2014

    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...