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  • Congress leaders named to head Parliament committees 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the decision over the Leader of Opposition still looms over the Congress, many Congress leaders will now chair a number of Parliament committees. KV Thomas will head the Public Accounts Committee while Kamal Nath will head the Parliament committee on Defence. Veerappa Moily will head the Parliament...
  • Couple arrested over rape, harassment charges 1 week ago

    A 35-year-old man and his wife have been arrested in connection with a rape case in Indore, with the man being held for allegedly raping wife of one of his friends, police said. The accused, identified as Arjun Soni, was arrested for allegedly raping a woman, last year on the day of...
  • UPSC row hits Parliament, government assures no student will be discriminated July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh made a statement in the Lok Sabha assuring that no aspirant will discriminated because of language. However,...
  • Government urges UPSC to postpone Civil Services Preliminary Examination July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The government said that the exams should be postponed till there is clarity on the syllabus. Students have been protesting against the exam saying there is a need to change the second...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled RAS-Pre examination held in October last year after Special Operation Group burst a gang which had leaked the paper. The decision was taken in a full commission meeting, RPSC Secretary Naresh Kumar Thakral said. The exam will now be re-conducted in two months and the...
  • Egypt PM rejects public outrage against fuel price hike July 6, 2014

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has rejected public outrage against the recent hike in fuel prices and asked them to accept the decision. Mahlab said this on Saturday during a phone interview with "90 Minutes program" on el-Mehwar TV channel. "This raise in prices is a hard way but...
  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • Congress to stage a protest rally against MP CM Chouhan July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing heat from the opposition over his alleged involvement in the State Public Service Commission scam. Congress is set to stage a massive protest rally against Chouhan on Monday. Oppostion is also likely to take up the matter in MP assembly...
  • MPPSC denies allegations over selection of Chouhan's niece June 26, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Wednesday denied that there was any irregularity in the selection of niece of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the post of deputy collector. MPPSC's deputy secretary Vandana Vaidya said in a statement that MPPSC is an independent constitutional body and the state does...
  • Photographs on freedom struggle to be put on display in Connaught Place June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the success of 'Fete de la photo' (photography festival) in March, Connaught Place will now witness another such exhibition in August, this time to revive the spirit of nationalism and freedom. The New Delhi Municipal Council has planned a month-long photo exhibition 'Art for Public' from August 15...
  • Vasundhra Raje visits Bikaner under 'sarkar aapke dwar' programme June 20, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who arrived to Bikaner on Thursday afternoon along with her cabinet colleagues, said the 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your doorstep) programme was a unique initiative by her government to win the trust of the people. As part of the programme, public hearings and cabinet meetings...
  • Vasundhara Raje arrives in Bikaner to address public grievances June 20, 2014

    In a bid to bring government to the people, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, along with her cabinet colleagues, arrived in Jaipur this afternoon and will hold meetings to address people's grievances and take up development issues. The visit is part of the state government's 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your doorstep)...
  • American Corner opened in Kottayam public library June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An American Corner was opened in the Kottayam public library today in partnership with the US Consulate in Chennai, offering access to a variety of US magazines, DVDs and other information and entertainment material to the public. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who inaugurated the facility in the presence of US Consul...
  • Two PWD officials suspended over corruption charges June 5, 2014

    Two Public Works Department (PWD) officials in Chhattisgarh have been suspended for corruption and allegedly committing irregularities. Maddheshwar Prasad, Executive Engineer (in-charge) PWD's Balodabazar division, and Assistant Engineer at the office of Engineer in-Chief (Raipur) Rajesh Kumar Verma were suspended on Wednesday, an official statement said on Thursday. The action against...
  • Complaint against Shakti Kapoor for smoking in public June 4, 2014

    A complaint has been filed with a local court against Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor for allegedly smoking publicly at Sanganer airport in Jaipur. The complainant Nem Singh, a lawyer, has sought action against the actor and the airport authority under Section 5/11 of Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act. The complaint was...
  • Junior National Throwball tournament from Tuesday June 3, 2014

    A total of 22 Boys and 18 Girls state-level teams would vie for the honours in the 25th Junior National Throwball Championship commencing on Tuesday. About 550 boys and girls would participate in two categories in the four-day tournament to be held at DAV Public School, Board Colony ground, organising president...
  • Watch: Would you help a man stabbed and left to die in public? This shocking social experiment holds a mirror to Indian society May 30, 2014

    A humanity experiment was conducted to see if Indians helped a man stabbed and left to die on a busy thoroughfare. How will people react to someone getting harassed and stabbed in public by two goons, actor Varun Pruthi asks in the description of his video channel. The result came...
  • CBSE results: Step by Step student topper in Noida June 4, 2014

    The highest scorer of the first batch of Class XII of the Step by Step School won the honour for Noida city topper for Class 12 CBSE examination, whose results were declared on Thursday. Manvi Mittal of the Humanities stream of Step By Step School scored 97.6 per cent, the highest...
  • Ayurved Medical Officer exam cancelled following a paper-leak May 28, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Wednesday cancelled the Ayurved Medical Officer Examination, held on May 18, following a paper-leak. The decision to cancel the examination was taken on the basis of the report of police's Special Task Force, official sources said. The STF had exposed the paper-leak on May 24...
  • State government raises DA for employees, pensioners to 100% May 27, 2014

    In a major decision, the Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday raised the Dearness Allowance of its employees and pensioners in the revised pay scale to 100 per cent from the previous rate of 90 per cent. The new DA rate will be effective from January 1 this year. "The move to provide dearness...
  • MPPSC paper leak: Exam controller removed, Kirti Khurasia appointed in his place May 28, 2014

    After the leakage of question paper for Ayurveda medical officer's exam came to light, the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has removed Shrikrishna Sharma from Exam Controller's post and appointed Kirti Khurasia in his place, official sources said here on Tuesday. Secretary of the Commission, Manohar Dube, removed Sharma from...
  • Improving PDS, curbing price rise top priorities: Ram Vilas Paswan May 27, 2014

    Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said his top priorities will be to contain price rise in food items, improve public distribution system (PDS) and create adequate storage capacity for food grains. Speaking to reporters after assuming charge as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Paswan said: "I...
  • Jhalawar cops introduce new number to recieve public complaints on WhatsApp May 26, 2014

    Jhalawar police has introduced a mobile number for the public to connect with them through message-sending application WhatsApp. The new initiative will help the police in getting quick information about any incident or crime from people and will provide the public direct connectivity with the police, SP Rahul Barhat said. "People can...
  • Japan adds 'Mountain Day' to its list of public holidays May 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan on Friday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 as the government looks for ways to keep a famously hard-working people out of the office. Legislation to create the new holiday on August 11 was enacted after passing through the upper house...
  • Uttarakhand's Nandadevi Raj Jaat yatra to begin on August 17 May 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand's famous Nandadevi Raj Jaat yatra, which is held every 12 years, will begin this year on August 17. Held every twelve years through the hill districts of Uttarakhand, the dates for the pilgrimage were announced on Monday after Chief Minister Harish Rawat held a meeting in Dehradun to review preparations...
  • FM to meet heads of PSU banks, financial institutions on Tuesday May 12, 2014

    Amidst rising bad loans, Finance Minister P Chidambaram will review financial performance of public sector banks (PSBs) on Tuesday. The review will cover overall credit growth, with particular reference to agricultural credit, MSME credit, housing loan, education loan and lending to minority communities among others, an official statement said. Chidambaram will also...
  • Narendra Modi's campaign largest in electoral history: BJP April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: By the time the Lok Sabha poll drums fall silent on May 10, Narendra Modi would have undertaken the largest mass outreach in India's electoral history by travelling about 300,000 km for 437 public meetings in 25 states besides 1350 innovative 3D rallies. The Modi juggernaut rolled out on...
  • Intermediate first year results declared April 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The results of first year Intermediate Public Examinations for general and vocational courses were declared on Monday. The results will be available online and on phone. Candidates can view their result on government-run website http://examresults.ap.nic.in/. The results for both the General and Vocational Courses are available online. Candidates can view their...
  • Andhra Pradesh Intermediate first year results out April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The results of first year Intermediate Public Examinations for general and vocational courses are out. Results are available on government-run website like http://examresults.ap.nic.in/ The results for both the General and Vocational Courses are available online. Candidates can view their results by entering their roll numbers. Nearly 19.78 lakh students registered...