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  • Parents agitate against DPS fee hike in Ghaziabad 21-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Angry over steep fee hike by DPS, parents on Monday defied orders prohibiting gathering of four or more people imposed by the district administration and staged a sit-in outside the dsistrict magistrate's office in Ghaziabad. A tussle is going on between the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) management and the...
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expected to file for US IPO next week 16-04-2014 01:32 PM

    San Francisco: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering. Alibaba is expected to file prospectus for the share sale as...
  • 80-year-old BJP MLC Virkeshwar Prasad Singh dies 20-03-2014 02:34 PM

    BJP MLC Virkeshwar Prasad Singh passed away at his residence in Patna early on Thursday, his family sources said. He was 80. Singh is survived by his wife and seven daughters. He represented Koshi graduates constituency in the state legislative council for two terms and was set to retire in...
  • Italy court confirms Berlusconi ban from public office 19-03-2014 12:02 PM

    Italy's highest appeals court on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for centre-right leader and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over a conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi lawyer Niccolo Ghedini said he was "extremely disappointed" by the ruling of the Court of Cassation, which diminishes Berlusconi's hopes of...
  • Web hosting company GoDaddy eyes initial public offering: Sources 15-03-2014 01:18 PM

    Web hosting company The GoDaddy Group Inc is preparing for a second run at an initial public offering, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the 2014 tech IPO pipeline continues to grow. GoDaddy, the Internet domain registrar and web host known for its racy ads, would join...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs 05-03-2014 11:18 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order...
  • Rupa Publications denies pulling out Wendy Doniger's previous book 'On Hinduism' 05-03-2014 11:02 PM

    Rupa Publication on Wednesday refuted a media report that claimed it pulled out author Wendy Doniger's book 'On Hinduism'. In an official statement, the publishing house said it was "looking forward to the right resolution of the situation". Earlier, a Times of India report claimed that Doniger's earlier book was...
  • Rajasthan HC orders re-announcement of RAS main exam results 03-03-2014 08:35 PM

    The Rajasthan High Court on Monday ordered the state public service commission to re-announce the results of Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) main examination on the basis of 'raw' marks within a month. The court of Justice GK Vyas also held the scaling system, employed in preparing the results, invalid. Besides...
  • Three Alwar men found dead on Mathura expressway 25-02-2014 08:38 PM

    Three bodies were found on the busy Mathura expressway on Tuesday with identification documents belonging to other people, police said. Two admit cards for the Rajasthan Public Service Commission were found with the bodies, which were dumped near Alwarpur. An official said that on checking with the families of the...
  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie 24-02-2014 09:02 PM

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush...
  • 8 arrested for helping aspiring teachers cheat in recruitment exam 24-02-2014 08:07 AM

    Eight persons including a professor of Sardar Patel Medical College were arrested while they were allegedly helping candidates cheat during a teachers' recruitment examinations in Bikaner on Sunday. The eight-member gang was arrested from outside an examination centre in the city's Marudhara Colony following a tip-off from Premdan Charan who...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan 23-02-2014 03:32 PM

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs 21-02-2014 08:42 PM

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Fridaypassed four bills amid pandemonium created by the oppositionBJP members in protest against corruption charge levelledagainst its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted onthe floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened forbusiness...
  • India's health sector dismal: Amartya Sen 19-02-2014 11:31 PM

    Kolkata: Stating that India's health sector is in a "dismal condition", Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Thursday said over reliance on private health sector without the availability of basic public health services would lead to exploitation of vulnerable and under-informed patients. "The state of health care is dismal," Sen said...
  • Arunachal newspapers hit stands after five days 19-02-2014 01:45 PM

    Newspapers hit the stands in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday, lifting five days of suspension of publication, following an assurance by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to redress media organisations' grievances on security. The assurance was given by the chief minister at a meeting attended by representatives of the Arunachal Press Club...
  • Harish Rawat suspends PWD engineer for financial irregularities 18-02-2014 07:57 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday suspended an executive engineer of the Public Works Department for financial irregularities, and ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter. Executive engineer Badlu Ram was suspended with immediate effect, according to an official release. On complaints that Ram, when posted in Pithoragarh, misused...
  • Clash breaks out outside UPPSC building in Allahabad 15-02-2014 09:05 PM

    Violence erupted in a high security area of the city on Saturday after a group of armed men fired in the air in a bid to drive away the inhabitants of a disputed land, following which the latter retaliated with pelting of stones. The incident took place in front of...
  • Do away with toll plazas; devise new revenue model: Assocham 13-02-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra witnessed agitations against toll plazas, industry body Assocham on Thursday suggested the government do away with toll collection in this format and devise a new model on the lines of the one operational at airports across the country. "The model of user charges of...
  • Calorx group plans Rs 400 crore invstment for setting up schools 12-02-2014 06:18 PM

    Gujarat based education group Calorx on Wednesday unveiled a Rs 400-crore plan for setting up schools all over the country as it opened its first such institution in Jaipurthat will be functional in the upcoming session. Calorx public school, a proposed CBSE school, will be the 36th school of the...
  • Catholic priest's book on Swami Vivekananda released 31-01-2014 05:22 PM

    A book penned by an Indian-origin Catholic priest based in Rome, a critical study of the philosophical anthropology of Swami Vivekananda, was released here Saturday at the close of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the sage. Aimed at fostering "religious harmony", "Man Without Frontiers: The Ultimate Concern of Swami...
  • Jat reservation: NCBC to conduct public hearing in nine states 21-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Reservation for Jats in Central Government jobs has moved a step forward with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) deciding to conduct public hearing in nine States before arriving at a conclusion. This move by the commission comes a month after the government asked it to take an early...
  • SP worker complains against hooliganism, minister thrashes him 21-01-2014 02:17 PM

    More embarrassment for Samajwadi Party as now a minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Uttar Pradesh first slapped a party worker, who complained of hooliganism, and then punched him at a meeting in Varanasi. Surendra Patel, state minister for Public Works Department (PWD), on Monday evening slapped the party...
  • SAIL chairman announces Rs 72 crore expansion plans, says difficult times are over 20-01-2014 09:19 AM

    Steel Authority of India (SAIL) chairman Chandreshwar Verma on Sunday said the public sector's difficult days were over and it was on the path of growth. "The difficult days have ended for SAIL, whose future is bright," Verma said, adding the steel company has embarked upon an expansion project worth...
  • Army Public School bus collides with truck, 8 children injured 16-01-2014 11:29 AM

    Eight children were injured, two of them critically so, when their school bus collided with a truck in Noida on Thursday morning in the fog. The accident involving the bus belonging to Army Public School and the truck took place near Sector 31. The injured have been admitted to Kailash...
  • Kejriwal to hold first Janata Darbar outside Delhi Secretariat today 11-01-2014 07:43 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi ministers will now be available on the streets outside Delhi Secretariat to address grievances of the public as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold his first Janata Darbar on Saturday. It is perhaps the first time that such an exercise is being attempted in recent memory in...
  • HC seeks government reply on a PIL on Food Security Act implementation 09-01-2014 09:54 AM

    The Allahabad High Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to file its response to a Public Interest Litigation seeking implementation of the Food Security Act in the state. The order was passed on Tuesday by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta on the...
  • Narendra Modi baiter danseuse Mallika Sarabhai joins AAP 08-01-2014 06:33 PM

    Ahmedabad: In a significant development famous dancer Mallika Sarabhai has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Mallika Sarabhai has been a vocal critic of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. She has been in the forefront of attack on Modi. She had unsuccessfully contested against BJP leader...
  • Public grievance system will be launched in a week: Kejriwal 04-01-2014 11:47 PM

    Delhi Government on Saturday announced to launch a public grievance system in a week under which ministers will address the people's problems. Under the initiative, all ministers along with their officials will sit on the road in front of the secretariat once a week and listen to public issues, Delhi...
  • Karnataka MLAs plagiarise reports on global study tours 04-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Bangalore: The global study tours conducted by Karnataka MLAs has led to a fresh controversy. While the controversy over their foreign junkets year after year at the taxpayer's expense is still afresh, reports accessed by CNN-IBN has shown how brazenly they had been copying text from the internet to file...