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  • UPSC protests hit Parliament, MPs object to aspirants being lathicharged 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Protests over the Civil Services Aptitude Test rocked Parliament on Thursday. In the Lok Sabha, Samajwadi Party, Congress and BJD MPs objected to UPSC aspirants being lathicharged in Delhi on Wednesday night. Some BJP MPs also objected to the incident. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had to intervene...
  • West Bengal: No Eid holiday for health workers 2 days ago

    Kolkata: With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday. She added that awareness drives have been stepped up. Health workers in the state's Jalpaiguri district used the occasion of Eid Tuesday to...
  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: There may be some relief in sight for the UPSC aspirants protesting against the language bias in the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is of the view that the UPSC preliminary examination dates should be postponed if the pattern is changed. Sources say...
  • UPSC aspirants burn admit cards, detained; Centre mulls solutions 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission language bias protests intensified on Monday over the Civil Services Aptitude Test as aspirants burned their admit cards outside the UPSC Bhavan in the capital. The protestors have been detained after they burned their admit cards. The protests continue even as MoS Personnel...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi, seek his support 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As protests continue in the capital over the Civil Services exam, a delegation of the UPSC aspirants met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against non-English speakers. "We met...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants' exam preparation marred by protests 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As protests against the Civil Services Aptitude Test refuse to die down, several aspirants are unsure about the fate of the exam. It's been days since admit cards were issued for the UPSC preliminary exam. The students who should've been preparing are instead on the streets, protesting against...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • Watch: UPSC aspirants intensify protests against language bias 5 days ago

    UPSC aspirants have rejected the government's attempt to buy time and have demanded scrapping of the current format of Civil Services Aptitude Test. UPSC aspirants protested outside the RSS office on Saturday as well as in Mukherjee Nagar in the capital. NSUI students also protested at Jantar Mantar. ...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants reject government's attempt to buy time 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission aspirants have rejected the government's attempt to buy time. They are demanding scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test. The government was forced to make a statement in Parliament on Friday, saying that the issue will be resolved in...
  • Congress leaders named to head Parliament committees July 22, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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...