Selections

  • Cabinet Approves Draft of UP Sub Service June 25, 2014

    The state cabinet on Wednesday approved draft of UP Subordinate Service Selection Commission Bill 2014 and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Area Rulebook. As per the draft of the Bill, the Commission would have one chairman and maximum eight members having tenure of five years or till 65 years of age,...
  • Choose your Modi cabinet: You pick who should hold what ministry May 19, 2014

    While intense deliberation is on to decide who will hold what portfolio in Narendra Modi's cabinet, you can choose your own version of the cabinet in this poll (Note that a Prime Minister can keep any portfolio with him and run it through a Minister of State). ...
  • Sandeep Patil returns to head Mumbai selection panel April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: After quitting the selection panel last year as he was unable to devote time to watch local cricket due to his tight schedule as chief national selector, former India batsman Sandeep Patil has accepted the offer to head Mumbai's senior panel and has been named as the chairman of...
  • SSC to hold exam again after reports of unfair means January 29, 2014

    Staff Selection Commission is set to conduct Combined Graduate Level Examination-2013 at some test centres again, following reports of use of unfair means at those exam venues. SSC had conducted CGLE-2013 in two phases -- Tier I on April 21 and May 19, last year and Tier II on September 29,...
  • Hooda confidant Nand Lal Poonia resigns after court rap January 2, 2014

    Haryana School Teachers Selection Board (HSTSB) chairman Nand Lal Poonia, a confidant of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, resigned from his post on Thursday after a recent rap from the state high court. Poonia, a retired brigadier, was appointed chairman of Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) by Hooda in 2005 and...
  • Kejriwal Cabinet in action, Sisodia orders scrapping of exam December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after taking over as Delhi's Education Minister, Manish Sisodia on Sunday ordered cancellation of examination for appointment of primary teachers in municipal schools after he found that the question paper was leaked. The examination was held for around one lakh posts of teachers on Sunday, in which...
  • Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality: UN November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Some Indian laws promote a preference for sons over daughters, the United Nations said on Thursday in a report that highlights the country's struggle to reverse a long-term decline in the number of girls. Bans on child marriage, pre-natal sex selection tests and dowries are poorly enforced, while laws...
  • Delhi: Battle within AAP as candidate challenges selection process October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is hoping to be the game-changer in the Delhi Assembly elections and are making fight against corruption their main plank. Keeping that in mind, AAP has been trying to pick its candidates carefully. Even before the electoral battle there is a battle within the...
  • Pre-conception sex selection on rise, affecting child sex ratio: Lawyer September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Sex selection of the baby at the pre-conception stage is on the rise, and now a Rs.15 crore business, a lawyer said in New Delhi on Saturday while addressing a symposium on the challenges in the implementation of the law on the issue. "The sex determination of foetus pre-conception in...
  • 'Sex-selection abortions cause of missing girls in India' September 12, 2013

    Washington: Promotion of sex-selection abortions as a population control strategy, crafted in the US and then exported worldwide, has resulted in millions of missing girls in India, China and elsewhere, a Congressional human rights panel has been told. "It was development professionals who first promoted sex-selective abortion as a potential solution...
  • Indian campaigner seeks US support against sex selection September 11, 2013

    Washington: An Indian campaigner wants the US government ban Internet companies like Google from advertising and legitimising new technologies of sex selection in India. "Sex selection tourism is worse than trafficking," Sabu M George, a member of India's Campaign Against Sex Selection, told a House panel on Tuesday accusing Google of...
  • Over 20,000 Indians want to settle on Mars September 10, 2013

    Washington: India is ranked second in the list of countries whose people are interested in settling on Mars permanently, with as many as 20,747 applying for the opportunity being provided by a non-profit foundation. Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet in 2023 and is in...
  • Will wholesale changes give Indian hockey the right end of the stick? July 25, 2013

    New selection panel. New chief coach. New national coach. New goalkeeping coach. New video analyst. Hockey India (HI) has been on an appointment drive over the last few weeks. The door was slammed on Michael Nobbs, while opened for quite a few, ranging from change in roles to fresh offer...
  • David Warner's wobbles continue as he fails in Ashes trial July 19, 2013

    London: Disgraced batsman David Warner's hopes of playing in the third Ashes Test looked slim on Friday after he failed in both innings of Australia A's tour match against a Zimbabwe Select XI in Harare. After managing just six in his side's first innings, Warner was out for 11 on Friday...
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home June 26, 2013

    When MS Dhoni and his boys - clad in white ICC jackets - held the Champions Trophy aloft, a certain five men did their own set of high-fives for taking decisions in the best interest of Indian cricket. The Indian selectors deserve a fair share of the applause Team India...
  • Land Bill should be sent back to Select Committee: CPI(M) April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) Politburo Member Brinda Karat reiterated the Left party's demand to send the Land Bill back to a Select Committee. Karat was speaking to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda. Here's the transcript of the interview: CNN IBN: The signal that came out of the all party meet that was held on the...
  • Fields to lead Australia in ICC Women's World Cup December 28, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia cricketer Jodie Fields will lead her side in the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup to be held in India from Jan 31 to Feb 17. Cricket Australia's [CA] Women's National Selection Panel [WNSP] on Friday announced the 15-player squad for the tournament will take place at four venues in...
  • Selectors meet on Sunday to pick squad for Pak series December 22, 2012

    Mumbai: National selectors will meet here on Sunday to pick the Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan amid speculation that struggling senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar has made himself available for ODI selection. The panel, headed by Sandeep Patil, will be meeting for the first time after the humiliating Test...
  • Spotlight on selectors after Eden flop-show December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: With India on the verge of conceding a 1-2 series lead to England in the ongoing four-Test rubber, the national selectors are likely to ring some changes in the squad for the fourth and last Test in Nagpur, starting December 13. The five selectors, under chairman Sandeep Patil, will meet...
  • Jaitley, Sushma seek stay on CBI chief's appointment November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Leaders of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing disapproval over the appointment of the new CBI director in the wake of the tabling of the Select Committee's report on Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha that recommends that a...
  • Government committed to bringing in Lokpal Bill: Narayanasamy November 23, 2012

    The Select Committee's report on Lokpal Bill was tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday. ...
  • RS Select Committee adopts draft note on Lokpal Bill November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Select Committee has adopted its draft report on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill on Monday. The Select Committee has suggested bringing Prime Minister under the purview of Lokpal. It also suggested that Lokayuktas be set up within a year. The report will be tabled within...
  • Mumbai A, Ranji team to be picked on Oct 26 October 27, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai A outfit, which will take on the visiting England team in a three-day tour game from November 3-5 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, is to be selected on October 26. "We are going to select Mumbai 'A' team for the tour game against England and...
  • We weren't paid to pick 'Barfi': Oscar jury head September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah, who headed the committee entrusted with selecting India's official entry to the Academy Awards, said she is tired of defending 'Barfi', the jury's choice this year, and angry that her credibility is being questioned. The film is now under scrutiny because of charges of...
  • BCCI announces new selection panel, Patil at the helm September 27, 2012

    The BCCI announced a new selection panel on Thursday with Sandeep Patil replacing Kris Srikkanth as chief selector. ...
  • We tried to pick a good selection commitee: BCCI September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Cricket Board president N Srinivasan said on Thursday there was increasing interest among former players to become national selectors after it has become a paid job while maintaining there was no intrigue in the lead-up to the nomination of the new panel here. "There is no intrigue, but a lot...
  • The lowdown on India's new selection panel September 27, 2012

    After much speculation and deliberation, the Indian board has unveiled their revamped five-man national selection committee. Here we take a look at the five most important men in the BCCI. Sandeep Patil(West Zone) Patil, 56, was a dashing middle-order batsman from Mumbai who played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India....
  • Meet BCCI's new chief selector Sandeep Patil September 27, 2012

    In his playing days, Sandeep Patil was known for his cavalier attitude and stylish strokeplay. He is, after all, the man who hit Bob Willis for 24 runs in an over, and frequently dumped cricket balls into the Arabian Sea when batting for Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. But on...
  • Sandeep Patil named BCCI selection panel head September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India batsman Sandeep Patil has been named head of the national selection committee panel, replacing the outgoing chief of selectors Kris Srikkanth and beating another former team-mate, Mohinder Amarnath, to the post. The decision to name Patil was taken by the BCCI at its AGM in Mumbai on...
  • BCCI to appoint new selection panel today September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: In what is expected to be a smooth and routine AGM here on Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to revamp its senior selection committee by making at least four changes in the five-man panel following the completion of their term. Four members...