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  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Modi seeking CSAT review 13 hours 31 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The Chief Minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources 13 hours 58 minutes 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 15 hours 31 minutes 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 17 hours 13 minutes 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 20 hours 46 minutes 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...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 Yesterday

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • What the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test controversy is all about Yesterday

    New Delhi: The controversy over Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Preliminary Examination, which is the first step towards joining the top echelons of bureaucracy, has taken an ugly turn with the issue being diverted to the linguistic fight. The structure of the CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is the...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death 2 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 2 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. ...
  • Colin Firth to play a gentleman spy in the upcoming film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' 2 days ago

    San Diego: Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a blood-hating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.' The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at Comic-Con to present an early look...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants reject government's attempt to buy time 2 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...
  • UPSC CSAT row escalates, aspirants detained, MPs raise issue in Parliament 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Several Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants protesting against the alleged language bias in the CSAT paper were detained by Delhi Police on Friday when they were marching towards Parliament. The aspirants were detained from near Rail Bhawan in central Delhi and taken to the Parliament...
  • Government asks UPSC aspirants to withdraw agitation over language bias 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the issuing of admit cards for the preliminary examinations should...
  • Delhi: UPSC protests turn ugly, aspirants to march to Parliament today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The vehement protests by Union Public Service Commission aspirants demanding the scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is likely to reach Parliament on Friday. After an evening of high drama in the national capital where over 20 students were arrested during their protests, the demonstrators said that they...
  • IT giant TCS crosses Rs 5 lakh crore market cap; first by an Indian company 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country's largest software services exporter, on Wednesday attained a market valuation of over Rs 5 lakh crore, becoming the first company in Indian markets to achieve this milestone. At the end of of Wednesday's trade, the market capitalisation (m-cap) of TCS soared to Rs 5,06,703.34...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case 6 days ago

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Decision on pattern of UPSC Civil Services exams in 2-3 days: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A decision on whether to change the pattern of the civil services examination will be taken by the government within two-three days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The government will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days. Whatever decisions we take, we will take Prime Minister...
  • Bill Clinton offers support to UP government in health services July 17, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton on Thursday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discussed various ongoing health schemes in the state. Clinton offered support to the Akhilesh government in health services through the Clinton Health Access Initiative, an official release said. UP Health Minister Ahmed Hassan and other ministers and officials were present on the...
  • Tata Consulting Services net up 27 percent in Q1 July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian IT bellwether Tata Consulting Services (TCS) posted a net profit of Rs.5,058 crore for the first quarter (April-June) of fiscal 2014-15, registering 27 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth. In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Thursday, the global software major said its consolidated income for the quarter...
  • Is there a bias against Hindi speakers in civil services exams? July 16, 2014

    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 told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. ...
  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 following protests by several aspirants from the Hindi medium , the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha that no...
  • Is there an English bias in the civil services exam? July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. CNN-IBN asks UPSC aspirants from across the country for their views over the...
  • 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,...
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test: Government intervenes after a week of protests July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. ...
  • 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...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18-coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • 3G services to cover 90 per cent of A-grade circles by 2015: Ericsson July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have increased spending on expanding 3G services and 90 per cent of five service areas, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, will be covered by the end of next year, equipment maker Ericsson says. "Telecom operators are now spending on increasing their 3G network coverage. We expect that...
  • RBI Governor launches Indian Bank's mobile branches July 12, 2014

    Chennai: As part of the urban financial inclusion initiative by public sector Indian Bank, two mobile branches with ATM facility was launched by RBI Governor Raghuram G Rajan. Rajan recently launched two mobile branches with ATM facility to provide banking services in areas of Royapuram, Tiruvotriyur, Tondiarpet in North Chennai...
  • Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV July 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specialising in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices. Yahoo did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire RayV, which will become part of the California company's research and development team in Tel Aviv. "The (RayV) team lives...
  • Rajasthan paper leak: Police conduct raids, main accused refutes charges July 12, 2014

    Jaipur: The prime accused in the Rajasthan Administrative Services Pre-exam paper leak case, merit holder Amrutlal, has refuted police claims that he had leaked the papers in 2013. He has said that he had merely bought the papers from a third party. Amrutlal was arrested along with six others for...