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  • Over 50 per cent panchayats don't have banking service in the state 3 days ago

    At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail's pace with over 50 per cent panchayats still to be covered by its service. Out of 8463 panchayats in Bihar, over...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award 3 days ago

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vice-president of city-based NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the high-powered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • Microsoft cloud service Azure restored after partial outage 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Microsoft said it resolved an outage on its Azure cloud computing service, which occurred across multiple regions. Partial disruptions began as of 1.40 p.m. ET on Aug. 18, the company said on the Azure website. Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based platform for creating, deploying and maintaining online applications and services...
  • Candidates for Civil Services prelims cannot attend foundation course: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS and IPS among others and are also appearing for this year's civil services preliminary examination cannot attend Foundation Course, the government has said. A candidate has to attend a Foundation Course after his or her selection in the civil services. Candidates who have...
  • Aircel launches 4G services in Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Aircel today launched 4G services in Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir, becoming the only private telecom operator to offer all the three existing technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G in these markets. "We are delighted to now bring highest speed 4G LTE (long term evaluation)...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi on proposed amendment to GST law, says it will weaken states' finances 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed amendment to the Goods and Services Tax legislation saying that the amendment was unfair to the states and would weaken state finances further. The Chief Minister has demanded the exclusion of...
  • English marks will not be included for gradation, UPSC tells aspirants 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation, the government said on Saturday. "The union government has decided that for the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2014 to be held on August 24, this section on...
  • Delhi government celebrates Independence Day with week-long activities August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has planned a series of week-long activities including a special tree plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate country's 68th Independence day, Lt Governor Jung said in a special appeal to citizens of Delhi. As part of the celebrations, a number of events such as Prabhat...
  • Jet to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways, which reported Rs 217 crore net loss in the June quarter, on Monday said that it will be exiting low-cost services and will merge its two no-frills brands with parent full service carrier. "By the end of this year, there will be no JetLite and Jet Konnect brands...
  • UPSC Round Table: Does the CSAT need a review? August 9, 2014

    As the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants continue their protests against the the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), we discuss if the exam needs to be reviewed and whether it is well equipped to select the best bureaucrats for the country. ...
  • Centre amends All India Services rules to promote impartiality, transparency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to revamp bureaucracy and promote efficiency and transparency, the Narendra Modi government on Friday amended the All India Services rules on the conduct of bureaucrats. The amendments stated that every member of the services will maintain high ethical standards, integrity and honesty. The Government of India has...
  • Toddler squeezes through White House fence, causes brief commotion August 8, 2014

    Washington: A toddler squeezed through the White House fence, resulting in lock down of the residence of US President Barack Obama and a brief commotion among the Secret Service agents. The incident occurred on Thursday at around 8 pm (local time) when the toddler got away from his parents, squeezed...
  • FDI, UPSC CSAT rock Parliament, TMC, BSP demand discussion August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament was on Thursday rocked by the UPSC CSAT and FDI issues with the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Trinamool Congress demanding discussion on both the issues. While the UPSC CSAT issue still remains without a solution, the TMC raised objections to the government increase FDI in defence...
  • Government calls all-party meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an all-party meet on the UPS CSAT issue as there has been stiff opposition to the Centre's stand on it. Members of the Left, SP and BSP staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday opposing the government's stand on UPSC. Sources say...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • Discussion on UPSC CSAT likely in Parliament today August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may allow discussion on the UPSC CSAT issue in Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition has been demanding clarity on the government's stand after it announced that the English Aptitude test marks will not count. This decision was met with severe opposition. Parties from the Hindi heartland...
  • The UPSC CSAT controversy: Have we diagnosed the symptoms rightly? August 5, 2014

    The controversies surrounding the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) are refusing to die down as multi-track factors that have been simmering for long, have come to the fore. The format of the examination is now being challenged, the alleged advantage to those who have had the benefit of pursuing a...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Uproar continues in Parliament, Opposition demands clarity on Centre's stand August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's challenge to bring an end to the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service (UPSC) row is far from over. Opposition parties including the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPM, AIADMK, DMK have demanded clarity on Centre's stand over the issue. A notice has been given for...
  • Modi meets Rajnath Singh and Jitendra Singh to tackle UPSC CSAT row August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on UPSC CSAT row after coming back from his two-day visit to Nepal. The Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in...
  • English language skills marks should not be included in merit, says Government August 4, 2014

    The Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre following the massive protests by Civil Services aspirants and Parliamentarians who have accused the UPSC of bias against those from rural, Hindi and regional...
  • Protesting aspirants reject Centre's plan, want UPSC CSAT scrapped August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Centre on Monday came up with the proposal that marks of English language skills in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test should not be included in merit in a bid to defuse the protest, a section of the agitating aspirants rejected the...
  • CSAT row: Centre says english marks not to be added in merit, aspirants still unhappy August 4, 2014

    The Union government’s decision of excluding English language skills marks in Civil Services exams has not gone down very well with the aspirants in Uttar Pradesh. They said they want the controversial Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) to be scrapped completely or translation simplified failing which the protests would continue. “Government...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre says English language skills marks should not be included in merit August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major development to end the row over the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, the Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre...
  • PM Modi calls meet on UPSC language row today August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With no solution in sight to the row over the Civil Services Preliminary exam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a meeting once he returns from Nepal, to resolve the matter. Home Minster Rajnath Singh and MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh will be present at the meeting. The...
  • Teachers' exam scam: RPSC clerk's house raided, carbon copies of answer-sheets seized August 4, 2014

    Sleuths of Rajasthan Police's Special Operation Group on Sunday raided the house of a senior clerk of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and seized carbon copies of several 'optical mark reader' (OMR) answer sheets of Senior Teacher Grade-II Competition Exam-2014. Prakash Parcha attached with the legal cell of RPSC has...
  • Google plans to separate its photos service from Google+: Report August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is mulling over separating its photos service from its underperforming social network Google+, says a Bloomberg report citing people with knowledge of the matter. This move would make the photos service an independent product which will then be accessible to even users who don't have a Google+...
  • Arvind Verma panel says UPSC CSAT scientific, shouldn't be tinkered with: Sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major jolt to protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee has recommended status quo vis a vis Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Preliminary Examination, sources said on Friday. According to the committee the Civil Service Aptitude Test is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with,...
  • Final decision on UPSC CSAT row by next week: Government sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will need three-four days to study the Arvind Verma report on Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination and reach a conclusion soon. Government sources say that the final decision on the controversy surrounding UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be taken by next...
  • Why protests against UPSC CSAT have failed to gather steam August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though several Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against regional and rural background students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the preliminary examination, the agitation after a few days of high has failed to make a...
  • UPSC protests hit Parliament, MPs object to aspirants being lathicharged July 31, 2014

    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...