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  • Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw 7 hours 6 minutes ago

    Moscow: Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first by...
  • Jaswant Singh remains in coma August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Former union minister and ex-BJP leader Jaswant Singh remained in coma for the 10th day on Sunday, doctors said. A statement from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was still in coma and on ventilatory support. His heart rhythm was normal. The statement added that medication being...
  • 'No suspected Ebola case in Rajasthan' August 13, 2014

    There has been no suspected case of Ebola virus in Rajasthan, a senior government health official said. No person was found having symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) nor anyone reported to any hospital in Ajmer, state Medical and Health Director Dr BK Meena told PTI on telephone. He said it was...
  • Farmers stage protest over non-payment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting non-payment of cane price arrears, Bhartiya Kisan Union members today locked the main gates of all industrial units of Modi Group, including Modi Sugar Mill, in Modi Nagar. Led by Rakesh Tikait, the national general secretary of BKU, thousands of farmers from nearby villages shut the entry gates of the...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tour operators fight before Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in Varanasi August 2, 2014

    A brawl broke out at a hotel in Varanasi on Saturday between tour operators from New Delhi and a local group in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik. The incident took place at Hotel Rivatas in the temple town over some concessions and other issues being demanded by...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Non-governmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia July 30, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama escalated US economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in US-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against...
  • European Union imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia July 30, 2014

    Brussels: After months of hesitation, the EU agreed on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by pro-Russian rebels. But at the same time the European Union told Moscow that should it reconsider its...
  • EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens July 29, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union agreed for the first time on Tuesday to impose broad sanctions against Russian oil companies, banks and defence firms, by far the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The measures mark the start of a new phase in the biggest confrontation...
  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources July 28, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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...
  • Saharanpur violence appears pre-planned: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra July 27, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said it appeared Saharanpur clashes were pre-planned and asked political parties not to politicise the issue. "The manner in which members of a particular community attacked those, who were protesting against forced grabbing of land, is indicative of a serious conspiracy," he said. "The Saharanpur incident...
  • UPSC examination row: NSUI to hold hunger strike today at Jantar Mantar July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The United Public Service Commission row is likely to gain more momentum with Congress's student wing, National Students Union of India scheduled to hold hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Sunday. As many as 20 protesting students were arrested on Saturday for blocking roads in...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death July 26, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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...
  • No trade facilitation pact without resolving food security issue: India to WTO July 25, 2014

    Geneva: In a strong message to the WTO, India on Friday said it will not ratify the trade facilitation pact until a permanent solution is found on food security and other issues of poor nations impacting livelihood of millions. "To jeopardise the food security of millions at the altar of...
  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine July 25, 2014

    London: GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union but will be evaluated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in...
  • India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears July 25, 2014

    Geneva: India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically. At a meeting in Geneva, diplomats from the 160 WTO member countries were supposed to rubber stamp a deal on "trade...
  • Lok Sabha approves Budget 2014 July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the budget for 2014-15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government last week presented its maiden Budget that sought to revive a flagging economy and mend public finances. During the debate on General Budget in the House on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his...
  • 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,...