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  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' 12 hours 45 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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...
  • Saharanpur violence appears pre-planned: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 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 6 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 6 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...
  • No trade facilitation pact without resolving food security issue: India to WTO 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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,...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of ex-gratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • 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...
  • Budget modestly credit positive for India: Moody's July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Rating agency Moody's on Monday said the budget 2014-15 has outlined steps to support faster economic growth, but absence of detailed implementation plan makes it modestly credit positive for India. "Unless the budget is followed by a more specific implementation plan, as well as additional measures to address macroeconomic...
  • TWTW: 'Experts' discuss Arun Jaitley's maiden Union Budget July 13, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden budget for the Narendra Modi government on July 10. Brushing aside criticism of not having done enough reforms in the Budget, Jaitley said this was the beginning of the journey and he did all he could do under the given circumstances. ...
  • TWTW: The Union Budget in the eyes of the common man July 13, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden budget for the Narendra Modi government on July 10. He gave a cautious testament of fiscal prudence combined with steps for encouraging increased investments, for boosting industrial infrastructure through roads, airports, ports and smart cities, and for providing cost breaks to specific industries....
  • European Union names latest Ukraine sanctions targets July 12, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union said on Saturday that it has extended sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels in the east have declared independence and have been fighting government troops, leaving more than 400 dead. Tens of thousands have fled their homes. Targets...
  • Alphonso mango ban: EU team visiting India in September July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid a temporary import ban on mangoes, a team of experts from European Union will visit India in September to check the measures put in place by the country with regard to fruits and vegetables. "In the light of concerted efforts on India's part, Food and Veterinary office of...
  • US investors welcome Modi government's maiden Budget July 11, 2014

    Washington: The maiden Budget of the Modi government has been hailed by American experts and corporate sector here as a step in the right direction to generate employment and foster growth. They said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has opened the door to a much wider level of US involvement in...
  • Manjhi calls budget 'routine', says nothing special for backward states July 11, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the NDA government's first budget disappointed Bihar as it neglected the needs of the state. They said the budget was routine and there was nothing new or special for a backward state like Bihar. "The budget has...