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Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

22 Apr 2020

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

24 Feb 2020

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

A right-wing activist has announced a bounty of Rs. 10 lakh on a Bengaluru student booked for raising pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengaluru recently.

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

09 Oct 2019

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

Diwali has come early for lakhs of central government employees as the Centre on Wednesday announced that their Dearness Allowance will be increased by 5%.

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

03 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is the most sought-after examination for teaching aspirants in the country.

GATE or IES/ESE - Which one should you choose?

06 Sep 2019

GATE or IES/ESE - Which one should you choose?

In India, engineering remains the most preferred professional course among youngsters given the vast prospects it offers.

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

22 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is the most sought-after examination for teaching aspirants in the country.

#CareerBytes: GATE or IES/ESE - Which one should you choose?

26 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: GATE or IES/ESE - Which one should you choose?

In India, engineering remains the most preferred professional course among youngsters given the vast prospects it offers.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.

How a Class-XII dropout became IAS officer after 19 years

09 Jun 2019

How a Class-XII dropout became IAS officer after 19 years

Every year, lakhs of students appear for the Union Public Service Commission civil services examination, having prepared extensively to become IAS officers. However, only a few hundred get to achieve their dreams.

ISRO invites applications for Technical Assistant at Delhi headquarters

07 Jun 2019

ISRO invites applications for Technical Assistant at Delhi headquarters

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has invited online applications for the post of Technical Assistant (Electrical) in New Delhi.

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

28 May 2019

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

Becoming a civil servant is one of the most sought-after, respected and challenging career choices in India.

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

22 Mar 2019

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

The Center has banned Jammu & Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik-led outfit, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), under the anti-terror law.

Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

08 Dec 2018

Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today asked the youths of Indian diaspora to be part of the country's growth story and become ambassadors to spread the message of development.

Millenials in China securing loans in exchange of nudes

03 Dec 2018

Millenials in China securing loans in exchange of nudes

With rapid growth of technology, one would think securing loans must be easy now.

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

03 Dec 2018

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

27 Nov 2018

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

25 Nov 2018

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

As devotees poured in Ayodhya today to attend the VHP's 'Dharam Sabha', Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted a memorandum to UP Governor Ram Naik urging him to maintain law and order in the state.

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

25 Nov 2018

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away today at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest, doctors said. He was 85.

J&K Governor wants 5 new medical colleges functional by 2019

16 Nov 2018

J&K Governor wants 5 new medical colleges functional by 2019

Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, has called for expeditious completion of all necessary infrastructural and other facilities to ensure that the five new medical colleges in the state start functioning from the next academic session.

Real Diwali when misrule of NDA government ends: Chandrababu Naidu

06 Nov 2018

Real Diwali when misrule of NDA government ends: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said it would be a real Diwali for the country when the 'misrule' of the NDA government ends at the Center.

Bachendri Pal-led 'Mission Gange' removed over 50 tons of garbage

01 Nov 2018

Bachendri Pal-led 'Mission Gange' removed over 50 tons of garbage

Over 55 tons of garbage and waste were removed from the Ganga by a 40-member team during its month-long expedition in the river, said its leader Bachendri Pal, India's first woman who reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1984.

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

23 Oct 2018

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

Becoming a civil servant is one of the most sought-after, respected and challenging career choices in India.

#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation

14 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

06 Oct 2018

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

The Supreme Court yesterday sought the Center's response on a plea alleging that "faulty" and "deadly" hip implants, made by US-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J), have been fitted into the bodies of 14,525 Indian patients, termed as "medical negligence" by an expert committee.

After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

05 Oct 2018

After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

After reducing the petrol prices, the Maharashtra Government will cut the diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter, CM Devendra Fadnavis said today.

Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices

04 Oct 2018

Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices

The Maharashtra government today announced a reduction in prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per liter, which will give consumers in the state a relief to the tune of Rs. 5 a liter.

UPSC: Top apps and websites to crack the IAS exam

03 Oct 2018

UPSC: Top apps and websites to crack the IAS exam

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

Chidambaram blames NDA govt for rise in fuel prices

04 Sep 2018

Chidambaram blames NDA govt for rise in fuel prices

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today blamed the NDA government for the rise in petrol and diesel prices, saying it was happening due to excessive taxes.

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA; to benefit 1.1cr employees

29 Aug 2018

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA; to benefit 1.1cr employees

The Cabinet today approved additional 2% hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR), a move that will benefit about 1.1cr central government employees and pensioners, an official release said.

Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

19 Aug 2018

Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

Over 6,000 aspiring candidates have put in their applications in response to a recent job vacancy announcement for the posts of 10 joint secretaries in the Central government.

#FinancialBytes: How to save Income Tax under Section 80C

02 Aug 2018

#FinancialBytes: How to save Income Tax under Section 80C

Every individual, who earns more than a certain amount, is required to pay taxes in accordance to the Income Tax Act. If you don't plan well, this may seem like a hefty payment.

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

09 Jul 2018

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.

Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss

02 Jul 2018

Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss

Mumbai Police got a new chief this weekend as senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal took charge of the force on Saturday.

Do unnecessary fee-hikes trouble you? Centre planning law to tighten-noose

09 Jun 2018

Do unnecessary fee-hikes trouble you? Centre planning law to tighten-noose

On the lines of a law introduced by Uttar Pradesh government this year, the Central Government is pondering to introduce a regulation to curb fee hikes in private schools.

Know all about the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

06 Jun 2018

Know all about the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 is one of the biggest economic reforms adopted by India. It is a rare example of a much-needed law which has witnessed speedy roll-out and implementation.

Mumbai University staring at loss of Rs. 340cr in aid

30 May 2018

Mumbai University staring at loss of Rs. 340cr in aid

Mumbai University (MU) is staring at a loss of a massive RS. 340cr in aid.

Delhi to soon bid goodbye to the iconic Janpath Hotel

23 May 2018

Delhi to soon bid goodbye to the iconic Janpath Hotel

Delhi's iconic Janpath Hotel will soon go under the hammer, literally.

Calling him 'naamdaar', PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi's 15-minute-speech challenge

01 May 2018

Calling him 'naamdaar', PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi's 15-minute-speech challenge

Addressing a mega-rally in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, took several digs at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, and dared him to speak for 15 minutes without a paper.

To-Kannada or not-to-Kannada? Karnataka CBSE, ICSE schools confused

17 Apr 2018

To-Kannada or not-to-Kannada? Karnataka CBSE, ICSE schools confused

The confusion over whether Kannada should be made mandatory for all Karnataka schools is making the CBSE and ICSE school authorities anxious, as the admission season starts this month.

Contain mosquito-borne diseases or face imprisonment: Delhi-HC tells government officials

12 Apr 2018

Contain mosquito-borne diseases or face imprisonment: Delhi-HC tells government officials

"No human or animal should be co-existing with garbage," said Delhi High Court yesterday reprimanding the Delhi government and civic agencies for their lackadaisical attitude in containing mosquito-borne diseases.