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Civil services English paper has experts’ nod, court told


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has introduced a new aptitude test paper on English in the ... Read more...

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‘Full-time aviation watchdog chief by July-end’


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A day after appointing an interim chief of the aviation regulator, the government was Wednesday considering the appointment by July-end of an official who will ... Read more...

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Haryana, Punjab girls bag top two spots in civil services


May 5th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Two young women from Haryana and Punjab, the states with one of the worst sex ratios in the country, have secured the top two ranks in ... Read more...

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Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed (Second Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a ... Read more...

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Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a ... Read more...

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Special IPS recruitment: Court seeks government’s response


March 21st, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the response of the central government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the government decision to recruit an ... Read more...

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CEC for ban on criminals, black money in polls


March 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections top his reform agenda, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Friday."Barring criminals from ... Read more...

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It’s official: 1950 is army chief’s year of birth (Timeline)


February 10th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) After many twists and turns, the curtains camd down Friday on the festering row over Indian Army chief V.K. Singh's age, with the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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1950 or 1951? That’s the vital question for Gen. V.K. Singh


February 9th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
The Supreme Court will hear Friday the Indian Army chief, Gen. V.K. Singh's petition to correct his year of birth from 1950 to 1951. He says it's a matter of honour ... Read more...

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Recruitment, reform drive on in civil aviation regulator


October 31st, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) In its bid to provide more safety for air passengers, India's civil aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Monday said it has ... Read more...

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Rules for hiring teachers for disabled approved, court told


October 10th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) informed the Delhi High Court Monday that it has approved rules for recruitment of two special teachers for disabled ... Read more...

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When poll panel chief talked Beatles, bands


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It's seldom the chief election commissioner of India gets discussing literature and music, but at the book launch of civil servant Vivek Atray's "Move on ... Read more...

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School teachers for disabled: Court questions selection board


July 11th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) over an alleged ... Read more...

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Four Jamia students make it to UPSC


May 13th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Four students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have cleared the 2010 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, an official said Friday.Saurav Kumar Suman, Rai Mahimapat ... Read more...

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Six Kashmiris make it to civil services this year


May 12th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) An year after local boy Shah Faesal topped the coveted civil services examination, six candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have made it to the country's premier ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari calls for out-of-box thinking on quality of higher civil services


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today called for out-of-the-box thinking on quality and content issues pertaining to higher civil services.Delivering the second lecture of the Union ... Read more...

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Vice President to deliver UPSC Foundation Day lecture on Tuesday


May 1st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1(ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will be the main speaker at the UPSC Foundation Day lecture on governance, which will be held at Vigyan Bhawan here on May 3. ... Read more...

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Decision on Indian Army chief’s age soon: Antony


April 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With a controversy raging over Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh's age, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said the government will soon take a decision ... Read more...

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Gen VK Singh to be Army chief for one more year


April 15th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): The Chief of Army Staff, General VK Singh, has got a respite from the Union Law and Justice Ministry with regard to the controversy surrounding his date ... Read more...

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Supreme Court wants states to act on police reforms


December 6th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that it would see to it that its judgment on police reforms was implemented in its entirety and it was not left ... Read more...

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Civil servants have to play vital role in empowering poor: Meira Kumar


November 20th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday asserting that the civil servants have to play a decisive role as catalysts for social transformation, urged them to ... Read more...

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Court sets aside Tamil Nadu top cop’s appointment


October 8th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) Madras High Court Friday held that the appointment of Tamil Nadu's Director General of Police (DGP) Letika Saran is not as per the Supreme Court guidelines.It, however, allowed ... Read more...

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Simplify Hindi news to reach masses: Ambika Soni


September 15th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Hindi media should use simpler words to reach out to the non-Hindi speaking population, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Tuesday. "Some papers use very ... Read more...

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Court questions UPSC on shortage of prosecutors


July 7th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) asking why it was not appointing public prosecutors in the capital. Of the ... Read more...

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Centre withholds Rathore’s pension permanently


June 30th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday decided to withhold former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore's pension in full on a permanent basis.Rathore is ... Read more...

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Indian Legal Service to be revamped to attract fresh talent


June 11th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Indian Legal Service (ILS) will be revamped to attract fresh and talented law graduates - and not just experienced officers - to various government services, officials ... Read more...

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UPSC announces written exam result for Defence Services Exam


June 9th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): The Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) has announced the results of the written part of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2010 held in February 2010.Over 10,239 ... Read more...

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Forced retirement may be dropped as penalty for officials


June 9th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Compulsory retirement may no longer be imposed as a penalty on erring bureaucrats and corrupt officials, if a proposal by the government comes through.The ... Read more...

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Badal wants women officers in paramilitary forces


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw an official notification barring the recruitment of women officers in paramilitary forces. Badal wrote ... Read more...

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No women as officers of border forces, says government


June 1st, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Women cannot be appointed as officers in the three border guarding forces -- Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), ... Read more...

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Priyabhanshu’s father was against their marriage: Nirupama’s father


May 10th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 10 (IANS) Families of Delhi-based journalist Nirupama Pathak, who was found killed in her Jharkhand home April 29, and her boyfriend, Priyabhanshu Ranjan, continued to level charges against each other ... Read more...

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Meritorious quota candidate can opt for reserved seat: Apex court


May 7th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday ruled that if a candidate belonging to the reserved category succeeds on merit in the general category in the Union Public Service Commission ... Read more...

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SC upholds selected UPSC candidates right to quota benefits


May 7th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): A five judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the constitutional validity of a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) rule allowing merit list candidates ... Read more...

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Kashmir doctor tops civil services exam (Second Lead)


May 6th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Shah Faesal, a doctor from Kupwara, has topped the civil services examination 2009, becoming the first person from Jammu and Kashmir to achieve the distinction. Faesal cracked ... Read more...

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Kashmir boy tops civil services exam (Lead)


May 6th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Shah Faesal, a doctor from Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, has topped the civil services examination 2009, it was announced Thursday. He is the first Kashmiri to ... Read more...

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