New Delhi, June 20(ANI): Union Public Service Commission aspirants staged a protest on Friday outside the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding a four-year age relaxation in the examinations of these services. The protesters also demanded the removal of CSATs.
Recently, the UPSC has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination and has given two more attempts for the aspirants. It has also given a relative age relaxations from this year onwards.
There is, however, no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.Jun 20, 2014
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Talking about the increasing inflation rate, Market Expert Akash Jindal said that the ongoing Iraq crisis and the El Nino effect has further the inflation rate to this high. He also said that government should work to curb the same and free the people from the impact of the same. Jindal said that the prices of crude oil will increase due to situations in Iraq following which other food items and articles will also get costlier. He also said that government should try and stop hoarding and black marketing and therefore try to minimize the impact of these problems soon.Jun 20, 2014
Althouth the state govt. has made tremendous efforts to upgrade the education standard in kashmir valley but still lot more needs to be done in the rural areas. One such example is of govt. middle school saderkot payeen in north kashmirs bandipora district.The school has no fencing and the students face a tough time without a well maintained play ground.
24x7 Ambulance service is now available for common people in hilly district Doda. District hospital, Doda has 28 new ambulances which are at your service by just (102) dialed away. The health department is giving this service to people of Doda after observetion that district is accident prone and referral cases are very high here.
Lack of facilities at the waterfall tourist spot in Ganderbal district annoys the visiting tourists as they demand more facilities so that this new tourist spot is developed in a good way and attract more and more tourists. A beautiful waterfall point is situated in Ganderbal district and nowadays has become a major attraction for tourist who visits this place on way to Sonamarg. But due to lack of sitting facilities, parking and other things tourists are annoyed.Jun 20, 2014
Ahmedabad/ Dharamsala/ Jammu/ Jamshedpur, June 20 (ANI): An elderly person, who returned from strife-torn Iraq lauded their military as well as local administration for the help and their general attitude towards Indians. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the ISIL and the national army. About 100 Indian workers are trapped in areas overrun by ISIL. Syed Munir, who returned from Iraq, said by and large Indians were being treated well there. Forty Indian construction workers have been kidnapped in Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week.Jun 20, 2014
New Delhi/ Tamil Nadu, June 20 (ANI): Executive director Greenpeace-India, Samit Aich denied media reports that the central government had served notice to it on its foreign funding. India has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace's accounts. The government has asked the RBI to obtain its permission before releasing funding from Netherlands-based Greenpeace International and the US-based Climate Works Foundation, both contributors to Greenpeace India. Greenpeace India receives about 60 percent of its funding from donors in India and about 38 percent from Greenpeace International.Jun 20, 2014
Chennai, June 20 (ANI): An Indian Muslim outfit met and submitted a memorandum to Sri Lankan deputy high commissioner in Chennai, demanding cessation of attacks on Muslims in the island nation. Last week, at least three people were killed and around 150 were injured during the riots between Buddhists and Muslims in one of the worst communal violence in Sri Lanka. The riots followed a protest march by the hard-line Buddhist group, Bodu Bala Sena, which is partially led by monks. Mohideen also urged the deputy high commissioner to allow a delegation to visit the affected areas.Jun 20, 2014
Pulwama, June 20 (ANI): Acting on a tip off intelligence, Indian security forces gunned down three militants in a village of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, after launching combing in the area where the insurgents were hiding. As soon as they received the information of the hide out, a joint operation was brought into force, involving the Indian Army, police force and the paramilitary to track down the militants in Buchroo in Tral area in Pulwama. The militants opened fire on the security forces when they tried to cordon off the area and a fierce gunbattle took place between both sides in which three militants were killed.Jun 20, 2014
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (ANI): Torrential rain didn't kill the party mood in Rio de Janeiro's FIFA Fan Fest on the city's Copacabana beach as Uruguay fans celebrated their team's victory over England. Uruguay's Luis Suarez struck twice including a dramatic late winner to earn Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England in the pulsating World Cup Group D match in Sao Paulo. The result left England, bottom of the group and with little hope of reaching the last 16. Some England fans continued to enjoy the party atmosphere on the beach, but many were left looking subdued and disappointed as the rain poured down.Jun 20, 2014
Brazil, June 20 (ANI): In yet another disappointing FIFA clash between Japan and Greece, the match ended with 0-0 draw. Reduced to 10 men after captain Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a 0-0 draw with Japan that keeps both alive in Group C and sends rival Colombia to the next round of the World Cup. Japan had a numerous chances to gain that goal but it didn't work out for them. On the other hand, Greece could be given credit, who fought like hell with only 10 men for the majority of the game. Though they too had a couple chances wasted.Jun 20, 2014
Srinagar, June 20 (ANI): The top officials of Shrine board in Kashmir said that final call to begin annual Hindu Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage will be taken after a second review of the track to ensure safety of devotees as the area near the holy cave is still snow laden. RK Gupta, CEO of the Shrine board addressed mediapersons in Srinagar and said that he would review both the tracks to be undertaken by the devotees on June 23, raising apprehensions on the annual pilgrimage. The cave containing the holy Shiv shrine is located at a snow-capped mountainous peak of the Himalayas.Jun 20, 2014
Camel milk is now growing in popularity in Pakistan's big cities. A traditional drink in the desert, the lighter milk is even recommended by some doctors for a whole host of ailments. Duration: 02:02Jun 20, 2014
One of the most important battles at the 2014 World Cup is taking place off the pitch as sportswear giants Nike and Adidas compete for global supremacy in the football world. Duration: 02:13Jun 20, 2014
Srinagar, June 20 (ANI): Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a business summit to boost employment and guide and encourage budding entrepreneurs in the valley. The four-day-long 'Rabita Business Summit 2014' was organised with the initiative of young entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar, with the aim of giving direction to young minds. Speeches by industrialists were held apart from the interactive sessions, which allowed open conversations between the professionals and students. The business leaders mentored the participants on available opportunities and how to utilise them.Jun 20, 2014
Tamil Nadu, June 20 (ANI): A snake rescue team caught two endangered snakes found in Karumathampatti village on the outskirts of Coimbatore and released them into the natural habitat of serpents. A snake rescue team deployed by VANAM (Vaigal Association of Nature and Mountain Ranges) found the snakes on the outskirts of the Karumathampatti village, about 28 KM (about 18 miles) from the hub of Coimbatore. Contrary to their reputation as a venomous vermin, the red sand boa feeds on insects and other small animals. Often found only in paddy fields and agricultural land, the boa was once an integral part of the agricultural eco-system keeping crop damaging pests at bay.Jun 20, 2014