AAP's Yogendra Yadav joins UPSC student's protest at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): Aspiring civil services candidates on Tuesday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar over the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) row, where they were joined by AAP Leader Yogendra Yadav. Yadav said that his party was in total support of the students who were protesting against discrimination. Earlier, in a bid to resolve the CSAT row, the government took a decision that the marks of English section will not be included for merit. This decision did not appease the protesting students completely as they want the CSAT to be scrapped entirely. Aug 5, 2014

IETE students protest outside Smriti Irani's residence over derecognition order

New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): Several engineering students from Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) staged protest outside HRD Minister Smriti Irani's residence at Lodhi road area demanding revocation of derecognition order of their institute. The IETE students broke barricades outside Irani's residence where cops were caught unaware of such development. The students shouted slogans against the Ministry of HRD and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The students claimed that over two lakhs students will be affected if the government didn't revoke the derecognition orders. The agitating students claimed that most of the students belong to lower strata of the society - tribal and minority communities. Aug 5, 2014

RBI keeps repo, CRR unchanged; cuts SLR by 50 bps

Mumbai, Aug 05 (ANI): India_s central bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), keeps its key policy repo rate unchanged as widely expected, but lowers banks_ minimum bond holding requirements, known as the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) by half a percentage point. The RBI has lowered the SLR, by half a percentage point to 22 percent to free up more money for lending, effective from August 09. RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said the move was aimed at giving more funds to private sector and for the public sector firms. The repo rate has been unchanged since January, when the RBI increased it by a quarter percentage point. Aug 5, 2014

Rani Mukerji promotes her movie 'Mardaani'

Mumbai, Aug 5 (ANI): Bollywood actress, Rani Mukerji, along with director Pradeep Sarkar and script writer Gopi Puthran promoted her upcoming drama film, 'Mardaani', in India's entertainment capital, Mumbai recently. 'Mardaani', which means manly, revolves around a senior police inspector, played by Rani, who unearths human trafficking racket. While promoting the movie, she said that the film was relevant in today's times and after watching it, every woman will feel empowered. Meanwhile, she also said that queen of Jhansi, who was one of the leading figures to drive out British East India Company, inspired her and was a symbol of women empowerment. The film is produced by Aditya Chopra and is slated for release on 22nd August 2014. Aug 5, 2014

Robert Pattinson feels his house is _psychotic_

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Robert Pattinson thinks that his house is a bit _psychotic_ and his home doesn_t represent his personality in any way. The _Twilight_ star revealed in a magazine that his house did not reflect his personality. There was no furniture and the house was weird and a bit cabin-fevery, a web portal reported. He is currently renting a property on Mulholland Drive in California. Aug 5, 2014

China earthquake death toll passes 400

Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor destroyed 80,000 houses in south west China and seriously damaged 124,000 more, rescuers are still searching for survivors while others mourn their dead. Aug 5, 2014

Strict action will be taken: Mulayam Singh Yadav on Meerut incident

Lucknow, Aug 5 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that strict action would be taken against all those behind the Meerut incident. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction, gang-rape and forced religious conversion of a 20-year-old woman in the Kharkhauda area of Meerut district. Political leaders on Tuesday demanded action as tension gripped Meerut where the 20-year-old madrasa teacher was allegedly gang-raped and forced to convert into a community. The woman has alleged that she was forcibly converted to Islam in a madarsa in Hapur. In addition, she has said she was held captive in another madarsa in Muzaffarnagar for three days, where she was sexually assaulted. The woman managed to escape from captivity on August 2 and contacted her family who rescued her and later filed a complaint with the police. Aug 5, 2014