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The UPSC agitation may be in sight of an amicable compromise: the government is mulling replacing the CSAT paper II, which tests a candidate’s proficiency in English, with a revised format that tests the aspiring civil servant’s comprehension of passages from Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Former bureaucrats and academics have welcomed the move, saying it balances [...]

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A young girl working as a teacher in a madrasa is abducted by a few men, gang-raped and later forced to adopt their religion. Battered and bruised, she somehow escapes from captivity, contacts her family and registers a complaint with the police. A video clip where the girl narrates her ordeal is uploaded on Youtube, [...]

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Barely has 10, Janpath recovered from Natwar Singh’s revelations that another Natwar bomb threatens to cause more havoc. Buoyed by the feedback for “One Life Is Not Enough”, Natwar Singh is all set to write a sequel, “One Book Is Not Enough,” in which he plans to spill more secrets. A nervous Sonia Gandhi once [...]

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Residents of Bangalore city were driven to a state of shock after a newly laid road remained undug, despite being a couple of months old. The road, in question, has now become some sort of a cool hangout joint, with many youngsters clicking selfies with the road, before it is dug up sooner or later. [...]

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Many Kashmiri pandits who were forced to emigrate out of the Kashmir valley many years ago along with some other Hindus who were denied permission to proceed with this year’s Kausar Nag Yatra, thanks to the Omar Abdullah government bowing down to separatist pressure, have relocated to Gaza in order to attract mainstream coverage in India for [...]

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New Delhi: Close on the heels of many recent unsavoury incidents that were seen to imperil press freedom in this country, a sub-editor of a well-known newspaper has been denied leave that he had applied for earlier. This is also viewed as yet another incident in the series of increasing frontal assaults on the independence [...]

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It was a surreal sight indeed: Thousands of BJP and Shiv Sena cadre thronged outside 10, Janpath, demanding a darshan of Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi. The sangh parivaar rank and file’s new found love for the Congress number 2 comes in the wake of Natwar Singh’s revelation that it was at Rahul’s insistence [...]

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Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti founder and retired school teacher, Dinanath Batra has upped the ante, and demanded the resignation of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and the appointment of Bollywood’s sanskaari babuji Alok Nath in her place. “If the upcoming generations are to be cultured, we need a leader who practices Bharatiya sanskaar in all [...]

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The recent spate of reports on horse-trading in the Indian media has induced a prominent Arab horse-breeder, Mustafa Pasha, to shift to India’s national capital. “I was googling for horse-trading reports when I came across a number of articles describing horse-trading activities in India, especially around Delhi, in vivid detail” recalled Pasha. “I was always [...]

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In what could likely send another round of shock waves through the country, silencing devices and sound jammers were unearthed from the Prime Minister’s office, barely a day after reports of listening devices at Union Transportation Minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence flooded the news space. “We have found a large number of audio signal jammers and [...]

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