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UPSC issues clarification after controversy

Total indented vacancies: 927 Total candidates recommended for civil services: 829 Social media users alleged that less number of candidates were recommended for civil services by the UPSC as against the vacancies indented by the government. Following a controversy over less number of candidates being recommended for civil services, UPSC has issued a clarification terming...

Congress deputes Priyanka Gandhi, 3 others to save Rajasthan govt

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: In a bid to put an end to the political crisis in Rajasthan, the Congress has deputed four top leaders to find a workable solution. The Congress leaders appointed for the purpose include Priyanka Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal and Mukul Wasnik. The Congress leaders will speak to both Ashok Gehlot and...

Donald Trump signs order banning TikTok, WeChat

Following the footsteps of India that was quick to ban 106 Chinese apps over security concerns, US President Donald Trump has banned two major Chinese apps–TikTok and WeChat. Donald Trump has already signed two separate executive orders on Thursday banning the apps. Trump has termed the apps as a threat to national security and the...

India’s COVID-19 tally gallops past 20 lakh-mark

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday reported over 60,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 in India in the past 24 hours. Notably, 62,538 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. It is the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the country ever since the pandemic began. The addition...

Rape of 12-yr-old: Delhi CM Kejriwal says shaken to the core

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that his government will ensure that justice is done in the rape of a 12-year-old. He also promised that the victim will get the best care.  He also said that the incident has shaken him to the core and such predators roaming free cannot be tolerated.   ...

Credit Society scam: Relief for Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Prakash Bhandari Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is a much-relieved man after he got interim relief from the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday in connection with the Sanjivani Credit Society case.  Shekhawat managed to get a stay on a lower court order which stated that he be booked in the Sanjivani scam case.   Earlier,...

Rajasthan HC to deliver order on BSP MLAs on Aug 11

Prakash Bhandari The Rajasthan High Court, in a petition filed against the merger of BSP MLAs into Congress, said a single bench will dispose of the case on August 11.  The High Court has also directed that notice be issued to the six MLAs by August 8.    The district judge of Jaisalmer has been...

Manoj Sinha is new L-G of J&K after exit of GC Murmu

Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after the sudden exit of G C Murmu on Wednesday evening. Girish Chandra Murmu’s resignation came on the first anniversary of the centre’s move to scrap special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.   Sinha, 61, is a senior...

India COVID-19 tally inches close to 20 lakh cases

India recorded 56,282 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the total tally of the disease close to the 20 lakh figure. As of now, the tally stands at 1,964,536. This is the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000.   The highest number of COVID-19 cases are being reported from...

Mahatma Gandhi to feature on British currency

Mahatma Gandhi is all set to become the first-ever non-white person to feature on the British currency. According to reports, the Royal Mint advisory is said to be working to mint a coin to commemorate the life of Mahatma Gandhi—the hero of India’s independence movement. The decision was taken amid growing interest in recognising the...

Ashok Gehlot not ready for red-carpet treatment to dissidents

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has refused to budge against the pressures of the senior Congress leadership to settle differences with dissidents led by Sachin Pilot. Ashok Gehlot made it clear that the dissidents are welcome to return to the party fold unconditionally if they offer apologies to the high command. But...

Rajasthan HC seeks reply from Speaker on BSP MLAs merger

The Rajasthan High Court’s division bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mohanty and Justice Prakash Gupta on Wednesday sought a reply from Speaker CP Joshi. The Rajasthan High Court sought the reply by Thursday morning in connection with a petition challenging the merger of six BSP MLAs into Congress. Two petitions against merger of MLAs BJP...