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Evidence supports language bias in civil services selection?

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:25

As government appointed committee examines the vexed issue of examination format for civil services, there appears certain merit in concerns voiced against the current system.

GE retail credit bank to pay $169 mn in bias case

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:55

GE Capital Retail Bank, which recently changed its name to Synchrony Bank, will compensate some 108,000 borrowers who allegedly were excluded from bank lending-relief programs from 2009-2012.

Male Twitter users biased towards women: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:46

Gender bias is real on Twitter. According to research, twitter conversations among men feature fewer mentions of women.

British court backs Indian doctors` exam bias fight

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 18:05

A group representing Indian-origin doctors in Britain has won a minor victory in its legal battle against suspected racial bias within the country`s medical examination system.

Bank of America, Merrill in $39 million gender bias settlement

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 10:48

About 4,800 current and former female financial advisers and trainees at Bank of America and Merrill, which the bank bought in January 2009, are eligible for the latest settlement.

Workplace biases still rampant in India: Survey

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 14:27

Corporate India is yet to adopt the concept of equal opportunity in its true sense, as 1 in every 2 employee said they experienced one or the other kind of discrimination during the process of recruitment and at work, says a survey.

Google Glass draws attention to gender issues in tech world

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 15:33

Google has begun testing an Explorer Edition of the glasses, which overlay digital information in the world.

Religious bias behind detention at US airport: Azam Khan

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 21:08

Azam Khan, who suffered a brief detention at Boston airport last week, said that security officials acted against him because he was a Muslim.

Modi slams changes in UPSC exam, alleges anti-Gujarati bias

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 00:20

Narendra Modi described the recent changes in UPSC exam pattern as "a language bias" against Gujarati.

No north-south bias in Padma awards: Narayanaswamy

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 20:40

Government on Sunday rejected noted playback singer S Janaki`s claim that artistes from south were generally neglected in Padma awards.

`Politicians reinforcing gender bias should be disqualified`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 23:31

Justice JS Verma Committee has recommended framing of laws to disqualify politicians who issue statements "reinforcing gender bias".

AP officials pledge to shun gender bias

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 14:32

Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew administered the pledge on `eliminating gender-biased sex selection and violence against women`.