Delhi HC to hear PIL against UPSC`s decision on Prelims on Friday

The Delhi High Court agreed to hear on Friday a PIL against UPSC`s recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination to be held on August 24.

Govt notifies change in CS prelims; English marks not included

The marks obtained for questions on English language comprehension skills, asked in second paper of the civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for grading, according to a notification issued by the Centre.

CSAT to stay, English marks not to be added in merit: Centre on UPSC row

Seeking to defuse the UPSC row that has seen hundreds of civil services aspirants on warpath, the Centre on Monday announced that English marks in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT-II) will not be included for gradation or merit and 2011 candidates may get a second chance to appear for the test next year.

Need to change the perception that Hindi speaking people are illiterate: Naqvi

As the Narendra Modi-led government continues to receive flak from different quarters over its directive asking the central government employees to use Hindi while posting tweets or messages on social media, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday stressed on promoting the national language.

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Britain uncovers student visa scam

An undercover probe found widespread cheating and fraud within the UK`s student visa system which allows about 200,000 foreigners into the country annually, prompting the government to suspend the crucial English language tests.

Not against English, but Hindi should be working language: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he was not against English language, but wanted that it was not used for official work so that people do not have any problem in understanding.

`Abolish dominance of English language in higher courts`

Social activist Swami Agnivesh appealed to the President and the PM to abolish the practice of compulsory usage of English language in higher courts.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan lashes out against English language

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has strongly opposed the English language by saying that it was necessary to exorcise its ghost.

‘Have English language exam for IFS aspirants’

A separate entrance exam must be held for aspiring Indian Foreign Service (IFS) personnel to test language proficiency, says veteran diplomat Prem K. Budhwar.

Young women pushing evolution of English language

Young women are leading the world in the changing style of storytelling, a new study has claimed.

UK to test EU doctors for English language skills

Some EU doctors with poor grasp of
English, who were working in the NHS, could not diagnose
patients correctly.

UK plans tougher immigration rules

Immigrants must have reasonable knowledge of English language, said British PM David Cameron.

English language has been Americanised, says Penelope

Penelope is furious about the poor use of the English language in modern Britain.