HC declines to hear PIL against UPSC`s decision on preliminary examination

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to hear a PIL against UPSC`s decision asking candidates not to answer questions in English Comprehensive section of the preliminary examination of the civil services to be held on August 24.

Plea over exclusion of English in civil service exam rejected

The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to provide relief to a civil service aspirant challenging the decision of the UPSC asking candidates to leave questions unanswered in the English comprehensive section in the preliminary test.

English marks not be included for gradation: UPSC to aspirants

The marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation, the government said on Saturday.

English, Hinglish: Indian filmmakers get experimental

Director Homi Adajania is set to bring to the table "Finding Fanny", an English language film with a cast of desi actors. The experiment is not new, but it stands a testimony to how the multiplex culture is allowing filmmakers to try new ways of attracting youth, say distributors.

Indians not speaking country`s languages is `painful`: Advani

LK Advani batted for promotion of Indian languages and said it was humiliating that while people of various countries spoke in their own language on foreign trips, Indians communicated in English.

UPSC row: PM Modi holds emergency meeting with Rajnath, Jitendra Singh

Soon after returning to India after a two-day visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night met with senior ministers of NDA government like Rajnath Singh (Home), Arun Jaitley (Finance) and Jitendra Singh (MoS, Personnel) and got a briefing over the prolonged Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issue, reports said.

Sky is the limit

With the job market set to expand in the sector, Sanchayan Bhattacharjee takes a look at aviation as a career option.

Madras High Court quashes circular permitting English in lower court orders

The Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday set aside a 1994 high court circular which permitted lower courts to write judgements in either English or Tamil.

Scots, English face off at Bannockburn battle once again

Scots and English met again on the battlefield today to mark 700 years since their legendary battle at Bannockburn, in an anniversary laden with symbolism three months before Scotland votes on whether to leave the UK.

Amnesty International launches app for activists in danger

Amnesty International has launched a new open source app called `Panic Button` to help activists facing imminent danger.

`Use Hindi` directive row intensifies; Jayalalithaa, Omar, Vaiko oppose Modi govt`s move

The BJP-led government`s directive asking central government employees to use Hindi while posting tweets or messages on social media has not gone down well with a number of political leaders.

Helen Mirren finds French women `elegant and together`

Dame Helen Mirren believes that French women are " elegant and together", and much more stylish than their British counterparts.

No English please, we`re Gambians: President Yahya Jammeh

Gambia will drop English as its official language, President Yahya Jammeh said in his latest diatribe against former colonial power Britain.

UK introduces tougher English test for migrants

The UK is introducing a series of tougher new tests that immigrants will have to clear before they can claim state benefits.

TMC criticises Mulayam`s comment on English ban in Parliament

Trinamool Congress on Monday criticised Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for seeking a ban on English address in Parliament saying his remarks are worrying.

Mulayam demands ban on English in Parliament

MPs should be banned from speaking in English in Parliament, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has said.

Now, translator that converts signs into spoken and written language

A team of researchers has developed a translator that is able to convert signs into spoken and written language - and vice versa.

Beijing mulls downplaying English in college entrance

Authorities in Beijing are exploring an option to reduce the role of English proficiency in college entrance exams.

Teachers` strike closes 2,600 English schools

More than 2,600 schools were closed in England on Thursday by a teachers` strike over their pay and working conditions, the education ministry said.

UP govt never opposed English language, computers: Shivpal

Stressing that Samajwadi Party is neither opposed to English language nor computers, senior leader and Uttar Pradesh PWD minister Shivpal Yadav on Monday said that his government has only favoured equality and prosperity in the society.