WBPSC Clerk Admit Card 2020 To Release Soon At pscwbonline.gov.in, Details Here.

Source – newsnation.in

The candidates who are preparing for WBPSC Clerk examination, we have some important news for you. The West Bengal Public Service Commission will release WBPSC Clerk Admit Card soon. The candidates must note that the admit card will be available on the official website of the commission i.e. pscwbonline.gov.in. As per the media reports, the admit card is expected to be out next week.

The candidates who will have to appear for the examination can download the admit card after it releases from the official site of WBPSC at pscwbonline.gov.in. As per the official notice, the Clerkship Exam, 2019 (Part-I) will be conducted on January 25, 2020.

Here are some of the important details of the examination:

  • The written examination will consist of two parts- Part I will be objective type questions and Part II will be the conventional type.
  • Part-I will carry 100 marks having 100 questions of 1 (one) mark each.
  • The Part-I will comprise of multiple choice and Part II shall consist of conventional type questions on Group-A: English
  • Group-B: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali carrying 50 marks each for Group-A and Group-B.
  • The direct recruitment exam will be conducted at various centres in Kolkata and in certain other districts in West Bengal.

Candidates who will be selected for appointment will be required to appear before a Medical Board for certificates of their fitness for Government service in the form prescribed for the purpose. For more related details can visit the official site of WBPSC.

UPSC Recruitment 2020: Fresh vacancies released for EPFO; graduates can apply.

Source – catchnews.com

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi has released a job opportunity for the Enf Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer under Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Interested candidates can submit their application form for the post by visiting the official website of UPSC at upsconline.nic.in.

UPSC has released a total of 421 positions for the vacancies released by EPFO. The application form for the post will be filled through Online Recruitment Application (ORA) before January 31, 2020.

Check UPSC EPFO Vacancy Details 2020:

Total posts: 421 vacancies Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer posts

Eligibility Criteria for Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer Posts

Educational Qualification

Candidates who hold the Bachelor’s degree in any subject are eligible to apply for the vacancies released by Union Public Service Commission.

Age Limit Required:

The age limit required to apply for the post is 30 Years. Meanwhile, the age relaxation to aspirants will be given as per government norms.

Pay Scale:

Candidates who will qualify for the post will get the salary under Level-8 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC. General Central Service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial.

Selection Procedure:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination which will be held on October 4, 2020, across the nation.

UPSC EPFO Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submitting Online Application through ORA Website – 31 January 2020
  • Last date for printing of completely submitted online application – 01 February 2020
  • UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test – 04 October 2020

Know how to apply for UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer Jobs 2020

Candidates will have to submit their application form in the prescribed format at www.upsconline.nic.in on or before31 January 2020.

Application Fee:

  • General/ OBC – Rs. 25
  • SC/ST/PH/Women candidates – No Fee

Former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi may merge party with BJP.

Source – thehindu.com

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has been asked by senior BJP leaders to come to Delhi this week as talks for a merger of the Jhakhand Vikas Morcha (P), led by another former Chief Minister of the State, Babulal Marandi, with the party gain pace.

Senior BJP sources in Delhi and Ranchi have said that Mr. Marandi has been in talks with the party for the merger, and Mr. Das has been asked to give his input. Mr. Marandi had been in the BJP in the past and broke away after he felt he was being undermined.

“The loss in the Jharkhand polls is being assessed by the BJP and it was felt, especially by the on-ground RSS in the State, that Mr. Marandi, a former BJP leader, should be wooed and brought back into the party to restore some of its support base among tribal communities, which has been badly eroded under Mr. Das,” a senior BJP leader said.

Multiple reasons

The BJP feels that if Mr. Marandi had note fielded strong candidates in seven or eight constituencies in the Santhal-Kolhan belts and cut into the grand alliance votes, the party’s tally in the Assembly election could have been lower. Mr. Marandi had broken his Lok Sabha election alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress to go it alone in these polls.

“Mr. Marandi too is assessing his political future, with Hemant Soren having pulled off a big victory. He feels he needs a national party to go forward, as his tally came down from eight (in 2014) to three in 2019,” the BJP leader said.

The sabotage that happened within the BJP campaign, specifically in Mr. Das’s Jamshedpur (East) loss to rebel Saryu Rai, is another reason Mr. Marandi is being brought back.

“There are certain leaders who worked against the interests of the party in these polls, and combined with Raghubar Das’s unpopularity, the grand alliance managed a simple majority in the Assembly. We have to acknowledge that too,” a source said.

With the “inauspicious” khar maas ending with Makar Sankranti on January 14, a meeting of the party parliamentary board will be called soon after to take forward the merger, BJP leaders say.

65-year-old woman killed after being branded ‘witch’ in Jharkhand: Cops

Source – hindustantimes.com

A 65-year-old woman suspected of practising witchcraft was beaten to death by a man in Jharkhand’s Simedga district, days after a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said the state recorded the highest number of such killings in India in 2018.

Police said 22-year-old Manoj Bilung allegedly killed Ashrita Bilung with sticks after branding her a witch on Friday, a day before his wedding at Sarkhutoli village under Pakartand police station, around 140km from capital Ranchi.

“Suspecting Ashrita of practising black magic, Manoj went to her house in the village on Friday midnight and beat her to death. This is what Manoj said during interrogation,” Pakartand police station in-charge Hiralal Mahto said.

Mahto said Manoj was arrested on Saturday and sent to jail on Sunday.

Despite a drop in witch-hunt murder cases in Jharkhand, annual figures released by NCRB last Wednesday show the tribal state witnessed the highest number of such killings in the country in 2018 at 18.

The country witnessed 63 such murders in 2018. Madhya Pradesh recorded 10 witch-hunt murders, Andhra Pradesh nine, Chhattisgarh eight and Odisha saw five such killings in 2018, as per NCRB.

An analysis of NCRB’s data since 2001 shows 560 women were lynched in Jharkhand after being branded witches between 2001 and 2018. The state saw the highest or 54 witch-hunting murders in 2013, 52 in 2008 and 50 in 2007.

Jharkhand has seen a decline in such killings since 2014 when 47 women were lynched, which dropped to 32 in 2015, 27 in 2016, 19 in 2017 and 18 in 2018.

Four people in their 60s, including two women, were killed in July last year after around a dozen angry villagers dragged them out of their houses and attacked them with sticks and sharp weapons while accusing them of practising witchcraft at Siskari village in Gumla district.

Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are the worst affected states of the social evil. Hundreds of women have been persecuted, tortured and killed after being branded as witches in the past few decades in these four states.

Meet a traffic cop who simply ‘loves to help’

Source – telegraphindia.com

Libnus Tirkey, a constable of Special Auxiliary Police posted at Keredari in Hazaribagh, cursed his luck on January 4 when he lost his wallet containing cash, his ID and debit cards in Ranchi.

Tirkey, who’d come to Ranchi on official work, had not believed that a traffic cop here in the capital would take extra effort to track him down and return the wallet.

Traffic assistant sub-inspector Devendra Kumar Singh proved to be that cop who went beyond the call of duty. And it isn’t in Tirkey’s case alone that Singh has taken the trouble, he does it as a matter of course.

Tirkey said he had come to Ranchi for some official work when he lost his wallet at Hinoo. “Frankly, I was very dismayed because I thought that realistically it was next to impossible to get it back. I had everything in that wallet, from my ATM cards, my army canteen card, my Aadhaar card. I had cash too, but losing it was the least of my worries,” said the SAP constable.

On January 9, Tirkey received a phone call from the SBI.

“The person on the other end of the phone inquired whether I lost my wallet along with the debit card. I nearly jumped out of my skin in surprise,” Tirkey said. “He informed me that traffic ASI Devendra Kumar Singh had found the wallet and wanted to return it to me. On Saturday (January 11), I visited the traffic post at Hinoo where Singh handed me over my wallet, everything intact. I appreciated him profusely and blessed him. Every cop should be like him.”

Asked, ASI Singh shrugged it off as “no big deal, just doing my job”.

Singh, who joined the police force in 2000 was transferred to Ranchi traffic police in 2016.

If Singh finds lost purses or wallets, documents or mobile phones, he not only tracks the owners down, but also ensures safe delivery of the items.

This apart, the elderly, children and patients caught in traffic snarls have often found a helping hand in Singh.

The state and district police have acknowledged his services with cash prizes and citations at least on 72 occasions. Last year, he was awarded the President’s Police Medal for meritorious services.

Known to be jovial and helpful, Singh is nicknamed Good Samaritan by his colleagues.

Singh smiles at the nickname. “What can I say. I think I am just doing my duty. I love helping people. The smile that lights up people’s faces when they get back something they had thought they had lost forever…that’s good to see. That drives me to do my best,” he said.

On Tirkey’s wallet, Singh said he found it lying unattended. “I sent a message about the wallet in our chat group (of traffic cops) on WhatsApp. But no one knew of a complainant who’d lost his wallet. So I decided to track down the owner from the cards in the wallet,” he said. “I visited an Aadhaar enrolment center and requested the staff to check whether any mobile phone number was attached to the Aadhaar card I found in the wallet, but there wasn’t. I had better luck with the bank debit card.”

“Singhji really walks the extra mile,” said one of his colleagues. “Take Saturday evening. A rickshaw puller was injured by a speeding car. Singhji promptly called an ambulance and hospitalised the rickshawpuller.”

Border Police Jawan Fires Over 200 Rounds At Bihar Outpost, Sparks Panic.

Source – ndtv.com

Kishanganj, Bihar: A jawan of the Sashastra Seema Bal posted at an outpost in Bihar’s Kishanganj along the Indo-Nepal border on Saturday fired more than 200 gunshots in the air, triggering panic in the area, a police official said.

The incident took place inside the SSB camp at Piltola border outpost where the sounds of gunshots were heard first at around 3 pm and the gunshots rent the air for about 45 minutes.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police of Kishanganj, Ajay Kumar Jha, the jawan Abhay Kumar – who is from Rajasthan – took out INSAS rifles from the warehouse inside the camp and began shooting in the air.

SSB officials led by commandant Subhash Chand Negi rushed to the spot and overpowered the jawan – said to be mentally unstable – upon being informed by Abhay Kumar’s colleagues, Mr Jha said.

About 240 fired cartridges were later collected from the spot, he said, adding that a large number of curious and frightened villagers had gathered outside the camp upon hearing the gunshots, who were persuaded to go back to their homes.

The police and the SSB were jointly investigating the matter and officials of the paramilitary force have said on condition of anonymity that Abhay Kumar would face departmental action and may end up facing dismissal from service.

Bihar: Oppn alliance fights for seats ahead of polls.

source – outlookindia.com

Though Bihar assembly elections are still far away, the swords have been drawn in grand alliance of the opposition parties on who will fight on how many seats in the state.

Similar is the case in the ruling alliance where Lok Janshakti Party is eyeing more seats for the party in the assembly elections. The LJP has said that it will fight at least on 43 seats given the fact that it won 100 per cent seats in the general elections in 2019.

In the opposition alliance, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has said the party will contest on 150 seats out of a total of 243 in state assembly.

Vijay Prakash, RJD legislator said, “Though our party is planning to contest all seats in the state, but if like minded parties come together, we will not compromise on anything below 150 seats.”

Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi, an ally of the opposition, has upped the ante by demanding 85 seats for his party.

“We cannot win elections on all 243 seats alone, but with an alliance can certainly win 85 seats,” Manjhi said.

In 2015, the Congress, which was a part of the grand alliance with the RJD and the JDU then, had fielded 40 candidates and won 27 seats. Now it is putting pressure on the alliance partners to shell out more in the next assembly elections. “Our vote share in Bihar has increased and people are more inclined to the ideology of the party,” claimed a senior Congress leader Ravindranath Mishra.

“We want to fight on at least 100 seats in the state this time, and the way the party has progressed in the state, it will not be very difficult for other alliance partners to allocate that many seats to us,” Mishra added.

The opposition grand alliance in Bihar includes RJD, Congress, HAM, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party and others.

On the other hand, the ruling JD(U) on the question of allocation of seats said that when the time will come the party will make its stand clear on how many seats it is going to contest.

Prashant Kishor thanks Congress for anti-CAA stand, repeats no NRC in Bihar.

Source – indiatoday.in

JD(U) vice-president and poll strategist Prashant Kishor took to Twitter on Sunday to declare that the Citizenship Amendment Act ( CAA ) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bihar.

“I join my voice with all to thank #Congress leadership for their formal and unequivocal rejection of #CAA_NRC. Both @rahulgandhi & @priyankagandhi deserves special thanks for their efforts on this count. Also would like to reassure to all – Bihar me CAA-NRC implement nahi hoga [CAA-NRC will not be implemented in Bihar],” Prashant Kishor tweeted.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s party JD(U) had supported the Centre in passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in both houses of Parliament last month.

After Prashant Kishor’s declaration on Sunday, questions are being raised whether the CAA will be implemented in Bihar or not even as the Centre, two days ago, had issued a gazette notification announcing that the new law has come into effect from January 10, 2020.

However, there are several states ruled by Opposition, like Kerala and West Bengal, which has clearly stated that they will not implement the new citizenship law in their states.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had reiterated that no states can oppose the implementation of the Act as it has already been passed by both the Houses of Parliament.