Wednesday, October 30, 2013



A nation's strength ultimately consists in 
what it can do on its own, and not in 
what it can borrow from others...
                                           INDIRA GANDHI.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Proficiency in Malayalam a must for government jobs

Proficiency in Malayalam a must for  government jobs

Thiruvananthapuram: Cabinet meeting has taken the decision to make proficiency in Malayalam mandatory for getting government jobs. Government has also decided to hike the upper age limit for government jobs in Thursday's meeting. The meeting emphasized to make proficiency in the mother tongue compulsory for gaining jobs in government service. The selected candidates who have no language proficiency need to be learn and pass Malayalam test before their probation period is announced.  Meeting also approved the suggestion from the UDF members to increase the upper age limit for getting jobs through employment exchange and based on this the minimum age limit has been reduced to 41. This age limit for Other Backward Classes will be 44 years. 
The upper age limit for getting government jobs for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be 48 years.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar to retire after his 200th Test

New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar today announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month, bringing an end to the intense speculation about his future. The 40-year-old Tendulkar, who has not been in the best of form in recent times, has informed the BCCI about his decision to quit Test cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years. 'All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years. It's hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it's all I have ever done since I was 11 years old.

'It's been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test Match on home soil, as I call it a day,' Tendulkar, who has already retired from the ODIs, said in the released issued by BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel. Tendulkar thanked the BCCI for its support throughout his career and also for allowing to walk into Test sunset at a time of his choosing. 'I thank the BCCI for everything over the years and for permitting me to move on when my heart feels it's time! I thank my family for their patience and understanding. Most of all, I thank my fans and well-wishers who through their prayers and wishes have given me the strength to go out and perform at my best,' he said.