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Civil services aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi

The government decided to give two additional attempts to all categories of candidates of the prestigious exam conducted by UPSC.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a meeting with civil services aspirants who arrived at AICC headquarters to thank him for government's decision to allow two more attempts and years for appearing in the CSE, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The government decided to give two additional attempts to all categories of candidates of the prestigious exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

"The central government has approved two additional attempts to all categories of candidates with effect from Civil Services Examination 2014, with consequential age relaxation of maximum age for all categories of candidates, if required," the Ministry of Personnel said in an order.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is talks to a civil services aspirant who arrived at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

The Civil Services Examination (Preliminary), 2014 is tentatively scheduled to be held on August 24, this year.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets civil services aspirants who arrived at AICC headquarters to thank him for government's decision to allow two more attempts and years for appearing in the CSE, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

The Civil Service Examinations is conducted by the UPSC to select Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) among others.
Civil services aspirants arrive at AICC headquarters to thank Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi . (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Two days after the MNS chief Raj Thackeray announced a state-wide 'rasta roko' on Wednesday to protest against toll collection in the state, police today served a notice to him asking the leader to refrain from any activity that would create law and order problems.
Raj Thackeray's legal aid Rajan Shirodkar at Krishnakunj.(IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

"The notice under section 149 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973 has been served to Raj Thackeray this morning, asking him to respect the law of the land as well as refrain from taking up any activity that would cause law and order problem tomorrow," a senior official. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Raj, who is facing multiple cases for instigating his party cadres to vandalise toll booths on various highways a few days back, had said on Sunday during a rally in Pune that he was determined to continue his stir until the government has made collection of road tax "transparent". (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

However, as a preventive measure, police stations in the city have started serving notices to MNS leaders and workers since yesterday under section 149 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973, which empowers police officers to prevent cognisable offences, police sources said. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

In the notice, the police have asked MNS members to desist from carrying out any activity that would trigger law and order problems. "If activists resort to any illegal activities, action would be initiated against them," the notice reads. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

During an MNS function at Navi Mumbai on January 26, he had directed MNS workers and citizens not to pay toll even if it meant that they had to resort to violence to prevent it. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)