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Report Dated March 30, 2017 8:01 PM
Involvement of teachers in abetment of cheating in the ongoing UP Board examinations is turning out to be a bigger challenge for authorities than students using unfair means. So far, the board has lodged police complaints against 111 centre superintendents and 178 invigilators for facilitating cheating across the state. Though number of students using unfair means has crossed the 1,400 mark, only 70 complaints have been lodged.
UP Board has also cancelled examinations at 54 centres, while 57 centres have been debarred. According to UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) director A N Verma, 327 centre superintendents have been changed and complaints have been lodged against the management of four examination centres for facilitating mass copying. In a first, the UPMSP has, on the directions of deputy chief minister and secondary education minister Dinesh Sharma, decided to submit answer copies of seven examination centres (to be chosen randomly) for screening.
Teachers have been found abetting use of unfair means in several ways. Some were caught supplying chits with answers or dictating answers to students, while some were booked for helping students smuggle answer sheets out of the examination centre, getting answers written by a facilitator and smuggling copy back to the exam hall. Many were caught for turning blind-eye to students exchanging answer copies and copying from books and guides in the exam hall.
Report Dated March 23, 2017 7:29 PM
Here’s a glimpse of cheating cases in India which were highlighted as of now!
After taking all the security measures, the board was tremendously failed as class 10 students were caught mass cheating on camera at a Ballia school.
According to a recent ANI report, several students were seen copying mathematics paper from each other while some opened books to find solutions. Few students went outside their examination hall and exchanged notes.
On March 21, the students were caught copying answers with the help of their cell phone in an Ahmedabad centre during mathematics exam.
Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE):
Some question papers and answer sheets were allegedly stolen from the examination centre at Government Senior Secondary School, Nichar in Kinnaur district, raising apprehension that the papers might have been leaked
Report Dated March 21, 2017 7:12 PM
Contrary to the archetypal perception of Yogi Adityanath as a Hindutva rabble-rouser, the atmosphere inside his math is anything but communal.
For the past 35 years, the man who has supervised all construction work inside the Gorakhnath temple is a Muslim, Yasin Ansari, who also keeps an account of the temple’s expenditure.
Ansari said, “I have very cordial relation with Chhote Maharaj (as Yogi is referred to in the monastery). Whenever he’s here, he calls me and takes all information about work. I move freely in his living quarters, from the kitchen to his bedroom, and also take my meals with him.” A number of shops in the temple precincts are run by Muslims. “I have seen him help the poor irrespective of their religion or caste. Maharaj always participates in my family marriage functions.” “For the last 35 years, I’ve been running a shop at the temple. I’ve never felt any disrespect or discrimination on the part of Yogiji. He’s a real saint,” said Azizunnisa.
“There are many more Muslim families inside the temple who earn and live fearlessly,” said Mohammad Mutaqim, who has been running a bangle shop in the temple for the last 20 years. Yasin said that his father’s elder brother had come to the temple during the priesthood of Mahant Digvijaynath, and the temple kitchen was his responsibility. “My mother-inlaw, Hamida Begum, was supervisor of the kitchen and my father-in-law was a gardener. I was the temple cashier from 1977-83. Since 1984, I’ve been the temple’s construction supervisor,” said Ansari.
The first engineer of Gorakhnath temple was Nisar Ahmad. He later became the principal of Maharana Pratap Polytechnic. “I was the engineer at the temple. Sadhna Bhawan, Yatri Niwas, Hindu Sevashram, shops of the temple, new building of Gorakhnath hospital, Sanskriti Vidyalaya, Radha Krishna Mandir, Shankar Mandir, Vishnu Mandir, Hanuman Mandir and many other temples associated with Gorakhnath temple were constructed on my designs. Now, I have retired.”
Yogi loves cows and there are 400 bovines in the temple — and their chief caretaker is Maan Mohammad. “Earlier, my father took care of the cows. Now I’m doing the work. I wake up at 3am, milk the cows and give them fodder. Chhote Maharaj takes care of all of us,” said Mohammed. The Yogi lives a frugal, austere life in his quarters on the first floor of the shrine. His room has an attached washroom but no TV or radio set. The almirahs contain religious scriptures and biographies of great men — from Nehru and Gandhi, to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. In the absence of a computer or TV, the man who has taken over as UP chief minister has largely depended on newspapers, which are neatly stacked on a table facing his personal chair, clearly identified with a saffron robe over it. Everyday, his attendant Kailash Prajapati serves him the same green leafy vegetables, porridge and sweet lemon juice from the community kitchen.
Report Dated March 19, 2017 7:09 PM
India’s governing party has chosen a controversial Hindu religious leader known for anti-Muslim rhetoric as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state.
Yogi Adityanath, 44, has said minorities that oppose yoga should leave the country.
He once compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to a Pakistani terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, reports say.
Uttar Pradesh has a population of 200m people. About a fifth are Muslim.
The governing Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide victory in the state last week with the biggest majority there since 1980. The win came after a campaign personally led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Opposition MPs have criticised the appointment of Mr Adityanath, but BJP ministers defended it.
Venkaiah Naidu, minister for federal information and broadcasting, called it a “watershed moment in the history of the BJP”.
Manish Tewari, a senior Congress party leader, tweeted that the BJP’s decision to appoint Mr Adityanath was a “harbinger to greater polarisation”.
Liberals in India are asking “Why him?” but the Hindu nationalists retort by saying: “Why not?”
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of seats in India’s lower house of parliament. So, the BJP’s recent victory there is seen as a boost for Prime Minister Modi, who will be seeking another term in 2019’s parliamentary elections.
But Mr Adityanath is widely regarded as a polarising figure because of his well-publicised anti-Muslim comments.
The BJP leaders probably believe that their election formula of consolidating the votes of the Hindu majority will help them to sail through the next general elections.
It’s a double-edged strategy: it may succeed or could galvanise the disparate opposition parties to come together. The rise of Hindu nationalists has already triggered concerns among India’s religious minorities, and the choice of Mr Adityanath is likely to intensify them.Mr Adityanath has been elected as an MP five times and is
Mr Adityanath has been elected as an MP five times and is head priest at a Hindu temple in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
He is a strong support of laws protecting cows, and opposes beef consumption.
He recently praised a travel ban ordered by US President Donald Trump to block immigration from a group of Muslim-majority countries, saying India needed something similar.
Report Dated March 9, 2017 7:03 PM
Eyewitnesses said members of the Shiv Sena beat up unmarried couples Cochin’s promenade as police watched.
The incident has caused outrage, prompting politicians to protest in the state assembly on Thursday.
A police inspector has been suspended and six other officers have been transferred out of Kerala state.
The Shiv Sena has previously attacked Valentine’s Day celebrations in India and says that young couples “flaunting” their relationships is “totally contrary to Indian culture”.
The cane-wielding Shiv Sena members had arrived on Marine Drive promenade with a banner warning against “love under the umbrella” after informing the media of their intentions.