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Bihar Class XII topper arrested, result cancelled

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Patna, June 2 : In a repeat of last year’s events, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Friday cancelled the result of Class XII topper in the Arts stream Ganesh Kumar and arrested him for committing forgery, among other charges, a top BSEB official said.

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“Kumar has been charged for hiding his real age and appearing in the examination by giving fake date of birth,” BSEB Chairman Anad Kishore told the media here.

Kishore said that the board had cancelled the result of Ganesh Kumar and lodged an FIR against him. He was taken into custody late in the evening.

The developments followed protests by students in front of the Bihar Intermediate Education Council office here against alleged discrepancies in the results.

The BSEB Chairman said: “Preliminary investigations reveal that Ganesh Kumar had not mentioned his real age in the examination form… He has cheated the board. His real age is 42 but he has mentioned 24 years in the examination form. He is also the father of two children.”

Kishore said that Kumar first appeared in the Class X examination and then in the Class XII examination to reduce his real age. “The board has cancelled his Class X as well as Class XII results.”

According to him, the board has sought an explanation from the school in Samastipur district, from where Kumar had filled his examination form.

“If the management of the school fails to explain satisfactorily, action will be taken against the school as per the law. The board will also suspend the recognition of the school.”

Soon after the BSEB announced the Class XII results earlier this week and Kumar topped in the Arts stream, local media raised questions over his capabilities.

Ganesh Kumar had opted for Music as one of his subjects, but stumbled over queries posed by the media on music, in which he scored 65 out of 70 marks in practical and 18 out of 30 marks in theory.

Kumar was reportedly not comfortable explaining what is “sur”, “taal” and “matra”, considered the basics of music, and appeared confused.

Hundreds of Class XII students in Bihar, who had failed to clear the examination, continued their protests here for the third consecutive day on Friday, demanding re-checking of their answer sheets, police said.

This year, more than eight lakh of over 12 lakh students, who appeared for the Class XII examination conducted by the BSEB, had failed. The results were announced on Tuesday.

The pass percentage of students of Science, Arts and Commerce streams was 35.24 per cent, as only 4,47,115 students could pass out of a total 12,40,168 students, who sat for the examinations.

Last year, the total pass percentage was 62.19 per cent. In 2015, it stood at 87.45 per cent, 88.04 per cent in 2013 and 90.74 per cent in 2012.

Last year, the BSEB had cancelled the result of toppers of Class 12 Arts and Science streams following surfacing of the topper scam.

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Mundka-Bahadurgarh green line launched: PM Modi urges people to opt for metro

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New Delhi, June 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning inaugurated Delhi Metro’s Green Line service between Mundka to Bahadurgarh. Speaking via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister said that commuters should now get rid of private vehicles and opt for metro rail services

Modi inaugurated the facility through a video-conference facility from the PMO on Sunday. Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the function in Bahadurgarh.

The 11.2-km-long corridor will have seven stations and stretch out from existing Delhi Metro Green Line from Inderlok to Mundka.

“Our priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in our cities,” he said.

With this line, Bahadurgarh has become third Haryana city to have DMRC services. Metro lines were already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).

“The process of making Metro systems is also linked to cooperative federalism. Wherever Metros are being built in India, the Centre and the respective state Governments are working together,” he added.

The Prime Minister also emphasised on Make in India by suggesting that metro coaches should be built indigenously. “We also want to boost make in India by making coaches of the Metro in India itself. Several nations helped us in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, we are helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro systems,” he said.

Speaking on Bahadurgarh, the PM said, ” Bahadurgarh is witnessing tremendous economic growth, there are several educational centres there, students from there even travel to Delhi. The Metro will bring convenience to this part, which is considered the gateway to Haryana.”

“There is a direct link between connectivity and development. The Metro will bring more colonies, more people coming to Bahadurgarh. It will also mean more employment opportunities for local people,” he added.

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42,000 Bihar Board answer sheets recovered from scrap dealer

According to the police, shopkeeper Pappu Gupta said that a peon Chotu Singh of a government-run school had sold the answer sheets for Rs 8,500 to him last week.

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Patna, June 23 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team of the Bihar Police on Saturday recovered 42,000 missing copies of answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 10th exam from a scrap dealer’s shop and arrested two persons in the connection.

Acting on specific information, the SIT raided the shop at Hajiyapur in Gopalganj district and recovered all copies of answer sheets that went missing last week. The team arrested the scrap dealer and his helper for purchasing them, police said.

According to the police, shopkeeper Pappu Gupta said that a peon Chotu Singh of a government-run school had sold the answer sheets for Rs 8,500 to him last week.

Following the reports in local Hindi dailies last week that 42,000 copies of answer sheets had gone missing from SS Balika Inter School in Gopalganj, an FIR was filed and school Principal was detained and interrogated by the police.

The Patna High Court has taken cognizance of reports and asked the state government to come up with an explanation within a month.

Around 17.7 lakh students have appeared for the BSEB 2018 10th class exam.

In 2017, just half of the students (50.12 per cent) had managed to clear the 10th class exam.

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Kashmir Editors Guild condemns BJP leader’s ‘threat’ remarks

The KEG said Lal Singh had invoked Shujaat Bukhari’s murder at a time when police in Srinagar was investigating the case and that his statement indicated that he holds some information about the murder which must be investigated.

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Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Saturday condemned the statement of former Minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh who, a day ago, said Kashmiri journalists must be aware of their conduct after the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

“Invoking the brutal assassination of senior editor Shujaat Bukhari, Singh has suggested to the Kashmir media to draw a line and to decide if they have to work the way he (Bukhari) was working. Singh has moved way ahead and issued a direct threat to the media in Kashmir,” the KEG said in a statement.

The editors’ body further said: “Lal Singh has accused the Kashmir media of creating a wrong atmosphere.”

The KEG said Lal Singh had invoked Shujaat Bukhari’s murder at a time when police in Srinagar was investigating the case and that his statement indicated that he holds some information about the murder which must be investigated.

Lal Singh, who resigned from the cabinet in April following his participation in a rally organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch in January in support of those accused of rape and murder of a young girl in Kathua, made the remarks in a presser on Friday.

The Guild said they reserved the right to lodge a police case against the lawmaker who had earlier named a number of reporters for his “fall from grace in wake of the Kathua probe”.

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