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14 invigilators arrested for aiding mass copying during board exam in UP
The DM said the action against the alleged copying mafias would be taken under the Gangsters Act.

14 invigilators arrested for aiding mass copying during board exam in UP

24 Feb 2019 | 10:20 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: The superintendent of an exam centre and 14 invigilators are among 17 people arrested here for allegedly aiding mass copying during Class 12th Physics paper, authorities have said.

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Muzaffarnagar, February 24 

The superintendent of an exam centre and 14 invigilators are among 17 people arrested here for allegedly aiding mass copying during Class 12th Physics paper, authorities have said. 

Besides, two private individuals have also been arrested but no student is apprehended, they said.

District Magistrate Ajay Shanker Pandey told newsmen Sunday a police case has been registered against the 17 arrested and that a recommendation has been sent to the examination board to cancel Saturday's Physics board paper at the centre.

He said an inquiry has been ordered and Chief Development Officer (CDO) Arachna Verma will conduct the probe. He said all the staff deployed at the centre during the Physics exam have been changed. 

A probe has been ordered against the sector magistrate (an examination officer who looks after multiple centres) and station (or centre) magistrate as well.

The DM said the action against the alleged copying mafias would be taken under the Gangsters Act.

The alleged mass copying was caught when the Special Task Force raided the examination centre upon a tipoff.

Officials said solved examination papers, pistol, mobile and exam guides were also recovered. A car was also seized. — PTI

3 PLFI ultras killed in encounter with security forces

3 PLFI ultras killed in encounter with security forces

24 Feb 2019 | 10:35 AM

RANCHI: Three ultras of the banned Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Gumla district on Sunday, a senior police officer said.

13 die in UP explosion, two officials suspended

13 die in UP explosion, two officials suspended

24 Feb 2019 | 10:11 AM

LUCKNOW:At least 13 persons were killed and six injured in an explosion inside a firecracker trader’s house at Rohta village in Bhadohi today afternoon.

Misty Sunday morning in Delhi

Misty Sunday morning in Delhi

24 Feb 2019 | 10:03 AM

NEW DELHI: It was a misty Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.8 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.

Stone chunks hit Train 18; driver’s screen, some windows damaged

Stone chunks hit Train 18; driver’s screen, some windows damaged

24 Feb 2019 | 10:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The main driver’s screen and some side windows of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when the train was hit by stones during its Varanasi-New Delhi journey on Saturday, official said.

Modi pays tribute to Jayalalithaa on birth anniversary

Modi pays tribute to Jayalalithaa on birth anniversary

24 Feb 2019 | 10:23 AM

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.

Sindhu first woman to fly Tejas

Sindhu first woman to fly Tejas

24 Feb 2019 | 9:31 AM

BENGALURU:From flying helicopters and fighter jets, to being air traffic controllers and doing para-jumps, it was literally a women’s day at Aero India here as the Ministry of Defence had listed it to celebrate women achievers in aerospace.

PRC row

One dead, Army out in Itanagar

24 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

ITANAGAR:Curfew was imposed here on Saturday as mobs protesting against the government move to grant permanent residency certificates (PRCs) to non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe communities of Namsai and Changlang districts went on a rampage, indulging in arson and stone throwing.

Assam hooch tragedy toll 98, counting

Assam hooch tragedy toll 98, counting

24 Feb 2019 | 6:48 AM

GUWAHATI:The toll in the Assam hooch tragedy has risen to 98, the state government said here on Saturday.

Sena sacks 4 for attacking Kashmiris

Sena sacks 4 for attacking Kashmiris

24 Feb 2019 | 10:13 AM

MUMBAI:The Shiv Sena has sacked four members of the Yuva Sena after they allegedly beat up two Kashmiri students of Dayabhai Patel Physical Education College, Yavatmal, earlier this week.

ADMK MP dies in road mishap

ADMK MP dies in road mishap

24 Feb 2019 | 10:07 AM

VILLUPURAM:AIADMK Lok Sabha MP S Rajendran died on Saturday after his car rammed into a road median at Tindivanam near here, the police said.

Trouble for BJP as allies differ on ‘quota within quota’ in UP

24 Feb 2019 | 10:14 AM

NEW DELHI:In UP, the BJP is not just battling strong Opposition parties — the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samajwadi Party combine and Congress, but also a report favouring “quota within quota”.

‘Modi hai, toh mumkin hai’: PM coins poll slogan in Rajasthan

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24 Feb 2019 | 10:15 AM

TONK:Though a big banner of ‘Phir ek bar, Modi sarkar’ was pasted behind and in front of him at the dais, PM Narendra Modi today coined a slogan “Modi hai, toh mumkin hai” (If Modi is there, it is possible) for all problems and purposes.

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24 Feb 2019 | 10:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged the government “does not want to accept” that there was a “job crisis” in the country.

Deal with J&K situation in non-partisan way: Sinha

Deal with J&K situation in non-partisan way: Sinha

24 Feb 2019 | 10:16 AM

NEW DELHI:A group of prominent citizens on Saturday urged the Modi government to deal with the situation after the Pulwama attack in a “non-partisan manner” and avoid any attempt to leverage the development in Jammu and Kashmir for electoral purposes.

Trump: India looking at something ‘very strong’

Trump: India looking at something ‘very strong’

24 Feb 2019 | 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON:Asserting that there are a lot of problems between India and Pakistan, US President Donald Trump has said that New Delhi is looking at something “very strong” in the wake of the Pulwama attack.

Fire near TN tiger reserve

Fire near TN tiger reserve

24 Feb 2019 | 10:16 AM

Udhagamandalam: A forest fire broke out near the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris District in Tamil Nadu on Saturday evening.

Cong declares 6 poll panels for UP

Cong declares 6 poll panels for UP

24 Feb 2019 | 10:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Close on the heels of the SP and BSP detailing their seat-sharing plan in UP, the Congress late on Saturday night announced six poll panels for the state, signalling their Lok Sabha election preparedness.

Paramilitary jawans killed in action will get ‘martyr’ status if Cong voted to power: Rahul

Paramilitary jawans killed in action will get ‘martyr’ status if Cong voted to power: Rahul

23 Feb 2019 | 10:38 PM

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said paramilitary personnel who are killed in the line of duty will be accorded with ‘martyr’ status if his party comes to power.

Sisodia slams PM Modi over photos in Jim Corbett

Sisodia slams PM Modi over photos in Jim Corbett

23 Feb 2019 | 9:43 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister on Saturday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent photoshoot at Jim Corbett saying that the prime minister was busy “modeling” when the rest of country mourned the Pulwama martyrs.

PM-KISAN scheme to be rolled out Sunday

PM-KISAN scheme to be rolled out Sunday

23 Feb 2019 | 10:23 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will launch the Rs 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, by transferring the first instalment of Rs 2,000 each to over one crore farmers, a senior agriculture ministry official said.

Gunshots near border area causes panic of ‘cross border’ firing

23 Feb 2019 | 8:45 PM

JAIPUR: Firing in the border area of Hindumal-Kot in Sriganganagar district caused panic on Saturday.

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Challenge to Article 35A: ‘Hearing appears unlikely till Tuesday’

23 Feb 2019 | 8:37 PM

NEW DELHI: Petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A are unlikely to be heard by the Supreme Court at least till Tuesday, sources said here on Saturday evening.

Govt not sitting over judicial appointments, says CJI

Govt not sitting over judicial appointments, says CJI

23 Feb 2019 | 8:12 PM

NEW DELHI: The stand-off between the central government and the judiciary over judicial appointments appears to be over with the Supreme Court saying that the government was not sitting over files sent to them by the Collegium.

Deal with situation in J&K in non-partisan manner: Sinha

Deal with situation in J&K in non-partisan manner: Sinha

23 Feb 2019 | 7:51 PM

NEW DELHI: A group of prominent citizens on Saturday urged the Narendra Modi government to deal with the current situation post-Pulwama attack in a “non-partisan manner” and avoid any attempt to leverage the development in Jammu and Kashmir for electoral purposes.

Minister dismisses rumours about Parrikar being on life support

Minister dismisses rumours about Parrikar being on life support

23 Feb 2019 | 7:54 PM

PANAJI: A senior Goa minister Saturday denied reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on life support and his condition has deteriorated.

Maharashtra mulls package for farmers with large land holdings

Maharashtra mulls package for farmers with large land holdings

23 Feb 2019 | 7:13 PM

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government is working on a package for farmers with larger land holdings who are not eligible for subsidy under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN), according to state government sources here.

CBI team probing Rs 126-cr land scam attacked in Greater Noida

CBI team probing Rs 126-cr land scam attacked in Greater Noida

23 Feb 2019 | 7:01 PM

NOIDA/DELHI: A team of CBI officials, including a woman constable, was allegedly attacked and chased away by relatives of an accused, also a CBI official, in a 2014 land fraud case from his village in Greater Noida on Saturday, officials said.

Kejriwal announces indefinite fast for full statehood to Delhi from March 1

Kejriwal announces indefinite fast for full statehood to Delhi from March 1

24 Feb 2019 | 7:24 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced an indefinite fast from March 1 to demand full statehood for Delhi— which he dubbed as the “only remedy” to the ongoing power clashes between the Narendra Modi government and the Delhi government.

Sena sacks four Yuva Sena members for beating up Kashmiri students

Sena sacks four Yuva Sena members for beating up Kashmiri students

23 Feb 2019 | 6:13 PM

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena has sacked four members of the Yuva Sena from Maharashtra's Yavatmal district after they allegedly beat up two Kashmiri students of the Dayabhai Patel Physical Education College earlier this week.

Maha plans to make Mumbai, Thane kerosene-free in 2 months

23 Feb 2019 | 5:06 PM

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government plans to make Mumbai and Thane kerosene-free in the next two months, Kailash Pagare, Rationing Controller for the two cities, said on Saturday.

Air India receives hijack call; BCAS orders airlines, CISF to increase security measures

Air India receives hijack call; BCAS orders airlines, CISF to increase security measures

23 Feb 2019 | 4:37 PM

NEW DELHI: Air India's Mumbai control centre on Saturday received a phone call threatening to hijack its plane, following which Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ordered all airlines and CISF to follow specific enhanced measures to ensure security, according to an official note.

Chidambaram targets Jaitley over Hooda’s appointment

Chidambaram targets Jaitley over Hooda’s appointment

23 Feb 2019 | 4:21 PM

NEW DELHI: A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slammed the Congress over Lt. General (retired) D.S. Hooda’s appointment as a member of the committee on national security, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram hit back saying the BJP needs no one as it has Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Our fight against terror, not Kashmiris, says PM

Our fight against terror, not Kashmiris, says PM

24 Feb 2019 | 7:24 AM

TONK (RAJASTHAN): Expressing concern over assaults on Kashmiris post Pulwama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined that India’s fight was against terrorism and not Kashmiris.

Protester killed in police firing in Arunachal Pradesh, Army stages flag marches

Protester killed in police firing in Arunachal Pradesh, Army stages flag marches

23 Feb 2019 | 3:27 PM

ITANAGAR: One person was killed in police firing when protesters seeking changes in the recommendations by a government-appointed panel for granting permanent residence certificate to non-Arunachalees tried to enter the Civil Secretariat here, officials said on Saturday.

Seven minor girls flee from govt-funded shelter home

Seven minor girls flee from govt-funded shelter home

23 Feb 2019 | 4:20 PM

PATNA: Seven minor girls fled from a government-funded shelter home in Mokama here in the early hours of Saturday after cutting a window grille, an official said.

Rhino found dead in UP's Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

Rhino found dead in UP's Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

23 Feb 2019 | 3:08 PM

LAKHIMPUR KHERI: A male rhino has been found dead with a deep injury in his abdomen in the rehabilitation area of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) here, an official said on Saturday.

Maharashtra govt sets up transgender welfare board

Maharashtra govt sets up transgender welfare board

23 Feb 2019 | 4:56 PM

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has formed a Transgender Welfare Board to provide formal education, employment opportunities, conduct health programmes and give legal help to the community.

13 killed, 6 injured in explosion at shop in UP

13 killed, 6 injured in explosion at shop in UP

23 Feb 2019 | 6:52 PM

BHADOHI: At least 13 people were killed and six injured in an explosion at a shop here on Saturday afternoon which led to the collapse of three adjacent houses, officials said.

In a first, India invited as ‘guest of honour’ to OIC's Foreign Ministers’ meet

In a first, India invited as ‘guest of honour’ to OIC's Foreign Ministers’ meet

23 Feb 2019 | 2:57 PM

NEW DELHI: In a significant move, India has been invited to the inaugural plenary of the foreign ministers’ conclave of the OIC, a powerful grouping of Muslim majority nations.

National Herald case: Delhi court defers Swamy’s cross-examination to March 30

National Herald case: Delhi court defers Swamy’s cross-examination to March 30

23 Feb 2019 | 2:42 PM

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday deferred the cross-examination of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the National Herald case, filed by him against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi and others, to March 30.

BJP govt functioning in ‘autocratic’ manner, says Akhilesh

BJP govt functioning in ‘autocratic’ manner, says Akhilesh

23 Feb 2019 | 2:26 PM

ALLAHABAD: Days after being prevented by the Uttar Pradesh government from flying to the city on grounds of law and order, SP president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said here that the BJP government was functioning in an “autocratic” manner.

Four Russians arrested in Goa for growing, selling drugs

Four Russians arrested in Goa for growing, selling drugs

23 Feb 2019 | 2:24 PM

PANAJI: Four Russians were arrested in North Goa for cultivating marijuana and selling other psychotropic drugs, police said on Saturday.

CRPF jawan goes missing during train journey to Telangana

CRPF jawan goes missing during train journey to Telangana

23 Feb 2019 | 2:28 PM

HYDERABAD: A 40-year-old CRPF jawan, part of a 14-member team, has been reported missing during a train journey from Delhi to Secunderabad here and a case registered, railway police sources said on Saturday.

Mentally deranged man kills 5 members of his family in J'khand

Mentally deranged man kills 5 members of his family in J'khand

23 Feb 2019 | 4:56 PM

JAMSHEDPUR: A mentally deranged man allegedly killed five members of his family in Saraikela-Kharswan district on Saturday, police said.

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