Daily Archive: February 18, 2018

State of education: Fake board busted in UP

Lucknow, Feb 18 A fake education board, which operated in several states and allegedly duped hundreds of students, was busted following the arrest of seven persons by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, an official claimed today.

In UP alone, 62 educational institutes were affiliated with this board while three websites – www.upsosb.ac.in, www.upsos.co.in and www.upsos.in – were also found to be fake, a spokesperson of the STF said.

“Complaints were received about a fake education board by the name of Uttar Pradesh Rajya Mukt Vidyalaya Parishad. Three websites www.upsosb.ac.in, www.upsos.co.in and www.upsos.in have been found to be fake. It also came to light that the fake board was being operated from Faridinagar in Lucknow,” the spokesperson said.

According to the STF, it came to light that the fake board had opened study centres in Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka and Delhi.

During interrogation of the accused, it came to light that the operator of the board Rajman Gaur had opened a micro-finance company as well through which he allegedly used to deceive a large number of people, the official said.

A case has been registered and investigations are on, the STF spokesperson said.

Source: PTI

Cong, SP to contest UP LS bypolls separately

Lucknow, Feb 18  The decision of the Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) to go separate ways in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh may have brightened the BJP’s prospects of retaining these seats even as the saffron party claimed it would rely on its hardwork and strength.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav today announced the name of the party contestant from Gorakhpur and said the candidate for Phulpur will be declared shortly. The Congress has already named its nominees for both the high-profile constituencies.

Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies were vacated by Chief Minister Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya respectively, after they became members of the UP Legislative Council.

For the BJP, Gorakhpur assumes significance as it is the bastion of Adityanath, who has represented it in Lok Sabha five times. Prior to Adityanath, Gorakhpur was thrice represented in the Parliament by his mentor Avaidyanath.

Phulpur, on the other hand, was once the bastion of the Congress, and represented by first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It had for the first time witnessed a saffron surge in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, when Maurya emerged victorious.

“We can clearly see that opposition votes will split with both the SP and the Congress in the fray. However, we will contest on our strengths, and emerge victorious. We believe that the hard work of the party workers will definitely help us to clinch victory on both the seats,” UP BJP spokesperson Manish Shukla told PTI here today.

Source: PTI