Daily Archive: May 18, 2018
The Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) declared the Class 12 board examinations result on Friday. The results will be uploaded on the website at around 10 pm, said Haryana board chairperson Jagbir Singh.
The results were expected to be uploaded by 5pm, but the process is taking longer. Earlier at around 5,30pm, board PRO Meenakshi Sharda had said ‘results being uploaded, taking a bit longer than usual and will be available shortly on website.’
The Class 12 examination was held from March 7 to April 2 this year in which 246,462 students appeared.
Last year, 64.5% students cleared the Class 12 exam, in which 250,000 – 119,626 boys and 92,655 girls appeared.
The education board registered 4,976 unfair means cases (UMC) during the Class 12 and Class 10 exams this year. The cases of cheating this year were slightly less than last year when the board caught 5,300 students cheating during the exams.
The Hindustan Times reported how students adopted innovative ways of cheating. A Class 12 Sikh student was caught hiding a Bluetooth device in his turban and a Class 10 student sneaked a mobile phone inside his cardboard.
The data by the board shows it relieved 108 supervisors of their duties this year over negligence in maintaining discipline at the exam centres. The board also shifted 28 exam centres and reconducted exams at 25 centres due to rampant cheating by students and negligence by officials.
BSEH chairperson Jagbir Singh said they received support from several panchayats in villages which prevented students from copying.
Students can also check their results on the official website of the board at bseh.org.in .
Srinagar/Jammu: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were put on high alert on Friday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the state on Saturday.
All entry and exit points into Srinagar and Jammu have been sealed by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only after thorough checking and frisking of the occupants.
Makeshift barricades and mobile bunkers have been put up to regulate traffic to ensure that no unauthorized movement is allowed during the visit.
Top officials said peripheral security to the Prime Minister’s visit was being provided by the Army.
Traffic jams were seen on Friday at some places both in Srinagar and Jammu cities as traffic moved at snail’s pace due to multiple checkpoints.
Modi will tour all the three regions of the state during his visit.
He will inaugurate the 330 MW Kishenganga hydroelectric power project in Bandipora district in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.
He will lay the foundation of the Zojila tunnel in Drass area of Kargil district. After completion, the tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity between the Valley and Ladakh region that otherwise remains cut off during the winter months.
Modi will also attend the 100th birth anniversary of revered Ladakhi spiritual leader, Kushak Bakula, in Leh town.
The Prime Minister will address the convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Jammu on Sunday before returning to New Delhi.
Modi’s visit to the troubled state come two days after his government announced a ceasefire against militants to provide for a peaceful environment during the holy month of Ramadan. (IANS)
New Delhi, May 18 The Supreme Court today gave clear-cut four-step instructions for holding the floor test in the Karnataka assembly tomorrow for ascertaining the majority or otherwise of the B S Yedyurappa’s government in the state.
In its order, the apex court enumerated the four steps that have to be followed for holding the floor test, directing the immediate appointment of the Pro-tem Speaker, holding the oath ceremony for all elected members tomorrow. This exercise has to be completed before 4 PM when the floor test will be held to ascertain the majority.
A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan ordered that adequate and sufficient security arrangements shall be made and Director General of Police, Karnataka, will himself supervise all arrangements so that there is no lapse on this count whatsoever.
The bench also noted the statement by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the chief minister, that since the floor test would be held tomorrow at 4 PM, Yeddyurappa shall not take any policy decision till it is concluded.
It recorded that in compliance with the May 17 order, Rohatgi has produced the copies of May 15 and 16 letters which were addressed by Yeddyurappa to the Governor of Karnataka.
The bench noted that in the May 16 letter, it is claimed that Yeddyurappa’s party was the single largest party which also had the support of others and the requisite majority.
On that basis, the request was made to the Governor to invite him to form the Government, it noted.
The court also took on record the submissions of senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal, appearing for Congress-JD(S) combine, that the Governor could not have invited Yeddyurappa to form government on the basis of such letters.
Their contentions were refuted by Rohatgi, the order noted, adding that “In a matter like this, detailed hearing is required in order to decide as to whether action of the Governor in inviting Yeddyurappa to form the Government was valid in law or not.”
“Since it may consume substantial time and the final decision cannot be given immediately, we deem it proper that floor test to ascertain the majority of one or the other group is conducted immediately and without any delay,” the order said.
The order also took on record the May 16 letter of the Governor inviting Yeddyurappa to form government by giving him 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the House.
However, the bench said “having regard to all the circumstances of this case, we are of the view that such a floor test be conducted tomorrow itself, that is on May 19, 2018.”
Before concluding, the bench granted six weeks’ time to the BJP and its leaders to file counter affidavit and, thereafter, the petitioners on behalf of Congress-JD(S) combine will file rejoinder affidavit in four weeks.