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Arvind Kejriwal attacks L-G over objection to free pilgrimage; Is Kejriwal doing Fair Politics ?
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday over the latter’s objection to a government scheme to offer free pilgrimage for senior citizens.
Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana’, 77,000 people were proposed to be taken on free pilgrimage every year but the scheme needed Baijal’s approval.
“LG is practically obstructing every scheme and every project of Delhi (government). How do we run (a government) like this?” Kejriwal asked in a tweet.
“My appeal to BJP-Don’t obstruct our work. I challenge your governments in other states to compete with us in work,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader added.
Earlier, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the Lt Governor wanted the pilgrimage to be restricted to families below poverty line (BPL).
“The L-G forgets that many children do not support their old parents. They would be happy to receive government support. And every government facility should not be restricted only to the BPL,” Gahlot said.
CBSE exam paper leaks: 'Even I could not sleep, I am also a parent,' says Union minister Prakash Javadekar; Is Paper leak is big problem in India ?
NEW DELHI : Union minister Prakash Javadekar today called the CBSE exam paper leaks "unfortunate" and promised speedy arrests in the matter.
"This is a very unfortunate development. I understand the pain the parents and students have to go through. Whoever is involved in the paper leak will not be spared, police will soon arrest the culprits," he said while addressing the media.
"Even I could not sleep, I am also a parent," the minister empathised.
"We must ensure examinations are carried out without any breach," he stressed.
The Delhi Police's crime branch has questioned 25 people + in the matter, including the printers of the question papers, owners of coaching institutes, security guards and members of criminal gangs earlier involved in cloning question papers.
In fact, it was conducting raids in 10 different places till late Wednesday night.
The CBSE yesterday announced retests for the Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics exams + following reports that the papers were leaked.
In its statement, it said the board had taken cognizance of "certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations". It decided to re-conduct the exams to "uphold sanctity of the board and in the interest of fairness to the students."
"Dates for fresh examinations and other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week," read the exam notice.
The government, too, launched a probe amid student anger over the issue, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his unhappiness over the development and sought strict action from Javadekar.
The minister said an organised gang could be behind the leaks and assured students of strict action against those found guilty. He also promised to provide a more secure mechanism to carry out the exams.
The retests have been notified for all CBSE schools, in India and abroad, as this year all papers sent across Delhi, India and abroad carried the same set of questions.
Usually, four different groups of papers are made for Delhi, rest of India, schools outside India, and one for reserve.
That it had access to a handwritten paper, one that allegedly matched Set 1 of the CBSE Economics paper that the students sat for on Monday.
The Class X Maths paper was also circulated widely in teacher and student groups, with some children in Bihar and Abu Dhabi claiming to have access to it.
Ludhiana woman, son to appear for Class 10 examination together; Is this a good message for Literacy ?
Proving that education and attaining knowledge has no age limit, a mother and son duo here are jointly preparing to appear in the Class 10 Board examination.
The 44-year-old Rajni Bala had completed Class 9 in 1989, but due to an unfortunate family circumstance, she had to give up her education. Eventually, she was married and began her family life.
“My husband has been telling me for several years to complete my education. However, I had three children and had to educate them. Although I am working as a ward attendant in a civil hospital, I realised that it is important to pass Class 10 at least, in the present day. Therefore, I began preparing along with my son, who is also in Class 10. We go to school together and also study together,” Rajni told ANI.
While the initial days were awkward for Rajni, she said with the support of her husband, children and mother-in-law, she was able to overcome her initial inhibitions and work hard to achieve her goal.
“My mother-in-law, in spite of being uneducated herself, motivated me to take this decision. My husband has been very supportive; he wakes up early to teach me and my son. My daughters also help me study. Eventually, I would like to pursue my graduation,” she said.
Meanwhile, her husband, Raj Kumar Sathi, said it is important for one to complete their education in this day and age, irrespective of their age.
“I myself pursued my graduation after a gap of 17 years. I felt that if I could do it, so could my wife. We wake up early to study and she goes to school with my son. They also go for tuitions together, which has been very helpful to her,” he said.
Echoing a similar thought, Pawan Gaur, principal of Lajwanti Senior Secondary School here, where the mother-son duo are studying, said when individuals came back to complete their education after several years, it sent a very positive message to society at large.
Haryana discom’s billing data hacked; Is Online data is so easy to be Hacked ?
The billing data of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), one of the two power discoms catering to nine Haryana districts, has been hacked.
Sources said the Automatic Meter Reading System (AMR) with the billing data of 4,000 industrial consumers was targeted shortly after March 21 midnight. The following morning, computer screens at the UHBVN head office in Panchkula flashed a message from hackers, demanding Rs 1 crore in Bitcoin from the state government to retrieve the data.
The UHBVN monitors billing in Panchkula, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Sonepat, Kaithal and Rohtak districts. A spokesman claimed the data had not been lost and the consumers would not be affected.
"A system study was carried out by experts. The database was found encrypted. The backup of the encrypted database was taken for further retrieval. The Nigam has already initiated steps to replace the system with a technologically advanced one which would be operational by the end of May, " he added.
Last year, about 100 countries, including India, saw a cyber attack. "Cyber weapons” stolen from the US National Security Agency were used to lock computers and hold users’ files to ransom.