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A Raniganj familiar only to outsiders

Shambo Sen said he was taken aback by the question: " Tu kya Musalman hai (Are you a Muslim)?"
Devadeep Purohit Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

'Fake news' friend arrested

The founder of a web portal accused of peddling fake news and radical Hindu propaganda has been arrested on the charge of posting a distorted report on Facebook about a road accident involving a Jain monk.
K.M. Rakesh Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Math leak alert to CBSE chief before exam

CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal had learnt of the Class X mathematics paper leak an hour and a half before the exam but went ahead with the test, a central government official told reporters on Friday.
Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt shields Karwal

The Centre on Friday rushed to shield Gujarat-cadre IAS officer and CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal from reporters' questions about moral responsibility and possible action over the leak of two exam papers, taken by several lakh students.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul to Modi: Exam Warriors 2?

Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could write another book now, on battling exam leak stress.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Minister to students: Solve leak 'challenge'

Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday turned to students for solving the "challenge" of question paper leaks, his comments coming in the backdrop of the CBSE announcing that it would re-conduct the Class X mathematics and Class XII economics exams.
PTI Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Multiple-paper return plan

The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to revert to its decades-old practice of setting different questions for different regions after this year's paper leak underscored the pitfalls of having a composite paper for each subject.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Break in Opposition unity

At least three of the parties that have been rooting for Opposition unity and pooling votes to keep Hindutva forces at bay have decided to contest the upcoming elections in Karnataka where the Congress is in a bare-knuckle fight with the BJP.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul picks aides & Gehlot for key roles

Rahul Gandhi on Friday handed key assignments to his closest aides Jitendra Singh and Rajeev Satav while giving former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot a pivotal role as general secretary in charge of the organisation.
Sanjay K. Jha Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-minister plea for anti-torture law

Ashwani Kumar, former Union minister for law and justice, has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to enact a legislation to prevent custodial torture.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Stunting-obesity double burden rises

India's "double burden" of undernutrition and overnutrition has expanded from five to nine states over the past decade, health experts said at a conference on Friday, underscoring the need for government policies to tackle both the challenges.
G.S. Mudur Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

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