Daily Archives: March 3, 2012

30 students booked, 1 expelled for malpractice

Thirty students were booked and one was expelled for malpractice on the first day of the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) Plus II exams on Friday.

 Bhubaneswar is the central zone and was monitored by 17 squads. Similarly, there was strict monitoring in other three zones – Baripada, Berhampur and Sambalpur.

The council will intensify monitoring for the rest of the examinations. ?

 “This year we are very serious about proper conduct of examinations and will not tolerate any kind of malpractice’’, said a senior official of the council. The student who was expelled was appearing for exam at Birmaharajpur College in Subarnapur district.

Around 141 nodal centres have been set up to monitor the exam process and keep it free from malpractice.

The consolidated report of the squads’ visit to exam centres will be given to the higher education secretary Aparajita Sarangi the following morning.

Maoist couple surrender

A hardcore Maoist couple, Amar Mirdha (30) and Arati Kumar surrendered before Deogarh SP Chittaranjan Das on Friday.

The couple had brought along with them their two sons, aged five and two.

While Amar is a native of Topopada under Jujumura police limits in Sambalpur district, Arati belongs to Jadagula village in Riamal block of the district.

Reports said Amar had joined the banned outfit in 2000 and has 32 cases pending against him in Sambalpur district besides five in Deogarh district.

Similarly, Arati joined the outfit in 2002 and has 16 cases pending against her in Sambalpur district and another five in Deogarh district.

Trained in firearms, the duo decided to join the mainstream for the future of their children.

Deogarh SP said the couple will get their dues and benefits as per the rehabilitation policy for Maoists who surrender. He informed that the couple have been handed over Rs 5,000 and rest would follow after approval from the Home Department.