CBSE exams from May 4 to June 10, results by July 15 The CBSE will conduct classes 10 and 12 exams from May 4 to June 10 next year, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on . Thursday Practical examinations will be conducted from March 1. The results of the board exams will be announced by July 15, he added. Usually, practical exams are conducted in January and written exams begin in February and conclude in March. However, the exams are being delayed this session in view of the Covid. "The exams for class 10 and 12 will be conducted from May 4 to June 10. Schools will be allowed to conduct practical exams from March 1. Date sheet for both the classes will be issued soon," Pokhriyal announced. Several schools have already conducted pre-board exams online to keep the students prepared. CBSE had earlier this month announced that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online. Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of Covid-19. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15. However, a few states have decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in the number of infections. I-T REPORT CONTAINS names of ministers, RAIDS WERE conducted on official & residential MLAs, three IPS officers and an SPS officer premises of Kamal Nath's colleagues in 2019 PENS 7-PAGE LETTER to PM asking reality check of govt scheme implementation Unable to pay electricity bill farmer Munendra Singh Rajput hanged himself to death in his field at Matgunwa village in Chattarpur on Wednesday. Before taking the extreme step, he also penned a seven-page letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stating that he and his father were BJP supporters, Munendra, in the suicide letter, advised the PM &$ &( % ) "&"$ ( & $ &" # ( " % !& # $& '! ! $ *% "'$ ! &$ &( to undertake a reality check of ground-level implementation of government schemes. Family member Lokendra Singh alleged that department electricity seized Munendra’s motor- Dry run for Covid vax in states, UTs on Jan 2 Hathras gangrape: DM Laxkar removed 81 #0& *#.( /105*4 #(5'3 5*' #5*3#4 #.+5<4 )+3.<4 )#0)3#2' #0& &'#5* %#4' %105317'34+#. 3#7''0 6/#3 #9-#3 ' *#4 *#4 $''0 3'/17'& $''0 4*605'& 51 +3;#263 10 5*' .#45 : 1( 5*' :'#3 #/'4* #0,#0 *#4 $''0 $316)*5 +0 *+4 2.#%' Free Jio calls to other networks '.+#0%' +1 10 *634: 4#+& %#..4 $: +54 64'34 51 15*'3 0'5813-4 +0 0&+# 8+.. $' (3'' (31/ 3+: 8*'0 5*' 41 %#..'& ! 3')+/' '0&4 5 23'4'05 71+%' %#..4 51 3+7#. 0'5813-4 #3' %*#3)'& #4 +05'3%100'%5 64#)' %*#3)' ! Two IPS officers of Indore promoted *' 5#5' )175 1((+%'34 231/15'& 581 1( 5*' %+5: 10 *634: 0&13' *': #3' "1)'4* '4*/6-* 8*1 +4 #0& 231/15'& 51 #3+0#3#:#0#%*#3+ +4*3# 8*1 +4 /#&' A dry run for COVID-19 vaccination will be conducted by all state and UT administrations on January 2 to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges, the Centre . said on Thursday The activity is proposed to be conducted in all state capitals in at least 3 session sites. Some states will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain/have poor logistical support, while Maharashtra and Kerala are likely to schedule the dry run in major cities other than their capital, the Union Health Ministry said. 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Hurt and unable to bear the insult, he committed suicide asking his family to hand over the body to the government. “The government can recover the dues by selling my body parts,” he said and added that he was leaving behind his wife and four minor children, including three daughters and a son. 219 test C+ve, 4 deaths on last day of 2020 As many as 219 patients tested positive out of 4,327 sample reports received on . Thursday Rate of positive patients was recorded at 5.06% and the total number of patients reached 55,137. Four deaths were also reported taking toll to 877. According to CMHO bulletin, total samples received till Thursday was 6,64,499 and 4,086 samples were negative. Department has taken 4214 samples for testing including 1566 for RTPCR. As many as 2906 patients are going under treatment in various . hospitals of the city Total 51354 patients have been discharged so far. As many as 121 patients were added to the discharged patients list on Thursday reconciliation. Department has reported 165 patients discharged as well. BJP's lone Kerala MLA in curious flip-flop on farm law resolution The Kerala Assembly in a one-day special session passed a resolution against the Centre’s new farm laws, but not without its own share of controversies and surprises. The lone BJP member, O Rajagopal, opposed the motion while participating in the discussion on the Cen- tre’s farm bills, but when it was put to vote he was seen supporting the resolution, which he later justified as in keeping with the spirit of the House. The action, however, put his party in a predicament as he was seen to be following a line that was directly opposed to BJP’s and the Modi government’s stand on the issue. There were even suggestions from among state party leaders that action must be taken against the senior BJP legislator, who had even been a central minister once. State BJP president K Surendran is learnt to have spoken to Rajagopal, after which the affable ‘Rajettan’, as he is addressed to by both friends and foes, issued a press note, Siachen saviour Narendra Kumar passes away New Delhi: Ace mountaineer Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar, 87, who helped India secure the Siachen Glacier, passed away on Thursday at Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi due to age-related illness. Col Kumar, who was awarded the Kirti Chakra, Padma Shri, Arjun award and the McGregor medal, carried out multiple expeditions in the Siachen glacier area in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Based mainly on his reconnaissance reports, the &'( # # ($ ! " + '( ( !" * ( # ( ! # * & '( # !%' # #( '( % ! ( & ( # # )# Indian Army went ahead with the mission to occupy the Siachen heights under the Operation Meghdoot. One of the initial inputs about the Pakistani plans to annexe the Siachen glacier also came to be known by the Army through the iconic mountaineer who was commissioned into the Kumaon Regiment in 1953. "He is known to be the Siachen saviour. It was he who first detected the cartographic aggression of Pakistan in the Siachen glacier area. Rest is histo- ry," said Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni (Retd). Kulkarni was also one of the first Indian Army soldiers as a Captain to have climbed on top of the glacier along with his platoon. He climbed all these peaks despite losing four toes due to frostbite in earlier expeditions. In 1981, as member of the Antarctica Task Force he played a stellar role. He earned the nickname 'Bull' for relentlessly charging into everything he did. The government has handed over to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) the income-tax report about the raids on the residential and the official premises of former chief minister Kamal Nath's colleagues. The agency has already done a preliminary inquiry into the case. The Election Commission wrote a letter to the electoral officer chief seeking an inquiry by EOW. The commission has called the chief secretary and the additional chief secretary (Home) to its office on January 5 to take feedback on the action taken by the government. To comply with the I-T regovernment the port, handed over the case to the director general of EOW. Nevertheless, the government has not asked the probe agency to register an FIR in this case. The report of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) contains the name of ministers, politicians, $ $ ) %$%# . 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According to the report, a sum of Rs 282 crore was collected. The name of three IPS officers, Sushobhon Banerjee, Madhu Kumar, Sanjay Mane and that of a state police service officer Arun Mishra figured in the report. They were accused of doing underhand dealings. The annexure that the government has attached to the commission's letter includes the names all the four police officers. The probe agency is to focus initially on those officers. The commission has asked the chief secretary and the Union Home secretary to take action on the IT report. The income-tax department raided the official and residential premises of the colleagues of Nath, Praveen Miglani, RK Kakkar and others before the Lok Sabha elections 2019. During the raids, the income-tax sleuths came across many documents connected with underhand dealings which they cited in the report. The report also mentions that a huge amount of money was collected from various departments.