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“I requested everyone, [Read the complete report here] “We would have surely sent the body in a vehicle, informed Haryana Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ram Bilas Sharma that his Early Day Motion (EDM) titled ‘Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919’ had attracted 13 additional signatures from British MPs so far. it would be appropriate to commemorate it. ‘BBC News’ reported. 2014 2:07 pm Researchers found that cardiometabolic risk in obese adolescents may be predicted by typical sleep patterns. This strike will increase the suffering of the common man.” he said. He should still be a character not a hero doing heroism because cinema is a form of entertainment with a sense of realism.not contrived.

after completing elaborate prayers and rituals.5 percent to be covered by the remaining members.“The Ministry of External Affairs warned that the required number of 55 percent could be reached if any of the three — European Union Russia and Japan — ratified it That would have pushed India into an observer status rather than being a vociferous member” said government officials Watch What Else Is Making News The agreement would come into force 30 days after at least 55 countries accounting for 55 percent of emissions deposit their instruments of ratification and acceptance with the UN Secretary-General At a BJP meeting on September 25 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India would “play its part” in ratifying the Paris treaty and submit the ascension document on October 2 to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary This was a turnaround from what India’s official representative to the G20 Summit had said on September 5 — that India would not be able to ratify the deal by the year-end because there were “domestic procedures” to be adhered to Sources said that it was a settled position until September 21 that India would become a signatory after attending to the domestic laws The Environment Ministry was non-committal to the ratification as most ministries opposed it contending that domestic rules required amendment to dovetail with the pact according to the sources The Prime Minister’s Office also sided with it and sought completion of inter-ministerial consultations Sources said Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar warned of the possibility of getting sidelined and be excluded while the nuts and bolts of the treaty are being decided if any of the three large polluters signed the treaty ahead of India He is also learnt to have quoted the special unilateral relation between India and the US and argued that since the pact had been steered by the US not ratifying it would send a wrong signal especially when Barack Obama had just two months to go as US president Since India had made up its mind to ratify the treaty Jaishankar argued that it would be in the country’s favour to lead from the front as in the case of Solar Alliance and Climate Justice and control or delay changes in the clauses sources said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Santosh Singh | Saran/nalanda | Updated: July 29 2016 10:57 am The Usharvind Madhyamik Sah Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Chhapra has no students or furniture (Express Photo: Santosh Singh) Top News An empty field that official records show is an inter-college in its third year of affiliation; a closed godown; a set of asbestos-roofed rooms without desks benches teachers — or students And then at least four schools that exist on paper but were nowhere to be found on the ground These are the results of an investigation by The Indian Express into the corrupt examination grading system in Bihar that flourished right under the JD(U)-RJD government’s nose And which captured national attention after startling — and often poignant — visuals of Class XII toppers struggling to answer basic questions Twenty-four alleged accused in the “toppers scam” have been arrested including former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh under whose two-year tenure 196 plus-two and intermediate institutions running plus-two courses were granted affiliation and local officials who allegedly substituted answer sheets to help students get better marks Also in jail is Amit Kumar alias Bachha Rai the alleged kingpin of the scam and owner of Vishun Rai College in Vaishali which produced three toppers among the 13 this year all of whose results were later cancelled Then there’s the minor arts topper from Vishun Rai College now in a remand home and whose face was projected as the face of the scam after she mis-pronounced political science as “prodigal science” on camera But as The Indian Express found travelling across eight districts to inspect at least 25 schools the arts topper and hundreds of students like her are as much victims as they are beneficiaries of a system hijacked by government functionaries So much so that even institutions in Nalanda and Saran the political bastions of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his main ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav were found to have fallen far short of basic affiliation criteria (see box) The Indian Express visited schools in the backyards of the two men who rule Bihar and here is what it found: SARAN Empty land some bricks Binda Dharohar Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya Panchbhindi Garkha # Owned by Upendra Rai a farmer BSEB records show that this plus-two school is in its third year of affiliation with batches for arts science and commerce and an allotted strength of 120 students for each stream However the path to this school leads to an open patch of land with bricks strewn around “School owner Upendra Rai’s plot is being used by another Upendra Rai a brick kiln owner from the same village An inuaguration ceremony for construction was held three years ago” said Hareshwar Manjhi a resident of Panchbhindi village When contacted owner Upendra Rai said: “The empty land is the proposed site for the Binda Dharohar school We are still in the process of setting it up We are running a plus-two school from a 12-room unit with tin shades and an asbestos structure at another location” Rai said 50 students appeared for the Class XII examination this year But he did not know how many students had passed or the number of students enrolled for the 2015-17 session or those who took admission for the 2016-18 session *** 4-room godown locked Scholar Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Jalalpur is a two-room godown that doubles up as a waiting stop for ‘shared autorickhaws’ (Express Photo: Santosh Singh) Scholar Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya Sakaddi Jalalpur # Owned by Rakesh Kumar Siwan A board outside this locked four-room structure originally a godown but granted affiliation for the 2014-16 session shows the school’s BSEB code number (41166) and that it is run by Scholar Education Foundation Trust It has three mobile numbers — one was answered by a man who did not identify himself and said he was not associated with the school the second was switched off and there was no response on the third Sakkadi villagers said two rooms were meant to be classrooms — there were no desks or benches inside — a third for the principal and the fourth a staff room There is an open ground adjoining the structure but no toilets The small verandah doubles up as a “shared autorickshaw stop” “Someone comes here once a month to open the doors for a few hours The godown is owned by Sipahi Singh of Sakaddi and rented to a man from Siwan” said Dinanth Paswan a Sakkadi resident Manoj Kumar who passed his Class XII from Surajdev Singh College nearby said he had completed part of his primary education from a school run from this structure “But now this is just to show that an inter-college exists” said Kumar *** No furniture only cobwebs Usharvind Madhyamik Sah Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalya Ashoknagar Jalalpur # Owned by Arvind Singh Chhapra This school is located inside a two-storey building housing a salon and a hardware store at the entrance The first floor has eight shuttered rooms with labels outside to identify a principal’s room a staff room a computer lab and four halls But cobwebs had gathered on the windows of the classrooms which didn’t have desks or benches Owner Arvind Singh said the school being run by Usharvind Educational Foundation Trust has not started classes because it is yet to receive a code number from BSEB “There was an inspection and our school got affiliation from the 2016 session but we have not got our school code yet” *** No student no teacher Chandrajyoti Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya Sutihar # Owned by Ramashanker Singh Parsa This school is a four-room asbestos-roofed structure with a verandah unplastered walls and a playground but no toilet or water There were no blackboards inside Over a dozen desks and benches said to be the school’s property were being used by workers at an adjacent site where five rooms with an asbestos roof were being constructed The school’s principal and owner Ramashankar Singh claimed that his inter-college was functional But he did not know why the school was shut or attendance details of students over the previous week “We got affiliation in 2014 and 115 students appeared for Class XII exams Eighty students were enrolled for the 2015-17 session We have not enrolled any student in the current batch” he said *** 2 schools that don’t exist Asha Sinha Memorial Uchcha Mahavidyalya Dariyapur Sonepur & Ravindra Mina Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya Basatpur Two schools in Saran — Asha Sinha Memorial higher secondary school at Dariyapur Sonepur and Ravindra Mina higher secondary school at Basatpur Saran — exist in BSEB records but could not be traced Local residents and teachers of other institutions in the area said they had not heard of these schools In Dariyapur Amit Ranjan a shop owner said: “I am 50 years old but have not heard of any such school (Asha Sinha school) in Dariyapur” In Basatpur the principal of the government school Lalbachcha Singh said: “Ours is the only plus-two school here” *** No students 1 teacher Ramvilas Sakla Devi Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya Sawari Jalalpur Records identify the school’s secretary as K K Singh Chhapra This school is a three-storey structure with 14 rooms including one for the principal another for teachers two labs and a library But there were no students here when The Indian Express visited on a working day Principal Shesh Narayan Singh was absent leaving history teacher Amit Kumar Sharma and clerk Hazrat Ali in charge They identified the college secretary as K K Singh and said the school has been affiliated to BSEB since the 2014-16 session Sharma and Ali refused to provide information on results and attendance figures for 2016 or contact details of those who run the school saying they were not authorised to do so They also refused to explain why students were absent that day “For 2015-17 we have 240 students in science and 120 each in arts and commerce For 2016-18 session the college has enrolled 240 in science 27 in commerce and 52 in arts” said Ali Asked about his qualifications Sharma admitted that he had not undergone any teachers’ training course “I am a postgraduate and get Rs 3000 per month as salary” he said *** NALANDA ‘Students on leave’ Subhash Secondary School Mora Talaab Biharsharif # Owned by Subhash Chandra lawyer Biharsharif A two-storey structure housing the Subhash Senior Secondary School from Class IX to Class XII is also home to DM International School with classes from Nursery to Class VIII Both schools are run in separate shifts School authorities said the plan is to keep aside six rooms on the first floor for plus-two classes But one room earmarked for Class XII was running a UKG class when The Indian Express visited Principal Suraj Bhatt said: “All the Class XII students have taken leave but it is not a holiday” He later admitted that the school had only a few Class XII students but did not provide further details including details of faculty and fees Of the sanctioned strength of 120 students each in arts science and commerce the school has enrolled 75 in arts 120 in science and 11 in commerce said Bhatt adding that admissions for the current session are underway Asked about Class XII results for 2016 Bhatt said: “Four students got second division in arts five got first division In science 22 got second division In all 87 students failed The school possesses two acres of land and of the three labs two were undergoing “renovation” said Bhatt *** 2 more ghost schools KMD school Biharsharif & Dalip Mahto Balika Uchcha Madhyamik Vidyalaya Hasanpur These two private schools are among the five granted affiliation by the BSEB during Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh’s tenure as chairman But they did not exist on the ground In Hasanpur Subham Singh an employee of another private school said: “I belong to Hasanpur and have never heard of Dilip Mahto school” Deepak Vishwakarma a journalist in Biharsharif said: “I have been searching for KMD school too but have not been able to find it” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ranchi | Updated: August 19 2016 3:09 am A hyper active south-west monsoon has brought very heavy rains in parts of Jharkhand creating flood-like situation Top News A hyper active south-west monsoon brought heavy to very heavy rains in parts of Jharkhand creating flood-like situation The administration officials however said that they were dealing with the situation proactively and the situation was likely to ease out by Friday Among the worst affected were Jamshedpur and Ramgarh districts although heavy rain was recorded in almost all areas of the state According to the Indian Meteorological Department’s Ranchi office Jamshedpur received the heaviest rainfall of 270 mm in the last 24 hours Almost all the areas in the Central South and North-West Jharkhand received at least 80 mm or more rain The weather forecast for Friday indicates that some places in South Central and North-West Jharkhand may witness heavy rainfall With rainfall starting late Wednesday evening and continuing through the night Subarnarekha and Kharkai Rivers in Jamshedpur were flowing above the danger mark While Subarnarekha flowed at around 25 metres above the danger mark (12150 metres) Kharkai too was flowing at around 45 metres above the danger mark (129 metres) The flooding in these two rivers has been caused due to release of water from Chandil dam (located in neighbouring Seraikela Khrasawan district) where officials opened eight of the 13 gates following consistent rain since the last three days “The low lying localities in areas like Mango Kadma Sonari and Bagbera have been worst affected Water has entered houses in some of the colonies like Shastri Nagar and Bagbera However one of the gates of the Chandil dam has been closed indicating that the situation is easing out” said an official from the district administration of Jamshedpur At least 26 big and small relief camps for the affected residents have been set up in these areas “Deputy Commissioner along with Sub-Divisional Officers are leading and monitoring the relief work The situation is under control” said the official Watch Video: What’s making news Meanwhile in Ramgarh a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with State Project Officer (Disaster Management) Sanjay Kumar Srivastava conducted a recce around the dams including Patratu following reports of increase in the water level due to consisten rain “The team and administration have identified safe place for relief camp in case of need” said an NRF official in Ranchi Earlier Rajrappa a pilgrimage centre in the district was also affected due to heavy rain The rain-fed Bhairavi and Damodar at whose confluence Rajrappa is situated are swollen and some roadside shops located along the River Bhairavi were washed away in the strong currents while the pathway to the goddess’ shrine was reportedly damaged “There were reports of some people getting stuck on a high land in Latehar after water levels rose in a small river However they were rescued by locals” said the official For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News negotiate different terms depending on the creditworthiness of the borrower and structure the loan to accrue interest at a rate at least equal to the Applicable Federal Rate.15 am, 2016 2:09 am Related News The government Wednesday approved a Rs 2, Each of these families will get around Rs 5. 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