SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

he Supreme Court directs the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain deemed universities from using the word ‘University’ within one month from Friday. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday restrained all deemed universities across the country from continuing any distance learning courses from the 2018-19 without prior approval of the regulatory authorities and ordered a CBI probe into granting of retrospective approvals to four of them. The top court also directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain such institutions from using the word ‘University’ within one month…

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Crime Branch probe into ‘fake’ teacher recruitment

Crime Branch probe into ‘fake’ teacher recruitment

BHUBANESWAR: The state government recommended Crime Branch enquiry into the alleged recruitment of fake teachers under Ujjwal scheme on Thursday. The order came after a number of teachers have been recruited in different districts on the basis of a false letter issued by an organisation left the school and mass education department in tizzy. “We are really surprised that a false letter has been issued to give recruitment to teachers in different districts. We have already ordered a departmental enquiry into the matter and a crime branch probe has also been ordered,” said school…

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Pb CM assures probe into diversion of scholarship scheme funds

Pb CM assures probe into diversion of scholarship scheme funds

Chandigarh, Jun 15 (PTI) The Punjab government will get probed the alleged diversion of the Post Matric Scholarship scheme SC funds and strict action will be taken against those found guilty, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today. Responding to a question of Congress MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal during the Question Hour, the CM assured the House that the entire matter would be thoroughly examined to fix the accountability and identify lapses, if any. The CMs assurance came amid claims by Minister for Welfare of SC and BC Sadhu Singh Dharamsot…

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Cash seized in CAB raids as part of probe into international rhino-horn smugglers

Cash seized in CAB raids as part of probe into international rhino-horn smugglers

Fifty gardaí were involved in raids at 11 properties in a major operation investigating the activities of a rhino-horn-smuggling gang. The Traveller outfit based in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, which has criminal links across Europe and Asia, has been the subject of investigations by police in several international jurisdictions into the illegal rhino horn trade. Vast sums of money are made from the sale of the horns in parts of the world where some believe they possess medicinal qualities. A significant amount of cash and documents were seized in the raids….

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Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

The recruitment company that employs private investigators to probe the conduct of British troops in Iraq has been received more than £20 million in taxpayers money, it can be disclosed. Ministers revealed the huge sums paid to Red Snapper Recruitment amid growing calls for the inquiry into alleged historic abuse be shut down. Mike Penning, the armed forces minister, said in a parliamentary written answer that Red Snapper had been paid £20.8 million since winning the contract to provide staff for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat) in 2013. The…

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