Modi Apologises For Lying, Shah Surrenders Before Court.
Happy April Fools Day.
Good morning. Narendra Modi has apologised to Indians and has said that never again will he make a promise that he will not fulfil. “Even I am sick of my lying, all I have given to the public in four years is jumlas, slogans and acronyms. This can not go on.” In another twist of events, BJP President Amit Shah said that he will surrender before a magistrate and confess today. Read the complete story here:
Moving on, in a survey conducted recently, 99% Indians said they will not fall for politicians who incite communal hatred. More details here.
CBSE has issued a circular to all examination centres in Delhi with a set of ten instructions, asking them to handle downloading and printing of the encrypted question papers provided on the CBSE website, on the day of examination itself. The untried measure will be started with the Monday’s exam, which leaves just a day to make the preparations for the superintendents of the examination centres. No wonder principals and teachers are more worried than students. Read the story here.
The news is flooded with leaks. Thousands of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants gathered from across the country at Parliament Street for the Yuva Halla Bol rally, protesting against the alleged mass-level paper leak in Combined Graduate Level (CGL), Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) and other SSC exams and demanding a CBI probe extended to all exams. Read the Indian Express Story here.
A 27-year-old Dalit youth, Sanjay Kumar from Basai Babas village in western UP’s Hathras district, has shot off letters to every government office-bearer asking “Am I not Hindu?” that he is not able to take out his ‘baraat’ through his bride’s Thakur-dominated village. “When the Constitution says we are all equal, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says we are all Hindus, and he heads a Hinduvadi party, why am I facing such a situation?” asks Kumar. Read the Indian Express report here.
Some shocking news: Ambedkar statues continue to be vandalised despite the Aditya Nath government deciding that Ambedkar’s name would henceforth be written as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. Two statues of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar were found vandalised in Allahabad and Siddharth Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh. “This is the fourth time that the statue has been vandalised…” the Phulpur MP said. Earlier this month, statues of Ambedkar were also found vandalised in Meerut and Aligarh. Read the complete story here.