CBSE exam schedule for Class X,XII out
New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday released the schedule for Class X and XII board exams to be conducted in March 2012. About 8 lakh students across the country will take the exam for the academic year 2011-12. The exams will begin from March 1 for both Class X and Class XII and will end on March 26 for the former and on March 29 for the latter. Students will be examined in 55 papers at the class X level,while in class XII,students will take exams in 181 papers.
Canadian gets 8 months in jail for carrying drugs
NEW Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a Canadian national to eight months in jail after he was found in possession of narcotic substances at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him. The convict,Joseph Emil Sabbagh,had taken a flight from Mumbai to London on March 19,2011. En route,he fell sick and had to get off at the IGI Airport for a check-up. He was taken to the Medanta Medical Centre as just as he was being brought back to the security hold area after his medical examination,security guards found four drug pouches,containing 95 gm of charas and 90 gm heroin,tucked in his socks. Sabbagh pleaded guilty to the offence and was convicted.
SC notice to GNOIDA,UP on land acquisition row
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to Uttar Pradesh government and Greater NOIDA authority on a petition filed by a group of farmers challenging the acquisition of their agricultural land by the authorities in Garhi Bachchera village of Gautam Budh Nagar district. The petition pleaded mindless acquisition of agriculture land would lead to a food crisis in the country. The bench sought a response from the authorities within four weeks.
Delhi govt to decide on MCD reserved seats
New Delhi: Delhi government will have the final say on selection of reserved seats for women and scheduled caste candidates in the municipal elections slated for April. Officials said the Delhi government is likely to take the decision next week after State Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta submits his report on the issue. The government will have the final say in the matter, said a senior official.
Two arrested for selling drugs
New Delhi: Two persons were arrested in separate cases for allegedly selling ganja and smack during New Year celebrations,police said. Subdosh Rai was apprehended from Palla village in Outer district on New Years eve allegedly with six kg of ganja. In another case,Sukhman Sheikh was arrested with 15 gm smack from Bawana in Outer Delhi.