IPS officer arrested for cheating in UPSC mains exam with Bluetooth gadget

Safeer Karim, currently an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Tirunelvelli district, was caught talking to his wife during the exam


An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, aspiring to enter the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), was arrested for cheating in the civil services main exam with Bluetooth equipment, a police officer said on Monday.

Safeer Karim, currently an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Tirunelvelli district, was caught talking to his wife in Hyderabad for answers, according to the officer.

The officer said being IPS Officer Caught Cheating in exams will have a serious effect on Karim’s career.

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LIVE: Sasikala, Ilavarsi sent to jail in disproportionate assets case

She visited Jayalalithaa’s memorial before leaving for Bengaluru


Over 500 police officials can be seen a t the Golden Bay resort, wheer the MLAs are staying. The police battalion has reached with Kuvathur village.

Sasikala visits MGR Memorial House before heading to Bengaluru.

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Sasikala and two others have started their journey to Bengaluru to surrender before the court. She will visit Jayalalithaa’s memorial at Marina Beach before going to Bengaluru.

Sasikala asked for two weeks time to surrender from the Supreme Court, but apex court turns down.

She has now filed a plea before Bengaluru Special Court seeking two weeks time to surrender citing ill health.

Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai says soon review petition will be filed against the SC order.

He said, “I am sure Chinna Amma (Sasikala) will come back soon and will rule the State.”

He also welcomed the appointment of Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK.

Sasikala will be driven down to Bangalore to surrender.

Pannnerselvam camp led by Minister Pandiarajan planning to visit the private resort, where Sasikala supporting MLAs are staying, to urge them to rethink decisions taken yesterday and stay united. Read more

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India seal 4-0 win over England as Ravindra Jadeja takes 7/48

Spinner Jadeja was the hero of the day as he returned exceptional figures of 7/48 to spell doom for England


India pulled the curtains down on England’s winter of discontent in the manner befitting their dominance as the hosts clinched the five-match series 4-0 with an innings and 75-run victory in the fifth and final cricket Test here on Tuesday.

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the hero of the day as he returned exceptional figures of 7/48 to spell doom for England.

Jadeja’s effort deserves special mention as he shone on a pitch where there were no demons. However, triple-centurion Karun Nair walked away with the Man of the Matchaward for his unbeaten 303-run knock that set the tone for the victory.

In the process of winning their ninth match of the year to stretch an unbeaten run to 18, the hosts wrote and rewrote a plethora of records, including notching up their biggest-ever series victory over England.

Their previous best was the 3-0 verdict under Mohammed Azharuddin’s captaincy in 1992-93.

Having made a sedated start to the day, England made a hash of it after tea as they lost their last six wickets for a mere 15 runs.

England were staring down the barrel at 200 for eight, with Jadeja doing the bulk of the damage in an exceptional display of slow bowling on a pitch that was one of the flattest in recent times. Read More

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Live: Manmohan Singh, Siddaramaiah reach Rajaji Hall to pay last respect to Jayalalithaa

People gather in huge number at Rajaji Hall to pay their last respect to Jayalalithaa


Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respect to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Photo: Twitter (@PIB_India)

13:45: Tamil Nadu: PM Narendra Modi pays his last tributes to #Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.


13:40: Narendra Modi leaves Rajaji Hall.

13:33: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respect to Jayalalithaa, consoles Sasikala, Panneerselvam.

13:31: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam breaks down in front of Narendra Modi.

13:25: At least one million queue up at Rajaji Hall in Chennai to get a last glimpse of Jayalalithaa

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13:12: Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu): Supporters shave their heads in mourning after the demise of #JJayalalithaa


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13:04 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee has left Delhi for Chennai to pay last tributes to Jayalalithaa, who passed away on Monday.

12:59: Tamil Nadu: PM Modi arrives in Chennai to pay last tributes to #JJayalalithaa who passed away yesterday Read More About Jayalalithaa Live News

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Kerala based NGO to receive UNESCO literacy prize in Paris

Kerala based NGO to receive UNESCO literacy prize in Paris


A Kerala-based NGO will on Wednesday receive the prestigious UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for its literacy-linked skill development activities at a ceremony in Paris.

The Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS), based in state’s Malappuram, has bagged the award for its activities in the field of lifelong education and skill development programme in rural areas – aiming to help underprivileged individuals achieve better livelihood.

JSS Malappuram chairman and Rajya Sabha member P V Abdul Wahab and the unit’s director V Ummerkoya will receive the award at the ceremony that will also mark 50th anniversary celebrations of UNESCO’s literacy programmes, a statement said.

Education Ministers from UNESCO’s member states are expected to attend the function, in which third edition of Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3) will be launched. (more)

Jayalalithaa keeps five poll promises on Day 1

J Jayalalithaa, 68, took oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the sixth time on Monday, and cleared five files, waiving farmers’ debt and providing limited free electricity to domestic consumers.

She also started a phased prohibition, providing free gold for marriages and free power for handloom weavers. All these were major promises her party made in their manifesto before the Assembly elections. Jayalalithaa’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) won 134 out of 232 Assembly seats. Election for two has been postponed to June.

The chief minister and 28 of her Cabinet colleagues were sworn in by Governor K Rosaiah on Monday at the Madras University’s Centenary Hall. The list included 13 new faces and four women. S Semmalai has been named as pro-tem Speaker. Jayalalithaa was sworn in as chief minister for the second consecutive term, a rare feat for a political party in Tamil Nadu. Despite the rivalry between the two parties, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer M K Stalin attended the swearing-in ceremony. This was the second time Stalin attended Jayalalithaa’s swearing in. In 2001, as Chennai mayor, he, along with a few DMK leaders, attended the function. After the ceremony, the chief minister drove straight to her office at the Secretariat and signed the five files. The first was an order to waive off small and medium farmers’ loans in the cooperative banks. This would cost the state around Rs 5,780 crore. Also, domestic users are now entitled to 100 units of free electricity. This will cost the state around Rs 1,607 crore. Read More