After missing a string of deadlines, the results of the final year polytechnic diploma exam of the Board of Technical Education, Uttar Pradesh (BTEUP) was announced on Friday, ending the uncertainty in the minds of more than 2 lakh students. Like previous years, girls outperformed boys in the exam this year too.  

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    The pass percentage of girls this year is pegged at 73%, compared to the 55% of boys who managed to clear the exams. A total of nearly 15,000 girls appeared in the exam while more than 1.77 lakh boys took the exam, said SN Singh, secretary, board of technical education.
     
    The result was declared on July 28 after the authorities missed several consecutive deadline of announcement of results. The results were first scheduled to be out on June 25, and then rescheduled multiple times to June 30, July 6 and July 13. 
     
    The board conceded that the delays were due to their failure to complete the evaluatioin work on time. Singh told HT that next time it will be declared on time. “There were certain technical issues that has delayed the process of preparing final year result,’ he said.
     
    The BTEUP conducts examinations for students enrolled with polytechnic colleges across Uttar Pradesh in various disciplines like Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Mechanical, Automobile, Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT).

Man shot dead at Mary Kom's victory celebrations

  • AFP, Guwahati
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  • Updated: Aug 28, 2012 15:32 IST

A police officer accidentally shot dead a 64-year-old man at homecoming celebrations in Guwahati for Olympic bronze medal winning boxer Mary Kom, officials said on Tuesday.

Kom was greeted by large crowds in Churachandpur town in Manipur when the reception in her honour was interrupted by the gunshot.

The victim was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries after the accident on Sunday, while the police constable has been arrested.

"It was a freak accidental firing that led to the death of a man named Dongjapao during the celebrations," police official A Singh told AFP by telephone.

Singh said the cultural and entertainment programme had continued after the shooting.

Kom, who was born in a village near Churachandpur, had to settle for bronze at London 2012 after she was beaten by Britain's Nicola Adams, who went on to win the gold medal.

 

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