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).

Match-fixing between govt, discoms: AAP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Feb 27, 2013 23:39 IST

Calling it a "match fixing" between Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, private discoms, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) and the Centre, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed "an atmosphere of power shortage" is being created so that people are forced to buy power at a higher rate.

"What we call 'match fixing' can be understood from various incidents over the last few days. This is a conspiracy to create chaos ahead of the summers," Manish Sisodia, AAP spokesperson, said in a statement.

He said the Centre had stopped 400 MW electric supply to Delhi, resulting in massive power cuts in east and south Delhi and the reason being told is power manufactures have not been paid.

"After Dikshit's letter to DERC on February 1 about losses of Rs. 20,000 crore to power discoms, the DERC suggested her to avail Centre's scheme for helping them out and also suggested the power discoms to set up audit committees of their own," he claimed.

"How can the DERC chairperson be so sure that power discoms would get Centre's help?," he added.

The people will either have to pay additional power bill of amount up to Rs. 5,000 or the government will levy additional taxes for it, Sisodia said, adding, "It is now for the people to decided what they want to do."


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