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).

Four more bodies recovered from chopper crash site

  • PTI, Gauchar
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  • Updated: Jun 26, 2013 11:09 IST

Four more bodies were recovered by IAF commandos near Gaurikund in Uttarakhand where an IAF Mi-17 helicopter carrying 20 people had crashed during a rescue mission and all onboard are feared killed.

During night-long search operations, Garud commandos recovered four more bodies, IAF sources said, adding that till this morning, 12 bodies have been found from the site of Tuesday's crash of the large Air Force chopper.

The dead include five IAF officials while the identities of the others are being ascertained, they said.

There were 20 people onboard the ill-fated chopper - five from IAF, six from ITBP and rest from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) sources said.

The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on a rescue mission from Gauchar to Guptkashi and Kedarnath and crashed on Tuesday afternoon while returning from Kedarnath north of Gaurikund, according to an IAF spokesperson.

Air chief marshal NAK Browne rushed to Uttarakhand on Wednesday to boost the morale of pilots operating in difficult weather conditions.

The crash occurred in "difficult" weather conditions created by rains and fog, a senior IAF official in Gauchar said. The chopper belonged to a unit from Barrackpore Air Force Station in West Bengal under the Eastern Air Command.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the crash, the IAF spokesperson said.

IAF said its operations in the area will continue.

IAF had started inducting Mi-17 V5 choppers only last year after 80 of them were ordered from Russia.

This is the second incident of a helicopter crash this week in the hill state. A private chopper had crashed in Gaurikund area on Sunday leaving the pilot injured.


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