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22 Mar 2018, Edition - 982, Thursday


  • J&K: 2 cops and 2 Army jawans martyred in Kupwara encounter; 4-5 terrorists still holed up
  • Sensex closed 139.42 points or 0.42% higher at 33,136.18 after rising as much as 350 points during intraday high
  • Both telcos are locked in a fierce battle for subscribers and need to invest in expanding their 4G network
  • The ₹ 6 Lakh reward will be part of the revised ‘Rehabilitation Policy for Militants
  • 15-year-old girl student commits suicide at her home on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan
  • Maharashtra: 5 men linked to ISIS terror outfit arrested by ATS; plot to target Bodhgaya foiled.
  • DMK’s Stalin writes to CMs of 10 states, demanding fiscal autonomy for states
  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months

Kerala News

Cheating in UPSC main exams: TN police arrest two from Kerala

Covai Post Network

The Tamil Nadu police on Saturday arrested two persons from Thiruvananthapuram in connection with the civil services examination fraud in which an IPS probationary officer was caught cheating in the UPSC main exams using hi tech methods in Chennai last week.

(The officer, Safeer Karim, an Assistant Superintendent of Police of Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district, allegedly used a blue tooth in the examination hall. His wife was dictating answers to him over phone from Hyderabad.)

A special police team, that reached Kerala on Friday, arrested Jamshad and Mohammad Sharib Khan, owner and manager of a Thiruvananthapuram-based IAS coaching centre, who allegedly helped Shabir. They also seized a computer hard disc from the training centre. The duo were later taken to Chennai.

The team had earlier raided Safeer Karim’s residences in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Police, last week, arrested Safeer Karim, his wife Joyce and their friend Dr. Ram Babu.

Safeer and Joyce were remanded by a Chennai court, which later granted bail to Joyce after their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter fell sick.