CBI registers another FIR and a Preliminary Enquiry linked with VYAPAM cases

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Bhopal: The Central Bureau of Investigation today registered one more FIR and a Preliminary Enquiry related to cases linked with the VYAPAM scam which relates to massive irregularities in medical entrance tests and recruitment of contractual teachers and different categories of staff in Madhya Pradesh Government departments such as Forest and Transport.

The FIR has been registered u/s 120 B, 409, 420, 467, 468, 471, 201 of IPC; Section 3(D) (1,2/4) of MP Recognised Examination Act 1937 ; Section 65, 66 of IT Act and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of P C Act, 1988 against 587 accused persons including the then Controller; then Principal System Analyst; then Senior System Analyst; then Assistant Programmer, VYAPAM and then OSD to a former State Minister.

CBI has taken over the investigation of FIR No. 12/13 registered on 30 October 2013, which was earlier registered by the Special task Force of Madhya Pradesh Police on allegations of manipulation in allotment of roll numbers to facilitate cheating by the candidates appearing in PMT Examination 2012 as well as on allegations of alteration in OMR sheets.

The preliminary Enquiry has been registered relating to death of Vikas Singh. This is to enquire whether or not the death was related to alleged VYAPAM cases. He was an alleged accused in 3 FIRs registered by Madhya Pradesh Police (FIR No. 449/13, at Police Station,Jhansi Road, Gwalior; FIR No.-390/11 at Police Station Gopalganj, Dist-Sagar & FIR No.-898/13 at Police Station Garha, Dist-Jabalpur). He died on 21 November 2009. On the complaint of then C.M.O. C.H., Mhow in Indore district, Inquest No. 71/2009 was registered at Police Station Kishanganj in Indore (M.P). He was a student of Veterinary College, Mhow, and was residing at Boys Hostel, Veterinary College, Rasalpura, Mhow, where the incident took place.

On the directions of Supreme Court of India, CBI has taken over the investigation of the said FIR & Inquest proceedings which were earlier registered and conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Police.

India is poised to become the world’s greatest country: Tarek Fatah

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Tarek Fatah, author of “The Hindu is Not My Enemy” CLICK FOR INTERVIEW
Tarek Fatah, author of “The Hindu is Not My Enemy” CLICK FOR INTERVIEW

Ottawa: A TV interview on India by Tarek Fatah, Pakistan born Canadian author of “The Hindu is Not My Enemy”, has gone viral on social networking platforms.

In his interview to the Canadian Tag TV, Tarek says with a definite punch that “India is poised to become the world’s greatest country.”

Rebuking the Pakistani mentality towards India, Tarek goes on to observe: “The Arabs don’t even spit at us but we go on naming our children after them.’ He quips – Why not Indian or Hindustani names as we did 100 years ago?
Tarek sounds prophetic when he proclaims that India is the future of Human Civilisation. Shaking Pakistan out of its obviously misplaced identity, Tarek asks: “How can you claim to be an Arab because the fact is you are Hindustani since you live on the Indus River.” In the same context, he goes on to add, “This Pakistan cannot understand till it breaks.

Drishyam: A family that STAYS together and PLAYS together

Movie Review

By Indu Indira Lala

DrishyamGenre – Intrigue/Thriller

Director – Nishikant Kamat

Story – Jeetu Joseph (original Malyalam Award winning Movie)

Cast – Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Rajat Kapoor, Ishita Dutta

Rating ***

Based on a true story and adapted from the Malayalam Box office hit Drishyam, this remake is the story of a family that STAYS together and PLAYS together. When life presents them with an unwanted situation, this middle class family fights their fears, tides against the law of land and thrill the audience with intrigue, and suceed in keeping us under the illusionary power of the unknown till the last frame.
A movie that certainly justifies the genre of Intrigue more than that of Thriller and retains the Intrigue genre feel upto the last word by keeping a very different situational climax sheathed till the end.


A 4th class dropout Vijay (Ajay Devgn) runs a Cable TV network and has two passions in his life – Love for Cinemas and Dedication to his family, necessarily in THAT order. Having watched every cinema once, this simple guy has tuned his mind to live by every cinema, frame by frame. He thinks like cinema scenes, he reacts to situations cinema-mindedly and cinema situations run in his veins.
His family consists of his wife Nandini (Shriya) and two daughters. When his elder daughter scoops out a couple of hundreds from him to attend a Nature Camp, a strange unwanted nuisance (read boy) attaches onto her life. In a speedy encounter of events, circumstances render the nasty brat (boy) missing. An only child, a spoil brat of IGP Meera (Tabu), the missing boy sets the Police Force on their toes and Tabu’s no-nonsense police record makes the investigation crisp and fast.

Dots keep on getting connected, leading IGP Meera’s clues directly towards the Salgaonkar family (Vijay and Co). The Chase would Hardly let any James relax, and so does the audience charge up (read you and me) restlessly moving the fingers over the recliner push button, sometimes raising the footrest of the recliner, and after few minutes folding it back and couching on the edge of the recliner, pondering what’s coming next !

By and by police decode the ‘mystery of the missing boy’ and call it an illiterate man’s masterstroke game plan. With great sweat n smashing, finally Lady Cop Meera succeeds in nabbing the culprits and closes in, to the boy and his whereabouts, and we almost begin to pack our smart phones into our pockets or zip bags, thinking ‘Case Solved’ but…….then……..the super intriguing climax stumps us with its surprise and elan. And the story hasn’t ended yet ! The more we reach near the finish line, the more intriguing it gets….and the end is worth the wait !

An unpredictable climax welcomes us and lingers on till the end.

Not a high octane action packed thriller, yet a very well made simple Intrigue genre movie, keeping us hooked the end.
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