The BJP moved the Calcutta High Court on Monday with a fresh plea, challenging the West Bengal government’s denial of permission to the party’s proposed rath yatra in the State.The State government had held a meeting on the yatra with a three-member BJP team as per the High Court’s direction, following which it informed the party on Saturday that permission could not be granted for the same.Hearing todayRepresenting the BJP, lawyer Saptangshu Basu mentioned the matter before the court of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty and sought permission to file a fresh petition. Justice Chakraborty allowed the BJP to file the petition and asked its lawyer to serve copies of it to the State government and other respondents in the matter. The petition is likely to be taken up for hearing on Tuesday before Justice Chakraborty’s court, Mr. Basu said. The party had proposed to take out three rath yatras in different parts of the State ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. The BJP had moved a Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court after a single-judge Bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty refused the permission. The Division Bench had on December 7 directed the State chief secretary, the Home secretary and the Director General of Police to hold a meeting with three representatives of the BJP by December 12, and take a decision on the yatra by December 14. The dates of the meeting and decision-making were later postponed by a day each by the Court.
The OMR sheets of the mathematics paper of 108 students who had appeared for their matriculation examination were found missing from a government-run high school in Malkangiri district on Sunday.Complaint lodged The matter came to light after the authorities of SSD High School at Padia lodged a complaint at the Padia police station, police said. The complaint said the optical mark recognition sheets of nearly 108 students have gone missing from the school premises.Probe is on Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said a team led by ASP U.C. Nayak has been sent to the school to conduct a probe. “Investigation is in progress to ascertain the circumstances in which the OMR sheets went missing,” he said. The school authorities have also informed the district administration and the Board of Secondary Education, which conducts the annual matriculation examination in the State, about the incident, said an official. Malkangiri Sub-Collector Rameswar Pradhan and other senior officials have reached the school for the probe.Three suspended The development comes a day after images of the mathematics question paper surfaced on social media on Saturday, prompting the State government to suspend three teachers in Kalahandi district. Earlier, the question papers of Odia, Hindi and English went viral on social media, putting the Board in a tight spot. The matriculation examinations began on February 22 and would conclude on March 8. The BSE had earlier suspended 10 persons, including four examination centre superintendents, for their alleged role in circulating the images of questions on social media.