Industry Updates

Industry Updates
Industry Updates 2019-05-16T14:23:33+00:00
16 05 , 2019

Fake PhDs rock Tamil Nadu colleges, 11 professors suspended

By Rishi Acharya| May 16, 2019|

CHENNAI: At least 11 professors from government arts and science colleges have been caught with fake PhD certificates and placed under suspension, prompting the directorate of collegiate education (DCE) to order verification of all certificates submitted by faculty members across government colleges in the state. Sources said the erring faculty members had submitted fake certificates […]

06 05 , 2019

Couple booked for siphoning off customers’ loans

By Rishi Acharya| May 06, 2019|

VADODARA: A former contractual staffer of State Bank of India (SBI) and his wife were booked for taking loans to the tune of Rs 8.6 lakh by forging signatures and submitting fake documents. The accused Jignesh Mali had first taken a loan of Rs 1.6 lakh in 2015 against fixed deposits of a customer. Mali […]

18 04 , 2019

Fake marksheet racket busted; 6, including Lucknow University peon, held

By Ritika Sharma| Apr 18, 2019|

The police on Wednesday arrested six persons, including a peon and a terminated clerk of Lucknow University, for providing fake marksheets and degrees. The accused had been operating the racket from the varsity campus for the last several years, police said. Fourteen fake marksheets, envelopes, letter pads of the controller of examination, a scanner and […]

26 03 , 2019

‘Five-minute degree’ racket gang busted, one arrested

By Rishi Acharya| Mar 26, 2019|

A fake degree racket was busted by police on Sunday. One person was arrested while his two accomplices managed to flee. Preparing fake degrees and certificates for those seeking government jobs and admissions in schools and colleges, the gang made tall claims of completing their work in five minutes. According to police, three persons were […]

25 03 , 2019

Varsity accuses dean of using fake degree

By Ritika Sharma| Mar 25, 2019|

GURUGRAM: The management of KR Mangalam University on Sohna Road filed a police complaint, accusing its own dean, who is also a professor at its school of engineering and technology, of fraudulently securing his job using a fake degree. The university has also sought refund of the entire amount paid to him as salary during his […]

18 02 , 2019

Hospital staffer held for using fake documents to get job

By Rishi Acharya| Feb 18, 2019|

Thirty years after he began working as a cleaner at a civic hospital, a man was arrested on Sunday for using fake documents to procure the job. The accused, identified as Bijendrasing Veersing Vaidya, 56, had allegedly submitted forged educational documents to get the job. The incident came to light after the documents submitted by […]

18 02 , 2019

BMC staffer held for using forged documents to get job 34 years ago

By Rishi Acharya| Feb 18, 2019|

A 56-year-old class four employee of a government hospital in south Mumbai was arrested by Agripada police on Saturday for allegedly cheating the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for over 30 years by submitting a forged school leaving certificate in order to obtain the government job in 1984. According to police, the accused, Bijendrasingh Birsingh Vaidya […]

18 02 , 2019

35 youth booked for using fake documents to get army jobs

By Rishi Acharya| Feb 18, 2019|

Thirty-five youths from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan were booked on Saturday for allegedly using fake residence proofs, to get recruited into the army in September last year. The matter came to light when the army recruitment office (ARO), Ludhiana, conducted a detailed scrutiny of certificates of the candidates in the wake of the arrest of […]

08 02 , 2019

Chennai: 6 held for cheating bank with fake documents for loan

By Rishi Acharya| Feb 08, 2019|

Chennai: Six people were arrested for fraud after they produced fake documents and cheated a private bank of Rs 1 crore. Kuppuswamy of Mittanamelli near Avadi and his wife Mallika had borrowed Rs 1 crore in 2017 for starting a business. Their house in Uthukottai was given as collateral during the transaction. The couple had […]

04 02 , 2019

Background Checks Must

By Rishi Acharya| Feb 04, 2019|

A report by Save Life Foundation, a non-government organisation that works to improve road safety and emergency medical care across India, has drawn attention to our continuing lax attitude towards the safety of children commuting by bust to school and back. Just 3% of school bus drivers in Bengaluru have been put through Police Verification […]

04 02 , 2019

Man booked for doling out fake govt documents

By Rishi Acharya| Feb 04, 2019|

Police bust the racket by sending a dummy customer On Wednesday, cops arrested a 28-year-old man from Mundhwa for giving out fake government IDs such as Aadhaar Card, PAN card, etc. in exchange of money. An FIR has been registered against him by the Mundhwa cops for cheating and other related offences. The accused, Rahul […]

30 01 , 2019

2 teachers to be sacked for using fake docus

By Rishi Acharya| Jan 30, 2019|

AGRA: The basic education department is going to terminate services of two primary school teachers for allegedly using fake academic documents to secure their appointment. The two neither responded to repeated notices of the department nor appeared before the authorities to make any clarification. Last year, basic shiksha adhikari (BSA), following complaints, had ordered investigation […]

23 01 , 2019

86 caught with fake docus at Army recruitment rally

By Rishi Acharya| Jan 23, 2019|

Bhopal: About 86 aspirants were caught on Sunday with fake Aadhar cards, mark sheets, online application receipts and domicile certificates during ongoing Army recruitment drive in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh. Officials said most of the bogus documents were made at Huzur tehsil in Bhopal district. The four-day Vidisha-Rally-2019 started on January 16. Only candidates […]

11 01 , 2019

Manipal group cheated of Rs 62 crore, four held

By Rishi Acharya| Jan 11, 2019|

BENGALURU: Four people, including the deputy general manager of Manipal Education and Medical Group, Sandeep Gururaj, have been arrested for allegedly swindling around Rs 62 crore from the accounts of the groups’ chairman Dr Ranjan Pai and his wife Shruthi Pai over three years. The incident came to light when Ranjan grew suspicious of a […]

03 01 , 2019

Fake education board in Delhi resurfaces after gang members get bail

By Rishi Acharya| Jan 03, 2019|

After the gang was busted in December last year, the police said it had cheating more than 20,000 students across India and jeopardised the careers of many unsuspecting candidates who bagged government jobs using fake certificates issued by them. Members of a gang arrested last year for running a fake education board that issued illegal […]

20 12 , 2018

Police to launch online police verification service

By Dolly Sharma| Dec 20, 2018|

The district police are all set to unveil online police verification services, a citizen-centric service to enable people to get four types of Police Verification Reports (PVR) without visiting police station or police officers. Giving details of the services developed on the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems (CCTNS) platform, Superintendent of Police Omprakash […]

16 10 , 2018

What you should know about sexual harassment in the workplace

By Dolly Sharma| Oct 16, 2018|

Going through the anecdotal sexual harassment incidents that have come up in social media, we present six scenarios, where experts clarify the grey areas In spite of having a law, there remains confusion about what constitutes sexual harassment at the workplace, which incidents would come under the purview of the organization, and what can one […]

11 10 , 2018

Now, CEOs drive social media audits of potential hires

By Dolly Sharma| Oct 11, 2018|

A social media audit of a senior product development professional, interviewed for a CXO position for a large Indian chemicals group, threw up photos that showed excessive interest in attending election rallies. The incumbent even travelled far to hear speeches. “The hiring group was concerned but went ahead with the hiring giving the feedback that […]

04 10 , 2018

Student assaulted by a foodpanda delivery boy for cancelling order

By Dolly Sharma| Oct 04, 2018|

Victim says delivery was delayed and runner was rude; the latter claims he wasn’t trained to handle cancellations and was angry because the firm reduced their pay A student hailing from Mumbai and pursuing a diploma in Pune, was assaulted by a delivery person from Foodpanda for cancelling an order. Apart from the physical injuries, […]

01 10 , 2018

Bengaluru turning hub of fake degree rackets?

By Dolly Sharma| Oct 01, 2018|

Bengaluru, home to some of the best educational institutions in the country, is fast becoming a hub for dubious firms offering fake degree certificates. The city police’s most recent catch was last week, when an MBA graduate was arrested for selling 300 fake certificates of about four universities. Police believe that he has sold them […]

27 09 , 2018

DU’s Buddhist Studies dept to verify degrees of all 202 students

By Dolly Sharma| Sep 27, 2018|

The NSUI, student wing of the Congress, had circulated purported images of Basoya’s degree and a letter from the university in Tamil Nadu stating that the certificate was not genuine. Amid allegations that DUSU president Ankiv Basoya used a forged degree to gain admission, Delhi University’s Buddhist Studies department has decided to verify certificates of […]

19 09 , 2018

‘DUSU president submitted fake papers to obtain admission’, alleges NSUI

By Dolly Sharma| Sep 19, 2018|

TN university registrar confirms certificate to be bogus. The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday alleged that the newly elected Delhi University Students’ Union president Ankiv Baisoya of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has submitted a fake degree BA degree to secure admission in MA Buddhist Studies in Delhi University. The NSUI […]

17 09 , 2018

Verification of servants, tenants must: Police

By Dolly Sharma| Sep 17, 2018|

Owing to a spurt in thefts and other crimes, DCP Amrik Singh Pawar has issued guidelines, asking residents to get the verification of their tenants and domestic help done. He said the owners of properties would have to furnish their antecedents, including name, address, police station and picture, besides mobile phone number of the servant […]

14 09 , 2018

People with criminal history less likely to quit job

By Dolly Sharma| Sep 14, 2018|

Employees with criminal records may stay in their jobs longer and are less likely to leave, as per a new study. Researchers at Northwestern University investigated the possible relationship between having a criminal record and job performance by evaluating data from employees in sales or customer service jobs in call centres in the US. They […]

07 09 , 2018

Background check of drivers must

By Dolly Sharma| Sep 07, 2018|

The background verification is a must for cab drivers because the person whom we are hiring must be a trustworthy. The recent arrests of drivers for committing offences involving their employers show that background checks were not being carried out on these people on a regular basis. These drivers, who are mostly migrants who join […]