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Gulf Today Report
The great William Shakespeare had once written, “What’s in a name?” and it went on to become one of the most quoted phrases.
But in a country like India where names of celebrities, sports stars and politicians mean a lot, the phrase seems to be losing its shine.
Even a casual mention of a top-notch celebrity is enough to get one through the toughest hurdle without being questioned.
This is what happened recently in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, where one person while applying for a job as a teacher ‘misused’ names of the country's top cricketers.
The applicant in the form wrote his name as MS Dhoni and in the father’s name column wrote Sachin Tendulkar.
The management, which seemed to be overwhelmed by the exploits of Dhoni on the field, let the application pass all the scrutiny and the applicant was called for the interview.
It was only when the applicant failed to turn up for the interview that the management realised their blunder.
The authorities sprung into action as soon as it came to light and are preparing to lodge an FIR against this fake applicant.
However, the incident went viral as the other candidates posted it on social media.
Officials are not yet quite sure how the ‘fake application’ made it to the interview stage.
The Delhi Police took the principal on custody of a school in south Delhi on charges of repeatedly raping and threatening the woman for two years.
The teacher pulled up the students who were misbehaving. The students later went to their homes and brought their family members who brutally beat the teacher with sticks. The unruly students also ransacked the school.
Teachers failed to read a paragraph from an English text book,
Europe isn’t alone in the crisis, with drought conditions also reported in East Africa, the western United States and northern Mexico.
According to reports, Lina was involved in a collision while driving her car on a highway in Kuwait City. Ambulances rushed to the site to rescue her, but she died.
Friday's drought declaration covers parts of southern, central and eastern England including the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Kent and south London, among other places.