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  • Modi's education record made public to halt 'fake degree row'

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Monday made public his university degree certificates, in a bid to disprove allegations by a political opponent that he had fabricated his qualifications...

    Kejriwal has not said why Modi would want to claim a fake degree but the allegations, which set off frenzied speculation on social media, struck a nerve in the prime minister's Hindu nationalist party, upset about the risk...

  • Meeting of Senate committee witnesses heated debate over fake degree scam

    ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday witnessed a heated debate over the issue of fake degree scam involving the IT firm, Axact, as some senators assailed the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for having failed to keep a check on the activities of companies registered with it...

    He said the country was already facing an image problem and this fake degree scam had brought more...

  • NYT accuses software firm of running fake degree empire

    KARACHI: The parent company of an infant media conglomerate came under the spotlight on Monday when The New York Times accused it of selling fake diplomas and degrees online through “hundreds of fictitious schools” in the United States...

    The lead story — Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: A Net of Made-Up Schools — by veteran reporter Declan Walsh and carried on the front page of the Times described Axact as a “secretive” Pakistani software...

  • Fake degree scandal worries HEC

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has called an internal meeting on Wednesday (today) to review the developing Axact scandal over the sale of fake degrees and diplomas...

    The New York Times (NYT) had accused Axact of selling fake degrees and diplomas online through hundreds of fictitious schools purportedly located in the United States...

  • Delhi law minister arrested for fake law degree

    NEW DELHI: Police say they have arrested the New Delhi state law minister for allegedly holding a fake degree in law and registering as an attorney in the Indian capital...

    According to Bhagat, Tomar says he obtained a law degree from a university in Bihar state, but police found it to be fake...

  • HEC gives itself clean chit in fake degree scandal

    In the wake of the Axact scandal, where a Pakistani software firm was accused by the New York Times of awarding fake degrees and diplomas through online universities and institutions, a committee of academic experts met at the HEC office to review the commission’s procedure regarding equivalence of foreign degrees...

    Members of the committee were briefed on the HEC’s requirements for degree recognition...

  • Delhi’s minister held over ‘fake law degree’

    NEW DELHI: Police in Indian capital arrested New Delhi’s law minister on Tuesday for falsely saying he had a law degree while representing a political party with an anti-corruption platform...

    “Our investigation showed that the minister submitted a fake law degree in the election affidavit and had also obtained a licence to practice as a lawyer,” said Deepak Mishra, special commissioner of New Delhi police...

  • Fake degree scandal

    The New York Times exposé that has rocked the IT and media industries in Pakistan and sent ripples across the political landscape is a story of two halves...

    First, there is the central allegation itself: that Axact, an IT company that has spawned many rumours amidst the self-created hype, is effectively a massive fraud, a fake-degree mill on a scale that the country, and the world, has not seen before...

  • IHC summons record of trial in fake degree case

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday asked for the record of trial court’s proceedings against the chief executive officer and directors of software company Axact in a fake degree case...

    The FIA in its appeal maintained that a case had been registered against Axact Islamabad region for preparing and selling degrees of fake online educational institutions with fake accreditation bodies, enticing innocent people through...

  • PML-N MPA de-seated for holding fake degree

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday disqualified Raja Shaukat Aziz Bhatti, a member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA), for holding a fake degree...

    Earlier, the Election Commission had declared Shaukat Bhatti's graduation degree fake and ordered criminal proceedings against him...

  • Indian education minister to face court over ‘fake’ degree

    NEW DELHI: A Delhi court agreed on Wednesday to hear a complaint alleging that India’s education minister lied about her college degree, triggering calls for her resignation...

    The petition claims Federal Education Minister Smriti Irani made contradictory declarations about her college degree in different years to electoral authorities...

  • 1,400 India school teachers resign in fake degree probe

    PATNA: Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said Friday...

    But he warned of severe action against teachers who decided to stay put with fake certificates, saying “This is a criminal act...

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