Five must-read stories—February 13

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Fake ₹2,000 notes from Pakistan reach India via Bangladesh border

It took barely two months since the demonetisation policy was announced for Pakistan-based counterfeiters to come out with fake ₹2,000 notes, which were pushed by smugglers through the porous India-Bangladesh border, reports The Indian Express quoting official sources.


Violating EC ban, Dainik Jagran runs ‘exit poll’ showing BJP ahead

Deliberately defying the Election Commission ban, Dainik Jagran released an exit poll report for 73 seats in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections claiming BJP will emerge as the top party. Opposition parties are likely to see this as an attempt to try and influence UP voters in favour of the BJP even as six phases of the election still remain, says The Wire.


Vyapam scam: CBI traces 121 impersonators

In a major breakthrough in a case related to rigging of medical entrance examinations in Madhya Pradesh, the CBI has identified 121 impersonators after scanning details of over 9.5 lakh medical students across the country. A Times of India report.


Tamil Nadu Governor should act soon: Bommai case judge

With Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's delay in resolving the ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu drawing flak, former Supreme Court Judge PB Sawant—was part of the nine-judge bench that delivered the landmark Bommai judgment—said the Governor must “act as early as possible” and allay the “impression that he is acting partisan”, reports The Indian Express.


Overseas pension scheme to be buried

The foreign office is killing off three diaspora initiatives—a pension-cum-life insurance scheme, short term academic courses, and a business opportunities platform—a year after it took charge of overseas Indian affairs, reports The Telegraph.

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