Hyderabad, March 2 -- The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Exam (TSBIE) on Friday, March 1, decided to relax the 'not even one-minute late' rule for exams this year, after a first-year Inter student ended his life in Adilabad.

The TSBIE has relaxed its rule and will allow Inter students to enter the hall at least up to five minutes after the exam begins.

A first-year inter-student, Shiva, from Mangurla village in Jainatha mandal, took his own life by jumping into the Satnala project after being denied entry to write his exam.

Initial reports suggested that Shiva came two minutes late to the exam hall and took the grave step, disheartened after he was denied entry. However, as per a report by NDTV, the police stated that Shiva was ...