Engineering entrance exam JEE-Mains scheduled to be held from April 27-30 has been postponed in view of the COVID-19 situation, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Sunday. “Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that the safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia’s and my prime concerns right now,” Nishank tweeted.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 18, 2021
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According to an official order by the National Testing Agency (NTA), “looking at the present situation of COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well being of candidates and examination functionaries, it has been decided to postpone JEE-(Main) April session”.
“The revised dates will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination,” the order said.
Curfew Pass Necessary For Movement: Details inside
Given confusion among people, the J&K Administration has made curfew passes mandatory for movement. J&K is witnessing a spike in corona cases and is adopting all the measures to curb the cases. The markets are deserted but a little movement of people can be seen on the roads.
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As per the sources, large traffic jams have been seen in various areas of Srinagar. Along with the traffic jams many traffic violations have also been reported from Kashmir. All the working employees, media officials who have to go to their offices have to carry the curfew pass. Although the District Administration, IG, SSP have made it clear that the ID cards of media officials will work as curfew passes but many police officials refuse to accept the ID card.
The administration has deployed large security forces to ensure that people should follow the covid curfew. Many roads have been sealed with barbed wires and barricades. The curfew passes can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The administration should release a clear order that all can get the curfew pass.
Germany sends oxygen plants for UT of Jammu and Kashmir: Details Inside
Manoj Sinha thanked PM Narendra Modi for his help to J&K UT in combating the pandemic.
He said that, “Centre government provided adequate supplies of oxygen, medicines, vaccines and the lifted 9 oxygen plants from Munich,Germany”.
I am deeply grateful to Hon’ble PM @narendramodi for his help to J&K UT in combating the pandemic. Thanks to his intervention, countless lives have been saved with adequate supplies of oxygen, medicines, vaccines and the lifting of 9 oxygen plants from Munich.
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) May 12, 2021
He further added, “the smooth coordination with the union government has been a big relief in this hour of crisis. For helping the Union Territory deal with this calamity effectively, I am also thankful to Hon’ble Home Minister Amit Shah.”
Grenade Attack At Police Nakka In Samba District
A grenade lobbed by an unidentified person on security forces in Nud Police Naka in Samba district.
Police officials said no one was injured and a search operation launched.
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During the night naka was laid by security forces in the Nud area of Samba. a grenade was lobbed by an unidentified person.
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