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7-Year-Old Girl from Eidgah wins Gold Medal in Pencak Silat National Championship



Rehan Qayoom Mir

Srinagar, Jan 21 (KB): A 7-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir has made the union territory proud by winning a gold medal in the Pencak Silat national championship held in Maharashtra.

Khateeba Arshid, hailing from Eidgah in Srinagar, impressed judges with her talent and cuteness.

Khateeba’s mother talking exclusively to the Kashmir Bulletin–(KB), said that “my daughter was 5 years old when she started playing Pencak Silat. She gave her hundred percent and came back with a good medal. I would like to request everyone to let your children pursue their dreams.”

Pencak Silat is a recognized game in the Sports Regulation Order and is soon to be included in the Olympics. Khateeba’s coach, Mufti Ahmad, said, “We have gained very much success and we are Allamdullah very happy with our achievements.”

“The young girl’s victory serves as an inspiration to children everywhere to pursue their dreams and passions, regardless of their age,”

As per the details available with Kashmir Bulletin–(KB), reads that the 10th National Pencak Silat Championship for the year 2022-2023 was successfully held in Nanded, Maharashtra from January 13th to January 16th, 2023. The event saw participation from various districts across the country, with players from the Srinagar indoor stadium, Ellahi Bagh bagging a total of 10 medals.

“The list of medal winners is as Gold Medalists: Khatiba Arshid, Safaan Qadir, Silver Medalists: Hafsa Asif, Nisha Manzoor, Umi Abiha, Zehran, Konain Abbas, Norain Hilal and Bronze Medalist: Abaan Sajad.”

“The Pencak Silat association and the federation extend their heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, especially the members of the association such as Hafsa Asif, Itibaw, Aksa, Yamin, Nesha, Musadiq, Zehran, and Ahmad who brought home medals.”

”Furthermore, the state of J&K secured the first position in the junior nationals, adding to the list of achievements.” (Kashmir Bulletin–KB)

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NTA NEET UG 2023 exam: Registration, important documents, fees, major details students need to know



Registration for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2023 is expected to begin soon for the medical entrance exam that is scheduled to be held on May 7.

However, the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body, is yet to declare the NEET UG 2023 registration dates.

Once activated, candidates will be able to apply for the NEET UG 2023 application from the official website– and

NEET UG 2023: How to apply

Go to the official website of the National Testing Agency-

Click on the NEET UG 2023 registration link.

Create your login credentials and log in.

Fill up the application form carefully and upload the required documents.
Pay the application fee and submit the form.

The Test pattern of NEET (UG) – 2022 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions.

NEET (UG) – 2022 was conducted as Pen & Paper-based Test.

NEET 2023: Important documents

A valid mobile number

A valid email ID

Scanned Images of the

Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph

Postcard-size Photograph

Left and Right-hand Fingers and Thumb impression

Category Certificate (if applicable)

Citizenship Certificate (if applicable)

PwD Certificate (wherever applicable)

Class 10 pass certificate.

NEET UG 2023: Marking scheme

Last year, the NEET UG exam was for 720 marks. The Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of NTA ( and ( for the latest updates. (DNA)


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Kashmir Innovator Bags Rs 50 Lakh BIRAC BIG Grant



SRINAGAR: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) innovator Sameena Lone has been selected for the Government of India’s BIRAC BIG grant worth Rs 50 lakh.

Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is a flagship programme of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which provides the right admixture of fuel and support to young startups and entrepreneurial individuals. BIG is the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)’s largest early-stage biotech funding programme in India. Funding grant of up to Rs 50 lakh (USD 60,500 approx) to best-in-class innovative ideas to build and refine the idea to proof-of-concept.

Sameena Lone, an innovator cum scholar in the SKUAST-K’s Division of Vegetable Science, supervised by Dr Khursheed Hussain, Assistant Professor, Division of vegetable science, SKUAST-K and mentored by Naveed Hamid, BDA, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell of the university, submitted her innovative proposal on ‘Organic & Disease-Free Seed Potato Production through Tissue Culture in Kashmir’ under Industrial Biotechnology, Clean Energy & Environment category in Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India which supports technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea under the BIG grant scheme a few months back. More than 500 innovators across the country had applied under the said scheme and only 26 got selected for the final pitching round before the panel committee from which only nine innovators were selected under the given category across the nation.

SKUAST-K innovator is the only one from Jammu and Kashmir to receive the BIRAC BIG grant in the present round.

Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai congratulated the innovator and her team of mentors for securing the BIRAC Grant. He appreciated the level of effort and dedication of the team and support from SKUASTK Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Centre that brought laurels to the University. He further added that such achievements are so precious that they not only boost the morale of the innovators but help in developing the ecosystem for innovations, incubations & startups.

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