Have taken up the matter with NTA, JK admin and Higher Edu Deptt: Prof Khan
Srinagar, May 18 (KNO): The University of Kashmir (KU) Thursday said that the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) examination centre issue will get ‘resolved’ on Friday.
Speaking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Vice-Chancellor of the varsity Prof Nilofer Khan said that it has taken up the CUET examination centre issue with the National Testing Agency (NTA) and Higher Education Department.
“We have taken up the matter with NTA, Higher Education Department and JK administration. Most likely it will get resolved on Friday as both the stakeholders have given us the positive response,” Khan said.
She further said that the Higher Education Department has also informed us that it has already taken up the matter with NTA and most likely, it will get resolved on Friday.
Pertinently, hundreds of aspirants of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) have expressed antipathy against the NTA for designating their examination centres outside the Jammu and Kashmir in contrary to their preferred venues.
The aspirants said that their preferred examination centres for the entrance test were changed from Jammu and Kashmir to other states by the examination conducting agency NTA.
Earlier, a number of NET aspirants of previous session have alleged that they could not appear in the entrance test—blaming the examination conducting agency for changing their preferred venues from Jammu and Kashmir to other states—(KNO)
Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT
Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.
According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .
“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”
Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.
“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)
Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo
Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.
Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.
Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]
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