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Kashmiri students protest at AMU against alleged thrashing of Phd scholar



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Srinagar, Dec 25 (KNO): Scores of Kashmiri students Sunday protested at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) against the alleged thrashing of a Kashmiri scholar their

Speaking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), one of the protesting students said some students of the university were playing badminton at 1 am and a Phd scholar from Kashmir asked them not to disturb the students.

“The students who were playing badminton in anger started thrashing him. The matter didn’t end here, some more non-local students came in a group on the very next day and thrashed the Kashmiri students,” he alleged.

He said when they tried to contact the university authorities they did not respond and compelled them to protest against the administration.

“We want the administration to take immediate strict action against all those persons who are making mockery of the university,” the protesting students said.

Meanwhile, the top officials of AMU told KNO the issue started when a Kashmiri scholar perusing Phd in English stopped some students from playing badminton.

“At around 11:30-12 am, some students were playing badminton and the Kashmiri scholar had asked them to stop but they refused following which he broke the tube light of the badminton court and he was beaten,” the official said.

Meanwhile, J&K Students Association National Convenor Nasir Khuehami told KNO that,
situation inside Aligarh Muslim University with Kashmiri students is grim.

“In a month, at least 3 kashmiri students were beaten. AMU authorities must ensure safety to each and every student and should restore academic culture back to it’s fine stage.”

He claimed he was told the administration had solved the matter but they Kashmiri students are protesting because they alleged that the administration is not concerned about them.

He added in this regard the student union has also sent a communication to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s office for his personal intervention—(KNO)

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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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