Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) : 2020-08-25

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hindustant­imes 07 HINDUSTAN TIMES, CHANDIGARH TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 HTSPOTLIGH­T CORONAVIRU­S: NATION ‘NEET aspirants stuck abroad can be brought back’ coronanote­s UT Ladakh UT J&K Arunachal Pradesh 2,330 51 1,517 33,075 428 25,205 3,263 2,297 0 Punjab Himachal Pradesh 43,284 1,505 28,357 5,101 3,584 100 Sikkim VANDE BHARAT Close to 4k students in the Middle East plan to appear for the test this year 1,446 43 934 Haryana Chandigarh Assam 55,460 1,074 45,405 3,035 117 1,646 90,740 70,900 1,272 DELHI Uttarakhan­d 162,527 146,588 1,061 Nagaland 15,529 10,912 405 3,714 2,396 28 Rajasthan 71,955 56,600 1,346 Uttar Pradesh Meghalaya 192,382 140,107 4,601 shinejobs For more great jobs, log on to Gujarat 1,976 789 59 87,846 70,250 1,222 www.shine.com Manipur Madhya Pradesh INDIA 5,362 3,713 116 ,$ . '* +0 % ! ##, 54,421 41,231 1,292 $ ) ,7- - 33 - 1 ( n Mizoram Tripura Dadar & Nagar Haveli ' ', +# $+ $%+ stated that students are eligible to take Vande Bharat flights. The petitioner represente­d by advocate Harris Beeran also sought a relaxation in the 14-day mandatory quarantine period. The bench refused, saying, “We are afraid such a direction cannot be made as it involves public health of citizens pertaining to state government­s.” Beeran pointed out that in Kerala, the quarantine period has been extended to 28 days. At his request, the bench allowed the petitioner to approach the state government, seeking a relaxation in the quarantine period. The bench favoured having online examinatio­n for NEET beginning next year in order to avoid hassles for students faced with similar situation in the future. The bench told MCI, “Why are you not having NEET online when JEE is online and can be written from examinatio­n centres abroad. There are a number of students in the Gulf, Singapore and Malaysia appearing for NEET. Why can’t you think of something for next year? It will avoid troubles for so many people studying abroad.” MCI counsel Gaurav Sharma told the bench that he will convey the suggestion to the Board of Governors of MCI. Less than 20 days remain for the NEET examinatio­n and for those students in the Gulf who have to appear in both NEET and JEE, it will be a hard choice, Beeran said. “Nearly 60% of students writing NEET have to appear in JEE as well. This examinatio­n will be held online and offline from September 1 to 6. If they manage to take a flight after this, there is hardly a chance for them to appear for NEET in India.” The bench understood the predicamen­t of such students, but refused to pass an order because no student faced with such a situation appeared before the court. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the JEE and NEET exams due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, saying lives of students should not be put at risk by taking such “unilateral and bureaucrat­ic decisions”. Abraham Thomas 918 459 0 8,917 6,341 200 1,753 2,161 41 letters@hindustant­imes.com n Chhattisga­rh Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to ensure that Indian students in the Gulf who have to appear in the September 13 National Eligibilit­y Cum Entrance Test (NEET) are allowed to travel to India by special flights operating under the Vande Bharat Mission to bring home Indians stranded abroad. Close to 4,000 students in the Middle East who have to appear in NEET for admission to medical and dental courses had pinned their hopes on a petition in the Supreme Court filed by a social worker, Abdul Azeez. The petition filed on behalf of 21 such students demanded opening of NEET examinatio­n centres in Dubai, Doha and Qatar, as has been done by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for holding the Joint Entrance Examinatio­n (JEE) for admission to engineerin­g schools every year. Azeez’s demand was rejected by the Kerala high court on June 30 and the top court was hearing an appeal against the decision. Both the NTA and the Medical Council of India (MCI) were opposed to setting up examinatio­n centres abroad. An MCI affidavit stated that holding the examinatio­n in different time zones will compromise the uniformity of the NEET examinatio­n.the Centre had submitted that the time was too short to consider the request of the petitioner; the process of identifica­tion of exam centres, appointmen­t of invigilato­rs, and transport of question papers requires careful planning and execution. The government was also concerned about possible leakage of question papers as it would not have any control over the examinatio­n centres abroad. The bench of justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhatt asked solicitor general Tushar Mehta to consult the concerned government department­s and ensure the overseas students appearing for NEET are allowed to travel by the Vande Bharat special flights. Before the Kerala high court, the ministry of external affairs had NEWDELHI:THE West Bengal &17 , 7 1 15 - !166 Bihar 21,732 1 " 1 "1- ,7- 141,837 111,292 2,967 961 13,424 123,383 101,362 1,227 Maharashtr­a 4166 7- - 13 -7 "* Jharkhand Andaman and Nicobar 693,398 502,490 11,015 62 31,118 21,025 940 * *+' ' 2,860 1,963 52 $ 1 6 +/ ' ' Telangana Odisha 106,091 1,842 82,411 81,479 56,925 2,949 NABARD CONSULTANC­Y SERVICES Pvt. Ltd. (A wholly owned subsidiary of NABARD) Corporate Of ice: NABARD Tower, 24 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110125 3,162,570 58,532 0 Goa Andhra Pradesh 10,909 14,138 139 Recruitmen­t notice for Core Contract Staff 361,712 268,828 8,601 Total cases in India* (Advt Ref No: NABCONS/CO-HR/005/CCS/2020-21DATED: 25-082020 Ofonrlmina­et afporplvic­aactainocn­isesaraesi­ncvoirtedc­fornotmrai­cntdsiatan­ffciftoirz­etnhse inpotshtes:p(r1es)screinbieo­dr Consultant-accounts (01 Post); (2) Consultant–civil Engineer (01 Pconsts)u;lt(a3n)t –Aistso(0ci1apteos­ct)oantscuolt­rapnotra–tehorf ic(e02- Npeowstdse)l;h(i.4f)oarsdseotc­aialetde ahdttvpe:r/t/iwsewmwe.ntabacnodn­sr.ceolamte/dreicnrsut­irtumcetin­otn.ass,pkxindly visit the website Sd/managing Director Karnataka Puducherry 283,665 197,625 5,851 10,859 6,942 337 Deaths due to Covid-19 Kerala Tamil Nadu Cases being reassigned to states 385,352 5,967 325,456 38,883 59,504 1,242 Last date for submission of online applicatio­n: 03 September 2020 *Data compiled by covid19ind­ia.org and cross-checked from inputs by HT’S correspond­ents and news agencies. 'Cases reassigned to states' is as per data released by the MOHFW. This figure has not been included in the calculatio­n for the daily new cases. n

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