NATIONWIDE oct 21 oct 22 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 18,454 17,561 160 15,786 18,641 231 Jab-o-meter Take your shot October 21 56,11,985 doses October 22 62,58,092 doses Total doses 1,01,24,09,255 odisha Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths sambalpur l saturday l october 23, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l city EDITION Edit window for NEET-UG phase-2 application reopens It is a big relief to students whose NEET candidature was at stake as they could not complete the second part of the registration Registration process open till October 26 Last chance to fix mistakes in form The National Testing Agency, responsible for conducting NEET-UG, has reopened the second registration process till October 26 following requests from candidates. Registration for NEET this year was in two parts. Students had to fill in the first part ahead of the examination on September 12 and the second part was to be filled between Oct 1 and 10 ■ ■ ■ For the Phase 2 application form, students are required to fill in personal, educational and residential information Students can also correct any mistakes in the application such as gender, nationality, email address, category, sub-category etc The application window can be accessed on neet.nta.nic.in oct 21 524 573 02 oct 22 467 603 03 Oct 30 When Neet-UG results are expected, though no official date has been set CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Troop infusion in J&K, 5,000 sent Shah’s three-day visit to Valley starts today roped in for internal security duties in the Valley was in FebIN view of the targeted killings ruary 2019, ahead of the scrapof civilians by militants, the ping of Article 370. CRPF direcCentre has decided deploy tor-general Kuldeip Singh, around 5,000 additional troops along with senior officials from in Kashmir to strengthen anti- other agencies such as the Interror operations and boost law telligence Bureau, is already in and order measures. J&K monitoring the security The order, issued on Friday, situation after a spate of tarcomes a day before geted killings of Home Minister Amit Dismantling civilians. Shah’s maiden visit to According to sourcterror hubs Jammu and Kashmir es, the new deploysince the abrogation The fresh infusion ment of paramilitary of its special status of forces comes as f o r c e s w o u l d b e security forces and bifurcation into spanned over eight have cracked two Union territories. districts in the Valley down on terror Fifty companies of and 30 CAPF companetworks and the Central Armed nies would be posted have been Police Forces comi n S r i n a g a r. O n e carrying out prising CRPF and BSF CAPF company comback-to-back would be deployed in prises 100 personnel. anti-terror the Valley, according The first batch of operations to an official order ac1,500 CRPF troops will cessed by this paper. reach Jammu and Twenty-five companies of Kashmir by Saturday, sources the BSF would be deployed for said, adding that Indian Army ‘static guard duties’, while an would take care of safe transequal number of CRPF troops portation of the troops. would be pressed into aggresThis newspaper was the first sive anti-terror operations. to report on October 19 about Static guard duties include gate the government’s plan to send keeping of vital institutions more troops to Jammu and and government buildings. Kashmir in the wake of a spurt The last time the BSF was in terror acts in the Valley . SA N A S H A K I L @ New Delhi ‘States’ power to block CBI not absolute’ E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the right of state governments to withdraw consent for CBI probe is not absolute as per Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. The West Bengal government had challenged the ongoing CBI probe into post-poll violence, saying it had not sought its consent. Since the Mamata government has already withdrawn its general consent to the CBI, the FIRs lodged by it cannot be proceeded with, it argued. It was the Calcutta High Court that had tasked the CBI to probe Desert Safari The Super 12 stage of the pandemicdelayed edition of the World Cup begins on Saturday. A look... l India, England, West Indies favourites: West Indies, who face England in a repeat of the 2016 final on Saturday, are the favourites apart from India. l Namibia qualify: After Scotland and Bangladesh qualified on Thursday, they were joined by Namibia, who go into India’s group. Sri Lanka had already qualified. Today’s Aus vs SA (3.30 PM) Live on matches WI vs ENG (7.30 PM) Star Sports 1 The statutory power conferred upon the State Government under Section 6 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act is always coupled with a responsibility to exercise that power on a case-to-case basis Centre the cases. In its affidavit, the Centre said: “The statutory power conferred upon the State Government under Section 6 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act is always coupled with a responsibility to exercise that power on a case-to-case basis.” During a brief hearing, a bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai said the arguments in the case need to be heard in detail, and slated the hearing for November 16. The Centre said Bengal can’t issue blanket orders withdrawing all probe powers from the CBI. Its affidavit referred to several cases highlighted by the state, saying some of them also relate to offences of corruption against Central government employees. “It is always desirable and in the larger interest of justice that the Central agency conducts the investigation in such cases,” the Centre’s affidavit stated. Mamita’s family wants everyone under probe E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar EVEN as police pushed the theory of key accused Gobinda Sahu’s extra marital affair to the murder of teacher Mamita Meher, her family on Friday demanded that everyone, beginning from peon of Sunshine English Medium School to Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra, be questioned. “After Mamita mysteriously disappeared, we frantically contacted her colleagues and students to know about her wherea- bouts. We came to know about her fallout with Gobinda as she was opposed to his nefarious activities,” they stated. Mamita reportedly had two objectionable photographs of Gobinda in her mobile phone which she had kept as proof of her claims. She had warned Gobinda in the presence of some teachers and students to stop the activities. These proofs cost her life, said a family member. Meanwhile, police claimed that hours before Mamita was allegedly murdered, Gobinda asked her to take an oath at a temple in Kalahandi that she will not reveal the objectionable photographs of him to anyone. They were on their way to Mahaling in his car. Mamita, however, refused. Police said that this led to an argument following which, he stopped the car on Bhawanipatna-Kegaon Road, about 26 km from Mahaling. Mamita was sitting in the back seat and Gobinda was driving the car. After stopping the car, he went to the rear seat and strangulated Mamita using one hand and punched her chest repeatedly with the other hand. He kept the body in his car and returned to Mahaling. In the night, he disposed of her body in Mahaling Stadium and set it on fire. Gobinda reportedly got the pit covered with the help of excavator driver Pushkar Bhoi the next morning. Police, on the contrary, claimed that Bhoi had no knowledge about the crime. Meanwhile, Gobinda was asked to recreate the crime scene in Mahaling Stadium in the wee hours of Friday in the presence of Northern Range DIG Deepak Kumar.
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