visakhapatnam l saturday l october 23, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l late 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 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 to 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 SH A K I L @ New Delhi CBI nabs six more for making derogatory posts on social media against HC judges Suswaram, Kishore Kumar Darisa and Sudduluri Ajay Amruth were arrested. Later, they were produced before court in Guntur. The CBI had registered a case against 16 persons under Sections 153 (A), 504, 505 (2) and 506 of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act, 2000 on November 11, 2020. It took over the investigation of 12 FIRs from the State Crime Investigation Department (APCID) following the AP High Court order. After registering the case, the CBI has so far traced 13 of the 16 accused named in the FIRs on various digital platforms. The CBI is E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested six more persons for making derogatory posts on social media against judges and the judiciary. With this, the number of arrested in the case related to making objectionable social media posts against judges and the judiciary rose to 11. Five more accused in the case are yet to be arrested. According to a CBI press release, Sridhar Reddy Avuthu, Jalagam Venkata Satyanarayana, Guda Sridhar Reddy, Sreenath Jab-o-meter 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 Take your shot October 21 56,11,985 doses October 22 62,58,092 doses Total doses 1,01,24,09,255 NATIONWIDE oct 21 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths oct 22 18,454 15,786 17,561 18,641 160 231 statewide oct 21 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths Samples tested oct 22 493 478 522 574 7 6 41,820 43,494 trying to get three other accused, who are said to be abroad, as part of the case investigation. “The original FIRs were registered based on complaints from the Registrar General of AP High Court. It was alleged that the accused made derogatory social media posts intentionally targeting judges and the judiciary following some verdicts delivered by the High Court,” CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said. As part of the probe, the CBI had also taken measures to get the objectionable posts removed from social media platforms. ‘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, Women hog limelight in Silambam tourney in many ways, but primarily made me strong, both in body and mind,” THE sticks hissed menacingly and Darshini Varsha, a degree student swords whistled through the air said. “I know I can protect myself,” even as the women exhibiting their she added. martial prowess exuded courage, deSilambam practitioners said the termination and confidence. martial art form brought them inDraped in a green saree with red ner peace, helped in increasing conborders, a flexible Vinila Manikanta centration levels, besides providing handled two sticks with elan, show- the mental and physical strength to casing attack and counterkeep moving forward. attack in an imaginary sceThe championship was The martial nario, which may or may being held by World Union legacy of not come true in today’s Silambam Federation South India world. (WUSF) in association with A 3,000-yr-old Welcome to the world of World Fitness Federation martial art, ‘Silambam,’ a weapon(WFF) for the first time in Silambam, has based martial art. Not Andhra Pradesh. found mention known much beyond the WUSF Andhra Pradesh in Sangam Vindhyas, the art form has President B A Lakshaman literature. It was been pursued now by many Dev said ‘Silambam’ has initially used to women as a means for emseveral benefits. “For womward off wild powerment with health en, it increases their selfanimals with a benefits. defence skills. Self-defence bamboo staff The women’s interest in is the need of the hour for the martial art was on diseveryone,” he said. play at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Elaborating, he likened the marStadium, which hosted the two-day tial art form to meditation. “It is Silambam National Championship, calming and extremely peaceful.” 2021, here on Friday Out of the 340 Dev has been teaching ‘Silambam’ . participants, 160 were women, to promote the martial art. equally adept at using weapons as Tamil kings and armies had used their male counterparts. ‘Silambam’ to fight the British from “I have been practising single and 1760 to 1799. The martial art form, double stick forms of ‘Silambam’ banned by the British, was revived for the past four years. It has helped post-independence. A m r u t h a K o s u r u @ Visakhapatnam Vinila Manikanta demonstrates her martial art skills at the Silambam National Championship in Visakhapatnam on Friday I G satyanarayana express read entrepreneurship 3.2k rural women benefit from SVEP E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vizianagaram The Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) has proved a boon for Vizianagaram women. Utilising the SVEP, as many as 3,228 women have set up small scale business units for their economic empowerment. The NRLM is meant to provide sustainable livelihood and selfemployment opportunities to rural women through financial aid and training programmes in business management. Under the mission, two clusters have come up at Cheepurupalli and Srungavarapukota in the district to implement the SVEP as a pilot project with a target to make 4,800 women successful entrepreneurs over a period of four years. Under the pilot project, the State government has organised training sessions for women in setting up non-farm livelihood units. Loans up to `1 lakh will be sanctioned within 48 hours of receiving applications from prospective women entrepreneurs by Stree Nidhi Credit Cooperative Federation Limited. The District Rural Deve l o p m e n t A g e n cy (DRDA) extends handholding support to SVEP beneficiaries, not only in setting up non-farm livelihood units but also in business management. As many as 3,228 women have set up small business units un- der the SVEP with a financial aid of `14.17 crore in the two clusters so far. The DRDA has achieved more than 67% of its target by October. Speaking to TNIE, DRDA Project Director Ashok Kumar said, “We have sent a proposal to the government to set up an SVEP cluster at Gajapathinagaram to extend aid to another 2,400 women. Ambati Santhamma of Gurla said, “I have set up a brick unit with `95,000 received under the SVEP. Now, I am providing employment to other women in my village. The SVEP has not only helped me become an entrepreneur, but also improved my financial and social status.” HC pulls up EG collector on no-trust move result Vijayawada: The AP High Court on Friday sought explanation from the East Godavari district collector as to why he failed to heed the court order and forwarded the result of ‘no-confidence motion’ against Kakinada mayor Sunkara Pavani on October 5, stating that the final result will be based on its verdict. Focus on cleanliness, CM directs officials Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday directed officials to prioritise cleanliness in cities, towns and villages under the Clean AP (CLAP) programme. Tests to measure air, and water pollution should be conducted through village clinics to take corrective steps, he said | P4 the FIRs lodged by it cannot be proceeded with, it argued. It was the Calcutta High Court that had tasked the CBI to probe 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 caseto-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. TDP chief to meet President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi on Monday TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu concluded his 36-hour Deeksha against alleged Statesponsored terrorism on Friday. Naidu has got an appointment to meet President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi on Monday. Terming Naidu’s Deeksha a drama to mislead people, YSRC general secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy demanded his apology for remarks against CM
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