chennai l saturday l october 23, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 20 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 S H A K I L @ New Delhi Busy DVAC books Elangovan, conducts searches at over 30 premises across TN E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E @ Salem/Namakkal/Tiruchy/Karur Four days after raiding former health minister C Vijayabaskar, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Friday searched properties linked to another associate of former chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami — R Elangovan. Along with his dependents, Elangovan (57) amassed assets worth `3.78 crore, which is 131 per cent of their known sources of income, between April 2014 and March 2020, the DVAC said in an 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 FIR registered on Thursday Elan. govan is chairman of the TN State Apex Cooperative Bank. Starting at 6 am, the DVAC searched 36 premises across the State and seized `29.77 lakh in cash, 10 luxury cars, two Volvo buses, three hard discs, 21.2 kg of gold jewels, 282.383 kg of silver articles, bank passbooks, property documents, and bank deposits worth `68 lakh. In some places, the searches continued into the night. Of the 36 premises searched, 23 are in Salem (including houses of Elangovan, his relatives, and asso- Jab-o-meter Take your shot October 21 56,11,985 doses October 22 62,58,092 doses Total doses 101,24,09,255 NATIONWIDE oct 21 oct 22 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 18,454 15,786 17,561 18,641 160 231 tamil nadu oct 21 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 1,164 1,412 20 oct 22 1,152 1,392 19 ciates), three in Chennai, one in Coimbatore, three in Namakkal, and six in Musiri (Tiruchy). As the searches progressed, more than 100 AIADMK cadre and supporters of Elangovan gathered in front of his house at Puthiragoundanpalayam in Salem. DVAC officials arrived there at 6.30 am, and since Elangovan’s fingerprint was needed to unlock the house, he was alerted, and arrived from Chennai at 12.20 pm, after which the house was opened and an inquiry held. The search at his house lasted more than 10 hours. P7 ‘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 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.
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