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Kashmir's conflict hotbed Pulwama now grabbing headlines for producing brilliant minds

Pulwama: Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama region, which was in news for terror attacks, has now grabbed attention for achievements of locals in various sectors, specifically in the world of academics.

JEE-NEET: Plea in Supreme Court to give second chance to students who missed exams

New Delhi/IBNS: A plea has been filed in the country's topmost level of judiciary seeking a second chance for all those students who could not turn up for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which were held earlier this month amid Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said.

Bihar boy misses NEET by 10 minutes after travelling 700 kms to Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: In another instance of the ordeal of lakhs of students who appeared for the joint and medical entrance examinations, a Bihar boy missed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) by a few minutes after travelling 700 kilometers from Bihar to West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said.

No anti-Covid-19 lockdown in West Bengal on Sept 12, announces Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: In yet another change in the lockdown dates, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state won't witness complete anti-Covid-19 restrictions on Sept 12, keeping in mind the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled to be held on the next day.

Kolkata Metro to run around 66 special trains on Sep 13 to facilitate NEET examinees

Kolkata/UNI: Kolkata Metro will run around 66 special trains on the day of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on September 13 to facilitate the examinees. Those who don’t have smart cards will be issued paper tickets.

Govt must listen to students' voices on holding NEET-JEE exams: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the government should listen to the concerns and voices of students over holding national entrance examinations for engineering and medical courses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Decision on JEE, NEET should be taken after conversation with students: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi/UNI: Attacking the NDA government at the Centre over its decision to hold JEE and NEET examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that any decision in this regard should be taken after a conversation with the students and arriving at a consensus.

Six states move Supreme Court seeking postponement of JEE, NEET

New Delhi/IBNS: Six Indian states on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a consideration of its order, that had allowed the central government to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in September, amid Covid-19 spread.

Students want JEE, NEET at any cost: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

New Delhi/IBNS: India's Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said lakhs of students of the country want the conduction of engineering and medical entrance examinations, just a day ahead of the launch of countrywide protests by the political forces.

Over 100 academicians write to PM Modi backing JEE, NEET

New Delhi/UNI: More than 150 academicians have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting the decision to go ahead with holding the JEE-NEET, and not play with the future of students for their political agenda.

Congress to hold pan India protest on Friday against Centre's move to conduct JEE-NEET amid Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: After the day-long meeting of opposition parties' leaders, the Congress has announced that it will hold protests across the country on Friday against the Centre's move to go ahead with the engineering and medical entrances amid the coronavirus pandemic.

JEE, NEET to be held in Sept to save 1 academic year, explains exam body

New Delhi/IBNS: The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts key entrance examinations in India, has asked all states to cooperate in holding the engineering and medical tests amid the coronavirus pandemic, adding that postponing them would affect the academic calendar.

Indian government must listen to all stakeholders and find an acceptable solution: Rahul Gandhi tweets on NEET-JEE row

New Delhi: Amid growing demand from a section of the student community over cancellation of the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Indian students should find an acceptable solution to the situation.

Mamata Banerjee requests opposition leaders to move SC, start movement demanding JEE, NEET postponement

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday requested several opposition leaders including Chief Ministers of the non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states to knock the doors of the Supreme Court and even start a movement, demanding the postponement of Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

JEE, NEET exams must be postponed: Indian Youth Congress

New Delhi/UNI:  Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Srinivas B V on Wednesday demanded from the Central Government postponement of the JEE and NEET examinations.