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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo eliminated by security forces in J&K's Pulwama; two other militants killed in separate encounter

Riyaz Naikoo, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander who had been on the run for eight years, has reportedly been killed by security forces in a village in Kashmir's Pulwama district, news agency ANI reported.

Following the newsbreak, mobile internet services were suspended and strict restrictions were imposed on the movement of people as preemptive measures to ward off any law and order problems. The report, however, is yet to be confirmed by Jammu and Kashmir Police and the security forces.

 

Army soldiers take positions during an encounter with militants at Sirnoo in Pulwama. PTI

Representational image. PTI

A police spokesperson had earlier confirmed that a top terrorist commander along with an accomplice was trapped in an encounter, but had refused to reveal his identity.

Later in the day, officials disclosed that the man in their sights was Naikoo, the operational commander of the banned terrorist outfit, who carried a bounty of Rs 12 lakh.

Declining to give details, officials had only said they had launched a plan to nab Naikoo after establishing his presence in the village and wanted to ensure he did not escape this time. They said details would be shared after the encounter was over.

Hours later, ANI confirned that the militant commander has been killed.

Naikoo (32) -- who was number two to Burhan Wani, the poster boy of militancy in the Valley -- became the de facto chief of the terror group after Wani was killed in July 2016.

Since then, Naikoo managed to escape the police dragnet thrice in Shopian in south Kashmir.

Before joining militancy, Naikoo, who comes from Awantipora in Pulwama district, used to give private tuitions to school children. He had played a crucial role in holding the terror group’s hold in Kashmir, after Zakir Musa split the outfit in 2017.

He joined militancy in 2012 and has since been involved in a number of attacks and militancy related activities in south Kashmir, according to police. He was one of the last few popular faces of militancy in Kashmir. He had worked tremendously on increasing the visibility and popularity of the banned terror organisation. A popular face on social media, Naikoo was a tech-savvy person and had used platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook to galvanise support for the new age militancy in the Valley.

Meanwhile, in Sharshali village, two militants who are yet to be identified were gunned down in an encounter with security forces.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in the village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation. It turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces' positions, officials said. In the retaliatory firing, two militants were killed, they said.

With inputs from PTI



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