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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 Mujahideen commander killed by security forces in J&K's Pulwama district; two unidentified militants killed in separate gunfire

Srinagar: A top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, on the run for eight years, on Wednesday, was killed by security forces in a village in Kashmir's Pulwama district, prompting authorities to suspend mobile internet services across the Valley,  reports ANI.

In a simultaneous gunbattle in another village in the district, two unidentified militants were killed, officials said.

Anticipating a law and order problem, mobile internet services were suspended and strict restrictions imposed on the movement of people.

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

A police spokesperson said earlier in the morning that a top terrorist commander along with an accomplice was trapped in an encounter but did not reveal his identity.

Later in the day, officials disclosed that the man in their sights was Riyaz Naikoo, the operational commander of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen, who carried a reward of Rs 12 lakh. They had been looking for him for eight years.

Naikoo became the de facto chief of the terror group after the death of Burhan Wani, the poster boy of militancy in the Valley, in July 2016.

Naikoor had managed to escape the police dragnet thrice in Shopian in south Kashmir.

Declining to give details, officials 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.

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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