Security forces killed three militants, including Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen Srinagar district commander Muhammad Ehsan Fazili alias Eesa, in Anantnag on Sunday night.Amid violent protests, the authorities placed parts of Srinagar and south Kashmir under security restrictions. Educational institutions were closed and exams cancelled. Train services were suspended.Police said, Fazili and two others were killed during a search operation.The police identified the second slain militant as Syed Owais, an affiliate of the Hizbul Mujahideen, and a resident of Kokernag. “The identify of the third is being ascertained,” the police said adding that arms and ammunition, including AK-47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades were recovered from the encounter site.Fazili, a student of Bachelor of Technology of Baba Ghulam Shah University, had joined the militants in September last year and “was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura, in which one police constable was killed”, said the spokesman.The policeman’s killing was also claimed by the Islamic State-affiliated news magazine ‘Amaq’, fuelling speculation about local militants’ links with the group.Violent protestsViolent protests broke out as hundreds of locals participated in the funeral prayers of Fazili and Owais in Srinagar and Kokernag.The protesters raised green and black flags. A few protesters unfurled the IS flags in the procession held for Fazili. They chanted pro-azadi and pro-militant slogans. Security forces used smoke shells to control the situation.Clashes spread in large parts of Srinagar. Several vehicles were damaged by the stone-throwing protesters. Most offices and business centres also remained closed.Top separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, were placed under house arrest.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved 10% reservation for economically backward among upper castes in jobs and educational institutions. The nod was given at a meeting here of the State Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, senior Cabinet Minister and U.P. government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma told mediapersons. Third State to do soUttar Pradesh became the third State after Gujarat and Jharkhand to approve the legislation which has to be ratified by at least half the State Assemblies in the country. The Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019, providing for 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category was passed by Parliament in its recently concluded winter session. President Ram Nath Kovind has since given his assent to the Bill. “The Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the notification granting 10% reservation to the poor among the upper castes which has come into effect on January 14,” Mr. Sharma said. “The U.P. government will implement the quota for the upper castes fully without touching the reservation for other sections of society,” he said.Meanwhile, a meeting between Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who holds the Higher Education portfolio, and State and private universities, approved a proposal for implementing the 10% reservation for upper caste poor in higher education institutions after the Cabinet approval.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D examination 2018 will begin tomorrow, September 17, 2018.All the candidates who will be appearing for the CEN 02/2018 (Level 1 posts or Group D as per 7th CPC) Computer Based Test (CBT) can check all the details here.The Railways Group D Exam 2018 is being held to fill in total 62,970 vacancies. Recently, the Railway Recruitment Board released an important notice regarding the exam date of the upcoming Group D examination 2018.Here are some important tips and tricks by Kiran Tomar, Exam Expert, Onlinetyari.com, to help you with your preparation for RRB Group D 2018 exam:Exam pattern: Note: The above pattern is for the first stage of examination, i.e. CBT or Computer Based Test only.Subject-wise strategy and important topics for preparation:1. MathematicsTo master this area, you need to combine skills with strategy. This section tests your ability to interpret and comprehend graphical data and then answer the questions that follow.It is essential that you need to have an idea of all the types of questions that are asked so that you can attempt them in the correct manner.Important topics: BODMAS, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Percentage, Compound Interest and Simple Interest, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.2. Reasoning abilityThe Reasoning Section, being a vast section, comprised of a number of topics. This section is considered both challenging and exciting part by most aspirants. The only way to excel in reasoning section is developing an in-depth understanding of logic and regular practice.advertisementImportant topics: Analogy, Classification, Blood Relation, Direction, Analytical, Reasoning, Syllogism, Statement Argument and Assumption.3. General science:The preparation for science and technology section is quite different. Piling up a huge stock of books and resources available in the market and cramming them is NOT a solution.Mostly, all of the questions from science and technology section are analytical/conceptual in nature.A lot of them hold relevance because of the events going on around us. So, current affairs across the world go in-sync with your conceptual knowledge. All you need here is the right approach.Important topics: Classification, Life Processes, Ecology, Sources of Energy, Reproduction, Acid Bases and Salts, Metals and Non-Metals, Chemical Reactions, Units and Measurement, Heat, Force, Electricity and Magnetism, Gravitation.4. General awarenessMost candidates are able to secure good marks in this section but there are a significant number of questions which candidates might find confusing. Watch current affair videos daily, read PDFs and newspapers and note down important points and revise them on a regular basis.Maximum questions in this section are generally asked from the topics on current affairs in science and technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics and any other subject of importance.Read: 5 simple steps to check essential details of RRB Group D Exam 2018Eight quick tips to get a high score:Remember you are practicing to crack only the CBT or Computer Based Test. Therefore keep your focus clear and crisp.Learn from your mistakes each time you attempt a mock test.Try to avoid the same mistakes and try to understand by viewing the method or explanation for the correct answer.”The more the merrier”, is a quote apt in every stage of life, but most applicable during exam practice. The more you practice the less are the chances that you will make a mistake in the actual RRB Group D 2018 exam.Avoid stress while practicing. It is necessary to practice, but it is also necessary not to practice too much. If practicing is causing stress, then try to move back to learning and switch to another subject.Try to answer questions you know the answers to while you are practicing.Analyse your correct and wrongly attempted questions. Understand the reasons mentioned in the explanation or solutions.Decrease the time taken to attempt each mock test.Best of luck!Read: RRB releases Group C ALP, Technician answer key 2018, know how to raise objections hereAlso read: RRB releases link to repossess registration ID, check it here