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Educational institutions closed in Poonch district

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Authorities on Tuesday closed all educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district where a child, a woman and a Border Security Force (BSF) officer were killed on Monday in Pakistan shelling.

All these institutions were within 5 km distance of the Line of Control (LoC).
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Due to indiscriminate targeting of defence and civilian facilities by Pakistan along the LoC, a six-year-old girl, a woman and an inspector of the BSF were killed while 13 others were injured on Monday.

After heavy firing exchanges between the Indian and Pakistani armies the previous day, there was calm along the LoC on Tuesday.

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Jamia Millia Islamia for first time in history gets its woman vice-chancellor

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New Delhi: Professor Najma Akhtar was Thursday appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.

 

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In exercise of powers conferred under Statutes of Jamia Millia Islamia Act, 1988, the President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the JMI, has been pleased to appoint Prof Najma Akhtar, NIEPA, New Delhi as the vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, for a period of five years, an official order said.

 

For first time in history of Jamia Millia Islamia gets its woman vice-chancellor:

 

The other persons, who were shortlisted by the government for the post were S M Ishtiaque of IIT-Delhi and Furqan Qamar, currently the secretary-general of Association of Universities.

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla is the chancellor of the varsity.

The varsity had been functioning without a VC after Talat Ahmad resigned from the post last year to join as the head of Kashmir University.

 

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