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12th results: After nearly two decades, Kashmir records over 80% passing score

Bhat Imran

(Asian News Hub) – In nearly two decades, the students of Kashmir valley recorded the best results of 80.46 percent in annual regular examination of 12th standard.

According to the figures maintained by the Board of School Education (BOSE), Kashmir division has recorded best results in 18 years.

The news agency—KNO, has learnt that BOSE in figures notified on Monday said that in the year 2003, a total of 48.89 pass percentage was recorded in which 29,546 out of which 14,446 passed it.

BOSE said that in 2004, a total of 45.70 students of 12th standard had qualified the exams followed by 44.95 percent students in 2005, 49.96 percent in 2006, 44.62 percent in the year 2007 and in 2008, at least 53.50 percent students had qualified the annual regular exams of 12th standard.

In the year 2008, only 53.50 percent students qualified it followed by 55.10 percent in 2009.

In the year 2009, at least 46,367 students had appeared for the examination in which 25,546 successfully qualified it.

BOSE figures also reveal that in this year 2010, at least 55.51 percent students had qualified the exams and in 2011, at least 58.97 percent students qualified it.

“In 2012, at least 58.95 percent cracked the exams followed by 52.08 percent students in 2013, in 2014 at least 55.18 percent qualified the exams, and 57.19 percent students qualified it in 2015 and in 2016, at least 75.47 percent qualified it,” BOSE said.

The figures further state that in 2017, at least 61.44 percent students qualified the exams followed by the year 2018 wherein 51.77 percent students qualified the exams, in 2019, at least 76.08 percent qualified the exams.

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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.


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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.


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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.


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