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Odisha CM asks PM Modi to postpone JEE-NEET amid flood-like situation, Covid

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Odisha CM asks PM Modi to postpone JEE-NEET amid flood-like situation, Covid

Odisha CM asks PM Modi to postpone JEE-NEET amid flood-like situation, Covid

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone and requested him to postpone NEET and JEE exams, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the flood situation in the state.

Two days ago, the CM had written a letter in this regard to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Patnaik, during his conversation with the prime minister, explained that Odisha is in the grip of a pandemic as well as flood, and students might face difficulties in appearing for the examinations.

Over the past week, heavy rain, triggered by back-to- back formation of low-pressure systems over the Bay of Bengal, battered the state, submerging low-lying areas, snapping road links and claiming at least two lives.


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