Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: AISA

‘Hindus at Iftar, Muslims at Holi’: Alumni, students say religious celebrations part of JNU culture

Current & former students say there had never been clashes over religious rituals or celebrations on 'secular' campus, making Sunday's violence a first.

Chai, conversation & watchful peace — life goes on at JNU after violence, but students ‘alert’

Despite reports of tense atmosphere, there was a lull following Sunday’s violence. Left students and ABVP both filed complaints, leading to police registering 2 FIRs.

Delhi Police FIR in JNU violence blames ‘unknown people’, Left-Right slugfest continues

Left groups accuse ABVP members of assaulting students over preparation of chicken at a hostel on Ram Navmi. ABVP says Left bodies disrupted a pooja organised by its members.

‘Will be attending offline classes for 1st time’ — students excited, anxious as DU set to reopen

Decision to restart physical classes from 17 February comes after protests by student organisations. DU asks outstation students to reach Delhi in 10 days, quarantine for 3 days.

‘Hit on private parts, dragged’ — AISA women activists allege assault by Delhi Police at protest

20 protesters had marched to Home Minister Amit Shah's Delhi home Sunday, seeking the dismissal of MoS Ajay Mishra over Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Rahul Gandhi’s new adviser is a former JNU student who waved black flags at Manmohan Singh

Sandeep Singh, a native of UP, was elected JNU Student Union chief in 2007. He is now working his AISA roots to give Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra an edge.

Under Rahul Gandhi, Congress is starting to take a turn to the Left

Since taking over last year, Rahul has inducted Left activists into his core group, and into the party.

Fee waiver protest at India’s top social sciences college TISS becomes Left vs BJP battle

Protests are being held on TISS campuses across India against cancellation of hostel and dining hall fees for students from marginalized communities.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.