Monday, 3 October, 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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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.