Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAligarh Muslim University

Topic: Aligarh Muslim University

BJP Minority Morcha president says AMU vice chancellor ‘refused to meet’ to receive the Tiranga

BJP’s minority wing chief Jamal Siddiqui attempted to present the tricolour flag on the Aligarh Muslim University campus as part of PM Modi’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign for Independence Day.

DU’s 900 faculty vacancies highest among India’s central universities, govt tells Parliament

Govt data shows central universities have 6,549 vacant faculty positions. Allahabad University has 622, and Banaras Hindu University has 532 vacant faculty positions. 

UP’s Tanzeela Khan skates against time to play big at World Roller Games. Money stands in way

Aligarh’s Tanzeela Khan isn't the only athlete to turn to crowdfunding platforms. But can she manage Rs 2.6 lakh to pay Roller Skating Federation of India before time runs out?

‘Modern institution or madrassa’ – Sir Syed’s fight for Aligarh Muslim University

In 'Aligarh Muslim University', Mohammed Wajihuddin writes about the role of the institution in the ‘making of the modern Indian Muslim’.

As PM Modi visits Aligarh to lay foundation of a university, BJP has a message for Jats

PM Modi is visiting Aligarh on 14 September for the foundation-laying ceremony of a state university named after Jat Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

‘No exams please’: DU, JNU, AMU students want finals waived, cite Covid trauma & syllabus woes

Spate of Covid deaths & infections, disparity in online access to course material, disadvantage for specially-abled students — these are among the concerns raised by students.

Covid a hoax, vaccine will kill us, say Aligarh residents who’ve ‘sworn’ against taking shot

In Aligarh, be it Hindus or Muslims, the young or old, most don't want to get vaccinated against Covid. They claim 99% people die because of it.

At AMU, 16 of the 18 professors who died of Covid had not taken even first dose of vaccine

AMU administration blames the deaths on vaccine hesitancy, besides comorbidities and self-medication. Many non-teaching faculty members and retired professors have died too.

After spate of deaths of professors, Aligarh is on the edge over ‘AMU strain’ of coronavirus

From April 2020 to April 2021, Aligarh had reported 11,500 confirmed Covid-19 cases. There have been over 7,000 in the days since, taking the total to 18,629 as of 9 May. 

Missing AMU student Ashraf Ali found in Delhi, family says he’s suffering from depression

AMU students held protests on campus, likening Ashraf Ali's disappearance to JNU's Najeeb Ahmed. Ali, who went missing on 23 February, was found in Delhi's Jamia Nagar area Wednesday.

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | ANI file photo

Congress is becoming Nokia, Kodak of Gujarat politics. Outdated KHAM lens will wipe it out

After winning the biggest electoral victory in 1995 Gujarat elections, Congress lost seven consecutive elections in the state. It cannot remind voters about its rule anymore.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.