Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Aligarh

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.

Dalit girl in Aligarh was ‘strangled, smothered, dragged, but no sign of sexual assault’

A 16-year-old verbally-impaired girl was found dead in her village Kiwlas Sunday afternoon. Her family alleges rape, says she was found partially disrobed.

4 dead, 12 injured in explosion at toy factory in Aligarh

The explosion, apparently caused by a gas cylinder Tuesday, had ripped apart at least half a dozen neighbouring houses in Khatikaan locality of Aligarh.

6-year-old Hathras girl raped, held captive by relative, dies at Delhi hospital

After an FIR was registered on 21 September on the complaint of the girl's father, police arrested the 15-year-old relative who confessed to the crime.

Kafeel Khan detained on ‘whim & humour’, selective reading of speech, says Allahabad HC

The high court has passed damning remarks against the state authorities that ordered the detention of Kafeel Khan, who has been in jail since 29 January.

HC drops NSA charges against Kafeel Khan, says his speech called for ‘national integration’

HC says Aligarh DM who passed the detention order 'had selective reading and selective mention for few phrases from the speech ignoring its true intent'.

‘Youths with covered faces’ lay siege to Aligarh village as Twinkle murder takes communal turn

Prime suspects Zahid and Aslam, accused of killing Aligarh two-year-old Twinkle over a money-related feud with her family, have been arrested.

Aligarh two-year-old was beaten up for 8 hours before she died

Aligarh toddler Twinkle's autopsy has revealed broken ribs, nose and legs, with her body also missing an arm. She was allegedly killed by men who owed her family Rs 10,000.

Pakistan is sharing old video of Indian cops thrashing people claiming it’s at a mosque

The original video is from last year when local police in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh had lathicharged a group of Hindu Jagran Manch activists.

Why Jinnah once famously called AMU ‘the arsenal of Muslim India’

The AMU students worked as foot soldiers for the Muslim League during its election campaign in the 1945-46 elections that became a referendum on Pakistan.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.