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Maskoor Usmani

‘Nothing to do with Jinnah ideology’ — Congress defends its Bihar candidate Maskoor Usmani 

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Jinnah controversy around Usmani, a former AMU student body president, was manufactured by BJP's ‘hate factory’. 
A file photo of Dr Kafeel Khan. | Photo: ANI

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'.
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Colleges could drop plan to conduct offline exams in July as Covid cases rise

UGC has approached its expert committee, asking it to rethink the idea of holding exams in July and come up with an alternative solution.
Aligarh Muslim University

AMU to conduct online open-book exams for final semester

AMU's decision follows the Delhi University's move to hold open-book exams. A section of teachers said the method was 'discriminatory and flawed'.
Aligarh Muslim University

AMU students block highway overnight, demand release of arrested student

The students were demanding the release of a student who was handed over to the police for heckling AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor during his Republic Day speech.
Police personnel stand guard outside Aligarh Muslim University as students protest against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill | PTI

AMU students invite cops for iftar after daylong fast for victims of CAA protest violence

The students observed a day-long fast in solidarity with the victims of violence during anti-CAA protests and offered prayers for them.
Dhankar outside Jadavpaur University

‘He didn’t answer CAA-NRC questions’ — why JU students ‘rusticated’ Chancellor Dhankhar

Jadavpur University students have sent a 'rustication' notice to West Bengal Governor Jagdip Dhankhar, say he does not deserve to be the chancellor.
Aligarh Muslim University

Police register case against 400 unidentified persons for violating Section 144 in AMU

A candle march inside the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus was organised on 23 December in solidarity with those killed during protests against the citizenship law.
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Audrey Truschke draws flak for claiming AMU students had wrists, fingers chopped off

The Rutgers professor’s tweet kicked up a storm, with some questioning the veracity of her claims, and others putting up press articles ‘corroborating’ her claims.
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Violent police crackdown on Jamia, AMU students has left Modi govt with no place to hide

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If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.