Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: AMU

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.

Delhi Police books Sharjeel Usmani for ‘objectionable’ tweets

According to the FIR, some of the recent tweets by Usmani 'hurt' religious sentiments. Earlier this year, Usmani was booked for his speech during an Elgar Parishad event.

Panic in AMU as 18 professors die of Covid in 20 days, V-C wants campus samples probed

Several retired professors of the AMU are also believed to have lost their lives to Covid-19. Students say it is hard to keep up with classes amid the gloom.

AMU violence, CAA protests — the cases that made Justice Mathur ‘defender of civil rights’

Justice Govind Mathur who retired as Allahabad High Court chief justice on 13 April, is known for taking suo motu cognizance of several issues, including internet shutdowns in UP.

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.

What JNU, BHU & AMU are doing to keep their students, campuses protected from Covid

While JNU has only called in science students, BHU plans to open in January. AMU is still shut as it has been turned into a Covid facility.

Modi is reaching out. AMU has a chance to take Muslims away from path of confrontation

Despite its characteristic boast, Aligarh could not chart a path for modernity and progress of Indian Muslims after Independence. PM Modi's centenary address is an opportunity.

‘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’. 

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'.

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.

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Hong Kong skyline as seen from Victoria Peak at night | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s future as financial center in jeopardy after Xi Jinping tightens restrictions

Situation looks dire with the annual economic growth forecast decreased, mainland's rigid Covid policies affects the city's competitive edge.


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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.