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No ESMA in DU, Modi govt rolls back decision to curb dissent by university teachers

HRD ministry goes back on plan to make teaching in Delhi University an essential service and punish striking teachers.
Delhi university | Commons

Teaching in Delhi University could soon become an essential service

HRD Ministry is looking to examine if DU can be brought under ESMA. If implemented, teachers can face arrest or fine if they participate in protests.
JNU teachers and Students during protest March in campus against arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar by Delhi Police | Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images

Diktat for teachers at central universities like JNU & DU: Can’t criticise govt

University Grants Commission says all educational institutions taking funds from the Central govt will now come under rules that disallow protest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

The Narendra Modi govt is under siege from within

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Nightmare on Route 544: Men use this DTC bus to ‘sexually harass’ DU college students

A 19-year-old student of Kamala Nehru College tells ThePrint about the three times she was 'molested' on this bus. Women say it's been happening since 1985

Delhi University procured EVMs after we gave no objection, says Election Commission

DU claims it has been using the machines since 2009, six of them malfunctioned during counting of votes in Thursday's DUSU polls.

Does ABVP’s Delhi University sweep augur well for BJP in 2019? Precedent says yes

The RSS student wing has won three of DUSU's four central panel posts, up from last year's two.
Students protesting against the faulty EVMs

DUSU election faces the EVM test, counting restarted amid chaos

DU authorities suspended counting for the DUSU elections due to malfunctioning of at least six ‘outdated’ first-generation EVMs.
Campaign before DUSU elections | Commons

Here’s what the last 11 DUSU presidents are doing now

Only one of them, Amrita Bahri, has not gone on to make a career in politics. But none of the others have made it big.
NSUI activists raise slogans against Institute of Eminence tag to Jio Institute | PTI

Congress students’ wing NSUI makes Jio’s eminence tag an election issue in DU polls

NSUI slogan is ‘Vote for NSUI if you want Delhi University to become an Institute of Eminence’. DUSU elections are due on 12 September.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.