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IIT Madras-supported startup develops portable hospital units to aid Covid fight

'MediCab' is a foldable unit and consists of four zones – a doctor's room, an isolation room, a medical room/ward and a twin-bed ICU, maintained at negative pressure.
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Tamil Brahmins were the earliest to frame merit as a caste claim, and it showed in IITs

Studies on the Indian diaspora in the US can lead one to conclude that caste largely vanishes beyond boundaries of India. The story of IIT students suggests otherwise.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

JNU V-C Jagadesh Kumar: Can engineers effectively head a largely social sciences university?

Kumar, an IIT Madras-educated engineer, is facing student and faculty demands for his resignation following the attack on students protesting fee hike.
German student Jakob Lindenthal

German student at IIT-Madras not forced out, was going home for Christmas anyway: MHA

IIT-Madras student Jakob Georg Lindenthal had violated his visa norms by participating in an “organised protest”, Ministry of Home Affairs source tell ThePrint.
German student Jakob Lindenthal

Spotted at anti-CAA protests, German student at IIT Madras told to leave India

Jakob Lindenthal, a German exchange student doing his Masters in Physics at IIT Madras, participated in an anti-CAA protest holding a placard that drew Nazi reference.
Students at Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow protesting Monday. | Photo: Sumit Kumar/By Special Arrangement

IITs, TISS, Jadavpur, Nadwa — campuses across India come out in support of Jamia students

IIT Bombay and TISS students take out support march in Mumbai hours after strong crackdown on protesting students in Jamia and AMU.
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PM Modi, Amit Shah assure IIT student Fathima Latheef’s family of CBI probe in suicide case

PM Modi and Amit Shah also promised Fathima's family that the government will look into other suicide incidents in IITs and IIMs.
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Family of IIT student Fathima Latheef, who killed herself, blames professors’ religious bias

Fathima Latheef’s father claims IIT-Madras professors harassed his daughter because she was a Muslim, demands fair probe.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on 30 September | PTI

Prasar Bharati suspends DD official for ‘not airing’ PM Modi’s speech at IIT-Madras

The Doordarshan official did not put out a live feed of PM Modi's speech on 30 September on DD Podhigai despite being told to do so.
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HRD Ministry gives Institute of Eminence tag to DU, IIT-Kharagpur and 3 others

IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University and University of Hyderabad were recommended for the 'eminence' status by the UGC.

On Camera

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Who does Yogi Adityanath fear the most? There’s method to Sanjay Singh sedition madness

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was involved in a survey conducted by the party in which 63% participants said the Yogi Adityanath government was ‘casteist’.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Army could induct ‘another division of troops’ in eastern Ladakh as China continues build-up

China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?