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A file photo of former UGC chairman Sukhadeo Thorat. | Photo: Commons

Former UGC chairman says move on final-year exams unfortunate, online mode will be biased

In a letter to the UGC chairman Dhirendra Pal Singh, former chairman Sukhadeo Thorat reiterates demands by students across the country to cancel final year exams.
The Sabarmati Hostel in JNU was attacked by a masked mob on Sunday night

23 days and counting: No FIRs in JNU violence even after 40 complaints by students, faculty

Main complainants include JNU professors Sucharita Sen and Shukla Sawant, and assistant professor Mohinder Singh. Complaints call attack ‘predetermined’.
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Students mustn’t protest? Universities were world spaces till Germany brought in nationalism

Every time campuses such as JNU and Jamia erupt into protests, students are told to study not agitate. But can world ideas be fitted into a nationalist framework?
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The one taboo word that Amit Shah and Narendra Modi supporters hate today

Even though India was built on it, if you say this word in Mumbai or JNU or in protests, you are called anti-India and anti-national.
Balraj Sahni | Commons

Balraj Sahni’s 1972 JNU speech: Men with power respected more today than men with talent

For 46 years until 2018, Jawaharlal Nehru University had only one convocation. The opening speech was delivered by actor and theatre personality Balraj Sahni.
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.
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Director Anurag Kashyap is reclaiming his street cred and standing up to the gangs of BJP

Anurag Kashyap can’t afford to stay silent. Now, with Deepika Padukone at JNU as his profile and cover photo, he is being the director India needs.
Yogendra Yadav with others at Jawaharlal Nehru University | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why I didn’t call myself a JNU-ite for 37 yrs. But now something has changed: Yogendra Yadav

Even though I carried a jhola and had a beard, I didn’t associate with Left politics in JNU. Then a desperate Modi regime zeroed in on the university.
The attack on JNU has triggered protests and calls for V-C Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar to be sacked | ThePrint Team

V-C Jagadesh Kumar came to JNU to change its character: HRD ministry told PMO last year

HRD ministry wrote to PMO in November last year during fee hike protests that ‘there’s no love lost between the VC and the student community’.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was injured in Sunday's assault on campus | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

As assailants roamed JNU campus, police was filing FIRs against Aishe Ghosh & Left students

Police record shows JNU filed complaints against JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh & others at the same time as the attackers were rampaging on campus.

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
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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.