Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru University

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru University

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.

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’.

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?

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’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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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