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Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

JNU is the graveyard of all anti-BJP protests. It was Modi-Shah’s ticket out of CAA mess

BJP has drilled into public consciousness that JNU is ‘anti-national’ and filled with ‘Afzal sympathisers’. The violence on campus hijacked headlines this time too.
JNU VC M. Jagadesh Kumar in Shashtri Bhawan, New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JNU VC says students behaved in ‘militant way’, fee hike decision not taken in haste

VC Jagadesh Kumar categorically stated that appropriate action will be taken against the outsiders staying in the hostels.
A poster at the JNU protest held in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

HRD says sacking JNU V-C Jagadesh Kumar not the solution, rules it out

Amid demands by students to remove vice chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, the government said its focus was to address the main issues that have cropped up on JNU.
JNU students have been protesting against a hostel fee hike since October 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

JNU students and teachers thrashed by lathi-wielding mob on campus, property damaged

While students have alleged that the attack was carried out by the ABVP, the RSS-linked student organisation has said its members were attacked by the Left.
JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

JNUSU claims 6 students have been suspended for protesting against fee hike

Students of JNU have been protesting against a hike in hostel fees for over a month, which led to semi roll-back of the hike.
JNU students during a protest in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

JNU warns students boycotting exams they won’t be able register next semester

Several JNU students boycotted exams to protest the hike in hostel fees and condemned the university for giving 'take-home exams' to students.
JNU students have been protesting against a hostel fee hike | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

HRD Ministry tells JNU to come up with ‘foolproof’ system to prevent another standoff

The ministry has asked JNU to adopt a flexible approach to the situation and find a "satisfactory solution".
Protest over fee hike in JNU | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JNU vice-chancellor meets protesting students but deadlock over hostel fee hike remains

Students said nothing conclusive had been decided and the VC did not reply to the demands for a complete rollback of the hostel fee hike.
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JNU defends fee hike, says 89% of its hostellers get financial aid, tuition cost lowest

JNU administration has issued a 66-page statement to justify its reasons for increasing hostel fee even as student protest against the decision continues.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

JNU, Sharad Pawar and Congress — get away from it all with Shashi Tharoor’s comedy

In times when people want to escape TV news, Archana Puran Singh's laughter on Kapil Sharma Show and plotless serials like Kasautii Zindagii Kay always help.

On Camera

Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Chinese apps ban doesn’t end user data theft. There is bloatware you can’t even uninstall

Considering India doesn’t have a dedicated law on data protection, regulators should either ban these pre-installed apps or make them more accountable.
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Why Kerala is planning to allow its famed plantations to grow exotic fruits

Lockdown, falling rubber prices & a reeling plantation sector have all forced the LDF govt to have a relook at land laws, considered sacrosanct in the state. 

Defence

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PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.