Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicJNU protests

Topic: JNU protests

The strange politics of planet JNU: How I got introduced to ‘Leftist intolerance’

In 'JNU: Nationalism and India's Uncivil War' academic Makarand R. Paranjape presents a ringside account of the problems of JNU and its implications.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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".

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.

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.

On Camera

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Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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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