Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: JNU

‘Left not fully consistent, coherent about democracy’, says Kavita Krishnan after CPI(M-L) exit

Activist says she wants to pursue 'troubling political questions', which was not possible while being in CPI (M-L). Party denies internal differences.

‘All women shudras according to Manusmriti’ — JNU V-C Pandit says caste discrimination ‘inhuman’

Speaking at the B.R. Ambedkar Lecture Series, the V-C said gods 'anthropologically don't come from the upper caste'. She also called Ambedkar a thinker who was ahead of his times.

JNU, BHU & 30 other varsities to admit PG students through CUET. DU, Jamia to skip it this year

UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar is expecting more universities to join the list in coming months. The entrance test for postgraduate courses will be conducted in last week of July.

My appointment unsettled ‘progressives’ who thought JNU was their bastion, says V-C Pandit

Prof. Santishree D. Pandit also said JNU is severely cash-strapped, for which she blamed her predecessors. She expressed hope that JNUSU polls will happen this year.

ABVP has silenced those who want a bloody revolution, says RSS ‘Sarkaryavah’ Dattatreya Hosable 

After last week's clash over chicken consumption on Ram Navami, Dattatreya Hosabale claims organisation has been misrepresented in the press. It's working for democracy, he says.

‘Hindus at Iftar, Muslims at Holi’: Alumni, students say religious celebrations part of JNU culture

Current & former students say there had never been clashes over religious rituals or celebrations on 'secular' campus, making Sunday's violence a first.

Education ministry seeks ‘formal report’ from JNU on campus violence on Ram Navami

Two groups of students clashed at the university's Kaveri hostel Sunday allegedly over serving non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami.

Students’ priorities nowadays, and another cricketing metaphor for Imran Khan’s dismissal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Delhi Police FIR in JNU violence blames ‘unknown people’, Left-Right slugfest continues

Left groups accuse ABVP members of assaulting students over preparation of chicken at a hostel on Ram Navmi. ABVP says Left bodies disrupted a pooja organised by its members.

Why the JNU unit of ABVP is a terrible advertisement for student wing of RSS

Get ready for fractious debates on JNU with two arguments — It's home to ‘anti-Hindu’ elements, and RSS wants to dictate food choices. Both are baseless.

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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