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Immunologist Dr Gobardhan Das. | Photo: Ujita Bhardwaj/ThePrint

A JNU lab is working on a revamped BCG vaccine with Covid-19 protein to fight pandemic

Immunologist Dr Gobardhan Das believes countries with mass BCG immunisation, like India, have a better chance at fighting the novel coronavirus.
The 'V.D. Savarkar Marg' signboard at the JNU campus has been changed to read 'B.R. Ambedkar Marg' | Photo: Aishe Ghosh | Twitter

‘Savarkar Marg’ triggers fresh row at JNU, students paint Ambedkar’s name on signboard

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and others circulate pictures with Ambedkar’s name painted over the signboard, but ABVP claims Jinnah poster was put up, then removed.
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IIT Delhi, DU, JNU, Jamia suspend classes, IIMs put off convocation as COVID-19 cases rise

With 74 COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country, five higher education institutions — JNU, DU, IIT, JMI and IP University — suspended classes till 31 March.
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Court directs Delhi govt to file status report on prosecution of Kanhaiya in sedition case

The court also directed Delhi Police to send a reminder to the govt seeking requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
News Nation anchor Deepak Chaurasia heckling JNU Student Sunny Dheeman | Twitter

‘I’ve been doing all wrong’ — BBC HARDtalk host after watching Deepak Chaurasia

Many Twitter users poked fun at News Nation anchor Deepak Chaurasia after a clip of him heckling a JNU student went viral.
A JNU student wears a university-branded sweatshirt. JNU is counting on its alumni for donations to its newly created endowment fund | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JNU follows IIT-Delhi to create ‘Alumni Endowment fund’, sets initial target of Rs 100 cr

Jagadesh Kumar's appeal comes a few months after JNU was marred by a fee hike row, when the administration decided to increase the hostel fees, citing lack of funds. 
Students protest outside the JNU main gate while a policeman restrains them

College spaces allowed Indian women to be free. Gargi, JNU, Jamia show it’s no more the case

After the mass sexual assault in Gargi College, Delhi Police launched a violent crackdown on Jamia students instead.
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No ‘anti-national’ activities, plays or music — IIT Bombay diktat to hostel students

Amid anti-CAA protests on the campus, IIT Bombay's new hostel rules also prohibit distribution of posters, leaflets and pamphlets.
Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees and his father Naseer Ahmed show a photograph of their missing son | Manisha Mondal / ThePrint

Case of JNU’s missing Najeeb — a search abandoned but a mother determined to fight on

JNU student Najeeb Ahmed went missing in October 2016. Two years later, CBI closed case, saying he was untraced. Now his mother has moved court challenging CBI closure report.
Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan’s new show on Netaji’s INA will ask questions about history and idea of India

Exploring untold stories from Subhas Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj, director Kabir Khan hopes to start conversations about secularism and the need to not distort history.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.