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The administration block at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: Commons

JNU files FIR against students for forcibly entering library, students say need access to books

JNU administration plans disciplinary action. It also plans to open the library soon as students say they want right of entry because reading material is ‘difficult to access’ online.
The administration block at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: Commons

JNU admin files FIR against students for allegedly breaking into library & clashing with staff

No arrests have been made in the case so far, police said, adding that a meeting between the students and chief librarian of the varsity was also held in this regard.
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Rs 38 lakh in 3 hours: How rapper & anti-caste activist from Odisha managed his Oxford dream

Sumeet Samos Turuk, a former JNU student, failed to qualify for any of Oxford's scholarships. He then decided to try crowdfunding to finance his dream.
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JNU professor & molecular biologist Deepak Gaur dies of Covid

Deepak Gaur, a faculty member of the School of Biotechnology, JNU, was the recipient of prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award.
Sabarmati was one of the JNU hostels attacked Sunday night | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

A year on, Delhi Police says probe in JNU violence in last leg, will file final report soon

On 5 January 2020, masked assailants went on a rampage inside the university campus. The left-aligned JNUSU and the ABVP have both been held responsible in the incident
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh | Twitter/Aishe Ghosh

Aishe Ghosh, Kanhaiya Kumar are doing what Left leaders should have done long ago

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh’s decision to contest West Bengal election marks a welcome change in what has been at the root of Left's decline in India.
File image of Kanhaiya Kumar | Commons

Police asked to give charge sheet copies to Kanhaiya Kumar, 9 others in 2016 sedition case

Kumar and others, including former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, were accused of raising anti-India slogans in 2016.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh | Twitter/Aishe Ghosh

Aishe Ghosh, ‘outspoken, outsider’ trying to ride JNU protest fame in Bengal elections

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh is the CPI(M) candidate from Bengal's Jamuria. Opposition welcomes 'young leader', but says she might need more time to understand the region.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

Delhi court takes cognizance of sedition against Umar Khalid, 17 others in UAPA case

The 18 accused, which include Sharjeel Imam and Tahir Hussain, have been chargesheeted for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the Delhi riots.
File photo of Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi court issues summons to Kanhaiya Kumar, 9 others in JNU sedition case

The court took cognisance of Delhi Police chargesheet, claiming Kanhaiya Kumar, others supported seditious slogans raised on JNU campus in February 2016, and summoned them on 15 March.

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I was sceptical of ‘lab leak’ theory. But new info, China’s cover-up made me see differently

The Occam’s Razor argument — the likeliest explanation — keeps shifting in the direction of the Wuhan lab, writes former New York Times' lead reporter for Covid-19 pandemic.
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Covid essentials get GST relief, but rift between Modi govt & Congress-ruled states persists

Punjab FM termed exclusion of Congress-ruled states from GoM that decided GST rate cuts on Covid goods as 'preposterous'. Sitharaman said groups not constituted on political affiliations.

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The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Under new policy, India could declassify military operations within 25 years unlike earlier

The new policy, formulated Saturday, mandates constitution of a committee headed by defence ministry's joint secretary and comprising representatives of Services among others.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.