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

JNU cancels webinar on Kashmir over ‘objectionable, provocative’ subject

JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said the university cannot be a platform for "questionable" webinars and the matter is being inquired into.
Representational image | Jammu and Kashmir police personnel measure the height of a girl during a recruitment rally in January 2020 | ANI Photo

Indians got shorter over last decade, trends in ST women need urgent attention, JNU study says

JNU researchers study data from three consecutive national health surveys to find trends in average height in two age groups across different socio-economic backgrounds.
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Commons

This is what JNU students will study in new, controversial ‘counter-terrorism’ course

New JNU course on 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' criticised for peddling RSS ideology. This is what the course includes.
The administration block at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: Commons

JNU to reopen from 6 September in phased manner, negative RT-PCR mandatory

The campus will first reopen for PhD research scholars who have to submit their thesis by the end of this year. Teaching-learning will continue to be in online mode.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

‘If MIT can, why can’t we?’ — Education minister lauds JNU for ‘counter-terrorism’ course

During a virtual meeting with central universities’ V-Cs, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan refers to student protests across campuses and calls for maintaining teaching-learning process.
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Commons

Don’t run down JNU counter-terrorism course as ‘communal’. Indian engineers need it

Perpetrators of terrorism are sometimes ahead of their targets in the use of technology. This calls for greater coordination to put in place a collective solution.
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Commons

JNU clears course that calls ‘jihadi terrorism’ only form of ‘fundamentalist-religious terror’

The course titled 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' was being opposed by students union and teachers association for the past few days.
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University Library

In JNU, works of Gail Omvedt and Dalit scholars are relegated to ‘underground’ networks

I joined JNU’s Centre for Historical Studies in 1995, and found that books and archival materials on Dalits and Adivasis were scarce. Keeping up the Brahminical caste status was a primary motive of these studies.
Representational image of the Delhi University Arts Faculty | Photo: Commons

As Taliban take charge, fear, uncertainty grip Afghan students — in both Kabul & Delhi

Afghan students in Kabul want the Indian govt to start commercial flights out of the country. Those already in Delhi are seeking help regarding Visa extension and jobs.
The administration block at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: Commons

JNUSU asks govt, university to give visa permissions to Afghan students to travel to India

In a letter to Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar and the education ministry, JNU Students Union highlighted plight of students from Afghanistan and asked them to expedite necessary visa permissions.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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