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HRD ministry asks JNU to increase seats by 25% to include upper-quota students

The ministry has said it will implement 10% reservation for economically weaker sections of general category from the 2019 academic session.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal talks to media persons | Ravi Chowdhary/PTI

Don’t know about Kanhaiya, but PM Modi committed sedition by stalling work in Delhi: Kejriwal

The Delhi government is seeking legal advice for granting sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya in the JNU sedition case.
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JNU sedition row: AAP govt and Delhi police engage in blame game over chargesheet

The Delhi police had filed the chargesheet against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised in 2016
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogans in 2016. Meanwhile, in Assam, scholar and Sahitya Akademi awardee Hiren Gohain has been charged with sedition for a speech he delivered against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, along with journalist Manjit Mahanta and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti chief Akhil Gogoi. ThePrint asks: Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent? Sedition law is a colonial remnant and needs to be scrapped Kapil Sibal Senior leader, Congress There is no iota of doubt that the sedition law needs to be scrapped right away. It is a remnant of the colonial era and there is no place for it in 21st century India. It was used in colonial era to force people to fall into line and it is being used today by the...
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Hearing in sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar & others on 19 January

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for supporting seditious slogans raised in JNU in February 2016.
JNU teachers and Students during protest March in campus against arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar by Delhi Police | Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images

On Kanhaiya Kumar, the gap between JNU inquiry and Delhi Police chargesheet

JNU panel found no ‘direct link’ between Kanhaiya Kumar and anti-India slogans raised at 2016 campus row, but Delhi Police has charged him with sedition.
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Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid charged with sedition for 2016 JNU protest

Three years after protest on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death anniversary, Delhi Police has filed its chargesheet in the JNU row.
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JNU seeks clarification from professor who alleged VC denied her leave to receive Infosys award

Kavita Singh was removed as the Dean Arts and Aesthetics in November last year after raising her voice against JNU’s mandatory attendance rule.

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Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.