Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: JNU

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 papers by JNU scientist & BJP candidate Das flagged for ‘manipulation’, he blames politics

Gobardhan Das, a professor at JNU's Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, claims people are trying to pull him down ever since he applied for a directorship position at a 'big institute'.

How Covid has turned JNU’s once-thriving addas — its canteens, dhabas — into ghost points

Once a hub for food and social activity, the 20-odd eateries in JNU are barely able to meet operational costs, let alone turn profit, as Covid has kept most customers off campus.

Common entrance test for DU, JNU, AMU & other universities could be a reality this year

Govt looking at conducting common entrance test for admission to universities in July-August period from this academic session onwards. It was to be launched in May, but Covid delayed it.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.