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Panjab University gets its first woman students’ body president

Kanupriya, a post-graduate student in zoology represents SFS, a Leftist organisation that claims it is not aligned with any political party.

After Punjab, should PU allow Haryana’s foothold or demand to be a central university?

Haryana government Wednesday requested that some of its colleges be affiliated to the Chandigarh-based Panjab University and in return offered financial aid. For Punjab, agreeing to this offer would mean diluting its claim on Chandigarh as its capital city. Many have touted this as a political move ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. ThePrint asks: After Punjab, should PU allow Haryana's foothold or demand to be a central university? Any contribution from Haryana is welcome, but not with strings attached Arun Kumar Grover Vice-chancellor, Panjab University Panjab University is an 'inter-state body corporate'. It is neither a central university nor a state university. Its funding is shared by the Centre and Punjab. While its status is unique in the country, it is actually an orphan university. We are nobody’s child. The Centre gives us a limited amount, a share of each year’s maintenance deficit, to run our affairs. And a little bit of the maintenance is...
Dr Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh returns to his university, worries about Indians choosing authoritarianism

In a lecture at his alma mater Panjab University, former PM warns that Indians’ love for authoritarian alternatives will end up destroying the country and all the achievements of the last 70 years.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Getting a degree shouldn’t be the goal of India’s youth: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

The BJP MP said that children should decide on their profession at an early age and move out of the education system at ThePrint's Democracy Wall at Panjab University.
NSUI Students in Panjab University

Student elections in Punjab after 34 years. But little will change if Chandigarh is a role model

Panjab University hasn't offered much to the student politics; if the heartland follows the same route, things may go worse.

EVMs or Canadian Ministers, Amarinder Singh was forthright & unsparing

Singh lived up to his reputation of being forthright and unsparing as he spoke extensively on a range of issues – from beef bans to alcohol restrictions, Punjab’s drugs problem, sedition and the future of his party.

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?