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JNU students, teachers stand ground, hold classes in open
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The HC order states that “no protest of any sort shall be undertaken by students within 100-mt radius of the Admin Block”. In a circular on Tuesday, Registrar Pramod Kumar said the protest by the JNUSU and JNUTA was “deplorable”.

Teacher alleges sexual harassment by DU college acting principal, he denies charge
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said, “We lodged an FIR at Alipur police station under relevant sections on February 9. Further investigations are underway.”

For ‘pakoda protest’, four from JNU fined Rs 20,000 each
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

After PM Modi, in a TV interview, said that selling pakodas counts as employment, the NSUI had, on February 5, decided to sell pakodas to protest against the statement as well as compulsory attendance that has been introduced in JNU recently.

Attendance brings JNU to standstill
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

JNU students from all political organisations, including the Left and the ABVP, manned entrances to all school buildings against the prescribed minimum attendance of 75 per cent.

JNU sedition case: Two years on, chargesheet is yet to be filed
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Police sources told The Indian Express that investigation into the case is almost done and that they are awaiting forensic reports of mobile phone and laptop data belonging to some of the suspects. Sources said they have also completed questioning the suspects.

17 new butterfly species seen in Delhi
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

A total of 115 species were identified — primarily in Yamuna Biodiversity Park and Aravali Biodiversity Park. Butterflies were also sighted in the Kamala Nehru Ridge and the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

HRD reply to RTI query: Visitorial Inquiry against Jamia V-C over irregularities
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Jamia V-C Talat Ahmad is under scanner for allegedly spending Rs 26 lakh on hosting a team from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during their visit in 2015.

Delhi school student death case: 3 apprehended for murder, kin want CBI probe
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Police said they have found a video which purportedly shows three juveniles entering the washroom and leaving a few minutes later.

Faculty selection in JNU: Cracks on campus
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

The Indian Express tracks how JNU Vice-Chancellor’s decision to pick experts on his own has become a bone of contention on campus

Protests against Padmaavat to continue, says Karni Sena chief
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

LS Kalvi insisted that the organisation did not stand for violence.

UP: 15 months after Meerut man’s murder, wife, son killed day before his case hearing
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

The mother-son duo, both witnesses in Narender’s 2016 murder, were to appear in the hearing on Thursday, after the earlier hearing on January 18 was postponed.

Jamia Millia Islamia students barred from NCC camp go on strike
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Jamia Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmad said, “We had written a letter to the NCC Director General detailing all the grievances. We also issued a showcause notice to the ANO, stating that the students' welfare was his duty and he did not act."

Bawana factory fire: Blaze a rude awakening for the migrant with dreams
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

“They don’t let us form unions. Almost all the factories here have just one door that doubles as an entry and exit. What will happen to us if a fire breaks out? I had filed a case against my owner in a labour court and was fired from the job,” a worker said.

DU students ‘occupy’ Vishwavidyalaya metro station, protest against metro fare hike
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The students "occupied" gate number 3 of the metro station. "We will occupy the gate till somebody from the Central government or DMRC gives us an assurance that fare hike will be rolled back. Until then, we won't move from here," said an AISA student.

DUSU head Rocky makes gender sensitisation cell, picks himself as chief
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

“The cell will have the DUSU president as its chairman and a convenor, along with two co-convenors responsible for its functioning.” said Rocky Tuseed

‘Sexual assault’ of 4-year-old in class: Chargesheet names school officials
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

The chargesheet does not name the the four-year-old boy who allegedly sexually assaulted the girl by inserting his finger and a pencil into her private parts at the school on November 17, sources said

Frog artefacts from 40 countries at latest exhibition
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

FrogFest — a first-of-its-kind exhibition at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), inaugurated on January 15 — “celebrates frogs in art and nature” to “build awareness on the need for conservation of these species and highlight their role in the natural world”

Student union leader at DU college under scanner for ‘not meeting cut-off’
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Asked if Mann had been suspended, acting principal P V Khatri said, “We are still enquiring as to how he was granted admission. There seems to be some issue related to his OBC category. If his admission is found to be incorrect, we will cancel it.”

Move GN Saibaba to jail in Hyderabad: Wife
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Saibaba, serving a life term at Nagpur Central Jail after being convicted of alleged Maoist links, is 90 per cent disabled and suffers 19 ailments, she said.

Four get JNU notice after trying to meet V-C on attendance issue
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The notice, dated January 8, was issued by Chief Proctor Kaushal Kumar Sharma to JNUSU president Geeta Kumari, vice-president Simone Zoya Khan, general secretary Duggirala Srikrishna and joint secretary Shubhanshu Singh.

This Delhi University course has students but no syllabus
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

While they had studied SECs designed by the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) in their previous semesters, they are now left in the lurch as the department has said it would not be designing the course.

Khan Market sealing: Some deny action, others say NDMC gave no prior notice
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

While NDMC officials and police did enter eating joints such as The Big Chill Cafe and Smokey’s BBQ and Grill, the restaurants maintained that “nothing was sealed”.

Khan Market salons, eateries face heat as NDMC comes knocking
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

After sealing, managers of these establishments were given a notice signed by Rajeev Sood, chief architect of the Department of Architecture & Environs, NDMC, asking the civic body to seal the areas.

Polls in Jamia won’t violate High Court order: JAC
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Students’ union polls at Jamia have been banned since 2006, allegedly because students had started interfering in administrative matters.

Attendance software to cost Delhi University college Rs 1 crore till 2020: RTI
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

College principal Savithri Singh also said the software has 22 different functions in the college, including in admission, grading and examination, library and placement.

Burglary bid at DU’s Law Faculty, Dean says linked to earlier CPU theft
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

In a similar incident, Dean Ved Kumari had, on December 1, 2017, lodged a complaint after the CPU of a computer that contained attendance details of all students was stolen from the Law Centre-1 office.

From IIT-Delhi, a Rs 10 filter that goes in your nose
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

The product, called Nasofilter, is meant to protect users from air pollutants, including PM 2.5 particles, and reduce risk of respiratory diseases.

MPhil, PhD courses: Discomfort over pass marks for JNU admissions
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Authorities say benchmark set to maintain the quality of Centres

Noida sisters ‘murder’ case: Day before deaths, father rebuked one of the girls, said don’t spoil family name, says mother
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The family members said the father had asked the girl not to “spoil the family name” by talking to her distant relative. On Tuesday, the family claimed that the relative wanted to marry her — a request that the family steadfastly refused.

NCC bars 10 Jamia students ‘over beard’
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

The 10 students also alleged that they asked the authorities to mention the reason for their “eviction” on the notice, but were simply given notices for 'indiscipline'

Attendance app cost DU college Rs 60 lakh: RTI
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

According to the RTI reply, Rs 9,61,400 was spent on the ERP in 2014-15; Rs 14,42,100 in 2015-2016; a similar amount in 2016-17; and Rs 10,08,100 till September this year.

Class XII student held for assaulting teacher of govt school in Sagarpur
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

According to police, the 19-year-old boy was upset as the teacher had scolded him for “consuming drugs” during a school trip a few days earlier.

In JNU, separate test for MPhil, PhD catches students by surprise
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The declaration was made in admit cards provided to students for the entrance exams, scheduled from December 23-27.

Desilting work left: Two years on, migratory birds make their way to Dheerpur wetland
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

While a professor associated with the project claimed that the DDA is yet to carry out desilting work in the wetland, he said their intervention has started yielding results.

Delhi University rejects 101 names picked by government for governing bodies of 28 colleges
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Dean of Colleges Devesh Sinha said, “I met Manish Sisodia a week ago. He asked for more names and we will be sending the list soon. The Election Commission had unanimously rejected the earlier panel, so we sent a list of 157 names to the government.”

JNU cancels Babri anniversary event to ‘maintain communal harmony’
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Subramanian Swamy was supposed to deliver a talk on ‘Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya’ at the Koyna Hostel. He was invited by the Vivekanand Vichar Manch – a group of 1o students, who had organized the event to “salute legendary fighter and martyrs” of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.