Aranya Shankar


Present proctorial panel composition unacceptable: JNU teachers’ body to VC
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

The 18 student councillors also wrote a letter, signed by each of them, to say they would not depose before the committee.

‘Stand with JNU’ campaign to start with nationalism classes
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

"Additionally, our videos will be uploaded on Youtube and shared on our Facebook page and Twitter handle, with the hashtag Stand with JNU,” said Rohit

Hackers deface JNU library website, threaten ‘traitors’
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

The hacking of the website comes amid a row over an event at the varsity against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar: No student will depose before proctorial panel, says JNUSU
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Objecting to the definition of nationalism being propagated by the BJP and RSS, the teachers have decided to hold classes daily on nationalism at the administrative block starting Tuesday.

Arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar: Human chain on JNU campus as teachers demand ‘arbitrary charges’ be dropped
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

The human chain saw participation from civil society activists like Harsh Mander and Teesta Setalvad among others, along with the JNU alumni.

Left, Rahul join JNU protest, student union calls for strike till Kanhaiya is released
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Noting that India is progressing because more and more people are raising their voice, Rahul said that everybody has a right to disagree.

JNU protest: Posters to whistles, students ready to record in run-up to February 9 protest
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Barely 15 minutes before the event, the organisers, former members of the Democratic Students’ Union, were told that the JNU administration had withdrawn permission to hold it.

On campus at night, dhaba debates, hushed queries and angry charges
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

A few students could be seen huddled in small groups, engaged in deep conversations over cups of tea and cigarettes. They seemed to be discussing the same issue: what is happening in and to JNU?

Afzal Guru film screening: Produce 5 more students, install CCTVs, say Police to JNU Vice Chancellor
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

According to the FIR, anti-India slogans were allegedly raised by a group of students, led by Kumar and Khalid, during an event to mark the anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru on terror charges.

JNU student leader held on ‘sedition’ charges over Afzal Guru event
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Kumar’s arrest came after Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “If anyone raises anti-India slogans, tries to raise questions on the country’s unity and integrity, they will not be spared. Stringent action will be taken against them.”

JNU protest: He was the first student union president from AISF
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

“It is alarming that anti-national forces, which played no role in the national movement, are branding him and his university anti-national,” said Kumar’s brother Prince.

JNU protest: Student groups speak up
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

The event has snowballed into a major controversy, with the police slapping charges of sedition against the protesters and the arrest of the JNU students’ union president.

JNU incident a work of fringe sections, says Vice Chancellor
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

He issued an appeal asking people to go beyond the singular incident and return the campus to normalcy.

Afzal Guru protests: Police slap charges of sedition, conspiracy
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

On Tuesday, students had clashed over an event organised on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged. Police had to be deployed on campus to restore order.

JNU students clash over event on Afzal Guru
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) clashed over an event organised Tuesday on the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death anniversary. Police were later deployed on campus to restore order.

Ambedkar university condemns death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

The letter has been signed by 49 people including Vice Chancellor Shyam Menon.

Called ‘fascist’, St Stephen’s principal Thampu shoots back at Ramachandra Guha
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

He pointed out that no one had sought permission to hold any meeting on the campus.

IIMC row: Some Dalit students skip ‘sadbhavana march’
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Sources said some Dalit students at IIMC had recently organised a condolence meeting after the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

DU student injured after light stand falls on him during fest
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

n FIR was later registered against the organisers in connection with the incident.

Opposes 5 Pc quota: Jamia prof who wrote to President suspended for 90 days
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Professor Obaid Siddiqui received his suspension order Tuesday, two days after he wrote to the President.

Ryan student’s death- We gave them our child, they returned a corpse to us: Father
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

A day after Divyansh (6), a class I student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj, died after allegedly falling into the school water tank, his father accused the school of foul play, arguing that there was no chance of his son falling into the tank by mistake.

Dalit scholar suicide: Online site faces flak for selling t-shirts with Rohith’s face
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Rohith, a PhD scholar from Hyderabad Central University, was found hanging in his hostel room last week. He had committed suicide in protest against the treatment meted out to him by the administration.

FIR against DUSU leader after KMC principal accuses him of vandalism
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Khattar said that Dedha had been seeking permission for the event since a few days.

Universities can govern themselves: JNU Vice Chancellor
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Sopory was speaking at a press interaction at JNU a week before his retirement on January 27.

At JNU, students exercise freedom of expression: VC
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

About the Hyderabad incident, Sopory told The Indian Express, “I hadn’t followed this before the incident... It’s unfortunate and I wish this could have been resolved at the university level before a student had to commit suicide.”

Hunger strike at FTII, demonstrations in Delhi
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

At FTII in Pune, students sat on a daylong hunger strike outside the gate in solidarity with the protesting students in Hyderabad.

Dalit student suicide: 70 held as protesters, police clash outside HRD ministry
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Around 300 students from various Dalit and Left organisations including the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA),joined the protest.

Think freely, beyond just jobs: L-G Najeeb Jung at Ramjas college
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

“Open the windows of your mind and let the winds of free thought and free knowledge flow in. It will help you grow as independent thinkers,” said Jung.

Teachers hit out at college for making student ‘theft’ public
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The move has generated criticism from a section of the faculty for “naming and shaming” the student.

Saibaba seeks reinstatement of medical, dietary facilities
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Saibaba, who is 90 per cent disabled, suffers from high blood pressure and heart ailments. During his earlier jail stay, he allegedly developed stones in the gall bladder and kidney.

Delhi Metro survey : ‘Should women’s coach be at the end or middle of train’
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Most women commuters seemed to prefer the current position.

Rajiv Gandhi too was for Ram temple: Subramanian Swamy
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

He also said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had extended his support for the construction of the temple.

Ram Janmabhoomi: Protests planned as seminar begins today
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

The seminar is being organised by the Arundhati Vashishtha Anusandhan Peeth, a research organisation founded by late VHP leader Ashok Singhal.

Delhi University: Bid to colour Vivekananda statue foiled
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

DU media coordinator Malay Neerav said he had no knowledge of the issue and suggested contacting Registrar Tarun Kumar Das, who did not respond to calls or texts.

How can 85 per cent disabled man sexually assault a girl: Valson Thampu
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Despite repeated calls, Thampu could not be reached for comments. In August last year, the accused professor had been granted anticipatory bail.

JNU considers granting extra points to transgender admission seekers
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

A committee formed in early 2015 to deliberate on providing extra “deprivation points” to several categories, submitted its proposal regarding the same to the Academic Council (AC) in the beginning of December.