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At Jantar Mantar, 9 black coffins speak of unresolved struggle and unburied ‘martyrs’
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

The Manipuri community in Delhi, under the leadership of the Manipur Tribals’ Forum, Delhi (MTFD), has been holding protests at Jantar Mantar since November 4.

St Stephen’s governing body approves changes to college constitution
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

Thampu announced the decision through a Facebook post Tuesday.

Proposals ‘rejected’, Thampu slams ‘lies’ of teachers
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Thampu has claimed less than 30 per cent of the faculty were present for the meeting and no decision was taken or resolution adopted with regard to the changes proposed.

‘Right to Accommodation movement’: After 100 days, stir to hit CM Arvind Kejriwal doorstep
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

The protesters have been demanding the implementation of Section 33 of the Delhi University Act, 1922.

St Stephen’s faculty to governing body: Defer constitution changes till new head is appointed
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

They have asked the GB to “postpone consideration of any amendments until after a new Bishop of Delhi and principal have been appointed”.

Warden stopped us from performing havan: JNU students to police
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Vice-Chancellor S K Sopory said he had received the complaint and that the issue was being looked into.

Study: Only 19% primary schools in Bihar have toilets
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

The study also found that textbooks provided by the state government have grammatical errors with many words spelt incorrectly.

‘Occupy UGC’ protests: Students use fellowship money to buy motorcycles, says BHU VC
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Tripathi made the comments while speaking on the topic of ‘Higher Education: Changing Scenario’, at the 30th Foundation Day celebrations of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

On way out, Thampu proposes major changes in way St Stephen’s works
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Principal sends draft constitution to select group of teachers.

Shelter and food for students: Mosque throws its doors open to ‘Occupy UGC’ protesters
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Besides their determination, there is another strong reason for the movement’s sustenance — Mohammad Farooq, a member of the masjid committee of an adjacent mosque.

Delhi: As potters struggle with fading demand for clay diyas, Diwali brings some relief
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

But the potters in South Delhi’s Hauz Rani are more optimistic and believe that their diyas will always be in demand.

Yalgaar, say two Jamia students in push for inclusive understanding of gender
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Two students of Jamia Millia Islamia have formed a first-of-its-kind gender forum in the university called Yalgaar.

Yogendra Yadav joins ‘Occupy UGC’ protesters at meeting with Smriti Irani
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

After the crowd gathered outside the ministry headquarters, HRD minister Smriti Irani came out to meet the students.

Caste on the menu card: JNU students screen documentary on beef after authorities deny permission
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

The documentary had earlier been dropped from the Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival.

UGC chief stays away from Jamia event for ‘personal reasons’
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

About 50 students of Jamia, Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) had reportedly planned to disrupt Prakash’s speech by shouting slogans.

Protect right to question and challenge: RBI governor Raghuram Rajan calls for tolerance
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Rajan said protection should be given to the “right to question and challenge” and the “right to behave differently so long as it does not hurt others seriously”.

Police crackdown on UGC protesters: students allege lathicharge, cops deny
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

On Friday, the protesters were picked up by the CRPF and ITBP personnel and taken to Bhalswa Dairy police station on the outskirts of Delhi.

Students meet UGC chief, seek clarification over MHRD statement
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Unsatisfied with the response, the students have decided to continue occupying the area outside the UGC.

African students support UGC protesters
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Messages of support have also been pouring in from Allahabad University, AMU and Panjab University.

How old are Vedas? ICCR to take debate to Moscow
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The conference will see scholars speaking on “reassessing the chronology of the Iranian Avestan language and to show its similarity with Vedic Sanskrit”.

At Tughlakabad, Asia’s largest vertical cemetery: Cemetery looks upward for burial space
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Two of the parallel walls have 150 cells divided into two levels of 75 cells each which will be sealed with concrete from the outside.

‘Occupy UGC’ movement intensifies after crackdown
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

A delegation of students met UGC officials in the evening, but were not satisfied with the response. The protesters decided to organise an indefinite gherao of the UGC office from Monday.

Students protest against end of fellowships – why it is important
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The movement is slowly turning into a pan-India movement with protests erupting in Hyderabad, Allahabad and Bihar.

Police crackdown on Occupy UGC protesters
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Around 100 students from various universities who have camped there since Wednesday protesting against the discontinuation of the non NET scholarship for research scholars, said around 200 RAF personnel "forcibly picked them up when they were asleep".

Writers protest ‘rising intolerance’
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Defending the timing of returning their Sahitya Akademi awards, the writers said it was a time where the “fringe has become the mainstream”.

Allegations of misconduct: DUTA chief files plea in HC challenging setting up of fact-finding committee
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

As per the petition, Narain is “seeking relief against the arbitrary and illegal enquiry proceedings that have been initiated against her.

Disability rights body slams govt move to call only 2 groups for meet
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

The meeting is scheduled Tuesday.

Ink attack on Jammu and Kashmir MLA Rashid Engineer over beef party
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Jammu and Kashmir Independent MLA Engineer Rashid, who was recently assaulted inside the assembly for holding a beef party in Srinagar, was attacked with black ink in New Delhi on Monday.

Delhi university’s FYUP mis-step: No regrets, but could have named it something else, says VC Dinesh Singh
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The university had to withdraw the programme after it triggered massive protests from students and professors.

Summons to DUTA President: DU teachers plan protest, target vice-chancellor
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The DUTA questioned the timing of the move, saying it “smacks of vindictiveness” by outgoing vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh.

Former UPSC chairman to be new nominee for DU V-C selection panel
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

D P Agrawal will be Delhi University's new nominee for the search-cum-selection panel in charge of selecting the new vice-chancellor.

St Stephen’s looks for his successor, Thampu says it’s ‘time to celebrate’
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Responding to the advertisements, Thampu claimed on his Facebook page that it was “time for celebration”.

Panel to select next Delhi University Vice-Chancellor not on agenda of meeting, claim teachers
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Kasturirangan - who was earlier part of the selection panel - was dropped recently when his “conflict of interest” came to the fore because of him being an honourary professor of the university.

Launched amid much hype, U-special bus service ‘halts in days’
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The bus service allegedly came to a halt within a few days of the launch, with disgruntled students calling it a mere “poll gimmick”

Pinjra Tod: Women’s body accepts group’s demands
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The charter of demands included extending curfews of all women’s hostels , abolishing the concept of local guardians.

Persian language paper row: CBSE admits error
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Of the 317 applicants who appeared for the exam, 54 seem to have cleared it after the board’s rectification