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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

UGC-NET Persian paper: 94 answers ‘wrong’, all candidates fail
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

According to it, the Zoroastrian god is called Khuda (it is Ahura Mazda) and the Tomb of Ferdowsi is situated in Iran’s Qazvin (it is located in Tus, Iran).

JNU panel against sexual harassment brings alternative gender into new logo
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The official logo, passed by a 23-member GSCASH committee on September 30 and put before students for feedback, will soon be on GSCASH forms.

After call for beef protest outside BJP office, cops search Metro commuters
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Police detained three persons, including the DU student, who were going to protest by consuming beef outside the BJP office at Ashoka Road.

92 per cent JNU students ‘reject’ UGC guidelines on safety
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

DSF activists claimed the result of the referendum was a reflection of the students’ recognition that the guidelines “will turn universities into jails”.

Does it matter now if someone was an Aryan: Romila Thapar
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Historian Romila Thapar said that in the current context, attempts were being made to follow two directives — the rewriting of history and the “cleansing” of institutions with “cultural pollution”.

Delhi: People with disabilities gear up for march on October 6
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Muralidharan, convenor of the Delhi Viklang Adhikar Manch shared the plans for the march, which will be held under the leadership of 16 organisations, at a press conference Wednesday.

Vedic chronology based on astronomy to be include in curriculum: Seminar
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The resolution was adopted at the concluding session of the national seminar on Vedic chronology, conducted by DU’s Sanskrit dept.

Bhagat Singh birth anniversary: Workers organise ‘parliament’, discuss top demands
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

These will be submitted to parliamentarians, political parties and state legislators for action.

Delhi University seminar on vedas: ‘Aryan invasion never happened, Vedic civilisation much older’
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Former Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official B R Mani claimed that the Vedic period existed in four phases, between approximately 7500 BC and 1800 BC.

At JNU council meeting, lone ABVP office-bearer brings up Art 370, civil code, Naxalism
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Resolutions were also proposed in support of “cultural integration of North East India with rest of India.

Delhi: Charges fly thick and fast as Pinjra Tod campaign on campus takes an ugly turn
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

On Tuesday, nearly 40 members of the group gathered at the local police station to file the FIR.

BJP’s Dalit face Udit Raj plans pro-quota rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Arguing that Patel was being used as a “pawn” by other powerful entities, BJP's Udit Raj said: “Here is a 22-year-old who keeps changing his statements every few minutes.

JNU students’ groups protest against Centre
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Several tribal Assamese and Left students’ groups condemned the “undemocratic and communal” decision.

Aryans were indigenous, Mahabharata, Ramayana historical texts, say references at exhibition
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

The Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas on Thursday launched the ‘Unique Exhibition on Cultural Continuity from Rigveda to Robotics’ at the Akademi.

UGC brings new norms to boost campus security
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The guidelines also call for police presence on campus, especially at night.

FTII row: Cops break up stir outside I&B ministry
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Students from FTII, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia sitting on protest were removed after failing to seek permission for it, said police sources.

Campus wanted an alternative, I was the catalyst: New chief of JNU students
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

In the past, AISF almost always allied with the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) — the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

DUSU polls: CYSS comes third, admits ‘mistakes’
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

While activists and supporters of the CYSS had turned up earlier to give sound bytes to the media, they left once it became clear that ABVP was set to win all four seats.

JNU polls: AISA leading, ABVP hopeful
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Voting will continue through the night and results will be out on Sunday.

DUSU polls: Clean sweep for ABVP, union wins with huge margin
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

DUSU polls: This is the second time in a row that the ABVP has won all the four posts in the DUSU elections

Voting day in JNU: Polling starts on slow note, picks up pace later
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Since JNU students vote on paper slips, the counting of votes began at 9 pm on Friday and will continue till Sunday, when the results will be declared.

Election frenzy grips DU and JNU
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The competition between parties has invoked a senseless contest for visibility – a game where hardly any rules apply.

Amid national-world talk, local issues get audience going at JNU presidential debate
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

The BJP government’s policies at the national level and the incumbent All India Students’ Association’s (AISA’s) actions at the university level.

DUSU elections: Blatant poll code violations, lukewarm turnout
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Over 50 candidates in the two premier varsities are vying for the student body posts in these polls.

DUSU polls: Campaigning ends, clashes ensure no campus debate
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

All three parties lodged police complaints, but no FIR has been registered yet.

DUSU POLLS: Four days… and counting: ABVP showcases work with campaign song
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The launch of the song, ‘ABVP Once More’, saw the students’ body members dance to the tune as it played on loudspeakers outside the Arts Faculty.

Class of 2015: Awards for the best teachers
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Instituted in 1958, the National Award to Teachers are given away by the President of India on September 5 to honour teachers for their unwavering campaign for education in the country. 

DUSU elections: Row in university over AAP student wing opinion poll
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Incidentally, although the advertisement is not issued in the name of the AAP or the CYSS, the latter accepted that it was funded and put up by the party.

Akali Dal students’ union to make debut on Delhi campus
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Despite the alliance between the BJP and the SAD at the Centre and in Punjab, the student body has decided not to ally with the ABVP in the DUSU polls.

With small margin, Nandita Narain elected DUTA president again
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Narain, a mathematics professor at St Stephen’s College, won the election with a relatively small margin of 225 votes.

Special bus service for DU launched, student unions clamour for credit
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Friday flagged off a U-Special (University Special) bus for students of Delhi University’s (DU) South Campus.

Celebrations to mark Sanskrit Week take off in Delhi
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Addressing a packed house in Sanskrit, Chamu Krishna Shastry, co-founder of Samskrita Bharati movement, said that Sanskrit was not limited to granthas and religion.

ABVP members assaulted us, asked if we were from Pak: SFI activists to police
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The alleged incident comes barely two weeks before the Delhi University Students’ Union elections.

I am Dawood Ibrahim, says St Stephen’s principal Valson Thampu
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

"I am Dawood Ibrahim that is why I am being hounded" St Stephen's college principal Thampu said, expressing anguish over the "way" he is being "attacked" in connection with a research scholar's sexual harassment case.

Students of ARSD lock non-teaching staff out
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The students decided not to let the non-teaching staff enter the college premises.