Aranya Shankar

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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.

Indian definition of secularism is incomplete, says Romila Thapar
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Thapar made the observations while delivering the Dr Asghar Ali Memorial Lecture on ‘Indian society and the secular’ at Jamia Millia Islamia.

With ‘selfie’ and ‘velfie’, a campaign against CBCS
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The SFI is also holding department-wise 'assemblies' on CBCS, during which the activists interact and discuss the finer details of the system with students.

‘Latecomers’ find a way to be part of I-Day event
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

As is the case every year, many did not make it in time for the PM’s speech and ended up waiting outside the barricades near the Old Delhi Railway Junction.

Be more spiritual, L K Advani tells students
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

L K Advani said he appreciates “anyone who can use cinema for patriotism”.

92 pc students reject CBCS: ‘Referendum’ by students’ body
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Most teachers’ organisations and student wings, except the BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, have been critical of the CBCS and have been demanding its rollback.

Group to hold ‘protest screenings’ of film on riots
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

ABVP national executive council member Rohit Chahal warned that future screenings of the film will meet the same fate.

CBCS spreading like cancer: Protesters
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Most speakers condemned the government’s alleged attempt towards the saffronisation of education and attacked the “cancer” like Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

St Stephen’s sexual harassment case: Accused professor refuses to hand over data to student
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

In his reply, the professor said that Compunds are UGC project property. Now that she is not the student under his supervision and not part of UGC project, thus claim is not justified.

FTII students get Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s support
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

The students are demanding that Chauhan and four other society members – Anagha Ghaisas, Narendra Pathak, Rahul Solapurkar and Shailesh Gupta — be removed.

FTII protest intensifies
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

While the protesters claimed 28 of them were detained at the Parliament Street police station, police said only seven persons were detained, who were let off after a few hours.

Riot film screening disrupted at Delhi University
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

ABVP-led DUSU says film on Muzaffarnagar riots ‘anti-Hindu’; Kirori Mal College calls police.

JNU hostel students raise a stink over garbage dump
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Given the proximity of the dump, the stench of garbage is often unbearable, complain students.

Admission racket in DU: At Ramjas, forensic experts catch fakes
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

DU media spokesperson Malay Neerav said colleges will have to take a call for a foolproof system.

First-year students join protest against CBCS
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

The organisations have decided to keep up the momentum against CBCS.

‘No money for her last rites’
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Sanjay works as a driver with a private company, but is forced to miss work on most days as he suffers from tuberculosis. He lives wit his wife and three-year-old daughter.

At Jantar Mantar, a vigil to seek mercy for Yakub Memon
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Memon is set to be hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning.

St Stephen’s sexual assault case: DU starts process of assigning new supervisor to student
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The research scholar has also specifically requested for a woman supervisor.

Sexual harassment case: PhD student produces audio recording to counter Thampu’s claims
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

In a Facebook post on Friday, Thampu had claimed that the stipend cheques were made but the girl “never bothered to collect them”, because of which they expired.

Thampu responds to Brinda: Stipend cheques of student were ready, she didn’t collect them
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

On Friday, Thampu took on Karat, saying she should have “checked her facts” and that her “activism should not abort the truth”.

Functional Hindi syllabus not framed, classes put on hold
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The course teaches the functions of Hindi language in administrative work, advertising, mass communication and computer education, among others.

Change St Stephen’s student’s supervisor, HRD directs Delhi University
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The notice was issued after CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat, along with the complainant, met HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday afternoon.

Women’s body seeks separate law to try honour killing cases
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

The campaign was launched at Jantar Mantar by Neelam Katara, mother of Nitish Katara, who was burnt to death in an alleged honour killing case in 2002.