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‘Water supply complaints rose by 51 per cent in Delhi’
Fri, May 19, 2017

The report has found that the number of civic complaints on water supply increased by 51 per cent from 1.5 lakh in 2015 to 2.27 lakh in 2016.

JNU student rap song on seat cut is a hit on Youtube
Fri, May 12, 2017

Rahul Rajkhowa (22) has uploaded a nearly three minutes long rap on Youtube, to “vent” out his frustration on the seat cut.

Teachers, students want seat cuts gone, JNU says will go ahead with the move
Wed, May 10, 2017

Scholar Madhu Kishwar, who attended her first meeting, also faced slogans against her.

Madhu Kishwar named to JNU council as School of Arts expert, Dean objects
Tue, May 09, 2017

The move to appoint Madhu Kishwar hasn’t gone down well with a section of the faculty, including the Dean of SAA.

As AAP fights fire, Arvind Kejriwal’s residence becomes ground Zero
Mon, May 08, 2017

"Mishra did not fulfil his duty as a minister; there were complaints of water scarcity. Now that he’s been removed, he’s levelling such allegations," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

St Stephen’s College autonomy: Names of 100 students ‘removed’ from hostel list after protest
Fri, May 05, 2017

The move towards autonomy was put on hold after students and teachers protested saying the decision should be taken after consultation with all stakeholders

UGC tightens purse strings, JNU V-C says research will suffer
Wed, May 03, 2017

The UGC also allegedly said that JNU had incurred “excess expenditure” from its plan grant on electricity and water.

Websites of DU, IIT and AMU targeted by ‘hackers from Pak’
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The Pakistan Haxors Crew (PHC) claimed responsibility for the hacking. In October last year, they had claimed to have hacked over 7,000 Indian websites.

ABVP men among those detained at anti-China protest
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Around 15 students, led by Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) cultural secretary Romjir Rakshap, were detained from near Bihar Bhawan while they were trying to bypass barricades on their way to the embassy.

At IIT event, life-saving helmet straps, diabetes test connected to phone
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The annual Open House will be held at IIT-Delhi on April 22. It is free to the public and will open at 10 am

Notice at IIT hostel: Wear decent clothes
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

"Further, all the residents are requested to wear a full covered decent western or Indian dresses on House Day (sic),” the notice read

MCD Polls: Backed by BJP, some candidates contesting on BSP, NCP symbol
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The pamphlet, although issued by the BJP, Lado Sarai Mandal, bears the elephant sign with a saffron swastika drawn on its back.

DU admissions in April to beat last-minute rush; no change in admission policy this year
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Although DU’s Admission Committee has decided April 20 as the day to begin admissions, sources said the university was not prepared to start on the decided date and the process would most likely be pushed forward by a few days.

UGC has not released Rs 11 crore fellowship money, says JNU
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

UGC sources, meanwhile, told that JNU had “block grants worth Rs 16 crore lying with them”, suggesting that the university should have no problem in providing fellowship to students.

Uproar in Ambedkar university: Print entrance papers in Hindi, students demand
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Over the past week, the campus has seen many protest, and even a referendum.

Gurgaon: After SC alcohol order, CyberHub changes entrance to increase distance from highway
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

However, it is not certain whether CyberHub is changing is its entrance to circumvent the 500 metre mark

JNU fellowship crunch: Students allege non-NET fellowships not received since January 
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

JNU Student's Union President Mohit Pandey said the UGC had stopped funds because of “vendetta politics”.

Delhi MCD polls 2017: At SDM office in Saket, there’s support for JD(U), BSP, Sena too
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

While candidates belonging to Congress, BSP, Swaraj India and JD(U) thronged office in morning, BJP and AAP candidates arrived in second half.

Hindi Cell to support groups: Suicide attempt shakes IIT-Delhi
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Director V Ramgopal Rao said the institute is taking many measures to deal with the issue,

‘College asked for scripts’: Ramjas ‘cancels’ four plays on nationalism
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Ramjas College had witnessed violence last month following an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar.

IIT student attempts suicide
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

One of the boy’s seniors said a friend of his had claimed that he wanted to join the music club at the institute, but wasn’t able to do so, and, therefore, felt isolated.

Uproar at JNU over admission prospectus, massive seat cuts
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Following the UGC regulations, the university has also stated that admission to MPhil/PhD would be dependent only on viva-voce.

No council in 11 yrs, Jamia Millia Islamia calls for polls amid uproar
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

According to the constitution drafted on March 10, elections would be an annual affair, with the Executive Committee of the JSC holding office till October 31 every year.

No more deprivation points: JNU will lose its essence, say students
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

UGC guidelines to be followed for MPhil, phD admissions

JNU student found dead, father demands CBI probe: No suicide note found, say Police
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Those who knew him said Muthukrishan could be seen cycling around the campus and was known for his infectious smile.

JNU Dalit scholar found dead at friend’s house
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Krishnan committed suicide at his friend’s house in Munirka today.

DU Rameshwari Photocopier case: Students across party lines get together to celebrate decision
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

All said students cannot do without photocopied books, and that it should not be seen as copyright infringement.

DU’s Rameshwari Photocopier: Want to drop case, say publishers
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The publishers noted that “We understand and endorse the important role that course packs play in the education of students.”

No tears, only fire from my eyes, says Saibaba’s wife
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Vowing to “fight in the higher courts to seek justice”, she added, “After the pronouncement, the judge has rejected to issue any order on the appeal of our advocates.

Ramjas College panel to probe violence and lodge an FIR
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Sources said the college has already submitted a preliminary report to police.

The fight for DU: Campus politics and the larger national discourse
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The violence at Ramjas College last month has revealed cracks beneath the surface of the country’s premier university. Mallica Joshi and Aranya Shankar look at the world of campus politics, and find parallels to the larger national discourse

Another college postpones event, Yogendra Yadav says chickened out
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The students’ union of Law Centre-1 has, meanwhile, claimed that the Dean cancelled an event they were organising, called Freedom of Expression, at the last moment.

Prose and poetry: Ramjas College protest posters get a dose of Urdu
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Many of them could be seen carrying posters and placards in Urdu — in response to a poster allegedly used at a recent ABVP rally, which read: “DU mein Urdu banner lekar naara lagane waalon se azadi.”

No gundagardi: Chorus at North Campus as students launch massive protest
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Several politicians, including Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Pankaj Pushkar, D Raja and K C Tyagi addressed students at the Arts Faculty, as did former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Ramjas College brawl: At ‘Tiranga march’, DUSU asks students to give these ‘Communists a fitting reply’
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

DUSU secretary Ankit Sangwan, who was leading the march, said, “This is not JNU and we won't let this become JNU part 2...”

UGC notice dealt with at the level of Centre, statutory bodies: Former JNU admin
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

The UGC had issued a similar notification in 2009 too, but there has been no uproar since then over admissions.