Aranya Shankar

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DU student’s accident: Miranda House bids adieu to ‘jolly’ Pegu
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Pegu, who was from Guwahati, was a second year student of English (Hons) and an active member of the Women Development Cell (WDC) in the college.

Asked to attend Prakash Javadekar event in Jamia, hostel students refuse to welcome him
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Residents of the hostel have now written an “open letter” to the Union minister — who is scheduled to inaugurate a girls’ hostel — telling him he was “not welcome” on campus.

Delhi Police increase vigil around LSR after students complain of ‘indecent exposure’
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

These lanes — some of which house PGs and connect the college with the Moolchand Metro station — are usually dark and deserted because of inadequate lighting, they said.

Housing for students in Delhi: Without a hostel seat, what some students have been forced to do
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

With the universities facing a hostel crunch, life becomes a struggle for many students from modest backgrounds who do not get a hostel seat.

Housing for students in Delhi: Struggle for hostel, affordable accommodation
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

In DU, the challenge to house outstation students has grown in the last 20 years. Students who do not get hostel seats are forced to hunt for affordable housing, which is easier said than done.

Promote cultural integration of Africans and Indians to curb violence
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Several intellectuals argued that the “racism” within Indian minds was a product of the hierarchy and discrimination perpetuated by the caste system

Seeking hostel room, students pitch tent, JNU says not done
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Several students have joined them in solidarity.

How 57,000 plastic cups landed Delhi teen in Guinness Book of World Records
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

As a student of Apeejay School, Kushagra Tayal would spend hours in the library fighting with other students for a chance to browse through the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Left alliance sweeps JNU polls, ABVP loses ‘referendum’
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Mohit Pandey of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) was elected president, while Amal P P and Satarupa Chakraborty of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) were elected vice-president and secretary respectively.

JNUSU polls: BAPSA announces its arrival as a contender in JNU’s political scene
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

JNUSU polls: Members of the organisation say it was after deliberations of over a year that the organisation was formed to break the “hegemony of both the Left and Right.”

JNUSU polls: Turnout surges to 60%, highest in 3 years
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

The JNUSU polls are being widely watched owing largely to the nationalism debate triggered by an event held on February 9 to mark the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Azfal Guru.

At JNU presidential debate, Feb 9 incident, Rohith Vemula take centrestage
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Student organisations had reached early to capture their spots for the event.

JNU polls: complaint against ABVP for bulk SMS
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Outgoing JNUSU joint-secretary Saurabh Sharma from the ABVP denied the organisation had undertaken any such strategy.

Their groups not in fray, but Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya take fight to ABVP
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

BASO too has given a call for people to vote against the ABVP. It is the first time that Umar and Anirban have brought out a pamphlet asking people to vote in the JNUSU elections.

JNU Students’ Union Elections: The presidential candidates and their poll planks
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

JNUSU elections are conducted entirely by the students.

JNU Students’ Union Elections: September 9 ballot in February 9 aftermath
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

The JNUSU elections this year are likely to be widely tracked owing largely to the happenings following the February 9 event on the campus during which alleged anti-national slogans were raised.

Kanhaiya Kumar’s student union won’t contest JNUSU polls this year
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

Last year, AISF leader Kanhaiya Kumar had won the post of the JNUSU president.

JNUSU polls: SFI, AISA team up
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

JNUSU polls: The alliance has materialised after several appeals for Left unity, against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), were made on the campus.

Delhi: Dengue, chikungunya cases spike, govt facilities swamped, patients flock to private hospitals but find little relief
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

There are over 300 fever patients admitted to Sir Ganga Ram. Doctors said two or three out of every 10 patients coming in with complaints of high fever and weakness test positive for dengue, while the rest have chikungunya.

JNU rape case: Complainant’s drink not spiked, says victim’s lawyer
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Advocate Vrinda Grover has also asked the police to stop the “selective leaking of information that compromises the identity and privacy of the complainant”.

JNUSU elections to be held by woman election commissioner
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Unlike other universities, JNUSU elections are conducted entirely by students with no involvement of the administration.

JNU rape case: Accused sent to custody, teachers demand his suspension
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

In a statement, 82 faculty members of JNU expressed “dismay” that the administration had not yet suspended Ratan or declared him out of bounds from the university

Afzal Guru row: In appeals process, JNU finds 21 students guilty, tweaks some fines
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

With this order, the penalised students have exhausted the last avenue to challenge their punishments within the university structure.

JNU condemns rape incident: It has tarnished university’s image
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

JNU has handed over the matter to the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH).

Chidambaram’s lecture at IIT Delhi cancelled, event organisers at odds
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Intimating the cancellation, IIT Delhi’s Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) claimed Chidambaram had an “urgent meeting” and had to go out of town.

Protests in JNU as Ganga Dhaba faces ‘shutdown’
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

“Since the present occupant is illegally occupying the premises, he has been asked to vacate the place so that tendering procedure may be initiated at the earliest to run Ganga Dhaba,” the statement said.

Delhi Paper Clip: History of substance abuse among 88 per cent of 487 juveniles at observation home
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

The study observes that most of the juveniles came from “low socio-economic backgrounds and poverty-stricken areas where economic stability takes precedence over emotional stability”, and they are often victims of abuse and neglect.

Jamia calls for action against ‘defaulting police personnel’
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

While stating that police were not given permission to enter the premises, Jamia Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmad said the officers did not enter any hostel and that “two to three students were unnecessarily making an issue”.

JNU sets new rules for student groups holding public events, students slam ‘attack on demo culture’
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

According to new rules, students who are interested in organising public meetings or other events in the campus would be required to 'ensure' that all participants provide their details including their name, the institution to which they belong, their mobile number and address

JNU to mark Independence Day with fancy dress event, patriotic songs
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The university is also planning to hold essay-writing competitions and organise visits to local landmarks commemorating the freedom movement.

Delhi University’s students hold luggage march against the skyrocketing rates of PGs and scarcity of hostels
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

The march was organised by the All India Students’ Association (AISA) on Saturday as part of their ‘A Room of My Own’ campaign

JNU applies CCS Rules on professor, JNUTA cries foul
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

The JNUTA had argued that the suspension order was “excessive” as Agnihotri had accepted his “unintentional lapse” and was willing to repay the amount with interest.

JNU to initiate disciplinary action against professor, teachers protest
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

Ashish Agnihotri, associate professor at the Centre of French and Francophone Studies, was suspended with “immediate effect” on July 25.after being allegedly found guilty of declaring his parents as ‘dependents’ despite his father’s pension as a government servant.

Jamia to get 100% Wi-Fi coverage
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

The MHRD sanctioned Rs 8.75 crore for making the campus completely Wi-Fi

Chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, says ABVP at Ambedkar seminar in DU college
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

They stood on the benches and pointed to some specific students and told them – "if you're not a Pakistani, then shout Bharat Mata ki Jai.”

Mehbooba Mufti, Rijiju unable to attend conference on Kashmir
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

The ‘Peace, People and Possibilities’ symposium was organised by RSS-affiliated NGO Vishwagram and held at the IIMC.