Sarah Hafeez


Father of DNA fingerprinting Dr Lalji Singh in India dies at 70
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Singh, the 25th vice-chancellor of BHU and a Padma Shri recipient, hailed from Kalvari village in UP’s Jaunpur district.

BHU’s MA History paper asks questions on Padmavati, triple talaq
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Rajeev Kumar Srivastava, assistant professor of Society and Culture in Medieval India at BHU, denied having set the question paper.

Greater noida killing of woman, daughter: 16-year-old suspect in double murder found at Varanasi ghat
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The boy was last captured by CCTV leaving his home around 11.15 pm on Monday.

BHU paper for MA students: GST in Arthashastra, Manu on globalisation
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The head of department, R P Singh, denied that the questions were out of syllabus. “It is the prerogative of the teacher to set the paper according to his area of specialisation. No teacher sets a paper out of his area of expertise and what he has taught,” he said.

Seven students ‘force’ BHU to take down Ambedkar posters, booked
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

According to the complaint, the “tearing and pulling down the poster" has “caused the Dalit and other minority students deep mental and psychological trauma, leaving them with a deep sense of insecurity on campus”. It alleged that anti-Dalit slurs were hurled at SC/ST students

‘Freedom’ in Varanasi ring: A day in the life of women’s wrestling at ‘benaras kesri’
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

In 30 years, for the first time, a Varanasi wrestling event features women. They and the crowd go away happy; the only grouse that winner among men got motorcycle, to their cycle.

Allahabad polls just 34%, many say names ‘missing’ from voters’ list
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Booth level officers across the city sat poring over pages of voter lists, trying to find names all through Sunday.

Urban Local Body elections: On PM’s turf — two Muslim women fight for BJP on development plank
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

An art teacher in a private school, Huma had first contested the 2006 civic polls unsuccessfully from Ward 72 in Revri Talab.

In Varanasi, a mother of three finds support in another woman widowed by terror
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Meera Sahani never found husband Manohar's body -- another family had claimed it and completed the last rites. The Sahanis cremated an effigy and made their peace

Citing wrong reporting, Allahabad HC gags media in UP CM Yogi Adityanath hate speech case
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

In this case, Adityanath, as the head of the state, had the power to grant or refuse sanction to prosecute himself, which was challenged by the petitioners who highlighted “the imminent bias” involved.

A Mumbai cabbie’s wife works on a farm, but her sons are in an English-medium school
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Bomb left behind by gunmen took taxi-driver Fulchand Bhind's life in Wadi Bunder that night. His wife built a two-room home with the compensation money

For three kids in Varanasi, their mum is a hero, home-maker and working woman
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The first woman in her family to take a job, Guddi Maurya moved from a village in Deoria to Varanasi to work with the Railways

Students of Jharkhand village school convince parents to call off child marriage
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Married girls aged 15-19 years are twice more likely to die during childbirth, UNICEF reports.

Youngest survivor Baby Sheetal is now nine, has a baby brother after mother remarried
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Now nine years old, Sheetal is a shy child doted upon by her mother Sunita’s cousins, nieces, aunts, and even the landlady.

BHU denies surgeries postponed as anaesthetists busy with convention
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Last week, the department of anaesthesiology in IMS had written to the department of orthopaedic surgery, requesting that elective and routine surgeries in BHU’s hospitals either be deferred or taken up before the conference.

BSP leader murder case: 2 students of Allahabad University arrested
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

According to police, Ashutosh Singh (21) and Antesh Singh (22) have confessed that they were part of a group that had an altercation with Yadav on October 2 at the university’s Tara Chand hostel shortly before his murder.

BHU campus police lathicharge: Five protesting girls talk about that horrific night
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

At BHU, however, the disillusionment set in early. “Only Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali were offered as languages to students of the women’s college while the men at the Faculty of Arts could choose between German, Spanish and Polish,” she says

Aarushi murder case: We aimed to demolish CBI case that was not based on conclusive evidence, says Talwars’ lawyer
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

“We aimed to defeat the hypothesis that there were only four persons in the flat that night by establishing the presence of outsiders,” said Rajarshi Gupta, one of the counsel.

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: CBI judge made mockery of law, acted like fanciful film director, says Allahabad HC
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

The court said the judge made “a mockery of law” by acting like a “fanciful imaginative film director, and a maths teacher trying to solve the murders like a maths puzzle based on analogies and guesswork”.

From tutored witness to motive, Allahabad HC has many questions for CBI in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

In its 273-page order, the bench of Justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra described as “illegal” the conclusion reached by Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal in his November 2013 order that held the Talwars guilty of murder.

Aarushi-Hemraj case: In jail, Talwars are acquitted in murder of child and help
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Aarushi-Hemraj case: The Allahabad High Court said circumstantial evidence against the Talwars was inconclusive and their guilt could not be sufficiently established

BHU student assaulted by male classmate, held
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

In her complaint, the woman has claimed that when the accused slapped her, her phone fell down and broke.

Banaras Hindu University reopens after Dussehra break
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

BHU authorities also said that online portals open to reports of sexual harassment, as well as the sexual harassment committees, are “very active and alert”.

BHU incident has made me bold
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

There are few students; most have gone home after the university advanced the Dussehra holidays by a few days

After BHU Vice-Chancellor’s denial of lathicharge on students, warden speaks out, writes to him
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Late Saturday night, police personnel charged at a large group of protesters at the BHU main gate.

Behind girls’ anger: 131% surge in 10 years, their dreams of future
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

In 2007-2008, BHU admitted 7,754 women and 13,282 men across courses and in its four affiliated institutions. Last year, 17,950 women and 23,665 men were enrolled.

BHU violence: Incident was an act of ‘Eve-teasing, not molestation’, says University Chief Proctor’s report
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The SHO of Lanka Police station on Saturday said, “The student was walking back to her hostel on Thursday evening when a few motorcycle-borne men came near her and touched her inappropriately.”

Why women BHU students are separate and unequal
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

“This protest became so big only because we have been quiet all this while because the administration tends to shame us instead of taking action. But we were outraged when we heard of Thursday’s incident and decided to protest,” says an Arts undergraduate student.

If we listen to every girl, we can’t run the university: BHU V-C Girish Chandra Tripathi
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

BHU V-C said, "Some people with vested interests and ulterior motives have triggered this incident. The students, if they had a grievance or complaint, should have suggested to the university to do something. But there is a mindset to disturb institutions of higher learning. BHU is not alone."

BHU crackdown: Anger on campus after police beat up protesting students, CM Adityanath seeks report
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

BHU violence: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Nitin Gokarn. Speaking to The Indian Express, Gokarn said he has started an investigation.

For us, desh bigger than dal, says PM Narendra Modi
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Sounding the development poll bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Modi also lauded UP CM Yogi Adityanath for “successfully bringing about change in the state in six months”.

BHU protests on, molestation victim meets V-C, varsity blames ‘anti-national’ forces
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

In a media release, the BHU administration stated, “This protest was completely political in nature because it was timed with the PM’s visit, with the intention of soiling the image of the university.”

‘For me, desh bigger than dal,’ says Prime Minister Modi
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

After PM Modi’s speech, hundreds of shikshamitras blocked the main road to Varanasi and police detained some of them. 

BHU students protest shaming of molestation victim
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

A first-year boarder from the hostel was allegedly touched inappropriately by three bike-borne men near the Kala Bhawan within the BHU campus on Thursday.

Modi in Varanasi: We not only launch but also finish projects, says PM
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Addressing a crowd of approximately 15,000 people who had assembled from across the region at Bada Lalpur area of Varanasi, Modi said that these projects, worth over Rs 1,000 crore, have been completed under UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Allahabad University cancels nod for ‘Liberty Fest’
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The JAC alleged right-wing student groups launched a campaign to malign organisers, guests and event by calling it “anti-national” and likening it to the event at JNU, which received national attention after azaadi slogans were allegedly raised there.