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51 BHU teachers write to govt condemning new citizenship law, police action

December 27, 2019 3:43 am

One of the signatories of the letter, Professor M P Ahirwar, who teaches at Faculty of Arts at BHU, said they would send the letter to the President and Prime Minister.

Drop Rajiv Gandhi name from south campus, suggests BHU panel

December 12, 2019 4:08 am

The court, an advisory body of the university, has sent its proposal to the university’s decision-making body — the academic council.

Muslim Sanskrit prof applies for job in other BHU faculties

November 26, 2019 7:06 am

The students of SVDV who opposed the appointment of Khan had said on multiple occasions that they did not find a Muslim fit to teach them about Sanatan Dharma and Karmkaand, as he was not connected with their culture.

Scrap BHU prof Khan’s appointment: SVDV scholars write to President, PM

November 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Rewa Prasad Dwivedi, who had received the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit in 1991 and is a former Head of Department at SVDV, said that the letter was drafted by him and a few other Sanskrit scholars.

As Muslim Sanskrit professor leaves for home, BHU students come out in his support

November 22, 2019 7:09 am

A section of students of the university came out in support of Firoze Khan, who could not attend the university since his joining on November 7.

Savarkar photo taken off, blackened with ink; BHU dept forms probe panel

November 20, 2019 7:01 pm

The framed photograph of Savarkar was put up in room number 103 of the department in Social Science faculty along with other personalities.

Protests in BHU against hiring of a Muslim Sanskrit professor speak of dismal times

November 18, 2019 9:48 am

The protesters know that the selection committee could not possibly have said that even though Khan was the best candidate for the position, he should not be offered the job due to communal considerations. If the selected candidate was, say, European, nobody would probably have raised any objection.

Students are wrong

November 16, 2019 12:11 am

Protests against appointment of a Muslim faculty member in Sanskrit department in BHU are regressive and disturbing

BHU Sanskrit students oppose Muslim prof’s appointment

November 15, 2019 3:08 am

Sources in the university said no classes have been held at the department since Dr Firoz Khan’s appointment on November 6.

BHU deputy chief proctor booked for ‘removing’ RSS flag, quits post

November 14, 2019 4:51 am

A case was registered on a complaint of a local RSS office-bearer. Deputy chief proctor Kiran Damle resigned from the post following protests by a group of students and local RSS workers.


Student slapped during BHU convocation ceremony

February 22, 2016 11:33 am

Varanasi, Feb 22 (ANI): A Banaras Hindu University (BHU) student was slapped on Monday while he was protesting against the BHU authority for not allowing students’ union election in the university. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was leaving the stage after finishing his address at the convocation ceremony when the boy was slapped.

PM Modi attends BHU's convocation ceremony

February 22, 2016 8:03 am

Varanasi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the centenary convocation of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Monday. The university celebrated its foundation day on February 13 and a number of events have been organised to mark the anniversary for the past many days. PM Modi also visited the Sant Ravi Das temple at Seer Govardhanpur area of Varanasi to offer prayers on the occasion of the 639th birth anniversary of the saint.

PM Modi arrives in Kolkata

February 21, 2016 4:46 pm

Kolkata, Feb 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Kolkata to attend the inauguration of Centenary Celebration of Gaudiya Mission and Math. The Prime Minister will thereafter reach Varanasi. In the morning he will pay a visit to the Ravi Das Mandir - a temple dedicated to the mystic who holds a special place in the hearts of Dalits. He is then scheduled to visit the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) where he has been invited as the chief guest in the centenary convocation of the university.

Vasundhara Raje inaugurates international astrology, physiological conference

February 18, 2016 2:59 pm

Rajasthan, Feb 18 (ANI): Inaugurating the 5th International Astrology and Physiological conference at Vailshalinagar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje emphasised on the scientific value of astrology. CM Raje urged the public to understand the concepts of astrology in a scientific way rather being superstitious about it. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Rajoria, MLA Kailash verma, Rajasthan Sanskrit University former vice-chancellor Ramanuj Devnathan and Banaras Hindu University Dean Ramchandra Pandey were among others present on the occasion.