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Harvard to Oxford, privileges Emeritus Professors enjoy

The JNU administration, in its statement last week, cited the case of Princeton University and MIT to argue that universities did “review academic contributions” of Emeritus Professors and even had the right to “rescind” such appointments.

Left panel clean sweep expected in JNUSU polls, results await HC nod

On all four positions, the Left Panel alliance — comprising Students' Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students' Federation (DSF), the All India Students' Association (AISA) and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF) — seemed to be way ahead of the runner up.

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Reviewing emeritus status a bid to show regime’s muscle: Romila Thapar

Romila Thapar speaks about the row over JNU asking for her CV to review her Professor Emeritus status, laments the state of the university, talks of a “creeping fear” among people in asserting their rights, and says history is more complex than just a past narrative.

Students’ union polls today: Amazon fire, NRC issue and some chaos at JNUSU debate

The event saw several disruptions because of technical and other reasons, due to which the debate was paused for some time. Members of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed, leaving some people injured.

JNU defends letters to profs, says giving a chance to other faculty

In a statement, the university also said that a “motivated campaign” was being run against it using the name of one Professor Emeritus.

Romila Thapar-JNU row explained: Who is a Professor Emeritus?

On the JNU row, historian Romila Thapar said the university is only trying to "dishonour someone who has been critical of the changes that have been introduced by the present administration".

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JNU Entrance Test 2020 exam dates released by NTA, check exam pattern, eligibility criteria

JNUET 2020: The online registration process for JNU will be commenced from March 2, 2020. The examination will be conducted from May 11 to 14

Delhi HC stays action against 48 JNU faculty for last year’s protest

During the hearing, the teachers’ counsel, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, apprised the court that they had sent individual responses to showcause notices, stating that no misconduct or violation of rules had taken place.

Action against 48 JNU teachers: Academics, students slam move

The memorandum cites the Central Civil Service (Conduct) rules according to which “no government servant shall resort to or in any way abet any form of strike...in connection with any matter pertaining to his service”.

Delhi: Broken trees, waterlogging — It’s raining complaints at PWD

Most complaints are about waterlogging or uncovered drains. Officials have also started maintaining an excel sheet of all complaints received via social media.

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JNU row: Umar Khalid rusticated, Kanhaiya fined for pro-Afzal Guru event

While Umar and Anirban were found guilty of triggering communal violence and disrupting communal harmony on campus, Mujeeb was found guilty of participating in the sloganeering.

Make In India week, JNU protests, Grammys: Here are top 30 frames of the week

Narendra Modi inaugurates Make In India. JNUSU Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 14-day judicial custody. 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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JNU students lead march for Kanhaiya Kumar's release, protest sedition law

JNU students began their march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in protest against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and the ‘gagging of freedom of speech’ by the government.

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 14-day judicial custody

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was allegedly beaten up by lawyers on Wednesday while he was being produced at Patiala House court.

JNU row: Protest, counter-protest continue in Delhi

A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.

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JNU Row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Granted Interim Bail By Delhi Court

Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Friday granted six-month interim bail to JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, slapped with sedition charges. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh granted the bail plea of Umar and Anirban and directed both the accused to furnish Rs 25,000 as surety amount. Celebrating their release, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar said […]

Keystrokes: Kanhaiya

In his deposition before the high-level inquiry committee set up to probe the controversy following the February 9 event at JNU, Registrar Bupinder Zutshi said students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar knew about the event, according to sources. – See more 

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Romila Thapar And Harbans Mukhia At JNU Campus

Saying that efforts were being made to “obfuscate nationalism”, historian Romila Thapar Sunday said nationalism could not be the identity of one group and universities are “obvious places” for conducting “incisive debates on the nationalist enterprise”. – See more

Leaders of Student Wings Of RSS, Congress And CPI-ML Talk About Unrest In Universities And Kanhaiya

The leaders of the student wings of the RSS, CPI-ML and the Congress talk about the unrest in universities, what comprises nationalism and sedition, and what Kanhaiya means for the politics of the country. See more

Kanhaiya Kumar's Speech At JNU Campus After Release

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar lashed out at ABVP after his release from jail on Thursday evening. Thanking all who stood by him while he was in jail, Kanhaiya said he believes in the Constitution and Judiciary of India. Kanhaiya, who was arrested last month by the Delhi Police and booked under the charges […]

JNU unrest: Former professor returns his award

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Former Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Chaman Lal on Friday returned the 'Hinditar Bhashi Hindi Lekhak Puraskar' to the Ministry of Human Resource Development Ministry in the wake of ongoing unrest in the varsity. Lal said VC's moral authority will take a hit if he was not able to protect the faculty members, students and staff. Lal also termed the VC's move to allow police to enter the campus as a "disaster".

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I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.

Budget Session Kicks Off On A Dramatic, Stormy Note: An Analysis

Day two of the Budget session of Parliament saw Rajya Sabha face repeated adjournments as Opposition party BSP stormed the Well of the House demanding that the BJP government come clear on the constitution of an inquiry committee into the suicide of Rohith Vemula. The House was then adjourned for the day. In Lok Sabha, […]

JNU row: Umar, Anirban sent to three-day remand

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath informed that a local court has sent Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University students booked on sedition charges, to three-day police remand. The DCP said the Delhi Police will interrogate the students amid tight security. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students, who along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly raised ‘anti-national’ slogans at an event organised on the university campus on February 9.

Scene Outside JNU Campus After Umar Khalid & Anirban Bhattacharya Surrendered

JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, wanted by Delhi Police in connection with raising of alleged anti-national slogans on the campus, surrendered late Tuesday night. Special Commissioner (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra confirmed the development. Police sources said both students had moved out of the JNU campus and were in their custody. They were […]

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