Aranya Shankar

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BJP: NaMo TV running pre-certified content

After the EC’s letter clarifying the same, a direction to comply with Section 126 (i)(b) of the Representation of The People Act was sent to the BJP by the office of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).

At Delhi University, extra benefit to students from villages

This was decided in a meeting of DU’s Standing Committee of the Academic Council Thursday, as part of changes to the admission process. The final decision rests with the Academic Council. The Vice-Chancellor, however, may also use his power to pass the decisions.

Election Commission makes it clear: NaMo TV must follow ‘election silence’ rule

According to election officials, who did not want to be identified, NaMo TV will not be allowed to air any election publicity matter, including pre-recorded speeches of the PM, during the poll silence period in areas going to vote in the next 48 hours.

ABVP gets poll officer notice over book launch event

The ABVP had planned to hold the launch of two books — #Modi Again by Aabhas Maldahiyar and Saffron Swords by Manoshi Sinha Rawal — on the campus on April 15.

Delhi poll office to Election Commission: PM web series streaming without approval

The letter, signed by Election Officer (Media, MCMC, Paid News & Training) to EC Principal Secretary Narendra Butolia, was written on Saturday, sources told The Indian Express.

What’s dragging Delhi University down?

For the first time since HRD Ministry started ranking varsities in 2016, Delhi University has fallen off the top 10 list. The Indian Express looks at how a crunch of permanent faculty, and funds, is affecting the institution.

Delhi poll officer to BJP: Take down non-certified content from NaMo TV

The compliance report was submitted a day after the poll watchdog wrote to the Delhi CEO holding that NaMo TV is sponsored by the BJP and that all content on the TV channel should be “removed immediately” as it did not have prior certification.

BJP owns up NaMo TV, Delhi poll officer says content is not ‘advertisement’

“NaMo TV is a feature of NaMo app which is run by BJP IT cell. (The) Party has taken slots on DTH for which provisions are there to show it,” Amit Malviya, head of BJP IT Cell, told The Indian Express.

Ambedkar University Delhi spikes job post that asked for thesis writers

As per the job description, employees needed to “research essays and then write drafts for portions of those documents, such as a literature review, introduction or discussion chapters” and “engage in ongoing discussions with clients after the first draft, and revisit/rewrite the document to our clients’ satisfaction”.

PM Modi biopic ad in papers a case of surrogate advertising, poll officer writes to Delhi CEO

District Election Officer (DEO) East, K Mahesh has asked that the report be referred to the Election Commission of India and “appropriate action may be taken against him (Grover)” and the two dailies — Dainik Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar.

NIRF ranking 2019: Not enough faculty, Delhi University ranking dips

While both JNU and Jamia continued to hold on to last year’s rank of two and 12 respectively among universities in the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s ranking, DU has seen a considerable fall.

‘Admissions in Delhi University will not start on April 15’

The Admission Committee has already announced a few changes they plan to make, including “deduction of marks from five percent to two percent for change of stream”.

CEO to Delhi govt, screen proposals before sending

A spokesperson for the Delhi government said all departments were instructed to follow norms and ensure permissions for projects are not delayed further.

Fashion show at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia called off amid protest by student group

A group of 12 students, under the banner of ‘Students of Jamia’, first tried to persuade the organisers to call off the event, and later protested outside the venue. The show was eventually cancelled.

Mission Shakti could’ve been announced by DRDO: Former CEO SY Quraishi 

Quraishi also said that in his experience, the PMO would ask the EC for permission before making important announcements.

BJP member gets EC notice over ad featuring Army

The ad was also tweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 16.

Poll panel wants IPL boost so more come out and vote

The poll panel has suggested that cricket players could deliver “motivational messages” in their speeches, and cheerleaders wearing ECI merchandise could also be introduced.

Row over Kejriwal letters with water bills, room at DJB sealed

The letters enlisted the achievements of the AAP government and sought their “blessings and well wishes” to be able to carry on the work.

Case in court, fate of 122 Hindi dept DU students in limbo

The petitioners have asked the court to “quash the list of candidates selected for admission to MPhil/PhD programme”, alleging that the university violated the procedure for admission.

DU sends notices to 7 students for protest over Math dept mass failures

The notice has been sent to students of the Math department, as well as those from the Faculty of Law and Punjabi department who also participated in the protest.