Aranya Shankar

Articles By Aranya Shankar

Left sweep in JNUSU polls, Aishe Ghosh first SFI president in 13 years

The vote share of Left and ABVP have gone up. While the Left managed to secure 50.15% of the voteshare — more than 5% higher than last year, the ABVP got 23.2% votes, up by 2% from last year.

Delhi: ‘Man dressed as woman’ saunters into SRCC girls hostel, steals students’ cards and cash

The accused allegedly used the debit cards to make transactions of around Rs 50,000 and stole roughly Rs 3,000 in cash from various rooms, students claimed. The incident took place on September 12, the day of the DU Students’ Union elections.

In repeat of last year, ABVP bags 3 of 4 DU seats

“This is a record margin. The last time there was such a massive margin of votes was when our joint secretarial candidate Ashutosh Mathur won by a margin of around 13,000 votes in 2014,” said ABVP national media convenor Monika Chaudhary.

Campaigning time over in DU — but not for Delhi BJP chief

Tiwari visited Vivek Vihar near Vivekananda College Wednesday where he asked students to vote for ABVP. He also visited several hostels, including Aparna Hostel.

After last year’s poll drama, Delhi University deploys observers in colleges

As DU goes to polls today, an observer and a technical staff will be deployed at every college to look into any hiccup. Chief Election Officer Ashok Prasad told The Indian Express that this is being done for the first time.

Elgaar Parishad: Pune police search DU professor’s house in Noida

The Pune Police has so far booked 23 people in connection with the case and arrested nine prominent activists and lawyers. Police have alleged that the arrested suspects have links to Maoist organisations.

DUSU polls: ‘Modi bhakt’ records song for Congress students’ wing

In the roughly two-minute clip doing rounds of WhatsApp, Harjai asks students to vote for ‘Purvanchal ke beti’ Chetna Tyagi in the DUSU elections to “bring pride” to the region.

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.

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.

Counting delayed, Left panel leads JNU student union polls

The election process was thrown into disarray following the Delhi High Court order asking for a stay on the declaration of the poll results — the counting of votes, which was to begin at 9 pm Friday, finally began at 3 pm Saturday, EC officials said.

Students’ union elections: 68% turnout in JNU as poll panel, admin trade charges

The Left United Panel is up against the ABVP, the only two organisations to have fielded candidates on all four seats. BAPSA, NSUI and Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal are in the running on a few posts each.

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.

JNU seeks Romila Thapar’s CV to review special status, she says attempt to dishonour

The move comes after JNU’s Executive Council (EC) in August last year revised the rules and regulations of the university to say that a committee appointed by the council would review the continuation of emeritus professors after they turn 75.

Police reach Ambedkar University Delhi campus as ABVP disrupts film screening

The Left-wing Students’ Federation of India (SFI) had organised the screening of Anand Patwardhan’s documentary film ‘Ram Ke Naam’ in solidarity with students of HCU, who were detained for screening the documentary on campus last week.

A farm labourer in Odisha, helper at gas firm: Meet JNU’s presidential candidate

“My mother died when I was in class VIII. I started sowing others’ paddy fields, for which I would get around Rs 30-40 per day. As part of MGNREGA, I also dug roads and ponds, for which I would get Rs 100-150 per day,” said Suna, who has six siblings.

JNU candidates announced, J&K takes centrestage

At a press conference held in campus Wednesday, almost all presidential candidates from various organisations spoke of the issue.

NSUI’s manifesto for DU promises equality, and free movie tickets

The organisation, the first to release its manifesto for polls to be held on September 12, has focussed its campaign around multiple “inequalities” on campus. While the slogan is called ‘One University, Equal Opportunity’, the campaign goes by ‘Awaaz Uthao, Seeti Bajao’.

Delhi University: NSUI blackens bust of Savarkar, ABVP files police complaint

DU Proctor Neeta Sehgal said she was not aware of the development, adding that she had got assurance from ABVP office-bearers that the bust would be removed. Sources said a showcause notice has also been issued to Singh regarding the same.

DU English syllabus not up yet, HoD cites ‘confusion’

Criticising the move, AC member Rasal Singh from the National Democratic Teachers’ Front said despite the syllabi being cleared on August 12 and sent to departments concerned on August 14, the English department was yet to upload it.