Aranya Shankar

Articles By Aranya Shankar

Fund crunch forces IGNOU to bring back reimbursement policy

IGNOU overshot its budget to such an extent that it has now asked the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for funds amounting to Rs 32.8 crore, officials said.

At DU event, Giriraj bats for checking population

Speaking at Makar Sankranti celebrations organised by the BJP-backed National Democratic Teachers’ Front at DU’s Hansraj College, Singh said: “The whole world has accepted that a booming population is fatal (ghaatak) for a country’s development."

JNU sedition chargesheet: Politically motivated, cooked-up case, says Kanhaiya Kumar

In a joint statement, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya said, “We reject the charges and will contest them legally... We are convinced about our innocence, and have full faith in the court...”

Giving Prof Johri clean chit in sexual harassment cases, JNU ICC says he might need protection

Eight women had raised allegations against him, committee says Johri poses no threat to them.

Organic vegetables and fruits hit Safal shelves, sales yet to pick up in Delhi

The new products, labelled ‘Safal Organic’, are packaged in khaki-coloured packets, making them easily noticeable. The packaging is “bio-degradable and recyclable”.

IP university rejects migration requests: 200 students stuck in limbo, case in high court

While the university allegedly sat on their applications, they were allowed to sit for classes. But they were subsequently refused migration days before their semester examinations.

Jamia student says barred from exam for wearing hijab, writes to UGC

Responding to this, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The Supreme Court has laid down norms for what you can carry and what you cannot carry. So we’re following SC guidelines.”

Painter, photographers in tow, DUSU V-P takes over post of president

The Delhi High Court had on Tuesday rejected National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) leader Sunny Chillar’s petition for fresh elections, after Baisoya’s seat was vacated following his undergraduate degree being found fake.

Dyal Singh principal finds his office locked

Principal I S Bakshi said he was told by college guards, that two students of DSC (Evening) along with four guards, had jumped the college wall around midnight on Sunday to put a chain and lock on the room, and paste the notice.

Sexual harassment case: ‘JNU’s draconian action will ruin student’s future,’ says former proctor

The JNU Students’ Union, too, wrote to the V-C Thursday demanding that the recommendations be withdrawn, and the university go back to reinstating the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH).

Calling her sexual harassment plea false, JNU wants student barred

After the student filed a complaint against her guide on April 12 this year, alleging she was “molested, sexually harassed and threatened” by her professor, the ICC last month called her complaint “frivolous” and recommended a series of punitive measures against her.

Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia orders probe into ‘communal’ law exam question

Asks how such a ‘reprehensible’ question could be framed

Law exam paper: If a Muslim kills a cow…

The question formed a part of the Law of Crimes-I paper held on December 7. Of the colleges affiliated to GGSIPU, ten offer the LLB course and received the question paper.

JNU wakes up to ‘mandir wahin banega’ slogans

Purported video clips of the procession shared on social media showed roughly 50 people carrying saffron flags and raising slogans such as ‘mandir wahin banega’.

JNU admin warns teachers to mark attendance or face salary cut

While the administration claimed that the decision was taken in an Executive Council (EC) meeting, the JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) said the claim was false and slammed the move.

In JNU, a group tries to bring those on the margins into mainstream

Nearly 40-odd children of construction and mess workers at JNU are given free tuition by Unnoticed — a volunteer group of students and ex-students of the university.

Delhi HC seeks report after lawyer claims JNU ICC assaulted him

The alleged incident took place on November 6 when the lawyer, Veeraragavan Nandakumar, had gone to collect the ICC report on a sexual harassment case filed by his friend against a professor of the School of Social Sciences.

At first pride march after landmark ruling, focus shifts to marriage, adoption

Among the colourful costumes, rainbow-coloured balloons and flags, were posters reading ‘Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy’.

Three days to SOL exams, panic over dates, admit card

Admit cards for the same have not yet been uploaded on the website, while the datesheet was uploaded only at around 8 pm on Thursday.

No leaves for JNU teachers who don’t mark attendance

The university had faced severe backlash from students as well as teachers for making 75% attendance mandatory.