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Aranya Shankar


17 doctors, nurses quarantined after contact with COVID-19 patient at RML
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The development comes at a time when doctors and nurses are speaking out about health hazards and occupational risks faced by them in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, especially with regard to access to PPE (personal protective equipment) kits

Coronavirus: JNU students’ union requests admin to extend deadline for entrance exams
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The JNUSU said the 21 day lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic had led to several aspirants not being able to fill forms on time due to lack of access to internet, and that the same had been intimated to the administration a week ago.

Jamia suspends professor who said he won’t pass ‘non-Muslim’ students for supporting CAA
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Jamia has suspended Ahmad pending enquiry for inciting "communal disharmony".The teacher, however, has said the tweet was “sarcastic” and “misinterpreted”.

Coronavirus outbreak: Footfall dips, traders at big markets hope govt will help
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

With footfall declining by at least 30% in these busy market areas, traders stare at an uncertain future. Seeking insurance cover for businesses hit by the virus, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to the Union Finance Minister.

Coronavirus paranoia: Confusion among foreign students at Delhi campuses
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The lack of clarity on “special arrangements” has put some international students at JNU in doubt

Coronavirus: IIT-Delhi tightens entry norms, asks hostelers to pack bags and leave
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

A student with a travel history to Norway was also sent for a check-up to RML Tuesday but was sent back without any advice for self-isolation.

Coronavirus: IIT-Delhi asks eight staffers, two guests to self-quarantine
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

An email in this regard was sent by the Dean (Infra) K C Iyer and Associate Dean (Infra) J T Shahu to all faculty members Tuesday.

JNU divided over ‘Savarkar Marg’ on campus
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

While the students’ union has raised an objection to the move, Registrar Pramod Kumar said the decision to name the road after Savarkar had been taken in an Executive Council (EC) meeting held on November 13 last year.

JNU, Jamia among varsities shut down
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

IIT-Delhi, which had Thursday suspended classes till March 31, has now asked most students to vacate hostels as a precaution.

Three months after police action, library at Jamia is open again
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

On Wednesday, as the reading hall of the New Library, also known as Zakir Hussain Library, opened after almost three months, Rafi stepped back into the hall, which smelled of fresh paint, with some trepidation.

Delhi: Meat causes ‘irreligious feelings’, let’s have ‘sattwik mess’, says IIT club
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Saurabh Dhabu, a core member of the Wellness Club, claimed the idea came after some students complained about the mess food being provided at present.

Now homeless, women face some additional challenges in Delhi
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

With her hip affected by polio, Raziya is unable to walk and needs to be carried around by family members. When her home was attacked on February 24, her family was among the only ones who could not flee.

Delhi: March to Jantar Mantar denied police nod, 185 detained
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Incidentally, on February 28, a ‘peace march’ led by BJP leader Kapil Mishra was allowed to pass through Connaught Place and Janpath despite no police permission. The slogan ‘desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaron saalon ko’ was also raised.

Delhi: Rumours spark panic after day of rallies, police warn of action
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Minutes before 8 pm, Tilak Nagar Metro station was shut for entry and exit. Around 8.20 pm, DMRC also shut the Nangloi, Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar West and Nawada stations. They were all reopened at 8.40 pm.

During Delhi riots, school caretaker, family stuck without food, water for 60 hrs
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Now that things are slowly returning to normal, Manoj Kalauni (37) plans to head to his village in Uttarakhand, and never return.

Delhi violence: In Old Mustafabad, beliefs blur as residents unite to protect temple
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

A group of men from both communities is keeping watch 24x7 to prevent retaliatory attacks on Shiv Temple in Babu Nagar in Old Mustafabad.

Delhi: Violence at doorstep, several students say can’t study, sleep
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

At Shiv Vihar, Himanshu (18), a class XII student of the Government Boys Senior Secondary School at Gokulpuri, spoke of a similar fear. While his house and those next to it were spared, other houses in the area weren’t as lucky.

25 broken CCTVs in Jamia’s Rs 2.66-crore damage bill to HRD
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

According to the estimate submitted by Jamia, public property worth Rs 2,66,16,390 was damaged in the violence. The university has specified that the damage “occurred due to Delhi Police action on December 15, 2019”.

Day after Jamia assault video, new footage shows personnel breaking CCTV in library
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Special Commissioner of Police (crime branch) Praveer Ranjan, when asked about the new video, said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the December 15 violence will analyse all the clips to establish the sequence of events.

Camera nails official denial: Police did enter Jamia library, beat students
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Delhi Police, who had initially denied having ever entered the library, on Sunday said they were “verifying” the video, and that it appeared to have been “edited”.