Aranya Shankar

Articles By Aranya Shankar

ABVP and Left on same page as JNU fee hike protest cuts across outfit loyalties

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), RSS’s student wing, is opposing the fee hike, although they have criticised JNUSU’s mode of protest.

JNU students protest against fee hike, HRD says will find a way out

During the course of the protest outside the venue, which began shortly before noon, police tried several means to move students away from the gate, including the use of a water cannon which was deployed around 1:30 pm.

Students in Delhi: AIIMS pays less, IIT more, Jamia the same

At JNU, after the revised rates, any student in the second year in a two-seater room would have to pay Rs 26,500 plus mess charges (around Rs 2,500 per month) as well as utility charges for water, electricity and Wi-Fi separately.

JNU: ‘Hike over Rs 2,000, will hit 40% of campus’

The students are demanding the withdrawal of the draft hostel manual, in which service charges of Rs 1,700 were introduced and the one-time mess security fee, which is refundable, has been hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.

St Stephen’s adds gender parity to students’ union

The bill to make the change was first unanimously approved in a meeting of the college union cabinet and the students’ council in the first week of September.

UP: Son watched as man died in police custody, three cops suspended

According to his son, who witnessed the assault, Tomar was kicked, punched, hit with planks of wood, given electric shocks and pierced with a screwdriver repeatedly.

Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize: Brilliant, say JNU friends, teachers

Sanjay Sharma, professor of history at Ambedkar University Delhi and his friend from JNU, said, “He was interested in cinema and music, very well read in Bangla literature, and also interested in philosophy.”

Pulp Fiction: At DU, a project to preserve literature that once thrived at railway stations

This genre — a large part of which is “detective fiction” — is now being preserved by the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA) of the English department at Delhi University.

Despite year-long protest by teachers, DU signs funding MoU

The Indian Express had reported in September last year that the MHRD had written to DU saying its funding would be withheld if it did not sign the agreement, which the DUTA termed “arm-twisting”. The DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) and individual teacher groups have been protesting since last year.

DU Hindi Dept row: How does a professor become Head of Department?

Heads of Department (HoD) of DU are supposed to be appointed by rotation on the basis of seniority. A single term as Head lasts for three years as per DU ordinances, and a second term is strongly discouraged.

At Delhi University, tussle over new Hindi department head

Two professors, Sheoraj Singh Bechain and K N Tripathi, have staked claim to the post, stating that they are most senior and should, therefore, be made HoD. The university has not taken a final decision yet.

No violence in Kashmir since August 5: MoS Jitendra Singh

Singh praised Amit Shah and said he was the “most soft-hearted” home minister for making various facilities available to political leaders under house arrest in the state.

We need to question what is nationalism: Bhagat Singh’s nephew

Speaking at the launch organised by the JNU Teachers’ Association, Singh said, “We have created a murti (statue) of democracy and we are playing musical chairs around it."

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.

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