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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Aranya Shankar


In Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, MLA Somnath’s approachability gives AAP the edge
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

It is this reputation of Bharti’s — of being a people’s person who gets work done — that is likely to be the biggest challenge for both BJP’s Shailender Singh Monty and Congress’ Neetu Verma Soin, contesting from the Malviya Nagar assembly constituency.

BJP’s ‘art & artist’ meme under poll body’s scanner
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

While BJP candidate Kapil Mishra’s tweets were pulled down on directions of the Election Commission (EC), they are not the only social media posts the Delhi Chief Electoral Office (CEO) has found problematic.

Shri Ram College of Commerce cancels talk on citizenship law protests in Northeast
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

A notice signed by the principal said, “Due to unavoidable circumstances, the programme scheduled today, being organised by the North East Cell, is hereby cancelled.”

Delhi poll officer asks EC: Do social media posts vitiate political atmosphere?
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

The letter, dated January 16, was sent to Pawan Diwan, Under Secretary, EC. Along with the letter, the CEO office attached three videos containing the digital content, which includes seven videos by the BJP, three videos and a post by the Congress, and two videos and one post by AAP.

Delhi elections: In a first, poll officers will spend the night at booths
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh said he had received some concerns from the school teachers’ association about women staying overnight. A large number of teachers are involved in poll duty.

Economist gives up JNU emeritus post in protest against V-C
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

“I’ve learnt from friends and witnessed through public channels with alarm, and now with disgust, how your handling of situations as JNU’s administrative and academic head led to its steady deterioration, paving the way to its intellectual disintegration,” wrote Bhaduri, who taught at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning.

JNU wardens say saw mob at 4 pm and alerted police
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Three hours after Sneha says she first saw the mob, masked men and women returned, their numbers having swelled.

Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar: The professor & the Vice-Chancellor
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

An excellent teacher, or a bad administrator? A robotic stickler for rules, or a man with no respect for them? A square peg in a round hole, or a humble misfit everywhere? The Indian Express finds out what makes Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar the face of the JNU unrest

JNU violence: None of those injured in VC meet with students
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh said she had not been informed of any such meeting. ABVP also said the V-C had not met injured students from their organisation.

Delhi Police want JNU hostel audit to check for ‘outsiders’
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The Delhi Police had written to Registrar Pramod Kumar on January 7, saying this should be done “on top priority”. On January 10, the Dean of Students Welfare (DSW) sent a circular in this regard to all senior wardens.

JNU violence: Those named at police conference allege ‘political targeting’
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Besides Ghosh, others named in the attack are Dolan Samanta, Sucheta Talukdar and Chunchun Yadav — all from AISA. Others include Pankaj Mishra, a student of Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health; Vaskar Vijay Mech from the School of Arts and Aesthetics; and Priya Ranjan from the School of Languages.

JNU students face off with police during march to Rashtrapati Bhavan
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The nearly 2,000-strong crowd, comprising teachers, students and political leaders such as Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, D Raja, Brinda Karat and Kiran Walia, marched to the National Archives — where they were stopped by police barricades.

JNU violence: Deepika Padukone stands in — and up
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

While she did not address the gathering, Deepika Padukone, dressed in a black turtleneck, told JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh that she was “proud” of her, and asked her to “take care”.

Injured in Jan 5 attack, JNUSU head Aishe Ghosh named in 2 FIRs
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The FIR states that following this, 20 students, including Ghosh, “indulged in physical violence, pushed lady guards, verbally abused and threatened them with dire consequences if they opened lock of CIS door. Few guards were beaten up”.

My door is open: JNU V-C on why he hasn’t met injured
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

While he said his “heart goes out” to all the injured, on the issue of providing medical assistance, Kumar said the university health centre had free medicines.

JNU protest march stopped at gate, crowd asks Delhi Police: Where were you on Sunday?
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav, CPI-ML (Liberation) leader Kavita Krishnan and others spoke at the event.

JNU violence: Day after Delhi Police watched mob, not one arrest, no attacker identified
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The police, which came under fire for storming the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and targeting students inside the library last month, remained silent on how roughly 100 people were able to run riot inside the JNU campus for close to three hours despite the first phone call to the police control room being made at 4.57 pm Sunday.

JNU faculty targeted too: ‘Ran to bedroom, mob followed, asked us to surrender’
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

At the New Transit House, which has 25 homes of faculty members, teachers said the “intimidation and violence” began around 7.30 pm-8 pm.

No proof but JNU V-C continues to link fee protest to violence
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The over 30 injured students and teachers, meanwhile, said the V-C had not reached out to check on them. The V-C also stressed on how the administration would “ensure that their winter semester registration will take place without any hindrance”.

Battered, bruised, unbroken, JNUSU head Aishe Ghosh says will fight on
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Ghosh told The Indian Express that she saw the attack on her and the university as “nothing but an attempt to break the movement against fee hike, which has been peacefully on for almost 70 days”.