Aranya Shankar


Will enforce attendance norms: JNU new chairpersons
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Here are the seven chairpersons and one dean, brought to replace those who did not agree with the administration on the attendance issue

BA done, MA unsure, JNU’s Pashto students ask: What next?
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Students say that when they took admission in the course in 2015-16, the prospectus mentioned an integrated BA-MA programme. But the Centre is likely to start the programme only next year (2019-20).

JNU removes seven Chairpersons, Deans over attendance row
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

The Indian Express accessed office orders issued to the chairpersons of the Centre for French and Francophone Studies; Centre for Linguistics; Centre for Historical Studies; Centre for Economic Studies & Planning; Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Thought; and the Centre for English Studies.

JNU mulls removing department heads opposing compulsory attendance
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

JNU’s Executive Council (EC) Tuesday decided to set up an inquiry committee against department heads who have written to the administration against compulsory attendance, sources said.

Names on letter on JNU attendance issue but leading scientists say they never endorsed it
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

The only catch: at least four signatories, including agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan and 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan, told The Indian Express that they had never endorsed such a statement.

Disabled persons push for more accessible railways
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Among other things, the NPRD has demanded installation of ramps and elevators, a universal design keeping in mind all kinds of accessibility, tactile marking on platforms to guide blind persons and Braille-embossed signage in coaches.

Row in JNU after Dean replaces speaker invited by centre for economic studies
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

The CESP faculty had decided to invite former JNU faculty member Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who is at present the Ashoka University Vice-Chancellor and President of the Centre for Policy Research, for the 26th Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture — named after the founder of CESP.

Student claims hit by semen-filled balloon: LSR says no harassment under garb of Holi
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

In protest against the phrase ‘Bura na maano Holi hai’, PinjraTod is organising a march titled ‘Bura kyun na mano?”.

DU student says ABVP members molested her
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

The college’s staff council held an emergency meeting on Thursday and decided to suspend two students found to be involved in the incident.

JNU students, teachers stand ground, hold classes in open
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The HC order states that “no protest of any sort shall be undertaken by students within 100-mt radius of the Admin Block”. In a circular on Tuesday, Registrar Pramod Kumar said the protest by the JNUSU and JNUTA was “deplorable”.

Teacher alleges sexual harassment by DU college acting principal, he denies charge
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said, “We lodged an FIR at Alipur police station under relevant sections on February 9. Further investigations are underway.”

For ‘pakoda protest’, four from JNU fined Rs 20,000 each
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

After PM Modi, in a TV interview, said that selling pakodas counts as employment, the NSUI had, on February 5, decided to sell pakodas to protest against the statement as well as compulsory attendance that has been introduced in JNU recently.

Attendance brings JNU to standstill
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

JNU students from all political organisations, including the Left and the ABVP, manned entrances to all school buildings against the prescribed minimum attendance of 75 per cent.

JNU sedition case: Two years on, chargesheet is yet to be filed
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Police sources told The Indian Express that investigation into the case is almost done and that they are awaiting forensic reports of mobile phone and laptop data belonging to some of the suspects. Sources said they have also completed questioning the suspects.

17 new butterfly species seen in Delhi
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

A total of 115 species were identified — primarily in Yamuna Biodiversity Park and Aravali Biodiversity Park. Butterflies were also sighted in the Kamala Nehru Ridge and the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

HRD reply to RTI query: Visitorial Inquiry against Jamia V-C over irregularities
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Jamia V-C Talat Ahmad is under scanner for allegedly spending Rs 26 lakh on hosting a team from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during their visit in 2015.

Delhi school student death case: 3 apprehended for murder, kin want CBI probe
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Police said they have found a video which purportedly shows three juveniles entering the washroom and leaving a few minutes later.

Faculty selection in JNU: Cracks on campus
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

The Indian Express tracks how JNU Vice-Chancellor’s decision to pick experts on his own has become a bone of contention on campus

Protests against Padmaavat to continue, says Karni Sena chief
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

LS Kalvi insisted that the organisation did not stand for violence.

UP: 15 months after Meerut man’s murder, wife, son killed day before his case hearing
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

The mother-son duo, both witnesses in Narender’s 2016 murder, were to appear in the hearing on Thursday, after the earlier hearing on January 18 was postponed.