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Deepu Sebastian Edmond


Deepu, a 2015 Asia Journalism Fellow, has been based in Ranchi since 2012 as the newspaper’s Jharkhand correspondent. He tweets at @deepusebastian

JNU: Meet today to debate quota for teaching posts
Thu, Mar 18, 2010

The academic council of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is set to address the question of implementing the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe category reservation for the posts of professor and associate professor on Thursday.

DTU protests: No consensus as govt and students meet
Wed, Mar 17, 2010

Protesting students of the Delhi Technological University met top officials of the Delhi government on Tuesday. Over four hours of deliberations held at two venues,however,could not prove successful as both parties failed to arrive at a consensus.

DTU protest: Talks with students fail,exams boycotted
Tue, Mar 16, 2010

The continued agitation by the students and faculty of the Delhi Technological University,on its new-found status as a state university,is coming to a boil.

Institute of Lifelong Learning announces fellowship programme
Mon, Mar 15, 2010

The Delhi University’s Institute of Lifelong Learning (ILLL) has announced its fellowship programme for DU faculty members,giving them the opportunity to work at the institute for a year on deputation.

Delhi blast suspect a minor,says Jamia teachers’ front
Sun, Mar 14, 2010

The Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Front has claimed that Mohammad Salman,the alleged Indian Mujahideen operative arrested as a suspect in the 2008 Delhi blasts by the UP Anti Terrorism Squad,is a minor....

With more ‘freedom’,DU colleges struggle to list practical exams
Sun, Mar 14, 2010

While the Delhi University has given more ‘freedom’ to colleges by asking them to schedule the practical examination,science departments of most colleges found themselves at sea on Saturday due to the confusion over dates and examiners.

CAT: Prometric blames virus,‘no software flaw’
Tue, Mar 09, 2010

Prometric,the agency that conducted the computer-based Common Admission Test 2009,confirmed on Monday that it was a virus attack...

‘Homosexuality is an uncontrollable feeling,like poetry’
Fri, Feb 26, 2010

'I am in the news every day these days... Friends update me on day-to-day news,' says AMU professor Srinivas Ramachandra Siras.

Can’t be seen as lenient: AMU V-C on prof
Wed, Feb 24, 2010

Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor P K Abdul Azis on Tuesday defended the university’s decision to suspend a professor for alleged...

JNU students’ union to be dissolved on Tuesday
Mon, Feb 22, 2010

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union will finally be dissolved on February 23- after functioning for two years and three months-ceding powers to the newly-elected Election Committee.

AMU action against ‘gay’ professor condemned
Fri, Feb 19, 2010

There is still no clarity on who framed Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) Modern Indian Languages Department chairman Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who was suspended on February 10...

‘Last five months were worse than being in a jail’
Thu, Feb 18, 2010

Tomichan Francis will not forget that day when he was returning from another of his visits to the headquarters of CKG Constructions in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Protesters disrupt Sahitya Akademi award ceremony
Wed, Feb 17, 2010

The presentation ceremony for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards at the Kamani auditorium on Tuesday evening was disrupted by the members of a Right-wing group...

At DU college,Sibal plays won’t-meddle card
Tue, Feb 16, 2010

Kapil Sibal,minister of human resource development,on Monday refused to be made a party to the controversy surrounding the semester system for undergraduate courses being implemented at the Delhi University.

Shock comes home: driver didn’t brake despite helper’s urging
Sun, Feb 14, 2010

It was difficult to spot Kavita Yadav in the huddle on the only bed that occupied most of her one-room tenement.

Murder case lodged,students say suicide
Thu, Feb 11, 2010

Abhinav Sharma* and Mukesh Bhagel had been classmates at JPM Senior Secondary School for the Blind in the Capital. Both joined Hans Raj College two years ago — Sharma enrolled in BA History (Hons),Bhagel took up BA Hindi (Hons).

More than a year since ban,JNU union polls still some time away
Wed, Feb 10, 2010

The increasing buzz on students’ body elections came down several decibels in the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday when a resolution asking for immediate elections was defeated by 83 votes.

States’ claim of lack of funds false: Montek
Sun, Feb 07, 2010

Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has come down heavily on the attitude of the states that complain they have little money.

Age limit brings Right to Education Act under fire
Sun, Feb 07, 2010

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act,popularly called the Right to Education (RTE) Act,came under heavy fire from educationists on Friday at an international consultation.

Age bar brings Right to Education Act under fire
Sat, Feb 06, 2010

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act,popularly called the Right to Education (RTE) Act,came under heavy fire from educationists on Friday at an international consultation .

Chief secy orders probe into IIT coaching institute’s test clause
Sat, Feb 06, 2010

Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta on Friday ordered an inquiry into a clause in the terms and conditions of a test conducted by premier IIT coaching institute — FIITJEE.

Standoff between DU faculty,V-C over semesters continues
Fri, Feb 05, 2010

In an indicationg that not all is well with the proposal to implement the semester system at Delhi University’s undergraduate level,as has been claimed by him,Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental met with the faculty of the Economics and Zoology Department on Thursday to press his case.

Forgot something at the Metro? Found,but not claimed at the Lost Property Office
Tue, Feb 02, 2010

The Lost Property Office of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation jotted down the first entry in its logbook on January 17,2004 —Rs 1,100 in banknotes found at a platform in the Kashmere Gate Metro station.

People,not machines,should shape growth,says ecologist
Fri, Jan 29, 2010

If people,not machines,are placed at the centre-stage,development and conservation will be seamlessly harmonised,says ecologist Madhav Gadgil.

European Study Centre opens today at DU
Thu, Jan 28, 2010

The European Studies Centre at the Delhi University’s Department of Sociology will be inaugurated on Thursday,despite opposition from the department’s own faculty and various students’ groups.