Tag: JNU

The draw of Kanhaiya Kumar, from slogans for the marginalised to advertising for Congress

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on June 12 re-launched the Congress-run newspaper, National Herald in Bengaluru after being temporarily suspended in 2008. National Herald also ran into controversy after it was alleged that the Congress party gave interest-free loans to Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the company which published the newspaper.[Read More…]

Documentaries on national controversies censored, director to move court

Documentaries on national controversies censored, director to move court

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s decision to deny censor exemption certification to three documentaries has come under fire. The central government denied permission to screen three documentaries at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, which is based on recent national controversies including Rohit Vemula suicide, unrest in[Read More…]

Abhinav Prakash: The right-wing Ambedkarite

Coming from a middle-class Dalit family in Uttar Pradesh, Abhinav Prakash saw the interplay of caste and class from a vantage point early in life. During his days in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, he got dismayed by the appropriation of the Dalit discourse by non-Dalits. With the belief that he[Read More…]

JNU Admission 2019: Entrance examination registration process to start tomorrow

JNU students face fellowship crunch since January

Soon after the sharp cut in MPhil and PhD seats in Jawaharlal Nehru University which are to directly hit the students coming from a modest background as well as the current students of the university; JNU students allege that they’ve not received their fellowships since January 2017. Considering that JNU is a[Read More…]

IISc ranks first in the list of top Universities in the country

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister on Monday released the ‘India Ranking Report 2017’. The Ministry has given the list of the top universities, best management, engineering and pharmacy colleges. Indian Institute of Science has retained its number one rank in the list of top universities in India. “Among Indian institutes,[Read More…]

JNU student found dead, autopsy to be videographed

After the death of MPhil student J Muthukrishan on Tuesday, his father demanded a doctor of their choice to conduct the postmortem examination.  AIIMS wrote to the police that the entire examination will be videographed. AIIMS is likely to conduct the post-mortem examination on March 15. As per reports, Dr[Read More…]

JNU: 27-year-old MPhil student commits suicide

In a shocking incident, a  research scholar of Delhi’s prominent Jawaharlal Nehru University allegedly committed suicide in Munirka in Delhi on Monday evening. The 27-year-old Muthukrishnan Jeevanantham was a former student of the University of Hyderabad. Jeevanantham was found hanging in his room and the motives behind his death were[Read More…]

Rising toll of caste-based discrimination in central universities, BHU tops the list

Out of all the central universities that recorded caste-based discrimination against Dalits in 2015-16, Benaras Hindu University tops the list. Unfortunately, BHU witnessed 19 cases of caste-based discrimination. The second being, Gujarat University with 18 complaints, according to the University Grants Commission (UGC). This, however, is not BHU’s first liability,[Read More…]

True nationalism is found where students, citizens, are encouraged to think and speak freely: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday alleged that independent thinking and free expression in Indian universities were under threat in the present situation. He said the recent attempts to interfere with free expression of the student community in Hyderabad Central University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were of particular[Read More…]

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