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Jadavpur University’s vice-chancellor questioned by West Bengal governor

Kolkata: The resonation of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row, which spread to Kolkata’s Jadavpur University (JU), seems to be gathering momentum. The state government on Saturday finally intervened in the....

Mamata Bannerjee pressures Centre to give citizenship rights to immigrants

Kolkata: In a move that is set to raise some eyebrows, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that she would urge the Centre to give citizenship rights to all....

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Hunt for Umar Khalid deepens; friend Sadiq Naqvi to be quizzed

New Delhi: Sadiq Naqvi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid’s close friend, was picked up from Bijnor and brought to Delhi regarding the latter's failure to present himself before....

Jat protest: Troops airlifted to Rohtak after protesters block the entry of military units

Rohtak: Army personnel were airlifted on Saturday to Haryana's violence-ridden Rohtak town after Jat protesters dug up roads to block the entry of military units.   Looting and arson continued....

Kalikho Pul takes oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati: Dissident Congress lawmaker Kalikho Pul was on Friday was sworn in as the new chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, which has been under Presidents' Rule since January 25 following....

Kanhaiya Kumar’s family demands CBI probe into JNU row

Begusarai (Bihar): JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's father on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of "fixing" his innocent son and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the JNU....

Jat protest claims three lives in Haryana; Army deployed

Rohtak: The army was deployed in agitation-hit districts of Haryana on Friday evening as large-scale violence by Jat community protestors left three people dead in firing by security forces.  ....

Opposition slams government over the arrest of Kanhaiya

New Delhi: The opposition mounted fresh attacks on the government on Friday over the arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, whose bail plea in a sedition case is likely....

JNUSU conducts a controversial council meeting; acting president calls it “major fraud”

New Delhi: Sparking of a new controversy, the JNUSU joint secretary on Friday called and chaired a council meeting which passed several resolutions including for a probe into the recent....

“No debate needed on patriotism”: Anupam Kher speaks to NewsX

Speaking to NewsX regarding the contentious issue of who defines the virtue of democracy and whether the govt has overplayed their part in making claims of sedition against JNU students,....

My son will surrender if government ensures his safety: Umar Khalid’s Father

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid’s father Syed Qasim Ilyas on Friday said that if the Home Minister of the country guarantees his son’s safety then he....

Lawyers who used violence in court will be dealt with by police: Minister

New Delhi: The government on Friday said Delhi Police will act against the lawyers accused of assaulting journalists and students in a court here during the hearing of jailed student....

President’s Rule lifted from Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: President's Rule has been lifted from Arunachal Pradesh, a Rashtrapati Bhavan official said on Friday.   The step comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks....

Nitish asks BJP, Modi to explain definition of anti-national

Patna: Amid a political furore over JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday asked the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain their definition....

Jadavpur will maintain its autonomy, tradition of debates: VC

Kolkata: Amid the pro-Afzal guru slogan controversy, Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das called on West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Monday and later asserted the varsity will maintain its....

Delhi police chief Bassi comes out major loser in JNU row

New Delhi: The arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges and the resultant political fireworks appear to have hit hard one man: the outgoing Delhi Police chief....

Bengal starts acting workshops for sex workers

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is conducting acting workshops for sex workers to help them get jobs in the entertainment industry, a minister said on Friday.   Sixty sex workers....

Suspected insurgents in Manipur shoot three; kill school girl

Imphal: Suspected insurgents shot at and wounded three people, including a school girl, in Manipur on Friday, police sources said.   Yumnam Suraj, a school van driver, was at a....

A sportsman, engineer and a public service officer, A Vjiaratnam passes away at 94

Singapore: An Indian-origin engineer, who played a key role in the formation of Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) and Changi Airport, passed away at the age of 94 on Thursday....

Patiala House Court dismisses bail petition of former DU lecturer SAR Geelani

New Delhi: The Patiala House court on Friday dismissed bail plea to the former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani, who was sent to two-day police custody over sedition charges following....

Uproar over ‘doctored’ Kanhaiya tape

New Delhi: Social media was in uproar on Friday amid claims that a video that first went viral showing JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others shouting slogans seeking Kashmir's....

Delhi HC tells Kanhaiya Kumar’s lawyers to make correction in bail plea; hearing to continue Monday

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar's lawyers to return with some corrections in his bail plea after the....

No space for dissent: ‘Righteous’ lawyers spill onto the streets

New Delhi: Thousands of lawyers on Friday, apparently incited by the need to ‘uphold national integrity’, thronged the streets of Delhi shouting slogans condemning anti-national forces. Marching towards the India....

Kanhaiya received multiple injury, says medical report

New Delhi: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is accused of sedition, received multiple injuries in an assault by some lawyers at the Patiala House Court here early this week, shows....

Free Kanhaiya and punish those who fabricated evidence: Left

New Delhi: Six Left parties on Friday sought the release of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and punishment to those who they said fabricated "evidence" leading to his arrest for....

Not upset over exclusion from CIC list: BS Bassi

New Delhi: Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi on Friday said that "it doesn't matter" to him if he was not being considered for the post of information commissioner after his....

Shashi Tharoor to move private member’s bill against sedition

New Delhi: Former Union Minister and Congress MP Shahsi Tharror is once again all set to introduce a private members bill in the Parliament seeking an amendment in the current....

NewsX Exclusive: Umar Khalid’s father says son being victimised, asks him to surrender

New Delhi: A key accused in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 'sedition' incident, Umar Khalid’s father Syed Qasim Ilyas on Friday  said his son was being victimised because he is....

Calling students of JNU anti-Indian is a slur: Pakistani daily

Islamabad: The reaction to the protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University has shown the real face of today's India, and it is "not the Shining India propaganda", a Pakistani daily....

Supreme Court refuses to interfere in Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere in the matter of granting JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar bail. While Delhi Police have said that extension of custody is....