The schools are locked and students are protesting in front of the buildings (Pic: JNUSU)

Majority of JNU students boycott exams, standoff with VC continues

As the students moved towards the schools this morning, the Vice-Chancellor decided to attend office as the administrative block is now "free" of the students

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Did this Bengal tech varsity cancel their convocation to show Governer Dhankhar his place?

Dhankhar had recently alleged he was not consulted on decisions that were taken by various state universities while the CM has repeatedly accused the governor of trying to run a "parallel government"

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AMU cooks food for 25,000 students to end hunger strike. What they did next is heartwarming

The administration managed to get one of the dining rooms open despite the campus being on a shutdown and they cooked food. Instead of wasting it, students did something heartwarming  

The students are angry especially because the MHRD had promised no action woudl be taken against them during this period

Bittersweet Symphony: In surprise move, JNU's VC takes both JNUSU and Delhi Police to court together  

The JNU students have not always the best relationship with the Delhi Police, particularly since the anti-fee hike protests started about a month ago. 

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What is your learning style: An exploration of how we absorb information

Rahul R Lexman is an Assistant Professor from XIME, Kochi. He co-authored the article with first-year PGDM students Shameem Cina Thomas, Pradyumna P and Harshil Doshi

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A Haryana BJP MP wants all school students to learn Bhagavad Gita

Arvind Sharma said that the Father of the Nation Mahatama Gandhi also referred to the Gita when he had to seek answers to his doubts and problems

Large scale protests have been taking place in the University

JNU VC, officials to get police security cover to access administrative block, courtesy Delhi HC order

It also asked the university to talk to the protesting students with regard to clearing access to the administrative block failing which the police would intervene

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were slapped with sedition cases

JNU sedition case: Court grants two months to police to get sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

The court had earlier directed the police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the process while granting it three weeks to secure the sanction needed to prosecute Kumar and the others

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Why you'll fall in love with this Subbulakshmi's storytelling process

Subbulakshmi conducted a session at the last edition of the Hyderabad Literary Festival as well. She also conducts summer camps for 150-200 youngsters in Balamrai, Hyderabad, Telangana 

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Meet karate teacher Damodar Nayak, who teaches kids self-defence without charging a dime

Damodar Nayak, who lives in Kachiguda, also organises public demonstrations by students so that their parents and others feel more confident about them and the martial art that they are pursuing 
 

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Why there's a whole lot more to Sonia Akula than you saw in Telugu hit George Reddy

"I can't think of holding down a conventional job. I want to work in the social sector," says Sonia Akula who runs Hyderabad-based NGO Action Aid For Societal Advancement

The group received the Nari Shakthi Puraskar from the President of India for their contribution to Kathakali

The very first all-female Kathakali troupe speaks about how they perfected the artform

The president of the first all-female Kathakali troupe in Kerala opens up about the relevance of the artform and making a place for themselves within it

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Ever considered escaping to a farm or a forest? Check out these great places in Odisha

A recent by travel company Luxury Escapes India stated that the present generation wants to be more sustainable when they travel and have lower-carbon-footprint holidays

Manik Ghawri and Lalit along with famous personality Jayant Kripalani (Pic:Facebook)

Looking for a new book to read or someone to read it with? Vowelor is the answer!

Manik Ghawri, Co-founder of Vowelor, tells Rashmi Patil about the app and how it helps connect readers across India — and why community reading is a great thing for the young Indian soul

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Did ABVP attack JNU students with metal rods for continuing protests against administration?

A first-year student, reportedly from the Centre of German Studies, was caught on video being beaten repeatedly by assailants, allegedly from the ABVP

OPEN SHOP: A number of social media influencers visited the event

How these two Kerala women set up a grassroots flea market for start-ups called Sankam

The founders of Sankam speak about how they managed to create a platform for young and aspiring entrepreneurs and use it to give back

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Nystagmus aside, will adventure-prone youngster Jayaraj Gedela make it to the North Pole?

Jayaraj Gedela, who hails from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, chatted with Nico Gentry on Facebook to better understand how he can deal with nystagmus — and make the most of life  

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American companies consider STEM degrees a mark of distinction: Gregory H Bauer, Simon Business School

Prof Gregory H Bauer from Simon Business School tells us more about their STEM-certified business degrees and the opportunities it opens up in the job market for Indian students in particular

Participants involved in making Ganjifa cards during the workshop (Pic: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath)

Ever heard of Ganjifa? Meet the people who are bringing this ancient card game back to life

Forget modern-day playing cards. Did you know that India had its own card games even during the rule of the Mughals and famous emperors of Mysuru? MJ Kamalakshi from KCP speaks about Ganjifa art  

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KUFOS VC suspends classes, asks students to vacate hostel. Students retaliate

The students had staged a protest on the campus on December 6 by locking the university’s gates, following which the VC suspended the classes indefinitely

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Will three new Sanskrit Central Universities help revive the language in India?

Minister Satyapal Singh said last December that the ministry has initiated a proposal to turn three deemed universities teach in Sanskrit into central universities

John believes that the growing disconnect between parents and children can be easily fixed (Pic: John Pradeep JL)

Meet John Pradeep JL, who's giving kids life lessons using the power of theatre

His many workshops, sessions and training programmes are directed at helping children achieve their best potential, and guiding parents to be more than just spectators in their children's lives

Amitav Ghosh (Pic: Express)

Columbian professor credits Indian writer Amitav Ghosh for planting the idea for his thesis on cyclones

Prof Sobel said that it was in the summer of 2015 that Ghosh wrote an email about possibilities of a cyclone in the indian ocean region, and the possibility of its landfall in the city of Mumbai

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Amidst peace talks, JNU slaps 10 student unionists with contempt petition for protesting at the administration block

The students were asked to appear for a hearing on December 11 at 10 am. However, most of them received the notice only after the said time

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Robotics nerds, the International Robotronics competition in Delhi is the place to be this weekend!

More than 200 teams and 800 students will fill the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on December 14 and 15 for the International Robotronics Competition School League

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The whole country should have a uniform education system to end inequality, says Yogi Adityanath

UP CM's advice for the uniform education system was on the very first school summit taking place in the state capital

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A Class X dropout, this 41-year-old mother of two from Kochi is now a lawyer. This is her incredible story  

Neena K G passed her class X equivalency exam through the Kerala Literacy Mission's continuing education programme. Later, she passed her class XI and XII exams through NIOS

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Student protestors in Guwahati hit with tear gas, police lathis during a massive march against CAB

Students in large numbers were seen proceeding towards the Secretariat from all directions. They broke a barricade on GS Road, following which the police resorted to lathi-charge

The students on protest last night

Protesting to regain dignity as Muslims: 700 AMU students slapped with FIRs, 25,000 on hunger strike against CAB

The dining halls of the residential campus remained empty last evening as students gathered together to protest the Bill  

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 TSBIE replaces private software company with govt institution to process exam-related data 

The move comes a few months after technical errors in the software had led to scores of students failing the IPE-2019, leading some to commit suicide while others faced discrepancies in results

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AP's English training sessions for teachers garners positive response 

Around 130 primary school teachers from across the State have been selected for training as district resource persons (DRPs) and all of them have participated in the English training workshop

Seema Prasad has made containers from bottle gourds which can be used in kitchen (Pic: Seema Prasad)

This lady from Mysuru can tell you how to use bottle gourds grown at your home 

Seema Prasad carves handicrafts from 48 varieties of native bottle gourd available in Mysuru, thus giving underprivileged women and school dropouts a steady source of incom

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Huge win for students as MHRD decides to roll back IIT fee hike

The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Bharat Ratna Prof C N R Rao, Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel and Kerala University Vice-Chancellor V P Mahadevan Pillai at the special convocation

Noted scientist CNR Rao awarded honorary degree by Kerala University

The convocation ceremony was held at the varsity's Senate chamber. Arif Mohammad Khan, conferred the varsity's honorary degree of doctor of science on scientist and Bharat Ratna-awardee CNR Rao

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Video of a 10-year-old driving an Alto on Hyderabad highway goes viral. Here's why it's scary

In the video, the child can be seen driving on the Outer Ring Road. The video has been drawing a lot of flak from netizens who are demanding that the group be thoroughly penalised

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Why Venkatesh Geriti wants India's youth to storm politics and shape policy

Multiple-award winner Venkatesh Geriti’s mission is to involve youngsters in nation-building and policy-making so that India can reach its full potential. We find out more about his work

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MHRD's day-long peace talks with JNU students yields no result: Will Dec 11 see end of strike?

The JNUSU office bearers were in a marathon meeting from 11 am to late evening but nothing was finalised and the meeting will continue tomorrow from 11 am

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54 per cent youth are not job-ready: AICTE, UN development prog led survey finds

The report also states that even though MBAs are still at the top of the employability list, the employability of a Bachelors is Arts has doubled since 2014

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#CAB2019: Why students across the country are coming together to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill  

Many student bodies also issued statements against the Bill prior to its passing but many came out to the roads today, to show their disapproval of the Bill.  

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BHU Muslim prof joins arts' faculty after students relentlessly protest against his appointment to Sanskrit dept

Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Department Dean Bindeswari Prasad Mishra confirmed that Khan has joined the Arts Faculty of the university where he will teach Sanskrit  

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Sterlite Technologies to sponsor Chair Professorship in 5G technology at IIT Madras from 2020

The Chair Occupant will be a full-time institute faculty and will be identified through the institute’s comprehensive review and selection process

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Register of Ideas: VTU to link innovators, investors

VTU had also started a project to fund research projects at the undergrads level for all affiliated colleges in 2018, the vice-chancellor said

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Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts tours school to encourage students to stay focused on studies

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TMC MP gives adjournment notice in LS over 'baton-charge against JNU students'

MP has given adjournment motion notice in LK over alleged lathi-charge on JNU students by Delhi Police

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PM Modi bags India's 'Golden Tweet' of 2019. Here's what he tweeted

Modi's tweet bags the 'Golden Tweet' for being the most retweeted and liked tweet of the year

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Jammu and Kashmir govt announces winter vacations in schools

Jammu and Kashmir Government announces winter vacation for all schools up to 12th standard. The schools usually close for annual winter vacations around December 15

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NEET aspirants from Kashmir can now apply offline

Glad news for Kashmiri NEET aspirants as NTA announced offline application medium. December 31 is the last date to apply

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Probiotic food supplements may have different effects on boys and girls: Study

New research show that around 70 percent of the immune system is in the gut where its development is driven during early life, in contray to the previous evidence of immunity difference in puberty

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Death of Democracy: IIM Bangalore students on Lok Sabha favouring CAB

A group of IIM Bangalore faculty and students had written a letter, asking the MPs to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill

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Police boots kicked her stomach: JNU students' horrifying account of Delhi Police violence to end march

More than 30 JNU students were reportedly injured when the Delhi police attacked their march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan

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In massive move, student bodies and unions across India join hands to 'Save Public Education'

The united students' front will announce their plans officially at 2.30 pm on December 10 at New Delhi's Press Club of India

Permission will be granted in the future on a case to case basis

12 CBSE students from Class 11 permitted to write state board, TN edu dept says exemption in future on case to case basis

The government has said that these students can write their class 12 public exam in the State board. They will only be given marksheets for class 12 public exams and not for class 11

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JNUSU meets MHRD, hopes committee report will be handed over

The students got a call from the MHRD last night saying that they were to meet the Joint-Secretary of the higher education department today at 11 am

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Unable to bear humiliation of being slapped by a male classmate, girl hangs self in Vijayawada

As tempers ran high, Vikas slapped her in front of other students. Unable to bear the humiliation, she left the college in the afternoon and committed suicide by hanging herself

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Upgradation of Hyderabad's Koti Women's College still awaits state's nod

A senior official from the Telangana higher education department said that the State government has to send a proposal to the Centre for creation of the varsity and there are no other technical hurdle

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Attention all health-conscious peeps! Hyderabad-based start-up Greens & More has launched its flagship outlet

Love raw salads? Head to Madhapur because Greens & More, the Hyderabad-based start-up, has launched its first store. They already have two to express stores at Wells Fargo and Knowledge City

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Meet this 23-year-old from Bengaluru who is a 'Tiktok' rockstar on a wheelchair

Chandni Nair was diagnosed with Myopathy from birth and had been using a wheelchair, but that has never stopped her from pursuing her dream in education and passion, hand in hand and wins hearts

The students allege that there was no provocation behind the lathicharge

JNU students lathi-charged by police during march to Rashtrapathi Bhavan, 4 severely injured

The incident occurred near Delhi's Bhikaji Cama Place Metro station. The students say that the march will continue

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Want to ace the basics of French? Say bonjour to this affordable online course  

The 6-week course by Internshala offers scenario-based learning where interactions between characters in different day-to-day helps learners understand the language better, at a cost of Rs 1349

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848 students get placed in first phase of IIT Madras counselling, Intel, Microsoft top recruiters

If the 167 pre-placement offers are to also be included then the total number of offers stands at 998, last year was record=breaking for the campus with 888 job offers  

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#CitizenshipAmendmentBill: 12 ABVP leaders from North East Cell, DU resign in protest against Bill

About her quitting the ABVP, Raisha Tabass, the now former general secretary said that she 'could never accept something that was against Assam'.    

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Universities are great hubs of ideas, but not ivory towers: President

President Ramnath Kovind, in his address to the students talked about the role of universities in creating novel ideas in the young minds

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No proposal for education loans waiver, says Finance Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman rejected the possibility of waiving off education loans, in her statement in Lok sabha

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Researchers find key risk factors for teenage suicide

New studies show that auditory hallucinations and psychological distresses may increase suicidal tendencies in teenagers

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Finland's Sanna Marin, 34, wins party's backing to become world's youngest PM

After Prime Minister Antti Rinne recently quit as the Finnish Prime Minister for lying, Sanna Marin was elected as the Prime Minister, on Sunday

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JNUTA demands VC Mamidala's resignation in letter to the President

The JNUTA, in its letter to the President has alleged that since Prof Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar took up the reins as VC, he has failed to ensure the conditions for normal academic activity at JNU

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IIMB faculty and students appeal to MPs to oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was cleared by the cabinet will be tabled at the Lok Sabha on December 9

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Amrita University team comes first at HackHarvard Hackathon

The university's team designed an elderly tracking system for the use of senior citizens which helped them bag one of the most coveted awards

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Delhi Police put up barricades, lock gates to stop JNU students' Chatra Padayatra to Rashtrapati Bhavan

The students supporting the march were asked to assemble near the Sabarmati Dhaba at 10 am. However, they haven't been able to begin their padayatra yet

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Meet Malappuram student Safa Febin, who translated Rahul Gandhi's speech and 'won his heart'

A video of Safa translating RaGa's speech had gone viral a few days ago. We talk to the 12th grader

okila Bhattacharya is a 25-year-old feminist from Bhopal

Here's why this young feminist's art lab in Bhopal is questioning societal norms

Kokila Bhattacharya works best with ideas and colours. Here's how her fascination with creating meaningful art began and how it has grown to help her comment on contemporary social issues

Women offer sweet to policemen after four accused in the in the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian were killed in an encounter | Pic: PTI

Why the encounter in Hyderabad doesn't help us truly address rape as a social crime

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will conduct a spot inquiry at the site of the “encounter” near Tondupally toll plaza in Telangana where four men were gunned down

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Coping with long prepositions: Where to use words and phrases like 'notwithstanding', 'under wraps' and more

What is the difference between ‘cause of’ and ‘cause for’? Most learners of English are unsure whether the word ‘cause’ is followed by the preposition ‘of’ or ‘for’. Both the prepositions can be used

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Canteen Fundas: Here's why it is important to finish all the tasks that we start

Pro Tip: Make it a habit to finish all that you start, especially the important tasks. It actually gets a lot of stuff done and leaves no room for procrastination

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Sri Ramachandra's new centre in collaboration with Binghamton University will allow students to learn AI, robotics and more

The international centre set up in collaboration with Binghamton University will support interdisciplinary teaching, and research in computer science, engineering, medicine and healthcare

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This is not the first fee hike in 40 years: JNU admin mislead the Parliament claim teachers

The teachers say that the administration concealed that in addition to the room rent, even before the current revision, there already existed several other heads under which students were charged

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Should students be able to veto their teachers or decide if they are qualified to teach them?

The critical point here is — should students have a veto, or a say, in the initial appointment of teachers? Can they actually decide among themselves?

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Srikanth Bolla's aim is to empower the disabled and do good for the environment while he's at it

Recently, Hyderabad-based Srikanth Bolla was awarded the prestigious National Entrepreneurship Award 2019 under the renewables category

Rapelli Srinivas with actor Allu Arjun | (Pic: Rapelli Srinivas)

This Telangana man is a master of everything from karate to swimming. Here's how Bruce lee inspired him

"I have always been extremely determined to learn martial arts and the Rubik's cube," says Rapelli Srinivas, who holds several records and is a resident of Karimnagar 

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Virtusa's 20-hour long NeuralHack challenge is the best platform for young coders today. Here's why

All the finalists of the competition have been invited to Virtusa’s Head Start, the academician appreciation dinner and networking event

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Sahen Upadhyay's tryst with theatre has just begun and she is loving it so far

Sahen Upadhyay loves the genre of psychological thrillers and currently, she is writing a drama. She is even editing a student film 

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These customised motorcycles by East India Motorcycle Revolution are truly a work of art

"It was very early on that I understood that an IT job is not my thing. I had made up my mind to go to Mumbai and that's when I met MJ," says Saikat Basu 

Children involved in one of the fun activities at Atta Galatta (Pic: Facebook)

Why kids MUST head to this children's theatre and reading festival in Bengaluru

There will be around six plays across two days and all of them are specially meant for children. Here's a complete rundown of everything that is coming up over the weekend

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Got questions about planes and flying? This 23-year-old from Hyderabad has all the answers

Rakesh Dhannarapu did his Master's thesis on averting aviation bottlenecks, which also explored how we can optimise airport functions to speed up the process for flyers

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CBI investigates medical college admission scam, storms seven locations

The sources said that the searches were carried out after the agency registered a case under several sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act over certain allegations

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How these two Kerala women set up a grassroots flea market for start-ups called Sankam

Azmia Riaz speaks to the founders of Sankam about how they managed to create a platform for young and aspiring entrepreneurs and use it to give back

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#FeesMustFall: Are all JNU students cool with boycotting exams in protest?

The JNU GBM had called for a complete boycott of examinations. We ask the students about their views

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A timeline of the Chinmayanand case: How the law student and former minister's saga unfolded

After the accusations against Chinmayanand came to light in August, the former minister was initially booked on watered down charges but not rape

Till date, Paromita's community of letter writers have sent over a hundred letters across the globe| Pic: Paromita Bordoloi

Here's how Paromita Bordoloi's 'Letter from a Stranger' initiative is making people more empathetic, less judgemental

Till date, Paromita's community of letter writers have sent over a hundred letters across the globe. She tells us more about her initiative and why handwritten letters carry an old-world charm

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How the British Council ISA programme fosters the exchange of ideas between schools at an international level

This year, 105 schools from across six South Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala – earned the ISA (International School Award) recognition    

Over 6000 teachers participated in the massive protest and VC Gherao (Pic: DUTA)

No DU ad-hoc teacher will lose their job: MHRD, but teachers to continue protest till all demands met

The last paragraph of the circular of August 28 issued by DU to all the Principals and Directors was also the main reason that sparked off the protests was changed

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No custodial murder in our name: Women's groups slam encounter, call it ploy to shut down accountability

The AIPWA also raised another question several others are also asking, if the four men were even guilty, they were after all only suspects.  

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This government school in Madhya Pradesh is setting the bar high with its hi-tech classrooms. Here's how

The man behind the vision, headmaster Narayan Gupta, wanted to improve not only the academics but also the all-round development of students

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19-year-old Indian-American student's assailant charged with first-degree murder, aggravated sexual assault

The victim, Ruth George, was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked inside University campus and medical examiners ruled her death a homicide by strangulation

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Allahabad University dismisses Jaya Bachchan's claims, says hostels are safe for students

The university authorities have also issued a notice to the former President of  AUSU for allegedly stopping workers from entering the premises on Thursday

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This Bengaluru start-up will give you ₹1 lakh if you sleep through their internship

Over 1 lakh people have applied for the sleep internship and they will be shortlisted by the start-up very soon

IIMC students started the protest on Tuesday

#FeeHikeProtest: Here's how much it costs to study Journalism in India

While the students of IIMC are protesting demanding affordable media education, we took a look at the fee structure of a few media institutes in the country

Scouts and Guides students providing a wheel chair for senior citizen in the election booth (Pics: Express)

These children participated in the byelections in Karnataka. Here's how

The byelections that happened in 15 constituencies in Karnataka will decide the future of the government. BJP has to win at least six seats to prove their majority and save their government

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A loss to education, womankind: Former MOP Principal Nirmala Prasad passes away, tributes pour in

When Nirmala entered MOP, the institute was only five years old. Prior to that, she worked in Ethiraj for almost two decades