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IIT Madras to install suicide-prevention device on hostel fans, after fallout over Fathima's suicide  

The administration has sent out a mail to hostels-in charge about the installation of the "Fan Bush Protection Device', which will make the fan drop if any weight over 40 kg is attached to it 

 

Published on 22nd November 2019
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Odisha English prof arrested for sexually abusing girl student, apologises

The man was arrested after the victim's father lodged an FIR at the Baripada police station. A case has been registered against the accused and investigation into the matter is underway

Published on 22nd November 2019
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Viral photo about vegetarianism securing 'salvation' not from IIT Madras canteen. Here's the truth

The photo had been posted on Facebook along with other photos from the wedding by people who attended the event in Coimbatore

 

Published on 22nd November 2019
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Exchange student from Japan commits suicide at IIT Guwahati. Did he leave suicide note on phone?

The Japanese student also allegedly asked that his phone be given to his fellow Japanese friends, it is believed that he has left a note on the device in an uncanny similarity to Fathima's case

Published on 21st November 2019
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#MeToo: Can't permit 'guerilla warfare' by allowing anonymity to accusers, says Delhi HC

The court said even in cases where the law permits 'in camera hearing', both parties are entitled to full knowledge of each other and each other's case

Published on 21st November 2019
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Is whisteblower IIT Guwahati professor who filed 300 RTIs to expose corruption going to be sacked?

Rai claims that the admini has charged him with misconduct for sending an email to ISRO alleging corruption in the recruitment process but also because he has been a thorn in their flesh for a while

Published on 19th November 2019
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Fathima suicide: APSC members analyse what makes IIT Madras campus so toxic

The Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle has brought out a statement regarding Fathima Latheef's suicide and the atmosphere of discrimination, harassment and increased stress and pressure on campus

Published on 20th November 2019
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Fathima suicide: TN MP Thirumaavalavan asks MHRD to enact Rohith Act, set up SC/ST/OBC cell in IITs

The MP also pointed out that members from Tamil Nadu including himself cutting across party line have raised the issue in Lok Sabha and have walked out in protest  

 

Published on 20th November 2019
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Girl students made to take off leggings in West Bengal school, parents protest

The principal said that the students were not forced to take off their clothing at any point

Published on 19th November 2019
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Fathima suicide: Two IIT Madras students call off fast after insti's promises to address harassment  

Two students belonging to ChintaBar, an independent student body on campus had started their hunger strike in support of an internal probe into Fathima's suicide  

 

Published on 19th November 2019
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Fathima had written lots which we haven't released yet: IIT Madras student's sister on how she got the evidence  

Ayesha Latheef, Fathima's twin sister was the one to find the student's phone — the screenshots of which have been going viral over the last few days — but how did she get it off the phone?

Published on 15th November 2019
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IITM students issue statement, demand Rohith Act, SC/ST/OBC cell on campus  

The students made six demands in their statement to the administration, the first of which was a request to the IITM authorities and the Tamil Nadu police to conduct a fair investigation 

 

Published on 15th November 2019
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#JusticeForFathima: Does IIT Madras really have an Islamophobia problem?  

One of the students on campus said on her FB page that the campus was a 'violent space that stinks of elitism, casteism, classism and Islamophobia — but is this the view of only a few?

Published on 14th November 2019
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IIT Madras student's parents seek probe into suicide, allege mental harassment by faculty

Based on their earlier talks with Fathima the family informed that their daughter had mentioned that she was facing torture from the part of her teachers

Published on 12th November 2019
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Ayodhya Verdict: Who are the 5 SC judges and what other landmark judgments do they have to their credit?

The members of the five-judge constitution bench include CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer. We look at some of their landmark judgments

Published on 9th November 2019

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