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I used to call him Thalaiva: Dalit student Muthukrishnan's hostel mate recalls how the Rajini fan in him was alive till the end

During a condolence speech, JNU scholar Jithendra Suna talks about what it's like to be a Dalit student in JNU and how that pressure got to Muthukrishnan, driving him to commit suicide last week

Published on 20th March 2017
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Suicide or not, implement committee recomendations, say scholars and activists about J Muthukrishnan death

Implement recommendations of Sukhadeo Thorat committee demand dalit scholars

Published on 16th March 2017
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JNU loses ability to help 'backward' students with deprivation points: Students threaten 'complete shutdown'

The concept of awarding deprivation points for students from backward areas was devised by the students union under Prakash Karat in 1974. JNU was the sole institute to have this system 

Published on 23rd March 2017
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IIT Roorkee lifts curfew at girls' hostel: Girls can roam around like boys, says director

The college authorities have also deputed patrolling squads around the case to make sure that no 'inappropriate' incident happens

Published on 29th March 2017
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Trump's unjustified Muslim ban creates difference of opinion among judges 

U.S president Donald Trump imposes Muslim ban in the country, but judges are against it. The judges claim that the travel ban likely violates the Constitution by disfavouring Muslims

Published on 9th May 2017
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Despite 'America is safe' rhetoric, Indian applicants to US varsities drop by 'almost half' during Trump administration  

With mounting concerns in the wake of an uncertain immigration ban, increasing acts of discrimination and attacks on Indians in the USA, applications to varsities have taken a hit

Published on 27th May 2017
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Forget entrance tests, let teachers and scholars talk it out for Ph.D. and M.Phil admissions, says DU

The university scraps the entrance exam for aspirants with a fellowship from UGC/CSIR/NET or a central government institute, in a move that has alienated student unions

Published on 14th June 2017
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Karadi Path teaching method helps children learn languages without the need of textbooks  

C P Vishwanath, founder, Karadi Path opens up about people's obsession with English and how they hope to teach kids organically

Published on 13th June 2017
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There's no barrier too high for this Chennai-based student who set new records at pole vaulting

The management student from SRM University came to the limelight when she created a new record at 2.80 metres in 2015

Published on 17th June 2017
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No reservation, only NEET: Why the Madras HC agreed with Nalini Chidambaram that giving state board students 85 percent reservation was discriminatory

The Madras High Court on Friday struck down the State Government's move to create 85 percent reservation for State Board syllabus students, calling it discriminatory to students of other boards. 

Published on 15th July 2017
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Tamil Nadu parties join hands to seek complete exemption from NEET, stating that majority of the students were from State Board curricula

The State Assembly has passed its legislation and is now waiting for the President's assent

Published on 19th July 2017
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These two teenagers from Telangana scaled Europe's highest mountain peak

The duo also planted a photo of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the peak

Published on 28th July 2017
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US Justice Department to probe Harvard's alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants 

The allegations were levelled in 2015 against the Ivy League institution by a coalition of 64 Asian-American groups, including four Indian-American organisations

Published on 3rd August 2017
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Forget being a doctor, TN's first transgender to clear 12th grade won't even get a Siddha seat because the form doesn't have the third gender listed

Tarika Banu faces another challenge — no third gender box in college admission form. And, this is despite SC's order directing the option to be present on all official forms 

 

Published on 3rd August 2017
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Despite getting admission, bureaucrats in Kerala stopped ST student Binesh Balan from getting funds to study abroad for four years. Here's how he finally made it to Sussex 

Kasargod's Binesh Balan is the only one from Kerala to bag the National Overseas Scholarship this year, ending a four year struggle to study at some of the world's top varsities that wanted him there

Published on 7th August 2017

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