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Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

11 Jul 2020

Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

Merely days ago, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival announced that its head of marketing, Pallav Patankar had allegedly resigned from the post.

After 'Kaamyaab', SRK to produce movie on Muzaffarpur shelter case

18 Mar 2020

After 'Kaamyaab', SRK to produce movie on Muzaffarpur shelter case

Even as he remains missing from the silver screen, Shah Rukh Khan continues to bring forward socially relevant stories through his production house.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur gets life imprisonment

11 Feb 2020

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur gets life imprisonment

On Tuesday, Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home where minors were raped, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Detained before CAA-protest in Hyderabad, Chandrashekhar Azad sent to Delhi

27 Jan 2020

Detained before CAA-protest in Hyderabad, Chandrashekhar Azad sent to Delhi

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who has emerged as one of the loudest critics of the Citizenship Amendment Act, was sent to Delhi this morning from Hyderabad, where he was detained last evening before a planned peaceful protest.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur, 18 others, convicted

20 Jan 2020

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur, 18 others, convicted

Brajesh Thakur, who ran a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur where minor girls were raped and assaulted, was held guilty by a Delhi court today.

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

08 Jan 2020

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.

IITs to DU: Protests spread across nation after Jamia violence

16 Dec 2019

IITs to DU: Protests spread across nation after Jamia violence

After violence broke out at Jamia Millia Islamia University campus on Sunday, student-led protests spread to other parts of the country.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: 11 missing girls may have been murdered

05 May 2019

Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: 11 missing girls may have been murdered

In a major development which is sure to make the Muzaffarpur shelter-home case bleaker, CBI told Supreme Court on Friday that 11 girls who had gone missing from the premises might have been killed.

This man makes free videos for helping students crack competitive-exams

18 Apr 2019

This man makes free videos for helping students crack competitive-exams

38-year-old Dinesh Miglani from Rohtak, Haryana, has over 4 lakh subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Bihar: Muzaffarpur case accused spotted at Giriraj Singh's rally

31 Mar 2019

Bihar: Muzaffarpur case accused spotted at Giriraj Singh's rally

Union Minister Giriraj Singh and NDA's candidate from Begusarai shared the stage with Manju Verma, a former Bihar minister and accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, on Saturday.

Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Lalu flays Nitish Kumar over SC order

08 Feb 2019

Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Lalu flays Nitish Kumar over SC order

RJD national president Lalu Prasad has flayed his arch-rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Supreme Court's order to transfer Muzaffarpur sex scandal to a POCSO court in Delhi.

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

27 Jan 2019

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for selecting Institutions of Eminence (IoE) has put in a recommendation to increase the number of IoEs from the current 20 to 30.

#MuzaffarpurHorror: Girls forced to have sex, dance to vulgar songs

07 Jan 2019

#MuzaffarpurHorror: Girls forced to have sex, dance to vulgar songs

Months after the abuse meted on girls living inside a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar came to light, disturbing details have emerged.

TISS Hyderabad students begin indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

17 Dec 2018

TISS Hyderabad students begin indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

After around a month of protests, students of the Hyderabad off-campus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) began an indefinite hunger strike on Monday morning.

Mumbai: TISS student commits suicide, professor booked for abetment

13 Dec 2018

Mumbai: TISS student commits suicide, professor booked for abetment

On Tuesday, a professor of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was booked for abetment to suicide, after a 24-year-old MBA student of the institute took his own life by jumping off a 14-storey building in Powai.

Maratha quota Bill, ATR to be tabled in Maharashtra Legislature

29 Nov 2018

Maratha quota Bill, ATR to be tabled in Maharashtra Legislature

The much-awaited draft Bill, which provides for reservation to the Maratha community will be tabled in the Maharashtra Legislature today.

SC transfers 16 Bihar shelter home abuse cases to CBI

28 Nov 2018

SC transfers 16 Bihar shelter home abuse cases to CBI

The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the probe into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of inmates at 16 shelter homes in Bihar.

#MeToo: Former TISS student accuses graduate adviser of sexual harassment

28 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Former TISS student accuses graduate adviser of sexual harassment

On Saturday, a former student of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) accused her graduate adviser of sexually harassing her while she was pursuing her M.A. in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (now called M.A. in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations) from 2004-2006.

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

26 Oct 2018

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor, who was affected by polio when he was three, has written a book critically examining the progress made in promoting teaching and research on Disability Studies.

#MuzaffarpurShelterCase: SC calls details 'horrifying', wants Thakur out of Bihar

25 Oct 2018

#MuzaffarpurShelterCase: SC calls details 'horrifying', wants Thakur out of Bihar

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the details highlighted in CBI's status report on the Muzaffarpur shelter home case were horrifying and scary.

Muzaffarpur home sex scandal: Prime accused shifted to Bhagalpur jail

11 Oct 2018

Muzaffarpur home sex scandal: Prime accused shifted to Bhagalpur jail

Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, was today shifted to Special Central Jail in Bhagalpur from the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Jail, Muzaffarpur, a prison official said.

#MuzaffarpurHorror: Skeleton found by CBI believed to be of victim

04 Oct 2018

#MuzaffarpurHorror: Skeleton found by CBI believed to be of victim

In the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, the probe team found skeletons from a cremation ground in Sikandarpur, and it is believed to be of one of the victims.

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

03 Oct 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

A CBI team investigating the rape and murder of girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, found 5 skeletons on Wednesday from a cremation site in Sikandarpur.

After 377 struck down, ex-TISS student alleges he was raped

28 Sep 2018

After 377 struck down, ex-TISS student alleges he was raped

A former student of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, has filed a complaint with the institute's internal complaints committee, alleging that he was raped by a visiting speaker.

Muzaffarpur shelter home horror: SC ends ban on media reporting

20 Sep 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter home horror: SC ends ban on media reporting

The Supreme Court on Thursday ended a ban on media reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, but asked the media to not sensationalize sexual harassment cases.

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

02 Sep 2018

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

The Pune police, on Saturday, sought 90-days time to file chargesheet against the five activists, arrested on June 6, in connection to the Bhima Koregaon violence.

Muzaffarpur sex-abuse: Cops recover influential people's numbers from accused

12 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur sex-abuse: Cops recover influential people's numbers from accused

Police have recovered a list of 40 mobile phone numbers from Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes abuse case, which includes those of some "powerful" people, including a minister.

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

08 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

Manju Verma, Bihar's Social Welfare Department (SWD) Minister has resigned after allegations of her husband Chandeshwar Verma's involvement in the horrendous Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

Slamming 'protesters', Nitish says they don't care about girls' safety

06 Aug 2018

Slamming 'protesters', Nitish says they don't care about girls' safety

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition and said those who protested at Jantar Mantar didn't care about girls' safety and that they should look at themselves first.

Too much focus on one negative-incident: Nitish Kumar on shelter-homes

05 Aug 2018

Too much focus on one negative-incident: Nitish Kumar on shelter-homes

An under-pressure Bihar CM Nitish Kumar decided to address the Muzaffarpur shelter homes case today, but ended up making some disappointing comments.

Bihar Social-Welfare-Minister should be sacked for Muzaffarpur shelter-home-scandal: NCP's Anwar

04 Aug 2018

Bihar Social-Welfare-Minister should be sacked for Muzaffarpur shelter-home-scandal: NCP's Anwar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) National General Secretary and MP, Tariq Anwar, demanded that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sack his Social Welfare Minister, Manju Verma, for the failure to prevent sexual exploitation at the state-funded shelter home at Muzaffarpur.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals

02 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals

The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.

Bihar shelter-home: Girls cut hands with glass to escape rape

29 Jul 2018

Bihar shelter-home: Girls cut hands with glass to escape rape

The Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse racket gets more horrifying by the day. The toll of raped girls has now increased to 34.

Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

23 Jul 2018

Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

The Bihar police started excavation in a shelter home of Muzaffarpur after it was alleged that a minor was killed and buried there.

Jio Institute named 'Institution of Eminence' with IITs, IISc. Seriously?

09 Jul 2018

Jio Institute named 'Institution of Eminence' with IITs, IISc. Seriously?

Two years after the Modi government announced that it would brand some top educational institutes as 'Institution(s) of Eminence', only six institutes have made the cut.

NEET-aspirant kills himself in Kota, over 10 suicides this year

15 Jun 2018

NEET-aspirant kills himself in Kota, over 10 suicides this year

Kota, India's coaching capital, has claimed yet another life. Eighteen-year-old Karan Kumar Ghasi of Barmer hanged himself to death in his PG room today.

Family of UP cop who 'shot himself' refutes suicide claims

30 May 2018

Family of UP cop who 'shot himself' refutes suicide claims

After Uttar Pradesh police officer Rajesh Sahani allegedly shot himself with his service revolver in Lucknow Tuesday, his friends and family have demanded a CBI probe into his death, refuting claims that he committed suicide.

TISS Mumbai to give India its first hostel for transgenders

07 Apr 2018

TISS Mumbai to give India its first hostel for transgenders

In a first in India, Mumbai's Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is introducing a gender-neutral hostel space on campus for students from the upcoming academic year.

62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

21 Mar 2018

62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

In a first, the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarded full autonomy to as many as 62 institutions of higher education.

TISS Hyderabad students start indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

27 Feb 2018

TISS Hyderabad students start indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

Six students of the of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad have gone on an indefinite hunger strike in a bid to pressurize a negligent administration to address the issues regarding higher education of the marginalized.