Jagadesh Kumar

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Taking U-turn, JNU says cops have mob attack's CCTV footage

28 Jan 2020

Taking U-turn, JNU says cops have mob attack's CCTV footage

Weeks have passed since the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was targeted by an organized mob, leaving over 30, including teachers and students injured.

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

19 Jan 2020

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."

"Promotional strategy": BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma on Deepika's JNU visit

10 Jan 2020

"Promotional strategy": BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma on Deepika's JNU visit

This week, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone stunned everyone by turning up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to lend solidarity towards protesting students.

Students "broke into" my house, "confined" wife, claims JNU Vice-Chancellor

26 Mar 2019

Students "broke into" my house, "confined" wife, claims JNU Vice-Chancellor

On Monday, Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, M Jagadesh Kumar, alleged hundreds of students broke into his house and "confined" his wife for hours.

After boycotting convocation, JNU Students' Union organizes another event

09 Aug 2018

After boycotting convocation, JNU Students' Union organizes another event

In an open protest against the JNU V-C Jagadesh Kumar and the convocation, the JNU Students' Union boycotted the function and organized another one.

JNU: Students 'confine' top administration over compulsory attendance row

16 Feb 2018

JNU: Students 'confine' top administration over compulsory attendance row

Looks like the furore over compulsory attendance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University is not going to die down anytime soon.

Tank on JNU campus equivalent to 'love for Army': VC

24 Jul 2017

Tank on JNU campus equivalent to 'love for Army': VC

If JNU's VC has his way, then the government university will soon have an Army tank on its campus. The reason behind it might boggle you.

JNU students protest against UGC rule

17 Mar 2017

JNU students protest against UGC rule

Students from JNU gathered in protest of the UGCs new rule that sought to allocate 50% grades to the viva portion of exams for MPhil and PhD candidates, instead of 30% as was originally the case.

JNU MPhil student commits suicide

14 Mar 2017

JNU MPhil student commits suicide

Another MPhil student in JNU, who reportedly belonged to the scheduled caste category committed suicide by hanging himself at a friend's house.

FIR filed against JNU students for wrongful confinement

09 Mar 2017

FIR filed against JNU students for wrongful confinement

An FIR has been registered against 24 JNU students for wrongfully confining VC Jagdesh Kumar to the Rector's office on February 27.

JNU best varsity even among controversies

03 Mar 2017

JNU best varsity even among controversies

Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University won the annual 'Visitor's Award' for best varsity despite of being surrounded by controversies in the last one year.

Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

03 Mar 2017

Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

Posters carrying the name of the Democratic Students Union, declaring "Freedom for Kashmir! Free Palestine! Right to self-determination long live", surfaced in JNU.

400 international academicians say JNU's "culture under serious threat"

26 Feb 2017

400 international academicians say JNU's "culture under serious threat"

Over 400 academicians from global varsities, including Harvard, Cambridge and Yale, have written to JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar, urging authorities to "act decisively to protect the future of JNU as an internationally renowned university of academic excellence".

Air India to launch all-women crew, round-the-world flight

18 Feb 2017

Air India to launch all-women crew, round-the-world flight

To celebrate Women's Day, Air India will launch an all-women crew, around-the-world flight from Delhi to San Francisco and back, on February 27.

Haryana introduces hefty fines for drinking in cars

15 Feb 2017

Haryana introduces hefty fines for drinking in cars

Haryana has introduced a fine of Rs 5,000 for drinking in vehicles on the road, in parks, or by rivers, with immediate-effect. A repeat offender would be fined Rs 10,000.

Protests at JNU enter fifth day

14 Feb 2017

Protests at JNU enter fifth day

Since February 9, 2017, students at Jawahar Lal University have been protesting the implementation of the University Grants Commission's (UGC) notification of May 2016.

Rose market blooms on Valentine's Day

14 Feb 2017

Rose market blooms on Valentine's Day

Delhi spends Rs 5-6 crore on red roses during February 12-14, with one flower selling for as high as Rs 2,100!

PM Modi, Amit Shah effigies burned in JNU

13 Oct 2016

PM Modi, Amit Shah effigies burned in JNU

Students of the National Students Union of India burnt the effigies of PM Modi and Amit Shah in JNU. University officials have not stated whether permission was granted for it.

JNU Professor attacked, abused inside campus

11 Oct 2016

JNU Professor attacked, abused inside campus

The Dean of JNU's School of Law and Governance, Amita Singh accused certain faculty members and students of abusing her while she was leaving from an Academic Council meeting.

JNU receives record number of sexual harassment complaints

05 Oct 2016

JNU receives record number of sexual harassment complaints

In the year 2015-2016, Jawaharlal Nehru University received 39 complaints of sexual harassment, the highest in its records.