The meeting was successfully stalled as teachers and students refused to pass incorrect minutes, which would have ensured the UGC’s discriminatory admission policy was approved by the academic council.
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In episode 49 of Jan Gan Man ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the effects of demonetisation and Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation was supposed to reopen hotel Hayat Rabbani as per a court order dated April 29, but the corporation has denied knowledge of the order.
In the forty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about crudeness in political discourse and misogyny in Indian politics.
Hindus and Muslims in Dhulagarh celebrated Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday by tying rakhis on each other to symbolise fraternity.
In her 376-page reply to the government’s inquiry, Varsha Dongre says nothing she said in her Facebook post was previously unknown.
The Gujarat 2002 survivor thanked the high court for its order – possibly the first time that police complicity in communal violence has been clearly acknowledged and punished by the judiciary.
A group of 250 prominent citizens from both countries have issued a statement asking that the governments stop fighting “proxy wars” and focus on people-to-people contact.
The Calcutta high court allowed the organisation to hold a workshop on how they can create genetically-superior babies, but said no treatment can be administered at the event.
Officials said Varsha Dongre was suspended because her Facebook post alleging human rights violations by the state was in ‘violation of service rules’.
A former chief justice of the Himachal high court, she criticised the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.
In the forty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the upcoming presidential election and the judgement regarding the Bilkis Bano case.
A trial court had sentenced the four to death in 2013, an order the high court had confirmed.
‘They were 14- and 16-year old and were given electric shocks on their wrists and breasts,’ a Chhattisgarh jail officer writes about human rights violations.
Jan Gan Man Ki Baat Episode 46: Citizen’s Right to Their Bodies and Fake News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the South Asia Satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
The Bombay high court upheld the life sentence of the 11 convicted in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case and set aside the acquittal of accused police officers.
The festival will feature 147 films from 45 countries. Forty-three films will compete for a cash award of Rs 2.2 lakhs in a total of eight categories.
“I am grateful that this verdict delivered by the Honorable Judges, has, yet again, vindicated my truth, and upheld my faith in the judiciary,” Bilkis Bano said in a statement.
Over the last week, questions of bodily integrity and informational self-determination have assumed centre-stage as the court hears two writ petitions challenging the government’s decision to make possession of an Aadhaar card mandatory for the filing of income tax returns.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’: Beheading of Indian Soldiers and Taking Stock of the Aam Aadmi Party, Episode 45
In episode 45 of ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Vinod Dua talks about the barbaric killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army and takes stock of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Ghulam Mohammad was murdered allegedly because he was suspected of helping his relative, a Muslim man, elope with a Hindu girl.
Foreign secretary S. Jaishankar demanded that Pakistan “take immediate action against its soldiers and commanders responsible for this heinous act”.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’: Decline of Left Politics in India and Prashant Bishnoi Poaching Case, Episode 44
In episode 44 of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses why left politics in India is on the decline and the DRI raid at Prashant Bishnoi’s house.
No evidence has emerged so far to suggest the vandalising of Prof Buddha Singh’s car was politically motivated, as he and the RSS have alleged.
RTI reply points to a catering scam but the railways says the high prices shown are a typographical error.
“Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act,” defence minister Arun Jaitley said.
Modi said that terrorism was a “shared” worry on which he and Erdogan had an “extensive conversation”.
The research report looks at four major government portals whose poor information security practices have exposed personal data including bank account detail
BJP leaders in Saharanpur and Agra are pleased to have managed the transfer of two SSPs who booked Sangh leaders and activists for rioting.
The government agency’s response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere.
A timeline of the recent protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
In the forty-third episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about how we are heading towards a demographic disaster and how many people are still reeling from the effects of demonetisation.
Three men transporting buffaloes in a truck were allegedly beaten up by vigilantes near Kalkaji metro station in south Delhi late last Saturday night.
Forcing taxpayers to enrol for Aadhaar violates not just the voluntary nature of the scheme but also the constitutional guarantee against discrimination between different classes of people, argued Shyam Divan in the Supreme Court.
Even as the Pakistani opposition frets about the sudden visit of an Indian businessman, the military ups its hand by releasing the ‘confession’ of an ‘Indian-backed’ terrorist.
In the forty-second episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the failure of Congress and PM Narendra Modi’s poor governance.
Stylish and handsome, the star had a legion of swooning female fans even though he often played the villain
In the forty-first episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent attack on CRPS personnel in Chhattisgarh and the rise in cases of mob violence.