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3 days after violence in JNU, no arrest yet

New Delhi: The Delhi Police was yet to make any arrest three days after the attack on students and teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) even as the Centre said on Wednesday that the police got vital clues about the identities of the masked assailants and is on the verge of cracking the case. As JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh …

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St Stephen’s students boycott classes over JNU violence, CAA

New Delhi: The students of Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College boycotted classes on Wednesday in solidarity with the JNU students, who faced violence on the university campus, and in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The students had given the call for the boycott on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, they assembled on the college lawns and read the Preamble …

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Ask leaseholders to regrass, restore mined areas: SC to Centre

New Delhi: Noting that mining activity results in complete elimination of grass, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the central government to impose a condition on leaseholders that they will have to restore the mined area by regrassing it after ceasing operations. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde asked the Centre to devise appropriate methods to ensure …

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Centre asks JNU V-C to be more interactive with students

New Delhi: The HRD ministry on Wednesday suggested to JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar to become more communicative with students, take faculty into confidence and facilitate the semester registration process, days after violence ran amok on the university campus. Human resource development ministry officials met Kumar and told him normalcy should be restored at the earliest, a senior ministry official …

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KCR in a dilemma over NPR

Hyderabad: As the demand from the Muslim community is growing for a stay on the National Population Register, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao appears to be in a dilemma over taking a stand on the NPR and the National Register of Citizens.  With the elections to the urban local bodies scheduled for later this month, the ruling Telangana Rashtra …

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Deepika part of ‘tukde tukde gang’: BJP MP

New Delhi: A day after Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone’s sudden visit to JNU,  controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday used unusually strong words against her,  calling Padukone part of ‘tukde tukde gang’.  In an interview to IANS, the Unnao MP alleged, “I think they (people like Deepika Padukone) too are part of tukde tukde gang.” The BJP leader went …

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Indians asked to avoid travel to Iraq

New Delhi: India on Wednesday issued an advisory for Indian nationals asking  them to avoid travelling to Iraq for now. The advisory came soon after Iran claimed to have attacked two US military bases in Iraq, in  retaliation to the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani in  an American drone attack on January 3. Fearing further escalation, …

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Centre offers imported onions to states at Rs 49-58 per kg

New Delhi: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said that onions are available and states can procure it, at the landing price in Mumbai ranging from Rs 49 to Rs 58 per kg. Paswan said that imports began from mid-December and states were asked to place their firm demand in order to …

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ABVP, NSUI members clash in Gujarat; over 10 injured

Ahmedabad: Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and its rival National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) clashed here on Tuesday during a protest against the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) violence, leaving over ten people injured. The incident took place during the protest organised by NSUI, the students’ wing of the Congress, outside the office of the RSS-affiliated ABVP …

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