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    Why students and activists are flooding social media with #UmarDarnaNahi

    "In a country where oppressors of all shades want to silence you, your existence itself is resistance," reads a placard that JNU student Apeksha Priyadarshini held. A good friend of former JNU student Umar Khalid, she was among the few who started the campaign #UmarDarnaNahi (Translates to Umar, do not fear) extending solidarity to him. Umar is currently in the...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    DU teachers, students angry after Sisodia accuses colleges of 'misappropraition of funds'

    Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, on Wednesday, said that huge misappropriation of funds was found in the audit of six Delhi University colleges that were not paying salaries. These colleges, directly funded by the Delhi government, had previously cited a lack of funds as the reason. The minister added that the colleges have kept huge amounts as...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Students protest after AMU raises fees by upto 54 percent for foreign students for all courses

    For foreign students, taking admission in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is set to become costlier as the varsity has increased the fee for all its courses ranging from 6 to 54 per cent for the next academic session. AMU has at least 800 international students on its rolls. "The hike is unreasonable and most of us cannot afford it," said A...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Schools in Meghalaya to partially reopen to allow students to clarify doubts with teachers

    Schools in Meghalaya which are shut for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic will partially reopen from next week for students to meet teachers to clarify their doubts, Education minister Lahkmen Rymbui said on Friday. The schools will be open for students of class 9 to 12 to meet teachers to clear their doubts but there will be no regular classes and...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Pandemic is generational opportunity to re-imagine education by removing connectivity barriers: HC

    The Delhi High Court on Friday while passing a judgment on a plea filed by an NGO held that the Covid-19 pandemic is "a generational opportunity to re-imagine education by removing connectivity barriers". "This Court is of the view that the present pandemic is both a challenge, as well as a generational opportunity to re-imagine...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Delhi High Court asks private, govt schools to give students gadgets, internet for online classes

    The Delhi High Court Friday directed private as well as government schools to provide gadgets and an internet package to poor students for online classes, saying the absence of such facilities prevent children from pursuing elementary education. A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said private unaided schools "shall be entitled to...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Agra teenager dupes his grandpa of Rs 15 Lakh to 'lead a lavish lifestyle'

    A 17-year-old boy allegedly transferred Rs 15 lakh from his grandfather's bank account to his e-wallet to pay for his lavish lifestyle. "An 80-year-old retired Air Force officer Raja Ram reported that illegal online transactions of Rs 15 lakh has been done from his account by an unidentified person within five months, from March to August this year. A case was...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Bacterial outbreak in China infects thousands of people after factory leak

    Several thousand people in north-east China have tested positive for bacterial disease in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year, authorities said on Tuesday. The Health Commission of Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, announced that 3,245 people had contracted the disease brucellosis. The disease is often caused by contact with...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    After outcry, IIT Madras sets up zones, designates time to feed stray dogs on campus

    The IITs in the country are probably now on the right path to deal with the stray dog issue. A couple of weeks ago, IIT Delhi had advertised an opening for the position of a dog handler to deal with the campus strays. Now, IIT Madras has set up separate zones for residents and students to feed strays on the campus. They have also authorised an agency to feed...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: 96,424 new infections pushes India's tally to over 52 lakh

    India's COVID-19 tally raced past 52 lakh with 96,424 people testing positive in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 41,12,551 on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 52,14,677, while the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours, the...

    • 19 hrs ago

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