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HC directs JNU not to take coercive step against Umar Khalid till tomorrow

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University not to take any coercive steps till tomorrow against its student Umar Khalid, who was rusticated and slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000 in connection with a 2016 incident of alleged anti-India slogans being raised at an event. Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice […]

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HC directs JNU not to take any coercive step against Kanhaiya till July 20

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed Jawaharlal Nehru University not to take any coercive step on a fine imposed against its former students union president Kanhaiya Kumar till July 20. A Rs 10,000 fine was imposed on Kumar by an appellate authority of the university in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-India […]

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Delhi High Court directs male JNU professor not to take charge of women hostels

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The Delhi HC on Thursday directed a professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), accused of sexually harassing women students, should not take charge as warden of any hostel in the university campus which houses women. While also directing the professor not to interact with the students, the court also questioned the varsity over the absence […]

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Delhi HC forms temporary ICC in JNU to look into sexual harassment

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The Delhi High Court today formed a temporary Internal Complaint Committee (TICC) in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to proceed with 31 pending complaints of sexual harassment. The court’s direction came on a plea filed by a group of teachers and students of JNU opposing the office order disbanding the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment […]

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Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test

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A Delhi court today dismissed a CBI plea seeking to conduct lie-detection test on nine JNU students as part of its probe into the mysterious disappearance of another student, Najeeb Ahmad. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal dismissed the plea noting that the nine students were “opposing the application of the polygraph test filed by […]

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Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI’s plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21

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A Delhi court will on November 21 decide a CBI plea to conduct a “lie-detection” test on nine JNU students as part of its probe into the mysterious disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved its order after hearing arguments of the CBI and lawyers appearing for the suspect students. Najeeb, […]

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CBI faces HC flak in missing JNU student case

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CBI today faced flak from the Delhi High Court for its “complete lack of interest” and not showing any result in its probe into the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, five months after being handed over the investigation. Najeeb (27), a student of M.Sc Biotechnology, had gone missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the […]

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Lack of interest by CBI in Najeeb case: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court today said “there is complete lack of interest” on the CBI’s part in probing the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed. The court had handed over the probe to the CBI five months ago. A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar observed that there was “no result either […]

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Year after Najeeb went missing from JNU, CBI still clueless

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Exactly a year after JNU student Najeeb Ahmed went missing from the campus following a scuffle with some other students, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had taken over the probe into the case from the city police, remains clueless. The high court had first gone after the Delhi Police to solve the mysterious […]

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JNU moves Delhi HC to restrain students from holding demonstration

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to restrain its students from staging any demonstration within 100 metres of the administrative block. The plea by the JNU administration was filed before Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, who had recently asked the students to ensure the decibel levels were kept low […]

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Protests at JNU indicate something is wrong somewhere: HC

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The large number of student protests at JNU only indicates “there is something wrong somewhere”, the Delhi High Court told the varsity today while allowing the students to agitate near the admin block. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva made the observation after the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said that in the past nine months there have been […]

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JNU officials not be blocked from admin block: HC to cops

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The Delhi High Court today directed the police to ensure that the Vice Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and other officials are not stopped from entering or exiting the varsity’s administrative block. It also directed that any ‘dharna’ or protest at the university shall be held peacefully but not within 100 metres of the […]

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UGC notification binding on all universities: JNU tells HC

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today told the Delhi High Court that the UGC notification setting a limit of eight students per professor for M.Phil and PhD courses, was binding on all varsities in the country. “The said notification is binding and is mandatory in nature and is to be followed by all the Universities […]

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JNU students’ stir “peaceful”, says police; Univ disagrees

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Delhi Police today said a “peaceful protest” was being carried out by students in the JNU here, even as the university authorities alleged in the Delhi High Court that the protestors were blocking the administrative block in the campus. When the matter came up for hearing before Justice V K Rao, the police submitted that […]

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FIR lodged against students blocking admin block: JNU to Delhi HC

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today told the Delhi High Court that it has lodged an FIR against students who have been blocking access to the varsity’s administrative block. The varsity, however, said its officials would need police assistance to enter the administrative block and sought such a relief from Justice V K Rao, who is […]

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Kanhaiya dares JNU panel’s power to hold him guilty

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Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, involved in a sedition row, today questioned the power of a university panel to determine his guilt of alleged indiscipline in connection with the February 2016 event in which anti-India slogans were said to have been raised. “I (Kanhaiya) am questioning the legitimacy of the entire process of issuing me […]

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Delhi HC “foxed” by no result on Najeeb whereabout

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Delhi High Court today said it was “foxed” by the lack of information about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed’s whereabouts even after five months of his disappearance, as his family sought that the probe be handed over to some other agency. “It is very strange. Five to six months have gone by since he disappeared. […]

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Delhi HC orders polygraph as other leads yield no result on Najeeb

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Delhi High Court today said it has asked the police to explore other avenues of probe, like a polygraph test of persons connected with missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, as all other leads have not yielded any result. “The student had gone missing in October (2016), it is February now. Nearly four months have gone […]

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Professor in Delhi HC for acceptance of resignation by IIT

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Delhi High Court has sought responses of the Centre, CVC and IIT Kharagpur on a plea by one its professors who had highlighted discrepancies in the Joint Entrance Examination system, that the institute be directed to accept his resignation as he has been offered a teaching position at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Justice Sanjeev […]

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Delhi HC orders JNU search by sniffer dogs to find missing student

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Concerned over continued disappearance of a JNU student for nearly two months, Delhi High Court today directed the police to “scan” the entire campus, including hostels, classrooms and rooftops, of the varsity by using sniffer dogs. A bench of justices G S Sistani and Vinod Goel also asked Delhi Police to take all necessary steps […]

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Three arrested for JNU housing complex burglaries.

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Delhi Police has arrested three men for burglaries in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Housing Complex here, police said on Sunday. The accused identified as Gaurav, 26, a resident of Karehda village in Ghaziabad, Karan Yadav, 26, a resident of Madhu Vihar in Dwarka and Mohit Kumar, 18, of Palam Colony in Delhi, were arrested […]

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Umar Khalid granted permission to visit Kolkata

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(PTI) JNU student Umar Khalid, facing sedition charge for allegedly raising anti-India slogans at the university campus here in February, was today granted permission by a Delhi court to travel to Kolkata to attend a panel discussion. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh allowed Khalid to travel to the city from May 20 to 23 to […]

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JNU case: Khalid & Bhattacharya seek bail

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New Delhi,  JNU students and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested in a sedition case in which JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar is also an accused, today moved a Delhi court seeking bail. Both students who were arrested after they had surrendered on the night of February 23, filed their applications before the Patiala House Courts registry and their […]

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Kanhaiya granted interim bail for 6 months by Delhi HC

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case, was today granted interim conditional bail for six months by the Delhi High Court, which said he will “not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national”. The high court also enjoined on him, as president of JNU students union, that […]

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