AMU

  • Giant Aral sea basin now completely dry: NASA September 30, 2014

    Washington: The eastern basin of the Aral Sea - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world - has for the first time dried up completely, according to latest images released by NASA. Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s,...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Tipu Sultan was a model ruler, says Muslim Cleric May 7, 2014

    A good ruler should be identified "not by the size of his chest" but by his capacity "to deliver" justice, service and love to all sections of the society, a Muslim cleric has said. Tipu Sultan "was a model ruler, because in the dispensation of justice, he never differentiated between different...
  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers April 11, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters. "Using religious personalities or religious symbols for political objectives is dangerous. Neither do we approve of the Delhi Jama...
  • Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls April 10, 2014

    Muslims have a sizeable presence in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that go to polls Thursday. The region has been polarised following the September 2013 riots. The population of Muslims varies between 19 and 48 percent in the 10 constituencies spread across 13 districts in the western region...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students April 1, 2014

    A group of engineering students from Aligarh Muslim University have succeeded in extracting bio-diesel from refined and used mustard oil, university officials said on Tuesday. Third-year students of the Diploma in Engineering at the AMU Polytechnic designed a bio-diesel extraction plant as part of the recently developed Alternative Fuel and Combustion...
  • AMU students take out protest march against lawlessness in campus March 10, 2014

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday took out a protest march against deteriorating law and order situation in the campus. The group of 250 AMU students, who were prevented from proceeding to the Vice-Chancellor's office by the police, later raised slogans against the rising incidence of violence in the campus...
  • AMU student gets USD 1.2 lakh Presidential scholarship March 8, 2014

    A research scholar of Aligarh Muslim University, a former resident of a riot relief camp in Gujarat, has been granted the prestigious Presidential scholarship by Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Sheth Zulfikar Yousuf, who hails from a modest background in Himmatnagar of Gujarat and got the USD 1.2 lakh scholarship is...
  • Mulayam's visit to Aligarh Muslim University cancelled after protests February 24, 2014

    Lucknow: In a setback to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, his visit today to the Aligarh Muslim University was cancelled after protests from a section of the teaching staff there. While no official reason was given by the SP for the cancellation of the visit, AMU teachers said they were...
  • AMU Teachers Association to oppose Mulayam's visit in the campus February 22, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association on Saturday announced they would oppose a proposed visit of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to the varsity, alleging his party had failed to mete out justice to Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The Samajwadi Party supremo has been invited to address a seminar on February 24 organised...
  • JNU and BHU keen to open centres in Bihar, says PK Shahi February 19, 2014

    Delhibased Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are keen to open their centres in Bihar, state Education Minister PK Shahi on Wednesday said. "JNU's official has informed us that they will open a centre in Bihar after permission from the union human resource ministry," Shahi said. Shahi said he...
  • MF Husain's son presents father's rare portrait to AMU February 2, 2014

    Shamshad Husain, son of renowned painter MF Husain, on Sunday presented a rare painting of his father to the Aligarh Muslim University. Shamshad was the chief guest at the inaugural function of a threeday national workshop on "Nature Interpretation and DioramaMaking in Museum", organised by the department of museology. Delivering the keynote...
  • Nitish Kumar continues tirade against Congress over AMU January 30, 2014

    Continuing his tirade against the Congress, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday criticised the Congressled UPA government for earmarking a very "meagre amount" for the the Aligarh Muslim University centre in Kishanganj. Immediately after Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the venue of foundationlaying ceremony at Chakla village...
  • Angry Nitish cools down, to attend AMU's foundationstone laying ceremony January 30, 2014

    After an angry outburst over not being invited, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will finally attend a foundationstone laying ceremony by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. The foundation stone of offcampus branch of the Aligarh Muslim University will be laid in Kishanganj district. "Nitish Kumar has left for Kishanganj to attend...
  • Congress believes in secularism, inclusive development: Sonia Gandhi January 30, 2014

    Kishanganj: Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Thursday asserted that the party believed in secularism and inclusive development. She claimed that Congress had accepted most of the recommendations of the Sachar Committee which focused on removing the development deficit which some minority communities suffer from. While addressing a rally at Muslimdominated Kishanganj...
  • Centre finally puts Nitish Kumar on guest list of AMU event in Kishanganj January 29, 2014

    After much controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundationlaying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kishanganjon Thursday, which he confirmed he would attend on Wednesday. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister M M Pallam Raju...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise January 29, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU ViceChancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion" could...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony January 28, 2014

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundationlaying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 30 at Kisanganj. Bihar Education minister PK Shahi wrote a letter to Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: AMU teachers flay UP government for forcibly evicting victims from relief camps December 30, 2013

    The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association (AMUTA) has condemned the Uttar Pradesh government for forcibly evicting riot victims from Muzaffarnagar relief camps and slapping a false case of encroaching on government land against them. AMUTA honorary secretary Aftab Alam Saturday said that instead of ensuring adequate rehabilitation to the victims living...
  • Nonbailable warrant against AMU professor for assaulting girl December 12, 2013

    A nonbailable warrant has been issued by a court here against a law department professor of Aligarh Muslim University accused of sexually assaulting a postgraduate girl student. Chief Judicial Magistrate BD Bharti, before whom the lawyer of Professor Muhammad Shabbir, chairman of the law department of the university, had applied for...
  • 12 AMU medical students booked for ragging August 25, 2013

    Twelve students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Aligarh Muslim University have been booked for allegedly ragging a junior, police said. The case was registered on Saturday on the basis of a complaint filed by Jawed, a third-year student of the college. According to police, Jawed, who is in his...
  • Speeding car hits AMU VC's bicycle, injures him August 13, 2013

    Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) ViceChancellor Zameer Uddin Shah was injured on Tuesday when a speeding car hit his bicycle on the campus. "I think it was a deliberate attempt to harm me," the VC said in a statement. "Shah received injuries in his knees and ribs and is out of danger," AMU...
  • News briefs: 'Permit teachers to guide PhD scholars' in Lucknow August 6, 2013

    The Degree College Teachers Association has appealed to Lucknow University vicechancellor SB Nimse to allow college teachers to guide PhD students. The association maintained that it was highly discriminatory that when colleges affiliated to other state universities had the rightto guide PhD students, teachers here were not allowed to do...
  • AMU withdraws 'advisory' on hostel girls' dress code July 27, 2013

    Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday morning withdrew its 'advisory' on hostel girls wherein the residents of Abdullah Hallwere asked to wear decent looking dresses, both in and outside the campus. The prestigious university had issued a list of dos and donts to the 1300 girls residing in various hostels in the...
  • Indian Muslims at the bottom of healthcare: Kapil Sibal October 1, 2012

    Aligarh: Kapil Sibal, minister for HRD, Communications and IT on Saturday said that the Muslim community in India was at the "bottom of the pile" as far as healthcare was concerned. "It is unfortunate, but health parameters indicate that the Muslim community in India are at the bottom of the...
  • Column: 'Amu' director Shonali on her struggle February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema brings to you a few voices that define the Indie scene in India today, ruminating over what independent cinema means to them. Straight from the horse's mouth. Following the eloquent Q [Indie Head Rush: By (Q)aushiq Mukherjee], in the second in the series, Shonali Bose who directed...
  • CBI report finds AMU VC guilty of impropriety January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI is believed to have found that Aligarh Muslim University ViceChancellor P K Abdul Azis had committed financial impropriety and knowingly claimed allowances for which he was not entitled. The agency, in its interim report submitted to Union Human Resources Development Ministry, has said it would take...
  • 'Zero tolerance for corruption in ancient India' November 10, 2011

    Aligarh: Team Anna's campaign against corruption may have caught the imagination of the nation, but what is perhaps little known is that though ancient India had a wellevolved democratic system that went down to the grassroots, its elected leaders had to adhere to welldefined laws that prescribed stiff penalties for...
  • CBI probe ordered against AMU VC July 26, 2011

    Aligarh: AMU on Tuesday said a CBI probe has been ordered against its vice chancellor Abdul Azis on charges of alleged financial irregularities at the university. "We have been asked to submit 48 files to the HRD Ministry for a preliminary CBI enquiry. We have dispatched the required documents yesterday," AMU...
  • AMU shut down indefinitely after violence April 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Aligarh Muslim University was on Saturday shut down indefinitely following violent clashes between two rival groups of students that left around 11 of them injured. Violence erupted at the Aligarh Muslim University campus on Friday night as two student groups clashed and opened fire at each other. One group...