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  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who...
  • Security beefed up a day before Narendra Modi files nomination from Varanasi 22-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Security in this temple town has been tightened significantly ahead of filing of nomination by Narendra Modi on Thursday and a high-level police team from Gujarat has arrived here to ensure a fool-proof cordon around the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee. Additional security forces have been deployed across the city including...
  • Everyone claims credit for AMU in Muslim-majority Kishanganj 21-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Setting up of an Aligarh Muslim University centre has been a major issue in the national election in Muslim-majority Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency, one of the most backward pockets of Bihar, with many political parties claiming credit for the institution. After Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of...
  • Three JNU students killed in motorcycle accident 18-04-2014 09:18 PM

    Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were killed when their motorcycle hit a divider and then rammed in a tree on the campus, police said on Friday. The deceased, all in their mid-twenties, have been identified as Ravi Singh Chaudhary and Ravi Shankar Gupta, both residents of Gaya, Bihar while...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to...
  • Delhi: Assam student beaten up by college mates 15-04-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old Delhi University undergraduate hailing from Assam was on Tuesday beaten up by his fellow students inside the college canteen over a petty issue, police said. The main accused has been arrested. BA final year student Pran Saikia, who studies in PGDAV College in the south campus,...
  • Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer, says Kalam 13-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Srinagar: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was a need to have convergence of various technologies to fight such diseases. "There has been a rise in cases of cancer in Kashmir and it...
  • Creative leaders to play key role in attaining developed India: Kalam 12-04-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: Creative leaders will be the key to attain an economically developed and prosperous India by 2030, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Saturday. Addressing students at the third Annual Commerce Convention of Delhi University, Kalam said that a creative leader is the one who not only has...
  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers 11-04-2014 03:37 PM

    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...
  • Patanjali University girl jumps into Ganga to save friend, feared drowned 09-04-2014 08:07 AM

    A girl student of Haridwar-based Patanjali University was feared drowned in river Ganga on Tuesday at Devprayag in Uttarakhand's Tehri district while trying to save a friend, police said. The incident happened in the afternoon when some students of the university were taking pictures along the banks of the Ganga,...
  • Alex Ferguson to become a Harvard lecturer 04-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will be swapping the dugout for the lectern after agreeing a long-term teaching position at Harvard University. The 72-year-old Scot, who ended his glittering reign at Old Trafford last year after 26 years in charge, will share his wisdom as an academic in a...
  • Bombs at Cairo university hit riot police, 2 dead 03-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Cairo: Two bombs exploded on Wednesday outside Cairo University's engineering faculty, killing at least two persons, a senior police officer and a civilian, security officials said. The bombs, hidden at the foot of a tree, went off nearly a minute apart. They targeted riot police routinely deployed at the location...
  • Cancer biology department to be set up at Kumaon University 01-04-2014 09:43 PM

    A Cancer Biology department, with the help of US' Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, will be set up at Uttarakhand's Kumaon University to promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal herb. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar endorsed the idea of establishing a cancer biology department at the varsity to promote research in...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students 01-04-2014 07:21 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: AAP promises Delhi University's east campus 31-03-2014 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP on Monday released the first of its election manifestoes for the capital, promising a Delhi University campus in northeast Delhi. Anand Kumar, a former academic, is the party's candidate from northeast Delhi, one of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies. He said the northeast district was a...
  • LS polls: Student outfits going all out to support parent parties 31-03-2014 12:02 PM

    New Delhi: With Lok Sabha elections in Delhi less than two weeks away, the student wings of various political parties in the national capital have started pitching in with street plays, debates, rock shows and door-to-door campaigning. The Delhi University unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' 30-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • All university male students in North Korea are now required by law to get the same goofy haircut as supreme leader Kim Jong Un 27-03-2014 01:23 PM

    It could well be an Onion story. According to various media reports, all university men in North Korea will now have to get the same hairstyle as their Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The middle-parted, sides-shaved haircut isn't the greatest thing in fashion right now but the Time Magazine reported...
  • We condemn AAP's poster showing Malaviya carrying broom: BHU VC 26-03-2014 06:39 PM

    Banaras Hindu University vice chancellor Lalji Singh, on Wednesday, criticised the Aam Aadmi Party over a poster at its party rally which showed the univarsity founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya carrying a broom. Singh termed the incident as unfortunate and condemned the act. "I will look into the matter....
  • CJ Show: Holi celebrations in Delhi University 24-03-2014 11:35 AM

    Resident students at Delhi University celebrate Holi in the campus. These pictures were sent by CJ Rabiya Bashir. ...
  • Aligarh Muslim University art gallery restored after 80 years 21-03-2014 10:33 AM

    More than 60 artists are displaying their work at the Aligarh Muslim University art gallery which has been restored after nearly 80 years. AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah said the gallery, with its ornate architecture, spacious capacity and beautiful ambience, would inspire young and upcoming artists...
  • First evidence of universe's Big Bang found 18-03-2014 04:31 PM

    In a breakthrough, astronomers have found the first direct evidence of Big Bang by imaging the gravitational waves produced almost 14 billion years ago when the entire universe sprung into existence. The universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang 13.8 billion years...
  • Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity, says AMU historian 13-03-2014 09:49 AM

    Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says. "From the epigraphs available of the period, it is...
  • Negative image of US in Islamic world has been toned down: Rashad Hussain 12-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The 'negative' image of US in the Islamic world has been substantially 'toned down' during the tenure of President Barack Obama, US Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Rashad Hussain said on Wednesday. "President Obama had from the very beginning of his tenure tried to put in...
  • Open Mike: Is cheering for Pakistan in an Indo-Pak cricket match an act of sedition? 11-03-2014 10:55 PM

    Earlier this month, Meerut University suspended Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during India-Pakistan match during the Asia Cup. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose meets Kashmiri students in the national capital and takes their views. ...
  • Indian author Pankaj Mishra wins $ 150,000 Yale literary prize 11-03-2014 07:24 AM

    Washington: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $ 1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said...
  • Open Mike: What is young India's expectations from next PM? 10-03-2014 10:57 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike' ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, CNN-IBN assesses young voters' mood and their expectations from the next PM. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited Delhi University and asked young students if they would come out in large numbers and decide the fate of...
  • AMU students take out protest march against lawlessness in campus 10-03-2014 05:41 PM

    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...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students 07-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Islamabad/Srinagar: A day after a cornered Uttar Pradesh government withdrew sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, Pakistan has not lost an opportunity to comment on India's affairs. Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who was the 26/11 Mumbai attacks...