Allahabad University

  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • Rare honour: US names mountain after Buxar scientist Akhouri Sinha July 1, 2014

    The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in the honour of an eminent Indian-American scientist whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations. Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by the...
  • Hindi litterateur Amarkant passes away at 89 February 17, 2014

    Noted Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith award winner Amarkant on Monday breathed his last at his residence in Allahabad following a prolonged illness. He was 89. Born in 1925 in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, Amarkant took active part in the Quit India movement of 1942, which caused him to abandon his studies for...
  • UP: Former boyfriend allegedly sets girl on fire in Allahabad August 27, 2013

    Allahabad: A B Tech student of Allahabad University was allegedly set on fire by her former boyfriend on Tuesday while she was on her way to the college. The police said that her former boyfriend has been arrested for the crime. They were in a relation for almost three years. The girl...
  • Pro-reservation students protest inside Allahabad jail August 10, 2013

    Pro-reservation protestors late on Friday began an indefinite sit-in at the Allahabad prison in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday. Students jailed for protests last week against the withdrawal of the new reservation policy in the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission examinations said the sit-in would continue till their demands are...
  • UP: Allahabad University students clash March 9, 2013

    Allahabad: Violence broke out on Saturday at the Allahabad University campus with two groups of students hurling crude bombs at each other and indulging in heavy stone-pelting during distribution of forms for a Uttar Pradesh government's scheme for free laptops. The students fought pitched battles with personnel belonging to police and...
  • Student threatens classmate with Delhi rape-like incident January 19, 2013

    Allahabad: A student of the Allahabad University allegedly sent an e-mail to a classmate he was infatuated with, threatening her that she will meet "the same fate as the victim of the Delhi gang-rape" if she spurned his advances, a varsity official on Saturday said. Chairperson of the University's Women's...
  • Allahabad univ closed till Monday due to violence April 27, 2012

    Allahabad: The University of Allahabad has been closed till Monday in the wake of clashes between police and students agitating over the issue of eviction of hostellers that left several persons injured and the premises vandalised. "In view of the prevailing situation, it has been decided that the University shall remain...
  • Allahabad: 20 injured in university campus violence April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Protesting the order to vacate hostels, students of the Allahabad University on Thursday fought pitched battles with police as they torched a police vehicle and two state transport buses as well damaging varsity property. Several students were injured in the clashes and taken to nearby medical facilities. With the...