Scholars

  • AAP's anti-graft promise difficult goal to achieve: American scholar January 8, 2014

    The AAP's promise to sweep away corruption from the Indian political system is a "difficult" goal to achieve, says American political scientist John Echeverri-Gent. Fighting corruption needs stronger legislative tools, and just by forming a government in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party was not likely to reduce corruption, he said. Echeverri-Gent,...
  • 'Wives of disappeared Kashmiri men can remarry after 4 years' December 26, 2013

    In a significant development, a group of Islamic scholars on Thursday ruled that 'half-widows', or women whose husbands had disappeared during the over 20-year-long conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and whose whereabouts are since unknown, can re-marry after four years of waiting for their spouses. A civil society initiative had organized...
  • Dalit scholar booked for Facebook post on suspension of Durga Shakti September 6, 2013

    Alleging harassment by UP authorities, dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti, booked for alleged objectionable Facebook post on suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakhti Nagpal, claimed the police had sought cancellation of his bail in the case at the behest of a state minister. "I am being treated as a terrorist by the...
  • Durga suspension: SC notice to UP govt over Dalit scholar's arrest August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the arrest of Dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti and has sought an explanation. The Dalit scholar was arrested for slamming Samajwadi Party government on Facebook over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Bharti had...
  • Activist files complaint with NHRC over Dalit scholar's arrest for FB post August 7, 2013

    A social activist on Wednesday filed a complaint with National Human Rights Commission on the arrest of Dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti over his Facebook post on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, alleging that the act was an "open abuse of administrative power". In her complaint, Nutan Thakur said...
  • News briefs: 'Permit teachers to guide PhD scholars' in Lucknow August 6, 2013

    The Degree College Teachers’ Association has appealed to Lucknow University vice-chancellor 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 right to guide PhD students, teachers here were not allowed to do...
  • Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer passes away May 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Noted Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer passed away on Tuesday in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. Engineer, 73, died early morning at his home in suburban Santa Cruz, family sources said. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Born in 1940, he did BSc in civil engineering from...
  • Scholars lash out at SFI leader's death in police custody April 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Academicians from across the country on Saturday expressed "horror" at the "brutal" police assault on students leading to the death of SFI leader Sudipta Gupta in police custody and demanded an "impartial" probe into the incident. In a statement, 45 educationists from leading institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Punjab...
  • Yale under fire for new campus in restrictive Singapore December 29, 2012

    New Haven: For more than 300 years, Yale University has prided itself on training top students to question and analyze, to challenge and critique. Now, Yale is seeking to export those values by establishing the first foreign campus to bear its name, a liberal arts college in Singapore that is...
  • Legendary Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm dies October 1, 2012

    Eric Hobsbawm, one of Britain's most eminent scholars and a leading Marxist historian of the world, has died at the age of 95. His daughter Julia Hobsbawm said on Monday that her father died overnight at a London hospital. He had been suffering from pneumonia. Hobsbawm's experience as a schoolboy in Germany...
  • AP: Move to protect Pothana's heritage August 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: Bammera Pothanamatya (1450-1510), popular as Pothana and who had translated the Bhagavatam into Telugu from Sanskrit, is a household name in the Telugu land and it is no exaggeration to say that no child grows up without learning a few of his Bhagavatam poems. The place where he had...
  • Hamid Ansari: meet India's Vice-President August 8, 2012

    Mohammad Hamid Ansari was born in Calcutta (now renamed Kolkata) on April 1, 1937, though his family hailed from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. The grand nephew of former Congress President Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, a leader of the Indian independence movement, Ansari studied at Shimla's St. Edwards High School and St....
  • Missing PHD scholar Pritam's body found in Bihar July 16, 2012

    Karimganj: The body of Pritam Bhattacharjee, a PHD scholar from Karimganj missing since July 9, has been found in a badly mutilated condition in Bihar, police said in Karimganj on Monday. The body of the 25-year-old was found late on Sunday night near the railway track at Bhagalpur with Bihar Police...
  • Hyderabad: boy, 12, dies after fight with classmate March 23, 2012

    Hyderabad: A 12-year-old student studying in Class 8 died after a scuffle with his classmate in Hyderabad on Thursday night. The boy was a student of Hyderabad's Little Scholars School. The boy was involved in a fist fight with another student during the school's annual function which he fell unconscious....
  • India at 9: Will India help Vikram Buddhi? October 30, 2009

    India at 9 debates: Will India help ex-IITian Vikram Buddhi who is in US jail? ...
  • Krishna urges 'fair trial' of scholar convicted in US October 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian government has assured help to the family of an Indian scholar, who has been convicted in the US for allegedly posting death threats to then President George W Bush. Vikram Budhi, a PhD scholar, was convicted by a US court in 2006 but has not been sentenced...
  • IITian allegedly languishes in US jail October 4, 2009

    An IIT passout, who is an acclaimed Mathematics scholar of Indian origin, has been allegedly languishing in the US federal prison for the last three years. ...
  • Aviva Young Scholar: Institute of Clinical Research of India August 30, 2009

    The chosen scholar will go to the Institute of Clinical Research of India. ...
  • Watch: Aviva Young Scholar August 24, 2009

    Aviva Young Scholar is a series where three bright young people will win full scholarship to study at the Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management, Institute of Clinical Research India and Maples. ...
  • Author of The Clash of Civilizations dies December 29, 2008

    Boston: Political scientist Samuel Huntington, whose controversial book The Clash of Civilizations predicted conflict between the West and the Islamic world, has died at age 81, Harvard University said on Saturday. Huntington, who taught for 58 years at Harvard before retiring in 2007, died on Wednesday at a nursing facility in...
  • Muslim scholars, clerics hail Darul’s anti-terror fatwa February 27, 2008

    Aligarh: Leading Muslim clerics and scholars have termed the ‘anti-terror fatwa’ issued by influential Islamic seminary Darul Uloom as historic and pathbreaking and which is likely to have a global impact. Noted Islamic scholar Saud Alam Qasmi, dean of Theology at the Aligarh Muslim University, says: "We fully endorse the...
  • NRI scholar calls Oxford 'outdated' March 4, 2007

    New Delhi: To many, being a Rhodes scholar might mean a future of success and celebrity. But the reality could be something else. Two Harvard students, including an NRI — both of whom are currently Rhodes scholars at Oxford — have come out in public with a scathing...
  • Ramayan scholar to write poem on Big B June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Poet and Ramayan scholar Mustafa Arif has embarked on a unique task of writing a poem, a day on Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan. "The compilation of 365 poems on Amitabh Bachchan will be published in the form of a book in January, 2008. All earnings from this book will...
  • China for 're-adjustments' of borders November 19, 2006

    Beijing: Ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India, prominent Chinese scholars have voiced optimism that Chinese and Indian leadership will take a historic decision to make "meaningful readjustments" on the vexed boundary issue and enhance their evolving strategic ties. "In my view, the task of the two sides is...
  • Islamic scholar chides Pope's remarks September 16, 2006

    Lucknow: Renowned Islamic scholar and Shahar Qazi Maulana Mufti Abul Irfan Mohammad Naimul Haleem Qadri on Saturday condemned Pope Benedict XVI for his criticism of Prophet Mohammed, saying the comments were "highly objectionable". Maulana Qadri in a statement issued on Saturday said the Western countries had "hatched conspiracies and launched disinformation...
  • Muslims gear up to fight terror tag August 18, 2006

    New Delhi: There are various Muslim terrorist organisations that have come into focus recently following attempted terror attacks and therefore the Muslim community is increasingly finding itself being forced to share the blame with the terrorists. Meanwhile, Islamic scholars believe the situation has worsened after the Mumbai serial blasts. Their...