School burnt in Delhi riots sealed, owner arrested

New Delhi: The Delhi police have sealed a private school that was torched in the communal violence in north-east Delhi and arrested its owner in connection with the riots that raged through the area in February, killing 53 people and injuring over 400 others. On February 24, rioters had barged into the building of Rajdhani […]

Shampoo, oil, cancer drugs from cow urine, dung — what Modi govt wants scientists to work on

Research will be done under new inter-ministerial funding programme — ‘Scientific Utilisation Through Research Augmentation Prime Products from Indigenous Cows File photo of a herd of cows drinking water | ANI Photo New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is looking for scientists to carry out research on primary products of indigenous cows, including urine and […]

Scientists who signed anti-CAA letter come under government scanner

BJP leader Vijay Chauthaiwale shared a document listing all the signatories with the directors of various institutions, including IITs, IISERs, and the Departments of Biotechnology and Higher Education

’30 minutes of pure terror’: Reporter covering JNU violence

New Delhi:  It was a Sunday and I was relaxing at home, when all of a sudden, my phone rang. It was a call from the office saying that there were reports of violence in the Jawaharlal Nehru University and asking me to go to the spot. I was just 15 to 20 minutes away […]

Indian university to teach doctors Ghost Studies

A prestigious Indian university is offering a certificate course to teach doctors how to treat people who claim to see or be possessed by ghosts. The six-month course at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the northern city of Varanasi will start in January. Officials say it will focus on psychosomatic disorders which are often confused […]

RSS and School Education

‘Wherever they went, they had a sword in their hand. Their army went like a storm in all the four directions. Any country that came their way was destroyed. Houses of prayers and universities were destroyed. Libraries were burnt. Religious books were destroyed. Mothers and sisters were humiliated. Mercy and justice were unknown to them. (51–52) Delhi’s Qutb Minar is even today famous in his (Qutbuddin Aibak’s) name. This had not been built by him. He could not have been able to build it. It was actually built by emperor Samudragupta. Its real name was Vishnu Stambha…. This Sultan actually got some parts of it demolished and its name was changed’

BHU sacks Muslim Sanskrit lecturer after protests by Hindu students

The unprincipled decision of the Banaras Hindu University shows that rabble-rousers masquerading as students are taking intolerance to preposterous extremes. These ignoramuses are unaware that pluralism and diversity are the hallmarks of a vibrant, all-embracing culture

JNU’s culture of dissent and free speech has made it a public enemy No. 1 for Hindutva

JNU, NDTV, Congress, Left, MSM … Divided by Internet Hindus, united by 2002.1 (Twitter handle ‘Internet Hindu’) It appeared my image on TV was very different from what I was in real life.2 (Kanhaiya Kumar, From Bihar to Tihar) Why is JNU an issue? They are fu***ing university students, why is that an issue? They […]