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  • IIMC to be part of JNU or Jamia, FTII corporatized


    New Delhi :The government plans corporatization of three important institutes — the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute and the Delhi Public Library. It also plans the merger of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) with either the Jawaharlal Nehru University or the Jamia Millia Islamia as part of the first phase of its review of 679 existing autonomous bodies.

  • JNU attendance row: FIRs filed against students for wrongful restraint

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    An First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against students of the Jawaraharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi right after they gheraoed the administration block and restricted 2 officials from leaving JNU premises for hours.

    Annoyed for not being able to meet the JNU Vice Chancellor to discuss compulsory attendance order issue, some students had conducted a gherao of the JNU's administration block on Thursday.

    Many students, led by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU), also picketed outside all the gates of the building and confronted and stopped senior university officials who tried to go out.

    Two FIRs have been registered against the JNU students for wrongful restraint of two rectors in the administration block on Thursday, a senior police officer said.

    "Based on two separate complaints filed by the officials, two FIRs have been registered with the Vasant Kunj North Police Station," the police officer said.

    (With Agency Inputs)

  • Students fined Rs 20K for protesting against PM’s ‘Pakoda’ Remark


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    City’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has withdrawn the hostel facilities and fined Rs 20,000 each to the students for protesting against Prime Minister Naendra Modi’s controversial ‘pakoda’remark.

    PM in an interview said that selling pakoda is also counted as employment.

    In JNU, students on February 5 decided to sell pakodas to protest against the statement as well as compulsory attendance that has been introduced in JNU recently.

     “There is prima facie evidence that you were involved in blocking the road near Sabarmati bus stand and at T-point near Administrative Block sinceFebruary 5, due to which inconvenience was caused to students, teachers, staff, visitors and schoolchildren. Vehicles carrying essential commodities to hostels, etc; were affected. Further, you were involved in forceful cooking of food at the protest site in spite of repeated requests from CSO (chief security officer) not to do this act. Moreover, you also forcefully laid an electric cable for screening of a movie at protest site at night. The above are acts of indiscipline and unbecoming of a student,” read an order by the Chief Proctor dated February 9, as quoted by the Indian Express.

    (With agency inputs)