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36 students in AMU receive scholarship from India Wisdom Foundation

By TCN News,

Aligarh: India Wisdom Foundation (IWF), a group dedicated to assist weaker sections of Indian society in the fields of education and health, distributed scholarships to students in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on the eve of Independence Day.

The function was organized at the Ismat Literacy Centre behind the university post office here on Sunday.

Hyderabad varsity condemns police 'raids' at Jamia

Hyderabad : The Joint Action Committee of students' groups at University of Hyderabad ON Tuesday condemned police 'raids' at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University on the eve of Independence Day celebrations.

The group of Social Justice, an umbrella grouping of various students' organisations, said it stands in solidarity with the students of Jamia "to resist and destroy the ground which gives legitimacy to the criminalization and oppression of minorities, and to safeguard the autonomy of academic spaces at all costs."

Centre's somersault on status politically inspired, AMU tells SC

New Delhi : The Aligarh Muslim University has described as "politically inspired" the Narendra Modi government's decision to withdraw the 2006 appeal challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict that the university was not a minority institution.

The appeal was filed by the then United Progressive Alliance government against the 2006 High Court order that struck down an 1981 amendment to the Aligarh Muslim University Act, 1920, which said the institution was established by the Muslims and thereby permitting 50 per cent reservation for the community in the university.

AMU Alumni forum UAE celebrates Independence day with fervour in Dubai

By TCN News

Dubai: The AMU Alumni Forum United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, August 15 celebrated Independence day at Dastar Khan Restaurant in Dubai.

Incidents of violence hampered AMU's prospects, says V-C

Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) would have become the No.1 university in the country had it not been for the recent "unfortunate incidents of violence" there, AMU's Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd) has said.

"Had there not been the unfortunate incidents of violence at the University campus recently, the AMU would have achieved number one position in the country," he said during an Independence Day event here on Monday.

Delhi court asks Omar Abdullah's estranged wife to vacate house

New Delhi : A court here on Tuesday ordered Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, to vacate the government accommodation allotted to Omar in the national capital.

District Judge Amarnath dismissed her plea to quash the eviction notice issued on June 30 by the Estate Officer of the Jammu and Kashmir government for vacating bungalow No. 7 on the Akbar Road here.

Restore peace in J&K, avoid casualties, Rajnath tells officials (Lead)

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a high-level review meeting on Jammu and Kashmir and instructed security officials to restore peace and normalcy in the state at the earliest.

He cautioned that the casualties of both the civilians and security personnel in the violence-hit state should be minimum.

The minister was, in turn, briefed by top officials on the prevailing situation in Kashmir and the infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Kashmir.

ABVP seeks arrest of Amnesty officials over anti-India slogans

Bengaluru : About 200 ABVP activists protested here on Tuesday seeking the arrest of Amnesty India representatives for organising an event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

As the activists marched towards the Police Commissioner's office to submit a memo, police blocked them at Raj Bhavan.

When the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists refused to disperse, police caned them and took about 30 of them into preventive custody.

Omar attacks Modi's reference to Balochistan in I-Day speech

Srinagar : A sarcastic former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said it was time for India to sort out Pakistan's Balochistan problem since the government was already doing "such a good job" in Jammu and Kashmir with fresh six killings.

"Six protestors dead in Kashmir in 24 hours (since Monday) but WTH (what the hell) let's go sort out Balochistan since we are doing such a good job in Jammu and Kashmir at the moment," Abdullah tweeted.

Social media helps bring aid to Assam's flood-affected

By Azera Parveen Rahman

Jorhat (Assam) : In this age of social media, no event can remain ignored for long and the floods in Assam are no exception.

Every year, floods hit the northeaster state, ravaging districts and affecting lakhs of people. This year, the devastation was on a bigger scale, with many calling it the worst floods in the last two decades. Even as people and animals grappled to survive, help came from across the country. And social media played a big role in that.