Aranya Shankar, The Indian Express

Aranya Shankar

The Indian Express

Delhi, India

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Past articles by Aranya:

Discontent simmers at South Asian University, two senior faculty members resign from posts

The Indian Express has learnt that dissatisfaction has reached such levels that the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Chairperson of the Sociology department both tendered their resignations in the last month. SAU has also failed to meet its deadline to shift to its new campus at Maidan Garhi on June 1. → Read More

Right-wing activists demand renaming of Qutub Minar as Vishnu Stambh, detained

The protest at Qutub Minar, where heavy police barricading could be seen outside the complex to prohibit entry into the ASI protected monument, was supposed to start at 1 pm. → Read More

Delhi restaurant, pub owners welcome govt nod to remain open till 3 am

Currently, restaurants in Delhi can stay open till 12 am and pubs till 1 am. While a formal order has not been issued as of now for restaurants to remain open till 3 am, officials said it is likely to be out soon. → Read More

Explained: What’s new in the draft Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 2022 released by Delhi University

As per the new framework, to get a four-year UG degree with a major in a specific discipline, students need to get a minimum of 50% of credits (88) in that discipline. → Read More

Veterans split over Amar Jawan Jyoti flame being extinguished

Lt Gen Satish Dua (retd), former Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff, also tweeted in favour of the move. → Read More

Oppn slams Centre over decision to ‘extinguish’ flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti, govt alleges ‘misinformation’

“The flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti is not being extinguished. It is being merged with the flame at the National War Memorial," government sources said. → Read More

Vinod Dua, pioneer in Hindi TV journalism, no more

🔴 His foray into journalism began with Doordarshan, where he was part of several shows including Yuva Manch, Yuv Jan, Jawan Tarang, and Aap Ke Liye. In the 1980s, Dua along with NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy started election analysis on Doordarshan -- giving him his first major brush with fame → Read More

Hostels not possible… for theory classes, should start with 3rd-year students: DU V-C Yogesh Singh

🔴 "DU will be implementing the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) from next year and there have been many questions within the university, including on the manner in which it was passed," says DU VC Yogesh Singh in an interview with The Indian Express. → Read More

Three DU colleges announce cut-offs, highest at Aryabhatta College for Psychology till now

Delhi news: At Deshbandhu College, there seems to be a considerable spike in the cut-offs. The highest cut-off is for Physics at 98% which is a jump of two per cent from last year (96%). → Read More

Kamla Bhasin, pioneering feminist icon, poet and author, dies at 75

Bhasan remained committed to the causes she fought for until the very end, participating in an online meeting from her ICU bed just hours before her death. → Read More

Bangla Sahib Gurdwara closed for visitors with immediate effect, SDM cites violation of Covid norms

Delhi News: Grover told The Indian Express that her team had visited the Gurudwara on September 16 and found visitors there after which the order was issued. → Read More

It’s final: Delhi University will admit students based on cut-offs

Registration for UG courses will begin August 2, and the last date to apply is August 31. → Read More

Delhi University to begin admissions on August 2

Delhi news: Acting VC P C Joshi said the university was doing everything to make the admission process "smooth and hassle-free" for students. → Read More

DU’s political science dept gets new head, 3 DU profs write to V-C: ‘Arbitrary, unjustified’

They have asked that the decision either be overturned or the matter referred to the Chancellor. → Read More

Mounting loses, staff layoffs: Canteen managers across DU colleges stare at uncertain future

Delhi News: Delhi University’s (DU) college canteens were once a beehive of activity, always bustling with people. After the first lockdown last year, canteen managers and workers suddenly found themselves without any source of income. → Read More

DU may push registration for UG courses to July 31: ‘Too early to say how CBSE formula will impact cut-offs’

CBSE has said results of Class XII students, as per the new formula, will be declared on July 31. DU had earlier said it planned to start registration for UG admissions tentatively by July 15. → Read More

IGNOU begins admission process; last date to submit applications is July 15

IGNOU offers more than 200 distance learning programmes in various disciplines, including Masters' Programmes, Bachelors' Degree, PG Diplomas and Certificate courses among others. → Read More

‘Chinna’ Dua, wife of journalist Vinod Dua, dies after long battle with Covid

Delhi news: Chinna Dua is survived by Vinod, and her daughters Mallika Dua, an actor and comedian, and Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist. → Read More

DU’s Hansraj College offers hostel for 100-bed Covid ICU facility

Principal Rama wrote a letter to various authorities, including the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Health Minister, State Health Minister, and the District Magistrate. → Read More

Accepts Inquiry Report: CVS governing body to issue notice to principal, librarian on missing books

The Governing Body has decided to issue show-cause notices to those indicted in the inquiry report, including Principal Inderjeet Dagar. The principal did not respond to calls and texts. → Read More