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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 05:14 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Jadavpur University campus. (Photo @jdhankhar1)
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Jadavpur University campus. (Photo @jdhankhar1)

Bengal Governor forced to leave Jadavpur University after students block way

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The students declared days ago that they would not accept degrees from Dhankhar because he supported Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Jadavpur University unit protest against police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(HT Photo)
Jadavpur University unit protest against police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(HT Photo)

JU students beaten up, molested at protest; 3 arrested

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 10:50 AM IST
The incident reportedly took place on Sunday when the students were holding a demonstration against CAA, and were allegedly attacked and threatened.
Jadavpur University students waving black flags against Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Jadavpur University students waving black flags against Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Bengal governor faces black flags, ‘Go back’ slogans at Jadavpur University

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The governor went to the university for a crucial meeting of its court, the university’s highest decision-making body. The students did not allow Dhankhar to enter campus.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (ANI Photo)

West Bengal Governor asks JU VC to ignore EC resolution on special convocation, calls it illegal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 09:24 AM IST
Left student unions, AFSU and SFI, termed the governor’s move an “unwarranted interference into the autonomy of the institute” and threatened strong protest if he “does anything by force”.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(ANI file)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(ANI file)

Fearless access to chancellor by varsities compromised, says West Bengal Governor

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 05:53 PM IST
The governor, who is also the chancellor of state-run universities, termed the legislation, endorsed by the Assembly on December 10, as “unconstitutional”, asking everyone to take note of the situation.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)

JU defers convocation, Governor Dhankhar calls it ‘worrisome’

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 12:08 PM IST
In a communication to Dhankhar, Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das said the decision was arrived at “in view of the consequent need to avoid any untoward incident in the campus”.
Students of four universities take part in a massive roadshow in Kolkata on Saturday.(HT PHOTO.)
Students of four universities take part in a massive roadshow in Kolkata on Saturday.(HT PHOTO.)

Bengal Guv slams govt after Jadavpur University defers convocation citing unrest

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 09:56 AM IST
Dhankhar, who is chancellor of JU and other state universities by default, was supposed to confer D.Litt and D.Sc on some eminent people. JU’s decision upset Dhankhar, whose powers as chancellor have been drastically curtailed by the state government following acrimony over a range of issues.
Students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) hold portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar and raise slogans to protest against the Delhi Police action on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), and in solidarity with the students of JMI, outside Police Headquarters (PHQ), in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 15, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / HT Photo)
Students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) hold portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar and raise slogans to protest against the Delhi Police action on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), and in solidarity with the students of JMI, outside Police Headquarters (PHQ), in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 15, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / HT Photo)

After Aligarh, protests in Hyderabad, Varanasi, Kolkata over Jamia clashes

Hindustan Times, NEw Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 03:40 AM IST
By midnight, students of Moulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), in Hyderabad, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi and Kolkata’s Jadavpur University raised slogans against the Jamia incident.
Raj Bhawan officials said Jagdeep Dhankhar not only met the academicians and held discussions but also promised to intervene in issues faced by the varsities.(HT PHOTO.)
Raj Bhawan officials said Jagdeep Dhankhar not only met the academicians and held discussions but also promised to intervene in issues faced by the varsities.(HT PHOTO.)

Moved by teachers of top varsities, Bengal guv Dhankhar to exercise power as chancellor

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Associations of professors and staff of the state’s two top higher education institutions, Jadavpur University (JU) and Calcutta University (CU), have urged Dhankhar in recent weeks to look into various administrative problems and issues relating to autonomy. CU and JU figure among the top universities in the country.
Banglar Rosogolla. (Representative image)
Banglar Rosogolla. (Representative image)

JU, West Bengal government working to increase ‘Banglar Rosogolla’ shelf life

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:55 PM IST
A senior professor of the Food Technology Department, told PTI on Sunday that the research and development (R&D) section has been working on the type of preservatives that could increase the shelf life of Bengal’s delectable Rosogolla - cottage cheese ball dipped in sugar syrup.
Calcutta University (CU) has secured the 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, topping among the state-run universities, followed by Jadavpur University (JU) at 12.(HT photo)
Calcutta University (CU) has secured the 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, topping among the state-run universities, followed by Jadavpur University (JU) at 12.(HT photo)

QS India rankings 2020: Calcutta University tops among state-run varsities

PTI, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Calcutta University (CU) has secured the 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, topping among the state-run universities, followed by Jadavpur University (JU) at 12.
(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

West Bengal govt gives nod to conduct students’ union polls after 2 years

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:30 AM IST
The Higher Education Department has already sent a letter to the vice-chancellors of four unitary universities - Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Rabindra Bharati University and Diamond Harbour Women’s University - to conduct student union elections.
The court is supposed to discuss a list of probable recipients of honorary DLitt and DSc degrees approved by the university’s executive council on September 30.(HT PHOTO)
The court is supposed to discuss a list of probable recipients of honorary DLitt and DSc degrees approved by the university’s executive council on September 30.(HT PHOTO)

A month after rescuing Babul Supriyo, Bengal guv to chair JU court meeting

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 09:16 AM IST
The meeting of the JU’s court is scheduled to start at 11am, said registrar Snehamanju Basu. The governor is the ex-officio chancellor of the university.
File(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
File(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Jadavpur University deserves institute of excellence status: Bengal governor

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Jadavpur University Chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar said the alumni of the varsity “were making huge contributions all over the globe and they can also contribute to the upward growth of the university
Union minister Babul Supriyo(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Union minister Babul Supriyo(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Babul Supriyo undergoes MRI in Los Angeles; attributes severe headache to JU assault

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:34 PM IST
The minister, who was a playback singer in Bollywood, had visited the US for a performance and a felicitation by local Indians.
Debanjan Ballabh, Jadavpur University student, seen pulling Babul Supriyo’s hair when the latter visited the campus on September 19. (ANI photo)
Debanjan Ballabh, Jadavpur University student, seen pulling Babul Supriyo’s hair when the latter visited the campus on September 19. (ANI photo)

BJP supporters arrested for attacking student seen pulling Babul Supriyo’s hair

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:24 PM IST
In his complaint, the Jadavpur University student that he and a friend of his, a woman, was beaten up by supporters of the BJP at Alisha bus stand in Burdwan, from where they were to catch a bus to Kolkata. He also alleged that those who beat him up said that he must pay for what he had done to Babul Supriyo.
Debanjan Ballav, a college student who had allegedly heckled Union Minister Babul Supriyo at the Jadavpur university campus last month, has filed a police complaint claiming he was beaten up by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists.(PTI Photo)
Debanjan Ballav, a college student who had allegedly heckled Union Minister Babul Supriyo at the Jadavpur university campus last month, has filed a police complaint claiming he was beaten up by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists.(PTI Photo)

Student who ‘heckled’ Babul Supriyo alleges attack by ABVP members

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:32 AM IST
An officer of Burdwan Sadar police station in East Burdwan district said on Thursday: “some arrests have been made” based on Ballav’s complaint.
Minister of state in the ministry of environment, forest and climate change Babul Supriyo leaves after a meeting, Jadavpur University,, Kolkata, September 19, 2019(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Minister of state in the ministry of environment, forest and climate change Babul Supriyo leaves after a meeting, Jadavpur University,, Kolkata, September 19, 2019(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

The telling display of intolerance in Jadavpur, writes Swapan Dasgupta

By Swapan Dasgupta
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:21 PM IST
The Babul Supriyo incident shows the Left’s warped inheritance and hypocrisy on free speech and democracy
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. (Photo @jdhankhar1)
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. (Photo @jdhankhar1)

‘Not in political circus’: Bengal governor after TMC leaders skip meeting

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:11 PM IST
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. It was announced three days ago and invitations were sent from the Governor House.
Faculty of Jadavpur University and students stand guard infront of the University gate during Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)'s march in protest against attack on Central Minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Faculty of Jadavpur University and students stand guard infront of the University gate during Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)'s march in protest against attack on Central Minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University on Monday.(PTI Photo)

JU authorities to exercise caution before allowing politicians on campus

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 02:36 PM IST
The decision from Jadavpur University came at a time political blame game and agitations over the violence on the campus on September 19 continued for the fifth day, with ABVP taking out a rally in south Kolkata for Jadavpur protesting the manhandling of Union minister Babul Supriyo.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during the Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress (INTTUC) rally, in Kolkata, Monday.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during the Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress (INTTUC) rally, in Kolkata, Monday.(PTI)

‘India will stop being India if protests stop’, says Mamata Banerjee on Jadavpur University fracas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 04:42 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of undermining democratic values in the country and said the ruling party at the Centre was not talking about job losses or the economic slowdown.
Students of Left Party organisations clash with Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo during a protest at Jadavpur University in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)
Students of Left Party organisations clash with Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo during a protest at Jadavpur University in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)

Jadavpur University students union files complaint against Babul Supriyo

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 06:35 AM IST
The Left-leaning AFSU also lodged a complaint against five members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for assaulting students, including women, and vandalising university property.+
Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo was manhandled by students in the campus of the Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo was manhandled by students in the campus of the Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

TMC, JU teachers back VC after Governor indicates action for attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 01:38 PM IST
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had indicated action against Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das for the violence that erupted in the campus on Thursday during the visit of Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday alleged that the Jadavpur University campus has become a hub of anti-nationals and communists (Photo by Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday alleged that the Jadavpur University campus has become a hub of anti-nationals and communists (Photo by Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)

Balakot-like surgical strike needed to destroy anti-nationals of Jadavpur University: Bengal BJP chief

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 06:45 PM IST
Accusing the Trinamool Congress government of sitting idle till Union minister Babul Supriyo got killed in the institute on Thursday, Ghosh said he would write to Union Home Minister Amit Shah describing the incident.
Babul Supriyo said that those who targeted him would not be dealt with in the same manner as they had done, but “rehabilitated mentally” so that they “behave as students”(Twitter/ Babul Supriyo)
Babul Supriyo said that those who targeted him would not be dealt with in the same manner as they had done, but “rehabilitated mentally” so that they “behave as students”(Twitter/ Babul Supriyo)

‘Will find you, rehabilitate mentally’: Babul Supriyo to men who heckled him

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:37 PM IST
Babul Supriyo, describing the protesters as “cowards and hooligans”, posted pictures of the assault at Jadavpur University campus on September 19.
Students of Left Party organisations clash with Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo during a protest at Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday(ANI)
Students of Left Party organisations clash with Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo during a protest at Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday(ANI)

Governor went to Jadavpur University without informing govt: TMC

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 09:28 AM IST
TMC secretary general and Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said Dhankar went to the JU campus despite requests by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to not go there and give the government certain time to control the situation.
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.(Photo: Reuters)
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.(Photo: Reuters)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Little physical space for fiscal expansion by govt, says RBI governor and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 09:24 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion: Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP leader Babul Supriyo argues with Left students of Jadavpur University while he was coming out after attending a meeting of ABVP at LP Badu hall of JU at Kolkata on September 19, 2019. (Photo Samir Jana/HT)
BJP leader Babul Supriyo argues with Left students of Jadavpur University while he was coming out after attending a meeting of ABVP at LP Badu hall of JU at Kolkata on September 19, 2019. (Photo Samir Jana/HT)

Babul Supriyo tells Jadavpur vice-chancellor he was hit, kicked in campus

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Babul Supriyo: The agitators blocked the path of the minister when he tried to exit the campus around 4:45 pm after the programme was over. The minister is still in the campus.
file(Hindustan Times)
file(Hindustan Times)

Why Jadavpur University isn’t ‘eminent’ yet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 01:36 PM IST
Under the Institution of Eminence scheme, the public varsities chosen for the coveted tag can get an additional Rs 1000 crore for developing themselves.
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