Free Press Journal
  • Varanasi to be ‘gateway to East India’: PM Modi

    Varanasi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Centre was making serious efforts to develop Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, as the “gateway to East India”.

  • Ruckus at BHU, 10 students detained

    Varanasi: Students of two hostels at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) created a ruckus on Wednesday as they clashed over mess food being forcibly eaten by unauthorised inmates, police said. The Aiyyar and Birla hostel groups did not just engage in verbal spats but also vandalised varsity property and damaged many vehicles, a police officer told IANS.

  • Drop ‘Muslim’ from AMU and ‘Hindu’ from BHU, suggests University Grants Commission (UGC)

    At the behest of the HRD Ministry to probe complaints against 10 central universities, University Grants Commission (UGC) on April 25, had set up five committees to look into the issue. The UGC now have come up with some suggestions that the words ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’ be dropped from the names of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), respectively.

  • BHU violence: Will take action against wrong doers, says new chief proctor

    Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) administration on Friday assured that an action would be taken against those found guilty as soon as the concerned committee probing the recent incident of molestation comes with its report.

  • BHU row a `conspiracy’ to defame varsity: Mumbai alumni

    Mumbai: City-based former students of the Banaras Hindu University have alleged there is a “conspiracy” to defame the varsity and criticised its administration for failure to handle the violence on the campus.

  • BHU Chief Proctor resigns over violent protests

    Lucknow: BHU’s Chief Proctor O.N. Singh has resigned, taking moral responsibility for the violence inside the campus on Saturday. Banaras Hindu University spokesperson Rajesh Singh said that Vice Chancellor G.C. Tripathi has accepted Singh’s resignation which he tendered late on Tuesday night.

  • Probe ordered into BHU Violence

    Lucknow/New Delhi : An inquiry has been ordered into the violence in Banaras Hindu University last week, the vice chancellor and the Uttar Pradesh government said on Tuesday.

  • BHU guard uniform similar to cops’; SSP asks varsity to change

    Varanasi: Varanasi district administration has asked the Banaras Hindu University to change the uniform of their security guards – which is similar to the state police’s uniform – in order to avoid any confusion. The order comes in the aftermath of the widespread criticism of the state police after it was alleged that a number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathi-charge by them in the BHU

  • Ujjain: Congress workers burn PM Modi’s effigy to protest BHU incident

    Ujjain: Congress workers set Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effigy on fire, here on Monday, to protest against the barbaric cane-charge made on the girl students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh. Some Congress workers arrived at Shahid Park in the afternoon, and torched the PM’s effigy suddenly, shouting slogans.

  • BHU violence: Additional magistrates, cops removed, students protest

    Varanasi/Lucknow : Three additional city magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers were on Monday removed in connection with the lathicharge on students in the Banaras Hindu University and a high-level probe was ordered into the incident that has spiralled into a major controversy, reports PTI.

  • BHU lathicharge: FIR registered against 1000 students for arson

    Varanasi: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) office in Varanasi on Monday confirmed that a FIR has been registered against 1000 Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students in Lanka police station for arson and other charges.

  • BHU Protests: SHO, Circle Officer, Additional City Magistrate removed

    Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): A Station House Officer (SHO) of Lanka area, Circle Officer (CO) of Bhelupur and one Additional City Magistrate (ACM) were removed after held prima facie responsible for imposing lathicharge at Varanasi’s Banaras Hindu University (BHU).