Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • BHU calm after night-long clashes between student groups

    Varanasi: The situation is under control after night-long clashes between two student groups in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi — the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police said on Wednesday. The clashes erupted after midnight between the students residing in Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel and Birla Hostel.

  • UGC grants full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes; JNU, BHU, AMU in the list

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) today approved full autonomy for 62 higher educational institutions, including JNU, BHU, AMU, TERI and University of Hyderabad, which have maintained high standards of excellence. The decision was taken at a UGC meeting today where five central universities, 21 state universities, 26 private universities besides 10 other colleges were granted autonomy under the Autonomous Colleges Regulation.

  • 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 Registrar to be officiating VC for 2 months

    New Delhi: BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi will be the officiating vice-chancellor after current incumbent Girish Chandra Tripathi proceeded on indefinite leave, two months before his tenure comes to an end.

  • BHU VC goes on long leave, cites personal reasons

    Varanasi : BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, who is being blamed for last month’s violence and baton-charge on protesting girl students in the campus, has gone on leave, citing personal reasons.

  • 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 protests: Congress says PM Modi should apologise to girls who were lathi-charged

    Varanasi: The violent Banaras Hindu University (BHU) protests inside the campus have been criticised by the Congress as they have said that the Prime Minister should apologise to the girls, who were mercilessly lathi-charged by the cops. “The Prime Minister should first apologise to the girls in BHU, because despite being there, he did not care to ask why the girls were protesting,” Congress leader Mohan Prakash told ANI.

  • 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).

  • BHU molestation case: Protests at University looks like ‘naxalite movement’, says Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday termed the protest in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi a “naxalite movement.” “I support the vice chancellor in this matter because it looks like a naxalite movement, which means they wanted to enter the vice chancellor’s office and there they would have conducted violence,” Swamy told ANI.

  • BHU: New flashpoint in Yogistan, students protesting caned

    Varanasi/Lucknow: Things are getting out of hand in Yogistan:  a cell phone video has surfaced that shows two policemen raining blows on a woman student of the Banaras Hindu University. She was among the students who were protesting against the university administration’s alleged inaction and victim shaming after a first-year student said she was molested on the campus on Thursday. A number of other women students, including two journalists, were also injured in the