#NewsInTweets: Hyderabad Uni VC Goes On Indefinite Leave; 3 Students In TN Commit Suicide

Posted on January 25, 2016 in News

By YKA Staff

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. Hyderabad University VC goes on ‘indefinite leave’. The interim VC is the same man who was also the chairman of the committee that suspended Rohith Vemula and 4 other Dalit students. Protesting students also claimed that he had earlier faced allegations of having harassed a Dalit student from Salem, Senthil Kumar, a research scholar at the physics department who committed suicide in 2008.

2. Three JNU students begin an indefinite hunger strike to demand justice for Rohith Vemula and support the 7 students at Hyderabad University who are doing the same.

3. Three girls from a medical college in Tamil Nadu commit suicide, accusing the administration of charging excess fees and “torture”, and blaming college chairman Vasuki Subramanian for their death.

4. Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav admits he “felt sad” for ordering firing on ‘karsewaks’ in Ayodhya in 1990, adding that it was necessary to save the religious place.

5. Former ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ had contemplated suicide 4 years ago, even before joining ISIS, to escape his own “personal persecution at the hands of the secret service”. He was eventually killed in a drone strike last year.

6. India clinches the T20 Asia Cup for blind cricket.

7. Indo-German team finds dinosaur fossils in Kutch, Gujarat.