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JNU students oppose invitation to Baba Ramdev


New Delhi: Students groups in Jawaharlal Nehru University have opposed the varsity’s move to allow yoga guru Baba Ramdev to address the 22nd edition of the International Congress of Vedanta organized by the university.

Students called it ‘a silent Right-Wing onslaught’, and warned that if the invitation is not withdrawn, university authorities will face protests.

The special center for Sanskrit studies is organizing the convention in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced sciences Dartmouth, United States, and the Centre for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Baba Ramdev has been invited to address on the last day of the convention which ends on 30th December.

JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora said that Ramdev represent an ideology and it is not right to invite a person with the questionable background to talk in an institution.

Last month Jamia Millia Islamia University also opposed the move to invite PM Narendra Modi.

JNU, a premier university in India is known for strong student politics.

The institute is facing a lot of flak in recent times for the number of sexual harassment cases within the campus.

Students also said that Ramdev is neither a Professor nor an academician so he is not the right person to be invited for the convention.

The University, however, did not take back their invitation, setting the tone for a confrontation.


  1. Constitutionally Vice President(Rashid from AISA) does not have right to spean on the behalf of JNUSU without any formal decision by JNUSU to oppose the invitation. The all org meeting is still to happen at 6 PM today (28 Dec 2015)… This is character of AISA. They think that JNU is equal to AISA… Being a left inclined activist i condemned this act of Vice President and AISA


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Baba Ramdev: Babri Case is not a matter of Land but Conscience

"This is not a matter of land or Ramjanmabhoomi and Masjid. This is a matter of conscience."

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Baba Ramdev said to the audience, "This is not a matter of land or Ramjanmabhoomi and Masjid. Wikimedia
  • Baba Ramdev recently spoke at World Peace and Harmony Conclave
  • The Patanjali founder called the Babri Case a matter of Conscience and not land 
  • Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq also spoke at the event

August 14, 2017: Yoga guru and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev spoke at the World Peace and Harmony Conclave on Sunday.

On the topic of the Babri dispute, Baba Ramdev sided with Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, a Shia cleric, that peace is the only way the matter needs to be resolved. The Shia cleric also spoke at the event.

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Baba Ramdev said to the audience, “This is not a matter of land or Ramjanmabhoomi and Masjid. This is a matter of conscience.” Maulana Kalbe Sadiq also promoted peace as a solution to the Babri dispute. He further said that if the Supreme court verdict is in favor of the temple, then Muslims should give up their claim on the disputed land, mentioned PTI report.


Further, the cleric expressed full faith in the proceedings of the Supreme Court. ANI reports that the Maulana also said, “If Babri Masjid verdict is not in favor of Muslims, then they should peacefully accept it.”

He also said that giving away one thing that is close sends thousands in return, a remark which has received a lot of criticism.

On Friday, the Supreme Court began the cross-hearing in the Babri case. Maulana’s comments imply that Shia Waqf Board accepts having a mosque built at a distance from the disputed land.

– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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Indian Companies Patanjali, Reliance Jio Among The Top 10 Influential Brands in India

Patanjali bagged the fourth position while and Mukesh Ambani’s controlled Reliance Jio has bagged the ninth position

Bhai Sunder Panchal with Baba Ramde. Wikimedia

July 15, 2017: According to a study by the global research firm Ipsos, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev promoted Patanjali Ayurveda was featured among the top 10 most influential brand in India coupled with Samsung and new player Reliance Jio. Google tops the list followed by Microsoft and Facebook, ranked at number two and three respectively.

Patanjali bagged the fourth position while Mukesh Ambani’s controlled Reliance Jio has bagged the ninth position, as mentioned in the reports of the most influential brands by Ipsos. The entry of both the Indian firms is certainly grand as they did not appear in the previous editions of the study.

The Ipsos study evaluates over 100 brands across 21 countries and covered more than 1,000 Indians online to assess over 100 brands. The study also included 36,600 interviews.

The study included the biggest, most popular and highest spending brands.

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 Ipsos Public Affairs and Loyalty Executive Director Parijat Chakraborty said, “The Most Influential Brands are larger than life. They enhance our lives, make it better. We connect with them emotionally and cannot imagine our lives without them — they are influential.”

State Bank of India (SBI) being the only financial institution that made the list, scaled up four ranks to take the fifth position.

E-commerce player Flipkart fell three steps below to take the tenth place whereas Amazon climbed several steps higher to take the sixth place, the study stated. Apart from that, Samsung was ranked 7th while Airtel took the 8th position in the list.

Interestingly, all brands that have featured in the list are those that consumer engages with on a daily basis, the study said as reported by PTI.

Brands like Snapdeal, Apple, Dettol, Cadbury, SONY, HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Good day and Amul bagged the place in the list from 11 to 20.

The brands were rated by the consumers on quality, experience and value. Other noteworthy factors include big marketing spend and consciously work towards increasing their brand equity.

-Prepared by Staff Writer at Newsgram.

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65-episode scripted Biopic series on Baba Ramdev to be aired on Discovery’s Hindi channel

Baba Ramdev and PM Narendra Modi. Wikimedia

Mumbai, May 9, 2017: A 65-episode scripted biopic series on Baba Ramdev will be aired on Discovery’s upcoming Hindi general entertainment channel in India.

Discovery Communications on Tuesday announced its plan to roll out Discovery JEET, a new entertainment channel across India, starting at the end of 2017.

The new channel will be the flagship for the network’s ambitious investment into original local productions in India, superserving superfans and nurturing communities around a range of programme genres including true crime investigations, small-town heroes and gritty survival.

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The programming line-up will include “Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story”, a scripted biopic series tracing Baba Ramdev’s inspirational journey from a life of anonymity to national icon, international cult figure and now a business mogul.

“We are excited to launch Discovery JEET, which will bring a new style of entertainment, in a truly local, bespoke, ground-up offering. It borrows the best of Discovery’s ethos, seeded in fact and purpose-driven content, and leveraging global resources to mount it at a scale that delivers larger-than-life stories,” Karan Bajaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, said in a statement.

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Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, further elaborated on the importance of this step.

“The expansion into general entertainment with JEET redefines how Discovery will connect and interact with new young audiences across the heartlands of India. JEET is fun, relatable, and exciting and brings to life the captivating, real stories of India’s own in a manner never seen before.”

“Saragarhi – India’s Bravest Day”, “Gabru: The Birth of Hip Hop” and “Gangs of Mumbai” are some of the other shows that will be aired on the channel. (IANS)