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18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress demands RBI Governor's resignation, gheraos RBI offices

The Congress on Wednesday held nation-wide protests against "poor implementation" of demonetisation and gheraoed RBI offices in different state capitals demanding restoration of the apex bank's autonomy and resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel.In Mumbai,...

18-Jan-2017 Mumbai/Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Congress protest note ban outside RBI office, demand governor quit

Staging a vociferous countrywide protests against demonetisation on Wednesday, the Congress demanded the resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel even as police baton-charged them in Nagpur.Leading a protest march to the RBI headquarters...

18-Jan-2017 Nagpur

Congressmen protesting against note ban caned

Congress activists protesting against demonetisation outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here on Wednesday were attacked with canes by police.The protesters led by former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and party leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil raised anti-government...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress workers gherao RBI office to protest demonetisation

Hundreds of Congress party protesters gheraoed the RBI office here on Wednesday with slogans denouncing demonetisation and the Centre's role in "destruction of the RBI's autonomy".The agitators vented their anger against the BJP-led government for "expropriation...

18-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Agitator shot dead in Bengal as protest turns violent

A person was shot dead and another received bullet injury in his arm in a violent clash between villagers and the police on Tuesday evening in West Bengal.The clash took place in South 24 Parganas district's Bhangar-II block as an ongoing protest against...

17-Jan-2017 Hyderabad

Protest rocks Hyderabad varsity on Rohith suicide anniversary

Protests rocked the University of Hyderabad on Tuesday as police stopped students and activists from entering the campus on the first anniversary of research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide.Police arrested scores of protestors as they tried to defy the ban orders...

15-Jan-2017 Bhopal

Children hit streets against police officer's transfer

Hundreds of children hit the streets in Katni town in Madhya Pradesh to protest the transfer of a police officer who unearthed a Hawala scam.The protests on Sunday, which continued for the sixth day, were staged to demand Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

70 BJP councillors detained outside Kejriwal residence

Police on Friday detained around 70 BJP councillors from outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence while staging a protest.A BJP leader told IANS earlier that 120 councillors were arrested."We detained the protesters but let them go after half...

09-Jan-2017 Kolkata/New Delhi

Trinamool launches nationwide protest to seek Modi's ouster

Upping the ante against BJP-led central government over demonetisation and "vendetta politics", the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Trinamool staged...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Manoj Tiwari detained for protesting outside Kejriwal's residence

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was detained on Monday for demonstrating outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here, seeking an explanation for alleged charges of nepotism.Tiwari led the demonstration demanding dismissal of Delhi's Home and...

09-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool launches nationwide protest seeking Modi's ouster

Flaying the Centre over demonetisation, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "save the country".Terming as "flop show" Modi's November 8 decision of...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Protesting Trinamool MPs detained in Delhi

The Trinamool Congress MPs were on Thursday detained from near the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) here as they tried to march towards it to protest the arrest of their fellow MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday.No less than 32 Trinamool members of Parliament...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

NSUI protests against JNU students suspension

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday staged a protest outside the Human Resource Development Ministry office here against the suspension of at least eight students by the JNU administration a day earlier.The students wing of Congress...

22-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Don't disrupt democratic decision making : IIT-Kgp

The IIT-Kharagpur on Thursday dubbed as "undemocratic" the agitation by a section of students demanding the rollback of a registration fee hike, but said efforts were on to engage with them in a reasonable manner."The efforts to engage with them in a reasonable...

21-Dec-2016 Kolkata

IIT-Kgp students on indefinite hunger strike against fee hike

A section of IIT-Kharagpur students are on hunger strike since Tuesday afternoon demanding the rollback of a registration fee hike they say is "unjustified".The decision of the hike, if enacted, would be effective from January 2017.They prevented the AIIT-KGP...

18-Dec-2016 Imphal

Protesters torch 22 vehicles in Manipur district, curfew imposed

At least 22 cars, buses and other vehicles were torched in Manipur's Imphal East district on Sunday by residents protesting against the Naga economic blockade and violence spread to more areas, leading to authorities imposing curfew throughout the district...

15-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Congress workers show black flags to RBI Governor

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on Thursday faced a noisy black flag demonstration from Congress workers at the NSCBI Airport here.He was on his way back to Mumbai after the apex bank's board meeting here.At least 20 Congress workers surrounded his...

14-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Trinamool protests in front of Reserve Bank

The Trinamool Congress's members of Parliament on Wednesday organised a sit-in in front of the Reserve Bank of India office in Kolkata to protest the insufficient supply of new currency notes in the state.The sit-in was held on a day when RBI Governor Urjit...

04-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Frustrated Delhiites protest with 'ATM pooja'

Frustrated over "No Cash" messages displayed outside banks and ATMs, residents of an east Delhi locality on Sunday organised a 'pooja' of an ATM, praying that it dispenses some cash.The unique worhip was organised in east Delhi's Jagatpuri area, where over 50 local...

01-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Cash-strapped on pay day, people gherao bank official in Kolkata

Irate customers on Thursday gheraoed a bank manager in southwest Kolkata and a section of government staff protested at the RBI office here as banks and ATMs failed to dispense adequate cash on pay day, leading to chaos at various places.Operations at the...

01-Dec-2016 Kathmandu

Opposition obstructs Nepal Parliament over constitution amendment bill

Nepal's main opposition party Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist on Thursday obstructed and later boycotted the proceedings of the Legislature-Parliament in protest against the introduction of the constitution amendment bill.After a year's hiatus...

28-Nov-2016

Opposition protests at Mahatma statue in Parliament complex

Opposition parties on Monday staged a protest against the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament House complex as both the houses witnessed pandemonium over the issue.Leaders from the Congress, Communist...

28-Nov-2016 Jammu

Congress stages protest on Highway at Ramban

The Congress Party activists today held strong protest demonstration at Ramban and blocked highway,Congress workers protest led by former minister and member legislative assembly Banihal Vikar Rasool Wani accused BJP led NDA government on demonetization...

20-Nov-2016 Chandigarh

Towering protests spell big nuisance for Chandigarh VIP zone

This is one protest that has literally gone sky-high and is forcing authorities to look up to the protesters.In the high-security zone of Chandigarh's upscale Sector 3, which has the bungalows of the Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers, ministers and other...

18-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'ST status to new Assam communities will destroy existing tribes'

The central government's proposal to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six advanced and populous communities in Assam will destroy the existing tribes, the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) said on Friday.Describing the...

18-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala CM, ministers, Yechury protest outside RBI

In a first of its kind in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led a protest outside the RBI office here along with 17 cabinet ministers and party leader Sitaram Yechury.Vijayan and senior leaders from the Left Democratic Front walked from the Martyr's...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

BJP workers protest against Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday staged a protest against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal outside the secretariat for his "support towards the black money holders".The protesting workers were detained by police as they raised slogans...

13-Nov-2016 Vidisha (MP)

Curfew, tension in MP after Bajrang Dal leader killed

Curfew was imposed in Vidisha town of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday as agitated mobs protesting the killing of a Bajrang Dal leader went on the rampage and set several shops on fire, the district police said.Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Choudhary told IANS...

11-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Tempers flare as currency chaos grips India for second day

There was no end to chaos for a second straight day across India on Friday as millions thronged banks and ATMs to deposit the spiked currency and withdraw cash, only to face an unprecedented cash shortage.With tempers flaring at banks and on the streets, two...

09-Nov-2016 Marrakech

Donald Trump is not my president: US students protest at COP22

Students and youths from the United States protested against Donald Trump at the COP22 venue here, urging the world to pressurise the US President-elect to respect the Paris climate agreement and work for climate justice."We are heartbroken from this election...

07-Nov-2016 New Delhi

JNU students protest at Delhi Police headquarters

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students staged another protest on Monday at Delhi Police headquarters here, condemning the manner in which police officers subdued the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's mother and sister.At least 150 students gathered at the...

06-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Missing JNU student's mother, students detained in Delhi

Police dragged away the mother of a JNU student missing for 23 days and around 300 JNU students as they staged noisy protests here on Monday, police said. The mother was later let off.Policewomen physically lifted a weeping Fatima Nafees, who hails from Badaun...

06-Nov-2016 Imphal

Shutdowns, blockades continue to hit life in Manipur

Normal life in Manipur continued to be affected on Sunday in the wake of multiple strikes and blockades since October 30, with essential commodities either in short supply or available at inflated prices.The state government failed to provide foolproof security...

06-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Hundreds protest over poor air quality at Jantar Manatar

Hundreds of people, including children on Sunday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar over the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, demanding the government to take effective initiatives to curb the rising air pollution.The protest, organised by various...

05-Nov-2016 Chandigarh

Chandigarh tower protest youth threaten to end life

Two unemployed men, who have perched themselves on a mobile telecom tower in an upscale, high security area here near Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence, on Saturday threatened to end their lives if they were not given jobs by the state...

31-Oct-2016 New Delhi

JNU protest continues, police still clueless about missing Najeeb

Jawaharlal Nehru University students on Monday continued their protest demanding action into the mysterious disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, a first-year student at the university who has been missing for 17 days.Najeeb Ahmed went missing on the intervening night...

28-Oct-2016 New Delhi

JNU students protest outside police headquarters

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Friday staged a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO against alleged police inaction in the case of disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.The students demanded that the status of the probe by Special...

25-Oct-2016 Bhopal

20,000 Madhya Pradesh nurses on day-long strike

Over 20,000 nurses in government hospitals across Madhya Pradesh are observing a day-long 'symbolic' strike on Tuesday over their seven-point demands, affecting health facilities in the state.However, the nurses are providing essential health care services.The...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

JNU students lift VC office siege; SIT to locate missing student

Protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Thursday let Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar leave his office after keeping him confined to it for almost 20 hours as thed Delhi Police formed an SIT to located a missing varsity student.The Special Investigation...

17-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Rebel JD-U leaders protest against Nitish Kumar at Jantar Mantar

A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar formally took over as President of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), a section of party leaders staged a protest here, demanding that the Election Commission declare the organisational election of the party as...

09-Oct-2016 New Delhi

AAP holds protest outside Jung's residence on circle rates

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party supporters protested outside Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's official residence here on Sunday to oppose his decision to cancel the Delhi government's order increasing circle rates of agricultural land.The protestors, owing allegiance to...

05-Oct-2016 Pathankot

BJP activists burn Kejriwal’s effigies

Punjab BJP activists today burnt effigies of AAP chief and Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal in Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Batala, Tarn Taran, Hoshiyarpur, Kapurthala, Faridkot, Mansa, Muktsar, Malot, Mukerian, Patiala, Sangrur, Lehraghaga and various other parts...

28-Sep-2016 Ranchi

Jharkhand doctors on three days strike

Jharkhand government doctors began a three-days strike on Wednesday pressing for various demands, including implementation of the Medical Protection Act.The strike was called by the Jharkhand Health Services Association (JHASA), which is supported by the Indian...

27-Sep-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Police break up Youth Congress protest

Police on Tuesday fired tear gas at Youth Congress workers denouncing alleged collusion between the government and private colleges over the fee structure in professional colleges.The Youth Congress workers alleged that when the Congress was in power, the fee...

26-Sep-2016 Washington

Curfew lifted in US city despite continued protests

A curfew imposed in the violence-hit US city of Charlotte was lifted by authorities though protests continued for the sixth day against the fatal police shooting of an African-American man.In a tweet on Sunday evening, Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Chairman...

25-Sep-2016 Chandigarh

Congress women workers show black flags to Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab

Women activists of the Congress party on Sunday greeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with black flags when he reached the Sikh holy city of Amritsar and Jalandhar to campaign for his Aam aadmi Party and asked him to go back.The activists were protesting...

22-Sep-2016 United Nations

Balochis, Indians protest outside UN against Pakistan

Balochis and Indians held protests against Pakistan on Wednesday across the street from the UN office in New York city.Anti-Pakistan NGO, American Friends of Balochistan protested over the repression in the Pakistani province and pleaded for UN intervention to...

21-Sep-2016 Washington

Protest against police in US after killing of black man

Several officers were wounded in the US while trying to disperse a crowd protesting against the police in North Carolina after it fatally shot a black man, authorities said.A large crowd of protesters gathered on Tuesday evening in the city of Charlotte, North...

19-Sep-2016 Kinshasa

17 killed in Congo protests

At least 17 persons, including three policemen, were killed in heavy clashes between the protesters and police in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, the country's Interior Minister has said.Several banks have been burned, said Evariste Boshab, the Interior...

17-Sep-2016 Berlin (Germany)

Protests in Germany over free trade pacts between EU, US and Canada

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Berlin and six other cities in Germany on Saturday to protest the two planned free trade agreements between the European Union, the US and Canada.Marches started at noon in Berlin's downtown Alexanderplatz and...

16-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Delhi lawyers' strike paralyses court work

A strike by lawyers protesting against the shifting of Patiala House Courts to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg paralysed the judicial work at all district courts in Delhi on Friday.Due to non-appearance of lawyers, court hearings of hundreds of cases were adjourned."We...

16-Sep-2016 Chennai

Tamil Nadu observes shutdown in a peaceful manner

The dawn-to-dusk shut down strike called in Tamil Nadu by various organisations representing farmers, traders, transporters and others evoked a good response and ended peacefully on Friday.Meanwhile, a man who had set himself on fire on Tursday to protest...

16-Sep-2016 Patna

NDA protests in Siwan against Shahabuddin's release

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday held protest demonstrations in Siwan, the home district and stronghold of Mohammad Shahabuddin, against the release of the former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Bhagalpur jail last week after spending...

16-Sep-2016 Chennai

Shut down: Across Tamil Nadu majority of shops remained closed

Majority of the shops, private schools, transport services like auto-rickshaws, private buses, fuel outlets did not function on Friday owing to the shutdown strike called by various organisations representing farmers, traders, transporters and others.The general...

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