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25-May-2017 Kolkata

BJP workers, police clash in Kolkata, 71 injured, 141 arrested

BJP activists on Thursday clashed with security personnel here during a protest march that turned parts of the city hub into war zones, and left over 50 BJP workers and 21 police personnel injured. One police vehicle was torched, and a number of government...

25-May-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Eight more patients die as Bihar doctors continue strike

Eight more patients have died duing the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) since Wednesday night, taking the total deaths to 15, official sources said on Thursday.The strike has left hundreds of other patients,...

22-May-2017 Kolkata

Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers

A number of police personnel and Left party workers were injured, when security forces lobbed tear gas shells and carried out baton charges as thousands of belligerent activists fought pitched battles with them and broke barricades here and neighbouring...

21-May-2017 Agra

Agra residents protest lack of safe drinking water

The city of the Taj continues to face a severe drinking water crisis, 24 years after a grim water tragedy claimed 21 lives and sent over 250 persons to hospital. Activists say the Yamuna now has been reduced to a sewage canal.As several voluntary groups...

19-May-2017 Bengaluru

76 industries shut for polluting Bengaluru lake

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Friday shut down 76 industries for polluting the Bellandur lake here.This followed an order from the National Green Tribunal on Thursday."We have ordered 76 industries around the lake to shut down and...

19-May-2017 New Delhi

Old Delhi traders protest Rent Control Act fearing eviction

Scores of traders in Delhi's bustling Chandni Chowk area took out a march on Friday opposing the Delhi Rent Control Act, fearing eviction of "more than 10,000 shops".During their 'Aakrosh Rally', the traders alleged that 70 years of their businesses were negated...

19-May-2017 Imphal

Strike paralyses border trade, affects normal life in Manipur

A 24-hour general strike called by groups belonging to the Kuki hill tribe paralysed the legal border trade and normal life at Manipur's border town of Moreh on Friday.Police told IANS that there was no report of any untoward incident during the "total...

18-May-2017 Agartala

Congress-sponsored shutdown disrupts life in Tripura

Normal life was severely affected in Left-ruled Tripura on Thursday due to a 24-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress in support of its 12-point charter of demands, including CBI probe in chit fund activities."Most shops and markets were closed and...

18-May-2017 Patna (Bihar)

BJP workers burn effigies of Lalu, Nitish in Bihar

Opposition BJP workers on Thursday burnt the effigies of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the Bihar capital and other places in the state to protest an alleged attack on the BJP office and its workers.Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar...

17-May-2017 Patna

RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna, several injured

At least half a dozen persons were injured in a violent clash between RJD and BJP workers in the Bihar capital on Wednesday, a day after IT raids in connection with alleged "benami" property deals involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family."RJD and...

15-May-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu grinds to halt as state buses go on strike

Thousands of commuters in Tamil Nadu were stranded on Monday as transport workers unions began an indefinite strike pressing for higher wages.The transport corporation workers unions began their indefinite strike from Sunday midnight to press for higher wages...

11-May-2017 New Delhi

AAP protests outside EC over 'EVM tampering'

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists on Thursday protested outside the Election Commission headquarters here against alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) during recent state polls.The demonstrators, who included several AAP legislators,...

02-May-2017 Chandigarh

Pakistan should be dealt with iron hands – BJYM

Enraged over mutilation of the bodies of two BSF jawans in Kashmir by Pakistan army, the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha along with the local residents of the city staged a protest. The protest was held at Madhya Marg, at the roundabout of sector 7,8,19,18, Madhya...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TN CM K. Palaniswami meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery...

22-Apr-2017 Agra

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.Officials...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine

Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands.On Friday, they had collected their urine in plastic bottles and threatened...

21-Apr-2017 Doda

Road accident claims four human lives in Doda

In a deadly road accident, at least four persons were killed while five others were critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell downhill near Khelleni in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Friday morning. One...

17-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

BJP protests against hike in Muslim quota

A day after the Telangana legislature passed a bill increasing the quota for backward Muslims, the BJP launched protests by laying siege to offices of district collectors across the state.Terming the "religion-based" reservation as "unconstitutional",...

13-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Protestors disrupt train movement in Bengal

Rail traffic was disrupted in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Thursday as hundreds of commuters blocked railway tracks on the Sealdah-Budge Budge section to protest delay in train arrivals."Train services in Sealdah (South) - Budge Budge section...

11-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Panjab University students oppose fee hike, clash with police

Tension prevailed on the Panjab University campus on Tuesday as students, protesting the fee hike for various courses, clashed with the police.Police sources said that a few students were injured after a baton charge and use of water cannons and tear-gas to...

10-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

Curfew relaxed in violence-hit Bhadrak town in Odisha

With a gradual improvement in the situation in trouble-torn Bhadrak town in Odisha, the administration on Monday relaxed curfew for six hours even as social media platforms remained blocked.The curfew was relaxed initially from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and later...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PMO in protest

Some Tamil Nadu farmers, protesting at Jantar Mantar here for over three weeks demanding waiver of their loans, on Monday stripped outside the Prime Minister's Office after they were not allowed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Some of them rolled on...

09-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

Probe begins into communal violence in Odisha town, curfew reimposed

The Crime Branch of the Odisha Police has begun an investigation into an incidence of communal violence last week in Bhadrak town where the curfew was reimposed till Monday morning.The prohibitory orders in the town were initially relaxed from 8 to 11 a.m....

05-Apr-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Over 45,000 held for violating Bihar liquor ban

Over 45,000 people have been arrested in a year in Bihar for violating the liquor prohibition law imposed by the Janata Dal-United government.Bihar has acted tough against those violating the law on total ban on liquor in the state, Excise and Prohibition...

01-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool protests Centre's 'intimidation' tactics

Protesting the central government's "scare tactics and intimidation" of the Trinamool Congress leaders, the district committee of the ruling party took out a rally here on Friday.The rally, led by several party leaders like Subrata Bakshi, state Power Minister...

01-Apr-2017 Kolkata/Chennai/Mumbai/Bengaluru

Truckers begin indefinite strike to protest premium hike

Truck owners began an indefinite strike from Saturday to protest mainly against the proposed 50 per cent hike in the third party insurance premium, amid apprehensions that the protest could lead to supply disruption and raise commodity prices in the coming...

31-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nationwide advocates stir cripples judicial work

Judicial work across the country was crippled on Friday following a nationwide strike by advocates in protest against a proposed bill that prohibits them from holding agitations and makes them liable to pay monetary compensation if they go on strike.The strike...

31-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Public transport, trucks off the road in Kerala

The movement of commuters and goods in Kerala was hit on Friday as a 24-hour strike called on by the Coordination Committee of Motor Transport Vehicles' Organisation began at midnight.The strike has been called to protest against what is termed the indiscriminate...

29-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Left Front rally in Kolkata on Narada, Saradha issues

Demanding arrest of ministers, elected representatives and leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress seen accepting money in the Narada sting footage, opposition Left Front on Wednesday brought out a huge rally in the heart of Kolkata and announced their...

26-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad police foil protest over 'dharna chowk'

Leaders and activists of the Left parties, the Telangana Joint Action Committee and other people's organisations were arrested here Sunday during a protest against shifting of 'dharna chowk', a long-time popular spot for staging protests.TJAC chairman M. Kodandaram,...

25-Mar-2017 Ahmedabad

Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat

Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said.Patan...

24-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP march to Telangana assembly against Muslim quota foiled

Police arrested BJP leaders to foil their march to Telangana assembly on Friday to protest the state government's move for hiking the quota for Muslims in jobs and education.Tension prevailed near the assembly as police stopped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

22-Mar-2017 Kolkata

BJP hits street demanding arrest of Narada-tainted TMC leaders

The West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday organised a massive rally here demanding arrest of the Trinamool Congress leaders purportedly seen taking money in the Narada sting operation footage.The rally, led by state BJP President...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

4,000 Maharashtra resident doctors go on mass leave

Medical services in 17 government hospitals were disrupted on Monday when over 4,000 resident doctors went on a mass Casual Leave to protest growing incidents of attacks by patients' relatives.There have been at least five attacks on resident doctors in one...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Jat agitation put on hold, Delhi still on alert

The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple normal life in Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced here on Sunday.The decision followed several rounds of parleys in Delhi between...

19-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

ABVP protests against Kerala CM's visit to Hyderabad

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) workers staged a protest against visiting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Sunday, blaming him for the killing of RSS workers in Kerala.Raising slogans of "Vijayan go back" they tried to disrupt...

19-Mar-2017

Four Haryana cops injured in clash with Jats

Four police officials, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were injured on Sunday in Fatehabad district in Haryana when Delhi-bound Jat community protesters clashed with them.The police force was trying to stop them from moving towards Delhi. The...

18-Mar-2017 Agartala

Partial shutdown in Tripura to protest against killing of 3 tribals

Tripura's ruling CPI-M has called a 12-hour shut-down in Sabroom sub-division on Saturday and held demonstrations across the state to protest the killing of three tribals in BSF firing on Friday.An official statement of the Border Security Force (BSF) said its...

15-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Protesters try to break through Parliament Annexe gate, lathicharged

An unannounced protest rally by a few hundred persons from Haryana made Delhi Police to put up barricades and resort to lathicharge to disperse them outside Parliament House complex on Wednesday.The demands of the protesters, who included women, were not...

14-Mar-2017 Ghaziabad

Protest in Ghaziabad over alleged tampering with EVMs

A group of about a hundred people on Tuesday protested outside District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani's office here, demanding that President Pranab Mukherjee order a probe into the functioning of EVMs and the results of the just-conducted assembly elections...

14-Mar-2017 Kokrajhar (Assam)

'Will destabilise entire Northeast if Bodo issue ignored'

Bodo leaders on Tuesday threatened to destabilise the entire northeastern region of the country if the government continued to ignore their demand for a separate state.They said that both the state government and the Centre should be prepared to face law...

13-Mar-2017 Agartala

Tripura BJP-TMC clash : Policemen, politicians, journalists injured

At least 11 policemen, one leader each from the BJP and the TMC, apart from three other political workers and four journalists, were injured when Trinamool Congress and BJP workers clashed here on Monday night, police said."Around 11 police personnel, including...

13-Mar-2017 Kokrajhar (Assam)

Ignoring Bodos' issue a blunder, say community leaders

As the indefinite hunger strike by Assam's Bodo community entered its fourth day demanding a new state, the leaders on Monday said that the government is committing a blunder by ignoring the Bodo political issue and will be responsible if the agitation...

12-Mar-2017 Kokrajhar (Assam)

Bodos on hunger-strike decline medical help

On the third day of their hunger strike to press for a separate state for the community, the Bodos on Sunday said they would not accept any medical aid until the government accepts their long-pending demands."It has been decided that despite deteriorating...

09-Mar-2017 Kolkata

40 injured in Kolkata clash of Left activists, police

Around 40 people, including eight security personnel and 31 protestors, were injured as CPI-M-affiliated youth and student activists, who blocked a crucial intersection in central Kolkata, clashed with the police on Thursday. Nearly 100 protesters have been...

07-Mar-2017 Guwahati

Tension in Assam town following clash, vandalism

Tension prevailed in Silapathar town in Assam on Tuesday after members of a linguistic minority organisation attacked and vandalised the office of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) on Monday.Dhemaji district administration on Monday imposed night curfew and...

07-Mar-2017 Shillong

Mob burns down police station in Meghalaya

An irate mob attacked and burnt down a police station in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills district after three persons were injured in a police firing, an official said on Tuesday.The police official said violence erupted on Monday night after a police team...

06-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Lucknow jewellers down shutters after 'biggest' heist

Angered by a multi-crore heist in the Uttar Pradesh capital, the bullion market and all jewellery shops here have decided to shut down on Monday, an official of the jewellers' association said."The decision has been taken in view of the continued crimes against...

06-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool protests against linking midday meals to Aadhaar

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday hit the streets protesting against the central government's decision to link Aadhaar card with the midday meals programme in schools.Trinamool's women activists led by former minister Chandrima Bhattacharya...

05-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Agitation, roadblocks at West Bengal's Bhangar yet again

Nearly three months after the violent clash between the villagers and state police that left two people dead, residents of West Bengal's Bhangar once again began an agitation against 'police atrocities' on Sunday afternoon by putting up road blockades at various...

03-Mar-2017 New Delhi

ABVP to approach police against 'anti-national' posters

The ABVP on Friday said it will soon file a police complaint against the appearance of "anti-national" posters in the JNU campus."These posters were allegedly pasted inside the campus by Democratic Students Union (DSU) and our delegation complained to the...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Jats rally at Jantar Mantar, warn of Parliament siege

Several thousand Jats from various states held a rally at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday to press their demands, and announced they would intensify their stir in Delhi, even laying siege to Parliament on March 20.Several demonstrators were detained after they...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

ABVP holds protest march in DU

Under fire from various quarters after the February 22 Ramjas College violence, the ABVP on Thursday held a protest march in Delhi University here against what it dubbed "anti-national activities".The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students...

01-Mar-2017 New Delhi

ABVP protests outside Delhi Police headquarters

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on Wednesday protested outside the Delhi Police headquarters here at alleged police inaction against those who raised anti-India slogans at the JNU last year.The protesters demanded action against the culprits."It...

28-Feb-2017 New Delhi/Chennai/Kolkata

Banking operations affected pan-India due to strike

In the first major organised protest against the government's "anti-people banking reforms", 10 lakh bank employees and officials staged a strike on Tuesday, bringing banking operations across the country to a halt.The strike was called by the United Forum...

28-Feb-2017 New Delhi

After Gurmehar, DU students take on ABVP

Shouting "ABVP Go Back", thousands of students marched through Delhi University on Tuesday to denounce the RSS-affiliated body for attacking students, teachers and journalists in the campus.Some 4-5,000 students, mostly girls, walked from Khalsa College at the...

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