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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...

28-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Gurmehar steps back after threats, students denounce ABVP

Hundreds of students on Tuesday protested in Delhi University against the ABVP even as a female student who took on the RSS-affiliated body pulled back after getting death and rape threats.Lt Governor Anil Baijal promised "strict action" against those who attacked...

28-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Students protest against ABVP in Delhi University

Shouting "ABVP Go Back", hundreds of students marched through Delhi University on Tuesday to denounce the RSS-affiliated body for attacking students, teachers and journalists in the campus.Some 2,000 students, both boys and girls, walked from Khalsa College at...

27-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Eight students held in Chandigarh after clash

Eight students were detained by the Chandigarh Police on Monday after a clash between members of two student organisations here.The clash took place between members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Students for Free Society (SFS) at the...

27-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Ramjas clash re-ignites intolerance debate, Kaur is defiant

Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, whose campaign against the ABVP has gone viral, found herself at the centre of a major row on Monday as the ruling BJP and the opposition traded charges over the Ramjas College clashes, re-igniting the intolerance debate.Facing...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

NSUI seeks President's intervention in JNU admission issue

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene on the issue of the JNU Vice-Chancellor's "arbitrary" move to slash admission seats."The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor (VC) is shockingly...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

ABVP endorses nationalism, NSUI demands peace in DU

A day after fierce clashes broke out between two student groups in Delhi University, on Thursday the ABVP raised nationalism slogans and vowed that it would not allow "anti-nationals" into the varsity, while the NSUI held a peace march and condemned the...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Clashes at Ramjas College after ABVP ruckus

Clashes erupted between two student groups outside Ramjas College here on Wednesday, a day after the ABVP forced the suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid, jailed last year for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans.Ramjas students...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

JNU redux at DU: Violent clashes over Umar Khalid invite

Violent clashes broke out between two student groups outside Ramjas College here on Wednesday, leaving many injured as police rounded up dozens of protesters, a day after the ABVP forced the suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid,...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi/Kohima

Dead rat in midday meal not one-off incident in Delhi: BJP

The BJP on Friday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the aftermath of nine students of a government school being taken ill after a dead rat was found in their midday meal.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the case...

18-Feb-2017 Kolkata

17 political parties take out rally in Kolkata

Seventeen political parties, including the Left Front partners, on Saturday brought out a rally in south Kolkata demanding Mamata Banerjee government withdraw a law that seeks to penalise persons and groups for damaging public property.The rally, led by Left Front...

18-Feb-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress protest agaist Kutch 'sex racket' faces resistance

A three-day "Beti Bachao Yatra" by the Congress party in Gujarat to highlight the "gang-rape" in Kutch involving four local BJP leaders met with resistance on Saturday, when members of a new outfit "Kutch Asmita Manch" clashed.The opposition party launched...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Stalin sits in protest in Marina under Gandhi statue

DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Saturday sat in protest near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Marina beach against the manner in which he and his party legislators were evicted from the state assembly.Earlier, he met Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Pandemonium in Tamil Nadu assembly as CM seeks confidence vote

Pandemonium reigned in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday with opposition parties demanding secret ballot to decide the fate of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami who proposed a confidence motion.Soon after the assembly began, Palaniswami moved the motion,...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party holds statewide demonstrations against Demonetization

Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday held demonstrations at the various places in Punjab against Modi government's decision of demonetization. AAP asked centre government to show the complete data of black money received by government after the implementation of...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Protesting DMK MLAs taken into custody

Police on Saturday took into custody DMK MLAs as they sat on protest, led by party chief M.K. Stalin, on Marina beach here against the manner in which the party legislators were evicted from the state assembly.DMK's Working President Stalin, along with party...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Dead rat in midday meal not one-off incident in Delhi : BJP

The BJP on Friday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the aftermath of nine students of a government school being taken ill after a dead rat was found in their midday meal.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the case...

16-Feb-2017 Agartala

48-hour shut-down cripples life in Tripura, tension runs high

Normal life was severely affected in the tension-ridden Gandacherra sub-division in Tripura on Thursday, as a local tribal party called for a48-hour shut-down to protest "police high-handedness".The state police said that the government, semi-government as...

14-Feb-2017 Ahmedabad

Farmers clash with cops over water to Nano, auto plants in Gujarat

The industrial cluster around Tata Motors' Nano plant witnessed a major clash on Tuesday when a rally of farmers protesting against allocation of water to industries from a Narmada dam canal was dispersed by police using force.Police cane-charged the farmers...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Congress walks out of Lok Sabha over Modi remark

The Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "raincoat" jibe against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, demanding an apology for it.Raising ths issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said Modi's...

05-Feb-2017 New Delhi

500 AIIMS nurses in Delhi on strike

Over 500 nurses of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here went on strike on Sunday over the death of a nurse during treatment at the hospital, officials said.According to a senior official, a nurse named Rajveer Kaur, who was being treated...

01-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Protesters demand Hafiz Saeed's release, set Trump, Modi effigy on fire

Protests in Pakistan demanding the release of India-wanted militant leader Hafiz Saeed escalated on Wednesday as Syed Salahuddin, Hizb-ul Mujhadeen chief, called upon Islamabad to reverse its detention order, which it termed "painful and cowardly".Saeed was detained...

01-Feb-2017 Kohima

Two killed in clashes between Nagaland Police, public

Two persons were killed and nearly a dozen injured in Nagaland late on Tuesday night following clashes between the police and public in the wake of the state government's decision to hold the urban local body elections.The local elections in 12 towns across...

31-Jan-2017 Lahore

Massive JuD protests in Pakistan over Hafiz Saeed's arrest

Hundreds of supporters of arrested Jamat-ud-Dawah founder Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday staged protests across major cities of Pakistan, including Lahore and Islamabad, against the government's decision to place the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks alleged mastermind under...

23-Jan-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu legalizes Jallikattu, police action sparks violence

Tamil Nadu on Monday passed a law legalizing Jallikattu, the bull taming sport, hours after a police crackdown on young protesters at the Marina beach here triggered widespread violence.The law replaces the Prevention of cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment)...

23-Jan-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu legalizes Jallikattu, police action sparks violence

Tamil Nadu on Monday passed a law legalizing Jallikattu, the bull taming sport, hours after a police crackdown on young protesters at the Marina beach here triggered widespread violence.The law replaces the Prevention of cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment)...

23-Jan-2017 Chennai

Police evict Jallikattu protesters in Tamil Nadu

Nearly a week after watching on the sidelines the Jallikattu protest on the Marina Beach and in other places in the state, the Tamil Nadu Police on Monday morning started evicting the protesters.Jallikattu is a popular bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu.The police...

21-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu protest is for change : Ramadoss

Call it by whatever name, the protest by the Tamil Nadu youth -- students and working professionals -- against the ban on for Jallikattu has no parallel in the recent times and is welcome, former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss.The youth in...

21-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu : Protestors mood is still combative

The mood of the youth gathered in large numbers at the Marina beach here is still combative demanding the holding of Jallikattu and banning the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)."The state and central government's decision to bring out an...

20-Jan-2017

Making a case for Jallikattu

The tradition of Jallikattu is many thousands of years old in Tamil Nadu. The recent ban on this festive event has the entire state up in arms.What typically happens during Jallikattu is that a bull which has been caged in for a while is suddenly released...

20-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu protests continue in Tamil Nadu

Massive protests across Tamil Nadu in support of Jallikattu, the bull taming sport, intensified on Friday with traders downing their shutters, taxi, auto-rickshaw and truck operators staying off the roads.The DMK party has announced to hold protests on rail...

19-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu supporters resent import of jersey cows

At a time when Tamil Nadu youth are protesting in support of Jallikattu -- the bull taming sport -- for preservation of the native bull breed, a consignment of 60 imported jersey cows have arrived in the city, said native cattle breeders."What is the need...

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