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15-Jan-2018 Gandhinagar

VHP protests against Togadia's 'arrest' in Ahmedabad

A group of around 50 VHP workers on Monday created a ruckus at a police station in Ahmedabad, alleging that the police, in connivance with their Rajasthan counterparts, have arrested their President Pravin Togadia in connection with a 10-year-old murder...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

'Padmaavat' makers state disclaimers loud and clear via ad

The makers of "Padmaaavat", through front page advertisements in newspapers on Monday, listed disclaimers clarifying that it never had dream sequence featuring Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati, and that it is a movie every Indian will be proud of.The ad...

14-Jan-2018 Mumbai

'Padmaavat' to release worldwide on January 25, makers confirm

After months of facing resistance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" -- earlier titled "Padmavati" -- will hit the screens worldwide on January 25, the makers formally announced on Sunday.The filmmaker hopes the audience likes the movie, which he says is...

13-Jan-2018 Jaipur/Chittorgarh

Kshatriya women threaten 'jauhar' if 'Padmaavat' release not stopped

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmaavat", female members of Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh on Saturday threatened to perform "jauhar" (self-immolation) if the screening of the film is not stopped...

12-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai

Activists of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Friday gathered outside the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office here on Friday to protest against the coming release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat".Security was beefed up outside the CBFC office....

12-Jan-2018 Jaipur

Normal life affected by shutdown in Rajasthan towns

Normal life was affected on Friday in Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar and Itawa in Rajasthan due to a shutdown called by right-wing bodies, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, to protest against police lathi charge in Bundi last week.Schools, colleges,...

12-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai

Activists of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Friday gathered outside the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office here on Friday to protest against the coming release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat".A few were taken away by the police.Members of...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Expect no compromise: Karni Sena on 'Padmavat'

The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday asserted that it will not reach a compromise with the makers of "Padmavat", and called for a "janata curfew" whenever the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is released.Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi, who is...

09-Jan-2018 Chennai

TN bus strike continues, strikers' families protest

Family members of striking employees of state-run buses in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday staged demonstrations across the state as the crippling work stoppage entered the sixth day.The authorities refused to accept the demands of the striking employees, who are seeking...

08-Jan-2018 Chennai

TN bus strike continues, court against sacking of strikers

As a strike that has virtually crippled Tamil Nadu's state-run bus service continued for the fifth day, the Madras High Court on Monday again asked the employees to resume work and told the government not to sack any striker.Tens of thousands of commuters...

08-Jan-2018 Shimla

Journalists in Shimla protest FIR against Tribune reporter

Journalists here staged a demonstration on Monday to protest against the UIDAI's decision to register a case against The Tribune newspaper and one of its reporters for exposing illegal data leak of Aadhaar details.The protest was organised on behalf of the Press...

08-Jan-2018 Chandigarh

Media protests against UIDAI FIR against Tribune reporter

Scores of journalists held demonstrations in Punjab and Chandigarh on Monday to protest against the UIDAI's move to register a case against The Tribune newspaper and one of its reporters for exposing illegal data leak of Aadhaar details.The protests were organised...

06-Jan-2018 Patna

Protest march in Patna against attack on Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon

Hundreds of people on Saturday staged protest in Bihar capital Patna against the attack on Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon in Maharashtra.The protestors alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government and the central government have been trying...

06-Jan-2018 Chennai

TN transport strike enters second day, thousands hit

Thousands of people were affected across Tamil Nadu as most buses remained off the road on the second day of the transport workers strike on Saturday while talks between the government and the protesters failed to break the deadlock.Over 40 trade unions affiliated...

06-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Farmers protest in UP, throw potatoes outside CM's residence

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh faced an embarrassing situation on Saturday as quintals of potatoes were thrown by the farmers in front of the Vidhan Sabha building and outside Chief Minister's residence.The VIP and high-security zone in...

05-Jan-2018 Jaipur

Want complete ban on 'Padmavat': Karni Sena

Despite a series of modifications being made in the controversial film "Padmavati" including its renaming as "Padmavat", the Karni Sena on Friday again raised a demand for a complete ban on film.Speaking to media here, Karni Sena observer Lokendra singh Kalvi...

05-Jan-2018 Chennai

Bus strike hits TN, court asks employees to resume work

The Madras High Court on Friday directed striking workers to resume work immediately or face disciplinary action after a flash strike by thousands of employees crippled state-run bus services across the state.But defiant striking unions refused to end the...

05-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Karni Sena wants 'Padmavati' banned

The Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena on Friday demanded a ban on "Padmavati" after slamming Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for allowing its release with a U/A certificate."I want to ask the central...

05-Jan-2018 Chennai

Transport strike hits life in Tamil Nadu

Thousands of people were left stranded across Tamil Nadu as government buses went off the roads on Friday morning following an indefinite strike called by more than 40 trade unions, officials said.The strike was called after the unions and Transport Minister M.R....

04-Jan-2018 Bhopal

Dalits in MP protest Pune violence

Dalits in a Madhya Pradesh city on Thursday protested the violent incident in a Pune village.Parts of Burhanpur city were tense after a shutdown was called and more than 10 buses were damaged.Senior Superintendent of Police Rakesh Sagar said the situation was...

03-Jan-2018 Nanded (Maharashtra)

Student killed in Maharashtra shutdown violence

A minor boy was killed in Nanded and several people were injured in Mumbai in sporadic incidents of violence which paralysed large parts of Maharashtra during a 10-hour shutdown called by Dalit parties on Wednesday.The 'Maharashtra Bandh' call was given...

03-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Maharashtra shutdown: Rail blockade in Palghar, Thane

The Maharashtra shutdown called by Dalit groups on Wednesday disrupted the shooting schedule of film and TV projects here.The shooting of television shows "Piyaa Albela", "Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahi", "Kundali Bhagya", "Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki" and "The Voice...

03-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Maharashtra shutdown : Film, TV shoots disrupted

The Maharashtra shutdown called by Dalit groups on Wednesday disrupted the shooting schedule of film and TV projects here.The shooting of three television shows "Piyaa Albela", "Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahi" and "Kundali Bhagya", was interrupted, while...

03-Jan-2018 Mumbai

How Dalit angst triggered a Maharashtra shutdown

It was on a chilly afternoon on December 29, 2017 at the sleepy hamlet of Vadhu Budruk, some three km away from Koregaon-Bhima in Pune district.Some unidentified miscreants had gathered at the tomb of a local hero, Govind Gopal Mahar (Gaikwad), and defiled...

03-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Sporadic violence mars Maharashtra shutdown

Sporadic incidents of violence, road and rail blockages, stone-pelting, processions and protest demonstrations marred the Maharashtra shutdown called by some Dalit parties on Wednesday amid tight security across the state.Groups of Dalit activists jumped on the...

03-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Film events cancelled in Mumbai due to shutdown

Two film-related events scheduled for Wednesday here were cancelled due to the Maharashtra shutdown called by some Dalit parties."Due to Maharashtra bandh today, we have decided to push our 'My Birthday Song' trailer release to tomorrow January 4, 2018....

02-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Violence back in Bengal's Bhangar, villagers attacked

Violence returned to West Bengal's Bhangar on Tuesday, only three days after a peace rally was organised by the Trinamool Congress, as the leaders of the anti-power grid movement in the area accused the ruling party of attacking and terrorising villagers."The...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

IMA calls off strike after NMC Bill sent to Parliamentary panel

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday called off its 12-hour shutdown of OPDs in private hospitals across the country to protest the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, after the Bill was referred to a Parliamentary standing committee....

02-Jan-2018 Dehradun

Doctors' strike hits health services in Uttarakhand

Health services were hit in Uttarakhand on Tuesday as private doctors went on a strike against the National Medical Council (NMC) Bill which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI). The strike was later called off.Private doctors in the hill state...

02-Jan-2018 Jaipur

India can't be complacent on innovation

More than 40 protesters were arrested and 600 were rounded up after violence unleashed in Bundi town of Rajasthan by right wing activists over a disputed site, police said on Tuesday, even as the Hindu Mahasabha has called for a bandh there.Meanwhile, Kota...

02-Jan-2018 Bangalore

Private doctors' strike hits OPDs in Karnataka

Thousands of out-patients were affected across Karnataka on Tuesday due to a private doctors' strike against a new medical bill.Hundreds of private hospitals across the state shut their Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) to protest against the National Medical Commission...

02-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

IMA protest hits healthcare services in Kerala

The nationwide protest called on Tuesday by the IMA against a new bill seeking to replace the MCI with a new body left many patients in the lurch, as doctors stayed off duty across the state.While the doctors at the state-run medical colleges decided to...

31-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Mandsaur firing brought out anger among farmers

Pavitra Singh of Punjab's Mansa is representative of farmers across the country who were infuriated as agriculture prices collapsed for the second consecutive year, but their sufferings remained unnoticed until the June police firing in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur...

30-Dec-2017 Ramallah/New Delhi/Islamabad

Palestine recalls envoy sharing stage with JuD chief after India's protest

Palestine on Saturday recalled its envoy to Pakistan for sharing the stage with 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, with President Mahmoud Abbas directly intervening to order the recall after India strongly protested the envoy's action as "unacceptable"."Palestine...

28-Dec-2017 Caracas

Protests in Venezuela over pork shortage

Angry Venezuelans took to the streets after President Nicolas Maduro accused Portugal of being behind a pork shortage that left thousands of the country's poor without their traditional Christmas dinner, the media reported.On Wednesday night, Maduro announced...

27-Dec-2017 Dharwad (Karnataka)

Shutdown in Karnataka for Mahadayi water hits normal life

Normal life was disrupted on Wednesday in four districts in northern Karnataka due to a day-long shutdown, called for the release of Mahadayi river water by Goa to the drought-prone region in the southern state."Barring stray incidents of burning tyres on roads,...

27-Dec-2017 Bangalore

Karnataka farmers petition Governor, CM for Mahadayi water

Over 200 farmers from the state took to the streets here on Wednesday and submitted a petition to the Governor, Chief Minister and other political leaders, demanding release of the Mahadayi river water by Goa."We have submitted a memorandum to the Governor...

23-Dec-2017 Ghaziabad

Over 100 booked in Ghaziabad for rioting over 'love jihad' marriage

Over 100 workers of the BJP and other Hindu outfits, including a dozen-odd leaders, were booked in Ghaziabad on the charge of clashing with police and rioting over the marriage of a Hindu woman with a Muslim man, police said on Saturday.The case was lodged...

22-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool Congress takes out rally against FRDI bill

The youth wing of the Trinamool Congress on Friday hit the streets protesting against the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, saying the hard-earned bank deposits of the people would be at risk once the legislation was passed.Led by Trinamool...

21-Dec-2017 Lucknow

Tense calm in BHU after late night campus violence

Tension continued to prevail at the Banaras Hindu University campus on Thursday, a day after violence broke out over the arrest of a student leader.Extra police force and Provincial Armed Constabulary have been deployed inside and outside the Uttar Pradesh varsity,...

21-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Bengal bypoll: Voting amid tight security

Voting was being held in the bypoll for the Sabang assembly constituency in West Bengal under tight security on Thursday, amid reports of sporadic clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP. Polling began at 7 a.m.The Bharatiya Janata Party accused...

15-Dec-2017 New Delhi

JKNPP protests near the Parliament in New Delhi

Outraged by the nasty proxy order imposing restrictions on the Amarnath Ji Yatra rituals in Kashmir which had hurt the religious sentiments of Hindu community world wide , a battalion of Panther activists spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Mr....

11-Dec-2017 Patna

RJD protests against Bihar's sand mining policy, calls for shutdown

The opposition RJD on Monday protested against the sand mining policy of the Bihar government which it said had led to an over two-fold increase in the price of sand, and called for a day-long shutdown on December 18.The new sand mining policy had resulted...

10-Dec-2017

My Padmavati : Rajasthan's shame and a community's misplaced valour

My Padmavati is a four-year-old in rural India, possibly in the desert state of Rajasthan. She is lucky to be alive. She has escaped sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. But her fight has just begun. As she enters her teens she will face the outlawed...

09-Dec-2017 Agartala

Tripura government school teachers call off road, railway blockade

The two-day old railway and road blockade called by a section of 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, was withdrawn on Saturday.According to police, braving rains, around...

08-Dec-2017 Jakarta

Protests in Indonesia, Malaysia over US' Jerusalem move

Hundreds of people took part in protests in Malaysia and Indonesia on Friday against the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting the American diplomatic delegations in both countries to issue security alerts...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Roll back compensation cess rates on cigarettes : Farmers

The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) on Thursday urged the government to roll back an increase in compensation cess rates on cigarettes to revenue neutral rates, as earnings of tobacco farmers have cumulatively shrunk since 2013-14.According...

06-Dec-2017 Lucknow

Protest marches mark Babri Masjid demolition anniversary in UP

Stray protests and black flag marches on Wednesday marked the observance in Uttar Pradesh of the 25th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya amid high security across the state, including 27 more companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary.Protests...

04-Dec-2017 Hyderabad

Telangana unemployed rally to demand jobs, two youth commit suicide

A rally of unemployed youth and students here on Monday demanded the Telangana government to immediately fill the vacancies even as two students ended their lives since Sunday reportedly after failing to get jobs.Speakers at the "Koluvula Kotlaata" (Fight...

30-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Oppose a film with another: Director Jyotin Goel on 'Padmavati'

Film director and author Jyotin Goel says threatening a filmmaker on a film is really horrifying and violence against someone's opinion is the end of civilization.Asked to comment on the ongoing controversy over the film "Padmavati", the author, who along...

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