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18-Nov-2017 Chandigarh

Youth Akali Dal held Dharna, burned effigies of Sukhpal Khaira

Youth Akali Dal (YAD) today escalated its campaign for immediate arrest of the leader of the opposition, Sukhpal Singh Khaira by holding a dharna simultaneously in all district headquarters across the state for abetting heroin and arms smuggling, for which...

16-Nov-2017 Lucknow

Rs 5 crore bounty on Bhansali's, Deepika Padukone's heads announced

 A Meerut resident from the Kshatriya community on Thursday announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the heads of film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone for "wrongfully portraying" queen Padmini in their coming film 'Padmavati'.Thakur...

13-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Farmers protest outside agriculture minister's house

Around 60 farmers under the banner of Swaraj India party on Monday protested outside the residence of Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh here to remind him of the promises made before the 2014 parliamentary elections.The protesting farmers raised...

13-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Water cannons used in Manila anti-Trump protest

The police on Monday used water cannons against demonstrators at a protest against US President Donald Trump, who is here to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit.Police officers and demonstrators were injured in the clashes...

10-Nov-2017 Patna

BJP youth wing protests outsourced jobs quota in Bihar

 The BJP's youth wing in Bihar on Friday protested reservation in outsourced contractual appointments made by the state government and shouted slogans against party leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for supporting the move.Hundreds of slogan-shouting...

10-Nov-2017 Lucknow

Students make human chain in UP against plastic use

Over 10,000 students from various educational institutions formed a human chain in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan on Friday to express solidarity with the ban on polythene use and to make people aware of its negative effects on the environment.The human chain...

08-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Delhi Congress forms human chain against demonetisation

Hundreds of Congress workers on Wednesday formed a human chain here as part of their party's observance of November 8 as 'black day' on the first anniversary of the demonetisation of high value currency notes.Congress workers dressed in black shirts and pants,...

08-Nov-2017 New Delhi

AAP protests on demonetisation anniversary

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday held a protest march outside Thyagaraj Stadium here with around 1,000 party workers raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's decision to scrap high currency notes on this day last year.They...

08-Nov-2017 Patna

RJD, Congress protest against note ban in Bihar

 The opposition Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) and the Congress on Wednesday protested against demonetisation across Bihar and observed November 8 as a "black day" to mark the completion of one year of the note ban.Hundreds of slogan-shouting workers of the...

08-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Protests in Maharashtra on first anniversary of demonetisation

All major opposition parties, social organisations, farmer groups, mediapersons, NGOs, civil society activists and individuals organised massive protests across Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation,...

06-Nov-2017 Hyderabad

Woman dies during protest over SC categorization

A woman died in a stampede during a protest here on Monday to demand categorization of Scheduled Castes to ensure judicious distribution of reservation among all SC communities.The incident occurred when activists of Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti (MRPS)...

03-Nov-2017 Jaipur

Bandh observed in Chittorgarh against 'Padmavati'

Protest by the Karni Sena against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's multi-starrer "Padmavati" picked up pace in Rajasthan ahead of its December 1 release with a complete bandh observed in Chittorgarh on Friday."We are not against the movie as such. What we want is that...

03-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Congress rallies to protest Bengal's handling of dengue outbreak

 Criticising the West Bengal government's role in tackling the outbreak of dengue, the state Congress leadership on Friday held a protest rally here and demanded it take adequate measures to prevent the disease.The Congress activists, who marched from WBPCC head...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Protesting ex-servicemen, others evicted from Jantar Mantar

Ex-servicemen who were protesting at Jantar Mantar since 2015 were on Monday evicted from the spot, police said, while the veterans complained that many of them were manhandled and some also injured.The action came as police and Municipal Corporation officials evicted...

27-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Police foil Congress' march to Telangana Assembly

The police on Friday foiled an attempt by the main opposition Congress to lay siege to the Telangana State Legislative Assembly on the first day of the winter session to demand protection of the interests of farmers.Police detained hundreds of Congress workers...

27-Oct-2017 Patiala

AAP holds dharna against steep hike in electricity tariff

Aam Aadmi Party on Friday held a dharna in from of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited office at Patiala against the decision of Punjab government to hike the electricity tariff by 9.33%. AAP state president Bhagwant Mann, the leader of opposition in...

23-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Bengal BJP protests on dengue outbreak issue in Kolkata

West Bengal BJP leaders and workers on Monday protested against the dengue outbreak and criticised the state government for alleged lack of infrastructure to tackle the disease which, they claimed, had led to over 1,000 deaths.The protesters demanded that...

16-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

UDF-called Kerala shutdown total and peaceful

A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" of the state and Centre affected normal life, though it was largely peaceful.Shops remained closed and private buses did not operate....

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

AAP protests against Metro fare hike at Union Minister's residence

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday held a march to protest against the Delhi Metro fare hike which culminated at Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan's residence here."AAP workers carried out the protest march from Chandni Chowk to Vardhan's residence...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

AAP leaders protest against Metro fare hike, detained

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Friday protested against the Metro fare hike outside the Union Urban Development Ministry housed in Nirman Bhavan here.AAP leaders, including Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, were later detained and removed...

12-Oct-2017 Patna

RJD workers protesting Srijan scam in Bihar lathi-charged

Hundreds of supporters of the Rashtriya Janata Dal holding a protest in the state capital against the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bihar were lathi-charged by police when they tried to march to Raj Bhavan here, police said.The RJD's Yuva Morcha leaders and workers...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

CPI-M protests against BJP over Kerala killings

Hundreds of CPI-M activists led by its General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday marched up to the BJP headquarters here in protest against the killings of CPI-M cadres in Kerala allegedly by RSS and BJP members.CPI-M leaders said they were being attacked by...

09-Oct-2017 Ghaziabad

Firecracker manufacturers protest in Ghaziabad over Supreme Court order

Manufacturers and retailers of firecrackers in Ghaziabad on Monday protested against the Supreme Court decision to ban sale of crackers in Delhi and National Capital Region this Diwali and said the livelihood of lakhs of people were at stake.The protest was organised...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Truckers go off roads to protest GST, daily diesel price revision

Hundreds and thousands of trucks kept off the roads across the country on Monday beginning a two-day strike to protest against the GST and calling for an end to daily revision of fuel prices. The strike sparked price rise due to an imminent disruption in supplies...

09-Oct-2017 Shimla

GST: Trucks go off road in Himachal

Truckers went on a day-long strike in Himachal Pradesh on Monday over various demands, including a revision of the GST rates and an end to daily revision of diesel prices."We are observing the day-long strike on the call for a nationwide strike," Truckers' association...

09-Oct-2017 Bangalore

Truckers' strike halts goods movement across Karnataka

The two-day nation-wide token strike by truckers in support of their various demands, including bringing diesel under the GST regime, has halted movement of goods across Karnataka from Monday, said an official."All trucks have stopped plying since 6 a.m....

07-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool Congress holds demonstrations against BJP across Bengal

 Accusing the BJP of conspiring to spread unrest and violence in the Darjeeling hills and dishonouring state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture in their rallies, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday held protest demonstrations across the city and in various...

27-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Darjeeling is back to life after three months of shutdown

Leaving behind the days of shutdown and the miseries that followed, the picturesque hill station of Darjeeling on Wednesday bounced back to life following the withdrawal of the over three-month-long shutdown by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).Markets reopened...

24-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, car torched

Incidents of fresh violence rocked West Bengal's Darjeeling hills on Sunday as a vehicle on way to Lebong area in the district was set ablaze allegedly by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists, police said."A vehicle moving from Darjeeling to Lebong was vandalised...

22-Sep-2017 New Delhi

AAP launches nationwide protest against high petrol, diesel prices

The AAP on Friday launched a nationwide protest against high petrol and diesel prices.In Delhi, senior party leader Gopal Rai and volunteers took out a march and burned an effigy at ITO junction, while in other parts of the national capital, party leaders...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Congress protests in Delhi against high fuel prices

The Delhi Congress on Thursday formed a human chain against the "all-time high prices of petrol and diesel" due to the high excise duty imposed by the BJP-led central government and VAT by Delhi's AAP government, and demanded a rollback of the taxes.Hundreds...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Northeast students protest death of Manipuri youth, demand probe

Hundreds of youth from the northeast on Thursday staged a protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here, demanding a probe by the state government into the mysterious death of a Manipuri youth whose body was allegedly cremated by Noida police without informing...

16-Sep-2017 Barwani

Medha Patkar protests for Narmada families on Modi's inauguration eve

Around 30 women led by activist Medha Patkar continued their sit-in on Saturday, demanding rehabilitation of the families affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.The protesters allege that the families...

16-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Gorkhaland demand: Road to nowhere?

Darjeeling, Thimphu, Gangtok and Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked. Is New Delhi...

09-Sep-2017 Jaipur

Situation under control in Jaipur's curfew-bound areas

The situation in four police station areas of Jaipur, where curfew was imposed after violence erupted late in the night, has been brought under control, a police officer said on Saturday."No untoward incident has been reported from the areas where curfew...

07-Sep-2017 Mangaluru

BJP leaders detained by police during Mangaluru rally

Several BJP leaders were detained here on Thursday by Karnataka Police as the party held a protest march to condemn the murders of party functionaries, despite police not granting them permission.State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cadres and senior party leaders,...

05-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Pro-Rohingya protest held at Jantar Mantar

Immigrant Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday staged protest at the Jantar Mantar here against persecution of the community in Myanmar and demanded that the Indian government must intervene to save them.The protest organized by a group named 'Peace Loving Indians' saw...

05-Sep-2017 Patna

Public-police clash in Patna during anti-encroachment drive

At least six policemen were injured and several vehicles set ablaze in the Bihar state capital on Tuesday when a mob attacked the police in an attempt to thwart a demolition drive here ordered by the court, police said.The police resorted to firing several...

01-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Darjeeling hills agitation stalls life, shutdown continues

A day after sharp differences within the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leadership emerged over its call for indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung's supporters on Friday stepped up rallies and picketing, completely stalling flow of life...

28-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Two cars torched in Sirsa by Dera followers

Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) followers allegedly set two cars on fire near the sect headquarters on the outskirts of Sirsa town on Monday, just minutes before its chief was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in a rape case.Security forces rushed to Phulkan village...

25-Aug-2017 Panchkula

30 die in violence after Dera chief is held guilty of rape

At least 30 people were killed on Friday as security forces fired at rampaging mobs in Panchkula town in Haryana after a court held self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape and sexual exploitation. The violence also gripped parts of Haryana...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike

Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity....

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike

Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity.An...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22

Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a union...

12-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Chandigarh women take out protest march

In the aftermath of Varnika Kundu's stalking by Haryana state BJP chief Subhash Barala's son, scores of women here took out a protest march late in the night to drive home the message they were "free to move around at any time".Starting at 11 p.m. on Friday...

17-Jul-2017 New Delhi

SAYWS takes out ‘Candle March’ over attack on Amarnath pilgrims

The leaders and activists of Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Society (SAYWS) led by its National General Secretary Raju, National Adviser Dr Sameer Kaul, Deepak Tawar, Balmiki, Delhi BJP Spokesperson Naveen Kumar, Karmveer Chandel , Pehlad Chowdhary and Manoj...

10-Jul-2017 Agartala

Tripura tribal party begins road, rail blockade for separate state

A Tripura tribal party, demanding a separate state, launched an indefinite blockade of the National Highway and the lone railway line in the north-eastern state on Monday. The move comes after a two-month-long campaign and counter-movement.Braving rain,...

10-Jul-2017 Ambala

INLD road blockade ends peacefully but commuters suffer

At the cost of virtually harassing common people, Haryana's main opposition party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Monday went ahead with its one-day symbolic road blockade of vehicles coming into the state from Punjab. The protest ended peacefully, police...

09-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab truckers remain off-road after ban on unions

Following the recent decision of the Punjab Cabinet to ban the formation of truck unions and cartels, over 90,000 trucks remained off the roads in Punjab on Sunday.The one-day protest strike was called by the All Punjab Truck Operators' Union, its president Happy...

09-Jul-2017 Washington

23 arrested after KKK rally in US' Virginia city

At least 23 persons were arrested when members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied in the US against charlottesville city's decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general.Three people were also taken to hospital -- two for "heat-related issues"...

08-Jul-2017 Darjeeling

Widespread violence in Darjeeling, army called in

The army was deployed in north West Bengal's hills on Saturday after three persons died and a policeman sustained injuries in a sudden escalation of violence with pro-Gorkhaland activists engaging in widespread arson and vandalism targeting a railway station,...

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