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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,...

08-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

Sarson Satyagraha to demand Safe Food and Right to Live

The Civil Society organizations and common people of Chandigarh Union Territory, today organized a candle light vigil against the possible launch of GM Mustard and the open field trails of Herbicide Tolerant maze in the country. A large number of people...

06-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Indefinite shutdown to continue in Darjeeling, says GJM

The indefinite shutdown in north Bengal hills to press for a separate Gorkhaland state will continue, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) announced on Thursday, accusing the administration in Jalpaiguri and Siliguri of blocking supplies of essential items to...

06-Jul-2017 Bhopal

'Kisan Mukti Yatra' to continue in MP, 450 arrested

The 'Kisan Mukti Yatra', taken out on Thursday to pay homage to the five protesting farmers killed in police firing in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, was halted by the police and 450 persons arrested. The farmers have announced they will continue with...

06-Jul-2017 BHOPAL

Madhya Pradesh 'Kisan Mukti Yatra' halted, 300 arrested

The 'Kisan Mukti Yatra', taken out on Thursday to pay homage to the six protesting farmers killed in police firing in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, has been halted by the police and as many as 300 persons arrested."The people involved in the Yatra...

05-Jul-2017 Ahmedabad

Gujarat farmers throw milk on roads to demand loan waiver

Farmers in different parts of Gujarat on Wednesday spilled thousands of litres of milk onto the roads to press for their demand for waiver of their agriculture loans and threatened to repeat this for two days.The protest was supported by members of Kshatriya...

05-Jul-2017 Chennai

TN film chamber chief hopeful of positive outcome on tax row

A positive outcome can be expected soon from the ongoing protest against double taxation on film tickets, Abirami Ramanathan, President of Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce, said on Wednesday.Theatres across Tamil Nadu remained shut for the third day...

04-Jul-2017 Chennai

Strike by TN's fireworks factories against GST rate continues

Fireworks factories in the southern state were shut for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday in protest against 28 per cent tax levied on them under the GST system, an office-bearer of their association said."Today (Tuesday) is the fifth day of closure of fireworks...

04-Jul-2017 Chennai

Theatre strike continues in Tamil Nadu on 2nd day

Theatres across Tamil Nadu will continue to remain shut on Tuesday for the second consecutive day protesting against the state government's decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST).The double taxation...

03-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Child rights body summons GJM chief for rallying kids in Darjeeling

Criticising Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM)'s move to involve kids in the ongoing agitation in the north Bengal hills, a child rights body on Monday said it has summoned GJM chief Bimal Gurung to their office for child rights violation."We have already sent the GJM...

03-Jul-2017 Chennai

Theatres shut down in Tamil Nadu over double taxation

Theatres remained shut across Tamil Nadu on Monday over the state government's decision to levy 30 per cent state entertainment tax over and above the GST rate of 28 per cent.The double taxation will make the tickets in Tamil Nadu more expensive than in neighbouring...

30-Jun-2017 Chennai

GST effect : Tamil Nadu theatres to shut down from July 3

The Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced an indefinite shutdown of theatres across Tamil Nadu from July 3 due to lack of clarity on the tax amount that will be levied after GST implementation.The Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into...

28-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

300 stranded as Centre blocks Pakistani train

Nearly 300 pilgrims, mostly SIkhs, from different parts of India were stranded at the Attari railway station near Amritsar on Wednesday after the Centre didn't allow a special train from Pakistan that was to ferry them to that country to enter India.The pilgrims,...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Two men disrupt Delhi Assembly proceedings, allege corruption by AAP

Two men, who claimed to be AAP members, disrupted Delhi Assembly proceedings for some time on Wednesday when they threw printed slips of paper alleging corruption by the Delhi government and shouted slogans against Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were taken...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Hundreds protest in Delhi against lynchings, communal divide

Hundreds of people, including film stars and social activists, on Wednesday gathered at Jantar Mantar here to protest against the recent incidents of lynching of minorities and Dalits, particularly in BJP-ruled states.Family members of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was...

27-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Morcha burns GTA accord papers, Trinamool dubs it 'theatrics'

In a symbolic move to show snapping of all ties with the West Bengal government and protest against the development board of the north Bengal hills, protesters on Tuesday burnt documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement.The Gorkha...

23-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown

Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday."We have given a 12-hour window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that school authorities can ferry...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Violence as farmers oppose land takeover for airport in Thane

At least 12 policemen and 12 protesters were injured and three police vehicles set ablaze as farmers' opposition to the takeover of land for a new domestic airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.Taking serious note of the violence,...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent

At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.AAP legislator Pirmal Singh Dhaula came out of the...

17-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Violence rocks Darjeeling, Banerjee resolves to restore peace

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday squarely blamed the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for unleashing violence in northern West Bengal hills where protests and arson took centrestage, as GJM activists, including the women's wing, clashed...

17-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Security force officer injured in Darjeeling clash

An Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) officer was on Saturday critically injured in a clash with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters in the northern West Bengal hills.Kiran Tamang, Assistant Commander of IRB, was later brought to Siliguri for treatment,...

17-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Darjeeling simmers in indefinite shutdown

The northern West Bengal hills continued to simmer on Saturday as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) sponsored indefinite shutdown with police allegedly raiding and vandalising the residence of party assistant general secretary Binay Tamang.The "Queen of the...

16-Jun-2017 Ambala

Protesting farmers block major highways in Haryana, Punjab

Hundreds of farmers blocked major highways, including National Highway 1 linking Delhi with parts of Haryana and Punjab, on Friday following a nationwide call by farmers' unions to demand loan waiver and enhanced MSP for produce.The farmers blocked NH 1 near...

15-Jun-2017 Jaipur

Rajasthan farmers launch indefinite stir

Hundreds of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh farmers, demanding loan waiver, among other things, launched an indefinite 'mahapadav' (sit-in) at eight cities in Rajasthan on Thursday."Farmers in hundreds are sitting across the state at divisional headquarters in Jaipur, Jodhpur,...

14-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Movement for Gorkhaland will go on, at any cost : GJM chief

Amid the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM)-called indefinite shutdown in the north Bengal hills, party chief Bimal Gurung on Wednesday yet again virtually threw a challenge to the West Bengal government by declaring that the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland...

14-Jun-2017 Agartala

Tripura tribal party to launch agitation for separate state

A tribal-based party in Tripura has stepped up efforts to push its demands -- including for a separate state -- even as the ruling CPI-M has warned that a Manipur-like conspiracy would not be tolerated in the Left-ruled state where elections are due early...

13-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Bengal tea gardens shut on Day 2 of strike, production hit

Tea production in northern West Bengal, home to the world famous Darjeeling tea, was badly hit on Tuesday as most of the tea gardens remained shut on the second day of the strike called by trade unions.A joint forum of 24 trade unions of the tea industry...

13-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Fresh violence in Darjeeling on day two of shutdown

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters clashed with police during a protest rally here on Tuesday -- day two of the indefinite shutdown called by the party in the northern West Bengal hills pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland.The GJM also convened...

13-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Farmers' body slams Jaitley's 'anti-farmer' stand

The All India Kisan Sabha, a Left-leaning farmer outfit, on Tuesday slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for ruling out any monetary help from the Centre for farm loan waiver and said it will burn the Minister's effigy."Farmers are not begging for...

13-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru conservancy workers call off strike

Thousands of conservancy workers in Bengaluru on Tuesday called off their indefinite strike after an assurance from the government that it would look into their demands, including for regular employment to contract workers."We have called off the strike after...

13-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Bhopal

Farmers protest : Jyotiraditya Scindia arrested enroute to Mandsaur

Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was on Tuesday arrested along with some party leaders while on way to Mandsaur to visit the families of the farmers killed in firing, police said.Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh said Scindia...

13-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Bengal tea gardens mostly shut on Day 2 of strike, production hit

Tea production in northern West Bengal, home of the world famous Darjeeling tea, was badly hit on Tuesday as majority of the tea gardens remained shut on the second day of the strike called by trade unions.A joint forum of 24 trade unions of the tea industry...

12-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Tea production in Bengal hit due to strike

Tea production in North Bengal was affected on Monday as majority of the tea gardens remained shut on the first day of the strike called by the joint forum of trade unions, industry players said on Monday.The joint forum of 24 trade unions of the tea industry...

12-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

GJM supporters torch, vandalise offices on Day 1 of shutdown

Despite massive security arrangements, violence was reported from several areas as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters torched, vandalised or forcibly shut state government offices on Monday -- Day One of its indefinite shutdown called to press for a Gorkhaland...

12-Jun-2017 Tarn Taran

Dharna by SAD Leaders and Workers against Punjab Government

It is intimated through press release by Damanjeet Singh Media Advisor to hon'ble Member of Parliament from Khadoor Sahib, that Today in protest dharna at DC office, Tarn Taran, All SAD senior leaders and workers including Former MLAs, Virsa Singh Valtoha,...

10-Jun-2017 Bhubaneswar/Bhopal

Union Minister 'egged' in Odisha amid MP peasant stir

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, who has remained silent over the deadly protest by Madhya Pradesh farmers, was on Saturday greeted with eggs in Odisha by Congress activists, angry over the killing of six protesters in the neighbouring state.The...

09-Jun-2017 Bhopal

One more farmer dead as stir spreads across tense MP

Parts of Madhya Pradesh remained tense on Friday as farmer protests seeking debt relief and hike in crop prices spread across the state after a protester injured earlier in a clash with police died, taking the toll to six.The deceased was identified as Ghanshyam...

09-Jun-2017 Bhopal

MP seethes, farmers burn vehicles on Bhopal-Indore highway

The violence-hit Madhya Pradesh districts continued to be on the boil on Friday as the protesters blocked the Bhopal-Indore highway, burnt vehicles and clashed with the police.Farmers' groups started gathering at the Sehore toll plaza on the highway on Friday...

08-Jun-2017 Patna

Bihar students go on strike over Class 12 mass failure

Train and road services were hit in Bihar on Thursday as student organisations affiliated to the Left parties went on strike to protest the large-scale failure of Class 12 students in the state board exams."Hundreds of students with flags and banners in their...

07-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Indore

Fresh violence in MP, farmers say police killed eight

Fresh violence erupted in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday as protesting farmers indulged in arson, a day after the police gunned down up to eight peasants demanding relief from debts and higher crop prices.Hundreds defied curfew in Mandsaur where police opened...

07-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

Fresh violence in MP, farmers say eight killed

Fresh violence broke out on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh, a day after security forces fired at protesting farmers killing up to eight of them and sparking tensions across the state.Defying curfew, hundreds of farmers took to the streets in Mandsaur district...

07-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

Curfew continues in Mandsaur, farmers say eight killed

Hundreds of angry farmers on Wednesday blockaded roads and attacked two top officials at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh as their leaders claimed that eight people died in police firing a day earlier.Mandsaur District Magistrate Swatantra Kumar Singh and Indore Superintendent...

06-Jun-2017 Bhopal/Mandsaur

Farmers in MP continue strike, milk, vegetable supplies hit

The farmers' strike demanding loan waiver and fair price for produce continued for the sixth day in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, as supplies of milk and vegetables were hit across the state.Late on Monday night, farmers in Mandsaur district tried break the...

04-Jun-2017 Washington

Hundreds march in US demanding Trump investigation

Hundreds of people in the principal cities around the US marched on Saturday, demanding an independent investigation of possible ties between President Donald Trump and the Russian government.The organisers expected the participation of several thousand people...

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