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15-Sep-2018 Hyderabad

Shutdown in Telangana town over Dalit man's killing

A shutdown was imposed in Telangana's Miryalguda town on Saturday over the murder of a Dalit man in an apparent case of honour killing.Shops and business establishments remained closed in the town in Nalgonda district, about 150 km from Hyderabad.Dalit...

10-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Bharat Bandh, left sponsored strike largely ineffective in Bengal

The nationwide strike called by the Congress and the Left Front remained largely ineffective in West Bengal on Monday as vehicular traffic was near normal and all government and other offices were open.The Congress and its allies had called the shutdown...

10-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response, opposition rallies against BJP

The Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and Left on Monday against rising fuel prices and tumbling rupee evoked mixed response in the country as the opposition closed its ranks against the Modi government. The BJP dubbed the protest a failure.The day-long...

10-Sep-2018 New Delhi

At opposition's show of strength, Rahul Gandhi vows to 'drive out BJP'

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on rising fuel prices, tumbling rupee and agrarian distress, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said a united opposition would drive out the BJP in the next general elections.Spearheading the 'Bharat...

10-Sep-2018 Chandigarh

Congress activists protest across Punjab

Congress leaders and workers held protests across Punjab on Monday following the Bharat Bandh call given by the Congress party against the rising fuel prices.The protests were held in Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda, Ferozepur and other towns...

10-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Opposition blocks railway in Mumbai

As petrol prices on Monday shot up to Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra's Parbhani - the highest in India - the Opposition Congress staged a 'rail-roko' agitation here as part of the party-sponsored nationwide shutdown to protest rising fuel prices.Parbhani District...

10-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Rail, road traffic hit in Bihar during shutdown

Rail and road traffic was hit across Bihar on Monday due to a nationwide shutdown called by the Congress against the hike in fuel prices.The shutdown is being supported by the opposition Rashtryia Janata Dal (RJD), Left Parties and Hindustani Awam Morcha...

07-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD holds protest against fuel price hike in Odisha

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday staged a two-hour protest against the hike in petrol and diesel prices across Odisha.Biju Mahila Janata Dal, Biju Yuva Janata Dal and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal activists staged a demonstration in front of petrol pumps...

06-Sep-2018 Uttar Pradesh/Madhya Pradesh

Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act effective in UP, MP

Many places in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on Thursday were affected by the Bharat Bandh called to protest against the changes made in  the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.Not just rail and road traffic, markets...

06-Sep-2018 Patna

Rail, road services hit in Bihar shutdown against SC/ST Act

Normal life in Bihar was affected on Thursday due to a nationwide shutdown called by dozens of upper caste groups to protest against the amended SC/ST Act, police said.Trains were forcibly halted, railway tracks, national and state highways were blocked in...

24-Aug-2018 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Punjab Youth Congress Protests against Modi government

Punjab Youth Congress staged a protest against Modi government  in mohali today. While addressing the protest, which was attended by large number of youth, Punjab Youth Congress President Amarpreet Singh Lally and State Media Coordinator Kanwarbir Singh...

15-Aug-2018 Lucknow

Protests, arson as two seers found murdered in UP

Two seers were found murdered and another seriously injured in a temple in Auraiyya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, triggering protests, arson and tension in the area.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a grim view of the killings at the Bhayanaknath...

09-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Modi misleading nation on MSP, allege farmers

A large number of farmers, ex-serviceman and representatives of Left-affiliated organisations on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading and providing wrong information to the nation on MSP and other policies of his government.Converging...

09-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Maratha quotas: Maharashtra shutdown ends with violence

Despite appeals by the organisers, the Maratha-sponsored Maharashtra shutdown turned violent in many parts of the state with incidents of arson, road blocks and clashes with police before it ended on Thursday evening, officials said.Though the shutdown got on...

01-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Marathas launch 'jail-bharo' agitation in Mumbai

Over 100 Maratha activists staged a noisy 'jail-bharo' agitation at Azad Maidan here on Wednesday, marking the intensified phase of their ongoing fortnight-long campaign for job quotas for the community.Maratha Kranti Morcha city convenor Virendra Pawar said...

25-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Stray violence hits Mumbai amid Maratha shutdown

The second phase of the Maharashtra shutdown call by Maratha groups seeking quotas, evoked mixed response in Mumbai and coastal districts of the state, punctuated with incidents of stray violence, here on Wednesday.Since morning large groups of Maratha activists...

24-Jul-2018 Aurangabad (Maharashtra)

Violence mars Maratha quota stir, Mumbai shutdown on Wednesday

A policemen and four others were injured, four persons attempted suicide, over a dozen vehicles damaged or torched, road and rail links blocked while a MP and MLC were roughed up, as the stir for the Maratha quota turned violent in parts of Maharashtra...

24-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Stray violence hits Mumbai amid Maratha shutdown

The second phase of the Maharashtra shutdown call by Maratha groups seeking quotas, evoked mixed response in Mumbai and coastal districts of the state, punctuated with incidents of stray violence, here on Wednesday.Since morning large groups of Maratha activists...

22-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Calcutta students' hunger strike continues for 13th day

The indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday even as authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for hostel rooms.Members of civil society and student organisations gathered...

16-Jul-2018 Mumbai

As farmers agitate, Mumbai, other cities stare at milk crisis

Thousands of milk farmers across Maharashtra launched an agitation for their various demands early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big and small cities in the state.Scores of milk tankers bound for major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik...

16-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Maharashtra milk farmers protest

Thousands of milk farmers launched an agitation early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big cities in Maharashtra, in support of various demands.Scores of milk tankers bound for major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and others were blocked...

26-Jun-2018 Tarn Taran

SAD Protest against high taxes on Petrol & Diesel

The high taxes levied by Punjab Congress Government on Petrol Products be reduced as petrol products rates much higher and not fulfilling the promises committed by Punjab Congress party in their manifesto before election. To bring the attention of Punjab...

16-Apr-2018 Chennai

Asifa rape and murder wave reaches South India

Asifa rape and murder wave has reached South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) which is a Tamil Nadu based socio political organization staged massive protests at several places across Tamil Nadu. The protest was part of ...

10-Apr-2018 Patna

Bharat Bandh: Over a dozen injured in Bihar clash

Over a dozen of people were injured on Tuesday in a violent clash in Bihar during the "Bharat Bandh" called by various groups to protest against reservation policies, police said.Supporters, mostly upper castes youths, blocked roads and forcibly enforced...

10-Apr-2018 Chennai

Protests begin in Chennai against IPL

The police on Tuesday took into custody members of various organisations protesting against the holding of Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here.The protesters from various political parties...

07-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD protests fuel price hike in Odisha

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday staged demonstrations at various petrol pumps across Odisha protesting against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel.Hundreds of activists of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD), the...

06-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Bengal Panchayat polls: Left leaders decry Trinamool's violence

Decrying an "unprecedented attack" by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on the opposition parties' basic democratic right to file nominations for the panchayat elections, Left leaders on Friday called for firm action against all those indulging in "hooliganism...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Budget session marked by disruptions, low productivity

The budget session of Parliament ended on Friday with the second part completely washed out in the wake of a standoff between the government and the opposition whose no-confidence motion was not taken up for more than a fortnight.In an unprecedented action,...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

BJP protests against Congress in Parliament over disruptions

The BJP members on Friday staged protest in Parliament against the washout of the second leg of the budget session due to disruptions, holding the Congress responsible.Soon after both the Houses were adjourned sine die, concluding the budget session, half...

05-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Five YSR Congress MPs to resign on Friday, sit on hunger strike

All the five Lok Sabha Members of YSR Congress on Thursday annnounced they will resign from Parliament and sit on an indefinite hunger strike at Andhra Bhawan here over their demand for special category status to Andhra Pradesh.The party also said that on...

05-Apr-2018 Chennai

TN shutdown strike cripples normal life

Normal life was paralysed in Tamil Nadu on Thursday due to a DMK-called shutdown over the Centre's failure to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB).DMK leader M.K. Stalin claimed the shutdown as a grand success and said over 10 lakh persons were taken into...

04-Apr-2018 Chennai

Protests hit TN over Cauvery

Tamil Nadu was hit by protests for a fourth day on Wednesday to denounce the Centre's failure to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB), with demonstrators blocking rail lines and roads, witnesses and officials said.In Chennai, DMK activists attempted lay...

03-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar opposition protests police action against Dalits

The RJD, Congress and CPI-ML legislators protested in the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday against the police action on Dalits during demonstrations in the state the previous day.Soon after the last day of the budget session began, the opposition members trooped...

03-Apr-2018 Bhopal

Toll in MP violence rises to 8, curfew on in three districts

The toll in the violence in Madhya Pradesh during the Bharat Bandh called on Monday by some Dalit organisations to protest dilution of the SC/ST act rose to eight on Tuesday with the discovery of one more body in the state's Bhind, police said.Curfew meanwhile...

03-Apr-2018 Jaipur

Violence in Rajasthan city, Dalit leaders' houses torched

Clashes broke out in Hindaun city in Rajasthan's Kairali district after a protest on Tuesday, demanding action against those involved in looting and vandalism during the Bharat Bandh called on Monday by Dalit groups against dilution of SC/ST Act, turned violent,...

02-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Eight dead as Dalit protests turn violent

Eight persons were killed and dozens injured as Dalit protests during a day-long nation-wide shutdown on Monday turned violent in India amid anger against a Supreme Court order that dilutes a law aimed at preventing atrocities against Dalits and Tribes.The...

02-Apr-2018 Ghaziabad

Dalit protests hit Ghaziabad hard, 1,000 booked

Police hurled charges against about 1,000 people on Monday after widespread protests by Dalits severely disrupted rail and road traffic and triggered violence in Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.Police sources said charges of rioting were...

02-Apr-2018 Lucknow

Violence in UP as Dalit protests spread

A 'Bharat Bandh' called by some Dalit groups against a Supreme Court ruling on the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Act triggered violence in parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, police said.Protesters attacked shops, looted some of them and pelted stones...

02-Apr-2018 Jaipur

One killed as violence sweeps Rajasthan during 'Bharat Bandh'

At least one person was killed and many others injured, property damaged and transport affected as violence rocked various parts of Rajasthan during a 'Bharat Bandh' called by Dalit organisations on Monday to protest the Supreme Court verdict on the SC/ST...

02-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Dalits protest in Bihar against order on SC/ST Act

Thousands of Dalit members on Monday staged protests across Bihar on Monday against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, disrupting rail and road traffic, police said.With posters, banners and flags, supporters of the Bhim Army and other Dalit...

02-Apr-2018 Mumbai

Stray violence mars shutdown in Maharashtra

Stray incidents of violence marred the 'Bharat Bandh', called by various Dalit organisations on Monday, and evoked partial response in Maharashtra, though Mumbai functioned near normally.The protests were called against the March 20 Supreme Court order, which,...

02-Apr-2018 Chandigarh

Dalit protests derail life in Punjab, Haryana

Normal life was crippled across Punjab and Haryana on Monday as activists from various Scheduled Castes (SC) organisations held protests against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act following a Supreme Court order.The police cane-charged and...

02-Apr-2018 Chandigarh

Punjab on high alert ahead of SC protest

Punjab was on high alert on Monday with hundred of security personnel deployed ahead of a protest called by some organizations of the Scheduled Castes, objecting to the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.Reports said that some protesters tried...

31-Mar-2018 New Delhi

SSC candidates protest, seek DoPT Minister's ouster

Thousands of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) candidates on Saturday held a demonstration here in protest against the "SSC paper leak scam" and demanded resignation of Minister of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Jitendra Singh for not ordering a CBI...

30-Mar-2018 Mysuru (Karnataka)

Shah 'heckled' over anti-Dalit remarks by Minister Hegde

BJP National President Amit Shah on Friday was 'heckled' by angry protesters who raised slogans against anti-Dalit remarks by Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde a few months ago.Shah, who is on a two-day visit to the old Mysuru region in the poll-bound Karnataka,...

27-Mar-2018 Moscow

Angry Russians protest over shopping mall fire

Thousands of angry Russians took to the streets in the Siberian city of Kemerovo demanding a full investigation into a shopping mall fire that claimed the lives of 64 people -- 41 of them children.Russian President Vladimir Putin, who flew to the city to offer...

26-Mar-2018 Mumbai

PM backing Maharashtra Hindutva leader behind riots : Prakash Ambedkar

Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar on Monday charged the BJP-led Maharashtra government of not arresting rightwing Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide alias 'Guruji' as he "enjoys the backing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi".Addressing a huge gathering...

25-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Five police personnel injured in Bengal clashes

Five police personnel were injured as clashes broke out during a Ram Navami rally in in West Bengal's Purulia district on Sunday, police said.The injured police personnel included an officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent, the police said.The violence...

25-Mar-2018 Ludhiana (Punjab)

Punjab teachers block highway near Ludhiana

Hundreds of teachers blocked the busy National Highway No. 1 (NH-1) near Ludhiana on Sunday after the Punjab government failed to give them any assurance on their demand, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded.The teachers, belonging to different teacher organisations...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

On way to Parliament, JNU protesters clash with police

The Delhi Police on Friday ordered a lathi charge here on thousands of JNU students and teachers, who were marching towards Parliament protesting against removal of several department heads and a coordinator for not complying with the universitys new attendance...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

JNU march turns violent as students, teachers clash with police

Police on Friday used water-cannon guns and batons to stop a march to Parliament by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and teachers, demanding the arrest of a professor accused of sexual harassment and protesting the privatisation of education and compulsory...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Parliament logjam continues, Congress gives no-trust notice

The impasse in both the Houses of Parliament continued on Friday and Parliament failed to transact any business for the 15th consecutive working day.Meanwhile, the Congress too tabled in the Lok Sabha a notice for no-confidence motion against the Narendra...

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