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09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress holds protest outside RBI on demonetisation anniversary

Several senior Congress leaders on Friday staged a protest outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the second anniversary of demonetisation that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016.The Congress in a statement said the protest...

06-Nov-2018 Sabarimala (Kerala)

Women targeted by Sabarimala protesters

Sabarimala protesters on Tuesday raged, intimidated and sent back at least one woman from the age group of 10-50 years as they refused to break with tradition.After the Lord Ayyappa temple opened on Monday at 5 p.m. for the special one-day session amid tight security,...

03-Nov-2018 New Delhi

SAD stages march seeking justice for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims

Hundreds of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supporters on Saturday staged a protest march here demanding justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.The march, led by SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, started from Gurdwara...

26-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi leads protest outside CBI HQ, courts arrest

The Congress, led by its President Rahul Gandhi, on Friday hit the streets across the country over the government's move to divest the powers of CBI Director Alok Verma, slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a chowkidar who turned out to be a "thief",...

26-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi leads opposition protest outside CBI headquarters

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday led a noisy protest march by the opposition against the government move to strip CBI Director Alok Verma of his power, which he said was an attempt to prevent an investigation into the Rafale deal.The short march from...

22-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Commuters struggle in NCR due to multiple strikes

Commuters in the national capital had a rough Monday following multiple strikes by fuel pumps, auto-rickshaw and taxi unions and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) contractual employees.A total of 400 petrol pumps went on strike protesting the Arvind Kejriwal government's...

22-Oct-2018 New Delhi

400 petrol pumps in Delhi shut as dealers go on strike

A total of 400 petrol pumps, many with CNG dispensing units, began a day-long strike on Monday in protest against Delhi government's refusal to reduce VAT on fuels.The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said the Delhi government's inaction was hampering...

21-Oct-2018 Amritsar

Policemen injured as Amritsar tragedy protesters take to stone-pelting

Protests staged by residents here against the Punjab government and the railways after 59 people were killed when a train crushed them as they were watching Dusshera celebrations, turned violent on Sunday leaving a few policemen injured following stone-pelting.The...

20-Oct-2018 Ranchi

Maoists torch 6 vehicles in Jharkhand

Maoist Guerrillas on Saturday torched six vehicles involved in the repair work of a canal in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district, police said.A private company was involved the work at Chauparan.Some 25 guerrillas raided the company's camp office while the staff...

20-Oct-2018 Lucknow

2 killed in UP on Dussehra

Two minors were killed and one woman was injured in accidents and violent clashes reported from many parts of Uttar Pradesh during the idol immersion procession of Goddess Durga, police said on Saturday.A minor girl and a teenage boy died while a woman sustained...

20-Oct-2018 Ranchi

10 vehicles torched in Jharkhand clashes

Ten vehicles were torched and more than 11 people were injured in clashes that broke out between two communities during the the idol immersion procession of Goddess Durga in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said on Saturday."Prohibitory (Section 144)...

19-Oct-2018 Sabarimala (Kerala)

Two women forced to return from Sabarimala temple after protests

Frenzied protests and threats to close down the temple forced two women to return from Sabarimala on the third day of unrest on Friday as Kerala Police declined to escort a third woman to the hill shrine.The two women, Kavitha and Rehna Fathima, made it almost...

19-Oct-2018 Sabarimala (Kerala)

Women skip Sabarimala temple after huge protests

Huge protests by hundreds of devotees at the entrance of Sabarimala temple forced the Kerala Police accompanying two women on Friday to call off their journey towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine.At 10.50 a.m., Kavita, the Hyderabad-based journalist and her four...

18-Oct-2018 Sabarimala (Kerala)

No woman devotee at Sabarimala temple for second day

Women of the ages hitherto barred from entering the famed Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala stayed away for a second day on Thursday following uneasy calm in Kerala amid a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by outfits owing loyalty to Hindu groups and the BJP.Tension...

18-Oct-2018 Sabarimala (Kerala)

Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season

Tension prevailed on Thursday a day after the opening of the short five-day pilgrimage season as the state observed a shutdown against the alleged police attack on protesters even as a senior member of the Sabarimala priest's family urged women of the hitherto...

15-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Congress protests, demands Akbar's resignation

Hundreds of Congress workers staged a noisy protest here on Monday demanding the resignation of Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar who is facing allegations of sexual harassment.The slogan-shouting Congress activists, waving flags and placards,...

03-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Protesting farmers reach Kisan Ghat, claim victory

The Central government allowed the farmers to enter the national capital in the early hours of Wednesday, ending the prolonged standoff between the  police personnel and protesting farmers.Led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Naresh Tikait, over...

02-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Farmers protest turns violent, stir to continue

As the nation celebrated Gandhi Jayanti, hundreds of farmers on Tuesday clashed with police at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border when they were  prevented from entering the national capital and lathi-charged and tear-gassed after water canons failed to...

02-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Farmers' protest turns violent on Delhi border

A massive protest march by farmers from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi with a charter of 15 demands including loan waiver and fair prices for crops turned violent at the border on Tuesday, with police using water cannons and tear gas to disperse them.Led by the...

30-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi failed to secure pensioners' rights, say protesters

A large number of elderly people and those with disabilities from across the country protested here on Sunday in support of their demands and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing to secure their right to pension.Converging on Parliament Street,...

28-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Youth Congress stages protest in Delhi

Karnataka Youth Congress workers on Friday held a protest in front of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's residence by performing "mundan" to express their displeasure over "pro-capitalists approach of the BJP-led NDA government".Youth Congress activists said...

26-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Sporadic violence during BJP-called Bengal shutdown

Sporadic incidents of violence and vandalism were reported from some West Bengal districts on Wednesday during the BJP sponsored 12-hour shutdown in the state.Normal life though remained largely unaffected in the capital city and adjoining suburbs.Most of the...

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...

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