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24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

NSUI seeks President's intervention in JNU admission issue

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene on the issue of the JNU Vice-Chancellor's "arbitrary" move to slash admission seats."The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor (VC) is shockingly...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

ABVP endorses nationalism, NSUI demands peace in DU

A day after fierce clashes broke out between two student groups in Delhi University, on Thursday the ABVP raised nationalism slogans and vowed that it would not allow "anti-nationals" into the varsity, while the NSUI held a peace march and condemned the...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Clashes at Ramjas College after ABVP ruckus

Clashes erupted between two student groups outside Ramjas College here on Wednesday, a day after the ABVP forced the suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid, jailed last year for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans.Ramjas students...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

JNU redux at DU: Violent clashes over Umar Khalid invite

Violent clashes broke out between two student groups outside Ramjas College here on Wednesday, leaving many injured as police rounded up dozens of protesters, a day after the ABVP forced the suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid,...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi/Kohima

Dead rat in midday meal not one-off incident in Delhi: BJP

The BJP on Friday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the aftermath of nine students of a government school being taken ill after a dead rat was found in their midday meal.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the case...

18-Feb-2017 Kolkata

17 political parties take out rally in Kolkata

Seventeen political parties, including the Left Front partners, on Saturday brought out a rally in south Kolkata demanding Mamata Banerjee government withdraw a law that seeks to penalise persons and groups for damaging public property.The rally, led by Left Front...

18-Feb-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress protest agaist Kutch 'sex racket' faces resistance

A three-day "Beti Bachao Yatra" by the Congress party in Gujarat to highlight the "gang-rape" in Kutch involving four local BJP leaders met with resistance on Saturday, when members of a new outfit "Kutch Asmita Manch" clashed.The opposition party launched...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Stalin sits in protest in Marina under Gandhi statue

DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Saturday sat in protest near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Marina beach against the manner in which he and his party legislators were evicted from the state assembly.Earlier, he met Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Pandemonium in Tamil Nadu assembly as CM seeks confidence vote

Pandemonium reigned in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday with opposition parties demanding secret ballot to decide the fate of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami who proposed a confidence motion.Soon after the assembly began, Palaniswami moved the motion,...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party holds statewide demonstrations against Demonetization

Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday held demonstrations at the various places in Punjab against Modi government's decision of demonetization. AAP asked centre government to show the complete data of black money received by government after the implementation of...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Protesting DMK MLAs taken into custody

Police on Saturday took into custody DMK MLAs as they sat on protest, led by party chief M.K. Stalin, on Marina beach here against the manner in which the party legislators were evicted from the state assembly.DMK's Working President Stalin, along with party...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Dead rat in midday meal not one-off incident in Delhi : BJP

The BJP on Friday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the aftermath of nine students of a government school being taken ill after a dead rat was found in their midday meal.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the case...

16-Feb-2017 Agartala

48-hour shut-down cripples life in Tripura, tension runs high

Normal life was severely affected in the tension-ridden Gandacherra sub-division in Tripura on Thursday, as a local tribal party called for a48-hour shut-down to protest "police high-handedness".The state police said that the government, semi-government as...

14-Feb-2017 Ahmedabad

Farmers clash with cops over water to Nano, auto plants in Gujarat

The industrial cluster around Tata Motors' Nano plant witnessed a major clash on Tuesday when a rally of farmers protesting against allocation of water to industries from a Narmada dam canal was dispersed by police using force.Police cane-charged the farmers...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Congress walks out of Lok Sabha over Modi remark

The Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "raincoat" jibe against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, demanding an apology for it.Raising ths issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said Modi's...

05-Feb-2017 New Delhi

500 AIIMS nurses in Delhi on strike

Over 500 nurses of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here went on strike on Sunday over the death of a nurse during treatment at the hospital, officials said.According to a senior official, a nurse named Rajveer Kaur, who was being treated...

01-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Protesters demand Hafiz Saeed's release, set Trump, Modi effigy on fire

Protests in Pakistan demanding the release of India-wanted militant leader Hafiz Saeed escalated on Wednesday as Syed Salahuddin, Hizb-ul Mujhadeen chief, called upon Islamabad to reverse its detention order, which it termed "painful and cowardly".Saeed was detained...

01-Feb-2017 Kohima

Two killed in clashes between Nagaland Police, public

Two persons were killed and nearly a dozen injured in Nagaland late on Tuesday night following clashes between the police and public in the wake of the state government's decision to hold the urban local body elections.The local elections in 12 towns across...

31-Jan-2017 Lahore

Massive JuD protests in Pakistan over Hafiz Saeed's arrest

Hundreds of supporters of arrested Jamat-ud-Dawah founder Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday staged protests across major cities of Pakistan, including Lahore and Islamabad, against the government's decision to place the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks alleged mastermind under...

23-Jan-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu legalizes Jallikattu, police action sparks violence

Tamil Nadu on Monday passed a law legalizing Jallikattu, the bull taming sport, hours after a police crackdown on young protesters at the Marina beach here triggered widespread violence.The law replaces the Prevention of cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment)...

23-Jan-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu legalizes Jallikattu, police action sparks violence

Tamil Nadu on Monday passed a law legalizing Jallikattu, the bull taming sport, hours after a police crackdown on young protesters at the Marina beach here triggered widespread violence.The law replaces the Prevention of cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment)...

23-Jan-2017 Chennai

Police evict Jallikattu protesters in Tamil Nadu

Nearly a week after watching on the sidelines the Jallikattu protest on the Marina Beach and in other places in the state, the Tamil Nadu Police on Monday morning started evicting the protesters.Jallikattu is a popular bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu.The police...

21-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu protest is for change : Ramadoss

Call it by whatever name, the protest by the Tamil Nadu youth -- students and working professionals -- against the ban on for Jallikattu has no parallel in the recent times and is welcome, former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss.The youth in...

21-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu : Protestors mood is still combative

The mood of the youth gathered in large numbers at the Marina beach here is still combative demanding the holding of Jallikattu and banning the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)."The state and central government's decision to bring out an...

20-Jan-2017

Making a case for Jallikattu

The tradition of Jallikattu is many thousands of years old in Tamil Nadu. The recent ban on this festive event has the entire state up in arms.What typically happens during Jallikattu is that a bull which has been caged in for a while is suddenly released...

20-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu protests continue in Tamil Nadu

Massive protests across Tamil Nadu in support of Jallikattu, the bull taming sport, intensified on Friday with traders downing their shutters, taxi, auto-rickshaw and truck operators staying off the roads.The DMK party has announced to hold protests on rail...

19-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jallikattu supporters resent import of jersey cows

At a time when Tamil Nadu youth are protesting in support of Jallikattu -- the bull taming sport -- for preservation of the native bull breed, a consignment of 60 imported jersey cows have arrived in the city, said native cattle breeders."What is the need...

19-Jan-2017 Chennai/New Delhi

Jallikattu : Protests to intensify as Modi dashes hopes of ordinance

The ongoing massive protests in support of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu looks set to intensify with train blockades, worker strikes and continuing student protests state wide.The trigger for the stir to intensify was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress demands RBI Governor's resignation, gheraos RBI offices

The Congress on Wednesday held nation-wide protests against "poor implementation" of demonetisation and gheraoed RBI offices in different state capitals demanding restoration of the apex bank's autonomy and resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel.In Mumbai,...

18-Jan-2017 Mumbai/Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Congress protest note ban outside RBI office, demand governor quit

Staging a vociferous countrywide protests against demonetisation on Wednesday, the Congress demanded the resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel even as police baton-charged them in Nagpur.Leading a protest march to the RBI headquarters...

18-Jan-2017 Nagpur

Congressmen protesting against note ban caned

Congress activists protesting against demonetisation outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here on Wednesday were attacked with canes by police.The protesters led by former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and party leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil raised anti-government...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress workers gherao RBI office to protest demonetisation

Hundreds of Congress party protesters gheraoed the RBI office here on Wednesday with slogans denouncing demonetisation and the Centre's role in "destruction of the RBI's autonomy".The agitators vented their anger against the BJP-led government for "expropriation...

18-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Agitator shot dead in Bengal as protest turns violent

A person was shot dead and another received bullet injury in his arm in a violent clash between villagers and the police on Tuesday evening in West Bengal.The clash took place in South 24 Parganas district's Bhangar-II block as an ongoing protest against...

17-Jan-2017 Hyderabad

Protest rocks Hyderabad varsity on Rohith suicide anniversary

Protests rocked the University of Hyderabad on Tuesday as police stopped students and activists from entering the campus on the first anniversary of research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide.Police arrested scores of protestors as they tried to defy the ban orders...

15-Jan-2017 Bhopal

Children hit streets against police officer's transfer

Hundreds of children hit the streets in Katni town in Madhya Pradesh to protest the transfer of a police officer who unearthed a Hawala scam.The protests on Sunday, which continued for the sixth day, were staged to demand Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

70 BJP councillors detained outside Kejriwal residence

Police on Friday detained around 70 BJP councillors from outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence while staging a protest.A BJP leader told IANS earlier that 120 councillors were arrested."We detained the protesters but let them go after half...

09-Jan-2017 Kolkata/New Delhi

Trinamool launches nationwide protest to seek Modi's ouster

Upping the ante against BJP-led central government over demonetisation and "vendetta politics", the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Trinamool staged...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Manoj Tiwari detained for protesting outside Kejriwal's residence

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was detained on Monday for demonstrating outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here, seeking an explanation for alleged charges of nepotism.Tiwari led the demonstration demanding dismissal of Delhi's Home and...

09-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool launches nationwide protest seeking Modi's ouster

Flaying the Centre over demonetisation, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "save the country".Terming as "flop show" Modi's November 8 decision of...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Protesting Trinamool MPs detained in Delhi

The Trinamool Congress MPs were on Thursday detained from near the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) here as they tried to march towards it to protest the arrest of their fellow MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday.No less than 32 Trinamool members of Parliament...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

NSUI protests against JNU students suspension

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday staged a protest outside the Human Resource Development Ministry office here against the suspension of at least eight students by the JNU administration a day earlier.The students wing of Congress...

22-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Don't disrupt democratic decision making : IIT-Kgp

The IIT-Kharagpur on Thursday dubbed as "undemocratic" the agitation by a section of students demanding the rollback of a registration fee hike, but said efforts were on to engage with them in a reasonable manner."The efforts to engage with them in a reasonable...

21-Dec-2016 Kolkata

IIT-Kgp students on indefinite hunger strike against fee hike

A section of IIT-Kharagpur students are on hunger strike since Tuesday afternoon demanding the rollback of a registration fee hike they say is "unjustified".The decision of the hike, if enacted, would be effective from January 2017.They prevented the AIIT-KGP...

18-Dec-2016 Imphal

Protesters torch 22 vehicles in Manipur district, curfew imposed

At least 22 cars, buses and other vehicles were torched in Manipur's Imphal East district on Sunday by residents protesting against the Naga economic blockade and violence spread to more areas, leading to authorities imposing curfew throughout the district...

15-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Congress workers show black flags to RBI Governor

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on Thursday faced a noisy black flag demonstration from Congress workers at the NSCBI Airport here.He was on his way back to Mumbai after the apex bank's board meeting here.At least 20 Congress workers surrounded his...

14-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Trinamool protests in front of Reserve Bank

The Trinamool Congress's members of Parliament on Wednesday organised a sit-in in front of the Reserve Bank of India office in Kolkata to protest the insufficient supply of new currency notes in the state.The sit-in was held on a day when RBI Governor Urjit...

04-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Frustrated Delhiites protest with 'ATM pooja'

Frustrated over "No Cash" messages displayed outside banks and ATMs, residents of an east Delhi locality on Sunday organised a 'pooja' of an ATM, praying that it dispenses some cash.The unique worhip was organised in east Delhi's Jagatpuri area, where over 50 local...

01-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Cash-strapped on pay day, people gherao bank official in Kolkata

Irate customers on Thursday gheraoed a bank manager in southwest Kolkata and a section of government staff protested at the RBI office here as banks and ATMs failed to dispense adequate cash on pay day, leading to chaos at various places.Operations at the...

01-Dec-2016 Kathmandu

Opposition obstructs Nepal Parliament over constitution amendment bill

Nepal's main opposition party Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist on Thursday obstructed and later boycotted the proceedings of the Legislature-Parliament in protest against the introduction of the constitution amendment bill.After a year's hiatus...

28-Nov-2016

Opposition protests at Mahatma statue in Parliament complex

Opposition parties on Monday staged a protest against the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament House complex as both the houses witnessed pandemonium over the issue.Leaders from the Congress, Communist...

28-Nov-2016 Jammu

Congress stages protest on Highway at Ramban

The Congress Party activists today held strong protest demonstration at Ramban and blocked highway,Congress workers protest led by former minister and member legislative assembly Banihal Vikar Rasool Wani accused BJP led NDA government on demonetization...

20-Nov-2016 Chandigarh

Towering protests spell big nuisance for Chandigarh VIP zone

This is one protest that has literally gone sky-high and is forcing authorities to look up to the protesters.In the high-security zone of Chandigarh's upscale Sector 3, which has the bungalows of the Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers, ministers and other...

18-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'ST status to new Assam communities will destroy existing tribes'

The central government's proposal to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six advanced and populous communities in Assam will destroy the existing tribes, the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) said on Friday.Describing the...

18-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala CM, ministers, Yechury protest outside RBI

In a first of its kind in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led a protest outside the RBI office here along with 17 cabinet ministers and party leader Sitaram Yechury.Vijayan and senior leaders from the Left Democratic Front walked from the Martyr's...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

BJP workers protest against Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday staged a protest against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal outside the secretariat for his "support towards the black money holders".The protesting workers were detained by police as they raised slogans...

13-Nov-2016 Vidisha (MP)

Curfew, tension in MP after Bajrang Dal leader killed

Curfew was imposed in Vidisha town of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday as agitated mobs protesting the killing of a Bajrang Dal leader went on the rampage and set several shops on fire, the district police said.Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Choudhary told IANS...

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