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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,...

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...

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