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31-Jul-2019 Kolkata

Patients suffer as doctors' strike partly affects Bengal

Patients in some state-run hospitals of West Bengal suffered on Wednesday following a nationwide call for strike given by the Indian Medical Association  (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019.Adhering to IMA's call for boycotting...

31-Jul-2019 Chandigarh

Doctors from Punjab, Haryana join nationwide strike

Medical services were affected in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday after doctors of state-run hospitals joined a day-long strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019.The impact of the...

30-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Uproar in LS over Unnao rape victim's accident

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed uproar over a road accident in Uttar Pradesh in which the Unnao rape victim was critically injured and two others killed, with the Congress seeking a statement from Home Minister Amit Shah.When Speaker Om Birla allowed...

29-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Doctors, medical students protest against Medical Bill

Doctors and students from various hospitals and colleges protested here on Monday alleging that the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill will only give a boost to quacks.The demonstration came in response to a call from the Indian Medical Association (IMA).The...

26-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Noisy scenes in Assam House over flood, toll 80

With the flood-related toll in Assam reaching 80, the first day of the monsoon session of the Assam assembly witnessed noisy scenes on Friday with the Opposition staging a walkout protesting the government's failure to handle the issue.With the death of five...

24-Jul-2019 Ranchi

Jharkhand Assembly witnesses war of slogans

Slogans like "Jai Sri Ram", "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Jai Sarna" were raised in the Jharkhand Assembly on Wednesday when the opposition moved amendment to the 1927 Forest Act.When Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Kunal Sarangi moved the adjournment motion...

17-Jul-2019 Mumbai

Shiv Sena takes out procession against private insurance firms

Ruling ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray led a huge procession targeting the high-handed attitude of various private insurance companies in the matter of crop insurance for farmers, here on Wednesday.The procession began from the Asian Heart Institute...

13-Jul-2019 Panaji

Congress stages silent protest in Panaji

Various wings of the Congress in Goa on Saturday held a silent protest at state capital's Azad maidan, accusing the BJP-led government of murdering democracy by engineering a split in the state party and inducting 10 MLAs into the ruling party.Speaking to reporters,...

11-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Congress walks out of RS, CPI slams Budget

The political drama in Karnataka and Goa echoed yet again in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with Congress members walking out of the House.Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma blamed the BJP for stoking instability in Karnataka and said the developments posed...

02-Jul-2019 Kolkata

Now Kolkata's yellow taxis join app cab strike

Commuters in Kolkata had a harrying time for the second day at a stretch on Tuesday as yellow taxis went off the road, joining the online cabs which had called a 48-hour strike to press for a host of demands.Passengers seemed out of their wits in busy areas like...

17-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal's week-long health services logjam over as doctors end strike

The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was withdrawn on Monday shortly after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges."We withdraw our...

17-Jun-2019 Panaji

Goa doctors stage march against attack on doctors

Over hundred doctors of the Goa Indian Medical Association (IMA) staged a protest march wearing black bands to express solidarity with doctors on strike against attack on a medical practitioner in West Bengal.Speaking to reporters, Goa IMA President Anil...

17-Jun-2019 Agartala

Tripura doctors cease work in state-hospital OPDs

Doctors in all government hospitals in Tripura on Monday ceased work in the OPDs (Outpatient Patient Departments) in solidarity with the striking medicos of Kolkata.The strike call has been given by the Tripura chapter of the Indian Medical Association and the...

16-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Patients suffer as Bengal doctors strike enters 6th day

Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day.Sunday  being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of...

15-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Striking doctors reject Mamata's call for talks

Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Saturday once again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal for talks at the state secretariat - Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to NRS Medical College and Hospital to...

14-Jun-2019 New Delhi/Kolkata

Doctors across India protest Bengal assault, patients seek solution

Doctors, including kin of top Trinamool Congress leaders, held protests across the country on Friday in solidarity with their agitating colleagues in West Bengal even as Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and relatives of patients urged both sides to end the...

14-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Celebrities join docs in Kolkata rally demanding dialogue

Expressing solidarity with the protesting doctors of West Bengal, a number of film personalities, singers, painters, civil right activists and common people on Friday participated in a 2-kilometre march here alongside medicos of various hospitals.The participants...

14-Jun-2019 Hyderabad/Vijayawada

Doctors in Andhra, Telangana stage protests

Doctors in the government-run and private hospitals in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Friday staged protests to express their solidarity with the protesting doctors in Kolkata.On a call given by Indian Medical Association (IMA), doctors at all...

14-Jun-2019 New Delhi

India unhappy over Pakistan not giving visa to official Sikh jatha

India has registered a strong protest at Pakistan governments refusal to grant visa to an "official jatha" comprising 87 pilgrims who wanted to go there on the martyrdom day of Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, sources said here on Friday.The Ministry of External Affairs...

14-Jun-2019 Amritsar

Pakistan-bound Sikh pilgrims stranded at Attari

At least 130 Sikh pilgrims heading for Pakistan were left stranded at the Attari railway station on Friday as the Indian government did not grant them permission to cross the international border.The pilgrims, mostly elderly and hailing from various parts...

12-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Didi-BJP face-off: Water cannons greet saffron brigade in Kolkata

Hundreds of BJP activists on Wednesday marched towards the Kolkata Police headquarters in Lalbazar, only to be stunted midway by the police who fired water cannons and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the mob.Amid heightened security arrangements, the saffron...

12-Jun-2019 Kolkata

4 injured as stones pelted at doctors in Bengal hospital

Amid protests by doctors in several districts of West Bengal, four junior doctors were injured when stones were pelted at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, an official said."The doctors were peacefully holding a dharna when some hooligans...

06-Jun-2019 Islamabad

13 killed in clash between two groups in Pakistan

At least 13 people were killed and several others injured in a clash between two armed groups in Multan district of Pakistan on Wednesday, local reports said.Members of one of the groups opened fire on people belonging to the other when they were coming...

04-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Trinamool protests gas price hike, unemployment

Days after the Narendra Modi-led Central government took charge for the second term, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday took out rallies across the state to  protest against high unemployment, hike in cooking gas prices and anticipated...

01-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Clash as 'Jai Shri Ram' shouting BJP workers protest in Bengal

Police carried out a baton charge to disperse a group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters shouting "Jai Shri Ram" at a demonstration at Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas district on Saturday, ahead of a Trinamool Congress meeting in the area.The police...

27-May-2019 Mumbai

Maharashtra students protest against medico's suicide

The Students Federation of India (SFI) and other student organisations staged vociferous protests against the recent suicide of a post-graduate woman medical student due to alleged casteist abuse in a Mumbai hospital and demanded stringent action against...

24-May-2019 Kolkata

Bengal witnesses violence post result declaration

Clashes between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party and other incidents of violence were reported from Bankura, Cooch Behar and other districts in West Bengal, police said on Friday."On Friday, some BJP workers attacked...

14-May-2019 Kolkata

Shah's roadshow stoned, Trinamool activists blamed

Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad activists allegedly hurled stones at BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow here on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which three motorbikes were set ablaze in the College Street area and many sustained injuries.Shah later accused...

14-May-2019 Pathankot

Priyanka faces protest over Pitroda's remarks

Hundreds of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Tuesday protested against the visit of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi here for campaigning in favour of her party's candidate Sunil Jakhar.The protesters pointed out the statement of Congress leader...

29-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Jet staff confident of securing Rs 3,000 cr fund, seek SBI nod to bid

Sensing the options to revive the grounded Jet Airways are fast running out, a group of airline employees has written to SBI seeking permission to allow a consortium of employees and external investors to bid for the management control of the company.The employee...

20-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Jet pilot shoots tough questions at management

An old-timer and veteran Jet Airways pilot Sudhir Gaur has blamed the management for keeping 22,000 employees in the dark over the turn of events that led to complete suspension of the airline's operations leaving the staff in lurch.The senior captain,...

04-Feb-2019 Kolkata/New Delhi

Centre, Bengal stand-off continues as Mamata carries on sit-in

The unprecedented stand-off between the Narendra Modi government and the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal stretched to the second day on Monday as the feisty Chief Minister continued her sit-in at the city hub, while central paramilitary force troopers...

14-Jan-2019 Chandigarh

Symbolic Hunger Strike Continues In Day 25

National Scheduled Castes Alliance continued its struggle against the State Government by resuming the second stage of its Pamphlet drive. Civil Secretariat Punjab in Chandigarh was the targeted area to reach out awareness over the atrocities being dealt to Scheduled...

03-Jan-2019 Thiruvananthapuram

Widespread violence in Kerala during shutdown over Sabarimala

A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called to denounce the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple saw major violence on Thursday, a rarity compared to the regular strikes the state witnesses from time to time.The Sabarimala Karma Samithi (SKS), which had...

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...

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