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  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives 07-07-2014 09:18 AM

    Dubai: A Saudi court on Monday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many run-ins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • Sheila Dikshit had 31 ACs at official residence: RTI activist 04-07-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit had 31 air-conditioners, 15 desert coolers and 25 heaters installed at her official residence when in power, a RTI activist said on Thursday citing the response to his query. "Consumption of electricity and expenses on such a large fleet of electrical equipment...
  • NRI activist wants Centre to banish caste system 26-06-2014 05:18 PM

    Kolkata: A Dubai-based Indian lawyer-activist, on a pan-Indian mission to abolish the caste system and who has served notice to the Centre, claimed on Thursday that the government would act on his plea by the end of this calendar year. NRI activist K.K. Sarachandra Bose, who originally hails from Kerala,...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls 24-06-2014 03:10 PM

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political...
  • 'Alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand not viable' 12-06-2014 06:03 PM

    Noted human rights activist and Padmashree awardee Avdhash Kaushal on Thursday said propagation of various alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand was the handiwork of vested interest groups and not a viable option. "Uttarakhand alone has the potential of generating 37,000 MW of power from hydroelectricity projects," Kaushal said, adding...
  • Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, party workers arrested for 'assaulting' JSEB official 03-06-2014 10:07 AM

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 50party workers and leaders have been sent to 14-day judicial custody forallegedly assaulting a Jharkhand State Electricity Board official over a power crisis issue in the state. Yashwant Sinha and approximately300 party workers and leaders were arrested earlier on Monday for the alleged assault....
  • Fifteen peacocks killed in Nagaur this week, allege animal rights activist 31-05-2014 03:52 PM

    Fifteen peacocks have been killed in Nagaur district of the state this week, an animal rights activist on Saturday alleged. Babulal Jaju, state in-charge of People for Animals, an animal welfare organisation, has alleged that seven peacocks were found dead on May 28 while carcasses of eight others were found...
  • West Bengal: 20 injured in BJP-TMC clash in Bashirhat 27-05-2014 07:19 PM

    Barasat: Twenty persons were injured in a BJP-TMC clash at Bashirhat's Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district this morning, police said. Five persons, with bullet injuries, were taken to the Khulna Rural Hospital following the clash in Sandeshkhali's Halderbheri where bombs and guns were used, they said. "This is a...
  • ABVP activists vandalise seminar venue in Patna 24-05-2014 03:54 PM

    Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday ransacked the venue of a seminar in Patna, which was organised to discuss the arrest of a Delhi University professor for his alleged links with Maoists. Shouting slogans like 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram', over three dozen ABVP...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion 21-05-2014 11:49 AM

    Three trucks were set on fire by suspected activists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, the police said on Wednesday. The trucks were set ablaze near Senah area on Tuesday night after the drivers and helpers were asked by the militants to get off, Superintendent...
  • Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist, seeks speedy probe into alleged murder 19-05-2014 08:15 AM

    AAP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the wife of an RTI activist who was found dead in his burnt car here. Kejriwal was accompanied by senior party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh. Chandra Mohan Sharma's charred body was found inside his car near...
  • Egypt courts convict 170 of violent attacks in mass trials 18-05-2014 09:45 PM

    Cairo: A pair of Egyptian courts on Sunday convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi on charges over violent attacks last year, the country's latest mass trials ahead of this month's presidential elections. The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta city of Kafr...
  • LS polls: BJP activist expelled for six years from party 09-05-2014 05:52 PM

    Mangalore: A BJP activist was expelled from the party for six years for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In a statement, the district BJP unit announced that Srikar Prabhu, executive committee member of Karnataka BJP had been expelled on their recommendation. The expulsion would...
  • Four sentenced to life in gangrape case, Rs 10,000 fine imposed 08-05-2014 10:18 PM

    A court in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Thursday convicted four persons to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 each after finding them guilty in a gangrape case. The Additional District Judge-I OP Rai passed the order convicting the accused persons to life imprisonment and imposed Rs. 10,000...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest 07-05-2014 08:34 PM

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 02-05-2014 09:59 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: UPA to set up probe panel over Gujarat Snoopgate case 02-05-2014 08:23 PM

    The government is going ahead with a probe into the Gujarat snoopgate scandal. It will appoint a judge to head the probe panel by May 16 before the new government is formed. ...
  • RTI activist found dead in his car 02-05-2014 06:22 PM

    An RTI activist was found dead in a burnt car near Eldeco Crossing in Greater Noida, police said on Friday. Chandra Mohan Sharma's charred body was found inside his car last night after passersby informed the police that the vehicle caught fire, a police official said. Sharma was an employee...
  • Noida: RTI activist burnt to death in a car 'accident' 02-05-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: An RTI activist, Chandramohan, was burnt to death when his car caught fire on Friday. According to the police his car was giving him trouble for the past three days and on Thursday, he removed the CNG kit out of the car. There is no word yet on...
  • MP ATS arrests suspected SIMI member Gulrez Ali 27-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Madhya Pradesh police's Anti- Terrorist Squad on Sunday arrested a Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activist Gulrez Ali from the station area when a police team from Delhi was about to bring back another SIMI activist Abu Faisal. ATS sleuths caught Gulrez from the station area where they were...
  • Traders allegedly beaten up by PLFI activists, 3 injured 26-04-2014 08:53 AM

    A group of traders were allegedly beaten up activists of the outlawed People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) injuring three of them seriously in a weekly market in the Naxal-affected Khunti district. Laced with fire-arms, around ten PLFI activists including three in uniform, arrived in the weekly market at Gullu...
  • Wildlife activists demand action against ashram for violating Wildlife Protection Act 22-04-2014 12:51 PM

    Wildlife activists on Tuesday demanded action against an ashram in Gokul-Mahavan for keeping 400 blackbucks and an elephant captive in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act. On April 18, Naresh Kadyan, Representative of OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection) in India, Master Trainer, AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India) and...
  • Animal welfare activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home 20-04-2014 11:25 AM

    New York: Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police watched, and doormen...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur 17-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,...
  • Former SIMI activist convicted for communal propaganda 26-03-2014 09:22 PM

    A local court today sentenced a former activist of the banned organisation Students Islamic Movement of India to two years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 for spreading communal hatred. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Deepak Kumar Pandey handed out the sentence to Rafiq alias Babloo (46). According to...
  • 14 suspected SIMI members who were arrested last year get bail 24-03-2014 11:17 PM

    A local court granted bail to 14 suspected Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists on Monday, who were arrested last year in Chhattisgarh. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar granted bail to Umer Siddique, Mohammed Dawood, Abdul Wahid, Abdul Aziz, Sheikh Azizullah, Hayat, Sheikh Habibullah, Mohammed Aslam,...
  • Actress Gul Panag to contest LS polls from Chandigarh on AAP ticket 13-03-2014 04:21 PM

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actress Gul Panag who made her foray into politics by joining the Aam Aadmi Party was on Thursday announced as the party's candidate from Chandigarh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. After being formally allotted the Chandigarh seat, Gul Panag, who is also an activist said, "I am...
  • Activist writes to President, demands animal sex websites to be banned 12-03-2014 03:58 PM

    Naresh Kadyan, an activist, has demanded a ban on animal sex websites.Kadyan told IANS that he has sent a petition to the President and state and central government departments concerned. "Not only animal sex websites show cruelty to animals but there are instances of youth being misguided," Kadyan said.He added...
  • 5 PLFI ultras arrested, large cache of arms seized 11-03-2014 08:29 AM

    Five ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi districts, the police said on Monday. While two ultras were arrested from Khunti district on Monday night, three more were taken into custody from...
  • Won't support any political party ahead of LS polls, announces Bhartiya Kisan Union 10-03-2014 12:54 PM

    The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Monday announced that it is not in favour of siding with any political party ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "BKU has decided not to support any political party in the Lok Sabha polls and no activist of the organisation would be allowed...