ACTIVIST

  • Agra: NGOs provide shelter to homeless to survive the chill December 10, 2014

    Agra: With the temperature dropping by each passing day and this Taj city enveloped in a misty fog in the morning, night shelters set up by voluntary groups are providing succour to the needy. As official agencies usually keep dragging their feet citing a resource crunch for providing shelter to the...
  • Hundreds of revellers dance, celebrate Queer Pride Parade in Delhi November 30, 2014

    The Delhi Queer Pride Parade - a much-awaited celebration by queer community in the capital, will start in a few moments from now. To celebrate their identities and stand against oppression and violence, the LGBT community marches towards a future without discrimination and prejudice. We live blog the parade...
  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as voting for the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started on November 25, there is a fear among the people in the Valley that the situation may turn for the worse if the new government fails to provide a clean, corruption-free and efficient administration. A political analyst in...
  • UP Police shares same views as their political masters, says activist Kavita Srivastava October 30, 2014

    "The UP police doesn't make arrests because they think the same way as the rest of the society. So whenever a woman says that she has been subjected to sexual or other kind of violence they are programmed to say no you invited it," said activist Kavita Srivastava. ...
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserves to be known, says economist Amartya Sen October 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, economist Amartya Sen said that Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserved to be known. "Satyarthi proved illegal does not mean impossible to exist. People should know that billion dollar deals does not mean that India has overcome all its problems," said Amartya. ...
  • Watch: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi celebrate his win October 11, 2014

    Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi wins the Nobel Peace Prize making the nation proud. He is seen celebrating his achievement with his family and friends. ...
  • Kerala: Activists allege illegal transfer of elephants October 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Animal rights activists have voiced concern over illegal transfer of ownership of captive elephants in the state. Heritage Animal Task Force, a Kerala-based animal rights group has alleged that the ownership of elephants was transferred in violation of the directives of the National Wildlife Crime Control Bureau by private...
  • Teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, shot at by Taliban in 2012, wins 2014 Nobel Peace Prize October 10, 2014

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Kiran Bedi holds the district administration responsible for the Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that the district administration was to be blamed for whatever happened in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. "Callous attitude, no leadership, lack of coordination by the authorities were the various reasons for the stampede," said Kiran Bedi. ...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • ProTibet activists continue protest against Jinping's visit to India September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists continue their protests over the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit on Thursday. Ten Tibetan activists were detained on Wednesday outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester as he was...
  • Ujjain: 13 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Vikram University VC September 17, 2014

    Ujjain: Thirteen Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the commotion caused by a group of allegedly right wing activists at the University of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Vice Chancellor of Vikram University Jawahar Kaul suffered a minor attack and had to...
  • ProTibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists in Delhi staged protests on Wednesday as India awaited Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival. Ten Tibetan activists were detained outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester being dragged...
  • RTI activists write to President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: RTI activists and former Information Commissioners on Thursday urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to take immediate steps to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC). In a letter to the President, the activists said that it is a matter of grave concern that the post...
  • Kerala CM assures swift action in RSS activist's murder September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that all accused in the murder of an activist of RSS in Kannur have been arrested and produced before a court. In a letter to Singh, he said all the accused in the murder of E...
  • AngloIndian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadubased social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of AngloIndian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33yearold Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • 'Dead' RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma arrested August 28, 2014

    Noida: RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was presumed to be dead after a charred body was found in his car, was on Thursday evening arrested by police. On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police had detained Sharma and his lover in Karnataka. According to police, Sharma might have faked his death...
  • Did UP RTI activist fake his own death for love? August 27, 2014

    Noida: Three months after the charred body of RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma was found in his car in Greater Noida, the plot has thickened. It has now emerged that the body may not be Sharma's. In fact, the police says that he may have faked his death to be...
  • UP Police arrests RTI activist who was believed to be dead three months ago August 27, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was believed to be dead three months ago. Three months ago a charred body in a burnt car in Greater Noida was claimed to be the activist's body. The police say that Sharma had run away. The...
  • Bangalore: Right wing activist arrested for derogatory remarks on FaceBook August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: A rightwing activist has been arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women and a community in his Facebook posts. VR Bhat was arrested on Sunday and police are now considering invoking the stringent Goonda Act against him. "We are examining the possibility of booking VR Bhat, the accused who...
  • Anees Jillani: Talks about the growing intolerance of the people July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, human rights activist Anees Jillani talked about the unfortunate death of the three people in Pakistan over posting of a blasphemous picture on Facebook. He said that it was high time the government would do something towards the growing intolerance of the people. ...
  • Shive Sena activist murdered in Thane July 22, 2014

    Thane: A Shiv Sena activist was murdered on Tuesday allegedly by two unknown persons, which police suspect a fallout of previous enmity. The incident occurred in Naupada locality this evening when Sanjay Rokade (40) was parking his car near an automobile shop, said senior police inspector DD Pagare of Naupada police...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA DirectorGeneral Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • Bangalore rape case; stir continues, ABVP workers clash with police July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Protests over alleged rape of a sixyear old girl turned violent on Monday as ABVP activists clashed with police in front of the public school, where the incident happened, leading to a lathicharge. After heated arguments, ABVP activists who besieged the Vibgyor High School, which is facing public anger for...
  • Activists voice concern over shrinking forest cover July 18, 2014

    With the forestrich Chhattisgarh losing its green cover to development activities, mining and encroachment, environment activists have voiced their concern against the forests being "sacrificed" in the name of growth. An Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR)2013 released recently by the Centre has revealed that forest cover in the state declined...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives July 7, 2014

    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 runins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • Sheila Dikshit had 31 ACs at official residence: RTI activist July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit had 31 airconditioners, 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 can...
  • NRI activist wants Centre to banish caste system June 26, 2014

    Kolkata: A Dubaibased Indian lawyeractivist, on a panIndian 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, has...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    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 chart...