Activist

  • Anees Jillani: Talks about the growing intolerance of the people 3 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, 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 Director-General 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 six-year 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 forest-rich 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 run-ins 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 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 can...
  • NRI activist wants Centre to banish caste system June 26, 2014

    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, 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...
  • 'Alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand not viable' June 12, 2014

    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 "this...
  • Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, party workers arrested for 'assaulting' JSEB official June 3, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 50 party workers and leaders have been sent to 14-day judicial custody for allegedly assaulting a Jharkhand State Electricity Board official over a power crisis issue in the state. Yashwant Sinha and approximately 300 party workers and leaders were arrested earlier on Monday for the alleged assault. Incidentally, Sinha...
  • Fifteen peacocks killed in Nagaur this week, allege animal rights activist May 31, 2014

    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 on...
  • West Bengal: 20 injured in BJP-TMC clash in Bashirhat May 27, 2014

    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 political...
  • ABVP activists vandalise seminar venue in Patna May 24, 2014

    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 activists...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion May 21, 2014

    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 of...
  • Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist, seeks speedy probe into alleged murder May 19, 2014

    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 Eldeco...
  • Egypt courts convict 170 of violent attacks in mass trials May 18, 2014

    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 el-Sheikh...
  • LS polls: BJP activist expelled for six years from party May 9, 2014

    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...
  • Four sentenced to life in gangrape case, Rs 10,000 fine imposed May 8, 2014

    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 fine...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    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 May 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: UPA to set up probe panel over Gujarat Snoopgate case May 2, 2014

    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 May 2, 2014

    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 at Honda...
  • Noida: RTI activist burnt to death in a car 'accident' May 2, 2014

    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 April 27, 2014

    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 present...
  • Traders allegedly beaten up by PLFI activists, 3 injured April 26, 2014

    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 under...
  • Wildlife activists demand action against ashram for violating Wildlife Protection Act April 22, 2014

    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 Member...
  • Animal welfare activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home April 20, 2014

    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 photographed...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur April 17, 2014

    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, a...
  • Former SIMI activist convicted for communal propaganda March 26, 2014

    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 the prosecution,...