DISSIDENCE

  • Delhi: Dissidence in Congress, BJP over tickets November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: With the Aam Aadmi Party emerging as a strong contender and opinion polls projecting a hung Assembly, the Congress and the BJP are facing one of their toughest challenges in Delhi. The two national parties are also battling with infighting over ticket distribution. A day after the BJP named...
  • Watch artist Anish Kapoor's 'Gangnam for Freedom' November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: British artist of Indian origin, Anish Kapoor, has made his own version of a music video which features the global super hit number 'Gangnam Style' by Korean rap sensation Psy in support of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei and to promote freedom of speech and expression. Kapoor's version of the...
  • Yahoo says it backs privacy after dissident freed September 2, 2012

    Beijing: Yahoo has issued a statement saying it supports free speech and privacy on the Internet, a day after the release of a Chinese dissident who was convicted on evidence supplied by the company. Yahoo Inc. said it condemns political suppression "wherever and however it occurs." The statement released Saturday did not...
  • Karnataka: Tense days ahead for BJP, new CM July 17, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party and its new chief minister in Karnataka, Jagadish Shettar, face testing times with continued dissidence casting shadow over a crucial assembly session starting July 19. That is also the day voting takes place to elect the next president of India, an additional burden on the...
  • PM voices concern over growing intolerance June 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Expressing concern over growing intolerance among people of dissent, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday favoured a rational discourse because narrow mindedness might affect creative instincts. The Prime Minister noted that people are losing the ability to engage in rational discourse where different points of views are expressed. "Public debate was...
  • Blind dissident can apply to study abroad: China May 4, 2012

    Beijing/Washington: China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis that has soured relations between Beijing and Washington. But some sounded a note of caution over expectations of any quick resolution to an issue that is bound...
  • Chinese activist Chen under heavy security at Beijing hospital May 4, 2012

    Chen Guangcheng, who is in a hospital in Beijing, has said that he wants to leave China as he and his family no longer feel safe. ...
  • 'Price rise, dissidence responsible for MCD poll defeat' April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Price rise, dissidence, lack of intensity in campaigning and failure to highlight "misdeeds" of BJPruled MCD were on Saturday identified by majority of Congress MLAs as reasons for the party's drubbing in municipal polls. At a meeting convened by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to analyse the poll outcome,...
  • Nobel aftermath: Chinese dissidents silenced December 11, 2010

    China heavy handed tactics to keep news about Liu Xiaobo out of public sight before the ceremony at Oslo is a measure to silence dissidents. ...
  • Liu Xiaobo's wife remains under house arrest December 11, 2010

    In Beijing, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's wife Liu Xia remains under house arrest. ...
  • Writers appeal for freedom of Liu Xiaobo December 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The pitch for the release of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has gathered fresh momentum with more than 500 highprofile literary signatories from around the world joining ranks with the Internationales LiteraturfestivalBerlin. The litterateurs who have joined the crusade against Xiaobo's detention include the likes of John Ashbery,...
  • Chinese activist Liu to receive Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2010

    The Jailed Chinese activist will be represented by an empty chair at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Norway on Friday. ...
  • Obama calls for release of jailed Liu Xiaobo October 9, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called for the release of this year's Nobel peace prize winner jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Obama has praised Xiaobo as an eloquent and courageous supporter of human rights and democracy. A poet and literature professor, Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison...
  • Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Peace Nobel October 8, 2010

    Oslo, Norway: Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights" a prize likely to enrage the Chinese government, which had warned the Nobel committee not to honor him. Thorbjoern Jagland, the Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman,...
  • K'taka mess: Does BJP have a high command? November 8, 2009

    Bangalore: The lingering crisis in the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first government in Karnataka has brought to the fore the question who constitutes the party high command? The high command culture is usually associated with the Congress, which the BJP has been decrying for years. In the preIndira Gandhi period of...
  • Band of bother: the rise of the Reddy brothers October 31, 2009

    Bangalore: Once struggling entrepreneurs in Bellary district, the Reddy brothersKarnataka ministers G Janardhana Reddy and G Karunakara Reddyhave a lot to thank Congress president Sonia Gandhi and China's hunger for steel for the meteoric rise in their political and financial clout in just over ten years. They have mounted a campaign...
  • Next round of Karnataka BJP fight in Delhi October 31, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: The two factions in the Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) will take their fight to New Delhi where they will urge senior leaders to give them a hearing. The campaign to remove Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, BJP's first chief minister in Karnataka and south India,...
  • Kulkarni quits BJP for ideological differences August 24, 2009

    Sudheendra Kulkarni, a key aide to senior BJP leaders L K Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on Sunday announced he was ending his association with the party over "ideological differences". ...
  • BJP meet in Delhi to elect new Uttarakhand CM June 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday began a meeting of its Uttarakhand legislature Party to elect its new leader as Chief Minister Maj Gen (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri handed over his resignation to Party Chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. While accepting the resignation, the party had announced...
  • BJP asks Uttarakhand CM Khanduri to quit June 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri to resigna move to quell mounting dissent in the state party. The BJP in Uttarakhand has been in turmoil after it lost all five Lok Sabha seats in the state and dissidents led by senior...
  • Bush meeting Chinese dissidents sends wrong message: China July 31, 2008

    Beijing: China said a meeting between US President George W Bush and leading exiled Chinese dissidents sent "a seriously wrong message" to antiChina forces. "We express strong discontent and firm opposition to this," foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in a statement posted on his ministry's website late on Wednesday. "By arranging...
  • Two men who won't let Modi a helping hand December 2, 2007

    Gandhinagar: The BJP regards Keshubhai Patel as its tallest leader in Gujarat: a man who can be of immense help in winning the December elections. All that Keshubhai has to do is campaign for the BJP, but the former chief minister is neither speaking for the party nor against it....
  • BJP's Modi baiters want to team up with Cong October 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Dissident BJP leaders in Gujarat on Thursday said they need the Congress help to defeat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and prevent a triangular contest during Assembly elections in December. Leading dissident BJP leaders Gordhan Zadaphia and Suresh Mehta met at the residence of former chief minister Keshubhai Patel in...
  • Keshubhai's dissidence against Modi out in the open August 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The infighting in Gujarat BJP spilled out in the open on Wednesday after Chief Minister Narendra Modi's archrival Keshubhai Patel came out in the open against Modi, attacking his way of functioning. Patel also hinted at his support to party rebels. The open rebellion by Patel against Modi comes...
  • BJP young turks rise in revolt against Modi July 17, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Dissidence in the state unit of the BJP is showing a new pattern with the younger lot among the group coming out in the open to attack Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his policies. The dissidents, who were till now working in the shadows of leaders like former chief...