Hunger Strike

  • Nokia employees to go on one-day hunger strike on March 31; seek job security in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal 27-03-2014 05:14 PM

    Chennai: Employees of Finnish handset maker Nokia's plant at Sriperumbudur near here have decided to go on one-day hunger strike here next week, seeking job security to them in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal. Besides staging a hunger strike on March 31 in Chennai, the Nokia India Employees Union have...
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued 10-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan 03-02-2014 11:21 AM

    Mumbai: After Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another Congress MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat is weighing in on the issue of power tariff. Kamat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asking them to leave it to the consumers to decide...
  • NRI on hunger strike in London over right to vote 24-01-2014 09:40 PM

    An NRI IT consultant on Friday began a three-day hunger strike outside the Indian High Commission in London to protest the Indian government's failure to introduce absentee ballots for NRIs around the world. Nagendra Chindam is the co-founder of the Pravasi Bharat group set up in August 2012 to campaign...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise 15-01-2014 12:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The main opposition CPI (M) has began a fast in about 1,400 centres across Kerala protesting against the price hike of LPG and other essential commodities. Near general hospital in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, it was TN Seema MP who held the fast. The party has not given a...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast despite deteriorating health 09-10-2013 12:36 PM

    YSR Congress party YS Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite fast against the Centre's decision to divide Andhra Pradesh entered fifth day on Wednesday even as his condition continued to deteriorate. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, is suffering from dehydration and is having fever, doctors who examined him said....
  • After Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu begins fast against AP bifurcation 07-10-2013 09:27 AM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu has begun his indefinite fast in the national capital against Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation. He has also alleged 'political match-fixing' between some political parties of Andhra Pradesh and the Congress. "It is political match fixing. The Congress party did not follow any procedure....
  • Kingfisher's annual general meet today, employees threaten hunger strike over salary dues 24-09-2013 08:37 AM

    Grounded Kingfisher Airlines on Monday made a last-ditch attempt to preempt a hunger strike threat by its employees, by asking them to wait till Thursday, as airline expects some positive outcome from the hearing on the winding up petition against it, say sources. The Karnataka High Court is slated to...
  • Relay hunger-strike continues at Ravenshaw University ahead of student union elections 21-09-2013 01:54 PM

    With relay hunger-strike by some students continuing at the Ravenshaw University, its authorities have warned that if it persisted, a re-look would have to be given to holding student union elections scheduled early next month. "The campus is now witnessing student unrest at the drop of a hat and if...
  • Indian in Philippines on hunger strike over daughter's death 03-09-2013 05:26 PM

    Singapore:An Indian national in the Philippines has been on hunger strike since Aug 30 alleging negligence on the part of a hospital that led to his four-year-old daughter's death Ivan Fernandes, 51, has refused to eat anything until Chong Hua Hospital in the Philippines' Cebu City refunds the expenses he...
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  • Live: Jodhpur police begins questioning of Asaram 31-08-2013 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: 9:00 pm: Jodhpur police has started questioning Asaram in the sexual assault case of a 15-year-old Girl. 8:38 pm: A team of the Jodhpur police has reached Asaram's Indore ashram to interrogate him. 6:55 pm: Jodhpur police DCP Ajay Pal Lamba said that Asaram is medically fit for...
  • Sexual assault case: Girl's father sits on a fast as Asaram evades police team 31-08-2013 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: The father of the 15-year-old girl who has accused self-styled godman Asaram of sexual assault is now sitting on a hunger strike. The father is demanding prompt action against Asaram and says he won't eat until Asaram is arrested. Earlier, the girl's father had said his daughter is...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast on seventh day 31-08-2013 10:45 AM

    YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday continued his indefinite fast even as he was shifted from one hospital to another in view of his deteriorating condition. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, was shifted late on Friday night to Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Seer placed under house arrest in Amethi 27-08-2013 02:21 PM

    Sri Paramhans ashram seer Mauni Mahraj was on Tuesday placed under house arrest along with his followers when he tried to leave for Ayodhya to take part in the VHP yatra, which has been banned by the UP government. Peethasheewar Mauni Mahraj, 35 to 40 sadhus and about 500 others...
  • Students on hunger strike demand CBI probe into Pre-Medical Test scam 27-08-2013 10:17 AM

    Seven youths, including two girls, staged an indefinite hunger strike in Indore demanding a CBI probe into the recent Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam which was exposed by the police. "Because of the scam, a large number of eligible candidates failed to secure admission to medical colleges and therefore we are...
  • Jagan to launch stir from jail, mother Vijayamma calls off hunger strike 24-08-2013 08:22 PM

    YSR Congress honorary president YS Vijayamma on Saturday called off her indefinite fast opposing proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh after she was forcibly shifted to a hospital in Guntur in the wee hours. Vijayamma, who began indefinite hunger strike at Guntur on August 19, called off the protest in the...
  • Vijayamma, three TDP leaders on hunger strike shifted to hospital 24-08-2013 03:49 PM

    Four leaders including YSR Congress Honorary President Y Vijayamma, who went on an indefinite hunger strike in Guntur from August 19, opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh were on Saturday shifted to a local hospital after their health deteriorated, police said. Vijayamma along-with former TDP minister S Aruna, MLC N...
  • Solitary confinement in US prisons can be torture, says UN expert 24-08-2013 06:23 AM

    Solitary confinement of US prisoners can amount to torture, and California would be wrong to force-feed hunger-striking inmates protesting against the practice, a UN expert said on Friday. Californian prisoners launched a hunger strike on July 8 to demand an end to the housing of inmates in near-isolation for years...
  • Pro-united Andhra employees at Secretariat to go on strike over Telangana 22-08-2013 08:58 AM

    In fresh trouble for Andhra Pradesh government, already grappling with unrelenting stir by employees in Seemandhra region, the pro-united Andhra Pradesh employees at state Secretariat on Thursday announced indefinite strike from September 2 midnight. The employees, who have been agitating against the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh, gave a notice...
  • News briefs: CBSE introduces new elective course in Lucknow 06-08-2013 12:02 AM

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced a new elective subject, Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India, for Classes 11 and 12. The subject will help the students know more about Indias rich culture and heritage. The course combines various disciplines of study such as mathematics, chemistry, fine...
  • Kingfisher employees launch hunger strike 06-06-2013 11:47 PM

    Mumbai: A section of the employees of the grounded Kingfisher Airlines on Thursday sat on a hunger strike at the Kingfisher House in Mumbai, demanding immediate payment of salaries, which have been pending since last August. "As many as 60-70 employees are currently on an indefinite hunger strike at the...
  • Prisoners on hunger strike in Pak jail where Sarabjit died 15-05-2013 05:41 PM

    Lahore: Over 1,400 prisoners went on hunger strike at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore on Wednesday where Indian national Sarabjit Singh was killed, to protest against the hostile attitude of the prison staff. The prisoners refused to have breakfast or lunch, sources said. Senior jail officials were trying to persuade...
  • Mumbai: Medha Patkar's fast against demolition drive in slum continues 11-04-2013 08:20 PM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar's hunger strike entered its ninth day on Thursday. She is protesting against the demolition of 43 houses in the Golibar slum area. She claims that the residents were promised they would not be evicted and their homes would not be demolished till an enquiry in...
  • Playboy's Goa plan face opposition from BJP MLA 08-04-2013 04:16 PM

    Panaji: An MLA of the ruling BJP today threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Goa government grants permission to US-based Playboy Club to open a branch in the state. "I am opposing this club anywhere in Goa. The department of tourism has already made up its mind...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal ends 14 day-long fast against 'illegal' power tariffs 06-04-2013 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: Without any assurance from the government, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ended his 14 day-long fast, announcing that the Delhi assembly election will be fought on the issue of water and electricity. Kejriwal had been protesting against the Sheila Dikshit government over what he claims to be 'inflated'...
  • UN rights chief calls for closure of Guantanamo prison 06-04-2013 06:57 AM

    Geneva: The UN human rights chief called on the United States on Friday to close down the Guantanamo prison camp, saying the indefinite imprisonment of many detainees without charge or trial violated international law. Navi Pillay said the hunger strike being staged by some inmates at the Guantanamo Bay US...
  • AAP to hold all-religion prayer meeting on Friday 04-04-2013 08:32 PM

    New Delhi: The fast of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal against "inflated" power and water bills on Thursday entered the 13th day with the party announcing that it will organise an all-religion prayer meeting on Friday. In a statement, AAP said that so far, 9.6 lakh Delhiites have signed up for...
  • Kejriwal's fast a crucial rite of passage: Yogendra Yadav 04-04-2013 02:59 PM

    Arvind Kejriwal has been on an indefinite fast since March 23 hoping to trigger a 'civil disobedience movement' against the Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi. More than 8 lakh people have already pledged their support to the campaign against 'inflated' electricity and water bills which reflects a popular discontent, though...