HUNGER STRIKE

  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police station. The...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila charged with attempted suicide, jailed for 15 days August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was on Friday charged with attempted suicide and sent to 15day judicial custody. Sharmila, who had refused to be examined by doctors upon her release on Wednesday, was taken away forcibly by police personnel from her protest site in Imphal. Irom, who was freed on Wednesday,...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens selfimmolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Lucknow rape and murder case: Akhilesh Yadav recommends CBI probe July 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj murder case of a 36yearold woman. The victim's family members have been on a hunger strike demanding a CBI inquiry into the case. "Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered recommendation of the CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj incident as...
  • Digvijaya Singh ends fast over delayed compensation to farmers July 13, 2014

    Senior Congress leader DigvijaySingh on Sunday ended his sevendaylong fast here seekingimmediate disbursal of compensation to farmers affected by thecrop damage and a CBI probe into alleged MPPEB scam. Singh also gave a 15day ultimatum to administration to dothe needful and threatened to approach court of law if"justice is not done...
  • Joined politics because hunger strike didn't help me: Arvind Kejriwal July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death, urging them to end their strike. A group of teachers from All Guest Teachers Association teaching in different government...
  • Digvijay Singh to begin his week long hunger strike on Monday July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh will stage a sevenday hunger strike at the Guna district headquarter in Madhya Pradesh starting on Monday. He is protesting against the state government for not providing relief to naturalcalamity hit farmers. In a statement, Mr Singh on Sunday said that he had submitted a...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage weeklong hunger strike in Guna July 5, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he will stage a sevenday hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to naturalcalamity hit farmers. In a statement, Singh said that he had submitted a letter to the Guna district collector...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles June 27, 2014

    Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the AgraMumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them. The MLA told...
  • Over 100 Indians detained in US since 2013, on hunger strike April 21, 2014

    Over 100 Indian youths - detained by US authorities for allegedly entering the country illegally to seek asylum - are on a hunger strike. The men, all hailing from Punjab, have been languishing in El Paso Processing Centre in Texas in miserable condition since last year, a non-profit group that has...
  • Nokia employees to go on one-day hunger strike on March 31; seek job security in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal March 27, 2014

    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 March 10, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    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 January 24, 2014

    An NRI IT consultant on Friday began a threeday 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 cofounder of the Pravasi Bharat group set up in August 2012 to campaign for...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise January 15, 2014

    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 October 9, 2013

    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. With the...
  • After Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu begins fast against AP bifurcation October 7, 2013

    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 matchfixing' between some political parties of Andhra Pradesh and the Congress. "It is political match fixing. The Congress party did not follow any procedure. It...
  • Kingfisher's annual general meet today, employees threaten hunger strike over salary dues September 24, 2013

    Grounded Kingfisher Airlines on Monday made a lastditch 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 hear...
  • Relay hunger-strike continues at Ravenshaw University ahead of student union elections September 21, 2013

    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 such...
  • Indian in Philippines on hunger strike over daughter's death September 3, 2013

    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 incurred...
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  • Live: Jodhpur police begins questioning of Asaram August 31, 2013

    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 interrogation. "Jodhpur...
  • Sexual assault case: Girl's father sits on a fast as Asaram evades police team August 31, 2013

    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 August 31, 2013

    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 (NIMS)...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Seer placed under house arrest in Amethi August 27, 2013

    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 were...
  • Students on hunger strike demand CBI probe into Pre-Medical Test scam August 27, 2013

    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 on...
  • Jagan to launch stir from jail, mother Vijayamma calls off hunger strike August 24, 2013

    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 evening...