Hunger Strike

  • Digvijaya Singh ends fast over delayed compensation to farmers July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday ended his seven-day-long fast here seeking immediate disbursal of compensation to farmers affected by the crop damage and a CBI probe into alleged MPPEB scam. Singh also gave a 15-day ultimatum to administration to do the 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 seven-day 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 natural-calamity hit farmers. In a statement, Mr Singh on Sunday said that he had submitted a...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in Guna July 6, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he will stage a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity 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 Agra-Mumbai 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 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 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 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. It...
  • Kingfisher's annual general meet today, employees threaten hunger strike over salary dues September 24, 2013

    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 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...
  • Vijayamma, three TDP leaders on hunger strike shifted to hospital August 24, 2013

    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 Raha...
  • Solitary confinement in US prisons can be torture, says UN expert August 24, 2013

    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 on...
  • Pro-united Andhra employees at Secretariat to go on strike over Telangana August 22, 2013

    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 in...
  • News briefs: CBSE introduces new elective course in Lucknow August 6, 2013

    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 India’s rich culture and heritage. The course combines various disciplines of study such as mathematics, chemistry, fine...
  • Kingfisher employees launch hunger strike June 6, 2013

    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 May 15, 2013

    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 them...
  • Mumbai: Medha Patkar's fast against demolition drive in slum continues April 11, 2013

    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 the...