Protest

  • Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong 2 days ago

    Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong's top leader to go home. And with rumors swirling, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reassured the public that...
  • Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters clash with police, 38 injured 2 days ago

    Hong Kong is paralysed after Pro-democracy protesters clashed with the police. At least 38 people are injured as anger builds over China's political will on Hong Kong's governance. ...
  • Hong Kong protesters defiant after tear gas chaos 2 days ago

    Hong Kong: Police repeatedly fired tear gas in clashes with protesters fighting for democracy as parts of Hong Kong descended into chaos with tens of thousands on the streets to demand Beijing grant the city full universal suffrage. The rare scenes -- in which crowds faced down riot police in the...
  • Modi supporters, Kashmiri groups exchange barbs outside UN headquarters 3 days ago

    United Nations: Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and representatives of some Kashmiri separatist groups were on Saturday involved in a war of words outside the UN headquarters. As Modi arrived for his first address to the UN General Assembly, a large number of Indian-Americans gathered outside the UN headquarters to...
  • Taiwan student hurls book at President Ma Ying-jeou in China protest 3 days ago

    Taipei: A college student threw a book at Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou as he left a Taipei hotel to protest increasingly cordial relations with China, his office confirmed. The student glanced a copy of "Formosa Betrayed" off the leader, a highly critical historical account of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party in...
  • J&K: People block arterial roads for delay in dewatering of flooded areas 3 days ago

    Srinagar: A number of people, mostly women, blocked many arterial roads in protest against alleged lack of concern of officials in dewatering the flooded areas in the city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Dozens of residents, mostly women, hailing from Maisuma and Koker Bazaar localities near Lal Chowk...
  • Kerala suspends buses to Tamil Nadu fearing protests after Jayalalithaa conviction 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to suspend all its services to Tamil Nadu by terminating these close to the border. The decision has been taken fearing protests and vandalism by people after a trial court held Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa guilty of amassing assets...
  • Violence erupts across Tamil Nadu after Jaya's conviction 3 days ago

    Chennai: Violence broke out in several parts of Tamil Nadu on Saturday after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted in a graft case with angry AIADMK supporters indulging in stone pelting and arson and forcing closure of shops. Tension prevailed as protesters burnt effigies of DMK President M Karunanidhi, his sons...
  • Speculation over Jadavpur University pro-VC's resignation 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Even as Jadavpur University students are demanding resignation of the Vice-Chancellor over police crackdown on the campus, speculation was rife on Thursday that Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta has resigned. University officials neither confirm nor deny the rumour about Professor Dutta's resignation. When contacted, JU registrar Dr Pradip Kumar Ghosh said,...
  • Delhi: Police lathicharge Youth Congress workers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Clashes broke out between Youth Congress workers and the Delhi Police on Thursday afternoon while the former were holding their 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' to expose the failures of BJP-led NDA government. Incident took place at Jantar Mantar where police lathicharged the Youth Congress workers in a bid to disperse...
  • Varun Gandhi supporters pelt stones at BJP MP's house who criticised Maneka September 22, 2014

    Allahabad: Supporters of BJP MP Varun Gandhi protested against party colleague Shyama Charan Gupta for criticising his mother Maneka Gandhi by pelting stones at his Allahabad residence on Monday. Gupta, who is the Allahabad MP, had chided Maneka Gandhi for her remarks that Varun Gandhi should be brought back in Uttar...
  • Jadavpur students protesting ban on alcohol, not molestation, suggests Mamata's nephew September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In the backdrop of protests in the Jadavpur student molestation case, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee has sparked off a row. Posting on his Facebook page, the TMC leader suggested that students are protesting following the ban on liquor and other illegal substances...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's...
  • Kolkata: College, university teachers lend support to Jadavpur University students September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: After Sunday's massive student demonstration in the city, college and university teachers on Saturday lent a hand to their cause holding a protestmarch against the Jadavpur University(JU) ViceChancellor's calling the the police inside the campus to break up a gherao. Teachers owing allegiance to the Leftminded West Bengal College and...
  • Kolkata protest echoes in city as students hold stir at Banga Bhawan September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The ripples of the protest by students in Kolkata against a police lathicharge on Jadavpur University students were felt on the streets of the national capital as students held a stir here demanding the "immediate resignation" of the JU Vice Chancellor and an impartial probe into the matter. Students...
  • Jadavpur varsity students seek meeting with Bengal governor September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Protesting students of Jadavpur University plan to meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi with their demands at the culmination of a mammoth rally Saturday, a student said. As the campus continued to simmer with slogans and protest cries, the angry students Friday blocked the entry of the registrar and provice...
  • Jadavpur University students lift blockade, allow officials to enter varsity September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Agitating students at Jadavpur University have lifted the blockade allowing the ProVice Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta and Registrar Pradip Ghosh to enter their offices. The move by the students came after the ProVC gave a statement to the media saying that he did not support police action inside campus....
  • Jadavpur University protests: Won't have discussion with students September 19, 2014

    Jadavpur University students did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh said, "We have been detained here. We were not allowed to enter our own...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students stop registrar from entering office September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh, Pro ViceChancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside the...
  • Delhi HC dismisses plea to hold protest against Chinese President Xi September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A plea seeking permission to hold peaceful protests against Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a three days visit, was on Thursday dismissed by the Delhi High Court. Justice Vibhu Bakhru rejected the petition filed by Rashi Jauhri, who claims to be a sympathiser of the people from...
  • UP: RLD workers clash with police, 25 injured; defiant Ajit Singh justifies violence over bungalow September 18, 2014

    Ghaziabad: A protest led by former union minister Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent in Gang Nahar in Ghaziabad on Thursday with the police being forced to use water cannons. Earlier in the day, protestors pelted stones at the police, after which there was a lathi charge. Police say Singh's...
  • RLD chief Ajit Singh's supporters threaten to cut off water supply to Delhi September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a show of muscle power by RLD chief and former union minister Ajit Singh, his supporters on Thursday threatened to stop water supply to Delhi. Following this, a protest led by Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent at Gang Nahar near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Protestors pelted...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students allege TMC workers attacked them September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Protests in Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student continued on Thursday as the issue took a political turn with no lead on the culprit. Students have alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers attacked them late on Wednesday night and switched off the lights tactfully to catch them...
  • Some protestors who turned violent were outsiders, claims Jadavpur University VC September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Hours after clashes at the Jadavpur University over the alleged molestation of a student, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty has claimed that there were some outsiders in the group of students who protested. His claims came after students alleged that policemen and teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat...
  • Policemen came without female constables and pushed us: Jadavpur University student protestor September 17, 2014

    Students of the Jadavpur University held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. Police resorted to lathicharge to break the protests. Students allege that teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat up the protesters. More than 30 students...
  • ProTibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists in Delhi staged protests on Wednesday as India awaited Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival. Ten Tibetan activists were detained outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester being dragged...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: 35 students arrested after protesting on campus September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Thirtyfive students from the Jadavpur University have been arrested after they held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. The students surrounded the Vice Chancellor of the university alleging that the internal probe being conducted by the university...
  • Imran Khan booked for forcing police to release his party workers September 15, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan TehrikeInsaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144, officials said on Monday. "We have registered a case against him in Bani Gala police station for interfering in police work and forcibly releasing the...
  • Blackclad democracy activists stage sombre Hong Kong rally September 14, 2014

    Hong Kong: More than 1,000 activists paraded through Hong Kong's streets on Sunday carrying huge lengths of black cloth, in a sombre protest against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy. Democracy activists in the former British colony had expectations Hong Kongers would be able...
  • HC orders release of protesters; Imran, Qadri mount pressure September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of antigovernment protesters, a Pakistani court on Sunday ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric TahirulQadri, a day after the two leaders suspended talks and mounted pressure on the embattled government. Pakistani police arrested several protesters and a...