Protests

  • Kolkata: College, university teachers lend support to Jadavpur University students 2 hours 27 minutes ago

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

    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 2 days ago

    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 pro-vice...
  • Jadavpur University students lift blockade, allow officials to enter varsity 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Agitating students at Jadavpur University have lifted the blockade allowing the Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta and Registrar Pradip Ghosh to enter their offices. The move by the students came after the Pro-VC 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 2 days ago

    Jadavpur University students did not allow the Registrar and Pro-Vice 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 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and Pro-Vice 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 Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside the...
  • Delhi HC dismisses plea to hold protest against Chinese President Xi 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 V-C 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Pro-Tibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pro-Tibet 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 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Thirty-five 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 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf 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...
  • Black-clad democracy activists stage sombre Hong Kong rally 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of anti-government protesters, a Pakistani court on Sunday ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, a day after the two leaders suspended talks and mounted pressure on the embattled government. Pakistani police arrested several protesters and a...
  • UP: Feud within Sanjay Singh's family over Amethi Palace turns violent, 1 constable dead 1 week ago

    Amethi: Tensions escalated in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday as the feud within Congress MP and royal Sanjay Singh's family turned violent. A police constable was injured during the clash and he later succumbed to his injuries. The incident took place after Singh and his second wife Ameeta were...
  • Saradha chit fund scam victims take out protest rally September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Thousands of victims of Saradha ponzi scheme from districts along with investors of other such companies on Thursday participated in a protest rally here demanding immediate refund of their money from the West Bengal government. Though the march, organised by the Chit Fund Sufferers' Association, was termed non-political but several...
  • Delhi: Exhibition by Pakistan faces protest at Pragati Maidan September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A group of men holding saffron coloured flags with symbols of 'Om' on them staged protests at 'Aalishan Pakistan', a four-day event by around 300 exhibitors from across the border, on Thursday. The lifestyle exposition started on Thursday at Pragati Maidan. The unidentified men shouted slogans and said 'murdabad' outside...
  • Bihar: Woman harassed for protesting husband's conversion to Islam September 8, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A dalit woman has lodged an FIR against seven persons for harassing her and family members for protesting her husband's conversion to Islam at Rampur Khurd in Sitamarhi district, police said on Monday. Yashoda Devi lodged the FIR against seven persons, including a former mukhia (village head) Jiaur Rahman, under...
  • Visva Bharati university rally for fellow student, UGC team to visit September 6, 2014

    Santiniketan (WB): Visva Bharati students on Friday took out a rally on the campus to express solidarity with the girl student who had been allegedly harassed and molested by three male seniors. The rallyists, who included Kala Bhavan students, went around the sprawling campus. A three-member UGC fact-finding team, led by...
  • Pakistan unrest: US supports Sharif, says he is the elected leader September 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it supports Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stating that he is the elected leader of Pakistan and asked various political parties in the country to resolve their differences peacefully. "Yes, we still do. He (Sharif) is the elected leader," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • India lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations September 4, 2014

    Jammu: India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations along the border at a Brigade Commander-level flag meeting between the armies of the two countries. "India and Pakistan armies held a Brigade Commander-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) at Chakan-Da-Bagh forward Post in Poonch...
  • Nagpur: 8-year-old abducted boy found dead, 2 arrested September 3, 2014

    Nagpur: An eight-year-old boy, who went missing two days ago, was found dead in a drain in Nagpur on Wednesday. The body was recovered with severe head injuries and two accused in the case have been arrested. The eight-year-old was the son of a prominent local dentist who was kidnapped two...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the state-run PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between police...
  • Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy September 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: Police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy. China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee set the stage for a political showdown on Sunday when it rejected...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif 'not stepping down'; Imran Khan, Qadri booked on terrorism charges September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: After the fortnight-long crisis in Pakistan, the media on Monday reported that the Army had advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of the massive protests. The Army and the Pakistan government, however, have denied the reports. Sharif will now be meeting the leaders of the...
  • Pakistani protesters clash with police, PTV secured September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player turned politician, and Tahir ul-Qadri, a...
  • Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. News footage showed soldiers and paramilitary forces entering PTV national television's headquarters in central Islamabad after a...