PROTESTS

  • UPPSC examination cancelled after paper leak Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission examination was cancelled after reports of paper leak an hour before the examination schedule on Sunday. The papers were allegedly being sold for Rs 5 lakh each. UP DGP AK Jain said, "We have cancelled the exam, those who are responsible will be punished. Paper...
  • Sonia Gandhi led protest march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the protest march against the Land Bill from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Fourteen parties unitedly undertook the march terming the Bill anti-farmer. She said, "Secular forces in Parliament are determined to defeat PM's communal agenda. I request the President to intervene to protect the rights...
  • Protest over land bill turns violent, Congress workers clash with police March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Violent clashes erupted between Congress workers and police outside Parliament police station when the latter were protesting against the Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in Parliament. After the Modi government took...
  • Tibetan Youth Congress activists protest outside Chinese Embassy to mark Tibetan Uprising Day March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Tibetan Youth Congress activists on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Chinese Embassy to mark Tibetan Uprising Day. Holding Tibetan flags, posters and banners with "Free Tibet" written on them, the protesters gathered at the sprawling lawns outside the embassy and raised pro-freedom slogans. Some of them also wore black-coloured...
  • Anna Hazare snubs Yogendra Yadav, says won't share with him during farmers' protest March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare snubbed Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav who will be joining him at his planned farmer's protest in Wardha, Maharashtra. Hazare has made it clear that Yadav will not be sharing stage with him. Hazare said, "Yogendra Yadav will be welcomed at Sevagram, but...
  • Dimapur mob lynching: Situation remains tense along Assam-Nagaland border, curfew continues March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Situation continues to remain tense along the Assam-Nagaland border two days after a mob of thousands lynched an alleged rapist in Dimapur city of Nagaland. Stone pelting was reported in Karbi Anglong and curfew has been imposed in the area. This comes after an infuriated mob forced its way into...
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  • Dimapur mob lynching: Nagaland government orders suspension of DC, SP March 6, 2015

    Kohima: The District Collector and the Superintendent of Police Dimapur were on Friday suspended in connection to the lynching of an alleged rapist by an mob in Nagaland's Dimapur district on Thursday. A man, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death on Thursday after being pulled out of a...
  • Dimapur protests: We have instituted an inquiry into what happened, says Nagaland CM March 6, 2015

    A man, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death on Thursday after being pulled out of a jail by a mob at Dimapur in Nagaland. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang condemned the incident and said, "We have instituted an inquiry into what happened. I agree that relaxing section...
  • Nagaland CM condemns Dimapur protests; says investigations are on, culprits will be brought to book March 6, 2015

    Kohima: A man, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death on Thursday after being pulled out of a jail by a mob at Dimapur in Nagaland. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang condemned the incident and said, "This is not a communal issue, it is a serious security lapse....
  • Attempts are on to mislead farmers of India, says PM Modi March 5, 2015

    Khandwa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused opposition of not being serious about bringing in reforms. The allegations were made over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. "I have told the Rajya Sabha members that if they tell me a single point in the Land Acquisition Bill that is anti-farmer,...
  • Centre tables Land Bill in Lok Sabha amidst opposition uproar February 24, 2015

    Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's allies like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi can join protest but not share stage: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the land ordinance as anti-farmer, activist Anna Hazare, who will hold a two-day protest against it from Monday, said on Sunday that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but they will not share the stage with him. They will have to...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal meet e-rickshaw drivers, promises to take action soon February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met e-rickshaw drivers who were protesting outside his residence. He has promised to address their greivances at the earliest. E-rickshaw drivers have been protesting against the government rules which allow vehicles from only manufactures who meet stringent requirements. Senior Aam Aadmi...
  • Meat shop owners protest against PIL for disposal of Meat waste in UP February 16, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Hundreds of meat shop owners On Monday staged a protest after the district administration asked them to keep their shops closed until the direction by NGT for scientific disposal of waste and residual was complied with. The meat shop owners led by Yaad Illahi Qureshi staged the protest at district...
  • Protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's house over jhuggi demolition February 15, 2015

    Ghaziabad: A group of people on Sunday staged a demonstration in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Kaushambi house over demolition of few jhuggis in Shahdara area on Saturday. Eight jhuggis were demolished at Chhota Nagar near Ghuggi Pahalwan area in Shahdara exactly at the time when Kejriwal was taking...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Train services halted for over 24 hours on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela as local tribals protest January 21, 2015

    Rourkela: Rail services remained completely paralyzed on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela for over 24 hours as local tribals protested on Wednesday. Several trains on the route have been cancelled because of the protests. Disrupted train services have caused a lot of inconvenience to passengers. The tribals are demanding not to...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Delhi elections: Dissent in BJP over ticket distribution grows; while leaders quit, supporters take to streets January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them. Another group...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar seeks police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his house January 19, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I". The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist,...
  • Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots January 17, 2015

    Niamey: Stone-throwing demonstrators set fire to two churches in Niger's capital Niamey on Saturday, in the latest protest in France's former African colonies at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. A day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over the cartoons, protesters in Niamey attacked...
  • Pakistan rightwing group to unite 1 million people against Hebdo cartoons January 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's far-right Jamaat-e-Islami has said it will bring together a million people on Friday to protest against a French satirical weekly, even as an uneasy calm prevailed here a day after four persons were injured in violent protests over a cartoon considered un-Islamic. At least four people, including a...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • Protest in Bengaluru after school teacher allegedly molests class 2nd student, asks her to remove burka January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Protests have erupted in Bengaluru after a teacher allegedly molested a class 2nd student in a government school. She was also allegedly asked to take off her veil (burkha) in the school. The accused physical education teacher has been taken into custody. Family members of the student gathered outside the...
  • Delhi witnesses 130 per cent rise in dharnas January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi witnessed around 130 per cent rise in dharnas while 60 per cent increase was also reported in numbers of demonstrations held by various groups and political parties in the last one year. According to Delhi Police's annual report, in 2013, 1,836 dharnas and strikes were held while 4,170...
  • 'PK' posters vandalized by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: VHP and Bajrang Dal activists Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in the capital as well in other parts of India. Protestors vandalised a theatre screening Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' in Delhi, saying it was against the religious sentiments of Hindus. Demanding an immediate ban on the film, the...
  • Why is Aamir Khan's 'PK' being targeted? December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released....
  • Assam violence: No talks with NDFB (S), says Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 68 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with NDFB...
  • Protesters gather at America's biggest shopping mall December 21, 2014

    Washington: Hundreds of demonstrators filed into America's largest shopping mall as part of an ongoing wave of protests against racially charged police violence, interrupting one of the holidays' busiest shopping days. Protesters gathered at the Mall of America in Bloomington in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, and held up signs with...