Protests

  • Will order CBI probe into the recent Assam-Nagaland border violence, says Assam CM 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday declared that the state government would go for a CBI probe into the recent conflict along the Assam-Nagaland border. "I have ordered for a CBI probe into the recent happenings along the Assam-Nagaland border. I have also ordered for a judicial probe...
  • Islamabad protests: Imran returns to negotiating table, party lawmakers resign Yesterday

    Islamabad: Mounting further pressure, 34 opposition lawmakers resigned from the National Assembly on Friday to force the Nawaz Sharif government to quit but their party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf surprisingly decided to resume talks after the failed first round. For the second time since it mobilised thousands of supporters for anti-government protests in...
  • Nawaz Sharif to meet Zardari on Friday in Islamabad amid protests Yesterday

    Islamabad: With anti-government protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues related to the political impasse. Sharif had a telephonic conversation with Zardari on Friday and invited...
  • Pakistan protest leaders assure court they will follow Constitution Yesterday

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two anti-government protests in Pakistan, on Friday assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations. The two are staging separate sit-ins in front of the parliament to dislodge Prime Minister...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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,...
  • Crisis in Pakistan deepens; government's talks with protesters stalled 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Thursday as dialogue between protesters headed by Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri and the government broke down but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ruled out any crackdown on the siege of Parliament. The fragile dialogue between the government and protesters that had yesterday raised hopes...
  • Islamabad: Imran Khan suspends talks with government, calls for nationwide protest 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday hardened his stand by withdrawing from dialogue with the government and vowed to continue his fight till the end, apparently buoyed by the Supreme Court's washing off its hands of the protests. Pakiatan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief cleric Tahirul Qadri whose thousands of...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA 3 days ago

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Pakistan Army says PM must share space with it; Sharif to meet Imran Khan soon 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Amidst the continuing turmoil, the Pakistan Army has assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that there will be no coup, but the Army has said that Sharif must in return share space with them, according to a Reuters report. Sharif will, meanwhile, meet Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan shortly. Over 30,000...
  • Thousands led by Imran Khan, Qadri protest outside Pak Parliament, say Sharif must quit 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Islamabad is under siege as calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down grow louder. Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have reached Pakistan's Parliament in the heavily fortified 'Red Zone', which is Islamabad's diplomatic enclave. There is heavy army deployment...
  • UP: Protest erupts in Faizabad after kidnapped girl dies 4 days ago

    Faizabad: Tension gripped Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh after people clashed with police following the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday. The clashes took place outside Khandasa Police Chowki on Tuesday. The victim, a resident of Amaniganj was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday evening by the four persons...
  • US troops on streets after police shooting protests 4 days ago

    Ferguson (US): US National Guard troops deployed in a suburban Missouri town on Monday as authorities struggled to contain week-old protests triggered when a police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. State Governor Jay Nixon lifted an overnight curfew as the soldiers arrived, but tempers were running high amid ongoing...
  • Pakistan: Imran calls for 'civil disobedience movement' to oust Sharif 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan today declared a "civil disobedience movement" against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country's future is bleak under the rule of businessmen, as cleric Tahirul Qadri gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign. "I have called for the civil disobedience movement...
  • Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson 5 days ago

    Ferguson: Riot police on Sunday hurled tear gas and marched on rioters in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Police in body armor, gas masks and marching with armored vehicles moved in to disperse the mob of mostly young...
  • KPSC aspirants continue to protest as government decides to hold exams afresh 6 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government's decision to cancel recruitments done through exams of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) three years back has sparked massive protests. The government has now decided to hold it afresh. Law Minister TB Jayachandra said, "I know they are hurt by this decision, some of them are...
  • Missouri Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson 6 days ago

    Ferguson(US): Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in a St Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said on Saturday that though many protesters were...
  • Pakistan: Anti-government protestors reach Islamabad, Imran Khan announces sit-in 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Thousands of anti-government protestors led by opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday reached Islamabad with an aim of ousting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The opposition groups, led by cricketer-turned-politician Khan and Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri, will protest in the capital to press Sharif to call an early election little...
  • Islamabad braces for protest marches as Pakistan celebrates independence August 14, 2014

    Islamabad: As Pakistan celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Thursday, supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) parties remained determined to march towards Islamabad. The marches have been called to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, Dawn online reported. According to officials, parts of Islamabad...
  • Farmers stage protest over non-payment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting non-payment of cane price arrears, Bhartiya Kisan Union members today locked the main gates of all industrial units of Modi Group, including Modi Sugar Mill, in Modi Nagar. Led by Rakesh Tikait, the national general secretary of BKU, thousands of farmers from nearby villages shut the entry gates of the...
  • Villagers block traffic to protest industrial pollution August 12, 2014

    Scores of villagers in the Loni area in Ghaziabad on Tuesday blocked traffic in protest against the alleged release of polluted chemicals into open drains by some factories. Residents of Agrola village alleged that groundwater was being contaminated and posing health hazards as they held up traffic on the Delhi-Saharanpur and...
  • US: Unrest in St Louis after fatal shooting of unarmed black teen August 12, 2014

    Ferguson: A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis. The FBI opened an...
  • BJP Kisan Morcha protests over power cuts August 6, 2014

    Protesting over power cuts, BJP Kisan Morcha on Wednesday held a demonstration at sector 21A sub station and gave memorandum. Morcha district president Chandgi Ram said unscheduled power cuts have caused inconvenience to residents. In spite of the assurance for the last several years, the power distribution company was not able to supply 24x7...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • Shamli: 1 arrested for rape, murder of 20-year-old woman August 4, 2014

    One person has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 20-year-old woman in Shamli district, police said. The woman, whose body was found on Saturday from Kairana town in Shamli district, was allegedly abducted along with her sister by 12 people on July 25, police said. The woman is suspected to...
  • Outrage in and out of Parliament over derogatory Jaya-Modi article on Lankan website August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama inside and outside Parliament on Monday over controversial pictures of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which appeared on a Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website last week. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned following an uproar by AIADMK MPs. Parliamentary...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over 'derogatory' article against Jayalalithaa August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed two adjournments during Question Hour as AIADMK members vociferously protested against a "derogatory" article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sri Lankan government website. AIADMK members trooped into the Well shouting slogans, which made Chairman Hamid Ansari to observe that...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's bid to buy UK mountain sparks protests August 4, 2014

    London: Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the super-rich. The 2,850-feet-high Blencathra mountain, which towers above the Northern Fells in the picturesque Lake District region of...
  • E-rickshaw drivers hold protest at Jantar Mantar August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of e-rickshaw drivers on Saturday held a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar demanding the city government to allow plying of the battery-operated vehicles in the national capital. The protesters gathered in the heart of the city and voiced their concern on the issue. There are around 70,000 battery-operated...