Strike

  • Gaza toll passes 100, Israel to counter rockets 'with all power' 12-07-2014 07:03 AM

    Gaza: An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants. Asked if Israel might move from the mostly aerial attacks of...
  • Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; rocket causes huge blaze in Israel 11-07-2014 06:15 PM

    Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze. Israeli leaders, determined to end Palestinian...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave 09-07-2014 08:20 PM

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept...
  • Lawyers on strike demanding HC bench in west UP 09-07-2014 04:25 PM

    Lawyers in western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday went on a strike demanding the setting up of a separate High Court bench. "Lawyers of Meerut, Bijnore, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Gautam Budh Nagar district, Moradabad, Baghpat, JP Nagar, Bulandshahr and 20 other districts are on a strike," said Secretary of Central Action Committee,...
  • Israel launches military offensive against Gaza militants 08-07-2014 10:59 AM

    Gaza: Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing more than 30 targets including homes and calling it part of a campaign named "Operation Protective Edge" targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. The military urged Israelis within a 40-km (24-mile) radius of...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors end strike after assurance from Prithviraj Chavan 07-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: Members of Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO), who were on strike since July 1, on Monday called off their stir after meeting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Chavan told reporters that most of the demands of MAGMO had been accepted earlier and the government is positive on some...
  • Digvijay Singh to begin his week long hunger strike on Monday 07-07-2014 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in Guna 05-07-2014 07:34 PM

    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...
  • Maharashtra health minister appeals doctors to withdraw strike 02-07-2014 11:36 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has appealed to striking medical officers under the public health department to end their agitation and resume duty. In an statement issued here on Wednesday Shetty urged doctors not to cause trouble to citizens. On June 2, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held discussions...
  • Israel launches Gaza air strike after bodies of 3 missing teens found 01-07-2014 04:30 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing it blames on the Palestinian Islamist group. Israel's security cabinet, which held an emergency session late on Monday and was due to meet...
  • The Silkworm review: JK Rowling casts a spell as Robert Galbraith 28-06-2014 01:35 PM

    It's clear now, that JK Rowling's debut under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was no flash in the pan. The Cuckoo's Calling was a taut, pacey read, and while The Silkworm feels like a longer one, she's packed a lot in. First things first, let's just admit that the main man,...
  • US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit 28-06-2014 08:50 AM

    Bahgdad: The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded political...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles 27-06-2014 12:00 AM

    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....
  • Lightning strike kills three persons in Jamragidih village 23-06-2014 07:43 PM

    Three persons, including two students, were killed when they were struck by lightning in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said on Monday. The incident took place when the victims were picking mangoes in an orchard in Jamragidih village of Dharamjaigarh region on Sunday evening, a senior police officer said. The deceased...
  • Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants 18-06-2014 10:03 PM

    Baghdad: Iraq asked the United States on Wednesday to carry out air strikes on Sunni militants, who attacked the country's main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north. The appeal came as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were pressing a week-long offensive...
  • US drone kills five in Pakistan 18-06-2014 11:02 AM

    Islamabad: At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Wednesday in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, a media report here said. The strike was carried out at about 4.00 a.m. when US drones fired six missiles at a house and a vehicle in Miranshal...
  • Onion prices to shoot up due to strike in wholesale markets 17-06-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: After inflation hit a five-month high at 6.01 per cent, the onion prices are threatening to shoot up in view of a strike in major wholesale markets including Lasalgaon. The Agriculture Ministry has stepped in to control the situation. Agriculture Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that officials have been...
  • Iraq crisis: US open to talks with Iran, air strikes 'may well' be an option, says Kerry 16-06-2014 07:23 PM

    Washington: The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential US-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Kerry also said in an interview with Yahoo! News that...
  • Pakistan resumes air strikes in North Waziristan 16-06-2014 10:38 AM

    Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan. Military sources said combat aircraft pounded targets in the region's Shawal sector, killing at least 21...
  • Iraq: After Mosul, terrorists gain partial control over Tikrit 12-06-2014 10:42 AM

    A day after taking over Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, terrorists have gained near complete control of the northern city of Tikrit. Heavy fighting erupted inside Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and terrorists have reportedly taken over a military base as well. The Turkish consulate in Mosul...
  • 10 die in Pakistan drone strike 12-06-2014 10:30 AM

    Islamabad: At least 10 people were killed in a second US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan province, increasing the toll to 16 since Wednesday's attack, media reported Thursday. According to officials, the drone targeted a house near Miranshah and fired eight missiles, The News International reported. The first US...
  • Sao Paulo metro strike suspended, but fears loom ahead of World Cup 10-06-2014 08:53 AM

    Sao Paulo: Subway workers late on Monday suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup. Fans arriving in the city earlier on Monday were met by daunting...
  • IOC seeks exemption for LPG plant operations from strikes 07-06-2014 01:40 PM

    Kochi: Public sector Indian Oil Corporation wants operations of LPG bottling plants to be included in the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and has sought exemption for such facilities from strikes. IOC had lost over 20 working days due to strikes in Kerala last year. The company, which is the...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley 15-05-2014 12:32 PM

    Normal life was disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against detention of youth and separatist leaders who campaigned for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions were shut, while government offices and...
  • Bangalore airport toll hike: Taxi strike to hit passengers hard 08-05-2014 04:44 PM

    Bangalore: If you are flying to Bangalore on Friday, be ready to face the heat of taxi strike. You may not get any vehicle from the Kempe Gowda International Airport (KGIA) in the outskirts of Bangalore to reach your destination in the city. Even if you have your own vehicle,...
  • Mullaperiyar: Strike hits normal life in Idukki 08-05-2014 11:57 AM

    Idukki: The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Mullaperiyar Protection Council in the wake of the Supreme Court order in the Mullaperiyar Dam case hit normal life in Idukki district but evoked little response in other districts across the state. The hartal was called to express apprehensions of the people over...
  • Army chief reviews raising of Mountain Strike Corps 07-05-2014 04:43 PM

    Kolkata: Army chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday took stock of the raising of the new 17 Corps, Army's first Mountain Strike Corps to be deployed along the China border in the Northeast. During his day-long visit to the Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata, the Chief of the Army Staff...
  • Paharganj terror strike aborted as IM man got injured: Police 21-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Five months after the February 13, 2010 bomb blast at Pune, Indian Mujahideen (IM) had planned to carry out a terror strike at German Bakery in New Delhi on August 1 but the plan was aborted as one of the executors sustained bullet injuries due to accidental firing, Delhi Police...
  • Over 100 Indians detained in US since 2013, on hunger strike 21-04-2014 03:03 PM

    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...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike 21-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts...