STRIKES

  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service 6 days ago

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town October 16, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey October 15, 2014

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • How the cyclone Hudhud advanced after landfall October 13, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. The death toll now stands at eight while nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated so far. ...
  • No death reported but communication lines still disturbed in Gopalpur October 13, 2014

    After the cyclonic storm Hudhud made its landfall on Sunday an extremely turbulent weather conditions continue to prevail over the coast on Monday. But the cyclone is weakening and has now turned into a depression. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud's intensity to prevail for six hours after landfall: IMD October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Even after landfall of cyclone Hudhud, the system will maintain the intensity of very severe cyclonic storm for six hours and gradually weaken into cyclonic storm in subsequent six hours while moving northwestwards across south interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh, an IMD bulletin said. Under its influence, rainfall in most places...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon, says Met official October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon," said Met department official. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Eye of the storm approaches the coast of Andhra Pradesh October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the storm is approaching the coast of Andhra Pradesh," said IMD official. More than lakh people have been evacuated and relief operations are on. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Two killed as heavy rainfall lashes Andhra October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people were killed on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh due to heavy rainfall with strong winds in coastal areas as cyclonic storm moved closer to Visakhapatnam coast. One person was killed in a wall collapse in Visakhapatnam while the other person died when a tree fell on him in Srikakulam...
  • Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani, say observers October 9, 2014

    Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite US.-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday. The commander of Kobani's heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders said Islamic State controlled a slightly smaller area....
  • US judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay videotapes October 4, 2014

    Washington: A US judge on Saturday ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, have challenged his treatment as abusive. Numerous news media outlets, including The Associated Press, asked the...
  • Lawyers to observe strike in Delhi district courts on September 29 September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital on Friday decided to observe a day long strike on September 29 against the "delay in enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the trial courts despite the recommendation of the Delhi High Court. The Co-ordination Committee of all district...
  • Air-strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan September 23, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday. Military jets targeted militant hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan and killed 19 militants, a statement released by Inter-Services Public...
  • Kolkata taxi strike put on hold for festive season September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In a temporary relief to commuters, taxi unions on Monday decided "put on hold" the ongoing taxi strike that began last week in view of the coming festive season. Called by Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the strike resulted in hundreds of...
  • US says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria September 21, 2014

    Washington: The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical...
  • Day 2 of transport strike likely to cripple public life in West Bengal September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: With the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state, public life is likely to be crippled in West Bengal on Friday. The outfit is showing solidarity with taxi operators who have been protesting since Thursday against alleged police high handedness. The general public who is out...
  • West Bengal: Unions call 'total' transport strike on Friday September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship tomorrow with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state. President of Joint Council of Bus Syndicate...
  • Kolkata: Indefinite taxi strike from Thursday September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Starting from Thursday, taxis will be off the city roads for an indefinite period in support of various demands by the owners including a fare hike and dropping of legal proceedings against 450 cabbies. The CITU, along with five other trade unions, had called the indefinite taxi strike, eighth time...
  • Iraq PM says he will protect civilians after USIraq air strikes against Islamic State September 14, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Haider alAbadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. The announcement, which comes as the United States tries...
  • Fliers face trouble as AISATS staff strike over salary hike September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A section of ground handling staff of AISATS has gone on a strike demanding salary hike and reinstatement of one of their colleagues,causing inconvenience to fliers as delivery of baggage to them was delayed. The strike started due to which airlines who have taken services of AISATS were...
  • Rajasthan lawyers' strike: All Additional Advocate Generals resign September 12, 2014

    Jaipur: All the 15 Additional Advocate Generals in Rajasthan have resigned from their posts after the High Court questioned the government on its lawyers' absence from the court. Lawyers of the High Court and lower courts in the state have been on strike for more than two months over various...
  • Lufthansa cancels 110 flights due to pilots' partial strike September 11, 2014

    Berlin: German airline Lufthansa cancelled 110 European and domestic flights on Wednesday due to a new round of partial strikes by its pilots based in Munich, affecting around 13,500 passengers, the airline said. On Tuesday, the airline announced that its intercontinental flights would operate as planned, although delays could be expected. Early...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • US Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shiites at expense of Sunnis September 9, 2014

    Suleiman Bega (Iraq): A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. Some had brought spades to help dig up the mass grave near Suleiman Beg after...
  • US air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam September 8, 2014

    Baghdad: US warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama has branded Islamic State an acute threat to the West as well as...
  • Obama to give speech on Wednesday on Islamic State September 7, 2014

    Washington: United States president Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday and giving a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Obama disclosed...
  • US air strikes target militants near Iraq's Haditha Dam September 7, 2014

    The United States said it launched four air strikes against Islamic State militants threatening the Haditha Dam in western Iraq on Sunday, broadening its campaign against the fighters. It was Washington's first offensive into Iraq's western Anbar province since it started air strikes on Islamic State forces in the north of...
  • Frankfurt: Lufthansa flights grounded in new pilots' strike September 5, 2014

    Frankfurt Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said it will cancel 200 flights on Friday, affecting 25,000 passengers, as a consequence of a pilots' strike to be held later in the day. The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit has called for a sixhour walkout between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (15002100 GMT) over plans...
  • Liberian nurses go on strike amid Ebola outbreak September 3, 2014

    Monrovia: Nurses at a main treatment centre for the Ebola virus disease were on strike on Wednesday to demand more pay and better protection against the fatal disease which is spreading through West Africa. John Togba, a spokesman for the nurses at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in the Liberian capital...
  • Strike over the killing of RSS leader affects normal life in Kerala September 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state wide hartal called by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in protest against the murder of their district leader has affected the normal life in the state. Police have registered a case against eight in connection with the murder and according to police two among them, are identified...