ACTIVIST

  • Social activist Medha Patkar resigns from AAP, calls sacking of Yadav, Bhushan unfortunate 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst widening rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), social activist Medha Patkar, on Saturday, resigned from the primary membership of the party. "I condemn what happened to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan. They were treated unfairly," she said. Earlier on Saturday, senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan...
  • HC verdict on Greenpeace: Activist Priya Pillai says it's a victory for citizens of the country March 12, 2015

    Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed lookout circular issued against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai. The court has directed authorities to expunge endorsements made while offloading Pillai from a flight to London by immigration officials on January 11. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Pillai said, "It's a big victory not only...
  • Delhi HC quashes lookout circular issued against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed lookout circular issued against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai. The court has directed authorities to expunge endorsements made while offloading Pillai from a flight to London by immigration officials on January 11. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while upholding her right to travel abroad, said Pillai...
  • Government sanctions Rs 100 crore to clean up and rejuvenate Hussain Sagar lake March 10, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government's plans of cleaning Hussain Sagar lake by emptying it and subsequently re-filling it with fresh water, has left activists fuming. This ambitious project of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao aimed to restore the lake to its former glory, but the activists has claimed that the procedure...
  • Delhi government to probe Delhi eatery Keya denying entry to disabled activist Nipun Malhotra March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged incident of an eatery in a south Delhi mall denying entry to disabled rights activist Nipun Malhotra. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia directed the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Vasant Vihar, to conduct an inquiry and report to...
  • Over 50 RTI activists attacked in Maharashtra February 21, 2015

    Kolhapur: Kolhapur has nurtured several rationalist movements but on 16 February 2015, the progressive image of the city was dented when rationalist Govind Pansare and his wife were attacked by two unidentified gunmen. Activist Uday Narkar said, "Kolhapur has been called the home turf of progressive movements. Comrade Pansare has been...
  • Social activist slams UP government asks to remove, replace tainted minister February 14, 2015

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): Alleging that an Uttar Pradesh minister against whom a complaint is pending before the Lokayukta has been putting pressure on witnesses, social activist Nutan Thakur on February 14 demanded that the minister be either removed or replaced to ensure a free and fair inquiry. Thakur said it is necessary...
  • IB issued look-out notice against Greenpeace activist, MHA fumes, sources say it is not legally valid January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the Intelligence Bureau on Tuesday submitted its report to Ministry of Home Affairs for stopping Greenpeace activists Priya Pillai from flying to London at New Delhi airport on Sunday, the move has come under question. In the report IB said that it issued a look-out notice against...
  • Hot Seat: Bhupendra Chaubey interviews Dina Nath Batra December 21, 2014

    CNN-IBN'S Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to well known education activist Dina Nath Batra. ...
  • Agra: NGOs provide shelter to homeless to survive the chill December 10, 2014

    Agra: With the temperature dropping by each passing day and this Taj city enveloped in a misty fog in the morning, night shelters set up by voluntary groups are providing succour to the needy. As official agencies usually keep dragging their feet citing a resource crunch for providing shelter to the...
  • Hundreds of revellers dance, celebrate Queer Pride Parade in Delhi November 30, 2014

    The Delhi Queer Pride Parade - a much-awaited celebration by queer community in the capital, will start in a few moments from now. To celebrate their identities and stand against oppression and violence, the LGBT community marches towards a future without discrimination and prejudice. We live blog the parade...
  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as voting for the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started on November 25, there is a fear among the people in the Valley that the situation may turn for the worse if the new government fails to provide a clean, corruption-free and efficient administration. A political analyst in...
  • UP Police shares same views as their political masters, says activist Kavita Srivastava October 30, 2014

    "The UP police doesn't make arrests because they think the same way as the rest of the society. So whenever a woman says that she has been subjected to sexual or other kind of violence they are programmed to say no you invited it," said activist Kavita Srivastava. ...
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserves to be known, says economist Amartya Sen October 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, economist Amartya Sen said that Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserved to be known. "Satyarthi proved illegal does not mean impossible to exist. People should know that billion dollar deals does not mean that India has overcome all its problems," said Amartya. ...
  • Watch: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi celebrate his win October 11, 2014

    Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi wins the Nobel Peace Prize making the nation proud. He is seen celebrating his achievement with his family and friends. ...
  • Kerala: Activists allege illegal transfer of elephants October 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Animal rights activists have voiced concern over illegal transfer of ownership of captive elephants in the state. Heritage Animal Task Force, a Kerala-based animal rights group has alleged that the ownership of elephants was transferred in violation of the directives of the National Wildlife Crime Control Bureau by private...
  • Teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, shot at by Taliban in 2012, wins 2014 Nobel Peace Prize October 10, 2014

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Kiran Bedi holds the district administration responsible for the Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that the district administration was to be blamed for whatever happened in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. "Callous attitude, no leadership, lack of coordination by the authorities were the various reasons for the stampede," said Kiran Bedi. ...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • ProTibet activists continue protest against Jinping's visit to India September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists continue their protests over the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit on Thursday. Ten Tibetan activists were detained on Wednesday 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 as he was...
  • Ujjain: 13 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Vikram University VC September 17, 2014

    Ujjain: Thirteen Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the commotion caused by a group of allegedly right wing activists at the University of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Vice Chancellor of Vikram University Jawahar Kaul suffered a minor attack and had to...
  • ProTibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet 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...
  • RTI activists write to President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: RTI activists and former Information Commissioners on Thursday urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to take immediate steps to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC). In a letter to the President, the activists said that it is a matter of grave concern that the post...
  • Kerala CM assures swift action in RSS activist's murder September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that all accused in the murder of an activist of RSS in Kannur have been arrested and produced before a court. In a letter to Singh, he said all the accused in the murder of E...
  • AngloIndian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadubased social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of AngloIndian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33yearold Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • 'Dead' RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma arrested August 28, 2014

    Noida: RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was presumed to be dead after a charred body was found in his car, was on Thursday evening arrested by police. On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police had detained Sharma and his lover in Karnataka. According to police, Sharma might have faked his death...
  • Did UP RTI activist fake his own death for love? August 27, 2014

    Noida: Three months after the charred body of RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma was found in his car in Greater Noida, the plot has thickened. It has now emerged that the body may not be Sharma's. In fact, the police says that he may have faked his death to be...
  • UP Police arrests RTI activist who was believed to be dead three months ago August 27, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was believed to be dead three months ago. Three months ago a charred body in a burnt car in Greater Noida was claimed to be the activist's body. The police say that Sharma had run away. The...
  • Bangalore: Right wing activist arrested for derogatory remarks on FaceBook August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: A rightwing activist has been arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women and a community in his Facebook posts. VR Bhat was arrested on Sunday and police are now considering invoking the stringent Goonda Act against him. "We are examining the possibility of booking VR Bhat, the accused who...