Activists

  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur 17-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,...
  • Former SIMI activist convicted for communal propaganda 26-03-2014 09:22 PM

    A local court today sentenced a former activist of the banned organisation Students Islamic Movement of India to two years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 for spreading communal hatred. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Deepak Kumar Pandey handed out the sentence to Rafiq alias Babloo (46). According to...
  • 14 suspected SIMI members who were arrested last year get bail 24-03-2014 11:17 PM

    A local court granted bail to 14 suspected Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists on Monday, who were arrested last year in Chhattisgarh. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar granted bail to Umer Siddique, Mohammed Dawood, Abdul Wahid, Abdul Aziz, Sheikh Azizullah, Hayat, Sheikh Habibullah, Mohammed Aslam,...
  • Actress Gul Panag to contest LS polls from Chandigarh on AAP ticket 13-03-2014 04:21 PM

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actress Gul Panag who made her foray into politics by joining the Aam Aadmi Party was on Thursday announced as the party's candidate from Chandigarh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. After being formally allotted the Chandigarh seat, Gul Panag, who is also an activist said, "I am...
  • Activist writes to President, demands animal sex websites to be banned 12-03-2014 03:58 PM

    Naresh Kadyan, an activist, has demanded a ban on animal sex websites.Kadyan told IANS that he has sent a petition to the President and state and central government departments concerned. "Not only animal sex websites show cruelty to animals but there are instances of youth being misguided," Kadyan said.He added...
  • 5 PLFI ultras arrested, large cache of arms seized 11-03-2014 08:29 AM

    Five ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi districts, the police said on Monday. While two ultras were arrested from Khunti district on Monday night, three more were taken into custody from...
  • Won't support any political party ahead of LS polls, announces Bhartiya Kisan Union 10-03-2014 12:54 PM

    The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Monday announced that it is not in favour of siding with any political party ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "BKU has decided not to support any political party in the Lok Sabha polls and no activist of the organisation would be allowed...
  • LS polls: Anti-nuclear activists seek AAP ticket in Tamil Nady 08-03-2014 05:12 PM

    Anti-nuclear activists S P Udayakumar and Jesuraj, who recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Tamil Nadu, have sought tickets to contest the Lok Sabha election, a top state unit party leader said on Saturday. AAP convener Christina Samy said there was a possibility of them getting nominated to contest...
  • KMSS President Akhil Gogoi arrested 02-03-2014 10:26 AM

    Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi has been arrested by the Assam Police. Police made the arrest around Saturday midnight. Gogoi has been arrested under non-bailable sections after an FIR was filed by the father of a person who immolated himself in Guwahati. The...
  • Aam Aadmi Party declares its first candidate from Gujarat 27-02-2014 09:38 PM

    Releasing its second list of candidates for the 2014 general election, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declared its first candidate from Junagadh Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat on Thursday. "Atul Shekhda (46) a farmer from Junagadh will contest against BJP's charge-sheeted MP Dinu Bogha Solanki, an accused in RTI activist Amit...
  • Amit Jethwa murder case: SC grants bail to BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki 25-02-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Gujarat BJP leader Dinubhai Solanki, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the Amit Jethwa murder case. Jethwa, a RTI activist, was shot dead by unidentified persons outside the Gujarat High Court in July 2010. He was reportedly exiting a building...
  • TN: AAP invites anti-nuclear activists to become members 17-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Chennai: Inviting the people of Iddinthakarai in Tamil Nadu to become members, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is mulling to contest from 12 to 15 constituencies in the ensuing general elections, said a party official. "We will be contesting in 12 to 15 seats. We are on the look out...
  • Businessman dragged out of house, shot dead by suspected PLFI activists 10-02-2014 08:56 AM

    Suspected activists of the ultra outfit PLFI shot dead a businessman in Pidihatu village under Murhu police station area in the Naxal-affected Khunti district, a senior police officer on Sunday said. Laced with fire-arms, the ultras arrived in the village in search of Sohrai Sawansi on Saturday night and dragged...
  • Police trash reports of minorities affairs minister's alleged IM links 07-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Bihar Police on Friday rubbished media reports quoting a central security agency that the state Minorities Welfare Minister Shahid Ali Khan was suspected to have links with two Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives. "We have received reports from Motihari and Sitamarhi SPs that Khan has no link with the two IM...
  • Former JDU minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP 06-02-2014 07:10 PM

    Parveen Amanullah, Bihar's first woman Muslim minister who quit the cabinet two days ago, on Thursday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying she wanted the AAP to govern Bihar. Amanullah, who was the social welfare minister in Nitish Kumar's cabinet, resigned from the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the government...
  • Woman activist files case against lawyers for heckling her 04-02-2014 08:17 PM

    A woman activist on Tuesday filed a case against nearly 40 unnamed lawyers, alleging that they threatened and heckled her in the High Court premises in Lucknow. In the FIR registered at Wazirganj police station, social activist Nutan Thakur alleged that she was threatened and heckled by the lawyers, including...
  • AJSU workers detained for attempting to show black flag to CM 04-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Nine AJSU party activists were on Monday rounded up at Sonari area in Jamshedpur while attempting to show black flags to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The Chief Minister, who along with his father JMM supremo Sibu Soren, was in the city to take part in rituals after the death...
  • Mumbai: Greenpeace activists scale Essar building in protest 22-01-2014 11:24 PM

    Mumbai: In a unique protest, Greenpeace activists today scaled the Essar headquarters building and rolled down a poster that read 'We kill forest - Essar' on the building facade. This was in protest against Essar's proposed mine in Mahan in Madhya Pradesh which has one of the oldest deciduous forests...
  • Hindu activists protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence 19-01-2014 07:05 PM

    Around 100 activists of the Hindu Raksha Dal staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house here demanding withdrawal of police cases against them. A member of the Hindu group said its members had been arrested over the Jan 8 attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 15-01-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 64. Dhasal, who was battling with colorectal cancer, died at the Bombay Hospital. His last rites would be performed on Thursday. Dhasal was one of the founders of the militant Dalit...
  • Pop star Remo Fernandes and Dr Oscar Rebello join AAP 28-12-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the Delhi Chief Minister, more newcomers are being drawn to his party. Musician Remo Fernandes and activist Oscar Rebello, both from Goa, have reportedly joined the Aam Aadmi Party. Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister promising a corruption-free...
  • Russia drops criminal charges against Greenpeace activists 26-12-2013 11:32 AM

    Russia on Wednesday formally dropped criminal charges against Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest against Arctic oil drilling on Wednesday and was expected to shortly do the same for all 30, the environmental group said. By 12 am Greenpeace said it knew of the dropping of charges against 19 of...
  • Absconding SIMI members were in touch with Pakistan Taliban: MP ATS chief 26-12-2013 08:28 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday claimed that SIMI activist Abu Faizal and two others who were arrested on Tuesday had links with fundamentalist terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban, which is active in the north-western Pakistan. Faizal, who had escaped from Khandwa jail with five others a few months ago, was...
  • SIMI activist who had escaped from jail arrested in MP 24-12-2013 06:36 PM

    The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Madhya Pradesh police captured five suspected SIMI activists from Sendhwa Pathar area of the district following an encounter in the early hours on Tuesday, a top police official said. The five suspected SIMI men apprehended in a post midnight operation include " Abu Faizal...
  • Hundreds of Egyptians protest against jailing of activists 24-12-2013 11:28 AM

    Hundreds of Egyptians protested in central Cairo on Monday against a court ruling that sent three leading secular pro-democracy campaigners to jail, witnesses said. Raising a banner reading "Freedom for all detainees", the protesters chanted against the military-backed government, calling army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "a dog". A court...
  • Devyani Khobragade's father to meet RPI chief 21-12-2013 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade's father Uttam will meet Republican Partty of India chief Ramdas Athavale on Saturday. RPI activists had on Friday vandalised a Domino's outlet in Mumbai to protest Devyani's arrest by New York Police on charges of alleged visa fraud. Maintaining his stand that...
  • BKU rejects sugar mill owners-government compromise, says protests will go on 02-12-2013 01:36 PM

    BKU activists on Monday rejected the compromise reached between private sugar mill owners and the Uttar Pradesh government and said their agitation would continue till farmers get their dues. "Bhartiya Kisan Union's agitation would continue till proper dues are provided to the farmers," BKU president Naresh Tikait told reporters. "The...
  • Bihar: RTI activist told to cough up Rs 1.34 crore 28-11-2013 08:36 PM

    Shiv Prakash Rai, who has been using the Right to Information to access government documents for scrutiny, was shocked when officials in Bihar told him that he would have to cough up Rs 1.34 crore to inspect documents on land registration. Rai, in his early 50s, approached the inspector general...
  • Indian-origin 'slave owner' and wife named by British media 25-11-2013 10:27 PM

    London: An elderly Indian-origin man and his wife, both former Maoist activists who were arrested for allegedly holding three women as slaves here for 30 years, have been named by the British media. The alleged suspects have been named as 73-year-old Aravindan Balakrishnan and his 67-year-old wife Chanda. According to...
  • Politicians, activists meet President against Modi over snooping row 25-11-2013 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: A group of 45 activists and politicians will march to Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday to complain to President Pranab Mukherjee against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the alleged surveillance of woman by the Gujarat Police. Leaders from the Congress, CPI and NCP...