Agitation

  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government July 7, 2014

    As many as 13 NGOs came together and announced the formation of an "agitation committee" to protest the Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) decision to seal the Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh premises. The committee would fight to get the land belonging to Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh (RSSS) back, social and political activist...
  • JVM to launch twoday agitation over power crisis June 9, 2014

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) on Sunday announced a twoday agitation beginning June 11 in protest against power crisis across the state. "We will launch stir on June 1112 in all the 24 districts in protest against power crisis," JVM chief and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi told a press conference...
  • AAP a party with "agitational DNA": Nandan Nilekani March 14, 2014

    Former Infosys founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani, on Friday said the Aam Aadmi Party is not a factor in the Lok Sabha elections and it is a party with "agitational DNA". "I'm confident of winning from Bangalore south, I'm also sure that AAP is not a factor...
  • MNS toll agitation: Mumbai Police detains Raj Thackeray February 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has been detained by the Mumbai Police near Chembur when he along with the party workers was out on streets protesting against the collection of tax at toll plazas in the state. Mumbai's acting Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale confirmed Thackeray's detention. He said,...
  • Kejriwal claims partial victory against Delhi Police, calls off agitation January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The threat to Republic Day celebrations due to the protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is over as he called off the dharna against Delhi Police after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung decided to send two police officers on leave pending investigation. After much drama during the day, Kejriwal...
  • Telangana agitation hits business and merger of SBH January 13, 2014

    Coimbatore: Admitting that the ongoing Telangana agitation has seriously affected business of State Bank of Hyderabad, a top Bank official on Monday said it has also impacted its proposed merger with the parent State Bank of India (SBI). "Several branches had to be shut for several days, which has impacted our...
  • Left's nationwide agitation from next week on price rise issue January 8, 2014

    Left parties on Wednesday decided to carry out a nationwide agitation from next week to protest the "exorbitant" rise in prices of essential items and petro products and demanded a universal public distribution system. The parties expressed serious concern at "the crushing burden of price rise which is affecting all sections...
  • No rift between me and Arvind Kejriwal, says Anna Hazare November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after reports of differences between Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal and anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare came out in public, the latter on Tuesday said that there is no differences between the two. "I do not know who is causing misunderstanding between me and Arvind" said...
  • Jagan discharged from hospital, advised rest October 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who was admitted to a hospital on October 9 after being forcibly evicted by police from the site of his fast to protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, was discharged on Saturday. Jagan left for home from the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on...
  • Telangana: Digvijaya urges Seemandhra people to resume work, draw salary October 9, 2013

    New Delhi:Congress general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijaya Singh urged people of Seemandhra to resume their work and draw their salary and said the government and his party are committed to ensure the best possible package for the region. The region has been witnessing widespread protests by people, including...
  • Protests, clampdown: How the Delhi gangrape got the nation outraged September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The brutality of the December 16 Delhi gangrape got the entire nation to step out and speak up. Despite the ill-advised police clampdown, the public pressure could just not be bottled in. Even as the braveheart battled for her life in the ICU, huge protests played out on...
  • Telangana: Andhra Pradesh may come under President's rule September 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: With the Congress leadership in no mood to go back on its decision to carve out separate Telangana state and party leaders from Seemandhra including the chief minister are not ready to accept anything less than united Andhra Pradesh, the state appears to be heading for President's rule. With no let...
  • 5000 TTD staff stage peace rally for integrated Andhra Pradesh August 30, 2013

    About 5000 employees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which manages the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara, on Friday, went on mass leave and took out a rally demanding reversal of Centre s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. With a view not to inconvenience the pilgrims,the staff attending day shift at the hill...
  • Didi effect: Kolkata taxis to be painted blue, white August 20, 2013

    Kolkata: The quintessential yellow Kolkata taxi may soon be a thing of the past if the Trinamool Congressled state government goes ahead with its plan to paint all cabs in the city in blue and white, the partys colours. Not just this, in keeping with the TMCs (Trinamool Congress) intolerance of...
  • Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee calls for street protests August 20, 2013

    Darjeeling: Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee has called for street protests from Tuesday. The protests are expected to go on till Friday. So far, the police have rounded up over 450 Morcha supporters. GJAC had recently announced a fiveday 'Ghar Bhitra Janta (people inside homes)' agitation from Aug 19...
  • GJAC asks people to hit the streets, threatens economic blockade August 19, 2013

    Darjeeling: In a change of strategy, the Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee (GJAC) on Sunday urged people in Darjeeling hills to hit the streets for four days beginning Tuesday, threatened an economic blockade and said it would petition Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders to realise its demand. Two days after...
  • Goa: A case for mining Part 2 August 18, 2013

    There have been massive agitations in Goa after mining activities were banned in the state. ...
  • Commeettee calls fiveday fresh agitation from Aug 19 August 16, 2013

    A new committee formed in Darjeeling, on Friday, called for a fresh fiveday agitation from August 19 changing the nomenclature of 'janata curfew' to 'ghar bitrai janta' (people inside homes) on their demand for a separate Gorkhaland. North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb, however, said that there was no difference between...
  • Samaikhyandhra agitation disrupts normal life in Vizag August 15, 2013

    The Samaikhyandhra agitation launched by various Joint Action Committees (JAC) has paralysed the normal life here for the third day on Thursday as the APNGOs unit and RTC employees stuck to their protesting against the proposed bifurcation of the state. Commercial establishments, big shopping malls and schools remained closed as a...
  • Telangana impact: Housing prices to rise in Hyderabad August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After remaining stagnant since 2009, housing prices in Hyderabad are set to rise as the market sentiment is likely to improve following Congress party's decision to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, rating agency Crisil said on Wednesday. "After a fouryear hiatus, residential real estate prices are set...
  • GJM calls for 72hour bandh in Darjeeling hills from Monday July 28, 2013

    The Gorka Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Saturday called for a 72hour bandh in the Darjeeling hills from July 29, 2013. GJM chief Bimal Gurung addressing a party gathering at Kalimpong announced the 72hour bandh in the Darjeeling hills from July 29. Gurung asked the youths and other people in the hills...
  • India does not want Lanka to become 'another Pakistan':Minister June 24, 2013

    Coimbatore: Defending the UPA government's stand on allowing training of Sri Lankan defence personnel in the country, Union Minister E M Sudarshan Nathchiyappan on Sunday said India cooperated with the neighbouring country as it did not want Lanka to become "another Pakistan". "If India refused the request of Sri Lanka, the...
  • BJP postpones 'jail bharo' agitation again June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday once again postponed its planned 'jail bharo' agitation in view of the massive floods in Uttarakhand. This is the second time the party postponed the agitation against the "scams, corruption, pricerise and misuse of constitutional institutions" by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)...
  • Telangana protests flare up, police fire teargas shells at protesters June 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana protests have flare up yet again in Hyderabad as the police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters. No injuries were reported in the teargas firing. Meanwhile, two rebel Telangana Congress MPs G Viveka and Manda Jagannath have courted arrest even as hundreds of proTelangana activists have...
  • Telangana activists try to enter Andhra Assembly, taken into custody June 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: The action is hotting up in Hyderabad, where two rebel Telangana Congress MPs G Viveka and Manda Jagannath have courted arrest even as hundreds of proTelangana activists have been taken into protective custody. A group of protesters tried to force their way to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly but were...
  • AP: 3 Congress leaders decide to quit party over Telangana to join TRS May 31, 2013

    In a setback to the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, two Congress MPs and senior leader Keshav Rao from the Telangana region announced their decision to quit the party and to join the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. AP Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy responded to it and said the sensitive issue...
  • After the deadly Naxal attack, BJP puts off antiUPA agitation May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday postponed its countrywide antiUPA agitation, which was scheduled to start from Monday, in the wake of the killing of several Congress leaders in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. "The entire country is deeply distressed and concerned over gruesome killings in Chhattisgarh and we condemn...
  • Agitating students set university building on fire May 7, 2013

    Sangrur: Several persons, including six police personnel, were injured after a protest by university students on Monday turned violent as agitators ransacked and set ablaze several vehicles and a portion of the varsity's building. Students of deemed university Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology in Longowal city in Sangrur...
  • LJP to hold nationwide protest for SC reservations April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Accusing the government of being "apathetic" towards dalit issues, Lok Janshakti Party and Dalit Sena will hold a nationwide agitation in August 2013 to demand reservation for scheduled castes and OBCs in private jobs, judiciary and promotions. "We have decided to hold a nationwide agitation on August 9. We...