Blockade

  • BJP's rail blockade hits train services 28-02-2014 09:37 PM

    Hundreds of passengers were on Friday stranded at many railway stations across Bihar as BJP workers forcibly stopped trains over the denial of special category status to the state by the union government, officials said. More than 300 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, including state party president Mangal Pandey, Leader...
  • Minister's convoy blocked on second day of bandh against Rahul's visit 26-02-2014 04:34 PM

    Morigaon/Tezpur: The convoy of a Union Minister and a state minister were blocked as sporadic incidents of violence were reported during the second day of the bandh called by different outfits protesting against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's visit to Assam. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Development Ranee Narah and Assam...
  • Maharashtra toll: MNS set to block roads across the state today 12-02-2014 08:59 AM

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is set to block traffic on all national highways in Maharashtra on Wednesday as part of an agitation against toll tax. Thackeray has now asked his party workers not to vandalise. 50 MNS workers from Navi Mumbai, 33 from Vasai, 100 from Nashik and...
  • Maharashtra toll: Raj Thackeray threatens statewide road blockade 10-02-2014 08:21 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has threatened to launch a statewide road blockade agitation on Wednesday over the toll collection issue. Addressing a rally in Pune, he also attacked the Shiv Sena for not supporting him. Thackeray said he will continue his agitation till the time the 'illegal'...
  • One killed in police firing in Singrauli, indefinite curfew imposed 14-12-2013 12:24 PM

    One person was killed in police firing in Singrauli town, where an indefinite curfew was clamped this evening following violence, police said. Enraged over the death of a person who was detained by police and later went missing, a large number of people staged a road blockade and set afire...
  • Bangladesh: Opposition announces fresh blockade against general elections 05-12-2013 04:53 PM

    Opposition parties in Bangladesh on Thursday announced a fresh 72-hour nationwide blockade from Saturday to press for their demands, including postponement of the January 5 General elections. The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance called for the fresh blockade after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again rejected its demand for a 'non-party' caretaker...
  • Pressure groups to launch a four-day blockade in Meghalaya 09-09-2013 11:58 PM

    As the pressure groups in Meghalaya announced a four-day and night blockade from Tuesday demanding permits to check illegal influx of migrants, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma described the concept of restrictions as outdated. The pressure groups plan to launch the agitation to demand the implementation of inner line permit (ILP)...
  • Mob sets 3 dozen vehicles ablaze in protest over a beef truck 31-08-2013 07:07 AM

    A mob on Friday set ablaze over three dozen vehicles and severely damaged over 40 other vehicles after a mini-truck was found parked on the Jaipur-Delhi highway at Malpura village, near Dharuhera, with an alleged cargo of a large quantity of beef. Among the charred vehicles are about 15 Haryana...
  • Nagaland: Economic blockade continues on day 3 07-06-2013 11:45 AM

    Kohima: It is the day 3 of the economic blockade in Nagaland which has been imposed by the All Assam Tea Tribe Student Association. The students group is protesting against the killing of a farmer by suspected Naga militants. Student leaders have demanded the immediate arrest of the guilty and...
  • WikiLeaks claims victory in Iceland court case 25-04-2013 06:54 AM

    London: WikiLeaks has said it has secured a victory in Iceland's Supreme Court against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard on donations for the secret-spilling site. Visa and MasterCard were among half a dozen major US financial firms to pull the plug on WikiLeaks following its decision to...
  • Hyderabad: Muslim groups seek end to 'economic blockade' 14-11-2012 04:11 PM

    Hyderabad: The United Muslim Action Committee of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sought the intervention of the state human rights commission (SHRC) to end what it called the "economic blockade" of the old city of Hyderabad. The action committee, comprising various Muslim groups including Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), alleged that the Congress...
  • SC raps Centre, Manipur Govt over blockade 14-12-2011 12:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued notices to Central Government and Manipur Government on the recent economic blockade in Manipur. The apex court has asked what steps should be taken to prevent such blockades. The Central Government also submitted guidelines on dealing with such blockades. The SC...
  • No winners in Manipur blockades, says PM 03-12-2011 07:44 PM

    Imphal: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that there were no winners in the crippling economic blockades that Manipur had faced, while stating there was no plan for a 'supra state' for Nagas in the Northeast. "There were no winners. The only the losers were the common people," Singh...
  • Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi arrive in Manipur 03-12-2011 12:30 PM

    Imphal: Prime Minister Manmohon Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived in Imphal on Saturday on a day's visit to Manipur, official sources said. The VVIPs were received at the Imphal airport by Governor Gurbachan Jagat, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, his cabinet colleagues and high officials. Accompanying them were...
  • Bomb blast in Imphal, 3 injured 30-11-2011 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: A powerful bomb blast in Imphal on Wednesday injured three persons. One of the injured is critical. The police also found an unexploded bomb at the site. The bomb exploded at around 11 am at Hapta Kangjeibung ground where 'Sangai festival', in which many foreigners from Thailand, Malaysia...
  • Manipur: 121-day blockade lifted temporarily 29-11-2011 08:25 AM

    Kolkata: Ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to Manipur, there was some relief in sight for the state as the 121-day old economic blockade was temporarily withdrawn by the United Naga Council on Tuesday. The economic blockade has been lifted on National Highways 39, 53 and 150. This came after...
  • Manipur blockade lifted 4 days before PM visit 28-11-2011 05:25 PM

    Imphal: In a major relief for Manipur, the economic blockade on national highways 39, 53 and 150 will finally be lifted from 6 am on Tuesday. The development comes after Union Home Minister P Chidambaram assured the United Naga Council that the Manipur government would not take any unilateral decision...
  • PM to visit blockade-hit Manipur 28-11-2011 10:22 AM

    Imphal: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit the blockade-hit Manipur on December 3 to attend a series of programmes and address a public gathering, an official said on Monday. The Prime Minister is likely to be accompanied by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi during the one-day visit. "Singh...
  • Manipur: Faith blocked

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    India doesn't deserve Manipur. Manipur more than deserves India - despite the holier than thou incarnates in New Delhi. The state faces the worst step-motherly...

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 08-11-2011 11:19 PM

    Mamata Banerjee demands a package of Rs 19,000 crore for West Bengal. Manipur economic blockade enters its 100th day. ...
  • Is Manipur falling off the country's map? 08-11-2011 10:39 PM

    The economic blockade in Manipur entered its 100th day on Tuesday, but there were no breakthroughs in sight. ...
  • Manipur completes 100 days of economic blockade 08-11-2011 09:12 PM

    Imphal: Manipur has completed a 100 days of economic blockade and there is still no breakthrough in sight. The Manipur government has now pressed nearly 2000 vehicles to bring foodgrains and petrol with the state facing acute shortage. However, at the heart of the conflict in Senapati, the epicentre of...
  • Manipur paralysed as blockade enters 100th day 08-11-2011 09:20 AM

    Imphal: There has been no change in the status of the economic blockade in Manipur, which entered its 100th day on Tuesday. Caught between activists and the Centre is the common man, who is literally fighting for his life due to severe shortage of medical supplies. Jogendra, superintendent at Sija...
  • No end to Manipur crisis, fuel tanks going dry 07-11-2011 07:27 AM

    Imphal: Even as a new week begins, there has been no change in the status of the economic blockade in Manipur, which entered the 99th day on Monday. While the Centre continues to ignore the crisis, fuel tanks have now run dry in the state, with people scrambling for the...
  • Just one day's fuel supply left: Manipur govt 06-11-2011 11:22 AM

    Imphal: Manipur has been crippled by an economic blockade brought on by a stand-off between rival Naga and Kuki groups. It's the 98th day of the blockade and the state has just one day of fuel supply left, government spokesperson N Biren told local media. The state govt released its...
  • Manipur economic blockade enters 98th day 06-11-2011 08:07 AM

    Imphal: The Manipur blockade has entered its 98th day on Sunday. Women gheraoing ministers, trucks in flames and charred vehicles lining the roads are the scenes in the Senapati district of Manipur, which has become the epicentre of the economic blockade. The United Naga council is continuing to oppose the...
  • P Chidambaram appeals for peace in Manipur 02-11-2011 02:57 PM

    Imphal: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who arrived in Manipur on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Manipur, toured Naga-dominated interior Senapati hill district and appealed to people to settle all issues through dialogue. Inaugurating a mini-secretariat building at Senapati district headquarters, Chidambaram said all efforts would be made to...
  • Chidambaram to visit 'blocked' Manipur today 02-11-2011 07:55 AM

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram is expected to visit Manipur on Wednesday on the 94th day of the economic blockade. Bare essentials are scarce and 2 highways remain blocked. This even after the government agreed to the Kuki's demand of granting Sadar hills- a separate district status. Rival Naga...
  • Timing of blockade removal questionable: Binalakshmi 01-11-2011 11:16 PM

    Binalakshmi Nepram, the Secretary General of Control Arms Foundation of India, said the ethnic groups needed to be handled carefully. ...