Blockade

  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist rally June 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected today due to restrictions in some parts of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and a spontaneous shutdown in other parts of the city amid separatist plans to hold a rally here. Restrictions were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas here...
  • Speeding truck crushes motorcyclist, pillion rider to death May 29, 2014

    A motorcyclist and the pillion rider were crushed to death under the wheels of a truck on Kathijoria bridge in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Wednesday, police sources said. One of the victims was identified as Kader Kisku, a resident of Amrapara village under Shikaripara police station in the district, the sources...
  • BJP's rail blockade hits train services February 28, 2014

    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 of...
  • Minister's convoy blocked on second day of bandh against Rahul's visit February 26, 2014

    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 Irrigation...
  • Maharashtra toll: MNS set to block roads across the state today February 12, 2014

    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 February 10, 2014

    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' toll...
  • One killed in police firing in Singrauli, indefinite curfew imposed December 14, 2013

    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 several...
  • Bangladesh: Opposition announces fresh blockade against general elections December 5, 2013

    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 government...
  • Pressure groups to launch a four-day blockade in Meghalaya September 9, 2013

    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) to...
  • Mob sets 3 dozen vehicles ablaze in protest over a beef truck August 31, 2013

    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 and...
  • Nagaland: Economic blockade continues on day 3 June 7, 2013

    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 warned the...
  • WikiLeaks claims victory in Iceland court case April 25, 2013

    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' November 14, 2012

    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...
  • Jharkhand: BJP MLA launches blockade, trains halted September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Amit Yadav has launched a rail blockade in Jharkhand early on Monday morning at the Parsabad Railway station in Koderma district. Many trains including the Sealdah and Howrah Rajdhanis have been forced to halt due to the blockade. The BJP activists are demanding...
  • Economic blockade of Nagaland enters fifth day August 22, 2012

    Golaghat: The indefinite economic blockade of Nagaland called by six organisations of Assam entered its fifth day on Wednesday with no signs of any thaw. The blockade, which started on August 18, has been called against alleged encroachment of land by miscreants from Nagaland in Assam's Golaghat district. Protesters from various outfits,...
  • Manipur: 96-hour Naga economic blockade begins August 20, 2012

    Imphal: The United Naga Council (UNC) began its 96-hour economic blockade on Manipur portion of Imphal-Dimapur-Guawahati National Highway 39 from Sunday midnight to press its demand for 'alternative arrangement' for Nagas in the state. Official sources said security along the highway was tightened and trucks loaded with essential items would be...
  • Assam violence: 50,000 left homeless, trains hit July 24, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The violence in the Kokrajhar region of Assam shows no sign of ending. An estimated 50,000 refugees have taken shelter in relief camps so far, while those affected in the violence are said to be more than 60,000. The violence has spread to neighbouring districts such as Chirang and turned...
  • Iran issues new oil blockade warning July 15, 2012

    Dubai: Iran could prevent even "a single drop of oil" passing through the Strait of Hormuz if its security is threatened, a naval chief said on Saturday, as tensions simmer over Tehran's nuclear programme. Tehran will increase its military presence in international waters, said Ali Fadavi, naval commander in Iran's elite...
  • Pak ends blockade of NATO supply lines July 4, 2012

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan on Tuesday ended a seven-month-old blockade of crucial supply routes to Afghanistan after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologised for a cross-border NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November last year. A meeting of Pakistan's highest decision-making body on security issues chaired by Prime Minister...
  • SC raps Centre, Manipur Govt over blockade December 14, 2011

    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 has also...
  • No winners in Manipur blockades, says PM December 3, 2011

    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 said...
  • Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi arrive in Manipur December 3, 2011

    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 Union Law...
  • Bomb blast in Imphal, 3 injured November 30, 2011

    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 and...
  • Manipur: 121-day blockade lifted temporarily November 29, 2011

    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 Home Minister...
  • Manipur blockade lifted 4 days before PM visit November 28, 2011

    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 on...
  • PM to visit blockade-hit Manipur November 28, 2011

    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 would inaugurate...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 8, 2011

    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? November 8, 2011

    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 November 8, 2011

    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 the blockade,...
  • Manipur paralysed as blockade enters 100th day November 8, 2011

    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 Hospital,...