Boycott

  • Irked over lack of basic amenities, 10 MP villages to boycott LS polls 13-04-2014 05:35 PM

    Voters of more than ten villages in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections to protest the lack of basic amenities in the area. The villagers, led by sarpanch Ramkali Baghel in a meeting at Khamrauli village on Saturday expressed their anger and alleged...
  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise 09-04-2014 06:56 PM

    On the eve of the first round of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday asked the people to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections, branding it a "futile exercise". "Elections are the spirit of democracy but in Jammu and Kashmir where...
  • Maoists ask people to boycott Lok Sabha elections 06-04-2014 10:51 PM

    Maoists on Sunday called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar, and told cadres to attack security forces during the poll, police said. A police official said Maoist leader Pragati issued the diktat at a 'janata darbar' held in Vishanpura forest, saying no...
  • Maoists sending bulk SMS for poll boycott in Bihar 02-04-2014 06:56 PM

    In a first, Maoists are sending out bulk SMS to voters calling for boycott of the Lok Sabha elections in six constituencies going to polls in the first phase in Bihar, while also threatening policemen and polling personnel. "Though they have always been against elections, this is a new method...
  • Odisha: Kandhamal tribals threaten to boycott polls 31-03-2014 02:57 PM

    A large number of tribal people have threatened to boycott polls for Kandhamal Lok Sabha and Phulbani Assembly seats accusing the government of being callous in providing basic facilities like drinking water, electricity, education and healthcare. Around 5,000 voters, mostly tribals, of Bilabadi, Danga, Shraba, Mallickpada, Shamapaju, Birigada and five...
  • In a first, Maoists use SMS service to appeal for poll boycott 31-03-2014 02:35 PM

    In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said on Monday. "Maoists are sending bulk SMSes to mobile-phone subscribers and appealing to them to boycott the ensuing general elections," a police official said....
  • Riot-hit-families to boycott elections, say no faith in leaders 08-03-2014 12:46 PM

    Members of 66 displaced families belonging to three of the riot-hit villages have decided not to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha election, saying they have lost faith in political leaders. The families had fled their villages Lank, Sisauli and Bitawda in the district during the communal violence that...
  • Republic Day celebrated in Odisha amidst boycott by Maoists 26-01-2014 03:26 PM

    The 65th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm on Sunday amidst tightened security in view of a boycott call by Maoists. Governor S C Jamir unfurled the tri-colour at the main function on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Bhubaneswar, while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik did so at...
  • Boycott slams England 'clowns' after humiliating Ashes whitewash 06-01-2014 07:30 PM

    London: One-time England great Geoffrey Boycott accused the current team of batting like "one-day clowns" after their 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. A series where England were bowled out for under 200 on six occasions ended in humiliation when they were dismissed for just 166 inside 32 overs on the...
  • Ashes drubbing depressing, humiliating, says Boycott 05-01-2014 05:06 PM

    London: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has described the current team's 0-5 drubbing in the Ashes series by Australia as "depressing and humiliating". "This has been one of the most depressing and humiliating days for English cricket," Boycott wrote in his column for The Telegraph on Sunday when England lost...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott salute Swann 22-12-2013 06:15 PM

    London: Former England stars Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott expressed their admiration for spin bowler Graeme Swann on Sunday after he abruptly announced his retirement from the sport. Swann, 34, bows out with immediate effect, meaning he will play no part in the final two Tests of the Ashes tour...
  • Geoffrey Boycott berates 'selfish' Kevin Pietersen 16-12-2013 05:38 PM

    London: Outspoken former England batsman Geoff Boycott described Kevin Pietersen as "selfish" after he again conceded his wicket cheaply as the tourists slumped towards defeat in the Ashes on Monday. With England chasing an improbable target of 504 to avoid defeat in the third Test in Perth, Pietersen put on...
  • Cook's 'brain scrambled', Boycott fumes 11-12-2013 12:09 PM

    Perth: England great Geoffrey Boycott on Wednesday blasted captain Alastair Cook's "scrambled brain" and said the team needed to use more common sense to prevent yet another defeat to Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts during the Ashes tour and laid some of the blame at Cook's...
  • Boycott slams England batsmen after Ashes collapse 07-12-2013 09:14 PM

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott has slammed his country's current crop of batsmen after yet another dismal collapse against Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts with the bat in the latest Ashes series and the former opener launched a scathing attack on Alastair Cook's team after the...
  • Another Bangladesh party boycotts elections, uncertainty deepens 04-12-2013 11:07 AM

    Bangladesh's Awami League-led grand alliance suffered a major setback on Tuesday when one of its key members announced a boycott of the general elections a day after the main opposition BNP decided against taking part, raising questions over the credibility of the January 5 polls. Political violence during opposition protests...
  • Boycott slams England for 'giving away' first Ashes Test 22-11-2013 06:17 PM

    London: England have "given the first Test away" after a shambolic first innings collapse against Australia in Brisbane on Friday, according to former opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott. After delighting in Stuart Broad's superb bowling performance which gave England the upper hand on the first day of the Ashes series on...
  • Andhra bifurcation: TDP to boycott meet with GoM in Delhi 12-11-2013 01:03 PM

    The Telugu Desam Party has decided to boycott the meeting called by the Union Group of Ministers in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation issue. The Group of Ministers -- comprising Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, among...
  • I am glad Tendulkar is retiring after 200 Tests: Boycott 11-10-2013 01:55 PM

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott is glad that Sachin Tendulkar has decided to call it quits after his 200th Test as he feels the Indian veteran's "legacy to cricket is more important than playing on for another year or two". "I am glad Sachin Tendulkar has announced he will...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test behind India-SA spat, claims Boycott 13-09-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Known for his no-holds-barred comments, Geoffrey Boycott has pointed at Sachin Tendulkar's approaching landmark of 200 Tests behind the dispute between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA), which is set to leave India's scheduled Test tour of South Africa considerably curtailed....
  • Doctors boycott work for 2nd day over arrest of 3 colleagues 28-08-2013 03:19 PM

    Doctors across hospitals in Kanpur on Wednesday continued their agitation and boycotted work for three hours to protest the arrest of their colleagues on the charges of issuing fake medical certificates on payment. At least 1,650 doctors, under the aegis of Indian Medical Association, went on strike from 8 AM...
  • Over 1,500 doctors boycott work over arrest of 3 colleagues 27-08-2013 05:19 PM

    Over 1,500 doctors of various hospitals in the city boycotted work on Tuesday for two hours to protest the arrest of their three colleagues on the charges of issuing fake medical certificates on payment. At least 1,650 doctors, under the aegis of Indian Medical Association, went on strike for two...
  • Zimbabwe players form union, boycott training 16-08-2013 03:34 PM

    In an effort to negotiate for a better pay package, Zimbabwe players have joined hands to form a players' union and boycott training for the Pakistan series at home until Zimbabwe Cricket meets their demands - ESPNCricinfo reported on Friday. MD of Zimbabwe Cricket, Wilfred Mukondiwa said that the board...
  • Villagers to boycott LS Mandya bypoll over aid to slain BSF jawan 15-08-2013 08:53 PM

    Residents of a village in the district have threatened to boycott the Aug 21 Lok Sabha by-poll for Mandya seat, protesting the Centre's "failure" to provide compensation to the family of a BSF jawan who drowned in a river near Indo-Bangladesh border. Agraharabachahalli residents charge the government has let down...
  • Vodka boycott in US spreads on concerns over gay rights in Russia 02-08-2013 11:35 AM

    Gay rights activists in New York City dumped vodka onto the street on Wednesday to protest new laws in Russia targeting homosexuals, as a growing number of gay bar owners across the United States vowed to stop pouring Russian vodka. "Boycotts are set for a reason. We're trying to influence...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Protesting primary teachers to resume duties 29-07-2013 09:34 PM

    Four days after staying off from duties in midday meal scheme, nearly three lakh primary school teachers on Monday decided to end their stir after assurance from the government to look into their demands. The teachers would resume midday meal scheme duties from tomorrow. "We have arrived at a solution...
  • Boycott hails centurion Joe Root 26-05-2013 09:56 AM

    Leeds: Geoffrey Boycott said Joe Root had "played beautifully" after the England batsman scored his maiden Test hundred, against New Zealand, at his Headingley home ground on Saturday. Root's 104, his first century in his sixth Test match, also saw him become the first Yorkshireman to score an inaugural Test...
  • India should legalise betting to stop corruption: Boycott 24-05-2013 11:29 AM

    England: India should legalise betting to stamp out corruption in cricket, says former England captain Geoffrey Boycott who feels the menace of fixing, which has currently dented the IPL's reputation, emerges more frequently in the Asian countries. "The way to stop it altogether, except for the odd one - but...
  • Transparency activist fights social boycott in Himachal 06-05-2013 05:57 AM

    Tissa: When a right to information (RTI) activist in Himachal Pradesh exposed misuse of public funds some years back, he did not expect that his fight for truth would expose him and his family to threats and social boycott. Manjur Mohammed, 26, who hails from remote Naila village in the...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf's party decides to boycott polls 04-05-2013 01:19 AM

    Islamabad: The party of former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a series of legal cases over his actions while in power, on Friday said it would boycott Pakistan's May 11, 2013 general election. The move came in the wake of the Peshawar High Court's order barring Musharraf from contesting...
  • Sushma Swaraj targets Sonia, Meira Kumar 30-04-2013 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sushma Swaraj took on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the pandemonium in Parliament and accused the duo of going all out to disrupt her speech. In a scathing attack on Meira Kumar and Sonia Gandhi, the Leader...