Movement

  • Kolkata slum children to get 'Santa' gifts this Durga Puja Yesterday

    Kolkata: In a unique initiative during the Durga Puja festivities, the 'Have Nots' will be showered with gifts by the privileged to make true the axiom "Joy shared Joy Doubled." Called 'Daan Utsav' (the festival of giving) the week will be Kolkata's contribution to the National Philanthropic Movement where 2,500...
  • As Xi Jinping leaves Delhi, traffic returns to its normal pace 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Traffic in many parts of the capital city returned to its normal pace on Friday afternoon after Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up his three-day official visit and left for home. Traffic remained tied in knots in parts of the national capital for the second straight day on Friday...
  • Delhi Metro trains plying on Blue Line delayed due to heavy VIP movement 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters faced inconvenience on Thursday as trains on the Blue Line are running late due to heavy VIP movement in the capital. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) claimed that the delay on the Dwarka- Noida line has been caused due to heavy security and VIP movement. Chinese...
  • Debate on Kashmir in UK Parliament causes stir September 10, 2014

    London: A debate on the human rights situation in Kashmir to be held in the UK Parliament building on Thursday has caused a stir among Indian groups here who fear it could be used as an India bashing opportunity. Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has secured a 'General debate on political...
  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term August 27, 2014

    Jerusalem: A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their sevenweek conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term. No clear victor emerged from what had become a war of attrition between the Middle East's...
  • Himachal Pradesh on alert after terrorist movement reports July 18, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said on Friday. Police received the intelligence reports from bordering Jammu and Kashmir. "We have intensified patrolling on all routes alongside Jammu and Kashmir border in Chamba, but as such there...
  • France denounces Egypt's decision to sentence journalists June 24, 2014

    Paris: France denounced Egypt's decision to sentence three journalists up to seven years in jail and called for freedom of expression, media reported Tuesday. "It is important that the Egyptian authorities ensure journalists' protection and guarantee a fair trial to defendants based on an independent investigation," Xinhua quoted Foreign Affairs Ministry's...
  • Karachi shutdown over arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain June 4, 2014

    Karachi: Commercial activities in Pakistan's financial hub remained at a standstill on Wednesday as fear and tension continued to grip the city after the arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in London on charges of money laundering. As Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) supporters and workers continued to hold protests and sitins...
  • Pak MQM chief Altaf Hussain arrested in London June 3, 2014

    London/Karachi: Altaf Hussain, Pakistan's powerful MQM leader, was on Tuesday arrested in London on charges of money laundering. Scotland Yard confirmed that a 60yearold man had been arrested from a NorthWest London property on charges of moneylaundering, but declined to disclose the exact identity of the individual for "legal reasons". Officers...
  • First Chief Minister KCR set to guide Telangana's destiny June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: For TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, the metamorphosis from being the leader of separate statehood agitation by starting of with only a handful of supporters in 2001 to securing majority on his own and occupying the Chief Minister's chair in Telangana today is complete. The 60yearold KCR, as he is...
  • 91-year-old ex-MP Shirish Chandra Dixit dies after prolonged illness April 9, 2014

    Former MP and Uttar Pradesh ex-DGP Shirish Chandra Dixit died on Tuesday after prolonged illness at a private hospital. He was 91. Dixit was actively involved in the Ram Temple movement and he represented the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on BJP ticket between 1991 and 1996. Dixit is survived by two sons...
  • Army movement was a routine exercise, no conspiracy behind it: Gen VK Singh February 24, 2014

    Former Army General VK Singh has slammed media reports on the movement of troops towards Delhi in January 2012, playing down reports of a conspiracy. ...
  • 'Poophoria' is gross but real: Passing a large stool can be compared to an orgasm, Indian doctor says February 17, 2014

    Don't let this gross you out. An Indian doctor in Princeton has said 'poophoria' or a 'stool high' is the experience of passing a large stool that can feel like an orgasm. Scientifically, he explained that a large enough stool distends the rectum so it touches the vagus nerve. Princeton gastroenterologist...
  • CJ Show: Actor Aamir Khan's message on One Billion Rising movement February 9, 2014

    Watch Actor Aamir Khan as he speaks on the upcoming One Billion Rising campaign and why is it important for Indian men to participate in it. ...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 January 15, 2014

    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 Panther...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNNIBN, the activist best known for Narmada Bachao Andolan said that consultations were on and an announcement could be expected by Monday afternoon as NBA activists from...
  • Family of Bihar man who laid down his life for Jan Lokpal appeals to Kejriwal January 12, 2014

    Patna: The family of Dinesh Yadav in Patna, who had set himself himself ablaze at the height of the Jan Lokpal agitation in August 2011, has tried to reach out to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The family claims that Yadav, who was a supporter of anti corruption crusader Anna...
  • Delhi: Congress workers protest at party office over support to AAP December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress workers held protest at the party office in Delhi over it's decision to to extend outside support to Aam Aadmi Party as it looks to form the government in Delhi. The Congress party has offered all the eight seats it won to the rookie party to...
  • Delhi: Congress, BJP offer support to AAP December 13, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party is in the limelight again this time over the trickey issue of govt formation in Delhi. The Congress on Friday officially handed over letter of support to AAP. The BJP too has reportedly offered to give " constructive support to AAP." ...
  • For Mandela, harsh island jail was a crucible December 10, 2013

    Cape Town: A halfcentury ago Nelson Mandela was taken as a prisoner to Robben Island, 11 kilometers (seven miles) across the bay from Cape Town, where he would begin serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow South Africa's racist apartheid system. The island jail was where Mandela became a worldwide...
  • Our ideology of honesty was liked by the common man: Kejriwal December 8, 2013

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal dedicated his party's good show to the people and said that the people of Delhi have voted for his party's ideology which was based on honesty. ...
  • Five more suspected SIMI members arrested in Chhattisgarh November 18, 2013

    Continuing its crackdown on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Chhattisgarh police, on Sunday, said five more members of the banned outfit have been arrested from the different locations of the capital in the past two days. These fresh arrests have been made to facilitate ongoing investigations, which have established that...
  • Five more suspected SIMI members arrested in Chhattisgarh November 18, 2013

    Continuing its crackdown on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Chhattisgarh police, on Sunday, said five more members of the banned outfit have been arrested from the different locations of the capital in the past two days. These fresh arrests have been made to facilitate ongoing investigations, which have established that...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Cuba October 30, 2013

    Havana: After concluding a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Cuba, one of the founders of the Nonaligned movement like India. It is the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to the Communist country as earlier trips by Prime...
  • AAP will form government in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal October 14, 2013

    Aam Aadmi Party's convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the party will form the government in Delhi and will clean the system. He also said, "I miss Anna Hazare and that if the Gandhian was with me, the movement would have been thousand times stronger." ...
  • If Anna was with me, my movement would have been stronger: Kejriwal October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of Delhi Assembly elections in December, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal said if anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare would have been with him, his movement would have been much stronger. He said, "I miss Anna Hazare and that if the Gandhian was with me, the movement would have...
  • Garo Hills Committee calls indefinite shutdown for Garoland September 16, 2013

    Shillong: The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Monday called for an indefinite shutdown from Wednesday to demand a separate Garoland state in western Meghayala. "Whether the police hunt or arrest us for the cause of genuine demand for Garoland and whether they release the arrested leaders or not, we will...
  • Crime Branch gets custody of bomb blasts accused Abdul Sathar September 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The city crime branch has taken custody of 2008 bomb blasts accused Abdul Sathar, an operative of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Sathar, a resident of Aluva in Kerala, was lodged in Ernakulam prison in Kerala and his custody was taken from the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The...
  • Court allows NIA to take Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar's DNA samples September 10, 2013

    Delhi court on Tuesday allowed NIA's plea for taking terror accused Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar's DNA samples and specimen handwritings for further probe, preservation and comparison with various seized articles. The decision came after the court extended their NIA custody till September 17 based on the agency's claims that they...
  • Listing the best online resources on the Indian independence movement August 14, 2013

    The Web appears to be filled with pages upon pages on India's independence movement, but much of its is not only repetitive but reproductions from the online world's favourite online information source Wikipedia. As India celebrates its 67th Independence Day, we scraped the Web for the best online resources on...