PROTEST

  • Attempts are on to mislead farmers of India, says PM Modi 10 hours 26 minutes ago

    Khandwa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused opposition of not being serious about bringing in reforms. The allegations were made over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. "I have told the Rajya Sabha members that if they tell me a single point in the Land Acquisition Bill that is anti-farmer,...
  • Centre tables Land Bill in Lok Sabha amidst opposition uproar February 24, 2015

    Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's allies like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi can join protest but not share stage: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the land ordinance as anti-farmer, activist Anna Hazare, who will hold a two-day protest against it from Monday, said on Sunday that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but they will not share the stage with him. They will have to...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal meet e-rickshaw drivers, promises to take action soon February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met e-rickshaw drivers who were protesting outside his residence. He has promised to address their greivances at the earliest. E-rickshaw drivers have been protesting against the government rules which allow vehicles from only manufactures who meet stringent requirements. Senior Aam Aadmi...
  • Meat shop owners protest against PIL for disposal of Meat waste in UP February 16, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Hundreds of meat shop owners On Monday staged a protest after the district administration asked them to keep their shops closed until the direction by NGT for scientific disposal of waste and residual was complied with. The meat shop owners led by Yaad Illahi Qureshi staged the protest at district...
  • Protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's house over jhuggi demolition February 15, 2015

    Ghaziabad: A group of people on Sunday staged a demonstration in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Kaushambi house over demolition of few jhuggis in Shahdara area on Saturday. Eight jhuggis were demolished at Chhota Nagar near Ghuggi Pahalwan area in Shahdara exactly at the time when Kejriwal was taking...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Train services halted for over 24 hours on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela as local tribals protest January 21, 2015

    Rourkela: Rail services remained completely paralyzed on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela for over 24 hours as local tribals protested on Wednesday. Several trains on the route have been cancelled because of the protests. Disrupted train services have caused a lot of inconvenience to passengers. The tribals are demanding not to...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Delhi elections: Dissent in BJP over ticket distribution grows; while leaders quit, supporters take to streets January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them. Another group...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar seeks police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his house January 19, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I". The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist,...
  • Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots January 17, 2015

    Niamey: Stone-throwing demonstrators set fire to two churches in Niger's capital Niamey on Saturday, in the latest protest in France's former African colonies at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. A day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over the cartoons, protesters in Niamey attacked...
  • Pakistan rightwing group to unite 1 million people against Hebdo cartoons January 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's far-right Jamaat-e-Islami has said it will bring together a million people on Friday to protest against a French satirical weekly, even as an uneasy calm prevailed here a day after four persons were injured in violent protests over a cartoon considered un-Islamic. At least four people, including a...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • Protest in Bengaluru after school teacher allegedly molests class 2nd student, asks her to remove burka January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Protests have erupted in Bengaluru after a teacher allegedly molested a class 2nd student in a government school. She was also allegedly asked to take off her veil (burkha) in the school. The accused physical education teacher has been taken into custody. Family members of the student gathered outside the...
  • Delhi witnesses 130 per cent rise in dharnas January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi witnessed around 130 per cent rise in dharnas while 60 per cent increase was also reported in numbers of demonstrations held by various groups and political parties in the last one year. According to Delhi Police's annual report, in 2013, 1,836 dharnas and strikes were held while 4,170...
  • 'PK' posters vandalized by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: VHP and Bajrang Dal activists Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in the capital as well in other parts of India. Protestors vandalised a theatre screening Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' in Delhi, saying it was against the religious sentiments of Hindus. Demanding an immediate ban on the film, the...
  • Why is Aamir Khan's 'PK' being targeted? December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released....
  • Assam violence: No talks with NDFB (S), says Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 68 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with NDFB...
  • Protesters gather at America's biggest shopping mall December 21, 2014

    Washington: Hundreds of demonstrators filed into America's largest shopping mall as part of an ongoing wave of protests against racially charged police violence, interrupting one of the holidays' busiest shopping days. Protesters gathered at the Mall of America in Bloomington in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, and held up signs with...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police station. The...
  • Watch: Undercover reporter analyses security of women on Delhi streets December 15, 2014

    As we approach the second anniversary of December 16 gangrape, CNN-IBN undercover reporter analyses the security of women on the crowded streets of Delhi. ...
  • Draped in black shawls, TMC MPs protest against 'misuse' of CBI by Centre December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The faceoff between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified after the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra over the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Draped in black shawls, TMC MPs on Monday staged a protest outside Parliament, accusing the Centre of misusing Central...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers burn Amit Shah's effigy in protest of Madan Mitra's arrest December 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Workers of the Trinamool Congress took to the streets on Sunday for the second consecutive day to protest against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra'a arrest in the Saradha scam. Party workers burnt BJP chief Amit Shah's effigy in protest of the CBI action against Mitra. They held blockades in...
  • Thousands of protesters expected in Washington, NYC over police killings December 13, 2014

    Washington: Thousands of demonstrators were expected in Washington and New York on Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black men by US police and to urge Congress to protect citizens. Organizers said the protests would be among the largest over police tactics and the killings of black males by officers...
  • Sex protest outside UK Parliament over porn 'censorship' December 13, 2014

    London: Campaigners in favour of hardcore pornography staged an unusual protest outside the British Parliament against new rules banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos. They were protesting an amendment to the Communications Act requiring video-on-demand online pornography to follow tougher rules, already laid out by the...
  • J&K polls: Invisible native Christians, least talked about and most neglected December 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar has two churches - Holy Family Catholic Church on Maulana Azad road and the Protestant's All Saints Church near Sher-E-Kashmir cricket stadium. These churches look almost invisible most part of the year and come alive during the Christmas in December. But, this time there...
  • Protests against police violence flare for third night in New York December 6, 2014

    New York: Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies on Friday, denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man in November. The slaying...
  • Government maligning entire community in effort to defend an individual: Mayawati December 5, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday played a Dalit card in defending Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti over her hate speech. BSP supremo Mayawati said, "the minister is from the backward class, not Dalit or schedule caste. Make someone else from that community a minister if the government wants to represent that...
  • Rahul Gandhi leads black mask protests against Niranjan Jyoti's remarks December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Sporting black bands on their mouths, members of opposition parties led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday staged a silent protest outside Parliament demanding sacking of Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her controversial remarks. Gandhi said, "We are not allowed to express our views in the Parliament, attitude...