PROTESTS

  • Protests erupt in Tamil Nadu after Sri Lankan court gives death sentence to five Indian fishermen 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chennai: Protests erupted in Tamil Nadu on Friday after five Indian fishermen from the state were given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court in alleged drugs smuggling case. Meanwhile, fishermen in Rameshwaram have withdrawn their protest after assurance from state government which said that it will appeal in Sri Lanka...
  • Is Kerala kiss of rally the right way to protest? Yesterday

    Through a Facebook page it was a call to the people interested to come forward with their husbands/wives or partners to kiss or share a hug at marine drive to protest against the moral policing act at a restaurant in Kozhikode. ...
  • Bangalore: People stage silent protest to save heritage site 4 days ago

    Several prominent Bangaloreans are gathered at the historic Balabrooie guest house in the city for a silent protest against the Karnataka government's recent proposal to raze the 150-year-old heritage structure to build a club for MLAs and MPs. ...
  • Only 39 of 80,000 personnel from Northeast in Delhi Police 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The northeast has an almost negligible presence in Delhi Police - just 39 personnel, or a mere 0.05 percent, from the eight states among the 80,000-strong force. Officials feel the number needs to be increased to help fight rising incidents of crimes against the northeastern community. According to official...
  • Bangalore minor rape: Police arrest school staff member 1 week ago

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Friday arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a three-year-old inside the premises of her school. The person arrested, KK Reddy, is a member of the school management. The arrest came after a criminal case was lodged against him. Three others have...
  • Bangalore: School staff member detained for three-year-old girl's rape October 23, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police has detained a staff member of the school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Tuesday. This is the first detention in the case. Even as agitated parents protest against the crime, school's Principal said that there were no outsiders in the institution on the day...
  • Bangalore rape: No arrests yet, parents intensify protests October 23, 2014

    Bangalore: It has been two days since a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the premises of a private school in Bangalore and the police is yet to make any arrests in the case. Protesting against the lax attitude of police, agitated parents intensified their demonstration. They lashed out at...
  • Kashmiri Pandits march seeking rehabilitation October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Kashmiri Pandits took out a rally demanding their rehabilitation and a concrete plan for the same. The protesters tried to march from Jantar Mantar to India Gate, but police prevented them from doing so. Police had detained 28 protesters when they refused to budge. Bhim Singh,...
  • Hong Kong government, democracy protest leaders begin talks October 21, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders sat down for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said...
  • China says Hong Kong protests an attempt to seek independence October 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks. For the first time, the ruling Communist Party's official organ the People's...
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday October 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in two nights of clashes that began late on Friday in...
  • 20 injured in new Hong Kong protest violence October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police clashed with protesters, with the government saying 20 people were injured in a fourth night of violence after nearly three weeks of largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies. Dozens of police with shields and helmets pushed into a crowd of protesters gathered at barricades in the northern...
  • Trade unions to hold joint protest against labour laws reforms October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All central trade unions will hold a nationwide stir on December 5 to protest against the labour reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government. "Protest rallies will be taken out in all state capitals and in Delhi as the proposed reforms are against the interest of the working class,"...
  • Hong Kong police arrest 26 amid street clashes October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who returned to a protest zone that officers had partially cleared. Police and activists engaged in running clashes in Mong Kok's dense grid...
  • Hong Kong police swoop in on democracy protest site October 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police partially cleared a democracy protest site in a raid on Friday, tearing down tents and barricades hours after the city's embattled leader reopened his offer of talks to end nearly three weeks of disruptive demonstrations. The Mongkok site has seen violent scuffles between demonstrators calling for...
  • Hong Kong police move in against protest zone October 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Dozens of Hong Kong police arrived at a pro-democracy protest zone to remove barricades in a dawn raid. Officers in riot helmets and shields descended on the district of Mong Kok to take down some of the tents and canopies there. Police said they were not trying to...
  • Jadavpur University students, teachers hold rallies, classes affected October 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Building up pressure on Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti to resign, students and teachers took out separate rallies in the campus as classes remained affected for the last one month. Marking the completion of one month of police crackdown against agitating students at the university, students brought out a fire-torch...
  • Hong Kong Police pepper sprays protesters, China blocks BBC's website October 16, 2014

    Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Thursday to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police beating of a protester a day earlier. At police headquarters in the nearby entertainment district of Wan Chai, hundreds of...
  • China says no need 'so far' for PLA deployment in Hong Kong October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: China sees no need "so far" for its army to be deployed in Hong Kong to contain democracy protests, a Beijing official said today, without ruling out the prospect after violent overnight clashes. Rumours have frequently swept protest camps that the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which maintains a garrison...
  • Police and protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police and protesters clashed early on Wednesday in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ago, leading to several arrests. Hundreds of officers scuffled with protesters guarding newly erected barricades on a main road next to the city's government headquarters,...
  • Protests in Delhi over Pakistan ceasefire violations October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital on Thursday saw protests over the continuing ceasefire violations by Pakistan with demonstrations being held outside the Pakistan High Commission and the residence of its High Commissioner. Scores of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists held a stir outside Pakistan High Commission during which they slammed...
  • Hong Kong sympathisers plan 'Occupy Tiananmen' campaign October 9, 2014

    Beijing: The "Occupy Tiananmen" movement has posted a request on Twitter for Beijing residents to take to the streets with umbrellas next Saturday in a show of solidarity with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has the umbrella as its symbol. The tweet recommends that supporters come out from 11 am...
  • Hong Kong government 'calls off student talks' October 9, 2014

    Hong Kong: The Hong Kong government has called off talks with the Federation of Students scheduled for Friday. The cancellation was in response to recent remarks made by student representatives which "undermined the basis for a constructive dialogue", Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said at a press briefing, South China...
  • At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital October 9, 2014

    A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. A witness in Sanaa counted at least 20 bodies immediately after...
  • Ten-foot statue of a man with an umbrella becomes symbol of Hong Kong protest October 9, 2014

    In Hong Kong, the pro democracy protests may be shrinking in size with each passing day, but student protesters say they have not given up yet. CNN's Ivan Watson reports how a ten foot statue of a man holding a umbrella and graffiti on the walls of city buildings- have...
  • Hong Kong protest numbers dwindle as talks make slow progress October 8, 2014

    Hong Kong: Small groups of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and students returned to school for exams. Talks between the government and student leaders are progressing at a snail's pace, although even protest organisers are now acutely worried that...
  • Hong Kong protests at crossroads as traffic, frustration pile up October 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's dwindling pro-democracy protesters relaxed blockades of key places on Tuesday, allowing some business supplies in and out, although traffic was still largely snarled and talks with the government offered little hope of a quick solution. Hundreds of protesters in the second week of their campaign for greater...
  • AIADMK workers protest after court denies bail to Jayalalithaa in DA case October 7, 2014

    Chennai: The joy of AIADMK cadres assembled outside the party office and the residence of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday was short-lived and they are back in the protest mode. Party cadres erupted in joy after television channels said Jayalalithaa was granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court. AIADMK...
  • Hong Kong activists agree to talks as protests shrink October 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders said late on Monday they had agreed to hold talks with the government as their numbers dwindled and they faced growing pressure to end their pro-democracy sit-in. The mass rallies that had drawn tens of thousands evaporated on Sunday night in the face of a...
  • Amid clamour for removal, Abhijit Chakrabarty appointed Jadavpur VC October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding the clamour for his removal, Jadavpur University interim Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty has been appointed as the full-time vice-chancellor (VC) of the varsity. After the resignation of Shouvik Bhattacharyya as the VC, Chakrabarty, a professor of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Howrah, was made the interim...