Protests

  • Parents protest fee hike in DPS Ghaziabad 15-04-2014 10:16 PM

    Enraged parents of students of Delhi Public School (DPS) Ghaziabad on Tuesday staged a protest against the hike in tuition fee. Around 100 parents gathered outside the Indirapuram branch of DPS Ghaziabad and shouted slogans against the school management. They said the fee was hiked by over 40 percent from...
  • Violence breaks out over Ram Navami procession route, several injured 09-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Violence broke out in Kanpur town of Uttar Pradesh late on Tuesday over the route of a religious procession, officials said on Wednesday. The incident was triggered when the district administration did not allow some people to take out a Ram Navami procession through a certain route in Sundernagar area...
  • Police lathicharge on people protesting against custodial death 04-04-2014 11:14 PM

    Police on Friday resorted to lathicharge on a group of people protesting against the death of a jail inmate under suspicious circumstances in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district, injuring around two dozen protesters including an MLA. A few policemen were also injured in stone-pelting by the protesters, led by local MLA Sona...
  • Delhi: 2 Metro stations shut amid protest over disputed land 31-03-2014 03:57 PM

    The Delhi Metro on Monday shut down two stations in the capital due to a religious gathering on a disputed land. The two stations are Jor Bagh and INA. "The two stations were closed for public from 10.45 am due to security reasons," a Delhi Metro official said. According to...
  • Medicine shops closed in protests against new drug policy 28-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Medical stores and pharmacies in Lucknow were closed on Friday to protest the central government's new drug policy. All wholesaler shops have also joined the one-day token protest, an office bearer of the striking drug association told IANS. Only drug stores inside the King George's Medical University will be open...
  • 30-year-old man's murder sparks protest in Bhimganj 24-03-2014 09:14 PM

    A youth was stabbed to death in Bhimganj area of the district on Monday, triggering protest during which a mob set ablaze an ambulance. 30-year-old youth, Vijay alias Ladu Khateek, was allegedly murdered after a dispute following which his relatives and some others held a protest and pelted stones on...
  • Venezuela death toll rises to 34 as troops and protesters clash 23-03-2014 01:37 PM

    Three Venezuelans died from gunshot wounds during protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, witnesses and local media said on Saturday, pushing the death toll from almost two months of anti-government demonstrations to 34. Troops briefly clashed with a small group of protesters who attempted to block a highway in an...
  • Three killed as truck rams into autorickshaw near Haldabazar 22-03-2014 08:16 PM

    Three persons including a child were killed and five others injured when a truck rammed into an autorickshaw near Haldabazar under Maranga police station area in Bihar's Purnia district on Saturday, police said. A three-year-old child identified as Anku, another Chander Mandal (36), a tempo driver were killed on the...
  • Now, discord in Chhattisgarh Congress over LS ticket distribution 21-03-2014 12:42 PM

    Infighting and protests have broken out within the opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While supporters of former Union Minister, the late Vidyacharan Shukla are enraged over the denial of ticket to his daughter Pratibha Pandey, some senior leaders have parted...
  • Congressmen demand FIR against MP minister, ask CM to sack him; arrested 20-03-2014 11:24 PM

    A large number of Congressmen, including the PCC chief Bhupesh Baghel, were arrested on Thursday while protesting outside the Anti-Corruption Bureau office, demanding the arrest of Panchayat and Rural Minister Ajay Chandrakar in connection with a disproportionate assets case. However, they were released later. "A total of 78 Congress workers,...
  • LS polls: Unhappy over ticket distribution, BJP workers protest at party office in Ballia 19-03-2014 05:34 PM

    Unhappy over the distribution of tickets for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP workers staged a demonstration at the party office and in Ballia on Wednesday. Even as Congress MP Jagdambika Pal joined BJP in New Delhi, party workers from his constituency Domariyaganj and nearby areas continued their sit-in at party...
  • Crimea: A political prize for history’s conquerors 19-03-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Some places come with a fixed, immutable stereotype. For Indian students brought up reciting Tennyson's "Half a league, half a league..." under serious-looking English teachers, the Charge of the Light Brigade would be about the only introduction to Crimea, the region so much in the news today. The...
  • Ukraine says Russia forces move outside Crimea 16-03-2014 01:32 AM

    Kiev: Russian forces backed by helicopter gunships and armored vehicles on Saturday took control of a village near the border with Crimea on the eve of a referendum on whether the region should seek annexation by Moscow, Ukrainian officials said. The action in Strilkove appeared to be the first move...
  • Coal India officers call off strike; output impact minimal 14-03-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Coal India(COAL.NS) officers called off their three-day strike midway on Friday after receiving assurances from its chairman on pay-related demands, a union leader said, ensuring little impact on production that peaks in March. The state-owned company, the world's No. 1 coal miner that accounts for about 80 percent...
  • Ukraine under siege: Ground view from Kiev

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As Russian forces encroach into Crimea and the US threatens action against Moscow, the situation in Ukraine is reaching a boiling point. People in ...

  • AAP: The need to go beyond 'politics of protest' 12-03-2014 10:47 AM

    As the countdown to voting in the 2014 general elections approaches, the cut and thrust of the campaign speeches and the electoral rhetoric is clearly reaching a feverish pitch. Every passing day brings sharp comments triggering off equally strong counter reactions. What has occupied the spotlight of attention in the...
  • AMU students take out protest march against lawlessness in campus 10-03-2014 05:41 PM

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday took out a protest march against deteriorating law and order situation in the campus. The group of 250 AMU students, who were prevented from proceeding to the Vice-Chancellor's office by the police, later raised slogans against the rising incidence of violence in the...
  • Venezuelans mourn Chavez on the first anniversary, protest continues 06-03-2014 11:55 AM

    Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed on with street protests despite the commemorations. Chavez's successor, President Nicolas Maduro, angrily announced that he would...
  • End strike for patients' sake: NHRC to UP doctors 05-03-2014 09:07 PM

    The NHRC on Wednesday urged the Uttar Pradesh doctors to end their strike for the sake of suffering patients. Junior doctors and medical practitioners across the state went on a strike following police action and arrest of two dozen junior doctors of GSV Medical College, Kanpur as a result of...
  • Lawyers go on day-long strike to support doctor's stir in Kanpur 05-03-2014 05:01 PM

    Lawyers in Kanpur on Wednesday extended their support to the doctors' stir by going on a day-long strike. By boycotting work we are not only supporting the affected doctors but also those patients who are left to wander around in need for medical services, Kanpur Bar Association, President Suresh Chauhan...
  • Allahabad HC orders probe into incident that led to doctors' strike, orders transfer of SSP, DIG, IG 05-03-2014 01:40 PM

    Lucknow: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry into the Kanpur incident that led to doctors' strike. The probe will be carried out by a former judge. The court has ordered the transfer of the SSP, DIG and IG of Kanpur as well and...
  • Venezuela marks anniversary of Chavez's death with pomp and protests 05-03-2014 12:47 PM

    Followers of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will flood the nation's streets on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his would-be successor, who has struggled for a month to contain violent protests. A year after Chavez succumbed to cancer, his self-proclaimed...
  • Akhilesh Yadav meets striking doctors as health services badly hit across UP 04-03-2014 10:46 PM

    With healthcare services badly affected across Uttar Pradesh for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met a team of doctors protesting the arrest of 24 junior physicians following a scuffle with a Samajwadi Party leader. The agitation gathered steam in Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and other...
  • UP doctors stir intensifies, talks fail to end deadlock 04-03-2014 09:25 PM

    The doctors' stir that has hit health services in several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday intensified with 200 medicos in Agra joining the resignation spree to protest the attack on their colleagues in Kanpur, even as talks with the government failed to end the deadlock. As the protest entered...
  • Akhilesh ready to drop charges against jailed doctors; no words on Kanpur SP MLA 04-03-2014 08:18 PM

    As the ruling Samajwadi Party government grapples with the doctors strike across the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave an assurance to the striking doctors that all charges against the 24 doctors, who have been lodged in a jail in Kanpur, will be dropped. However, there has been...
  • Kanpur doctors' strike: Police lathicharge protesting BJP workers 04-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party workers who took out a protest march towards Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's residence in support of striking doctors were lathicharged by police. Thousands of doctors are on strike across UP to protest what they call the lawlessness of the Samajwadi Party. "Why didn't the...
  • Goa scribes withdraw agitation after CM expresses regret 04-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday expressed "regret" over his statements made in context of the media, following which state's apex journalist body, Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ), withdrew its agitation. The journalists were wearing black badges and wrist bands to protest Parrikar's statement during the ongoing state Legislative...
  • Russia on 'wrong side of history': Obama on Ukraine 04-03-2014 01:08 PM

    US President Barack Obama has said Russia was on the "wrong side of history" and its invasion in Ukraine was an attack on sovereignty of a nation, warning that he was considering economic and diplomatic options to punish Moscow if it didn't reverse course quickly. Obama asserted that America's interest...
  • Jailed leader calls for more Venezuela protests 04-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathizers on Monday to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country's foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General. Lopez, who was arrested on February 18 after helping launch a nationwide protest movement, demanded top officials including the...
  • 300 teachers of GSV Medical College resign, Akhilesh appeals to end stir 04-03-2014 08:11 AM

    Nearly 300 teachers of a medical college resigned on Tuesday in the wake of agitation by junior doctors against the arrest of their colleagues paralysing medical services in Uttar Pradesh, even as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed to them to call off the strike. "The CCTV footage of whatever happened...