Protests

  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA 11 hours 53 minutes ago

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Pakistan Army says PM must share space with it; Sharif to meet Imran Khan soon 16 hours 13 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Amidst the continuing turmoil, the Pakistan Army has assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that there will be no coup, but the Army has said that Sharif must in return share space with them, according to a Reuters report. Sharif will, meanwhile, meet Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan shortly. Over 30,000...
  • Thousands led by Imran Khan, Qadri protest outside Pak Parliament, say Sharif must quit 21 hours 9 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Islamabad is under siege as calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down grow louder. Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have reached Pakistan's Parliament in the heavily fortified 'Red Zone', which is Islamabad's diplomatic enclave. There is heavy army deployment...
  • UP: Protest erupts in Faizabad after kidnapped girl dies Yesterday

    Faizabad: Tension gripped Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh after people clashed with police following the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday. The clashes took place outside Khandasa Police Chowki on Tuesday. The victim, a resident of Amaniganj was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday evening by the four persons...
  • US troops on streets after police shooting protests Yesterday

    Ferguson (US): US National Guard troops deployed in a suburban Missouri town on Monday as authorities struggled to contain week-old protests triggered when a police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. State Governor Jay Nixon lifted an overnight curfew as the soldiers arrived, but tempers were running high amid ongoing...
  • Pakistan: Imran calls for 'civil disobedience movement' to oust Sharif 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan today declared a "civil disobedience movement" against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country's future is bleak under the rule of businessmen, as cleric Tahirul Qadri gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign. "I have called for the civil disobedience movement...
  • Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson 2 days ago

    Ferguson: Riot police on Sunday hurled tear gas and marched on rioters in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Police in body armor, gas masks and marching with armored vehicles moved in to disperse the mob of mostly young...
  • KPSC aspirants continue to protest as government decides to hold exams afresh 3 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government's decision to cancel recruitments done through exams of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) three years back has sparked massive protests. The government has now decided to hold it afresh. Law Minister TB Jayachandra said, "I know they are hurt by this decision, some of them are...
  • Missouri Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson 3 days ago

    Ferguson(US): Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in a St Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said on Saturday that though many protesters were...
  • Pakistan: Anti-government protestors reach Islamabad, Imran Khan announces sit-in 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Thousands of anti-government protestors led by opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday reached Islamabad with an aim of ousting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The opposition groups, led by cricketer-turned-politician Khan and Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri, will protest in the capital to press Sharif to call an early election little...
  • Islamabad braces for protest marches as Pakistan celebrates independence 6 days ago

    Islamabad: As Pakistan celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Thursday, supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) parties remained determined to march towards Islamabad. The marches have been called to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, Dawn online reported. According to officials, parts of Islamabad...
  • Farmers stage protest over non-payment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting non-payment of cane price arrears, Bhartiya Kisan Union members today locked the main gates of all industrial units of Modi Group, including Modi Sugar Mill, in Modi Nagar. Led by Rakesh Tikait, the national general secretary of BKU, thousands of farmers from nearby villages shut the entry gates of the...
  • Villagers block traffic to protest industrial pollution August 12, 2014

    Scores of villagers in the Loni area in Ghaziabad on Tuesday blocked traffic in protest against the alleged release of polluted chemicals into open drains by some factories. Residents of Agrola village alleged that groundwater was being contaminated and posing health hazards as they held up traffic on the Delhi-Saharanpur and...
  • US: Unrest in St Louis after fatal shooting of unarmed black teen August 12, 2014

    Ferguson: A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis. The FBI opened an...
  • BJP Kisan Morcha protests over power cuts August 6, 2014

    Protesting over power cuts, BJP Kisan Morcha on Wednesday held a demonstration at sector 21A sub station and gave memorandum. Morcha district president Chandgi Ram said unscheduled power cuts have caused inconvenience to residents. In spite of the assurance for the last several years, the power distribution company was not able to supply 24x7...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • Shamli: 1 arrested for rape, murder of 20-year-old woman August 4, 2014

    One person has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 20-year-old woman in Shamli district, police said. The woman, whose body was found on Saturday from Kairana town in Shamli district, was allegedly abducted along with her sister by 12 people on July 25, police said. The woman is suspected to...
  • Outrage in and out of Parliament over derogatory Jaya-Modi article on Lankan website August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama inside and outside Parliament on Monday over controversial pictures of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which appeared on a Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website last week. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned following an uproar by AIADMK MPs. Parliamentary...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over 'derogatory' article against Jayalalithaa August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed two adjournments during Question Hour as AIADMK members vociferously protested against a "derogatory" article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sri Lankan government website. AIADMK members trooped into the Well shouting slogans, which made Chairman Hamid Ansari to observe that...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's bid to buy UK mountain sparks protests August 4, 2014

    London: Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the super-rich. The 2,850-feet-high Blencathra mountain, which towers above the Northern Fells in the picturesque Lake District region of...
  • E-rickshaw drivers hold protest at Jantar Mantar August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of e-rickshaw drivers on Saturday held a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar demanding the city government to allow plying of the battery-operated vehicles in the national capital. The protesters gathered in the heart of the city and voiced their concern on the issue. There are around 70,000 battery-operated...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Police removes NSUI members protesting outside Rajnath Singh's residence August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The police on Saturday removed members of the National Students' Union of India, who were protesting outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital against the change in the format of the Union Public Service Commission examination. They also shouted slogans against the alleged police action against...
  • Why protests against UPSC CSAT have failed to gather steam August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though several Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against regional and rural background students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the preliminary examination, the agitation after a few days of high has failed to make a...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Arvind Verma committee submits report to Centre August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as protests over the UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) continue, the Arvind Verma committee, which was setup to study if changes are required in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination pattern, has submitted its report to the government. The Narendra Modi government is likely to apprise Parliament...
  • UPSC protests hit Parliament, MPs object to aspirants being lathicharged July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Protests over the Civil Services Aptitude Test rocked Parliament on Thursday. In the Lok Sabha, Samajwadi Party, Congress and BJD MPs objected to UPSC aspirants being lathicharged in Delhi on Wednesday night. Some BJP MPs also objected to the incident. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had to intervene...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests by aspirants loses steam, police remove stage July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the protests by Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants turned violent on Wednesday night at Mukherjee Nagar in the national capital, the police force took some measures so as to avoid any unfortunate incident. A senior police official on the condition of anonymity said that only preventive...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Aspirants turn violent, pelt stones on police July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The protests by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services aspirants are intensifying and have once again turned violent in Delhi. The demonstrating aspirants have blocked all roads leading to the protest site at Mukherjee Nagar which is the hub of those hopeful of joining the steel frame of...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Aspirants firm, police shift those fasting to hospital July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as August 24, the date of 2014 Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination, approaches so is the protest by several aspirants at Mukherjee Nagar in New Delhi against the Civil Service Aptitude Test on Wednesday which is allegedly biased against those from rural and regional...
  • J&K: Protests errupt after student's body found in suspicious circumstances July 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Protests erupted in South Kashmir's Kulgam district after a teenager who was missing since last Tuesday was found dead on Wednesday morning by residents, an official said in Kulgam. Yawar Amin Ganaie, a class 10 student, was found dead in Raekhama village of Shopian this morning, police said. As the...
  • UPSC protest on, government advises aspirants to stay calm July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Tuesday continued their protest here demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the entrance examination. The government advised the aspirants to maintain calm. The protestors gathered outside the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) office in central Delhi and raised slogans against the former...