STRIKE

  • Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strike 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Commuters were left in a lurch again on Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike, the ninth since August to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses". Unions have hinted at another strike on January 6. Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off...
  • US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon Yesterday

    Washington: Several leaders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in Iraq in targeted US air strikes in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the extremist jihadist forces, the Pentagon said on Friday. "I can confirm that since mid-November, targeted coalition air strikes successfully killed multiple senior and mid-level leaders...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar 2 days ago

    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...
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills four, including al Qaeda suspect December 7, 2014

    Dera Ismail Khan: A senior member of al Qaeda and three other suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Sunday when a US drone attacked a house they were in, Pakistani military officials and Taliban said. The attack came a day after Pakistani forces killed a major al Qaeda leader, Adnan...
  • Baghdadi not dead? Islamic State releases audio recording November 13, 2014

    Beirut: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks in Saudi Arabia, said his caliphate was expanding across the Arab world, and called for "volcanoes of jihad" in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday. Baghdadi also said a US-led military campaign against his group in Syria...
  • Public Sector Bank employees on a day-long strike on Wednesday seeking wage revision November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Banking operations were affected all over India Wednesday as over a million bank employees went on a day's strike in support of their various demands, including pay revision, an official said here. The strike was total in 75,000 branches of 27 public sector banks, and 25,000 branches of 18 private...
  • Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wounded in airstrike November 10, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials said on Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded. Iraq's Defense and Interior Ministries issued statements saying al-Baghdadi had been wounded, without elaborating. An Interior...
  • US, allies hit Islamic State with 14 air strikes in Iraq, Syria November 7, 2014

    Washington: US and allied nations staged eight air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria in the past three days and also hit the insurgent group in six attacks in Iraq, the US Central Command said on Friday. Seven strikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani, a regular target for...
  • US launches fresh strikes on Khorasan group in Syria November 6, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-called Khorasan group of al Qaeda-linked militants based in Syria, saying the group was plotting to attack Europe or the United States. Separately, one US official said a target of the strike was David Drugeon, a French-born...
  • Indefinite strike by BSNL employees from February 3 November 6, 2014

    Howrah: BSNL employees called an indefinite country-wide strike from February 3 next year to press its demand for proactive steps by the government to revitalise the limping telecom giant. "Since 2007 roadblocks created by the government have dragged BSNL to losses and are giving way to private sector (telecom companies) to...
  • Patients face trouble as doctors of MBS hospital go on strike November 1, 2014

    Kota : Thousands of patients who visited Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in the city faced discomfort with the doctors going on strike against alleged manhandling of a doctor and nurse by a patient's relatives. The resident doctors of the hospital went on strike after the relatives of a patient who...
  • Karnataka: 2,600 doctors resume duty after quitting in protest October 28, 2014

    Bangalore: About 2,600 doctors including specialists, working in state-run hospitals across Karnataka, resumed duty on Tuesday a day after they resigned in protest over the state government's failure to fulfill their demands, including of wage disparity. "All striking doctors are back on duty as we do not want patients to suffer...
  • Karnataka: Government doctors on strike, demand better pay, facilities October 27, 2014

    Bangalore: More than 2,000 doctors from government hospitals across various districts of Karnataka have been holding a strike since Monday demanding better pay and other facilities. The doctors have threatened to quit handing their resignation letters to the health department in Bangalore. According to sources, this is their last ultimatum for their...
  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service October 18, 2014

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town October 16, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey October 15, 2014

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • How the cyclone Hudhud advanced after landfall October 13, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. The death toll now stands at eight while nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated so far. ...
  • No death reported but communication lines still disturbed in Gopalpur October 13, 2014

    After the cyclonic storm Hudhud made its landfall on Sunday an extremely turbulent weather conditions continue to prevail over the coast on Monday. But the cyclone is weakening and has now turned into a depression. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud's intensity to prevail for six hours after landfall: IMD October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Even after landfall of cyclone Hudhud, the system will maintain the intensity of very severe cyclonic storm for six hours and gradually weaken into cyclonic storm in subsequent six hours while moving northwestwards across south interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh, an IMD bulletin said. Under its influence, rainfall in most places...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon, says Met official October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon," said Met department official. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Eye of the storm approaches the coast of Andhra Pradesh October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the storm is approaching the coast of Andhra Pradesh," said IMD official. More than lakh people have been evacuated and relief operations are on. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Two killed as heavy rainfall lashes Andhra October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people were killed on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh due to heavy rainfall with strong winds in coastal areas as cyclonic storm moved closer to Visakhapatnam coast. One person was killed in a wall collapse in Visakhapatnam while the other person died when a tree fell on him in Srikakulam...
  • Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani, say observers October 9, 2014

    Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite US.-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday. The commander of Kobani's heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders said Islamic State controlled a slightly smaller area....
  • US judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay videotapes October 4, 2014

    Washington: A US judge on Saturday ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, have challenged his treatment as abusive. Numerous news media outlets, including The Associated Press, asked the...
  • Lawyers to observe strike in Delhi district courts on September 29 September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital on Friday decided to observe a day long strike on September 29 against the "delay in enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the trial courts despite the recommendation of the Delhi High Court. The Co-ordination Committee of all district...
  • Air-strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan September 23, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday. Military jets targeted militant hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan and killed 19 militants, a statement released by Inter-Services Public...
  • Kolkata taxi strike put on hold for festive season September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In a temporary relief to commuters, taxi unions on Monday decided "put on hold" the ongoing taxi strike that began last week in view of the coming festive season. Called by Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the strike resulted in hundreds of...
  • US says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria September 21, 2014

    Washington: The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical...
  • Day 2 of transport strike likely to cripple public life in West Bengal September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: With the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state, public life is likely to be crippled in West Bengal on Friday. The outfit is showing solidarity with taxi operators who have been protesting since Thursday against alleged police high handedness. The general public who is out...
  • West Bengal: Unions call 'total' transport strike on Friday September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship tomorrow with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state. President of Joint Council of Bus Syndicate...