Strikes

  • 604 Palestinians, 29 Israelis killed in 15-day conflict; no sign of ceasefire 3 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 29 Israelis dead, even as international efforts intensified to broker a ceasefire. Israeli air strikes on Tuesday destroyed several mosques and targeted a...
  • Gaza toll crosses 300, UN chief heads to the region to bolster truce efforts 6 days ago

    Gaza: Fresh Israeli air strikes killed 10 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster truce efforts. The new peace push came as Israel's campaign against the besieged Palestinian territory entered day 12 in the bloodiest conflict...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics July 16, 2014

    Gaza city: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203. A strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah killed two men, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said and a...
  • Delhi: Protest outside Israel Embassy; several detained July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of students and social activists today took part in a protest outside Israel Embassy against the strikes being carried out by that country's forces in Gaza with police briefly detaining some of them. According to police, 54 protesters, including students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists,...
  • Demonstration outside Israeli Embassy, protesters clash with Delhi police July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, who included students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists, on Monday staged a protest outside the Israeli Embassy here demanding an end to Israel's air strikes in Gaza resulting in high civilian casualties. The call for the protest was given by JNU Student's Union...
  • Israel holds off on escalating Gaza barrage; West wants truce July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel appeared to hold off on a threatened escalation of its week-old Gaza Strip barrage on Monday despite having balked at Western calls for a ceasefire with an equally defiant Hamas. On Sunday, the Israeli military warned residents of the northern border town of Beit Lahiya to leave or risk...
  • Assault on doctors: AIIMS strike called off July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A strike by doctors at AIIMS on Sunday was called off late in the evening after hospital officials agreed to fulfill their demands for adequate security following an attack by a patient's relatives on three senior resident doctors. The doctors had gone on an indefinite strike demanding adequate security...
  • AIIMS doctors go on strike after three colleagues assaulted July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Three senior resident doctors at AIIMS were allegedly assaulted by a patient's relatives following which doctors at the premier hospital went on an indefinite strike demanding adequate security measures. The doctors alleged that those accompanying the patient to the Surgical Emergency of the institute brandished guns and created a...
  • Digvijaya Singh ends fast over delayed compensation to farmers July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday ended his seven-day-long fast here seeking immediate disbursal of compensation to farmers affected by the crop damage and a CBI probe into alleged MPPEB scam. Singh also gave a 15-day ultimatum to administration to do the needful and threatened to approach court of law if "justice is not done...
  • Joined politics because hunger strike didn't help me: Arvind Kejriwal July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death, urging them to end their strike. A group of teachers from All Guest Teachers Association teaching in different government...
  • CPM 'strongly condemns' Israeli strikes on Gaza July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Saturday condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza and urged the Narendra Modi government to raise the issue at international fora and demand immediate cessation of the strikes. Terming the excuses given by the Israeli government for the attack "tenuous", the CPI(M)'s Politburo said there can be no...
  • Gaza toll passes 100, Israel to counter rockets 'with all power' July 12, 2014

    Gaza: An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants. Asked if Israel might move from the mostly aerial attacks of the...
  • Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; rocket causes huge blaze in Israel July 11, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze. Israeli leaders, determined to end Palestinian rocket...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave July 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept rockets...
  • Lawyers on strike demanding HC bench in west UP July 9, 2014

    Lawyers in western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday went on a strike demanding the setting up of a separate High Court bench. "Lawyers of Meerut, Bijnore, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Gautam Budh Nagar district, Moradabad, Baghpat, JP Nagar, Bulandshahr and 20 other districts are on a strike," said Secretary of Central Action Committee, Mukesh...
  • Israel launches military offensive against Gaza militants July 8, 2014

    Gaza: Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing more than 30 targets including homes and calling it part of a campaign named "Operation Protective Edge" targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. The military urged Israelis within a 40-km (24-mile) radius of the...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors end strike after assurance from Prithviraj Chavan July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO), who were on strike since July 1, on Monday called off their stir after meeting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Chavan told reporters that most of the demands of MAGMO had been accepted earlier and the government is positive on some of...
  • Digvijay Singh to begin his week long hunger strike on Monday July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh will stage a seven-day hunger strike at the Guna district headquarter in Madhya Pradesh starting on Monday. He is protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers. In a statement, Mr Singh on Sunday said that he had submitted a...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in Guna July 6, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he will stage a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers. In a statement, Singh said that he had submitted a letter to the Guna district collector...
  • Maharashtra health minister appeals doctors to withdraw strike July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has appealed to striking medical officers under the public health department to end their agitation and resume duty. In an statement issued here on Wednesday Shetty urged doctors not to cause trouble to citizens. On June 2, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held discussions...
  • Israel launches Gaza air strike after bodies of 3 missing teens found July 1, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing it blames on the Palestinian Islamist group. Israel's security cabinet, which held an emergency session late on Monday and was due to meet again...
  • The Silkworm review: JK Rowling casts a spell as Robert Galbraith June 28, 2014

    It's clear now, that JK Rowling's debut under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was no flash in the pan. The Cuckoo's Calling was a taut, pacey read, and while The Silkworm feels like a longer one, she's packed a lot in. First things first, let's just admit that the main man,...
  • US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit June 28, 2014

    Bahgdad: The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded political measures...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles June 27, 2014

    Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the Agra-Mumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them. The MLA told...
  • Lightning strike kills three persons in Jamragidih village June 23, 2014

    Three persons, including two students, were killed when they were struck by lightning in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said on Monday. The incident took place when the victims were picking mangoes in an orchard in Jamragidih village of Dharamjaigarh region on Sunday evening, a senior police officer said. The deceased were identified...
  • Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants June 18, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq asked the United States on Wednesday to carry out air strikes on Sunni militants, who attacked the country's main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north. The appeal came as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were pressing a week-long offensive that...
  • US drone kills five in Pakistan June 18, 2014

    Islamabad: At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Wednesday in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, a media report here said. The strike was carried out at about 4.00 a.m. when US drones fired six missiles at a house and a vehicle in Miranshal town...
  • Onion prices to shoot up due to strike in wholesale markets June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After inflation hit a five-month high at 6.01 per cent, the onion prices are threatening to shoot up in view of a strike in major wholesale markets including Lasalgaon. The Agriculture Ministry has stepped in to control the situation. Agriculture Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that officials have been...
  • Iraq crisis: US open to talks with Iran, air strikes 'may well' be an option, says Kerry June 17, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential US-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Kerry also said in an interview with Yahoo! News that US...
  • Pakistan resumes air strikes in North Waziristan June 16, 2014

    Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan. Military sources said combat aircraft pounded targets in the region's Shawal sector, killing at least 21 militants. Independent...