UNREST

  • Jadavpur unrest: Students participate in referendum October 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Thursday took part in a referendum in their bid to prove that they were unanimously demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti. The students have been clamouring for the removal of Chakrabarti since September 17 when the university authorities allegedly ordered a police crackdown to...
  • EU to unveil new Russia sanctions as Ukraine truce teeters September 8, 2014

    Mariupol (Ukraine): Ukraine accused proRussian rebels of waging fresh attacks in the restive east on Monday, further imperilling a fragile truce as EU leaders prepared to approve punishing new sanctions on Moscow. Russia warned it would retaliate against the new measures, which the EU has nevertheless said could be suspended if...
  • Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce September 7, 2014

    Donetsk, Ukraine (AP): One civilian was killed in shelling in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and large explosions were heard near the airport in Donetsk early on Sunday, raising fears that a ceasefire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse. Blasts from the area near the airport...
  • Pakistan unrest: US supports Sharif, says he is the elected leader September 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it supports Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stating that he is the elected leader of Pakistan and asked various political parties in the country to resolve their differences peacefully. "Yes, we still do. He (Sharif) is the elected leader," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • US welcomes proposed EU sanctions on Russia August 31, 2014

    Washington: The United States has welcomed the European Union's decision to impose fresh sanctions on Russia if it continues to escalate the conflict in Ukraine, giving it a week's time to dissipate the tensions. "We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity...
  • Russian interference in Ukraine is intolerable: US August 30, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday accused Russia of moving across the border and targeting the Ukrainian military positions. "Based on Russia's effort to escalate the situation militarily, we have seen the continued movement of equipment and material across the border from Russia into Ukraine," the White House Press Secretary Josh...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama August 29, 2014

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US president Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by...
  • US snaps back at Egypt's criticism of Ferguson unrest August 20, 2014

    Ferguson: A US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "We here in the United States will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in...
  • Israel mobilises 16,000 more reservists: spokesperson July 31, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86,000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokeswoman said on Thursday. "The army has issued 16,000 additional mobilisation orders to allow troops on the ground to rest, which takes the total number of reservists to 86,000," said...
  • Ample security measures in place for Eid: Saharanpur SP July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Superintendent of Police of Saharanpur said that the curfew would be relaxed if the situation got normal. "There is ample security measures in place for Eid",said SP. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 1,129 killed in eastern Ukraine crisis: UN report July 28, 2014

    Geneva/Kiev: At least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 others wounded in the violent conflicts in eastern Ukraine since midApril, the UN said on Monday. According to a report released by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the conflicts have also displaced over 1,00,000 people. It also voices concern...
  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible July 27, 2014

    Indian National Congress leader Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible for the Saharanpur unrest. He says that they want to destroy and divide Uttar Pradesh. While on the other hand, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says that the administration of the state has failed miserably and that they have developed a habit...
  • Turkish PM says Israel is 'more barbaric than Hitler' July 20, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while lambasting Israel's ground invasion of Gaza,on Sunday accused the Israeli government of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler", a leading British daily reported. "(Israelis) have no conscience, no honour, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," the Independent...
  • Dozens, including civilians, killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine July 14, 2014

    Kiev/Moscow:Dozens of people, including civilians and soldiers, have died in the past 24 hours amid heavy clashes between government forces and proRussian separatist in eastern Ukraine as civilians flee the conflict zone for safer areas in neighbouring Russia. At least nine civilians died on Monday in the eastern rebelheld city of...
  • Palestinian death toll rises to 74 as Israel hits Gaza over rocket fire July 10, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon. Eight Palestinian family members, including five children, were killed in...
  • Gaza on 'knife edge': UN's Ban July 10, 2014

    United Nations: Gaza is on "a knife edge" and the Middle East faces one of its most serious challenges in years, UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon has said in unusually forthright remarks. Ban said he had spent the day talking with world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • ISIS chief Baghdadi urges people to join him in the jihad July 6, 2014

    In a rare public appearance, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi addressed supporters at a mosque in Mosul urging them to obey him and join him in the jihad for a separate caliphate. ...
  • ISIS to shift Indian nurses to Mosul July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses who had been moved from Tikrit by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are now being taken to Mosul. Kerala Chief Minister Ooman Chandy confirmed on Thursday that all the 46 nurses from Kerala are heading towards Mosul. Chandy also confirmed that...
  • ISIS poses 'legitimate threat' to Baghdad: Pentagon June 25, 2014

    Washington: AlQaeda splinter group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has carved out a large fiefdom along the IraqiSyrian border, poses a "legitimate threat" to the capital city of Baghdad, a top Pentagon official has said. "We certainly have enough visibility to see that they continue to press...
  • As Libya teeters near chaos, United States keeps handsoff policy June 25, 2014

    Washington: Among all countries swept by the Arab Spring uprisings, few today are as dysfunctional as Libya. Heavily armed militias outgun its fledgling army. A renegade former general has launched a purge of radical Islamists. Weapons looted from arsenals of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi help fuel the bloody conflict in Syria....
  • Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN June 24, 2014

    United Nations: At least 37 per cent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported on Tuesday. The figure was released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Xinhua reported citing UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The office said aid agencies in South Sudan...
  • Shiite cleric issues threat to US military advisers bound to Iraq June 22, 2014

    Baghdad: A highlevel Shiite cleric in Iraq issued a warning to American military advisers bound for Iraq on Friday, hours before Sunni militants captured a crossing on Iraq's border with Syria and Shiite militia members paraded in Baghdad and other cities. Sky News reported that Nassir alSaedi, a cleric loyal...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • No confirmation on abduction of Indians, envoy to visit Baghdad today June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the growing unrest in Iraq and reports of at least 40 Indian nationals having been abducted in the country, Indian envoy will head to Baghdad on Wednesday to take stock of the situation. Even as abduction of Indians in Iraq's second larges city Mosul are doing the rounds...
  • Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq June 18, 2014

    Baghdad: Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq. The...
  • Assad reelected as Syrian President after a landslide victory June 5, 2014

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar Assad has been reelected in a landslide, officials said, capturing another sevenyear term in the middle of a bloody 3yearold uprising against his rule that has devastated the country. Syria's parliament speaker, Jihad Lahan, announced the final results on Wednesdsay from Tuesday's election, saying Assad garnered 10,319,723...
  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control March 23, 2014

    Crimea: Russian troops used armored vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian forces also abandoned a naval base after attacks by pro-Russian protesters, and had to...
  • Crimea goes East, Ukraine goes West in two new deals March 22, 2014

    Brussels: Two almost simultaneous signatures on Friday on opposite sides of Europe deepened the divide between East and West, as Russia formally annexed Crimea and the European Union pulled Ukraine closer into its orbit. In this "new post-Cold War order," as the Ukrainian prime minister called it, besieged Ukrainian troops on...