VANDALISM

  • ISIS burns down Mosul Public Library, claims it was god's order February 27, 2015

    As ISIS attempts to establish its Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Northern Syria, culture is just one of its many casualties. The terror group burned down the Mosul Public Library, which is home to more than 8-thousand old, rare books and manuscripts. ...
  • Temple vandalised with hate message in US, authorities to launch probe February 17, 2015

    Washington: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch an investigation. The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted "Get Out" on one of the walls of...
  • Rally held in Central Delhi to protest ransacking of church February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Christian community on Thursday held a protest rally outside the Gol Dak Khana Church in Central Delhi to protest the ransacking of a church. St Alphonsa's Church on Green Avenue Road in Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi was allegedly vandalised on Tuesday. While the church priest claimed...
  • Lawyers protesting against Kiran Bedi vandalise her office, 2 people injured February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi's campaign office in Krishna Nagar area of New Delhi was allegedly vandalised on Monday evening by a group of lawyers who were protesting against her. Two people were reported injured in the incident. The former IPS officer...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Photos: 'Happiness is submission to God (zilla)': 29 of the most hilarious messages vandals have left on toilets, subway walls and car parks August 26, 2014

    Vandalism is a bad thing but every once in a while you see a writing on the wall that makes you chuckle. These sarcastic graffiti artists know what they are doing and they are merciless. 'Question everything. Why?' LOL. ...
  • 140yearold museum to step up security after 2 Queen Victoria statues destroyed August 10, 2014

    Security will be stepped up at a 140yearold museum in Mathura after three men vandalized two 200yearold statues of Queen Victoria. The museum will raise the height of its boundary walls, deploy more security personnel and fix more CCTV cameras, according to its director A.K. Pandey. The broken statues would be given...
  • Three lifesize statues of Queen Victoria vandalised at Mathura museum August 9, 2014

    Three lifesize statues of Queen Victoria, the former queen of England, have been vandalised in a Mathura museum, officials said on Saturday. The 200yearold statues of the British ruler were kept in the backyard of the museum for installation in a Queen Victoria park, work on which is underway. Three men who...
  • Bajrang Dal members arrested for vandalising a church in Bulandshahr July 17, 2014

    A church was vandalised allegedly by Bajrang Dal activists at village Sehkari Nagar in Bulandshahr, police said. Two persons including Hemant Singh, area coordinator of Bajrang Dal, have been arrested following a complaint by the church priest RC Paul about the incident which occurred on Monday afternoon, according to Senior Superintendent...
  • AR Rahman's Los Angeles place defaced and vandalised May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: AR Rahman's Los Angeles place has been defaced, said the Oscarwinning composer today. "Vandalism at my place in LA...," Rahman tweeted yesterday along with a picture.The photograph showed certain letters written in black ink on a wall of his place.After his post, the 48yearold composer, who won two Oscars...
  • 40 arrested as villagers resort to vandalism; 9 cops injured March 23, 2014

    Nine policemen were injured when residents of Saraibharati village indulged in vandalism and pelted stones and fireballs at them while protesting against alleged extortion during secondary board examination in front of a college, police sources said here in Ballia. Villagers indulged in vandalism and arson and pelted stones on police, and...
  • Maharashtra toll: MNS set to block roads across the state today February 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is set to block traffic on all national highways in Maharashtra on Wednesday as part of an agitation against toll tax. Thackeray has now asked his party workers not to vandalise. 50 MNS workers from Navi Mumbai, 33 from Vasai, 100 from Nashik and...
  • Maharashtra: MNS to block all national highways on Wednesday February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: The commuters in Maharashtra might have a hard time on Wednesday as the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has announced that it will block all national highways in the state from 9 am. MNS chief Raj Thackeray assured that normal life will not be disrupted due to their protest. "We will...
  • Maharashtra: MNS workers vandalise yet another toll booth February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers vandalised yet another toll booth in Maharashtra on Tuesday night at Uran. No one has been arrested so far. The incident comes just a day after the Mumbai Police served a notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena after its chief Raj Thackeray threatened a statewide agitation...
  • Maharashtra toll: Raj Thackeray threatens statewide road blockade February 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has threatened to launch a statewide road blockade agitation on Wednesday over the toll collection issue. Addressing a rally in Pune, he also attacked the Shiv Sena for not supporting him. Thackeray said he will continue his agitation till the time the 'illegal' toll...
  • Prosecutors consider vandalism case against Justin Bieber February 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber. The pop star has been under investigation since eggs were thrown at his neighbor's home last month, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. Detectives searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance...
  • Shiv Sena targets MNS, claims it began protests against toll booths January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday lashed out at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over vandalising toll booths saying Raj Thackeray's party has woken up suddenly to the issue. In its mouthpiece Saamna, the Shiv Sena claimed that it is the party that began the agitation against toll. "The Shiv...
  • Maharashtra government threatens action against MNS for vandalising toll booths January 27, 2014

    Maharashtra government has threatened strong action against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena for vandalising many toll collection centres across the state. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that no violence would be tolerated. Many MNS workers including MLA Pravin Darekar have been arrested for creating ruckus at toll booths and defacing them. As of...
  • MNS's violence at toll booths finds no favourites among public January 27, 2014

    The vandalism at toll booths by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has not gone down well with many of the people in the state. Although many agree that the toll plazas should stop collecting fee if the amount that went into its construction was reimbursed, they also say that violence is not the...
  • Action will be taken against MNS for vandalising toll booths: Ajit Pawar January 27, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has come out in strong opposition of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for vandalism at toll booths across the state. Pawar has also assured to take action against MNS for retorting to violence at toll collection centres. "The vandalism will not be tolerated. We will...
  • Vandalism, indiscipline by student won't be tolerated: Mamata Banerjee August 27, 2013

    Days after the West Bengal Governor expressed dismay over growing indiscipline among students and opposition parties criticised the "soft approach" by her government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would not tolerate vandalism and indscipline by students. "Do not take law into your own hands. Troubles do take place...
  • Won't allow political interference in Presidency: Mamata May 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday assured the Presidency University that no political interference would be allowed in the premier institution and there would be an impartial probe into the vandalism there. "The chief minister (Mamata Banerjee) has assured me that no political interference will be allowed in the...
  • The attack on Presidency is like violating a shrine: Sagarika Ghose April 15, 2013

    The culture of political violence in Bengal is not even sparing holy grounds such as Presidency College (now University) which were till now protected from acts of violence and hooliganism. Trinamool workers vandalised the Baker Laboratory which has seen doyens such as Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, Satyen Bose (of Boson...
  • Kolkata: Presidency VC appeals to CM for serious probe into vandalism April 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Vicechancellor of Presidency University on Thursday said she would write to the Governor about Wednesday's vandalism of various departments, and appealed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ensure that a serious probe was conducted to identify the attackers. "Presidency University is not like any other educational institution. What happened...
  • Watch: Protestors set fire to fire engine in Noida February 20, 2013

    Noida: There were reports of violence in Noida PhaseII during the trade unions' strike on Wednesday. Over 1,000 trade union workers protested and vandalised cars, setting vehicles on fire. The protestors even set fire to a fire engine. The protestors also targeted industries that were opened in the area. Reports...
  • Shiv Sena condones Bihar man's arrest, backs Raj September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Monday came out in support of his nephew Raj Thackeray, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief, who had attacked Bihar and its residents threatening to brand them as "infiltrators" if the state went ahead with its decision to take legal action against Mumbai...
  • Mumbai: Second Amar Jawan Jyoti vandal arrested August 30, 2012

    Mumbai: The Second accused who desecrated the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial in Mumbai has been arrested on Thursday. He has been arrested from Mahim in Mumbai. Two other accused have also been arrested. The total tally of arrests have now gone to 55. Earlier three people who had been arrested...
  • Mumbai violence: Amar Jawan Jyoti vandal held August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested one of the two rioters who desecrated the Amar Jawan Jyoti during the Azad Maidan violence on August 11. The two rioters were caught on camera desecrating the flame during the violence. The protestors had gathered at the Maidan to protest against the Assam...
  • Maya's statue broken, BSP wants President's rule July 27, 2012

    Lucknow: A day after a statue of BSP supremo Mayawati was vandalised in Lucknow, a party delegation on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and submitted a memorandum to him urging imposition of President's rule in the state in view of the "jungle" and "goondaraj". In the memorandum submitted by...
  • UK's Clegg says Israeli settlements 'vandalism' January 17, 2012

    London: Britain's deputy prime minister accused Israel today of carrying out "deliberate vandalism" by continuing to build settlements on land the Palestinians hope will form part of a future state. In an escalation of Britain's previous condemnations of Israeli construction, Nick Clegg warned that continued settlement building is jeopardising prospects for...