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Colombo, Mar 17 (AFP) Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of ... Yameen is facing increasing opposition both within and outside his tiny Indian Ocean archipelago since coming to power in November 2013 following a ...
New Delhi: India's rising economic profile besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “activist foreign policy” had made it a major “go to” destination in the world, with leaders of different countries making a beeline for Asia's third largest economy. But India's continued rise and heft in the world was dependent ...

LAHORE - Indian peace activist OP Shah on Friday said that a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan was the only way forward to improve relations between the two countries. Speaking at a round-table discussion on “Pak-India Relations and the way forward”, Shah said that the two neighbours ...
NEW DELHI: Noting illegal import and sale of genetically modified (GM) food in India, a group of farm activists on Friday lodged their complaint with the ... the permission from the health ministry's FSSAI”, said Kavitha Kuruganti, co-convenor of the Coalition for a GM-Free India, in her complaint to the FSSAI.
Luhana further said famous poet Rabindranath Tagore, who had great in-depth knowledge of history of the entire sub-continent had mentioned Sindh in the anthem. Echoing similar sentiments, Dr. Hidayat Bhutto, a Sindhi political activist also said, "We are taking it very seriously. Sindh is the basis of India ...
... and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer also rejected intervention applications by 17 others along with the one filed by 32 eminent persons, including renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Aparna Sen, columnist and writer Anil Dharker and social activist Teesta Setalvad who suggested ...

Sondarva was the 67th RTI activist to be killed since 2005, according to figures maintained by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in New Delhi. The murders are part of a pattern of threats, assault and harassment. More than 400 such attacks and threats have been reported across India, ...
HYDERABAD, India — She was awarded one of India's highest civilian honors, brushed aside a fatwa issued against her and has traveled extensively despite threats to her safety, but on a recent Monday, Sunitha Krishnan looked a bit unnerved. A few days earlier, several women posing as sex trafficking ...
Tributes have been paid to Javed Abidi, the prominent Indian disability activist who has died, aged 53. Mr Abidi led a major protest in 1995 that led to the passing of a landmark disability law in the same year. He was born with spina bifida - a condition where the spine and spinal cord do not develop ...
Magisterial enquiry into Shopian firing: Activists call probes in Jammu and Kashmir a farce, urge govt not to be a roadblock ... a roadblock, which puts a question mark on the credibility of government as well as the judicial system," Khurram Pervez, a prominent rights activist based in Srinagar, told Firstpost.
New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) The Supreme Court said today that it was ready to reduce a fine of Rs 25 lakh imposed on a social activist for filing a "frivolous" public interest litigation, if he amends his petition. The top court, on July 3, last year, had slapped a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Karnataka-based activist T J ...
The bill was "ambiguous" and lacked legal coherence, Zehra, who is also a member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), said at a press conference here. The press meet, held ahead of an all-India women NGOs' meet on the triple talaq bill, was also addressed by other activists.
The Filipino leader made the derogatory comment at a meeting with Indian and Filipino businessmen on the last day of his trip to India, where he referred to Muslim extremists, who according to ... Akbayan Women, a women's activist group called Duterte an "international embarrassment," Rappler reported.
"Indian Americans continue to make significant and lasting civic, cultural and economic contributions to our nation and this region," Maryland Secretary of State John C Wobensmith said addressing a gathering at a Republic Day Celebrations organised by Indian American Community Organisations of the ...
Hillary Clinton did say "activist bitches supporting bitches," as other media outlets reported on Friday after a tweet from political commentator Alex Mohajer ... One of our members was at a lunch with Hillary in New York and asked her to shout out her group of feminist activists literally called "Activist Bitches ...
This is in addition to the petcoke India produced locally. No wonder then Indian activists want the fuel banned across the country, and not just in the northern states, with immediate effect, a demand that is being considered by the federal environment ministry. "There's no formal decision (on a country-wide ...
"She's been complaining that 'We are talking about our country, the interest of our country, our own country,' and I said, 'Don't mind the human rights (activists), they are a noisy bunch actually,' " Duterte told the forum. Both Southeast Asian leaders were in New Delhi on Thursday for the ASEAN-India ...

It is a living hell and male attitudes toward them have not helped," lawyer and activist Seema Misra told DW. "Abuse, molestation, torture and rape of girls have become the sad order of the day, which has shamed humanity," rights activist Kavita Krishnan told DW. "The entrenched violence against women ...
However, Indian authorities also harassed and brought charges, including for sedition and criminal defamation, against activists, academics, journalists, and others critical of government actions or policies. Threats of legal action and arbitrary corruption investigations put increasing pressure on journalists ...
In an interaction with Indian news channel CNN-News18 aired on Thursday, Qadeer claimed that Jadhav was abducted by Mullah Omar Baloch Irani, who is known to work for Pakistani spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), from Iran's port city Chabahar. Baloch got the information from the activists of ...
Locals and activists alleged that several acres of land are being dug up using excavators and the soil being transported to the Mumbai-Goa highway ... so many dumpers loaded with soil coming out of Panoramic Resort gate and dumping soil at Mumbai-Goa highway work sites," alleged activist Santosh ...
The brutal attack upon Mishra and his fellow activists took place on the morning of Thursday at 9:15 AM when they were preparing for a press meet scheduled at 11:30 AM in Mysuru ... The Logical Indian extends one hundred percent solidarity to the activist of “zero unemployment model”, Chandra Mishra.
Vidisha police on Tuesday arrested Updesh Rana, a self-styled member of the hitherto unknown organisation Vishwa Sanatan Sangh and 24 activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) when they tried to enter the area to participate in a pre-announced programme of 'Bharata Mata Aarti' in a ...
Akali workers rush to occupy space near the stage at party's rally. Tribune photo: Pawan sharma. Muktsar: Members of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee could not succeed in their attempt to disrupt the political conferences of the SAD and SAD (Amritsar) on Sunday. Nearly 50 members ...
Google paid tribute to social activist and Bengali author Mahasweta Devi today on the occasion of her 92nd birth anniversary. ... The writer-activist was known for a lifetime of dedicated work for welfare of tribals in different parts of India. ... "My India," she once said, "still lives behind a curtain of darkness".
PANCHKULA: National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists allegedly breached the security cordon of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and raised ... Witnessing a breach, the CM security guards when swung into action, three NSUI activists fled from the spot but Divyanshu Bhudhiraja and Hardik Nain ...
Dalit communities fragmented on the basis of ideologies need to join hands to gain a stronger political identity, social activists and poitical leaders said here on Friday. Speaking at "Politics and Dalit communities", NCP's Nawab Malik said the BJP targeted Jignesh Mewani for his alleged role in Koregaon ...
Protestors clash with police as they attempt to block an ambulance believed to be carrying immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, during a demonstration against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City.
The November arrest of British Sikh activist Jagtar Singh Johal by Indian authorities and "interference in Sikh affairs" by Indian officials had led to the move, he told Al Jazeera. Johal was detained in the northern state ... that he was in India to get married. Sikh activists say his arrest was politically motivated.
Service providers must delete Aadhaar details, say activists. TNN | Jan 12, 2018, 04:00 IST ... to sue, ask for damages for the loss of data, identity theft? Even today, the introduction of the 16-digit virtual PIN is an admission of compromised security," says Gopal Krishnan, activist, Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties, New Delhi.
A large number of his supporters, including several Indian-Americans, gathered outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building where he was detained. "Ravi is an acclaimed community leader, a loving father, and a steadfast immigrant rights activist. His detention is entirely unwarranted and reflects the Trump ...
But Dalit organisations and activists told Al Jazeera the number of those who had been arrested exceeded 100, with 16 children among those detained. Prakash Ambedkar, an activist and grand-son of Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution and a Dalit icon, said he fears thousands of ...
Hubli (Karnataka) [India], Jan. 06 (ANI): Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has accused political organisations radical Islamist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other right wing organisations for disturbing harmony in the state. “Political organisations or ...
(CNN) Security forces were out in full force in India's financial capital Mumbai this week, as members of the country's low-caste Dalit community ... This year, Dalit activists claim that the annual commemoration was interrupted by right wing Hindu nationalists, who they say threw rocks at the gathering.
KANPUR: Twenty persons associated with Bajrang Dal were booked after a case was lodged against them for creating a ruckus and misbehaving with people in a 'hukka' bar in Govindnagar on Wednesday. No arrest, however, was made till late Thursday evening. The people in the mob were wearing ...
Delhi: 40 girls rescued from self-styled baba's ashram | India Videos | - India Today Video. Undo. Babbel · Thanks to this app you'll be speaking a new language in 3 weeks: here's whyBabbel. Undo. BJP calls for bandh in Mangaluru after Hindu activist is hacked to death | Watch Right Now Videos | - India ...
Two activists of the Bheem Sena, a Dalit outfit, have been arrested for allegedly insulting Hindu gods in a village here, police said today. The incident happened in Nauna village in the Mansurpur police station area last evening. Circle Officer Rajiv Kumar Singh told PTI that police filed a case against a ...
The dust has not yet settled after the mysterious death of Paresh Mesta in Honnavar, now another Hindu activist was hacked to death in Katipalla, a small town near Surathkal, Karnataka. It is alleged that the victim identified as 28-year-old Deepak Rao, a resident of Katipalla Kaikamba was riding his ...
Bhide, Ekbote booked for inciting violence after activist files plaint ... The FIR was lodged by dalit activist Anita Ravindra Salve (39) from Kalewadi. ... Bhide and Ekbote were booked on charges of attempt to commit murder and rioting among other charges of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and Atrocities ...
PM's Haj claim: It was Saudi Arabia, not India, says RTI activist ... The decision to allow women to travel to Haj without a mandatory male companion—called a 'mahram'—was taken by the Saudi government, an RTI activist has said, countering Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim on the policy ...
The failed campaign to ban bull taming in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has dented support for the animal rights movement and forced local activists to lie low out of fear, as Swaminathan Natarajan reports from Madurai. So-called Jallikattu contests have been popular in this region for centuries ...
Sumeet is a student activist at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he has protested his university's efforts to limit the number of spots afforded to students from marginalized backgrounds. In this, he is part of a larger anti-caste movement, which has, in the past 10 years or so, seen students at universities ...
New Delhi, India - On a cold winter afternoon in the Indian capital, scores of writers, activists and students gathered under a poster of a blood-splattered pair of sandals on Wednesday, holding up placards that said, "Not In My Name". The protest came in response to the brutal murder of Mohammed Afrazul, ...
Karni Sena activists torched a car owned by another Karni Sena activist in Bhopal on Wednesday evening during a protest held to oppose the release of Padmaavat. Police have detained 6 people in connection with the incident. Inspector General of Law and Order Yogesh Chaudhry said that a protest had ...
While India-American protesters were protesting Islamabad's ill-treatment of jailed Indian National Kulbhushan Jhadav, the Baloch exiles were protesting the mistreatment of the ethnic Baloch ... New Delhi: Indian and Baloch activists protested outside the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC on Monday.
India's Supreme Court on Monday announced its decision to reconsider a 2013 verdict that upheld the criminalization of sexual relations between same sex adults, marking what activists have hailed as a victory for LGBT rights in the country. "A section of people or individuals who exercise their choice ...
Kashmiri activists reject allegations against India by Yasin Malik's wife. AddThis ... Speaking from Brussels, Jamil Maqsood, an activist of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) said, “Mrs Mullick should provide the proof of the visa application first to have a comparison with the Kulbushan case.
As some of us have gone caroling, Christmas tree decorating or dropped by a candlelit church service lately, we've never envisaged a moment where it'd be dangerous to do such activities. Halfway across the world, in India, they can be life-threatening. We're not talking about the scrappy evangelical ...
"I not only know what I have to say but also have the guts to say it," she said, Featured as "free-speech warrior" among Time's next-generation leaders for 2017 in the magazine's October issue, Gurmehar Kaur was only Indian on the list that included the likes of Indo-Canadian Youtube sensation Lilli Singh.
Istanbul, Dec 10 (AFP) Turkish riot police today detained a dozen activists at a protest in Istanbul denouncing Israel and the United States after Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Holding banners such as "against imperialism, Zionism and their domestic partners", the protesters ...


 

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