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Bangkok: Over a thousand people gathered in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday, police said, to protest against the building of a government luxury housing project on forested land, in one of the largest demonstrations under military rule. The gathering was one of the largest since ... protest in Thailand
NEW DELHI: The CPM has asked all its units to hold an all-India protest on May 8 against the government's decision to increase the prices of petrol and diesel, and ... The politburo has called upon all its units to observe May 8 as an all India protest day demanding the immediate rollback of duty hikes.

... hunger strike on April 13 to push for stricter laws for rape in India, including the death penalty. She welcomed news of the new ordinance via Twitter but said her protest was not over. "I congratulate people of this country for this victory," she said. "Very few protests have achieved so much in such less time. child
Rapes of Young Girls Trigger Protests in India ... "The need for justice is obvious but what has been happening of late is that it takes too much outrage and so much Protest for people to even sit up and say that yes, something is wrong," actress Sameera Reddy, who joined the protestors in Mumbai told ...
Thousands of Indians have taken to the streets to join nationwide protests against continuing sexual assaults of women and girls, including that of an eight-year-old girl who was gang-raped and brutally murdered inside a temple in Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir. "Punish the guilty" was ...

"Both cases have shaken the conscience of the nation, shaken the hearts and souls of people," said Feroze Mithiborwala, an organiser of a protest in Mumbai today. Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi held a candlelit vigil at India Gate in New Delhi, the same site where thousands of people demonstrated ... child
As the Supreme Court put a ban on the traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu after years of complaints about animal cruelty by PETA, the ban was not accepted by the people of Tamil Nadu. The protestors said the sport is central to their cultural identity. The protest turned violent when police tried to evict ... protests
Al Jazeera's Nilanjan Chowdhury went to Jantar Mantar in the capital, New Delhi, where thousands of people gathered to register their protest. He spoke to some of the protesters: Rakjesh Nimbal, a Dalit Community leader. The Dalit community in India are huge in number, they are like the elephant ... protests
Eight people have died amid violent protests involving tens of thousands of protesters from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community across India. They have taken to the streets to protest against a Supreme Court order that they say weakens a law designed to protect lower caste communities.
NEW DELHI: The proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were virtually washed out for the entire week, as the Lok Sabha was on Friday adjourned for the day soon after it met and the Rajya Sabha in the afternoon following unabated protests by the opposition parties and ruling NDA allies TDP and ...
... 500 anganwadi workers sat on a protest asking for better wages and working conditions on International Women's Day on Thursday, claiming women's empowerment does not make much sense with the government continuing to ignore their demands after almost three weeks of protests on the streets.
The protests occurring at TISS campuses might have been sparked by the discontinuation of scholarships and aid for SC and ST students, but these protests are a culmination of a greater issue in the Indian higher educational system: the lack of diversity and hegemony of certain castes over others in ...
India on Thursday strongly protested UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's comments on the Kashmir situation in his annual report and an oral update on human rights developments at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council here. Stating that Hussein's update does ...
The Protest led by more than 20,000 farmers of All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS), demanding a complete waiver of loans, arrived in Thane on Friday. Currently, the protest has reached Shahapur in Thane district, which is around 73 Km away from Mumbai. The farmers, who are covering a stretch of 30 km ...
In India, where endemic violence against women has only recently become part of the public conversation, they marched toward Parliament loudly ... Protest leaders sang and danced in a boisterous rally in Plaza Miranda, handing red and white roses to mothers, sisters and widows of drug suspects slain ...
The killing of the men is one of the bloodiest single incidents in Kashmir in recent years and sparked spontaneous protests with tens of thousands taking to the streets. On Monday, the day of funerals, the streets of Shopian were deserted as people came to the six villages where they offered prayers for the ...

Lok Sabha Adjourned Twice Amid Protests Over PNB Fraud, Other Issues ... Lok Sabha was today adjourned for the day after unrelenting protests in the House. ... Amid vociferous opposition protest, Ms Mahajan said she had received the resignation letter of Neiphiu Rio from the Lok Sabha following the ...
Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages. RELATED. Need park in Sector 78 to curb dust, say residents · Clock ticks as 22,500 Noida flats due in December · Subhash ...
NEW DELHI: Congress organised protests against inflation and sealing at “280 sites” across the capital on Sunday. ... The DPCC chief participated in many protests, including the ones held at Jagjit Nagar, Usmanpur, Sadar Bazar, Bhagat Singh Chowk, Old Rohtak Road in Chandni Chowk, Gole Market, ...
Social activist Anna Hazare said that he will resume his battle for Jan Lokpal Bill and agriculture reforms by starting a fresh agitation in New Delhi from March 23. The activist, who was in Kurukshetra on Sunday, asked his supporters to start working at the ground-level to make the protest successful so as to ...
Government orders CBI probe into alleged SSC exam scam, students says they still won't call off protest. TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Mar ... Union home minister Rajnath Singh as well as opposition Congress MP Shashi Tharoor urged candidates to call of their protests. "We have accepted demands of ...
Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik called for a valley-wide protest shutdown against the killings. Fearing street protests, the authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and south Kashmir region. Internet connectivity in south Kashmir was suspended while ...
More than a dozen protests erupted across Kashmir on Monday, with government forces firing tear gas and demonstrators hurling rocks as tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of the disputed Himalayan region after soldiers killed four civilians and two suspected militants. The overnight ...
Protest by aspirants into the alleged leak of examination paper for the combined graduate level exam – SSC CGL tier 2 exam – held for nearly 9,372 vacancies, gained momentum on Saturday even as reports suggested that anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare would join the protests. The students have ...
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) Friday once again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to protest the unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control a day earlier in which a man was martyred. In a press release, the Foreign Office stated that a civilian, Zafar Iqbal, was ...
A bank official said Saturday that they would hit the streets and stage protests if the government goes ahead with any such move. "Privatisation means many employees will lose their jobs," he said. In fact, the Indian government has been considering several measures like privatization of nationalized banks ...
Some women at the protests told me they were tired of being harassed every year under the guise of a common Holi saying: "Bura na maano, Holi hai," ... But Avantika Tiwari, a member of Pinjra Tod – a Delhi University-based women's collective which held their own protest against the incidents – told me ...
Now comes a report by an international agency that India no longer featured among the “most attractive regions” for investment in the mining sector, probably as a possible fallout of the mining ban. The Vancouver-based Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies ranked India in the bottom 10 ...
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) once again summoned on Friday Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to protest the killing of a man along the Line of Control in unprovoked firing by Indian forces a day earlier. In a press release, the Foreign Office stated that a civilian, Zafar Iqbal, was killed ...
Several candidates who have taken an examination held by the Staff Selection Commission in February continued to protest in New Delhi for the third ... The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, the National Students' Union of India, and the All India Students Association have joined the protests ...
Protesters gathered in New Delhi, India, to protest against the 2018 national budget released by the right-wing Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government, labelling it “anti-people” and “anti-labour”. Representatives of Indian trade unions and left-wing parties held placards reading: “Anti-Farmers Union Budget”; ...
So was the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and our first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the tallest leaders of India's freedom struggle. Some were charged with “sedition”, causing disaffection towards the government, but that didn't stop them. They courted arrest, confronted police batons and ...
NIA blames Pakistan-based outfits of conspiring to wage war against India, funding protests in Kashmir ... New Delhi: The National Investigating Agency on Tuesday accused Pakistan-based terror outfits of "conspiring to wage war against Indian government" by providing funds to foment trouble in the ...
London, Jan 30 (PTI) Indian professionals joined other highly-skilled migrants at a protest opposite Downing Street here today against the UK governments "unfair and inhumane" visa policies. The Highly Skilled Migrants group claims to represent over 600 doctors, engineers, IT professionals, teachers and ...
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest in Bengaluru over Prime Minister Modi's pakoda remark that triggered a debate on social media. The prime minister in an interview had said that people selling pakoda can also be considered employed. Condemning Modi's comment, the NSUI ...
Indian activists protest the rape and murder of three girls in the northern state of Haryana outside the state government's offices in New Delhi, India on ... The alleged perpetrator, a 28-year-old cousin, has been arrested by police and charged under India's Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
An anti-India protest outside the Indian High Commission on Republic Day, a day on which groups have held protests annually, took on a new form on Friday amid a tense stand off as scuffles took place between anti-India and pro-India groups, and police were forced to intervene amid physical altercations ...
Iran has lifted a ban on instant messaging application Telegram, media reports said on Sunday. The ban on the application, that the government had accused of helping mobilise widespread anti-government protests in December, was lifted on Saturday night, Efe news reported, quoting official news ...
AAP's trade wing convener Brijesh Goyal said about 250 associations will participate in the protest. "The traders are suffering due to the ongoing sealing drive initiated by the municipal corporations on directions of the monitoring committee appointed by the Supreme Court. We will march till the civic centre ...
Last week, Rawat said "Pakistan's nuclear bogey" will be thoroughly exposed were there to be war with the western neighbour, which often brandishes its short-range Nasr (Hatf-IX) nuclear missiles as a battlefield counter to India's `Cold Start' strategy of swift, high-intensity conventional attacks into enemy ...
Scores of Muslims have taken part in a rally in New Delhi to say "no" to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forthcoming visit to India. During the rally, the protesters set an effigy plastered with Netanyahu pictures on fire. Anti-Israeli protests were also held in about 1,000 villages across India, ...
“He left for India aboard a Jet Airways flight around 12pm on Saturday,” a top immigration police official told bdnews24.com. Kandhalvi had helmed the Akheri Monajat at the second largest annual congregation for Muslims for the past three years following the death of Maulana Zubair-ul Hasan of India.
... to relax the 30 per cent local sourcing condition for single-brand retail, saying it ran counter to the government's "Make in India" policy. The Confederation of All India Traders, close to the Sangh-BJP, too opposed the "hasty decision" and announced a meeting on Tuesday to devise a strategy for protests.
On December 30, 2017, India protested to the PA over Abu Ali's participation in a rally also attended by “the terrorist Hafiz Saeed.” Following the protest, the PA recalled Abu Ali because of his participation. The Palestinian foreign ministry issued a statement that “his participation was an unintended mistake, ...
New Delhi (Sputnik) — Tension prevails in India's northeastern state of Assam after violent protests engulfed the town of Dhula, some 100 km away from the state capital Guwahati. A local youth was killed and many others were injured when police opened fire on a huge crowd that was protesting the ...
Insha Mustaq, 16, had always wanted to study medicine but when she was blinded in both eyes by pellets fired by the Indian army at protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir in 2016, she gave up that ambition and chose music instead. The BBC's Abid Bhat spoke to her after she passed crucial exams ...
Displaying placards depicting the atrocities being committed on detained Kashmiris, the protesters raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Among those who participated in the protest included Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Bashir Ahmad Butt, Bilal Siddiqui, ...
The demonstrations shook India's financial hub of Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, where residents of Dalit neighbourhoods took to the streets to protest against the state government and the dominant castes - as well as the caste system itself. For two days, protesters blocked highways and stopped local trains, the ...
Samarth Mahajan, the director of this series, and creative director of Kahaani Wale told Scroll.in, “When one thinks of protests one thinks of massive rallies led by Anna Hazare or Arvind Kejriwal, but there are protests of many types. Protest through art, poetry and music. There is a rich collection of collective ...


 

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