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  • Shia, protesters, police, Bahrain

    Five Shia protesters shot dead by police in Bahrain

    At least five persons have been killed and dozens injured as police in Bahrain opened fire at supporters of the country's prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Isa Ahmed Qassim, officials said. Over 280 Isa Qassim supporters were also detained during the police action in Duraz, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday, as they protested against his imprisonmenet, Efe news reported. The indicted cleric's followers fought back with "hand grenades, iron bars, and bladed weapons and axes, which resulted in the injury of

    World | May 24, 2017
  • Protest, Kashmir, students

    Protesting Kashmiri students beat up cop, torch his motorcycle

    Protesting students on Tuesday beat up a cop and torched his motorcycle in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town. Students of the local Higher Secondary School took to the streets and started pelting stones at the security forces demanding the release of their fellow students arrested for stone pelting by the police. Tear smoke shells were used to quell the protests.  A policeman who was in civvies was stopped by the protesting students. "The protesting students severely beat the policeman and later torched his motorcycle.

    Cities | May 23, 2017
  • Rajinikanth

    Protests near Rajinikanth's house, security beefed up

    Security was stepped up at superstar Rajinikanth's residence here on Monday amid protests by a fringe group over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut. Members of the Tamil Munnetra Padai protested around his house in the locality of Poes Garden. "Following reports that members of a fringe group were planning to protest in front of Rajinikanth's house, we requested for police protection. Everything is under control as of now," a source close to Rajinikanth said.

    Cities | May 22, 2017
  •  Dalits protest

    Hundreds of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar over Saharanpur clash

    Hundreds of Dalits on Sunday protested in the national capital to demand justice for community members who, they said, fell victim to a communal clash in a village in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 5. The protestors, led by a newly formed Dalit outfit the Bheem Army and comprising youths from Saharanpur district and nearby towns, were joined at Jantar Mantar by members of the All India Students Association, student wing of the Communist Party of India

    Cities | May 21, 2017
  • UP, CM Yogi Adityanath, Moradabad

    Protesting martyr's family refuses to meet CM Adityanath

    Family members of Sepoy Sudesh Kumar, who was killed last year in firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday rejected the administration's offer to fix an appointment with the chief minister during his Moradabad visit on Sunday. The family members on Friday sat on an indefinite fast, demanding the chief minister to pay a visit to their Pansukha Milak village. Stating that the condition of Kavita Kumari, the widow of Sudesh Kumar was not good, Manoj, the brother

    Cities | May 20, 2017
  • Farmers

    TN farmers to return to Delhi, may resume protest

    Tamil Nadu farmers, who had suspended their 41-day-long protest in the national capital last month, are set to meet some farmers' unions here on Sunday and may resume their protest. After the meet, the farmers would decide the next course of action, informed sources said on Friday. According to people close to the development, at least 15 farmers including their leader P. Ayyakannu would hold discussions with other unions which may culminate in resumption of the protest. These farmers had suspended their protest

    Cities | May 19, 2017
  • Medical fees hike

    Opposition protest in Kererala Assembly over medical fees hike

    Congress-led UDF opposition in Kerala on Tuesday staged a walkout in the Assembly alleging that the LDF government had "surrendered" before the private self-financing medical college managements by agreeing to "hike" fees for PG courses. The opposition members trooped to the well of the House and raised slogans demanding a discussion on the fees structure leading to the adjournment of the House for sometime. Replying to the notice for an adjournment motion over the issue, state Health minister

    Cities | May 16, 2017
  • Delhi Metro

    Left-wing groups protest hike in Delhi Metro fares

    Left-wing groups on Monday protested outside the Delhi Metro Rail Corportaion office at Jantar Mantar here demanding a roll back of the hike in fares. "There is mayhem among people because of the hike. The government has to revoke the hike. And also publicise the report of Fare Fixation Committee that recommended it," said Prashant Mukherjee, Delhi unit president of SFI. On May 10, the DMRC hiked its fares based on the recommendations of a three-member Fare Fixation Committee. "There is a fare

    Cities | May 15, 2017
  • Shopian protest

    Shopian protest ends as missing youth found with militants

    After four days of protest and shutdown over a "missing youth" in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, life was back to normal on Monday when a video clip on social media showed the youth had joined militant ranks. Zubair Ahmad Tantray, a youth from south Kashmir's Shopian town, had escaped from custody of Keegam police station on May 1. Tantray had been detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for stone pelting. Locals and family had alleged that the police had

    Cities | May 15, 2017
  • Sartaj Aziz

    Pakistan protests Indian moves to 'change demography' in J-K

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on For­eign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has written a letter to the United Nations Secretary General highlighting alleged Indian attempts to bring demographic changes to Jammu and Kashmir, a Foreign Office statement said on Saturday. "The letter specifically points out the issuance of permanent residence certificates to non-residents, allotment of land to retired Indian army personnel, issuance of land to non-­Kashmiris, the establishment of separate townships for Kashmiri pandits and settlement of west Pakistan refugees in held

    World | May 14, 2017


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