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Egypt escalates campaign of arrests after activists meet foreign diplomats

November 20, 2020 4:29 pm

Egypt's police stepped up an "unprecedented escalation" on activists by arresting a leading rights group director. Advocates have long weathered a crackdown — what's new is detaining them for meeting foreign diplomats.

Relatives urge China to return 12 detainees to Hong Kong

September 12, 2020 3:50 pm

At an emotional news conference, the group said their relatives should be allowed to meet with lawyers they themselves have hired, not those appointed by Chinese authorities.

'Belonging to the third gender': Tamil Nadu transgender activists slam government over new official term

November 26, 2019 2:13 pm

The State government has replaced the usage of the term Thirunangai with Moondram Palinathavar in all official records.

Tamil Nadu activist Piyush Manush allegedly assaulted at BJP office in Salem

August 29, 2019 3:59 pm

Piyush is known as the ‘Green Warrior’ for his environmental activism. He had been vocal against many government schemes and corporate initiatives in Salem and across Tamil Nadu.

Elgaar Parishad probe: NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt, police chief

August 30, 2018 4:34 am

“On the basis of the media reports, the Commission has observed that it appears, the standard operating procedure in connection with these arrests has not been properly followed by the police authorities, which may amount to violation of their human rights, the NHRC said.

Stars and gripes

April 07, 2015 12:00 am

PM’s caution against influence of ‘five-star activists’ on judiciary touches off questions, anxieties.

Briefly World: Lieberman to return as Israel FM

November 11, 2013 1:37 am

The Israeli cabinet approved the return of far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman.

1 killed,20 hurt in Bangla Jamaat demonstrations

August 15, 2013 1:29 am

Police used night sticks,tear gas and rubber bullets

No response to Deo letter,activists eye legal remedy

August 15, 2013 12:41 am

V K C Deo,in his letter had said forest clearance to Mahan Coal Block was a blatant violation of the FRA

Arrests trigger siege of court in Darjeeling

August 05, 2013 3:58 am

Police arrested 16 Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders,including four activists of the party’s women outfit


Bajrang Dal activists protest outside Banga Bhawan over Malda incident

January 15, 2016 9:37 am

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Bajrang Dal activists on Friday staged a protest outside Banga Bhawan in Delhi over Malda incident. The protesters set an effigy on fire and demanded for justice. Communal clashes broke out in Kaliachawk last week when various Muslim groups called a meeting to protest remarks allegedly made by a Hindu leader in Uttar Pradesh about the Prophet.

Police detain activists protesting against Ram Janmabhoomi seminar

January 09, 2016 7:03 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Police officials on Saturday detained activists and students protesting against the Ram Janmabhoomi seminar at the Delhi University (DU). The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) members had earlier sat on a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office, saying that programs which divide the students on the basis of their religion, should not be allowed in the university.