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Myanmar protesters raise voices to 'shake the world'; more mystery blasts

May 02, 2021 12:52 pm

The protests, which the military has been unable to stop with lethal suppression, were coordinated with expatriate communities around the world to mark what organisers called "the global Myanmar spring revolution".

Locals oppose opening Vedanta’s oxygen plants in TN amid Covid surge

April 23, 2021 6:19 pm

The plant was ordered to shut down in 2018 by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and the state government over environmental violations. The case is still pending in the Supreme Court.

Myanmar protesters urge 'guerrilla strikes' as internet blackout widens

April 02, 2021 1:01 pm

Late on Thursday, protesters spread a call for a "flower strike" at bus stops where demonstrators killed by security forces had departed on their last journeys.

Attack by Myanmar's Kachin minority signals deepening crisis

March 31, 2021 6:16 pm

Leaders of the protest movement against the military's February 1 ouster of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi have been seeking an alliance with the ethnic minorities' armed groups to boost pressure on the junta.

Myanmar: Security forces kill 8 protesters — local reports

March 19, 2021 3:23 pm

Witnesses say security forces have opened fire on demonstrators in the town of Aungban. People have been taking to the street since a military coup at the beginning of February.

Myanmar protests: UK tells citizens to flee

March 12, 2021 3:44 pm

The UK Foreign Office said Britons should leave Myanmar because of escalating violence unless there was an urgent need to stay. The UK says anyone who cannot leave the country is advised to stay indoors and safe, avoiding crowds if they do need to leave home for essential reasons.

Myanmar: Several protesters reported killed

March 11, 2021 3:34 pm

Witnesses and local media have said at least six people have been killed during an anti-coup protest in central Myanmar.

Myanmar forces trap protesters as UN and U.S. urge restraint

March 09, 2021 10:16 am

In Sanchaung, police firing guns and using stun grenades announced they would check houses for anyone from outside the district and would punish anyone caught hiding them.

Myanmar protesters persist following deadliest day

March 04, 2021 4:59 pm

The US and France have condemned a bloody crackdown on protesters in Myanmar, as the anti-coup protest movement continues to defy security forces.

Myanmar protesters ready for confrontation after bloodiest post-coup unrest

March 01, 2021 11:24 am

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned what he called "abhorrent violence" by security forces.

PROTESTS PHOTOS

Clashes in Kashmir turn deadly following death of a 15-year-old

April 18, 2015 6:19 pm

The crowd gathered in the Narbal area shouting slogans and throwing rocks, according to police.

Protests over Israel airstrike on Gaza

July 12, 2014 10:31 am

Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go".

PROTESTS VIDEOS

Police denies alleged reports of rape in Hisar

February 25, 2016 7:54 am

Hisar, Feb 25 (ANI): Haryana Director General of Police Yashpal Singhal on Thursday denied the presence of any evidence in the alleged rape incident during the recent quota protests in Hisar, Haryana. According to local media reports, women passengers were stopped on the national highway near Murthal in Haryana on early Monday morning and were dragged to the surrounding fields and raped. Further probe is underway.

Jat quota row: Will analyse reason after situation is normal, says Naidu

February 22, 2016 10:25 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted that the government is waiting for a calm atmosphere in order to come to a conclusion on the ongoing Jat community protests. He further stated that committee formation on the issue reflects government’s desire to come to a conclusion on the demands raised by the Jats. The Jat community is demanding reservations in government jobs and institutions.

Jat quota: How people of Haryana suffered

February 21, 2016 4:46 pm

Haryana, Feb 21 (ANI): With the protests by Jats demanding Other Backward Classes (OBC) status entered the seventh day on Sunday, several parts of Haryana remained under curfew while 12 people have been killed so far. The agitation disrupted major highways and rail traffic in large parts of the state after protestors took to the streets. Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda sat on a fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi appealing to the protesting Jat Community to maintain law and order and call off the agitation. Security forces were deployed at the Munak Canal and various other national highways connecting Haryana with other states after protestors refused to allow the passage function normally.

Haryana Govt. agrees to give reservation to Jats

February 21, 2016 2:13 pm

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister for State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan on Sunday told the media that reservation to the Jat community would be given in the upcoming assembly session. In the wake of the escalating pro-reservation protests by the Jat community spreading across Haryana, the Home Minister on Sunday chaired a high-level emergency meeting to discuss the further course of action. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi were among those present at the meeting held at Rajanth's residence.

JNU students continue protest over Kanhaiya’s release

February 19, 2016 9:31 am

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The students of the Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday continued their protest demanding release of Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been booked on charges of sedition. Thousands of students joined protests, paralysing the prestigious JNU, after Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Friday following a demonstration that authorities have called as 'anti-Indian'.

JNU row: Three ABVP leaders resign

February 18, 2016 5:25 am

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Three office-bearers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) unit on Wednesday resigned in solidarity with the ongoing students' protests against Centre's 'manhandling' the row at the university. Saurabh Sharma, joint secretary of ABVP and JNUSU, said they haven't received any resignation letter till now. He added that they scarified their career because of the pressure created by others.

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.

JNU row: Yechury demand evidence about Rajnath's Hafiz Saeed claim

February 14, 2016 3:19 pm

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim that event about Afzal Guru in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The CPI (M) politburo member further asserted that if the Home Minister managed to bring up any evidence of 'anti-national' or terrorist activity in the varsity, then the CPI (M) will support necessary action in national interest. Amid a massive faceoff over the JNU controversy, Singh earlier alleged that 'anti-national' protests in the JNU campus had the backing of the LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.