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Thursday, February 27, 2020



Sec 144 order in Mewat in public interest, court no expert to assess situation: Punjab and Haryana HC

January 07, 2020 1:12 pm

The PIL filed by advocate Mohammad Arshad contended the Mewat Additional District Magistrate has passed the order without identifying any imminent threat to public order and it violates the fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 19 as it makes any gathering an offence in the district.

Students who protest against discriminatory laws are real patriots. They offer hope for future

December 19, 2019 12:44 pm

If there is any hope that the polarisation of India on grounds of religion will come to an end, that there will be a step forward in reducing caste-based discrimination, that hope lies only with the students of India. They are the conscience keepers of our society.

Watch: 'India against CAA' protests witness thousands throng streets of Bengaluru

December 16, 2019 12:04 am

As the peaceful agitation continued for over 3 hours, protesters continued to reiterate that the protests would continue across the country until the Act is withdrawn.

Greater Nagalim issue: 8 hurt in firing as protesters set railway station on fire, remove tracks in Assam

January 26, 2018 1:40 am

Jain said protesters had blocked the Lumding-Silchar railway track at Maibang station and when the SP and Deputy Commissioner reached the spot and asked the people to clear the blockade they turned violent and threw stones at the officers.

Tunisian protester killed in clashes with police over price hikes, unemployment

January 09, 2018 1:15 pm

The protest had turned violent when security forces tried stopping some youths from burning down a government building, witnesses said.

Patel quota stir: Patidar corporators stage protest at Rajkot civic body meeting

April 18, 2016 4:54 pm

Jayanti Butani, Paresh Harsonda, Urvashi Patel, Rekha Gajera, Sanjay Ajudiya and Mansukh Kalariya were among those who protested "police action in Mehsana," at the meeting.

NIT Srinagar protests: VHP asks govt to spell out policy on anti-national activities

April 09, 2016 4:17 am

The organisation alleged that outstation students at NIT had been "humiliated" by "local jihadi students" and their supporters after India lost to West Indies in the T20 World Cup Semi-Final on March 31 and demanded their arrest.

Punjab: Protesters, cops trade charges

March 27, 2016 5:35 am

The politicians including AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, Congress MLA Surinder Dabur, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, district president Gurpreet Gogi joined the protest against the BJP-led central government.

JNU row: At least seven put under preventive detention outside IGNCA

February 13, 2016 3:46 pm

They were taken to the Parliament Street police station and are being questioned. One of them is identified as a SFI student, said the officer.

Tunisia PM holds emergency meeting over curfew

January 23, 2016 6:01 pm

In a televised address to the nation yesterday, President Beji Caid Essebsi expressed understanding for the frustrations vented in impoverished regions of central Tunisia.


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".


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.