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  • activists decry budget cuts for mgnrega

    Activists decry budget cuts for MGNREGA

    India | February 02, 2015 20:47 IST

    New Delhi: Civil society activists as well as economists on Monday decried the "budget cuts" being made by the government for the rural employment guarantee act.The government seems to have decided to ignore its legal

  • delhi hc notice to centre on offloading greenpeace activist

    Delhi HC notice to centre on offloading Greenpeace activist

    India | January 28, 2015 12:11 IST

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the centre on a plea filed by Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai challenging her offloading Jan 11 at the airport here.Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to

  • fresh scuffles between hong kong police activists

    Fresh scuffles between Hong Kong police, activists

    World | October 16, 2014 12:20 IST

    Hong Kong: Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater democracy in the Chinese territory.Public anger simmered

  • south korean activists vow to continue leafleting

    South Korean activists vow to continue leafleting

    World | October 16, 2014 10:51 IST

    Seoul: South Korean activists say they will continue to launch balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border into North Korea, days after their campaign triggered gunfire between the rival Koreas.Activist Choi Woo-won said on Thursday

  • j k govt failed in flood rescue dr sheikh ghulam rasool

    J-K govt failed in flood rescue: Dr Sheikh Ghulam Rasool

    India | September 27, 2014 21:02 IST

    Ahmedabad: Jammu and Kashmir Government has failed to respond to the recent natural calamity with alacrity and rescuing VVIPs and tourists, and not the common people, remained its priority, an RTI activist claimed here today.‘J

  • activists throw ink at maharashtra minister harshvardhan

    Activists throw ink at Maharashtra minister Harshvardhan Patil

    India | August 08, 2014 14:51 IST

    Mumbai: Dhangar community activists threw ink at Maharashtra Cooperatives Minister Harshvardhan Patil at Bhigwan in Pune district on Friday. The incident occurred when the activists were demanding the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for their community.The

  • gujarat can install gates on dam but can t close them centre

    Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre

    India | July 24, 2014 20:19 IST

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam,

  • girls visiting pubs in short dresses against culture goa

    Girls visiting pubs in short dresses against culture: Goa minister

    India | July 01, 2014 9:50 IST

    Panaji:  A senior minister in Goa's BJP-led government has said "young girls going to pubs in short dresses is against our culture", backing controversial activist Pramod Muthalik, who is notorious for trying to impose medieval-style

  • gujarat police lodges fir against activist teesta setalvad

    Gujarat police lodges FIR against activist Teesta Setalvad

    India | January 06, 2014 15:09 IST

    New Delhi: Ahmedabad police crime branch on Saturday registered an FIR of cheating and breach of trust against activist Teesta Setalvad and four others within a fortnight of a court rejecting Zakia Jafri's case of

  • scores of aap activists protests renaming of club after

    Scores of AAP activists protests renaming of club after Sachin

    Cricket | November 11, 2013 20:02 IST

    Mumbai: Scores of activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protested outside the Mumbai Cricket Association's Kandivli Club which was Monday renamed to honour cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.The activists, led by AAP Mumbai convenor Pankaj Bhargava,

  • over 350 activists arrested on eve of vhp s sankalp diwas

    Over 350 activists arrested on eve of VHP's 'Sankalp Diwas'

    India | October 17, 2013 20:42 IST

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police today arrested around 340 people, including former BJP MLA Lalu Singh, and put 42 others under house arrest on the eve of the VHP's ‘Sankalp Diwas' rally in Ayodhya, which

  • salman s hit and run case court rejects activist s plea

    Salman's hit-and-run case: Court rejects activist's plea

    Bollywood | September 25, 2013 9:58 IST

    Mumbai: A sessions court today rejected the plea of a social activist seeking to intervene in the 2002 hit-and-run case allegedly involving actor Salman Khan to help the prosecution in the trial.Judge S D Deshpande

  • delhi gangrape celebs politicians activists welcome death

    Delhi gangrape: Celebs, politicians, activists welcome death sentence for all four

    India | September 13, 2013 16:47 IST

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Celebrities, politicians and social activists today took to social media to welcome the Delhi Court pronouncing death sentence to all the four rapists convicted for the gangrape and brutal murder of braveheart girl

  • vhp yatra 200 activists held

    VHP Yatra: 200 activists held

    India | August 24, 2013 18:53 IST

    Ayodhya/Faizabad: The twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad were on the edge today as tension escalated on the eve of VHP's yatra with the UP government cracking down on the saffron outfit arresting some of

  • hindu sena activists assault terrorist abdul karim tunda in

    Hindu Sena activists assault terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda in Delhi Patiala House court

    India | August 20, 2013 17:44 IST

    New Delhi: Two Hindu Sena activists today slapped and assaulted 70-year-old Lashkar terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda inside the Delhi Patiala House court premises in the presence of mediapersons. The two activists, Vishnu Gupta and Shiv

  • anti superstition activist dabholkar shot in pune was

    Anti-superstition activist Dabholkar shot in Pune, was getting threats from godmen

    India | August 20, 2013 17:07 IST

    Pune: The usually calm atmosphere of Pune was shattered this morning when two youths on a motorbike fired four rounds at anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar during his morning walk, killing him on the spot. Dabholkar

  • youth congress activists try to stop delhi lahore bus

    Youth Congress activists try to stop Delhi-Lahore bus

    India | August 09, 2013 18:37 IST

    Amritsar, Aug 9: A group of Youth Congress workers today tried to stop the Delhi-Lahore Friendship bus on Attari Road near Amritsar. Local police escorting the bus quickly swung into action and took the workers

  • gjm activist dies hills paralysed by shutdown

    GJM activist dies, hills paralysed by shutdown

    India | August 04, 2013 6:55 IST

    Darjeeling, Aug 4: A GJM youth activist, who had set himself on fire July 30 to press for Gorkhaland, died on Saturday, even as normal life in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling hills came to a

  • china detains activist lawyer xu zhiyong

    China detains activist lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    World | July 17, 2013 10:59 IST

    Beijing, Jul 17: Chinese lawyer Xu Zhiyong has been detained after calling for the release of activists and campaigning against government abuses, a rights group and a fellow lawyer said on Wednesday.Police also took computers

  • harrison ford s film upsets gay rights activists

    Harrison Ford's film upsets gay rights activists

    Hollywood | July 09, 2013 17:25 IST

    Chicago, July 9: Actor Harrison Ford's latest movie “Ender's Game” hasn't gone down well with gay rights activists, who have been urging people to boycott the film due to controversial views of the author behind