protest leader

Pakistanis protest reopening of NATO supply lines


July 8th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) An alliance of Islamic and political parties in Pakistan Sunday staged a protest motorcade against the government's decision to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Anti-Posco leader released on bail in Odisha


May 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) A former Odisha legislator who was arrested in connection with clashes near the Posco steel plant site in Jagatsinghpur district last year was released on bail ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kudankulam protest leader sends legal notice to PM


February 28th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) After taking on the Indian nuclear establishment, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) coordinator S.P. Udayakumar pitted himself against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sending him ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Odisha ex-lawmaker held for Posco violence


December 24th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) A former Odisha legislator was arrested Saturday for his role in the Dec 14 clashes near the Posco steel plant site in Jagatsinghpur district in which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Arrest of anti-Posco leader triggers tension


November 27th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) The arrest of top anti-Posco leader Abhaya Sahu has triggered tension in Odisha's Jagatsingpur district as thousands of villagers blocked roads and sealed entry points to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thousands protest caste certificate manipulation


November 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (IANS) Thousands of tribals Friday staged a rally in an Odisha town seeking dismissal of government employees who allegedly got jobs by manipulating their caste certificates, police ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shutdown in Orissa against power plants


August 9th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Normal life was affected in two Orissa districts Tuesday with people blocking roads and carrying out marches to protest proposed power plants in the area.Vehicles went ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Singur protest leader now slams Mamata


July 9th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Social activist Anuradha Talwar, an active participant in Mamata Banerjee's anti-acquisition protests in Singur, Saturday slammed the Trinamool Congress regime's decision not to adopt labour ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Niyamgiri tribals join anti-Posco protests


July 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A group of tribals belonging to primitive Dangaria Kandh community from Orissa's Niyamgiri area Thursday joined the villagers' protest against land acquisition for the $12 billion ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hundreds court arrest to protest Posco (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) Hundreds of people, among them activists and leaders of five political parties, held a demonstration here Monday and courted arrests to protest forcible acquisition of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hundreds court arrest to protest Posco


June 6th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) Nearly 500 people, comprising activists and leaders of five political parties, held a demonstration here Monday and courted arrest to protest forcible land acquisition for a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Egypt: Peace prevails, but protesters warn of more rallies


February 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 13 (IANS) Egypt woke up to its first working day Sunday since the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, but many protesters didn't seem inclined to leave Tahrir Square and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

barricades are up again at Posco site


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) The activists of an anti-displacement group Wednesday re-erected wooden gates and barricades in Orissa to prevent officials from entering into the proposed site of South Korean steel-maker Posco, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Congress, JD-S protest BJP move to suspend their legislators


January 14th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 14 (IANS) The Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) Friday threatened various types of agitation if Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party goes ahead with its plan to suspend some of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Unruly scenes in Andhra assembly, TDP members suspended


December 14th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly saw unruly scenes Tuesday evening after legislators of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended from the house for the day ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Orissa rally to celebrate dumping of university plan


November 30th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (IANS) Thousands of people from a cross-section of society Tuesday took out a motorcycle rally in Orissa's Puri district as a mark of their victory in forcing the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP activists burn effigies of Patnaik over Vedanta issue


November 17th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday took out a procession in Orissa and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, seeking his resignation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hundreds protest Vedanta refinery in Orissa


October 30th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals Saturday staged a demonstration in Orissa's Kalahandi district seeking scrapping of Vedanta Resources's alumina refinery in the region, a protest leader said."The tribal men and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Unable to meet Patnaik, displaced villagers attempt suicide


October 5th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) At least four people attempted to kill themselves here after being denied an appointment with Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. They were among hundreds of protesters from Koraput ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Orissa BJP seeks details of threat from Andhra dam


September 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Tuesday staged a rally in Orissa demanding details of possible damage due to the Polavaram dam project on the Godavari river in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mob burns bank in Colombia


August 17th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Residents of a Colombian town looted and burned down a bank to protest the death of a boy in an alleged military shooting. People of El Tarra town began ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Work from home, UN tells officials in Sri Lanka


July 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (DPA) UN officials in Sri Lanka Wednesday told employees to stay home to avoid a pro-government protest outside their offices. The demonstration began Tuesday to protest a UN decision to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Villagers protest Orissa plan to renew POSCO pact (Lead)


June 22nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Thousands of villagers, including women and children, wore black badges and demonstrated Tuesday in Orissa against the government's plan to renew its pact with South Korean Pohang Steel ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thai troops block opposition convoy, shoot rubber bullets


April 28th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 28 (DPA) Thai troops Wednesday stopped a caravan of protesters heading from Bangkok to a neighbouring province by erecting road barriers and shooting rubber bullets. About a dozen people ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, Thailand |

Opposition `Red Shirts’ rule out talks with Thai Government


April 11th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok (Thailand), Apr.11 (ANI): Opposition `Red Shirt' protesters have ruled out negotiations with the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. On Sunday, Jatuporn Prompan, one of the leaders of the Red Shirt ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, World |

Sri Lanka’s Tamil-Sinhala conflict echoes in Canada (With Images)


May 14th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 14 (IANS) In their biggest rally here as part of ongoing protests in Canada, more than 15,000 Tamils Wednesday virtually laid siege to the Ontario provincial assembly. But a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai protesters clash with residents, two killed


April 13th, 2009 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Two men were killed in the Thai capital after anti-government protesters clashed with residents near their main rally site Monday night, according to reports and officials. As ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Thai army begins crackdown on anti-government protests


April 13th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Thai soldiers fired shots in the air early Monday and used tear gas against protestors blocking a main road junction in Bangkok, witnesses said. The city health department ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Thai premier declares emergency, escapes mob attack (Roundup)


April 12th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 12 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces Sunday in a bid to quell anti-government protests that forced the cancellation ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Thai premier declares emergency, escapes mob attack (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 12 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok Sunday to quell anti-government protests that forced the cancellation of a major Asian summit the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ASEAN summit cancelled after protests in Thailand (Lead)


April 11th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya (Thailand), April 11 (DPA) Thai officials cancelled a summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Saturday after anti-government protesters broke into the summit venue at Pattaya, a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Thai PM dismissed from office after weeks of protests


December 3rd, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Dec.3 (ANI): Thailand''s ruling Peoples Power Party has been dissolved and Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat has been dismissed from office by a court ruling on Tuesday after weeks of protests. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Thai court issues arrest warrants for eight opposition leaders


August 27th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 27 (DPA) Thailand's criminal court Wednesday issued arrest warrants for eight leaders of an anti-government protest group that took over several state buildings to try to force the administration to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

One woman shot dead, three injured in firing in Darjeeling


July 26th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, July 26 (ANI): A woman activist of the Gorkha Janmukthi Nari Morcha (Gorkha Women''s Front -- GJNM) was shot dead and three women were injured when rival activists of Gorkha ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Congress demands judicial probe into Indore riots (Lead)


July 9th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 9 (IANS) The main opposition Congress here demanded a judicial inquiry into Indore riots and decided to show black flags to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe