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India issues travel advisory for nationals in Bangladesh amid quota unrest

The clashes in Bangladesh arose from calls to reform the nation's civil service quota system, which allocates positions for certain groups, including descendants of those involved in the 1971 war

India issues travel advisory for nationals in Bangladesh amid quota unrest
Updated On : 18 Jul 2024 | 3:30 PM IST

India protests Khalistani extremists holding citizens court in Vancouver

India on Thursday lodged a strong protest with Canada over Khalistani extremists holding a so-called "citizens court" and burning an effigy of the Indian prime minister outside the Indian consulate in Vancouver, authoritative sources said. India issued a note verbale or diplomatic note to the Canadian high commission conveying its serious objection to the latest actions by the Khalistani elements, they said. In the note, India is also learnt to have communicated to the high commission its anguish over the space being given to the Khalistani separatists in Canada by the Justin Trudeau government. New Delhi's protest came a day after the Canadian parliament observed a "moment of silence" in the memory of Khalistan extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was gunned down in Surrey, British Columbia, in June last year. On June 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau held a brief conversation on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy's Apulia region. Th

India protests Khalistani extremists holding citizens court in Vancouver
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 6:48 AM IST

Emmanuel Macron suspends controversial voting reform in New Caledonia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday the suspension of controversial voting reforms in New Caledonia, following a spate of deadly unrest in the French Pacific territory. The reforms, which would have altered voting rights, are feared by the Indigenous Kanak people who say they would have marginalise them further. The issue has caused the worst violence on the archipelago in decades. The violence flared on May 13 in response to attempts by Macron's government to amend the French Constitution and change voting lists in New Caledonia. France declared a state of emergency in its Pacific territory on May 15 and rushed hundreds of troop reinforcements to help police quell the revolt that included shootings, clashes, looting and arson. Both sides of New Caledonia's bitter divide Indigenous Kanaks, who want independence and those loyal to France erected barricades, either to revolt against authorities or to protect their homes and properties. Pro-independence protesters

Emmanuel Macron suspends controversial voting reform in New Caledonia
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 6:45 AM IST

New Caledonia protesters, cops play cat and mouse before Macron's arrival

Macron will meet elected officials and local representatives on Thursday for a day of talks focused on politics and on the reconstruction of the island, his aides said

New Caledonia protesters, cops play cat and mouse before Macron's arrival
Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 2:23 PM IST

California Univ prez suspended for agreement with pro-Palestinian group

The chancellor of the California State University system has suspended the president of its Sonoma campus for announcing an agreement with pro-Palestinian activists to pursue an academic boycott of Israeli institutions as well as divestment strategies. The message by Sonoma State University President Ming-Tung Mike Lee was issued without the appropriate approvals, said Mildred Garca, chancellor of the 23-campus CSU system, in a statement Wednesday. For now, because of this insubordination and consequences it has brought upon the system, President Lee has been placed on administrative l?eave, Garca said. Lee quickly issued an apology for the agreement he announced Tuesday after meetings with students who set up a campus encampment, one of many that have appeared at colleges to protest Israel's actions in the war with Hamas and to press schools to cut ties with Israel and businesses that support it. My goal when meeting with students at the encampment was to explore opportunities to

California Univ prez suspended for agreement with pro-Palestinian group
Updated On : 17 May 2024 | 7:07 AM IST

Galgotias University students' protest goes viral for all the wrong reasons

From vague aspirations for a developed India to admitted cluelessness about political manifestos, Galgotias University students' protest highlights a lack of political awareness among the youth

Galgotias University students' protest goes viral for all the wrong reasons
Updated On : 02 May 2024 | 12:39 PM IST

NYPD raids Columbia University, dozens arrested: All you need to know

The protests at Columbia University began on April 18 as part of a broader wave of demonstrations on college campuses across the US against Israel's war on Gaza

NYPD raids Columbia University, dozens arrested: All you need to know
Updated On : 01 May 2024 | 10:12 PM IST

Iran sentences 'world's bravest rapper' to death for backing protests

The rapper's songs voiced support for the protests that swept across Iran in 2022 after Mahsa Amini's death

Iran sentences 'world's bravest rapper' to death for backing protests
Updated On : 25 Apr 2024 | 2:23 PM IST

Student protests erupt at US campuses as Israel's war in Gaza continues

Pro-Israel groups allege Jewish students faced anti-Semitism, prompting Palestine supporters to deny claim

Student protests erupt at US campuses as Israel's war in Gaza continues
Updated On : 23 Apr 2024 | 9:55 PM IST

40 trains on Ambala-Amritsar route cancelled as farmers' stir continues

Rail traffic on the Ambala-Amritsar route was hit as farmers squatted on rail tracks in Shambhu near the Punjab-Haryana border for the third day on Friday, demanding the release of three farmers arrested by the Haryana Police, officials said. About 40 trains have been cancelled, while the routes of 54 trains have been diverted, they said. The farmers have been protesting under the banner of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM) in Patiala district's Shambhu. They squatted on the tracks on the Ambala-Ludhiana-Amritsar route on Wednesday, demanding the release of three fellow farmers who were arrested by the Haryana Police during the ongoing stir. With their protest continuing fir the third day, the railway authorities on Friday said has been hit on the Ambala-Amritsar route, on which some goods trains also run, according to the officials. The disruption in rail movement was causing inconvenience to passengers, they said. Farmer leader Sarwan Sing

40 trains on Ambala-Amritsar route cancelled as farmers' stir continues
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 7:31 PM IST

Protests erupt in Israel demading Netanyahu's resignation, early elections

Israelis have been expressing increasing dissatisfaction with Netanyahu's management of the ongoing conflict, and the release of the hostages who have been held in Gaza since October 7

Protests erupt in Israel demading Netanyahu's resignation, early elections
Updated On : 07 Apr 2024 | 11:01 PM IST

INDIA bloc rally: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory for Sunday

The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory in view of the opposition INDIA bloc's 'Loktantra Bachao Rally' on Sunday and said that movement of vehicles in the city would be regulated for six hours on that day. Top INDIA bloc leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav will attend the rally at the Ramleela ground on March 31. It is being held in the backdrop of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's arrest. According to the traffic advisory, traffic movement will be regulated and may be restricted on Ranjeet Singh Flyover from Barakhamba Road to Guru Nanak Chowk, Vivekanand Marg from Minto Road to roundabout Kamla Market, Hamdard Chowk, JLN Marg from Delhi Gate to Guru Nanak Chowk and Ajmeri Gate, round about Kamla Market to Guru Nanak Chowk and Chaman Lal Marg near VIP Gate, Guru Nanak Chowk to Turkman Gate from 9 am to 3 pm. Traffic diversion may be imposed on Rajghat Chowk, Minto Road, DDU Marg, Mirdard

INDIA bloc rally: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory for Sunday
Updated On : 30 Mar 2024 | 5:53 PM IST

Cong to stage nationwide protest on Rs 1,800 cr Income Tax notice tomorrow

The Income Tax department served a fresh notice of Rs 1,823 crore to the Congress for discrepancies in tax returns for previous years

Cong to stage nationwide protest on Rs 1,800 cr Income Tax notice tomorrow
Updated On : 29 Mar 2024 | 9:33 PM IST

Delhi Police ramps up security arrangement ahead of AAP's protest

Ahead of a planned protest by AAP leaders and workers in the national capital on Sunday, the Delhi Police has ramped up security measures, officials said. This comes after AAP decided to take out a candle march and burn the effigy of the BJP government against the arrest of party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday. "We got information that workers and leaders of AAP will hold protest. To ensure law and order situation, we have stepped up security in the national capital. We will ensure deployment of paramilitary forces along with Delhi Police personnel. "Senior officers will continue to monitor the entire situation in their districts. Directions have been issued to the SHOs to keep a strict vigil in their area and to inform their senior officers immediately, if they get to know about any protest," a senior police officer said. Heavy personnel deployment and multi-layer barricading have already been put in place on roads lead

Delhi Police ramps up security arrangement ahead of AAP's protest
Updated On : 24 Mar 2024 | 8:01 AM IST

Protests dethroned Nepal's king 16 yrs ago. Now, protestors want him back

Sixteen years ago, mass protests in Nepal forced then-King Gyanendra Shah to give up the throne and clear the way for a republic. Now, a new wave of protest is trying to bring him back. The capital of the Himalayan country is again teeming with demonstrators, this time demanding that Shah be reinstated as king and Hinduism brought back as a state religion. Royalist groups accuse the country's major political parties of corruption and failed governance and say people are frustrated with politicians. Come back king, save the country. Long live our beloved king. We want a monarchy, the crowd chanted at a rally last month in Kathmandu. Growing frustration with the present system has led to calls for radical change. Pro-monarchy rallies have been growing larger, and an increasing number of homes and businesses are displaying portraits of the ex-king and his ancestors. Gyanendra was a constitutional head of state without executive or political powers until 2005, when he seized absolute .

Protests dethroned Nepal's king 16 yrs ago. Now, protestors want him back
Updated On : 12 Mar 2024 | 10:06 AM IST

Protest-vote movement over US' handling of Hamas war spreads across states

The protest-vote movement over President Joe Biden's handling of the Israel-Hamas war has spread to several states and raised more questions about whether a small but significant number of Democrats angry at Biden might abandon him in November. A week after 101,000 Michigan voters chose uncommitted on their ballots, so did roughly 263,000 voters in the five Super Tuesday states where similar ballot options were available. Minnesota, which had the most organized effort outside of Michigan, saw 1 in 5 Democratic voters mark the uncommitted option, a higher percentage than the 13% who voted uncommitted in Michigan. Organizers are watching the state of Washington's primary on Tuesday to see how many voters select uncommitted. And a Leave It Blank campaign has formed for Georgia's Tuesday primary that's intended to have the same effect, as is a uninstructed vote in Wisconsin's April 2 primary. Supporters of the protest argue anger over the war could endanger Biden's chances in swing stat

Protest-vote movement over US' handling of Hamas war spreads across states
Updated On : 11 Mar 2024 | 11:10 AM IST

Iran condemns UN's report on protest crackdown, calls it "false and biased"

Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, said that the report was built on "baseless claims" and "false and biased information, without a legal basis"

Iran condemns UN's report on protest crackdown, calls it "false and biased"
Updated On : 10 Mar 2024 | 11:19 AM IST

Central Secretariat staff plan multiple protests over 'delay in promotions'

A delegation of the CSS Forum - representing the officers - also submitted a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) over the issue

Central Secretariat staff plan multiple protests over 'delay in promotions'
Updated On : 05 Mar 2024 | 12:14 PM IST

Farmers promise peaceful protest, Centre says must continue discussions

Farmers protest latest news: Centre has estimated that nearly 14,000 people have gathered along the Punjab-Haryana border with 1,200 tractor-trolleys, 300 cars, 10 mini-buses as well as small vehicles

Farmers promise peaceful protest, Centre says must continue discussions
Updated On : 21 Feb 2024 | 9:46 AM IST

Farmers' protests: Why are Tikaits, many big guns missing in action?

A protracted agitation may force other farmer leaders, and political parties to join forces with protesters: Experts

Farmers' protests: Why are Tikaits, many big guns missing in action?
Updated On : 18 Feb 2024 | 10:44 PM IST