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Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployed at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border

28 Nov 2020

Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployed at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border

Thousands of farmers gathered at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border held a meeting on Saturday morning, amid heavy security deployment.

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

03 Oct 2020

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.

Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

02 Oct 2020

Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

At the receiving end of criticism over the Hathras gang-rape incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government will give exemplary punishment to those harming mothers and sisters.

Anger over Hathras gang-rape intensifies, gatherings banned at India Gate

02 Oct 2020

Anger over Hathras gang-rape intensifies, gatherings banned at India Gate

As India remains enraged over the Hathras gang-rape incident with protests happening in several pockets, Delhi Police banned large gatherings at India Gate — the heart of the National Capital where one of the biggest protests happened in 2012 after Nirbhaya was gang-raped and tortured.

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

30 Jan 2020

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

25 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

Anti-CAA stir: 15 arrested over Daryaganj violence, detained minors released

21 Dec 2019

Anti-CAA stir: 15 arrested over Daryaganj violence, detained minors released

Late last evening, Daryaganj in Old Delhi became the epicenter of tensions after almost 40 people, including minors, were detained. The people were taken into custody after a protest against the new law on citizenship took a violent turn.

#CAAProtests: Agitation turns violent in Delhi; minors, Chandrashekhar Azad detained

21 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Agitation turns violent in Delhi; minors, Chandrashekhar Azad detained

A day of peaceful protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took a violent turn late Friday night in Delhi.

#CitizenshipAct protests in Delhi turn violent; buses set on fire

15 Dec 2019

#CitizenshipAct protests in Delhi turn violent; buses set on fire

As protests against the newly-enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital, a protest march in South Delhi organized by students of Jamia Millia Islamia turned violent on Sunday evening.

DCW chief writes to Modi demanding death penalty for rapists

03 Dec 2019

DCW chief writes to Modi demanding death penalty for rapists

On Tuesday, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said the police stopped her from sitting on an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

Delhi: Mamata, Chandrababu, other opposition leaders attend AAP's mega rally

13 Feb 2019

Delhi: Mamata, Chandrababu, other opposition leaders attend AAP's mega rally

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today held a mega opposition rally "Remove Dictatorship, Save Country" against the BJP-led NDA government in Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

13 Feb 2019

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

Almost a month after various opposition parties came together in Kolkata, West Bengal, to attend a mega rally organized by Trinamool Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to host another political event in Delhi on Wednesday.

Goa mining: Several ministers, politicians to support GMPF's Delhi protest

10 Dec 2018

Goa mining: Several ministers, politicians to support GMPF's Delhi protest

Several ministers and politicians from Goa are expected to visit New Delhi to offer support to Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF), who is scheduled to begin a three-day protest tomorrow to press for the resumption of mining in the state.

Modi stabbed them in their back: Kejriwal on farmers' issue

30 Nov 2018

Modi stabbed them in their back: Kejriwal on farmers' issue

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farmers' issues and alleged that he had "stabbed them in their back" by not fulfilling the promises made to them.

#DemonetizationTurns2: Congress and BJP trade attacks on note-ban anniversary

08 Nov 2018

#DemonetizationTurns2: Congress and BJP trade attacks on note-ban anniversary

On the second anniversary of demonetization, Congress has planned a nationwide protest on Friday. The Congress plans to take to streets against the 'Tughlaqi farmaan' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

03 Oct 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

A CBI team investigating the rape and murder of girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, found 5 skeletons on Wednesday from a cremation site in Sikandarpur.

New protest guidelines: Only 1,000 allowed at Jantar Mantar

13 Sep 2018

New protest guidelines: Only 1,000 allowed at Jantar Mantar

The Delhi Police have drafted new guidelines that seek to impose limits on the maximum number of protesters who can assemble at designated protest spots - Parliament Street, Jantar Mantar, and Boat Club - in Delhi.

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

08 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

Manju Verma, Bihar's Social Welfare Department (SWD) Minister has resigned after allegations of her husband Chandeshwar Verma's involvement in the horrendous Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

Slamming 'protesters', Nitish says they don't care about girls' safety

06 Aug 2018

Slamming 'protesters', Nitish says they don't care about girls' safety

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition and said those who protested at Jantar Mantar didn't care about girls' safety and that they should look at themselves first.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: Brajesh Thakur spend days at jail-hospital, not barrack

06 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: Brajesh Thakur spend days at jail-hospital, not barrack

Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, is lodged at a hospital ward inside the Muzaffarpur district jail, and not the barracks, ET reports.

Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

04 Aug 2018

Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.

There can't be "blanket-ban" on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC

23 Jul 2018

There can't be "blanket-ban" on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC

More than nine months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, the SC has said a blanket ban is unacceptable.

2006 rioting case: Delhi court discharges BJP leaders

08 Apr 2018

2006 rioting case: Delhi court discharges BJP leaders

A Delhi court has discharged BJP leaders Ramesh Bidhuri, Vijay Goel, Vijay Joli, and Balkishan in a case of rioting and instigating public to attack police personnel during a protest in 2006.

CBSE paper leak: Students want re-exam for all subjects

29 Mar 2018

CBSE paper leak: Students want re-exam for all subjects

Only a handful of people were presumably involved in leaking question papers of the ongoing CBSE school finals, but effects are being felt by 28.L students and their families.

Jignesh Mevani holds "Hunkar Rally" in Delhi despite no permission

09 Jan 2018

Jignesh Mevani holds "Hunkar Rally" in Delhi despite no permission

After being elected Gujarat MLA, Jignesh Mevani has hit the ground running. His speech on the 200th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon violence whipped up a furore, prompting an FIR. A Mumbai event where he was to address youngsters was cancelled.

With 2019 elections in mind, BJP to discuss farmers' unrest

12 Oct 2017

With 2019 elections in mind, BJP to discuss farmers' unrest

With an eye on 2019 polls, the BJP plans to organize a mega brainstorming session in Delhi on October 12 to discuss increasing farmer distress and the high number of farmer protests in MP, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

Delhi: Jaipur woman launches "indefinite strike" to marry PM Modi!

07 Oct 2017

Delhi: Jaipur woman launches "indefinite strike" to marry PM Modi!

In a bizarre protest, a woman from Rajasthan's Jaipur launched a sit-in at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to marry PM Narendra Modi.

Protests at Jantar Mantar banned: How will it affect Delhi?

07 Oct 2017

Protests at Jantar Mantar banned: How will it affect Delhi?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on grounds that it was causing environmental problems.

Varun Gandhi contradicts BJP's stand on asylum for Rohingya refugees

26 Sep 2017

Varun Gandhi contradicts BJP's stand on asylum for Rohingya refugees

BJP's Varun Gandhi, Sultanpur MP, in a Navbharat Times editorial wrote that Rohingya refugees should not be deported but should be given humane treatment.

TN farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar consume human excreta

11 Sep 2017

TN farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar consume human excreta

On the 57th day of protests, 48 Tamil Nadu farmers demonstrating at Delhi's Jantar Mantar consumed human faeces.

Protesting TN farmers don't go hungry, thanks to gurudwara langar

04 Aug 2017

Protesting TN farmers don't go hungry, thanks to gurudwara langar

Farmers from Tamil Nadu have been demanding a loan waiver and drought-relief package at Delhi's Jantar Mantar for over 100 days.

Amid farmers' protests, Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100% salary hike

19 Jul 2017

Amid farmers' protests, Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100% salary hike

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami has announced a 100% salary hike for the state's MLAs, taking their pay from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 1.05L a month.

Not In My Name: Indians against 'targeted lynching' of Muslims

28 Jun 2017

Not In My Name: Indians against 'targeted lynching' of Muslims

On June 28, thousands of people across India will take to the streets to protest against "targeted lynching of Muslims". 'Not in my name', they say.

Delhi: Supreme Court in favour of relaxing abortion deadline

25 Jun 2017

Delhi: Supreme Court in favour of relaxing abortion deadline

The Supreme Court came out in favour of amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act by allowing women to abort terminally ill fetuses beyond the present limit of 20 weeks.

Trump's 71st B'day: Haryana village to be named after him

14 Jun 2017

Trump's 71st B'day: Haryana village to be named after him

An Open Defecation-Free (ODF) village in Haryana's Mewat will be named after US President Donald Trump, announced Sulabh International Founder and Chief Bindeshwar Pathak in Washington DC.

Saharanpur clashes- Bhim Army head Chandrashekhar Azad, 'mastermind', arrested

08 Jun 2017

Saharanpur clashes- Bhim Army head Chandrashekhar Azad, 'mastermind', arrested

Chandrashekhar Azad 'Ravan', head of the Dalit rights outfit Bhim Army, has been arrested from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.

Chemists across India to go on strike today

30 May 2017

Chemists across India to go on strike today

Over 9 lakh chemists across India will go on strike on May 30 to oppose against strict regulations on sale of medicine and their diminishing margins.

Saharanpur clashes- Thousands of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar

22 May 2017

Saharanpur clashes- Thousands of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar

Over 5,000 Dalit protesters gathered at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on May 21, demanding justice over the recent clashes in Saharanpur.