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Category: Assorted :: Non-Violent Protests
Last updated: Aug 19 2018 13:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hardik Patel, over 100 PAAS members arrested by police ahead of fast 19.8.2018 Zee News : India National
A total of 140 people have reportedly been arrested ahead of Hardik Patel’s hunger strike in Ahmedabad.
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Hardik Patel Seeks Gujarat Chief Minister's Intervention For Holding Fast 19.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel yesterday wrote to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, seeking his intervention for necessary permissions to hold an indefinite fast from August 25.
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Cong plans rally against corruption in Tripura 18.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Cong plans rally against corruption in Tripura
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Ahmedabad: 'Chalo Charkha Ramiye' initiative to go national 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
To promote hand-spinning among citizens, Chalo Charkha Ramiye, a Charkha movement that began in Ahmedabad in 2013 to now go national. To celebrate 150thbirth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the team from Ahmedabad will now be travelling across the country to impart hands-on learning experience of Charkha to those willing. Avani Varia, spinning force behind contemporary Charkha movement shares, "Now that we have received a very good response from people here, we are all keen to reach out to others in different parts of the country. Since it is 150th birth anniversary if Gandhiji, we aim to reach out to 1.5 lakh people." "We had started on October 2, 2013, and used to hold Charkha sessions once a month at Satyagraha Ashram, Kocharam in Ahmedabad. But over the years, we also visited many schools and different cities to hold workshops. While we have not scientifically proved it yet, but a Charkha session activates left and right brain well. It also helps hyperactive children become calmer and heal. The entire ...
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Hardik Patel, Supporters To Observe Fast Sitting In Cars 17.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and 500 of his supporters will observe a fast while sitting in cars here on August 19, to mount pressure on the authorities to allocate a ground for his...
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Kalyan residents celebrate Independence Day through hunger strike 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
On Independence day Kalyan residents sat on a hunger strike to seek freedom from 15 issues which plague the city. Some of these issues include freedom from potholes, bad roads, proper water supply, etc. The 72nd Independence day was celebrated in a different manner by some of the Kalyan residents this year. On August 15 they sat on a hunger strike in front of the KDMC (Kalyan Dombivli Municipal corporation) to set Kalyan free from various problems. "For years the city has been facing problems like potholes, bad roads, poor water supply, lack of proper solid waste management, etc.," says activist Shrinivas Ghanekar from Kalyan. "We have raised the issue with the KDMC as well as the commissioner many times but in vain. Hence, we have organised this chain hunger strike to get our demands met," says he. Through this strike the residents want KDMC to do proper waste segregation, improve road conditions, have social audits of its various projects, rehabilitation of those affected by road widening the project, ...
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Taliban withdraws protection from Red Cross in Afghanistan 15.8.2018 Reuters: South Asia News
The Taliban said on Wednesday it was withdrawing its security guarantee for the International Red Cross in Afghanistan after it said the organisation neglected prisoners holding a hunger strike in the Pul-e Charkhi prison in ...
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Unpaid teachers in NL continue hunger strike 14.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Unpaid teachers in NL continue hunger strike
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Report any untoward incident to us before it reaches media: Delhi govt to schools 12.8.2018 DNA: India
The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to immediately report to it about any untoward incident such as accident, violence, molestation or protest before it reaches the media so that quick action can be taken and also there is no "embarrassment" to the education department. The directive assumes significance in light of the alleged rape of a minor girl by an electrician in a NDMC school premises in the city. "In order to ensure better monitoring of any untoward incident and take preventive measures at higher administrative levels, all heads of schools are directed to report immediately any untoward incident like violence, accident, dharna, quarrel, fire, protest, demonstration, theft, stampede, molestation, serious injury, suicide attempt or death to senior education department official whosoever is available at the moment," a communication sent to school principals by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said. "In certain cases the reports of such incidents are received at ...
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Report any untoward incident to us before it reaches media: Delhi govt to schools 12.8.2018 Zee News : States
The directive has been given so that quick action can be taken and also there is no "embarrassment" to the education department.
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Delhi Government Looks To Check School Incidents Before They Reach Media 12.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to immediately report to it about any untoward incident such as accident, violence, molestation or protest before it reaches the...
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AAKRS demands magisterial probe into Choutara incident 12.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
AAKRS demands magisterial probe into Choutara incident
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BJP clarifies on foiled rally 11.8.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
BJP clarifies on foiled rally
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Kota shutdown to protest against KEDL 11.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Markets, private schools and other commercial institutions in Kota city remained closed on Friday to protest against the installation of smart meters by Kota Electricity Distribution Limited (KEDL), a franchise of Jaipur Vidutt Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL), which are charging higher power bills.  Petrol pumps also stayed closed till 12 noon. The Kota Bar council also suspended the judicial work in Kota courts against KEDL. Kota city Congress, Kota Vyapar Mahasang and around 150 trade organisations, which had given the bandh, staged rallies against KEDL. Youth Congress workers burnt tyres and smart meters in front of KEDL office in Gumanpura area. “It was a historical bandh against the exploitative commercial strategies of KEDL and the public of Kota city supported it,” Kota city Congress president Ravindra Tyagi said.  “BJP leaders of the city helped KEDL to install smart meters in the city and to impose its exploitative tactics but Congress party and the public would not allow it to happen and KEDL ...
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Mumbai: 100 trains cancelled, lakhs of commuters suffer due to motormen strike 10.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The 42 lakh commuters on Central Railway had to suffer due to issues between the motormen and administration. Nearly 100 trains were cancelled and services were delayed by 15-20 minutes on an average as commuters struggled to travel inside crowded local trains and platforms. Due to delayed local train services and over-crowding there was stampede-like situation at Dadar and Thane stations during the evening peak hour. Angry commuters gherao at station masters office at few stations to halt Panchavati express at Thane railway station. In order to provide relief to passengers, the central railway gave permission to passengers to travel in outstation trains and provided special halts at Kalyan, Kurla, Thane and Ghatkopar.  All through the day the administration and rail unions representing the motormen were fighting their causes. "It is an internal matter. The situation will normalise soon," said SK Jain, Divisional Railway Manager (Mumbai), Central Railway. The most important point raised by the motormen ...
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Macron says he discussed hunger striker Sentsov with Putin 10.8.2018 Reuters: World News
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Russia's Vladimir Putin about the case of a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on hunger strike in Russian jail, Macron's office said on Friday.
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Macron says discussed hunger striker Sentsov with Putin 10.8.2018 Reuters: World News
French President Emmanuel Macron discussed jailed Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike since May, with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday, said Macron's Elysee department.
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France's Macron to raise hunger striker Oleg Sentsov in call with Putin: Elysee 9.8.2018 Reuters: World News
President Emmanuel Macron will speak with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday about jailed Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike since May and is gravely ill, a source in his Elysee office said.
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Ukrainian hunger striker's mother asks Kremlin to pardon her son 9.8.2018 Reuters: World News
The Kremlin said on Thursday it had received a letter from the mother of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon her son.
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Students Lift 9-Hour-Long Sit-In Protest At Jadavpur University 9.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) today withdrew its sit-in protest outside Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Suranjan Das's chamber after the dean of Arts said he was quitting from the...
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