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    Mumbai: 34-year-old loses life after falling off overcrowded train during motormen’s stir

    The Central Railway commuters faced inconveniences yesterday after motormen called for a protest which led to the cancellation of scores of trains. On Friday, it was just not about the inconvenience, as a 34-year-old lost his life after boarding an overcrowded train. He died after falling off a CST-bound train on Vashi creek bridge.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Agitators protest peacefully at suburban collector’s office

    Mumbai: The Maratha agitators in Mumbai gathered outside the suburban Collector office at Bandra east on Thursday morning. The protests were peaceful in a rather cheerful mood. The participants sang songs against the BJP and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The agitators chanted slogans demanding reservations. The protest lasted for three hours and the agitators handed over a letter of their demands, which they requested to be handed over the CM.

  • West Bengal: Religious organisation put up road blockades in protest against MP’s ‘manhandling’ at Silchar airport

    Barasat (WB): A religious organisation put up road blockades in North 24 Parganas district in protest against the alleged manhandling of a Trinamool Congress MP, who belongs to the organisation, at Silchar airport, police said. The All India Matua Mahasangha, a religious reformation organisation mainly representing the backward classes, blocked the Habra-Bashirhat Road at two places — Pairagachhi and Kashipur.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Cases lodged against 3,000 agitators in Chakan, Khed

    Mumbai: Normalcy returned to the industrial area of Chakan outside Pune City on Tuesday, after two days of violence by Maratha agitators. Two cases have been lodged against nearly 3,000 persons under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections pertaining to rioting, arson and the use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, among others, at Chakan and Khed police stations.

  • Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

    Baghdad: Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xinhua reported.

  • Mumbai: Sion-Koliwada Punjabi colony refugees protest HC eviction order

    Mumbai: Putting up a fight against the administration, the residents of Punjabi colony in Sion-Koliwada on Sunday protested the High Court order asking them to vacate their buildings by October 31 on the pretext of the structure being dilapidated and the residents are staying in the building at their own risk. The bone of contention, claim the residents, is that they have been denied the right for redevelopment and offered no alternative

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    Thane: Parents protest fee hike by Rainbow High School

    Thane: The parents of students of Rainbow High School in Brahmand, Thane, staged a silent protest march to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) headquarters on Wednesday to protest against the school management’s arbitrary fee hikes. On its part, the school management claims that fee hike is school policy and all parents are aware of this.

  • Undeterred CM Arvind Kejriwal vs stubborn Delhi L-G! All you need to know about the sit-in protest

    L-G office has turned into a battlefield as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in never back down mode. Well, here we are again, Arvind Kejriwal at his best and back to old school ‘dharna’. Even though he is being criticised for his move of a sit-in, let’s agree to the fact he is getting all the attention. Kejriwal’s move has been criticised but those who are doing so now have ignored

  • Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain hospitalised on Day 7 of strike, condition stable

    New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendra Jain’s condition is stable, informed Dr JS Passey on Monday. “After watching his (Satyendra Jain) ketone report, we decided to admit him to hospital. His blood pressure is normal now. He is having some breathing issues, but stable,” Dr Passey, LNJP Hospital told ANI.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal back to street smart politics

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is back to its street smart politics. On Sunday, the party tried to take its protest against Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the ‘uncooperative’ IAS officers to the Prime Minister’s doorstep but was thwarted by the Delhi police.

  • 16 hours on, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s protest at L-G’s office continues

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues spent night at the Lt Governor’s office as they remained there since the last evening for their demands including a direction to IAS officers to end their “strike” and action against officers who have struck work for “four months”.

  • Stuck in dead alley on farm sector

    The farmer’s stir in parts of the country seems to be petering out. On Monday, under pressure from the producers of milk and vegetables, the leaders of the farmers’ unions in Punjab spearheading the protest decided to call it off. They faced the wrath of the vegetable growers and dairy farm owners and vendors who all feared loss of incomes as a result of the ill-considered and politically-motivated stir. Not all farmers’

  • Indore: Congress to protest against water crisis from June 1

    Indore: While residents of many areas have been facing water crisis and protesting against Indore Municipal Corporation, the city Congress has decided to organise a series of protest at every zonal office of the IMC. City Congress president Pramod Tandon said, “Residents across the city are facing shortage of water but the BJP corporators are selling water tankers, which have been provided to them to supply water in the water scarcity areas.”

  • Jerusalem: Coming to terms with the past

    Once upon a time, India would have erupted in protest. Now, as the world’s biggest importer of major arms and the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment, India is in a stronger position to do so if only Narendra Modi uses his influence with Benjamin Netanyahu instead of being so awestruck by an ethnic European leader’s cordiality.