Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: Opposition targets buses while staging protests against fuel prices hike

    Mumbai: Protesters targeted buses and disrupted train traffic in parts of Maharashtra during the “Bharat Bandh” called Monday by the Congress against the rising fuel prices, but schools, colleges and offices remained opened in the state. Maharashtra Congress workers staged protests in various parts of the BJP-ruled state in response to the nationwide shutdown called by the party’s central leadership against the rising fuel prices.

  • Protesters briefly disrupt World Hindu Congress in Chicago

    Chicago: A group of protesters briefly disrupted the proceedings of the World Hindu Congress in Chicago when they started raising slogans demanding the religious leaders at the meet to oppose the Indian government’s alleged “actions against religious minorities”.

  • Bhima Koregaon Violence, Release activists, dadar, protesters, protest, intellectuals, maharashtra

    Bhima-Koregaon Violence: Release activists, accused are roaming scot-free, say protesters

    Mumbai: In the aftermath of the arrest of five prominent human rights and civil liberties activists and intellectuals, over a hundred people including students and civil society organisations staged a protest at Dadar on Wednesday evening.  The protesters demanded the release of advocate Arun Ferreira, writer Gautam Navlakha, advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, writer-activist Varavara Rao and ex-Mumbai University lecturer and writer Vernon Gonsalves, who were arrested by Pune police on August 28.

  • Maratha Quota Stir: Protesters attack public buses in Mumbai, Thane

    Mumbai: Protesters attacked public buses in Mumbai, and the neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai as the bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation began this morning. Two BEST buses were attacked by agitators in Kanjurmarg and Bhandup suburbs of Mumbai.

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: An avoidable tragedy in Tamil Nadu

    The death of ten persons, including a 17-year-old girl, in police firing on protesters demanding the closure of Sterlite Copper, a Vedanta group smelter plant, in Tuticorin in southern Tamil Nadu on Tuesday was avoidable. The protests had been going on for three months, vociferously demanding the shut-down of the plant because it was felt it was the main cause for the contamination of the ground water and environment.

  • Bhopal: Govt staff supplied lathis, iron rods to protesters

    Bhopal: An Intelligence report indicating government employees’ role in violence in Gwalior, Bhind and Morena during Bharat Bandh has come as a shocker for not only the police but also the state government.

  • Mumbai: ‘Padmaavat’ protesters pulled up by police, detained before rally in SoBo

    Mumbai: More than 100 agitators, slated to congregate at Films Division Complex in Mumbai, in order to protest Padmaavat film’s release, were detained by the police on Friday.  132 persons from Karni Sena have been detained by the Gamdevi police for ‘Padmavat’ protest. The police are verifying the details of the protestors.

  • Maharashtra bandh: Transport sector worst-hit, loses about Rs 2,000 crore

    Mumbai: Transport services have been badly affected due to the Maharashtra bandh as all transport links, auto, taxi, bus, train and truck were stopped by the protesters. A senior official said due to bandh they have faced a loss of more than thousand crores. The transport services which are said to be the lifeline of Maharashtra were targeted by the protesters which led to damaging trucks, buses, trains, taxis and auto rickshaw.

  • Maharashtra bandh: Mumbai caught off-guard as Dalit community stages massive protest

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars were caught off-guard as Dalit community protesters staged massive protests across the city. A pall of gloom descended over people’s faces as they ventured out for their offices after the armed agitators threatened people and forced shopkeepers to down the shutters.

  • Tiger Zinda Hai faces blazing protest by Valmiki community members after Salman Khan’s alleged casteist remark

    After Padmavati, it is Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai that has drawn the ire of a section of society. This year’s big release ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ a Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starred film, today had to face protest in many cinema halls across Rajasthan and some cinema halls in Gujarat too. While protesters belonging to Valmiki Samaj vandalised posters of Bollywood actor Salman Khan‘s film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ at a cinema hall in

  • Maratha Protests: Security up, medical help provided to needy marchers

    Mumbai: The Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai on Wednesday went largely smoothly with heavy bandobast on the roads, efficient handling of rail traffic and medical attention to ailing protestors. In a bid to ensure the smooth movement of traffic in the city several diversions were made by the traffic police and a few arterial roads were blocked. Since a large number of people were expected to participate in the rally,

  • Many hurt in cops-Left Front protesters’ clash

    Kolkata : A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as the security forces used tear gas and baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.

  • Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest

    Caracas: The number killed in Venezuela amid mounting political unrest rose to 38, as opposition leaders reported that dozens of officers had been detained for refusing to repress protesters.