Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tag Archives: protests

Karni Sena protests against Kangana’s Manikarnika

BOLLYWOOD: Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been creating headlines ever since it was announced. The film has landed once again in troubled waters. On Thursday, the Hindu outfit Karni Sena, protested against the release of the film. They are upset as they believe that the film shows ...

Read More »

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

HARARE: Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices. The streets of the capital Harare were deserted a day after widespread demonstrations when public anger erupted over ...

Read More »

Over 3,000 people join annual demonstration in Hong Kong

BEIJING: More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to take part in a traditional annual January 1 demonstration to express their protests against the policy of the regional administration. According to the South China Morning Post, organizers of the march expected 5,500-5,800 people to ...

Read More »

Naseeruddin Shah’s Ajmer event cancelled after protests

BOLLYWOOD actor Naseeruddin Shah is receiving backlash on social media a day he expressed fear for his children in today’s India. India Today had reported that Shah was concerned for his children because he imagines a situation where they may be surrounded by an angry extremists mob and asked: “Are ...

Read More »

Eight killed in Sudan bread price protests

  KHARTOUM-AFP: Eight demonstrators were killed in eastern Sudan on Thursday, officials said, during clashes with riot police on the second day of protests over the rising price of bread. A government decision to raise the price of bread this week from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two ...

Read More »

Bangladesh to set election date as opposition cries foul

DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later on Thursday a date for general elections despite the opposition crying foul and threatening protests. Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda will address the nation live at 7pm local time to announce the date, spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman told AFP. The vote in the ...

Read More »

Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation

BUCHAREST: Thousands of Romanians rallied for a third day running on Sunday against the Social Democrat government in anti-corruption protests, demanding Prime Minister Viorica Dancila step down. The protests in Bucharest and in several other major cities were peaceful, in contrast to the first night of demonstrations on Friday when riot ...

Read More »

Protests In India As Bangladesh Court Hears Case Of Arrested Photographer

DHAKA: Bangladesh is under international scanner for the arrest of award-winning photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam for critical remarks about the Awami League government over the recent student protests. Mr Alam, 63, arrested under law often called draconian, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody. His case ...

Read More »

Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a ...

Read More »

Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met by live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, AFP witnesses ...

Read More »