India News | Written by Harsha Kumari Singh (with inputs from agencies) | Tuesday November 3, 2015
Noted Rajasthani social activist Gurcharan Chabbra, who was on an indefinite hunger strike demanding liquor ban and strengthening of Lokayukta in the state, died at a hospital in Jaipur today.
Kerala News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday October 25, 2015
Amidst 'Boycott Kerala Tourism' campaign led by animal lovers, Kerala's leading industrialist Kochouseph Chittilappilly undertook a day-long hunger strike today demanding action against street dogs.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 17, 2015
Over 200 Tamil political prisoners, who were on hunger strike in Sri Lanka to protest against being jailed for years without trial, today ended their fast following an assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that their grievances would be addressed.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 16, 2015
The Sri Lankan government has pledged urgent action to address the concerns of Tamil political prisoners languishing in jails for several years on suspicion of links to the now-defeated LTTE as their hunger strike entered fourth day.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 13, 2015
A day after inmates began a hunger strike demanding their release in Sri Lanka's Tamil dominated Northern Province, the chief minister has demanded expediting of pending cases against over 200 Tamil political prisoners languishing in several jails.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 12, 2015
Tamil political prisoners lodged in several jails in Sri Lanka, many of them without trial since 2009 when the civil war ended, today began a hunger strike, demanding their release.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 12, 2015
Demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP), retired personnel of the central paramilitary forces have threatened to go on an indefinite hunger strike from November 2.
Andhra Pradesh News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 9, 2015
The indefinite hunger strike launched in Guntur by YSR Congress President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on the promise of special status made to Andhra Pradesh entered the third day today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 9, 2015
A detained Malaysian lawyer has gone on a hunger strike after being arrested over his involvement in efforts to expose a scandal rocking Prime Minister Najib Razak's government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 29, 2015
FTII students, who called off their relay hunger strike after the government agreed to come to the negotiating table, held talks with Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry officials here today.
Pune News | Written by Ketki Angre | Tuesday September 29, 2015
A day before protesting students of Film and Television Institute of India are expected to meet the government, they have released a strongly-worded letter signed by 200 American intellectuals, backing their stir and criticizing the Centre.
Press Trust of India | Monday September 28, 2015
The students, on September 26 said that they were ready to withdraw their hunger strike to pave the way for a dialogue if the Information and Broadcasting Ministry confirmed a date and venue for talks. The students are demanding Gajendra Chauhan's removal as Chairman of the government-run institute along with some other members from the FTII Societ...
Pune News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 27, 2015
The agitating Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students today called off their 18- day-old "hunger strike" in response to the government's communication inviting them for a dialogue to resolve their demands at a meeting slated for September 29 in Mumbai.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 26, 2015
The agitating students of the Film and Television Institute of India today said they would withdraw their hunger strike to pave way for a dialogue with the government if the Information and Broadcasting ministry confirmed a date for talks to resolve their demands, including removal of actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the institute.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 24, 2015
Parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared last year began a 43-hour hunger strike on Wednesday, a day before meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto ahead of the case's anniversary.
Kerala News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Two students in a Kerala school called off their hunger strike on Wednesday after the state government finally agreed to their demand to appoint new permanent teachers.
Bihar | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 19, 2015
RJD legislator Bhai Dinesh on Saturday began a hunger strike in the party office in Patna demanding a ticket for the Bihar assembly polls and threatened to set himself afire if the request was denied.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 17, 2015
After nearly 100 days of agitation against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as FTII chairman, possibility of resolution of the impasse today brightened with the protesting students saying they were ready for talks with the government without any preconditions.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Tuesday September 15, 2015
More than three months after it started, the stalemate at India's premier film school shows little sign of a resolution.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 15, 2015
The students of FTII claim that Gajendra Chauhan lacks credentials for the post of the chairman and that his appointment was politically motivated and they have now urged President Pranab Mukherjee along with 190 eminent filmmakers and artists to intervene and end the stalemate
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 15, 2015
Suspended Trinamool Congress lawmaker Kunal Ghosh, an accused in Saradha chit fund scam, on Monday threatened to go on a hunger strike if those involved in the scam were not arrested.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 14, 2015
The protest by ex-servicemen over One Rank One Pension (OROP) continued for the 92nd day today, with 32 veterans and women observing a relay hunger strike.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 14, 2015
As the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) logjam over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman continues, the BJP member and actor says students should not go on hunger strike, but have a dialogue to come up with a solution.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 13, 2015
A third student of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who was on a relay hunger strike, was taken to a hospital on Sunday after his sugar levels dropped, even as protests against appointment of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as institution's chairman continued.