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.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 12, 2015
Social activist Anna Hazare today said he has decided to suspend his agitation scheduled on October 2 in New Delhi as the Central government allowed the Land Ordinance to lapse and implemented the One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen.
Pune News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 12, 2015
One of the three FTII students on indefinite hunger strike since Thursday last has been hospitalised after his blood sugar levels dropped.
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 12, 2015
FTII students have been protesting against the appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institution. They said that Mr Chauhan lacked credentials for the post of the chairman and that his appointment was politically-motivated. On September 12, the students' strike completed 93 days
India News | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Thursday September 10, 2015
Three students at the Pune Film and Television Institute of India have launched a hunger strike to demand the removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as Chairman of the premier film school.
Pune News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 7, 2015
With no end in sight to the nearly three-month-old strike in FTII, the protesting students today threatened go on hunger strike en masse if their main demand of removal of actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the premier institute was not met by the Centre.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday September 7, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said servicemen who have taken early retirement will be eligible to receive the benefits of the One Rank One Pension scheme. But protesting ex-servicemen said they would call off the stir only after all their demands were met. They have called off the indefinite hunger strike for now.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday September 6, 2015
Clearing the air on the servicemen who have taken early retirement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said they will be eligible to receive the benefits of the One Rank One Pension scheme. But the ex-servicemen, who are on their 88th day of protest, said they would call off the stir only after all of their demands were met.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Ketki Angre; Edited by Mala Das | Saturday September 5, 2015
The government today announced the implementation of the long-awaited One Rank One Pension or OROP scheme which was rejected by veterans who have vowed to continue their protest.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Friday September 4, 2015
The government plans to announce the implementation of One Rank One Pension or OROP in the next 48 hours, sources have said. Veterans on strike say it's a "unilateral" decision as they have not signed off on any proposal.