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Irom Sharmila attempts to commit suicide, sent to 15-day judicial custody

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:45

Manipuri activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who was this week released from a `jail hospital` after 14 years in custody, was re-arrested on Friday and forcibly taken away from the protest site after she continued with her hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Hunger strike did not help me: Arvind Kejriwal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:26

Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death here, urging them to end their strike.

Digvijay Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in MP from today

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:45

In an attempt to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Digvijay Singh will sit on a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district from Monday, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers.

Digvijay Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in Guna

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:25

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said he will stage a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers.

Digvijay Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in Guna

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 18:59

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said he will stage a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers.

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger-strike after deal with Israel

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:14

Scores of Palestinians on hunger-strike ended their protest against detention without trial on Wednesday after winning concessions but no major change of policy from Israel. 

Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike, terms unclear

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:28

Scores of Palestinians on hunger-strike suspended their protest against detention without charges by Israel on Wednesday, and an Israeli official said there had been no major change of policy.

Egypt to release journo on hunger strike

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:28

Egypt has ordered the release of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of jail time - a third of that on hunger strike - without any charges against him.

Egypt to release reporter on hunger strike

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 04:26

Egypt`s top prosecutor has ordered the release of a journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than four months to protest his prolonged detention without charges or trial.

Health of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike worsens

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 22:46

The health conditions of 150 Palestinian detainees, on hunger strike in Israeli jails protesting their detention, deteriorated Sunday as they continued their strike for the 25th day, a Palestinian official said.

5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:11

Five thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails went on hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with 120 detainees protesting their administrative detention, a Palestinian minister said.

Taiwan anti-nuclear activist starts hunger strike

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 13:31

Former Taiwanese opposition leader and anti-nuclear activist Lin Yi-hsiung Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike in protest at a nearly completed nuclear facility, while some of his supporters clashed with police.