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Asking money for casting Pak actors is extortion: Ashoke Pandit on ADHM row

Asking money for casting Pak actors is extortion: Ashoke Pandit on ADHM row

Ashoke Pandit has condemned MNS decision to ask all producers who employed Pakistani artists in their films to pay Rs 5 crore each into the Indian Army's welfare fund as an atonement. 

Oct 22, 2016, 19:18 PM IST
Hot scoop! THIS women's rights activist will be seen in 'Bigg Boss 10'?

Hot scoop! THIS women's rights activist will be seen in 'Bigg Boss 10'?

This famous social activist will be seen in 'Bigg Boss 10'!

Sep 12, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

Mahasweta Devi—A voice of the oppressed

A litterateur with the zeal of an activist, Mahasweta Devi used creative expression as a tool to fight for the rights of the indigenous people and marginalised sections.

Jul 28, 2016, 16:54 PM IST

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away in Kolkata

Veteran writer and social activist breathed her last in Kolkata on Thursday. She was 90.

Jul 28, 2016, 15:49 PM IST
Mahasweta Devi continues to be critical

Mahasweta Devi continues to be critical

Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi on Friday continued to be in a critical condition and on life support, said a doctor at the hospital where she has been undergoing treatment.

Jul 15, 2016, 12:08 PM IST
Police, forest dept officials in Chhattisgarh shoot bear which mauled three to death, activist condemns act

Police, forest dept officials in Chhattisgarh shoot bear which mauled three to death, activist condemns act

Social activist Kunal Shukla on Sunday condemned the police and the forest department officials for shooting dead a bear, which mauled three people to death in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh yesterday.

Mar 14, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Anna Hazare receives threat letter

Hazare supporter informed police that a man riding a scooter had dropped the letter containing the alleged threat.

Oct 11, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

Nepalese girls rape case: Sangwan for legal action against diplomat

Expressing shock over the alleged rape of two Nepalese girls by a Saudi diplomat, social activist Jagmati Sangwan on Wednesday demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.

Sep 09, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

Veterans serve country but do not get their due, says Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare joined ex-servicemen and families of Kargil war martyrs staging a protest over non-implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

Jul 26, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

Activist instigating tribals to encroach forest land, arrested in UP

A social activist along with another person was arrested today for allegedly instigating tribals to encroach forest land.

Jun 30, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

CBI to probe foreign funds to Teesta-linked firm, bank A/C frozen

In fresh trouble for social activist Teesta Setalvad, government on Friday asked CBI to probe the receipt of over Rs 3 crore by private firm Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL) linked to her from foreign donors, including US-based Ford Foundation, in alleged violation of FCRA rules.

Jun 27, 2015, 01:20 AM IST

Raje needs to quit: Aruna Roy

Demanding a probe into the Lalit Modi controversy, noted social activist Aruna Roy Friday said the Rajasthan Chief Minister should quit to ensure a fair investigation.

Jun 27, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

Will seek legal opinion: Hazare on diktat to change NGO name

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he would seek a legal opinion on the Pune-based Charity Commissioner notice for removal of the word 'Bhrashtachar' (corruption) from the name of his NGO, Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andholan-Maharashtra.

Jun 25, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

Cops shielding ex-Goa minister in assault case: Activist

Social activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues, whose petition led the local court to issue an arrest warrant against former minister Francisco Mickky Pacheco in a 2006 assault case, has now accused the police of "allowing the politician to abscond".

Apr 15, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Remove or replace minister facing Lokayukta probe: UP Govt told

Alleging that an Uttar Pradesh minister against whom a complaint is pending before the Lokayukta has been putting pressure on witnesses, social activist Nutan Thakur on Saturday demanded that the minister be either removed or replaced to ensure a free and fair inquiry.

Feb 14, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Social activist pulls up Akhilesh govt following Meerut gang-rape

New Delhi: Terming the incident of rape of a 22-year-old woman in Meerut as shameful, Social Activist Ranjana Kumari on Tuesday pulled up the Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh and demanded for ensuring better women's safety in that state.

Dec 30, 2014, 14:18 PM IST

PIL urges Bombay HC to declare dengue an epidemic

A PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday urging the Court to declare dengue as an epidemic due to the number of lives lost to it.

Nov 11, 2014, 23:18 PM IST

PM Modi pays tribute to Eknath Ranade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that no one in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) can match the perfection of former leader and social activist Eknath Ranade.

Nov 09, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

Medha Patkar threatens nationwide stir, opposes change in Land Act

Opposing possible changes in the Land Acquistion, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act, 2013, social activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday warned the NDA government of a tough resistance across the country.

Aug 27, 2014, 00:45 AM IST

Negligible representation of Muslims in UP Police

Recent data released by UP government about representation of Muslims in Police force flies in the face of the claims made by government and political parties about uplift of the community.

Feb 10, 2014, 22:13 PM IST