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Activist Irom Sharmila attempts to commit suicide, re-arrested three days after release

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).

Punjab power employees to go on day-long strike on Aug 28

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 17:59

Power employees in Punjab under the banner of PSEB Employees Joint Forum will observe a one-day strike on August 28 in protest against the state government and the management for allegedly not resolving their pending issues.

Israeli air strike kills 2 Gaza boys: Medics

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:49

An Israeli air strike on a house in the central Gaza Strip killed two Palestinian boys aged 11 and 16 on Wednesday, medics said.

Operators defer three-day bus strike in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:45

People of West Bengal were spared hardship as private bus and minibus operators in the state on Tuesday deferred their three-day strike from tomorrow as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not in the country.

Stuart Broad left out of England one-day squad to face India

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 08:36

Strike bowler Stuart Broad, one of the heroes of England`s 3-1 test series victory against India, was on Monday left out of a 15-man squad for the five one-day internationals between the two teams.

US carries out 15 air strikes near Iraq dam: Military

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:40

US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against Islamic State militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the military said.

15 militants killed in US air strike in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 22:22

At least 15 Sunni militants were killed in a US air strike near Iraq`s largest dam in Mosul, media reports said Saturday.

Kolkata taxi drivers call off strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 22:05

After holding the people to ransom for two days, a strike call by the taxi drivers in the city was on Wednesday called off following a meeting with West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra.

WB govt talks tough, threatens action against agitating cabbies

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:56

People were hugely inconvenienced with over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads for the second consecutive day on Tuesday over their demand for releasing 22 arrested taxi drivers, who were granted bail by a city court in the afternoon.

30,000 taxis went off Kolkata roads on `wild-cat strike`

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:16

People had a harrowing time reaching their destinations on Monday as more than 30,000 taxis in the city went off the roads on a `wild-cat strike` by drivers.

Petrol retailers shut shops for a day to seek uniform taxation

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:07

Over 4,200 petrol and diesel retailers in Maharashtra, excluding the financial capital, kept the pumps shut for a day demanding uniform taxation, which would ensure parity in fuel prices across the state.

Doctors call off strike in Maharashtra, minister assures to accept demands

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 15:06

The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state after being assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within a fortnight.