Sikh Americans urge Modi to release Sikhs languishing in jails

The Sikh community in the US has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release Sikhs languishing in Indian jails despite being eligible for parole.

Jadavpur stir: After students, parents on hunger strike

Scaling up the ongoing protest at the Jadavpur University campus here, parents of the 17 fasting students Monday took part in a 12-hour token hunger strike demanding the removal of vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti.

Two fasting Jadavpur University students hospitalised, Governor cautions VC

As another Jadavpur University student was on Saturday hospitalised while on an indefinite hunger strike demanding resignation of the vice-chancellor, the Governor asked the VC to take immediate action on a report relating to a molestation case.

Hunger strike in Arunachal over APPSC paper leak

Itanagar: Irked over the "unresponsive" attitude of the state government in resolving the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) paper leakage mess, civil service aspirants today began a 72-hour hunger strike demanding dissolution of the present Commission.

Congress MLA goes on hunger strike protesting lack of roads in Madhya Pradesh

A Congress MLA here on Wednesday launched an indefinite hunger strike protesting against lack of roads in the area.

'Lingaa' distributor seeks court nod to go on fast
'Lingaa' distributor seeks court nod to go on fast

Demanding compensation for the loss incurred in Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Lingaa’, distributor R. Singaravadivelan, who distributed the film in Thanjavur and Trichy districts, has sought the permission of the Madras High Court to go on fast here.

Goa govt ready to absorb striking guards on contract: Parsekar

The Goa government is ready to absorb hundreds of security guards, who are on a relay hunger strike for last seven days for regularisation of their jobs, into state services on a contractual basis if they call off stir and not proceed on the indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday.

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong calls off hunger strike

Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong`s pro-democracy movement, said Saturday he had ended a hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform.

More Hong Kong students likely to join hunger strike

More students in Hong Kong who have been protesting for more than two months for free elections in 2017 are contemplating joining a hunger strike begun by student leader Joshua Wong and two other activists.

Hong Kong protesters on hunger strike after violent clashes

Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong`s pro-democracy movement, and two other student demonstrators went on hunger strike Monday, raising the stakes after one of the worst nights of violence to hit the demonstrations.

Thirteen inmates dead of poisoning in Venezuela: Government

Thirteen Venezuelan inmates who had been on a hunger strike over prison conditions died Wednesday after drinking a cocktail of prescription drugs and grain alcohol, the government said.

Surrendered militants launch hunger strike in Tripura

Agartala: Peeved by government apathy, 26 surrendered militants have launched a hunger strike at Lachi Rehabilitation Camp in south Tripura's Santir Bazar sub-division, official sources said Wednesday.

Ex-Congress MLA sits on hunger strike on power tariff issue in Delhi

Former Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma on Friday sat on an indefinite hunger strike at Mohan Garden here claiming that the roll back of the power rates by the DERC is a bluff with the public and demanded immediate withdrawl of the order.

Thousands of Guineans displaced by Ebola-linked unrest: Activists

A group of Guinean activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to demand the safe return of thousands of villagers they say have fled their homes amid Ebola-related unrest in the south.

AAP protests in Chennai for release of Indian fishermen

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday was on a hunger strike here to ask the Central Government to take necessary steps to bring back the five fishermen who are facing death sentences in Sri Lanka.

Meghnad Desai plans hunger strike for Gandhi's statue in UK

Indian-origin economist Meghnad Desai will go on a Gandhian-style hunger strike to help raise "awareness" around 1 million pounds required for erecting Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the Parliament Square here.

Volleyball woman jailed in Iran declares hunger strike

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brother told AFP on Monday.

Kashmiri Alliance in UK plans counter-protest

An alliance of 'Kashmiri nationalist parties' based in the UK have decided to go on hunger strike to counter an anti-India rally planned here on Sunday.

AIADMK MPs on hunger strike to protest "delay" in bail to Jaya

 45 AIADMK MPs today went on a fast in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex here protesting the "delay" in granting bail to their party supremo Jayalalithaa convicted and arrested in a graft case.

Palestinian prisoners plan hunger strike as talks resume

Scores of Palestinians who were rearrested by Israel after being freed in a prisoner exchange are to stage a hunger strike Tuesday as truce talks resume in Cairo, officials said.