BNP calls another Bangladesh shutdown from Sunday

Bangladesh's main opposition party BNP on Friday called for another 72-hour nationwide shutdown from Sunday, stepping up its nearly two-month-old tirade against the government demanding fresh polls under a non-party administration.

Normal life resumes in Srinagar; shutdown in Palhallan

After three days of restrictions, normal life resumed in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley Thursday but Palhallan area of Baramulla district observed shutdown against the killing of a local youth in police firing on Monday.

Restrictions, shutdown on Afzal Guru's death anniversary affect life in Kashmir Valley

The authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Monday to thwart separatist protests on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on this day in 2013.

North Korea suffers another Internet shutdown: Chinese state-media

North Korea suffered an Internet shutdown for at least two hours on Saturday, Chinese state-media and cyber experts said, after Pyongyang blamed Washington for an online blackout earlier this week.

Form judicial commission to avert shutdown: Imran Khan

 PTI chairman Imran Khan has said his party would accept the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government if a judicial commission probe clears last year's general elections which he claims were rigged.

Congress shut-down in Chhattisgarh affects life

Raipur: Normal life was affected in Chhattisgarh Wednesday because of the shut-down called by the Congress following the death of at least 12 women in Bilaspur district at a government camp for tubectomy.

Telangana remains peaceful on bandh

 Telangana remained peaceful on Saturday with no untoward incident reported during the 24-hour state- wide bandh called by Communist Party of India (Maoist), against policies of the new TRS government.

Bihar shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic

A shutdown in Bihar on Tuesday to protest the arrest of three men for the alleged gang-rape of six Mahadalit women has hit rail and road traffic, police said.

Kuwait judge orders 2 newspapers to stop printing

A Kuwaiti court has ordered two newspapers to stop printing for a second time in less than two months over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy`s government.

Karachi shutdown continues over MQM chief`s arrest

The port city of Karachi continued with its shutdown Wednesday in the wake of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain`s arrest for interrogation in London Tuesday, media reported.

Restrictions, shutdown affect normal life in Srinagar

Normal life in Jammu and Kashmir`s summer capital was affected Wednesday by official restrictions and a separatist shutdown call.

Thai opposition protesters to end Bangkok shutdown

The leader of a movement aimed at ousting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that protests in Bangkok will be shut down this weekend but made it clear that the fight against the government was far from over.

Jharkhand shutdown call March 2 for special package

Two opposition parties Saturday called a shutdown March 2 to seek special status for Jharkhand on the lines of that to be given to Seemandra after Telangana is carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

Shutdown in Seemandhra hits normal life

The day-long shutdown in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh Thursday to protest state`s bifurcation hit normal life.

Thailand protesters launch `Bangkok shutdown` to topple govt

Ratcheting up their campaign against the PM, the protesters donning T-shirts with “Shutdown” inscribed on them, thronged the major intersections in the country.

Shutdown in Seemandhra hits normal life

A shutdown is being observed Friday in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh to oppose bifurcation of the state.

Shutdown in Telangana district over change in minister`s portfolio

Karimnagar district of Telangana region is observing a shutdown Wednesday to protest Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy`s move in taking away the legislative affairs portfolio from Civil Supplies Minister D Sridhar Babu.

Young Americans unhappy with Barack Obama: Poll

Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected.

Two shot dead as opposition begins fresh blockade in Bangladesh

Two persons were shot dead as Bangladesh`s main opposition BNP and its allies today began a 72-hour nationwide blockade to push for the postponement of general elections, a day after ending another protest that claimed 22 lives.

South Korea nuclear reactor hit by automatic shutdown, six units now off

Asia`s fourth largest economy faces severe power shortages again this winter due to cuts in nuclear power use after a nuclear corruption scandal that started in late 2012.