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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian protests over power blackouts amid heatwave spread to New Delhi

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Protests over blackouts in heatwave spread to Delhi Angry protests broke out over power blackouts as summer temperatures soared, fuelling concerns ... mounted over the power cuts, a senior officer said. "So far we have arrested three people for damaging a bus and a gypsy (Jeep) while protesting at power cuts in the Bhajanpura area," ...

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    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lucknow Coke plant in India closed over waterrow Authorities in northern India have ordered the closure of a Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests ... Protests have been held against Coke's bottling plants in other parts of the country, alleging depletion of groundwater and pollution. Activists welcomed the Varanasi plant's closure, ...

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    Four dead after Indian train derails in suspected Maoist attack

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:13pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... rebels had earlier called for a strike in the area to protest against the security forces. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said there was no confirmation about what caused the derailment. “As ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India passes bill creating new state despite MPs’ protests

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 02:34pm by Reuters

    ... brandished signs and tried to drown out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he addressed the house. Last week a lawmaker used pepper spray in the lower house in protest, but to no avail. “After nearly ... of revenue. The city, which sits within Telangana, has suffered years of strikes and sometimes violent protests for and against the creation of Telangana. Prime Minister Singh offered a “special ...

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    Beating, death of student in India sparks protest, charges of racism

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Beating of student in India sparks charges of racism The beating and subsequent death in New Delhi of a university student from India's remote northeast has sparked an outcry against racism and criticism of police in the Indian capital. Several hundred people, many of them students shouting demands for justice, protested outside a Delhi police ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four students killed, more missing after Indian dam unleashes ‘wall of water’

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... released water is a matter of dispute. Local media said residents have launched protests since late yesterday against the lack of warning. “There was no warning,” said D. Naidu, principal ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    'Anarchist' Delhi minister cancels his anti-police street protest after clashes

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:38am by AFP

    ... Kejriwal on Tuesday called off his sit-in protest demanding police reforms that has seen him run the city from a pavement for the last two days. Kejriwal told a crowd that two policemen he wanted ... of Delhi, an appointee of the central government, had appealed to him to end his protest, which turned violent on Tuesday. Some people say I’m not working, that the Delhi government is not working. ...

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    India school rape sparks more angry protests

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 02:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Panaji

    ... Agence France-Presse in Panaji A seven-year-old girl has been raped in a school toilet in the Indian holiday state of Goa, sparking mass protests and the arrest of her headmistress, police ... Delhi last month sparked nationwide protests and fuelled anger across India over the alarming incidence of sexual assault. Five men and a teenager have been charged with the rape and murder ...

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    Power cuts as Indian protesters decry dividing state

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hyderabad Power cuts as protesters decry dividing state Millions of people were without power in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh yesterday as electricity workers closed power plants to protest against a decision to divide the state in two. The federal government has decided to carve out a new state of Telangana from 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh. ...

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    Protests, resignations over new Indian state

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ananthapuram Protests erupted on Friday in southeast India and several federal ministers tendered their resignations, a day after the government bowed ... of an impoverished northern area of Andhra Pradesh that supporters say has been neglected by successive state governments. In Ananthapuram district, 400 kilometres from Hyderabad, protesters shouted slogans ...




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