Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: dharna

Circular banning protests, strikes in Parliament House not new, Rajya Sabha issued rule in 2001

AAP MP Sanjay Singh, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh & Manish Tewari took to social media to protest 'new rule', which also allegedly bans fasts and religious ceremonies.

Ahead of Punjab poll, Sidhu protests outside Kejriwal’s house, takes up Delhi teachers’ cause

Punjab Congress chief says AAP government broke promises of equal wages for contractual teachers, job creation, criticises ‘increased vacancies’ filled up by ‘contract model’.

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel stages dharna after being stopped from exiting Lucknow airport

Speaking to the media, Baghel noted that he was going to the Congress office and not Lakhimpur Kheri, where 8 people died Sunday after violence erupted at a farmers’ protest.

Arvind Kejriwal will go down in history as only CM who went against his own officers

Kejriwal’s dharna politics is taking a toll on Delhi citizens who believed in his promises and voted overwhelmingly for his party.

Slept on road, sprawled out on L-G’s sofa: Many faces of Kejriwal’s protests

The AAP supremo has slept on pavement, stood and sat at various places, and lately parked himself overnight on L-G’s sofa in his unique forms of protest.

How a 40-day dharna over minimum wages in Rajasthan resulted in the RTI Act

A new book titled ‘The RTI Story: Power to the People’ by Aruna Roy chronicles how the simple act of demanding minimum wages became a struggle for the ‘right to know’.

Now Narendra Modi, Amit Shah & BJP MPs will fast to protest Parliament washout

The BJP MPs will observe the fast on 12 April in their respective constituencies. 

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.