Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: protests

‘We will fight, we will die’ — nationwide protests in Iran pile pressure on state

Despite a growing death toll & crackdown by security forces, videos posted on social media showed Iranians calling for an end of the Islamic establishment's four decades in power.

‘Bid to quell protests’ — Chandigarh campus tense as classes cancelled for a week after ‘video leak’

University founder denies claim that efforts were made to suppress protests, adds there was a 'communication gap'. Students face inconveniences leaving campus at short notice.

‘Bengal has become N. Korea,’ says BJP leader held during protest march to state secretariat

BJP leaders were detained in Kolkata while leading the ‘Nabanna Chalo’ march. LoP Suvendu Adhikari claims that Mamata has lost the people's support and is turning Bengal into a dictatorship.

‘Blood stains in hostel’ — 2nd autopsy conducted as Kallakurichi ‘suicide’ keeps TN town tense

The girl’s father had approached the Supreme Court Tuesday to get a doctor of his choice for a second autopsy. The atmosphere in the town, meanwhile, remains tense.

‘Will my husband come back alive?’ Families fear for UP men ‘tortured in custody’ in viral video

86 men were arrested in Saharanpur after protests over anti-Prophet remarks. Days after video surfaced, police say they're ascertaining its authenticity, will take action if 'need be'.

BHU defends ‘inclusive culture’ as ABVP & ‘students’ protest V-C’s presence at campus iftaar

Protests began soon after photos of V-C attending iftaar function at Mahila Mahavidyalaya were posted on Twitter. BHU says iftaar at the university has been a years-old tradition.

‘Gandhian’ agitation to ‘dirty dozen’ protest: Mumbai heats up day after Nawab Malik arrest

Members of the ruling MVA coalition and opposition BJP took to the streets of Mumbai to accuse each other of 'misuse of power' after ED arrested minister Nawab Malik Wednesday.

Resident doctors across India threaten shutdown of services after police ‘crackdown’ in Delhi

RDAs say the protest will continue until the Delhi Police apologises for its alleged crackdown on resident doctors Monday, and the counselling for NEET PG begins.

Many Class 12 students of West Bengal board declared failed, protests across state

The agitating students said with no exams having taken place this year due to Covid, they were baffled by the evaluation process. Out of total candidates, 97.69 % have passed.

Congress to hold nationwide ‘symbolic protest’ against rising fuel prices on 11 June

Congress's KC Venugopal said in a letter to state units that there should a visible public campaign and demand for a rollback the price rise.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.