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Tag: Hunger Strike

Farmers Launch Hunger Strike To Intensify Agitation Against Centre's Farm Laws

New Delhi: The farmers protesting against the three new agricultural laws passed by the Centre began their hunger strike for one day at various border points near Delhi. The farmer unions have also said that protests will also be held in other parts of the country. Darshan Pal Singh, state President of the Krantikari Kisan […]

Wedding Gift Blast: Accused Punjilal Meher hospitalised

Bolangir: The prime accused in Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, Punjilal Meher was admitted to Bhima Bhoi Medical College in Bolangir after he fell sick reportedly due to prolonged starvation. Punjilal, who is on a hunger strike for the last 10 days, today denied his role in the alleged escape bid at Patnagarh jail. He […]

Album actress death: Family members sit on hunger strike

Jharsuguda: Almost a month after the death of Sambalpuri album actress Simran Singh, her family members staged a hunger strike in front of Jharsuguda Collectorate today demanding CBI investigation. The family members of the actress including her father and mother said that they will continue their fight till they get justice. “It is a clear […]

Seven striking farmers hospitalised

Bargarh: Seven from among a group of farmers staging hunger strike before the Padampur Sub-Collector office in Bargarh district were admitted to the  sub-divisional hospital after they complained of ill health on Tuesday. The farmer body has been on strike since Monday demanding expedition of the proposed mega irrigation project over Ong river. “All those […]

On hunger strike, Anna says govt to send draft on his demands

New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on the second day of his hunger strike on Saturday said the government was going to send a draft on his demands of an all-power anti-graft body and relief for distressed farmers that will be discussed by the core committee of the protesters. “I have been told that the […]

Gana Sikhyaks on hunger strike demanding regularisation of jobs

Bhubaneswar: Demanding regularisation of jobs, Gana Sikhyak Teachers’ Association launched a hunger strike in front of the residence of School & Mass Education minister Badri Narayan Patra in Bhubaneswar on Monday. As per reports, on 22 December 2016 a notification by the State government was released stating that trained teachers with eight years of experience […]

Utkal University VC stages hunger strike for peace on campus

Bhubaneswar: Protesting students’ unrest and repeated violence on campus, vice chancellor of Utkal University Soumendra Mohan Patnaik along with his other colleagues today staged a sit-in in front of his office. The strike, which he called ‘Introspective Silent Fasting’ began in the morning today and will continue till 8pm. Patnaik appealed to the students to […]

Pharmacist made scapegoat: State-wide stir on July 3

Bhubaneswar: Pharmacists across the State under banner of Odisha Pharmacist Service Association (OPSA) have decided to go on a hunger strike from July 3 protesting against the suspension order of pharmacist Chaturbhuja Nayak of Babara Primary Health Centre (PHC). Questioning the action taken against Nayak, without conducting a proper probe of the incident, pharmacists will […]

Fake job offer: SOA students call off hunger stir, dean arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University students, who were on an indefinite hunger strike since yesterday, called off their stir this morning following assurance from the varsity Vice-Chancellor. The Commissionerate Police has also arrested ITER Dean (Placement) Raj Kishore Hota for his alleged involvement in the fake placement issue. The Vice-Chancellor Prof Amit Banerjee […]

Maoist leader Sabyasachi on hunger strike in jail

Berhampur: Leader and founder of Odisha Maobadi Party, Sabyasachi Panda is on hungerstrike in jail for the past three days demanding speedy trial of the cases against him. His demands include regular production in court during the hearing and providing of all facilities like other undertrail prisoners in jail. He also protested against his solitary […]

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Kapil Mishra is stable, says doctor

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra, who fainted during a press conference at his official residence on Sunday morning, is stable, said hospital authorities. A duty doctor at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital said Mishra was transferred to the recovery room of the emergency department where he was being monitored. “He (Mishra) was […]

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Police detains AAP MLA ahead of protest fast outside Mishra's residence

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday detained AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha for trying to “break public peace” after he tried to hold a counter hunger strike outside the house of sacked minister Kapil Mishra, who is sitting on indefinite fast to protest corruption in the ruling AAP. “We have detained Sanjeev Jha, as he attempted […]

Odisha Jail Employees body put stir on hold

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Jail Employees Association (AOJEA) today put its hunger strike on hold following an assurance from the state government to resolve their issues within a month. “The Association took the decision following assurance by the Additional Director General (Prisons) Arun Kumar Ray”, said its president Tamimur Rehman to the media. Over 1,800 […]

Jail employees launch hunger strike demanding grade pay hike

Bhubaneswar: Demanding a hike in grade pay the All-Odisha Jail Employees association has launched a hunger strike from today. According to the sources, the jail employees under the association’s banner launched the stir in front of 92 jails across the state. As many as 1,800 jail employees from across the state have joined the strike. […]

Odisha-AP cops conspired in Azad's arrest: Counsel

Bhubaneswar: Even as the hunger strike launched by top Maoist leader Azad entered the sixth day on Monday, his lawyer claimed a conspiracy was hatched by the Odisha police and its Andhra Pradesh counterpart to put Azad behind bars for a long period. “We have filed a criminal case against the police, who said that […]