Uzbek government backs down after plan for constitution sparks protests

The government of Uzbekistan has dropped planned changes to its constitution and declared a one-month state of emergency after mass protests broke out at the weekend in the country’s largest region, which had been set to lose its autonomy under the reforms. The demonstrations in the autonomous region of Karakalpakstan — which makes up 40 … Read more

Ottawa police call in Canada Day reinforcements for ‘freedom’ protests By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man poses for a photo in front of the National War Memorial as truckers and supporters take part in a convoy to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates for cross-border truck drivers in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 29, 20 By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) – Ottawa officials said on Monday … Read more

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil backs protests against SC ruling on sensitive zones

Amid widespread protests in Kerala against a Supreme Court order directing all states to create a one-km eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around all forest land, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, ecologists like Madhav Gadgil are now out in support of the agitators, calling the move as ‘unjust and impractical’. According … Read more

Violent protests over food and fuel prices bring Ecuador to a standstill

Indigenous-led protests over food and fuel prices have paralysed Ecuador for almost two weeks, threatening to unseat conservative president Guillermo Lasso and overturn one of Latin America’s dwindling number of investor-friendly governments. Demonstrators have set up roadblocks using burning tyres and branches to cut off major routes to the capital Quito. Clashes between protesters and … Read more

Ecuador indigenous protests carry on despite small concession

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Alexandra Valencia Article content QUITO — Ecuador’s government on Thursday acquiesced to a demand of indigenous demonstrators who have held 11 days of protests, giving them access to a cultural center, but violent confrontations at marches continued. Disquiet over prices for fuel, food and other … Read more

‘Conflict entrepreneurs’ to blame for Agnipath protests: NDA Ajit Doval

Raising voice is permitted in a democracy but not vandalism and violence, said National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday in the wake of widespread violence across the country against the recently announced Agnipath military recruitment scheme. “I think that the protests, raising your voice is justified and is … Read more

Agnipath protests: 602 trains cancelled; around 350 in eastern railway zone

Over 600 trains were cancelled on Monday with operations again disrupted by protests against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme. Of the 612 trains affected, 602 trains were cancelled, including 223 mail and express trains and 379 passengers trains, the Railways said in a statement. Four mail and express … Read more

Agnipath protests: Passengers stranded as trains cancelled; airfares soar

As the Railways have been cancelling over 450 trains on an average per day over the last three days due to protests against the Agnipath scheme, hundreds of passengers were left in the lurch with many unable to avail flights due to high fares. The Railways on Monday said … Read more

Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED today, Cong to hold nationwide protests

Congress has announced a nationwide strike on Monday as party leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate again, for the fourth time, for questioning in a money laundering case related to the National Herald probe. The investigation agency had last week extended the summon to Monday after Gandhi’s request … Read more

Eastern Railway cancels, reschedules several trains over Agnipath protests

The Eastern Railway on Sunday cancelled or rescheduled several trains connecting Kolkata and other places in West Bengal with northern parts of the country, including the Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, owing to the stir against the Centre’s Agnipath’ scheme. An ER official said the Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express departed … Read more