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Medha Patkar quits AAP, says party has become a 'tamasha'
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Medha Patkar quits AAP, says party has become a 'tamasha'

Stating that the AAP has reduced itself to a "tamasha", veteran social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday resigned from the party.

Ousting Yadav, Bhushan may trigger mass exit from Maharashtra AAP
Politics

Ousting Yadav, Bhushan may trigger mass exit from Maharashtra AAP

There is a possibility the Maharashtra unit of AAP will see some turbulence if Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are shown the door.

After Mayank Gandhi, other Maharashtra AAP leaders back Yadav, Bhushan
Politics

After Mayank Gandhi, other Maharashtra AAP leaders back Yadav, Bhushan

Medha Patkar, a social activist, who joined AAP following the request from senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, said that Yadav and Bhushan, who have playing supportive role shouldn't be ignored.

The crusader is back! Anna Hazare joins protesters at Jantar Mantar to protest against Land Act
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The crusader is back! Anna Hazare joins protesters at Jantar Mantar to protest against Land Act

The crusader is back! Anna Hazare joins protesters at Jantar Mantar to protest against Land Act.

President says land act 'refined' but Hazare, Congress oppose ordinance
Business

President says land act 'refined' but Hazare, Congress oppose ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the land acquisition act had been "refined" to minimise some procedural difficulties in getting land for critical projects but the Congress and some parties conveyed their firm opposition to the measure and activist Anna Hazare launched a protest.

Am not anti-development, but land ordinance isn't pro-people, says Medha Patkar
India

Am not anti-development, but land ordinance isn't pro-people, says Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar founding member of the Narmada Bachao Andolan and former convenor of National Alliance of People's Movements, believes that the land ordinance of the NDA government will badly affect the farmers, farm workers and the poor, both rural and urban.

Be prepared to go to jail: Anna warns land ordinance protesters
India

Be prepared to go to jail: Anna warns land ordinance protesters

Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday threatened a Lokpal-type agitation on the land ordinance issue and asked people to join him for the cause and be even prepared to go to jail.

Was Dhabolkar ally and rationalist leader Govind Pansare shot by communal elements?
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Was Dhabolkar ally and rationalist leader Govind Pansare shot by communal elements?

Govind Pansare, a highly respected political figure in Maharashtra, is a well known name in the communist movement and is also a known critic of right wing forces.

Anna Hazare to join farmers' protest against Land Acquisition Bill on 24 Feb in Delhi
India

Anna Hazare to join farmers' protest against Land Acquisition Bill on 24 Feb in Delhi

The protest, which would be organised by farmer unions, would mobilise the strength from Haryana and neighbouring areas.

Activist Medha Patkar flags off fishermen's boat rally
India

Activist Medha Patkar flags off fishermen's boat rally

The rally, organised by various fish workers unions, urged the Centre to fulfil their long pending demands.

Photos: Bollywood actors mourn the loss of Sadashiv Amrapurkar at his funeral
Entertainment

Photos: Bollywood actors mourn the loss of Sadashiv Amrapurkar at his funeral

Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, known for his versatile roles, passed away at 64 in Mumbai.

Medha Patkar demands rollback on Centre's decision to raise height of Sardar Sarovar dam
India

Medha Patkar demands rollback on Centre's decision to raise height of Sardar Sarovar dam

Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar in Bhopal on Thursday demanded to rollback Centre's decision to raise height of Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 meters as activists protested in front of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence.

Japan, China want land to be reserved for them, alleges Medha Patkar
India

Japan, China want land to be reserved for them, alleges Medha Patkar

Activist Medha Patkar on Thursday alleged that leaders and officials from Japan and China were visiting India as they want land to be reserved for them in the country.

Not just AFSPA, force-feeding Irom Sharmila is also a bodily autonomy debate
Life

Not just AFSPA, force-feeding Irom Sharmila is also a bodily autonomy debate

The manner of how the Indian state has dealt with Irom Sharmila is not just a debate about AFSPA but about what constitutes bodily autonomy.

Centre's river inter-linking project claims false: Medha Patkar
India

Centre's river inter-linking project claims false: Medha Patkar

Social activist Medha Patkar Friday attacked the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's ambitious river inter-linking project, saying the claims of the central government are "not only wrong but false".

Return land in Singur to farmers: Medha to Mamata Banerjee
Politics

Return land in Singur to farmers: Medha to Mamata Banerjee

Social activist Medha Patkar has appealed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to return the land at Singur to farmers using the new Land Acquisition Act.

Medha Patkar seeks high level probe into 2008 Kandhamal riots
India

Medha Patkar seeks high level probe into 2008 Kandhamal riots

Seeking a high level probe into the 2008 riots in Odisha's Kandhamal district, social activist Medha Patkar on Wednesday said she will draw the President's attention on the nominal compensation given to the victims.

Medha Patkar objects changes to  Land Acquistion Act, warns NDA of nationwide stir
India

Medha Patkar objects changes to Land Acquistion Act, warns NDA of nationwide stir

Opposing possible changes in the Land Acquistion, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act, 2013, social activist Medha Patkar today warned the NDA government of a tough resistance across the country.

Medha Patkar cross-examined in 2002 Sabarmati Ashram assault case
India

Medha Patkar cross-examined in 2002 Sabarmati Ashram assault case

Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar was cross-examined by the defence lawyer in the 2002 Sabarmati Ashram assault case.

Lavasa lake city also faces landslide threat, says Medha Patkar
India

Lavasa lake city also faces landslide threat, says Medha Patkar

Social activist Medha Patkar today claimed that Lavasa lake city region near here too faced a threat of landslide, similar to the one that flattened the Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil in the district last week.