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Iran Police Open Fire During Water Protest In Southwestern Iran

Jul 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

In the past, water scarcity has prompted irate Iranians to take to the streets. For weeks, the country has been subjected to rolling blackouts, owing in part to what authorities describe as a severe drought.

Egypt Releases Two Activists And Journalist Amid US Concerns Over Detentions

Jul 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

On Saturday, state security prosecutors ordered the release of the three pending ongoing investigations into charges against them


Antony Blinken Urges ASEAN To Take Action On Myanmar Violences

Through a video conference, Antony Blinken urged Myanmar's highest-ranking diplomats to return to the road of democracy, while also assuring states at odds with China over the South China Sea of US assistance.

Economic Crisis: Sri Lanka Cuts Back On Imports Amid Mounting Debt

Jul 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Shortages are pushing prices higher for many consumer goods, from bread to construction materials to gasoline, triggering protests among Sri Lankans fed up with the prolonged crisis.


Ac Cuba Reels Under Worst Economic Crisis In Decades, Protests Erupt Over Food Shortages

Hundreds of people took to the streets in various Cuban cities to protest persistent food shortages and high food costs due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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28 June, 2021

BJP Stages Dharna To Seek CM Kejriwal's Resignation Over Delhi Oxygen Row

Outlook Web Bureau

Th sit-in protest was held by Delhi BJP unit leaders including President Adesh Gupta who demanded the CM's arrest.


28 June, 2021

Spanish King's Visit To Barcelona Met With Jeers Amid Protests For Independent Catalonia

Associated Press (AP)

The king was in Barcelona to help mark the opening of a major international wireless trade fair, called Mobile World Congress


23 June, 2021

Hong Kong’s Sole Pro-Democracy Newspaper ‘Apple Daily’ To Shut

Associated Press (AP)

Apple Daily's print edition and online edition will cease on Saturday due to the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong, the newspaper's board of directors said


20 June, 2021

As Brazil's Covid Death Toll Breaches 500K Mark, Protests Erupt Against President

Associated Press (AP)

Thousands gathered in downtown Rio de Janeiro waving flags and shouting slogans against President Jair Bolsonaro


12 June, 2021

Teenager Who Recorded Floyd's Arrest And Death Wins Pulitzer Citation

Associated Press (AP)

Pultizer Prizes praised Darnella Frazier for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world.


12 June, 2021

China Releases Hong Kong-Based Pro-Democracy Activist Agnes Chow

Associated Press (AP)

Chow was arrested for taking part in unauthorised assemblies during the massive 2019 anti-government protests


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08 May, 2021

Over 200 Palestinians Hurt In Al-Aqsa Protests Over Threatened Evictions

Associated Press (AP)

Nightly protests broke out over police restrictions at a popular gathering place and have reignited in recent days over threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem.


16 April, 2021

Pakistan Shuts Down Social Media Sites Following Violent Protest By Banned TLP

Outlook Web Bureau

The Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) had launched the country-wide protest on Monday after the arrest of its chief Saad Hussain Rizvi.


06 April, 2021

Teaching In The Time Of Protest

Saikat Majumdar

Those who know the slim volume know what a unique text it is – a polemical, novelistic essay, an unforgettable manifesto from an age of sinewy manifestos, one of the most influential credos of feminism and pacifism are known to humanity.


15 March, 2021

Indo-Canadian YouTube Star Lilly Singh Sports 'I Stand With Farmers' Mask At Grammys Red Carpet

Outlook Web Bureau

Lilly Singh wrote that since there's intense media spotlight on the red carpet, this was the perfect opportunity to show her solidarity with farmers.


14 March, 2021

Farmers’ Stir: Protests May Continue Till December, Says BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

Outlook Web Bureau

Tikait made the statement while talking to reporters in Allahabad after his recent visit to the poll-bound West Bengal where he asked voters not to vote for BJP.


07 March, 2021

Mamata Banerjee Organises 'Padayatra' In Siliguri In Protest Against LPG Price Hike

Outlook Web Bureau

The protest march began from Darjeeling More and was joined by thousands of supporters holding red-coloured cardboard replicas of LPG cylinders


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07 March, 2021

Farmers’ Protests Will Continue Till New Farm Laws Are Withdrawn: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

Outlook Web Bureau

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait made the remark while speaking in Uttar Pradesh’s Ramrajn town on the occasion of protesting farmers marking 100 days of their agitation


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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