Fast

Rishikesh: Environmentalist GD Agarwal, who was on fast to ‘save the Ganga’ since June 22, died on Thursday at AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh. The noted environmentalist reportedly had a heart attack. Agarwal was a former faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He was on fast since June 22 and left drinking water on …

Ahmedabad: Gujarat’s Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel, whose fast entered the ninth day on Sunday, declared his will if he breathed his last, even as he sent back a government medical team in protest against the police baton charge on his supporters who came calling during the day. Tens and scores of his supporters are being …

Imphal: Irom Sharmila, the ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’, has broken her 16-year-old fast on Tuesday. It may be mentioned that the civil rights activist was on fast to protest against the army terror and Armed Force (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Sharmila’s mother who was unaware of the news until an official statement from her came, said, “I have waited …