Protest News Updates: 6 January 2018

6 January 2018

Fewer buses ply in Coimbatore district 6.1.2018 Hindu: News
Gandhipuram, Singanallur, Ukkadam and New bus stand remained deserted.
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Bus strike near total in Tiruchi 6.1.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Police team deployed at all depots to prevent untoward incidents
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Commuters left in lurch as govt. fails to keep its word 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Despite Minister’s assurance to operate 90% of bus services and foil the transport unions’ strike, only 500 buses plied in the city on Friday for 5 million people
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Unions defend protest 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Say commuters were already informed about the stir
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Strike for nominal demands can’t be countenanced: HC 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Directs agitators to get back to work
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End strike immediately, Opposition tells govt. 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
DMK leader Stalin urges CM to hold talks directly with unions to end deadlock
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Online cabs’ union warns against attacks 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Auto, taxi drivers begin hunger strike at South station
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Striking transport staff ignore HC warning 6.1.2018 Hindu: News
Vow to face issue legally, Minister Vijayabhaskar threatens to initiate action
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TN transport workers to continue strike despite HC warning 5.1.2018 General News
Hours after the Madras High Court said they should call of their two-day old strike, which has caused hardship to public, transport corporation unions today said their agitation would continue till their demands on wage revision were met by the Tamil Nadu government. The unions, including DMK-affiliated LPF and CITU, rejected the state government’s ultimatum to return to work or face ‘consequences’, issued following the court directive. Claiming that they had not received the court order, the unions, which have rejected the wage increase proposed by the government, said they would present their case properly before the court on Monday. The indefinite strike by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) workers since last night affected people in various parts of the state, even as the government said it was taking efforts to maintain the bus services. Office-goers and students bore the brunt of the strike by employees owing allegiance to 17 unions. High court …
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TN transport workers to continue strike despite HC order 5.1.2018 General News
Hours after the Madras High Court ordered them to call of their two-day old strike, which has caused hardship to public, transport corporation unions today said their agitation would continue till their demands on wage revision were met by the Tamil Nadu government. The unions, including DMK-affiliated LPF and CITU, rejected the state government’s ultimatum to return to work or face ‘consequences’, issued following the court directive. “There will be an interim order restraining the transport workers, specially, the drivers and conductors, from taking recourse to strike,” the court said. Any worker refraining from attending to work or performing duty shall do so at their own risk of the consequences thereof including “termination of their services and penalisation for gross contempt of this court,” the court order said. Claiming that they had not received the court order, the unions, which have rejected the wage increase proposed by the government, said they would present
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Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike 5.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
Normal life in Tamil Nadu would continue to remain affected with the transport workers unions on Friday announcing their decision to continue their indefinite strike until their demands are met rejecting the Madras High Court direction and Tamil Nadu government’s appeal to call off strike. Stating that the High Court order to call off the strike goes against natural justice, the unions blamed the government for the inconvenience caused to the commuters. The transport workers affiliated to 17 trade unions including DMK affiliated Labour Progressive Front, CITU and AITUC resorted to a flash strike from Thursday evening after the talks with the state government failed leaving thousands of commuters, particularly office-goers and students, stranded across the state. As the strike entered the second day on Friday crippling operation of the eight transport corporation running about 21,000 buses, the first bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee ordered the workers to resume work or face …
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Normal life affected in TN as transport unions go on strike 5.1.2018 Deccan Herald – TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Normal life was affected across Tamil Nadu on Friday as the State Express Transport Corporations’ unions announced an indefinite strike. The strike was announced on Thursday night after the failure of talks with Transport Minister M R Vijayabaskar on pending salaries and settlement of benefits to retiring staff, including PF. Thousands of people were left stranded in several districts as most of the state-owned buses were off the roads. However, associations affiliated to the ruling AIADMK operated the bus services and the authorities were trying their best to ensure that normal services were
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Transporters strike on pending salary issue, life in Tamil Nadu hit 5.1.2018 News
Members of trade unions affiliated to the ruling AIADMK, however, operated some bus services
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Transport strike hits life in Tamil Nadu 5.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Thousands of people were left stranded across Tamil Nadu as government buses went off the roads on Friday morning following an indefinite strike called by more than 40 trade unions, officials said.
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Tamil Nadu transport unions strike continues 5.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Strike by transport unions across Tamil Nadu over wage-related issues entered the second day today, causing hardships to people, with the government making all out efforts to address the situation. Chief Minister K Palaniswami chaired a meeting of ministers and senior officials to take stock of the situation, even as opposition parties including the DMK and the Left, besides actor Kamal Haasan, urged the government to end the stalemate by holding talks with trade unions. Office-goers and students bore the brunt of the strike. The agitating trade unions, however, remained firm on their demands relating to a wage-fixation mechanism. CITU leader A Sounderrajan, who participated in talks with government yesterday, said today that “not even 10 per cent” of buses were being operated across Tamil Nadu.” Further, seven unions joined the strike today, taking the number to 17, he told reporters here. Ten unions had announced launching the strike yesterday after wage-related talks with the government failed. “The …
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Transport unions continue strike in TN 5.1.2018 General News
Strike by transport unions across Tamil Nadu over wage-related issues entered the second day today, causing hardships to people, with the government making all out efforts to address the situation. Chief Minister K Palaniswami chaired a meeting of ministers and senior officials to take stock of the situation, even as opposition parties including the DMK and the Left, besides actor Kamal Haasan, urged the government to end the stalemate by holding talks with trade unions. Office-goers and students bore the brunt of the strike. The agitating trade unions, however, remained firm on their demands relating to a wage-fixation mechanism. CITU leader A Sounderrajan, who participated in talks with government yesterday, said today that “not even 10 per cent” of buses were being operated across Tamil Nadu.” Further, seven unions joined the strike today, taking the number to 17, he told reporters here. Ten unions had announced launching the strike yesterday after wage-related talks …
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Tamil Nadu Govt Buses Off Roads as 10 Transport Unions go on Strike 5.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Trade union representatives, who attended the talks with Transport minister M R Vijayabaskar, said no consensus was arrived at over a key demand on a “factor” determining wage structure.
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BJP asks EC to appoint micro-observers in Tripura 5.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
BJP asks EC to appoint micro-observers in Tripura
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Buses stop operating services in city 5.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
As the wage talks between the trade unions and government remained inconclusive till night, the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation buses gradually stopped operating buses in the city, said S. Pe…
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Trade unions begin enforcing increased auto fare 5.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Over 10 trade unions affiliated to Kovai District Auto Labourers Association (KDALA) on Thursday evening began enforcing the auto fare unilaterally increased by them.Leaders of the trade unions inclu…
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Online cabs’ union warns against attacks 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Auto, taxi drivers begin hunger strike at South station
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Hazare to fast in Delhi if Lok Pal Act not implemented 5.1.2018 General News
Social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said he would go on an indefinite fast in New Delhi in March if the central government does not implement the Lok Pal Act to eliminate corruption across the country.
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Chandrababu Naidu says he will sit on fast to persuade people in Andhra Pradesh to construct toilets 5.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has set a 31 March deadline for construction of toilets in every home in the state.
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Anna Hazare to go on fast in New Delhi 5.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Wants early action on Lok Pal bill
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AP CM threatens dharna, fast to promote toilet construction 5.1.2018 General News
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has set a March 31 deadline for construction of toilets in every home in the state and threatened to sit on a dharna and hunger strike is the target was not achieved. “I will sit on a silent dharna. I will also observe a day-long fast. At least then you (people) will show some pity (on me) and build toilets,” Naidu said, terming sanitary latrine a fundamental and birthright. He set March 31 as the deadline for all households in the state to have individual sanitary latrines (ISL) so as to make AP completely open defecation-free (ODF). “My aim is to have a Swachh Andhra Pradesh, a healthy Andhra Pradesh. I have taken up this task as a spirited movement,” the Chief Minister said, addressing a ‘Janmabhoomi’ meeting at Itchapuram, bordering Odisha, late last evening. ‘Janmabhoomi’ is a mass contact programme of the TDP- led government. “If you don’t build a toilet…if you don’t have self- esteemI will come to your village. I .
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Lost in Lesvos 5.1.2018 HBL: Home
For the refugees crowding this Greek island, another bitterly cold winter adds to the agony of an endless wait for asylum status
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N Chandrababu Naidu Threatens Dharna, Fast To Promote Toilet Construction 5.1.2018 NDTV News – Top-stories
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has set a March 31 deadline for construction of toilets in every home in the state and threatened to sit on a dharna and hunger strike is the target…
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Meet Sankat Mochan Sanjay Singh, Who Will Lead AAP in Rajya Sabha 5.1.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
Singh has been campaign committee in-charge in three elections but has never contested one. Born in 1972 in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Singh was an activist before joining AAP.
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Kapil Mishra nominates Dalit candidate for Rajya Sabha seat against AAP 5.1.2018 India Today| Top Stories
AAP MLA pits independent nominee against Arvind Kejriwal’s Rajya Sabha candidate.
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Taxi drivers to go on indefinite hunger strike 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
Railways seek Collector’s intervention
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‘SCCL must employ displaced Adivasi families’ 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
Despite GO stipulation, families have been in waiting for more than four years
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U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad 6.1.2018 Reuters: Top News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.

  

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Pro-regime rallies due in Tehran as US imposes sanctions 5.1.2018 General News
Pro-regime rallies were due to reach Tehran today with authorities seeking to put the past week’s unrest to bed, as Washington slapped fresh sanctions on Iran and called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting. Iranian officials announced 40 rallies across the province of Tehran after Friday prayers, building on huge pro-government marches seen in many other cities over the previous two days. The US imposed sanctions against five Iranian firms alleged to have been working on an illegal ballistic missile program, linking the move to the protests. “These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritises over the economic well-being of the Iranian people,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. On the streets of Tehran, a heavy police presence lingered though there were no reports of fresh protests overnight. There were some reports of small anti-government demonstrations in provincial towns, but these .
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