Protest News Updates: 10 January 2018

10 January 2018

Indian farmers shout slogans during a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh government in New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Farmers are demanding better prices for their produce and relief from debts. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
From Rs 55,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh: Tamil Nadu MLAs set to get 100 per cent salary hike 10.1.2018 India Today| Must Read
The bill will be tabled today by CM and will come into effect tomorrow once the house passes it.
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Tamil Nadu transport union workers continue stir to demand wage hike; meanwhile, MLAs set to give themselves 100% pay hike 10.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
As transport workers strike in Tamil Nadu entering its seventh day on Wednesday, transport unions across the state demanded Chief Minister E Palaniswamy to come to the negotiation table to resolve the ongoing pay dispute.
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Union Budget 2018: RSS-Linked Labour Unions Seek Relief for Small Industries, Agri Sector 10.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Mazdoor Sangh, which is affiliated to BJP’s parent organisation RSS has sought a remodeling of the GST structure to address issues of the agriculture and MSME sectors.
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Small Industries, Agri Sector Reeling Under GST, Budget Should Address it: RSS-affiliated Labour Union 10.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Mazdoor Sangh, which is affiliated to BJP’s parent organisation RSS has sought a remodeling of the GST structure to address issues of the agriculture and MSME sectors.
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Tamil Nadu CM appeals to striking transport workers to resume work in the public interest 10.1.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Even as the indefinite strike by the transport workers entered the sixth day causing more hardship for the commuting public, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday urged the workers to resume the work in public interest while rejecting the opposition DMK’s plea to hold fresh talks with the unions representing workers to resolve the issue. The ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition DMK engaged in a heated exchange in the State Assembly over the issue of the ongoing transport workers strike. Moving a call attention motion, Leader of Opposition MK Stalin said the strike had hit the people, especially students, and asked why Palaniswami was not inclined to hold talks. DMK leader Duraimurugan too wanted the chief minister to intervene in the matter. Detailing the steps taken by the government and several rounds of talks held with representatives of various trade unions, Palaniswami said the striking workers should accept the wage revision package announced by the government, call off …
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Logjam continues, busstrike to continue 10.1.2018 Hindu: News
Family members of workers join stir
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No relief for construction workers under Muhafiz scheme: CITU 9.1.2018 General News
A day after Jammu and Kashmir government launched a major welfare initiative for workers in the unorganised sector, CITU has termed the move as an “eyewash”. Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Jammu and Kashmir, while deliberating upon the contours of ‘Muhafiz Scheme’ noted that fanfare regarding launching of the scheme seems to be an eyewash, as “the major components for benefits of the registered workers are almost already in vogue under the Act”. “This is not upto the mark of what the workers were expecting from the government. “But on the contrary, there is some announcement only to increase the dwindling image of the labour department. “This is simply politicking,” General Secretary State CITU Om Prakash said in a statement here. The scheme, named “Muhafiz” (Guardian), was launched by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Under the scheme, around three lakh workers registered with the Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare …
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Govt brings back fixed-term employment, central trade unions to oppose move 9.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The Union government has issued a draft notification to allow all businesses to offer fixed-term contracts to workers.This will enable industries to hire workers for short-term assignments and terminate their services once the projects are completed. The Labour and Employment Ministry brought back the proposal, junked earlier last year, after receiving demand from various quarters of the industry, especially food processing and leather sectors.The government had allowed fixed-term employment only for apparel manufacturing sector so far and had proposed to extend it to footwear, leather, and accessories sector workers in a decision taken by the Union Cabinet recently. The government had said that the move would help “attract large scale investments at global scale”.Under fixed-term employment, workers are entitled to all statutory benefits available to a permanent worker in the same factory. The benefits include the same working hours, wages, and allowances. However, employers may not .
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Transport workers stage protest 9.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Over 500 Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (Coimbatore) workers, a few of them with their family members, staged a protest here for the sixth day on Tuesday. The workers who staged the protest in…
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TN transport strike on, CM appeals to workers to resume work 9.1.2018 General News
Transport workers in Tamil Nadu struck work for the sixth day today, spurning the state government’s offer to more than double their wages, as the chief minister appealed to them in the state Assembly to accept the proposal and call off the stir. Chief Minister K Palaniswami said in the Assembly that the government was willing to increase wages by 2.44 times. But the workers, who want a 2.57-time hike, stepped up their protest, staging a dharna with family members, including children, outside divisional offices of state-owned transport corporations across the state. As many as 17 trade unions, including those affiliated to the DMK and the Left, are on an indefinite strike, having rejected the government’s hike proposal. Palaniswami told the Assembly it had been decided that wages would be raised by 2.44 times. “Salary has been hiked. it is not fair to ask that it should be further increased…I appeal to workers…they should return to work,” he said. As the issue …
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Dalit Vs Sangh Dichotomy: Why Kerala RSS Can Show the Way 9.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Stalwarts like Dattopant Thengadi set up Kerala’s RSS unit aligned to the state’s egalitarian ethos, making it one of the most inclusive in the country. For those looking to imbibe, there is a lot to learn from the state.
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The New Communists 9.1.2018 The Wire
From 1917 on, communism has come a long way. But to observe that it is obsolete is not to argue that it never travelled well.

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Families of striking TN transport employees stage dharna 9.1.2018 General News
Transport employees of Tamil Nadu today staged a dharna along with their family members as the indefinite strike over wage revision entered its sixth day. Women and children joined the striking workers and staged a protest in front of divisional offices of the state-owned transport corporations. Though the state government had been trying to maintain services by roping in temporary drivers and conductors in addition to employees not taking part in the agitation, passengers faced immense hardship over reduced availability of buses. Uncertainty loomed large over advance booking of tickets for special buses for ‘Pongal’ which normally commences ahead of the harvest festival on January 14. Travellers were unable to book tickets as the advanced booking counters remained shut at the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus today. Meanwhile, the Southern Railway ramped up services to accommodate the extra rush due to the ongoing strike by the workers affiliated to some transport unions, ..
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Families of striking TN transport employees stage dharna 9.1.2018 HBL: Home
Transport employees of Tamil Nadu today staged a dharna along with their family members as the indefinite strike over wage revision entered its sixth day. Women and children joined the striking worke…
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Direct tax collections rise 18.2pc in Apr-Dec 9.1.2018 General News
Direct tax collections soared 18.2 per cent during the first nine months of current fiscal at Rs 6.56 lakh crore, the finance ministry said today. In a statement, the ministry said provisional numbers for direct taxes collections showed an 18.2 per cent growth during April-December. Direct taxes are made up of income tax paid by individuals, wealth tax and corporation tax paid by companies. “The net direct tax collections represent 67 per cent of the total Budget Estimates of direct taxes for FY2017-18 (Rs 9.8 lakh crore),” the statement said. Gross collections (before adjusting for refunds) have increased by 12.6 per cent to Rs 7.68 lakh crore during April to December, 2017. As many as Rs 1.12 lakh crore refunds have been issued in the period. The ministry said advance tax collection was up 12.7 per cent at Rs 3.18 lakh crore. While the growth in corporate income tax advance tax is 10.9 per cent, that in personal Income Tax advance tax is 21.6 per cent.
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Govt proposes allowing all sectors to hire workers on fixed-term contracts 9.1.2018 Top Stories
The government had allowed fixed-term employment only for the apparel manufacturing sector so far
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Coal India up 5% on hike in non-coking coal prices 9.1.2018 Top Stories
The stock surges 5% to Rs 303 on BSE in early morning trade after the company said its board approved revision of non-coking coal prices with effective from Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says time for… 9.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says time for…
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HC order on bus strike stays 9.1.2018 The Hindu – Tamil Nadu
Court flays government for not paying workers even statutory dues
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Protest set to continue 9.1.2018 The Hindu – Tamil Nadu
Talks between State government, unions still deadlocked
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Vairamuthu apologises for remarks on Andal 10.1.2018 The Hindu – Tamil Nadu
Says views expressed in article were not his
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Dalit Vs Sangh Dichotomy: Why Kerala RSS Can Show the Way 9.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Stalwarts like Dattopant Thengadi set up Kerala’s RSS unit aligned to the state’s egalitarian ethos, making it one of the most inclusive in the country. For those looking to imbibe, there is a lot to learn from the state.
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BJP will meet its Waterloo in Tripura: Yechury 9.1.2018 BusinessLine – News
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday cited the BJP’s alliance with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) as an instance of the ruling party’s “dangerous and divisive” elector…
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‘Yuva Hunkaar’ rally latest updates: Modi bubble has burst, says Umar Khalid 9.1.2018 Hindu: National
Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s ‘Yuva Hunkaar’ rally began on Tuesday at Parliament Street, even as the Delhi Police maintained that no permission had been granted for the same.The rally, which began ar…
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Seed chronicles 9.1.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
How different kinds of technologies — both modern and indigenous — are contributing to the conservation of seed biodiversity, especially in India
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RSS-Linked Stalls to Sell Books on Love Jihad, Intolerance Debate at World Book Fair 9.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
<em>Ek Mukhauta Aisa Bhi</em> (A Mask Like This) by Dr Vandana Gandhi will be released at the Book Fair on Wednesday. The book deals with the subject of ‘love jihad’. The book is a collection of 15 stories which deal with real life victims of love jihad.
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State’s NRC depends on Govt’s political will 9.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
State’s NRC depends on Govt’s political will
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‘Yuva Hunkaar’ rally latest updates: Modi bubble has burst, says Umar Khalid 9.1.2018 Hindu: National
Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s ‘Yuva Hunkaar’ rally began on Tuesday at Parliament Street, even as the Delhi Police maintained that no permission had been granted for the same.The rally, which began ar…
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Youth Rally in Delhi Could Mark a New Beginning for Opposition Politics 8.1.2018 The Wire
The rally, to be held on January 9, is against the Modi government’s failure to generate jobs and the right-wing crackdown on Dalits and Muslims.

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TDP leader arrested, launches hunger strike 10.1.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
TDP leader V. Pratap Reddy was arrested by the city police for allegedly disturbing order in the wake of a Osmania University student’s suicide in December last. The university had witnessed protests…
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Kurishumala issue: diocese calls off protest plans 8.1.2018 Hindu: National
Govt. says it will ensure the believers’ freedom to worship
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No consensus over Bonacaud issue 8.1.2018 Hindu: News
Neyyattinkara Diocese issues pastoral letter criticising govt
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Jamia students submit legal opinion 8.1.2018 Hindu: Delhi
To support demand for union polls
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