Protest News Updates: 12 January 2018

12 January 2018

Transport workers call off strike, buses to ply from early morning 12.1.2018 Hindu: National
Ex-High Court judge to adjudicate on wage revision
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Tamil Nadu Transport Strike Withdrawn, Staff To Resume Work Today 11.1.2018 NDTV News – Top-stories
The strike by transport workers demanding a pay hike in Tamil Nadu, which had crippled the state for the last eight days, was called off on Thursday evening after intervention by the Madras High…
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Anganwadi workers to picket houses of Union Ministers on January 17 11.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Anganwadi workers, affiliated to the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU), will picket the residence of Union Ministers across the on January 17 to urge them to drop the ‘unscientific’ proposal of e…
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CITU opposes move to allow 49 pc FDI in Air India 11.1.2018 General News
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today denounced the decision of the government to allow 49 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in Air India, and said it was aimed at expediting the privatisation of the national carrier. “The (Narendra) Modi government had already decided to push Air India for wholesale privatisation. And to expedite such privatisation move, the government has now made this announcement of permitting 49 per cent FDI. “Actually, this is nothing but complete foreignisation of the national carrier – a public sector company with its huge asset base and a high-revenue earning international service network,” CITU general secretary Tapan Sen said today. He has said that the government is taking the plea of huge loss Air India is being burdened with to justify its move, but the Centre is seeking to hide the fact that the carrier has been pushed to this situation not because of its management’s failure but owing to “imposition of disastrous …
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Chaos as TN bus strike enters eighth day 11.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
There was mounting anger among the general public as an indefinite strike by workers in state-owned bus services demanding higher wages entered the eighth day in Tamil Nadu.
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Tamil Nadu govt hires temporary drivers after transport strike impacts people’s Pongal travel plans 11.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Prolonged protest by transport workers of Tamil Nadu has put a question mark over the travel plans of Tamilians on ‘Pongal’ on 14 January.
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TN transport strike plays dampner on Pongal festivity 11.1.2018 General News
Prolonged protest by transport workers of Tamil Nadu, which entered eighth day today, has put a question mark over the travel plans of Tamilians moving to their hometowns to celebrate the harvest festival of ‘Pongal’ on January 14. People were unable to book tickets as booking counters remained closed at the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus here for the third day. Usually, heavy rush is witnessed during the Pongal season when scores of people working in other parts of the state and elsewhere travel home to celebrate the festival with their families. The state government is also trying to address the situation by employing temporary drivers possessing valid driving licenses to ply the vehicles. The strike call was given by workers affiliated to some transport unions, who have rejected the wage hike proposed by the Tamil Nadu government. While the AIADMK government has offered an increase in the wages by 2.44 times, the unions are demanding 2.57-time hike. The agitation has .
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Cross-runway operations begin at city airport 12.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Airports Authority of India plans two rapid exit taxiways
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Chennai airport begins trial run from secondary runway 11.1.2018 HBL: Logistics
Chennai airport has started trials for simultaneous operations from both main runway and secondary runway. This was carried out today between 1028 hours to 1123 hours. The trials will be implemente…
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Clerics demand action against Rizvi for his remarks on madarsas   11.1.2018 Hindustan Times – lucknow
Muslim scholars and clerics of both the Shia and Sunni sects on Wednesday demanded the arrest of UP Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi for his controversial remarks that ‘some madarsas were a breeding ground for terrorists.’
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KSRTC federation threatens fast from January 30 12.1.2018 Hindu: National
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Staff and Workers Federation has decided to launch an indefinite fast from January 30, demanding that the State-run road transport corporations immediately …
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Chaos as TN bus strike enters eighth day 11.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
There was mounting anger among the general public as an indefinite strike by workers in state-owned bus services demanding higher wages entered the eighth day in Tamil Nadu.
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Lasya, her forte 11.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
It was grace all the way for Aishwarya Balasubramanian
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Why the figures do not add up for Rajini in 2021 11.1.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
To claim that Tamil Nadu was waiting for a messiah of the ‘spiritual’ Rajini kind is misplaced, if not mischievous, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
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Won’t come home if toilets not built, residential schoolgirls write to parents before… 11.1.2018 Hindustan Times – india
The girls wrote to their parents to build toilets at their homes in order to avoid defecating in the open, in line with the government’s Swachch Bharat campaign.
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Massive turnout for hungerstrike by fireworks industry 11.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Appeal for permanent solution to frequent allegations of air pollution
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