Protests News Updates: 13 January 2018

13 January 2018

Protests in Greece: Courtesy: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/904047/greece-protests-police-chaos-athens-strike-government-bailout

SCCL dependent job scheme again to fore 13.1.2018 Hindu: National
AITUC launches agitations at all mines
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Commuters relieved as buses start plying ahead of Pongal 13.1.2018 Hindu: News
State Transport Corporations to operate around 12,000 buses
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Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping 12.1.2018 Reuters: World News
ATHENS (Reuters) – Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds.

  

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‘All four should be impeached’: Ex-judge lashes out at Supreme Court justices who held press conference 12.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The press conference held by Supreme Court judges Justice J Chelameswar and three other senior judges on various issues relating to the apex court judiciary, inviting ire and support from different quarters
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TN bus strike ends, normalcy restored 12.1.2018 General News
Commuters breathed a sigh of relief as government buses began plying on Friday, following the withdrawal of the statewide bus strike by Tamil Nadu Transporters Union.The usual hustle and bustle at the bus stands in Chennai and Coimbatore was seen restored and the commuters expressed delight post the eight-day-long strike.On Thursday night, A. Soundararajan of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) called off the strike and announced that Tamil Nadu transporters would resume duties from Friday morning.On January 4, an indefinite strike was called by transport unions, demanding a pay hike among other things, following the failure of talks on wage revision and clearance of pending dues with Tamil Nadu Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabaskar.On the third day of strike, Vijayabaskar had appealed to bus employees to return to work.Transport workers had been demanding for a pay revision to Rs 30,000; however, the authorities only agreed to pay them Rs 24,400 per month.
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Bus services return to normal in Tamil Nadu 12.1.2018 HBL: Home
Bus services returned to normal in Tamil Nadu today after transport workers withdrew their eight-day-old strike over wage related issues. In a huge relief to the public, especially ahead of the harve…
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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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Medha Patkar condemns evictions 13.1.2018 Hindu: News
Activist to take initiative in demanding a law for debt-free farming
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There is unrest among youth: Guv OP Kohli tells govt 13.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Governor OP Kohli said the youth in the state was in distress due to lack of employment opportunities. He was addressing the convocation ceremony of Gujarat Technology University (GTU) in Gandhinagar on Friday. At the event, which was also attended by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, the governor also pointed fingers at the government’s claims about developed rural regions. “The state needs to understand the needs of the youth. There is much unrest due to lack of employment, and the situation is alarming and should be considered as ‘khatre ki ghanti’ (alarm bell). Our universities should not only impart education but also develop vocational curriculum so that our youth can get jobs soon after the completion of education,” Kohli said. It may be noted that Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel had raised the issue of unemployment in Gujarat during the campaign for the recently held Assembly polls. The incumbent BJP …
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Gold set for fifth week of gains, palladium hits record 13.1.2018 General News
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Gold hit a four-month high on Friday and was on track for a fifth straight weekly gain as the U.S. dollar fell against the euro on an agreement for a political coalition in Germany.
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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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Gold set for fifth week of gains, palladium hits record 13.1.2018 General News
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Gold hit a four-month high on Friday and was on track for a fifth straight weekly gain as the U.S. dollar fell against the euro on an agreement for a political coalition in Germany.
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CBI team visits Anandpal Singh encounter site 11.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Three days after the Central Bureau of India (CBI) registered an FIR in the Anandpal Singh encounter case, a 10-member investigating team of the CBI reached the Malasar village on Wednesday afternoon. The team visited the house where the encounter took place and inspected the entire place with several points that are under observation in the investigation. While conducting the investigation, the CBI team also questioned Shravan Singh, the man in whose house Anandpal’s encounter took place. Sources say that even the family members were questioned about the night of the encounter. The team stayed at Shravan Singh’s house for nearly two hours and inspected the site carefully. After Malasar, the CBI team moved to Sanwrad where it inspected the rally ground and the Sanwrad railway station in connection with 12th July rally called by Rajput community leaders. The team also visited the Sanwrad railway station where a train had been set ablaze while attacks were made on cops. Sources say that a few families …
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Aishwarya Balasubramanian’s poetic movements 12.1.2018 Hindu: News
It was grace all the way for Aishwarya Balasubramanian
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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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