19 January 2018

India Updates

Fireworks industry workers on hunger strike in Chennai 18.1.2018 BusinessLine – National
Workers and traders from the fireworks industry are on a hunger strike in Chennai to protest the ban on fireworks in Delhi. They plan to continue stage the strike till the day prior to the next…
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0% GST for 29 handicraft products welcomed 18.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Sangha to continue satyagraha seeking tax benefits for all handmade products
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Vehicle bandh on Jan 24, bus strike from Jan 30 18.1.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Major trade unions and public carriage operators have given a joint call for a dawn-to-dusk vehicle bandh on January 24 to protest against the spiralling petrol and diesel prices even as private bus …
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How to plan CrossFit workouts: Tips from the man who trained Aamir & Jacqueline 18.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Meet Bollywood’s favourite CrossFit trainer Shivoham.
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Jr college teachers to boycott HSC exams 19.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Mumbai Junior College Teachers’ Union (MJCTU) issued a letter to the State Board (Mumbai division) that all junior colleges in Maharashtra will remain closed on February 2 as 72,000 teachers go on strike and may even resort to a jail bharo andolan if their demands are not met. The union has planned a total boycott of HSC examinations, the orals of which begin from February 5. The MJCTU is affiliated with the Maharashtra State Federation of Junior College Teachers’ Organization (MSFJCTO), who have been protesting for the past three years. Some of their demands include a pension scheme for teachers who joined after 1 November 2005, aid for teachers working in unaided institutions, seeking approval on the appointment of the teacher working from May 2, 2012, which has delayed their salaries. In total, there are 32 such demands. Anil Deshmukh, general secretary of the Mumbai Junior College Teachers’ Union, says, “We have decided that if the government doesn’t meet our demands, we will participate in jail …
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Jr college teachers to boycott HSC exams 19.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Mumbai Junior College Teachers’ Union (MJCTU) issued a letter to the State Board (Mumbai division) that all junior colleges in Maharashtra will remain closed on February 2 as 72,000 teachers go on strike and may even resort to a jail bharo andolan if their demands are not met. The union has planned a total boycott of HSC examinations, the orals of which begin from February 5. The MJCTU is affiliated with the Maharashtra State Federation of Junior College Teachers’ Organization (MSFJCTO), who have been protesting for the past three years. Some of their demands include a pension scheme for teachers who joined after 1 November 2005, aid for teachers working in unaided institutions, seeking approval on the appointment of the teacher working from May 2, 2012, which has delayed their salaries. In total, there are 32 such demands. Anil Deshmukh, general secretary of the Mumbai Junior College Teachers’ Union, says, “We have decided that if the government doesn’t meet our demands, we will participate in jail …
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Rupee continues uptrend, ends at 63.86 vs dollar 18.1.2018 General News
Rising for the second straight session, the rupee today ended marginally higher by two paise at 63.86 against the American currency. After the overnight rebound, the forex market exhibited some nervous trading movements and swung between gains and losses in the absence of any major trigger. It oscillated in a narrow band of 63.74 and 63.95 during the day. The rupee resumed marginally positive at 63.85 against its previous close of 63.88 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market on the back of dollar inflows amid bullish equities. It later strengthened to a high of 63.74 in late morning deals but subsequently started losing ground even as the dollar gained some positive traction against other Asian peers. After touching an intra-day low of 63.95 towards the tail-end trade, the local currency managed to recoup losses and ended with a modest 2 paise gain at 63.86. Sustained FII inflows into local stocks and debt markets predominantly kept the momentum going despite ..
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Rupee continues uptrend, ends at 63.86 vs dollar 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Rising for the second straight session, the rupee today ended marginally higher by two paise at 63.86 against the American currency. After the overnight rebound, the forex market exhibited some nervo…
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Syrian government: U.S. military presence in Syria is act of aggression 18.1.2018 Reuters: World News
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government said on Thursday that a U.S. military presence in Syria represented an “aggression” against Syrian sovereignty, and vowed to free the country from any “illegitimate” foreign presence.

  
Minimum is not fair: Letter to BS on social security for the unorganised 18.1.2018 All Opinion Stories
With generally a large family to support, wages are not adequate to protect the family from malnutrition or ensure education and health care
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Vandal-proof statue of Thatcher outside UK parliament could be rejected again 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
A second attempt to erect a statue of Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside parliament, just six months after a first proposal was thrown out over vandalism fears, looks set to fa…
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Chengannur by-election could be acid test for the three Kerala political fronts 18.1.2018 General News
The demise of sitting CPI-M legislator K.K. Ramachandran Nair on Sunday has thrown up a political challenge for the three political fronts in Kerala, as the by-election could prove to be a dress rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the state.
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Vehicle bandh on Jan 24, bus strike from Jan 30 18.1.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Major trade unions and public carriage operators have given a joint call for a dawn-to-dusk vehicle bandh on January 24 to protest against the spiralling petrol and diesel prices even as private bus …
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The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jailey holds Pre-Budget consultations with the Finance Ministers of States/ Union Territories(with Legislature). 18.1.2018 General News
The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jailey holds Pre-Budget consultations with the Finance Ministers of States/ Union Territories(with Legislature).
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