Labour Struggles Updates: 8 April 2018

8 April 2018

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Poisoned Russian spy, daughter to be offered new identities: Report 8.4.2018 General News

The former Russian double agent and his daughter, who are recovering in a UK hospital from a deadly nerve agent poisoning, will be offered new identities and repatriated to the US with the help of the CIA, a media report has claimed. Sergei and Yulia Skripal are said to no longer be in a critical condition at a hospital in Salisbury, where they have been treated since being discovered slumped on a bench in the Wiltshire town in south-west England on March 4. British intelligence officials at MI6 have had discussions with their counterparts in the CIA about resettling the father and daughter, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported. “They will be offered new identities,” the newspaper quoted a senior figure from the UK political establishment as saying. Both victims are said to be conscious and ready to help investigators with their inquiries into the nerve agent attack, which the UK government believes was masterminded by the Kremlin. For Britain to help the pair, a senior police officer is .

Bihar Riga Sugar Mill workers’ union president shot dead [The Times] 2018-04-08 

Delhi Sanitation strike called off after demands met [The Times] 2018-04-08  

Tamil Nadu Chennai transport comes to standstill over Metropolitan Transport Corporation [The Express] 2018-04-06  

Delhi Sanitation workers’ strike leaves National Capital in a mess [DNA] 2018-04-06 

Unpaid for fifteen years: Supreme Court directs four states to pay ₹127 crores to tea workers [Bar and Bench] 2018-04-06  

Karnataka Factory workers thrashed for joining union [The Herald] 2018-04-05  

Strike against centre’s employment policy shuts down Kerala [PTI] 2018-04-03  

Electricity Engineers and Employees to Hold a ‘Dharna’ in front of the Parliament[PSI] 2018-04-02  

Journalists assaulted by police covering demonstrations in Delhi [IFJ] 2018-03-26  

Kerala General trade unions strike begins[The Express] 2018-04-02  

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No ideological difference in political parties: Lord Meghnad Desai 8.4.2018 DNA: Money
There is no ideological difference among leading political parties in India, and none are capable to taking bold steps to boost to the growth or improve governance, British Parliamentarian Lord Meghnad Desai said in the city on Saturday. a. So the issues of low productivity in agriculture, manufacturing sector and overall governance have persisted. “It’s like Pepsi and Coca Cola. Everyone feels that a government is needed for every single purpose. If there is a new problem, you need one more government regulation to solve it,” Desai said while delivering a lecture organized by Saraswati Natwarlal Bhagwati – AMA Centre for Leadership at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) in the city. No government is willing to privatize the banks or a Public Sector Units like Air India or change labour laws that can improve the productivity of labours and also work in the interest of labourers. “There is no country where the government operates 27 Public Sector Banks. If you want it you can have one,” he said …
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Love letter to a clan 7.4.2018 Deccan Herald – Supplements
Luis Alberto Urreas sorrowful and funny new novel, The House of Broken Angels, is one of those epic books about a complicated family that typically begin with a family tree to help the reader make sense of the relationships. Fortunately, this novel does not have such a tree. Instead, the reader has to do what any guest visiting such a family for the first time must do: be alert, be attentive, be appreciative. And there is much to appreciate in Urreas highly entertaining story of Big Angel, the de La Cruz familys patriarch, who buries his mother even as he himself is dying and as his family gathers to celebrate his 70th, and last, birthday. Dispelling the notion held by some Americans that all Mexicans have just crossed the border, Urrea creates a rambunctious de La Cruz family that lives in San Diego and “has been around here since before your grandparents were even born.” Urrea is intent on both celebrating the particularities of Mexican-American life and attacking the anti-Mexican racism that has been …
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A thumbs up for facilitation centre 7.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
A one-stop shop for delivery of services for guest workers
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‘Long-term collaboration with India must to bust trafficking racket’ 7.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Myanmar, Thailand to rehabilitate their citizens who were trafficked
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Air France strike hits flights as French brace for rail stoppages 7.4.2018 General News
PARIS (Reuters) – Air France grounded just under a third of flights on Saturday as staff staged a walkout over pay, and travellers also braced for a fresh wave of train strikes starting later in the day, crippling much of France’s transport network.
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Skill development programme for rural youth: Lt Governor 7.4.2018 General News
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today announced a special skill development programme for rural youth during the summer vacation. The Labour Department of the Territorial administration would conduct the skill development programme, she said during a meeting with residents of Chettipet village in Mannadipet Assembly constituency. She was in the constituency as part of her weekend visits. Bedi said the government had geared up its machinery to implement the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to ensure infrastructure in rural areas. In a press release, she said the District Rural Development Agency has been providing subsidy to houses without toilets. Chettipet will emerge as an open defecation-free village in June this year and the administration has expedited the sanction of subsidy for construction of toilets in houses lacking the facility, the release said.
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Radheshyam comes to the rescue of poor families in Heirok 7.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Radheshyam comes to the rescue of poor families in Heirok
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Cease work strike hits most Govt offices 7.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Cease work strike hits most Govt offices
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Tea workers’ wages to be same in both valleys: Govt 7.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Tea workers’ wages to be same in both valleys: Govt
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Cost of Delhi’s scant transport: Women’s labour participation most hit 7.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
At 24%, India’s female labour force participation is now the second-lowest in South Asia, just above Pakistan
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Chinese scripts pop up on sites of Ministry of Defence & MHA 7.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
Several government websites abruptly crashed simultaneously on Friday including that of Ministry of Defence and Home raising fears of a hacking attempt but officials said it was due to an error. Characters in a Chinese script appeared on Defence Ministry website home page. “Action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website ( ). The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” tweeted Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The websites of Ministry of Labour and Law were also down. Errors detected in about 10 websites. Over 700 government portals have been hacked in the last four years, according to official data given in Lok Sabha. The hacking fear was triggered as the Indian Air Force gave out details of a mega exercise it will be carrying out over the next two weeks, said sources. Late Friday, the National Informatics Centre said that the websites had not been hacked and that the error was …
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Amma WiFi wires up Anna Square 7.4.2018 The Hindu – Tamil Nadu
Kamarajar Salai in Chennai among key locations across the State to get the facility
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