Protest News Updates: 10 April 2018

Congress Leaders on a Hungerstrike

10 April 2018

Hungerstrike

Ajay Maken and Company enjoy greasy breakfast before fast 10.4.2018 DNA: India
A few hours after Congress leaders congregated in the Ramlila Maidan to observe what they termed as a “symbolic” fast against the rising cases of Dalit violence and Centre’s inactivity over the dilution of the SC/ST Act, a photo surfaced of prominent leaders of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) leaders enjoying a greasy breakfast at popular haunt in Old Delhi. The photo, that soon went viral on social media networks, showed DPCC president Ajay Maken, former DPCC president Arvinder Singh Lovely, and former Delhi minister Haroon Yusuf tucking into a breakfast of choley-bhatoorey at the century-old Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners at Chandni Chowk. Soon, Lovely spoke to reporters at Raj Ghat and said, “I am not denying. It is true, we went to have breakfast before 8 am. It is day-long fast, not an indefinite fast, which started at 10:30 am. Nothing wrong with it,” said Lovely. Lovely, who left the Congress a year ago to join the BJP, rejoined the Congress this year in February. Calling himself a …
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Mumbai: Ex-deputy Mayor Babubhai Bhawanji to sit on fast for hawkers 10.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Politics over hawkers’ issue may hot up again in the country’s financial capital, with former deputy Mayor Babubhai Bhawanji of the BJP on Monday announcing a hunger strike for the welfare of street vendors, a massive vote bank being courted by various national parties. Bhawanji, who heads the Mumbai Hawkers Unit, said he and other members would sit on a hunger strike near Veer Kotwal Udyan in Dadar (W) from April 11. “Our Constitution gives rights to everyone to live and to earn. But here in Mumbai, which is dominated by the Shiv Sena, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) and police are dealing with hawkers in a cruel manner, which is condemnable and unacceptable,” he said. He claimed that a national Hawkers Policy formulated during the tenure of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government has not been implemented in Mumbai. Bhawanji said hawkers should be allowed to sell their wares at skywalks in the city that are lying under-utilised until a comprehensive policy comes into force. “If hawkers start …
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BJP State unit condemns ‘scams’ under AAP govt 10.4.2018 Hindu: News
Terms govt’s ‘various excuses’ for denying fund to civic bodies ‘very regrettable’
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Modi’s reported no to CSMT museum move brings cheer 10.4.2018 Hindu: News
Over 500 employees would have been hit: railway unions
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Doctors to step up agitation 10.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
‘System of weightage devised by government in lieu of reservation is insufficient’
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Go Shala president ends fast 10.4.2018 Hindu: News
Amrutadhara Go Shala president T.G. Rajaram Bhat, who was on an indefinite fast for the last nine days demanding arrest of those involved in stealing
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No support, but YSRC sticks to hunger strike 9.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
One more MP takes ill, hospitalised
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L-G works like an agent of Modi: CM 9.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Says his attempts to forge a good working relationship with the L-G have come to a nought
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Ex-deputy Mayor of Mumbai to sit on fast for hawkers’ cause 9.4.2018 General News
Politics over hawkers’ issue may hot up again in the country’s financial capital, with former deputy Mayor Babubhai Bhawanji of the BJP today announcing a hunger strike for the welfare of street vendors, a massive vote bank being courted by various national parties. Bhawanji, who heads the Mumbai Hawkers Unit, said he and other members would sit on a hunger strike near Veer Kotwal Udyan in Dadar (W) from April 11. “Our Constitution gives rights to everyone to live and to earn. But here in Mumbai, which is dominated by the Shiv Sena, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) and police are dealing with hawkers in a cruel manner, which is condemnable and unacceptable,” he said. He claimed that a national Hawkers Policy formulated during the tenure of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government has not been implemented in Mumbai. Bhawanji said hawkers should be allowed to sell their wares at skywalks in the city that are lying under-utilised until a comprehensive policy comes …
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Sharad Yadav Meets Fasting YSR Congress Lawmakers, Expresses Solidarity 9.4.2018 NDTV News – India-news
Former union minister Sharad Yadav on Monday met the YSR Congress lawmakers who have been on an indefinite hunger strike since April 6 demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
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Congress ‘fast’ fiasco: After ‘chole bhature’ viral pic, Rajasthan leader seen having pistachios 9.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
On a day when Congress was trying to corner the ruling BJP with its nation-wide fasting, the ‘chole bhature’ viral photo took the steam out of the protest. Congress leader Amrinder Singh Lovely, Ajay Maken and Haroon Yusuf were seen in the photo tweeted by BJP leader Harish Khurana.  While Congress leaders in Delhi continued to give explanation for their ‘feasting’ before fasting, another leader in Jaipur was caught on camera having pistachios just ahead of the token hunger strike. In Rajasthan, a video went viral on social media showing AICC general secretary and Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pandey chewing a couple of pistachios nuts while attending NSUI National Convention ‘Inquilab’ in Jaipur. He stopped eating nuts suddenly when his clicked in photos by scribes.  The foundation day of student wing of the Congress was celebrated at Tagore Public school in Mansarovar, which was attended by top leaders including Pandey, RPCC chief Sachin Pilot and Leader of Opposition Rameshwer Dudi on Monday …
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BJP makes an issue of Congress leaders eating before fast 9.4.2018 General News
The BJP on Monday sought to embarrass the Congress on a day it held a day-long fast against attacks on Dalits and minorities by posting a picture on Twitter showing some Delhi Congress leaders eating at a restaurant before the protest.
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Sharad Yadav meets fasting YSR Congress MPs, expresses solidarity 9.4.2018 General News
Veteran socialist leader and former Union Minister Sharad Yadav on Monday met the YSR Congress MPs who have been on an indefinite hunger strike since April 6 demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
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Tytler, Sajjan leave stage at Rahul’s fast at Rajghat 9.4.2018 General News
The Congress’ day-long hunger-strike at Rajghat on Monday to highlight “atrocities against Dalits, tribals and minorities” in the country began on a controversial note, with 1984-riot accused leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar leaving the stage before party President Rahul Gandhi joined the event.
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Modi govt must keep Manmohan Singh’s promise to AP: Sharad Yadav 9.4.2018 General News
Offering his support to YSR Congress Party leaders sitting in an indefinite hunger strike, rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today said it was the present government’s responsibility to fulfil the promise made by former prime minister Manmohan Singh to Andhra Pradesh. Yadav, who visited the leaders protesting for the special category status (SCS) at the AP Bhavan here, said, “I believe in a democracy where, what is said, is done, and what is done, is said. Be it any government, the former PM has given a word in Parliament about the SCS and the present government has to implement. “I was present in the Rajya Sabha when then PM Singh promised it. Even after four years, nothing has been done. The PM is the top institution in a democracy. The present PM should implement what his predecessor had promised,” he said. The rebel leader said he was also fighting a similar battle in Bihar for the rights of people. “Our fight is also going on in Bihar despite some people joining the BJP,” he said ..
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Cong fast a farce to fast track Rahul’s career: BJP 9.4.2018 Deccan Herald – National
The BJP on Monday launched a counter-attack on the Congress over its country-wide protest fast on Dalit issues, saying it is a “farce” done for “fast-tracking” party president Rahul Gandhis political career. The saffron party also used photographs of Congress leaders having breakfast before their fast commenced at 10:30 am to ridicule the party on their lack of seriousness regarding the issue they were raising. The party also found fault with the presence of controversial leaders like Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar – who were accused of involvement in anti-Sikh riots – at the Congress protest saying it exposed the partys “real violent” face at a time it is fasting for communal harmony. “Rahul Gandhi and his party have made a mockery of Mahatma Gandhis Satyagraha. They have played a joke on Dalits. Dalits will not spare you. Rahul Gandhi cannot wake up early, he cannot skip a meal and he is talking about bringing change in the country,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters. “The Congress has …
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Congress leaders had food before undertaking fast: BJP 9.4.2018 Deccan Herald – TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Amid a day-long hunger strike by the Congress leaders against the communal incidents in the country, the Delhi unit of BJP on Monday alleged the fasting leaders had food before undertaking the fast. BJP leader Harish Khurana also tweeted a picture, showing Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, AS Lovely and others having snacks at a restaurant. Countering the charge, Lovely said the leaders had breakfast well before the protest began and added there was nothing wrong with it. Wow our Congress leaders, they invited people to join the hunger strike, but they themselves are relishing chhole bhature at
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BJP against ideology of Dalits, Tribals: Rahul Gandhi 9.4.2018 General News
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) aim is to divide the country while adding that it is against the ideology of Dalits and Tribals.Rahul further expressed confidence of out powering BJP-led Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.”The BJP’s aim is to divide the country and is against the ideology of Dalits and Adivasis (Tribals). 2019 Lok Sabha polls will belong to the Congress party and will defeat them in 2019,” he said while addressing media at Raj Ghat.The Congress president, who is observing one-day fast along with other party leaders, said that the hunger strike carried out by the party is against the ideology of the BJP.He added that the Congress would continue fighting against the Central Government which is trying to crush the rights of Dalits and Adivasis.
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Cong Leaders seen eating before starting their fast, claims BJP official 9.4.2018 General News
Delhi Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP) leader Harish Khurana on Monday claimed that several Delhi Congress leaders were seen eating at a restaurant before sitting on the protest and observing the fast at Rajghat.An image was also shared, in which the Congress leaders can be seen eating ‘chole bhature’.However, Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely, who was also a part of the photo, claimed that it was taken before 8 am.”Photograph is of before 8 am, this is symbolic fast from 10.30 am to 4.30pm, it is not an indefinite hunger strike. This is what is wrong with these (BJP) poeple, instead of properly running the country, they concentrate on what we eat,” Arvinder told ANI.The day-long fast today was called by Delhi Congress against atrocities on the Dalit community.
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YSR Cong appeals to PM on according special status for AP 9.4.2018 General News
The YSR Congress party today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfil the assurances on according special category status for Andhra Pradesh. YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said his party MPs were on fast for the fourth day now. “Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, V Prasada Rao and Y V Subba Reddy have already been hospitalised,” YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said in a tweet. “Narendra Modiji, the lives of these MPs and the future of the people of AP are at stake,” he said. “Requesting you to please fulfil the promise you made to us on special category status,” he added. In a statement, the party asked why the Telugu Desam Party MPs were not resigning from their posts over the special category status (SCS) issue. The main opposition party posed several questions to the ruling party on the SCS issue asking why the TDP MPs were not following YSR congress lawmakers in observing an indefinite fast. “Would there not be a nation-wide debate if all 25 MPs from the ..
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Dharna

Bharat Bandh: Section 144 imposed in various parts of country 10.4.2018 General News
Prohibitory orders have been imposed in various parts of the country in view of another Bharat Bandh, which has been called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation.The section 144 of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits assembly of five or more people in an area where it has been imposed, has been imposed in Rajasthan’s Jaipur and Bharatpur, Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and Uttarakhand’s Nainital.In Bharatpur, section 144 has been imposed until April 15 and the Internet services will also remain suspended until 9 am today.The district administration has put a complete ban on processions and dharna and has warned that “strict action” will be taken against the lawbreakers.A nation-wide shutdown has been called by some outfits today against the caste-based reservation in jobs and education today.The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all states asking them to make necessary arrangements and issue prohibitory orders, if necessary.During the previous …
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After home ministry advisory, states brace for Bharat Bandh 10.4.2018 Rediff: News
Security has been beefed up with prohibitory orders imposed in various parts of the country.
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Facing tough fight in mountains, Saudi-led alliance focuses on Yemen’s coast 9.4.2018 Reuters: World News
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Cross-defamation cases: Patkar cross-examined by KVIC chief 9.4.2018 General News
NBA activist Medha Patkar was today cross-examined before a Delhi court in a defamation case lodged by her against Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman V K Saxena, during which she denied having deliberately concealed facts to tarnish his image. Patkar and Saxena have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA). Saxena, in turn, had filed two cases against her for making derogatory remarks against him on a TV channel and issuing a defamatory press statement against him. The NBA activist, during her cross-examination before Metropolitan Magistrate Nishant Garg today, was confronted by Saxena’s counsel with the facts of a separate complaint lodged by her against the KVIC chief for allegedly physically assaulting her in Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat in 2002. When Saxena’s counsel Mahipal Ahluwalia asked her about having pressed molestation charge against him,
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Hardik Patel impacted BJP votes in Gujarat: Ramdas Athawale 9.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Ramdas Athawale, union minister of state for social justice and empowerment on Sunday said that Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel’s agitation had impacted the BJP in Gujarat. He also asked the young Patel leader to first joint hands with the NDA government and then seek reservation. “Hardik should join hands with the NDA and then seek reservation. I have also talked to the PM in this connection,” said Athawale, a Dalit leader himself who was in Surat on an invitation to attend the Bharatiya Baudh Dharm Parishad. Athawale said that when Hardik first emerged on the scene with his demand for reservation, he had backed the Patel leader’s demand then. “In Gujarat BJP lost some seats due to the influence of Hardik. Congress gained the seats not due to Rahul Gandhi as many believe but because of the backing that Hardik gave to the opposition party,” said Athawale. His press conference also saw some drama when a Dalit youth who was standing behind Athawale suddenly waved black flags …
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Modi juggernaut has to be stopped in Karnataka: H.S. Doreswamy 9.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
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Protest Rally

After home ministry advisory, states brace for Bharat Bandh 10.4.2018 Rediff: News
Security has been beefed up with prohibitory orders imposed in various parts of the country.
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Jailed Sanchez gets second bid for Catalan presidency after U.N. rights boost 9.4.2018 Reuters: World News
MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s parliament made a second attempt on Monday to put forward as the region’s new leader a pro-independence politician awaiting trial on charges of rebellion, after a U.N. rights group said he should be allowed to run for …
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Protesting Pashtuns demand public hanging of Pervez Musharraf 8.4.2018 General News
Over 1,00,000 Pashtuns held a rally in Peshawar on Sunday against the Pakistani state-sponsored terrorism in Pashtunistan and demanded public hanging of retired Pakistan Army General and former president Pervez Musharraf.The protestors also demanded international community to intervene in the war crimes against Pashtuns in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Waziristan.In the three-hour long rally, ‘Pashtun Long March to Peshawar,’ people chanted ‘Azadi’ (freedom) slogans.The rally organised by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. amassed hundreds of families whose sons, husbands, daughters and mothers were abducted by Pakistan Army and its intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).”Today’s #PashtunLongMarch2Peshawer jalsa was huge. Pashtuns have told the state and the world that all of them are supporting #PashtunTahafuzMovement. People traveled from all over the country to attend it. This caravan for peace will go until the demands are
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Social Movements

A crisis that’s been long in the making 9.4.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
The curious saga of Lula da Silva that has undermined democracy in Brazil
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Satyagraha se Swachhagraha: PM to address 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Champaran tomorrow 9.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, ShriNarendraModi, will address 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Motihari, East Champaran district of Bihar tomorrow. The event is the culmination of a weeklong “Satyagraha se Swachhagraha” campaign run in Bihar from 3rdApril onwards.
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Jailed Sanchez gets second bid for Catalan presidency after U.N. rights boost 9.4.2018 Reuters: World News
MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s parliament made a second attempt on Monday to put forward as the region’s new leader a pro-independence politician awaiting trial on charges of rebellion, after a U.N. rights group said he should be allowed to run for …
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Facing tough fight in mountains, Saudi-led alliance focuses on Yemen’s coast 9.4.2018 Reuters: World News
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Cross-defamation cases: Patkar cross-examined by KVIC chief 9.4.2018 General News
NBA activist Medha Patkar was today cross-examined before a Delhi court in a defamation case lodged by her against Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman V K Saxena, during which she denied having deliberately concealed facts to tarnish his image. Patkar and Saxena have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA). Saxena, in turn, had filed two cases against her for making derogatory remarks against him on a TV channel and issuing a defamatory press statement against him. The NBA activist, during her cross-examination before Metropolitan Magistrate Nishant Garg today, was confronted by Saxena’s counsel with the facts of a separate complaint lodged by her against the KVIC chief for allegedly physically assaulting her in Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat in 2002. When Saxena’s counsel Mahipal Ahluwalia asked her about having pressed molestation charge against him,
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With Seating Facility, CCTV Cameras, Kerala Plans Friendly “She Corridor” 9.4.2018 NDTV News – India-news
The “she corridor” will be dotted with seating facilities on both sides of the road, CCTV cameras, FM radio, she-toilets, napkin vending machines.
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Why NASA sent human sperm to space 9.4.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.
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Here comes a ‘She-Corridor’ for women in Kerala 9.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Imagine a city, which offers an exclusive stretch for women, dotted with seating facilities, CCTV cameras, she-toilets, napkin vending machines and walls bearing paintings of success stories of women. If everything goes as planned, the state capital will soon have such a model stretch where ladies can enjoy the safety and women-friendliness to the maximum. The City Corporation is preparing to set up a “She-Corridor” with all women-friendly features between the Government Womens College junction and the state-run Cottonhill Girls Higher Secondary School in Vazhuthacaud here. The Womens College and Cottonhill School are two prestigious girls-only institutions located in the heart of the city. Besides offering exclusive facilities for women, the objective of the initiative is also to highlight the safety and security of ladies in public places. Deputy Mayor, Rakhi Ravikumar said the initiative is aimed at inculcating the feeling of safety in the minds of women-dwellers here. “The objective of the project is …
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Here comes a ‘She-Corridor’ for women in Kerala 9.4.2018 General News
Imagine a city, which offers an exclusive stretch for women, dotted with seating facilities, CCTV cameras, she-toilets, napkin vending machines and walls bearing paintings of success stories of women. If everything goes as planned, the state capital will soon have such a model stretch where ladies can enjoy the ‘safety’ and ‘women-friendliness’ to the maximum. The City Corporation is preparing to set up a “She-Corridor” with all women-friendly features between the Government Women’s College junction and the state-run Cottonhill Girls Higher Secondary School in Vazhuthacaud here. The Women’s College and Cottonhill School are two prestigious girls-only institutions located in the heart of the city. Besides offering exclusive facilities for women, the objective of the initiative is also to highlight the safety and security of ladies in public places. Deputy Mayor, Rakhi Ravikumar said the initiative is aimed at inculcating the feeling of safety in the minds of …
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Hardik Patel impacted BJP votes in Gujarat: Ramdas Athawale 9.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Ramdas Athawale, union minister of state for social justice and empowerment on Sunday said that Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel’s agitation had impacted the BJP in Gujarat. He also asked the young Patel leader to first joint hands with the NDA government and then seek reservation. “Hardik should join hands with the NDA and then seek reservation. I have also talked to the PM in this connection,” said Athawale, a Dalit leader himself who was in Surat on an invitation to attend the Bharatiya Baudh Dharm Parishad. Athawale said that when Hardik first emerged on the scene with his demand for reservation, he had backed the Patel leader’s demand then. “In Gujarat BJP lost some seats due to the influence of Hardik. Congress gained the seats not due to Rahul Gandhi as many believe but because of the backing that Hardik gave to the opposition party,” said Athawale. His press conference also saw some drama when a Dalit youth who was standing behind Athawale suddenly waved black flags …
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Modi juggernaut has to be stopped in Karnataka: H.S. Doreswamy 9.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
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Trade Unions

Brazil top court justice asked to issue injunction to free Lula 9.4.2018 Reuters: World News
BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian association of criminal lawyers requested on Monday that a Supreme Court justice issue an injunction that would free former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began serving a 12-year sentence for bribery over the …
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Single duty for KSRTC operating crew soon 9.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Breakthrough at meet convened by chairman with unions
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Over 800 Lufthansa flights cancelled due to strikes 9.4.2018 General News
More than 800 international flights, including 58 long-haul flights, operated by German airline Lufthansa are cancelled on Tuesday as a consequence of industrial action, the trade union ver.di announced on Monday.
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Shutdown in Kerala over SC/ST Act dilution 9.4.2018 General News
Normal life across Kerala was paralysed on Monday following a shutdown in the state called by 30 Dalit organisations to protest against the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
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Hartal partial in Kerala, Dalit leader Geethanandan held 9.4.2018 General News
Dalit leader M Geethanandan and some of his supporters were arrested today for attempting to block traffic here as part of a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by various Dalit outfits to protest the “dilution” of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Kerala’s Dalit Action Council convener Geethanandan and some activists were arrested and taken to various police stations in the city, police said. The council has been at the forefront of the movement for Dalit rights in the state. Condemning his preventive arrest, Geethanandan said it was a “prejudiced action” on the part of the police to silence the Dalits. Around 30 Dalit organisations are observing the state-wide hartal to protest the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act through a Supreme Court verdict. They also condemned the police action against the Dalit agitators during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ observed in various northern states on April 2. The Supreme Court had on March 20 ruled …
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Explainer: Macron’s rail reforms and French union strikes 9.4.2018 Reuters: World News
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s rail workers on Sunday launched the second wave of rolling strikes over government plans to reform the debt-ridden national state-owned railway company SNCF before its monopoly on domestic passenger rail expires.

  

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Labour

Why urban Indian women turn down better job opportunities away from home 10.4.2018 Top Stories
In over two decades preceding 2013, female labour force participation in India fell from 34.8 per cent to 27 per cent
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Labour who lost a leg in Bawana fire returns to his village 10.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
Roop Prakash, a labourer who lost his leg after he jumped to save himself during a major fire in Bawana Industrial Area, has returned back to his village at Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Family members of Prakash said that he feared losing his other leg and hence decided to return. Meanwhile, fire officials stated that there is a marginal rise in the number of people applying for no-objection certificates for fire safety in factories. Four persons lost their lives in a fire in Outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri area on Monday taking us back to when 17 people were gutted in a fire which broke out at a cracker factory unit in Bawana on January 20. While some labourers who were injured in the factory have returned to their villages there are some who are working under harsh conditions for a livelihood. “We had to join work because we do not have any option. As much as we grieve losing the ones we loved we also need money to feed our stomachs. The working conditions and the environment at most of the places are same but the …
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IMF says moving jobs away from manufacturing can boost growth 10.4.2018 Business Standard: Today
Make in India is primarily a manufacturing initiative, for both domestic and export markets
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