Protest News Updates: 11 April 2018

11 April 2018

 

Hungerstrike

State is proud of you: Jagan Mohan Reddy to fasting MPs 11.4.2018 General News
Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday lauded the MPs who are on indefinite hunger strike demanding Special Category Status for the state.Enquiring about the health and well being of the MPs, Reddy through a video conference interacted with the MPs Mithun Reddy and Avinash Reddy in Andhra Pradesh Bhawan Delhi and said that the state is proud of them.”The entire State of Andhra Pradesh is proud of you. This is the fifth day of fasting, close to 100 hours. People of Andhra Pradesh are with you, today our party held highway blockade and tomorrow we are doing Rail blockade to protest against the injustice to our State. We are doing everything to secure our rights. You MPs are our inspiration!” Reddy said.Responding to the same, the MPs said that the hunger strike is not easy but seek Reddy as an inspiration and taking it forwards.Fight for Andhra Pradesh’s special category status continued as the indefinite hunger strike by the YSRCP …
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WR staff go on hunger strike to demand hike 11.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Western Railway staff, including motormen and guards, have gone on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against several policies of the Railways. A
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Jagan hails sacrifices of fasting MPs 10.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
YSRCP chief says he is inspired to further intensify stir for SCS
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Wild tusker pushed back into forest 10.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Animal a regular crop raider in regions near Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
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Modi to lead BJP’s fast on April 12 against Parliament washout 10.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): In an unusual action, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on April 12 to protest against the washout of the second part of Parliament’s budget session due to continious disruptions, which the BJP blamed on the Congress.
While BJP President Amit Shah will observe a hunger strike in Hubli in Karnataka, party MPs will fast in their constituencies.
“The Prime Minister will observe a fast even while engaged in his official duty and official engagements,” BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao said.

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Cauvery protests: How Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan entry into politics inspire… 10.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Cauvery protests: How Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan entry into politics inspire…
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Modi to lead BJP’s fast on April 12 against Parliament washout 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In an unusual action, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on April 12 to protest against the washout of the second part of Parliament’s budget session due to continious disruptions, which the BJP blamed on the Congress.
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Sikh groups demand removal of Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler from Congress 10.4.2018 Latest News
The protesters raised slogans and scaled barricades, even as police tried to push them back
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MPCC stages district wide hunger strike 10.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MPCC stages district wide hunger strike
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Modi to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption 10.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fast on Thursday against the washout of the second edition of the budget session of Parliament that ended on April 6 due to protests by opposition parties.
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Rahul congratulates 2015 IAS toppers Tina Dabi, Athar Aamir on wedding 10.4.2018 General News
The couple’s marriage was solemnised in Pahalgam in south Kashmir on Saturday
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Race For Mexico’s “Cocaine Of The Sea” Pushes 2 Species Toward Extinction 10.4.2018 NDTV News – Top-stories
Half a world away, off the coast of Mexico, poachers battling each other for this “cocaine of the sea” are using drug cartel-like tactics to get it — pushing two species toward extinction and leaving…
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Sikhs protest near AICC HQ, demand removal of Sajjan Kumar, Tytler from Cong 10.4.2018 General News
Members of Sikh groups today staged a protest near the Congress headquarters here demanding the removal of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler from the party for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Police stopped the protesters from reaching the All India Congress Committee headquarters on Akbar Road here. The protesters raised slogans and scaled barricades, even as police tried to push them back. “We are demanding Congress president Rahul Gandhi to remove Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler from the party for their role in anti-Sikh riots,” said Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee and a BJP MLA. Congress should now clear its stand over Kumar and Tytler, who are accused in the anti-Sikh riots and were present at the party’s hunger strike at Rajghat yesterday, Sirsa said.
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Rise above politics and join our protest: YSRCP to TDP MPs 10.4.2018 General News
Two YSR Congress Party leaders sitting on an indefinite hunger strike for the fifth day in the national capital today urged Telugu Desam Party MPs to rise above politics and resign from the Lok Sabha to press for special category status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh. Former YSRCP MP P V Midhun Reddy said, “Our only request to TDP MPs is to keep politics aside and we shall fight for this together. All of them must resign and join our protest to make the NDA government accept our demand. This is a state issue and not a personal one,” Reddy told reporters here. “In Rajasthan, we have seen the government offering loan waivers after the BJP government lost in LS bypolls early this year. No government wants to lose bypolls when general elections are around the corner, so we believe they will give us SCS if we try this,” Reddy said, anticipating that the BJP would lose if bypolls were held for the LS seats vacated by YSRCP MPs. Out of five MPs who sat on the indefinite strike on April 6, three …

Dharna

CBSE to re-conduct postponed exams in Punjab on April 27 10.4.2018 General News
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will re-conduct Class 10th and 12th examinations on April 27.The examinations were cancelled earlier this month due to a Bharat bandh.In a statement issued on Tuesday, the board announced the new schedule for the exams that were originally scheduled for April 2.For Class Xth – French, Sanskrit and Urdu Course-B exams will be re-conducted while for Class XIIth Gujarati, Nepali, Kashmiri, Hindi- Elective and Core exams will be done.After the request of the Punjab government in view of bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the CBSE had postponed the papers scheduled on April 2.During the previous nation-wide strike on April 2, protests across the country turned violent after agitators resorted to stone pelting, damaging public properties and blocking rail and road traffic movements. Violent protests were reported from various states, including Uttar Pradesh, ..
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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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Social Movements

CBSE to re-conduct postponed exams in Punjab on April 27 10.4.2018 General News
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will re-conduct Class 10th and 12th examinations on April 27.The examinations were cancelled earlier this month due to a Bharat bandh.In a statement issued on Tuesday, the board announced the new schedule for the exams that were originally scheduled for April 2.For Class Xth – French, Sanskrit and Urdu Course-B exams will be re-conducted while for Class XIIth Gujarati, Nepali, Kashmiri, Hindi- Elective and Core exams will be done.After the request of the Punjab government in view of bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the CBSE had postponed the papers scheduled on April 2.During the previous nation-wide strike on April 2, protests across the country turned violent after agitators resorted to stone pelting, damaging public properties and blocking rail and road traffic movements. Violent protests were reported from various states, including Uttar Pradesh, ..
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How raising an eyebrow aided human evolution 10.4.2018 Hindu: Internet
Prominent brows may have signalled social status or aggression, later giving way to the more expressive eyebrows of modern humans
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PM addresses 20,000 Swachhagrahis to mark anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha 10.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Motihari, East Champaran district of Bihar. The event marked the culmination of a weeklong “Satyagraha se Swachhagraha” campaign run in Bihar from 3rd April onwards.
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Trade Unions

Over 800 Lufthansa flights cancelled due to strikes 10.4.2018 Sify Finance
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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