Employees of 41 ordnance factories across the country had begun a strike on August 20 against government's plans to corporatise them as private sector entities.
Alarmed over a spate of complaints from tourists regarding stinking toilets in the Taj Mahal, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials on Wednesday worked out a truce with the striking sanitation workers who returned to work to clean up the mess.
The seven-day-old strike by tourist taxi operators in Goa was withdrawn on Thursday evening after Chief Minister Pramod Sawant assured to look into their demands following a meeting with union representatives.
The day-long strike was in protest of the Lok Sabha approving and passing the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) 2019. In support of the protest, the Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors (JARD) has decided to go on a 24-hour strike from Thursday at 8.00 am.
Anadi Sahu, general secretary of the West Bengal unit of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), said it has become next to impossible for taxi owners to run the cabs under the existing fare rates due to steep rise in fuel prices.
The decision was seen as a rollback after the university faced a backlash from students and members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad who reached the meeting venue and started protesting against the "inclusion of false facts related to Hindu religion".
Demanding a crackdown on illegal auto-rickshaws, aggregator services like Ola-Uber, and a steep fare hike, around a million auto-rickshaws all over Maharashtra will launch an indefinite strike from midnight
Health Department of the Delhi government has written to the police commissioner seeking action against a section of CATS ambulance staff who have allegedly damaged some emergency vehicles and been obstructing works of others, officials said on Tuesday.
Passengers seemed out of their wits in busy areas like Howrah station, Sealdah station and Esplanade, as the AITUC-affiliated Kolkata Taxi Operaors' Union called a 24-hour strike, adding to the people's woes due to the disruption of services by West Bengal Online Cab Operators' Guild (WBOCOG) and an organization of luxury taxis providing services to the government offices.
The cyber attacks — a contingency plan developed over weeks amid escalating tensions — disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, the officials said. Two of the officials said the attacks, which specifically targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computer system, were provided as options after Iranian forces blew up two oil tankers earlier this month.
Patients faced inconvenience on Monday as doctors at government and a few private hospitals in the national capital boycotted work to show solidarity with their striking colleagues in Kolkata.
A vacation bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant agreed to list the matter for Tuesday after the counsel appearing for the petitioner, advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, sought urgent hearing.
Shekhar Salkar, the former chief of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Goa, who took part in the protest march, said, "Doctors were striking work in the coastal state to express solidarity with their colleagues who were recently attacked in West Bengal."
After her visit to the state-run SSKM Hospital on Thursday, Mamata Banerjee had alleged some outsiders had entered the medical colleges to create disturbances. She had also dubbed the agitation as a handiwork of the CPI(M) and the BJP.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday invited them again to meet her on Saturday evening to end the impasse in government hospitals. The doctors, who struck work for the fourth day Friday, refused to meet the chief minister, demanding an unconditional apology from her.
Doctors are protesting after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital by a mob following the death of a patient. West Bengal CM alleged that opposition BJP and CPI(M) were instigating the protesters as part of a "conspiracy".
The TMC and the BJP are locked in a bitter turf war in West Bengal, which has been rocked by post-poll violence, with Banerjee accusing the saffron party of trying to foment trouble in the state to topple her government. The BJP has claimed that Banerjee is targeting it as she is rattled by its major gains in Lok Sabha elections.