11 April, 2014: News updates from India

1. Leaders ignoring agricultural issues: sugarcane growers:  The Sugarcane Growers’ Association has taken exception to political parties ‘ignoring’ agricultural issues in the run-up to the elections. Association president Kurubur Shanthakumar said, “None of the political parties has taken cognisance of the farmers’ manifesto, but were instead shedding crocodile tears over the fate of Indian farmers and paying lip sympathy to their cause.” http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/leaders-ignoring-agricultural-issues-sugarcane-growers/article5899639.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

2. NOTA option barely impresses voters in Delhi: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/nota-option-barely-impresses-voters-in-delhi/article5896903.ece

3. Include Women in Governance: It’s polls once again. Where are women in it this time? Women and suffrage have a close nexus, because women never had suffrage in the past! One of the most evolutionary women’s movements of all times that invited considerable attention, which was called the first wave of feminism, was to obtain voting rights. http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinion/Include-Women-in-Governance/2014/04/11/article2161181.ece#.U0eJynTiFMQ

4. A third of Mizoram votes: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-37330.html

5. Assam Goes for Second Phase Polls on April 12: http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=836695

6. Kadar tribe boycotts polls in Vazhachal (Kerala) over power project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kadar-tribe-boycotts-polls-in-vazhachal-over-power-project/article5899609.ece

7. SL Tamil Ends Hunger Strike After 34 Days: After observing a fast-unto-death for 34 days demanding the closure of special camps for Sri Lankan refugees in the State, Sri Lankan Tamil Chenthuran (alias) Murugan on Thursday called off his hunger strike following an assurance from senior police officers who promised to look into his demands. http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/SL-Tamil-Ends-Hunger-Strike-After-34-Days/2014/04/11/article2161709.ece#.U0eJ8nTiFMQ

8. No End in Sight to Toyota Stalemate: Revoking the suspension of 30 permanent employees has taken over as the main issue holding both the management and the workers of Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) from making any headway between the two parties in trying to resolve the stalemate. http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/No-End-in-Sight-to-Toyota-Stalemate/2014/04/11/article2161285.ece#.U0eJ-nTiFMQ



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