Protest News Updates: 16 January 2018

16 January 2018

Demonstrators hold up Haitian flags and shout as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘3 more died taking AgriGold toll to 180’ 16.1.2018 Hindu: News
Promised compensation still elusive: customers’ association
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JKNPP begins hunger strike against ‘discrimination’ with Jammu 15.1.2018 General News
The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today began a relay hunger strike here against what it called “socio-political discrimination meted out to Jammu” by the PDP-BJP government. A group of nearly two dozen JKNPP activists from Reasi district began the hunger strike near Tawi bridge in the heart of the city and will be replaced by the volunteers from Udhampur districttomorrow, the party said in a statement here. It said the relay hunger strike at the Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial would continue till “justice” is granted to Jammu region. Chairman JKNPP and former minister Harsh Dev Singh alleged that there had been a “huge regional bias” in the recruitments made by the government for the last three years which revealed “abysmally low share of Jammu region dropping to mere three to four per cent as compared to the Kashmir valley”.
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Teachers and Diwangs 15.1.2018 Central Chronicle
The teachers strike in Madhya Pradesh has become permanent feature. Despite Right to Education the… more »
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What’s the dam problem with gigantic developmentalism? 15.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Jawaharlal Nehru recognised the “disease of gigantism” which can eat up time, energy, resources, and livelihoods, and furthermore, create even greater loss by rendering the infrastructure project unwieldy and under-utilised.
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Have not received any benefit under GST? Here is the culprit 15.1.2018 Rediff: Business
The anti-profiteering authority has so far got 169 complaints alleging that suppliers of goods or services have not passed on GST benefits to customers.
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DUSU sets up Gender Sensitisation Cell 15.1.2018 General News
The Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) today set up a Gender Sensitisation Cell to address long standing issues of gender discrimination in the varsity. The cell aims to represent students who undergo discrimination and harassment, and provide legal aid and advice to them, DUSU president Rocky Tuseed said in a statement. “It will also hold awareness sessions in order to create safe and healthy environment in the university for all genders, particularly women and transgenders. The university is for everyone and female students are as safe as everyone else,” he said. The cell will have the DUSU president as its chairman, a convener and two co-conveners. Convener Narayani Anand said, “Women and transgender students make up an indispensable part of the Delhi University and we’re going to make sure that sexual harassment and gender discrimination are taken very seriously.
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Hike in coal prices likely to impact secondary steel makers, says Icra 15.1.2018 News
The company has hiked prices of non-coking coal which will raise average coal price by about 8.5 per cent
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Strikes hit Greece over move to curb industrial action 15.1.2018 General News
A general strike crippled public transport in Athens today and was set to hit air traffic ahead of a parliamentary vote on controversial reforms demanded by Greece’s creditors, including curbs on industrial action. Apart from introducing much larger quorums on unions to call a strike, the 100-odd reforms also provide for the foreclosure and online auction of properties belonging to bad debt holders. Both are fiercely opposed by leftists and trade unions. Debt-laden Greece has received three multi-billion-euro bailouts since 2010. The third rescue programme, currently financially supported by EU states but not the International Monetary Fund, runs to August 2018 and Athens then hopes to fully return to market financing. Today’s strike, called by a slew of unions, caused havoc in Athens, with the shutdown of public transport leading to huge traffic jams. State employees have also been asked to strike by their powerful union Adedy while air traffic controllers are set to ..
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Budget 2018: Trade unions urge Centre to focus on employment generation 15.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Trade Unions want the government to allocate more funds in the Union Budget 2018 for employment generation and claimed that opening up the retail market to foreign players would lead to further loss of jobs
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Union Budget 2018: Trade Union urge govt to focus on job generation 15.1.2018 Business Standard: Today
The leaders claimed thousands of people had lost their jobs because of demonetisation
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Akhil Gogoi To Contest Polls In 2021; Work To Start From March 15.1.2018 NDTV News – Top-stories
Firebrand peasant leader Akhil Gogoi will contest the next Assembly polls in Assam, the groundwork for which will start soon with the possible renaming of his political party or even the birth of a…
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Bahrain high court upholds jail term for activist Rajab 15.1.2018 General News
Bahrain’s court of cassation today confirmed a two-year jail sentence against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, convicted for press statements critical of his government, a judicial source said. In July, the high-profile activist was found guilty of “disseminating rumours and false information” and sentenced to two years in prison over television interviews critical of the Bahraini government. He had appealed the sentence but a lower court upheld it in November and Monday’s verdict means he can no longer appeal the jail term. Rajab also faces a potential 15-year sentence in a second case linked to tweets in which he criticised Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Bahrain, for their role in the Yemen war. He will face a new hearing in that case on February 21, the judicial source said on condition of anonymity. Bahraini rights groups the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, which was founded by Rajab, both confirmed Monday’s
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Akhil Gogoi to contest polls in 2021; work to start from March 15.1.2018 General News
Firebrand peasant leader Akhil Gogoi will contest the next Assembly polls in Assam, the groundwork for which will start soon with the possible renaming of his political party or even the birth of a new one. Gogoi, who is the adviser to the farmers’ body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), said while he was not averse to having an alliance with like-minded forces to fight “fascist BJP”, he would prefer to create a third alternative excluding the Congress. “We are going into electoral politics. We have had debates, within the KMSS and nationally, whether fascism could be resisted only by movements. We reached the understanding that without parliamentary politics, BJP’s communal fascism cannot be resisted,” Gogoi told PTI in an exclusive interview. He had discussed the electoral move in the executive committee meeting of the KMSS on December 28, the day after he was released from jail, where he had been lodged for three- and-a-half months on charges framed under the …
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12th Festival of Thang – Ta held 15.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
12th Festival of Thang – Ta held
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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them – NYT 15.1.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on …
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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times 15.1.2018 Reuters: Hollywood News
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on …
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Akhil Gogoi To Contest Polls In 2021; Work To Start From March 15.1.2018 NDTV News – Top-stories
Firebrand peasant leader Akhil Gogoi will contest the next Assembly polls in Assam, the groundwork for which will start soon with the possible renaming of his political party or even the birth of a…
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Bahrain high court upholds jail term for activist Rajab 15.1.2018 General News
Bahrain’s court of cassation today confirmed a two-year jail sentence against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, convicted for press statements critical of his government, a judicial source said. In July, the high-profile activist was found guilty of “disseminating rumours and false information” and sentenced to two years in prison over television interviews critical of the Bahraini government. He had appealed the sentence but a lower court upheld it in November and Monday’s verdict means he can no longer appeal the jail term. Rajab also faces a potential 15-year sentence in a second case linked to tweets in which he criticised Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Bahrain, for their role in the Yemen war. He will face a new hearing in that case on February 21, the judicial source said on condition of anonymity. Bahraini rights groups the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, which was founded by Rajab, both confirmed Monday’s
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Akhil Gogoi to contest polls in 2021; work to start from March 15.1.2018 General News
Firebrand peasant leader Akhil Gogoi will contest the next Assembly polls in Assam, the groundwork for which will start soon with the possible renaming of his political party or even the birth of a new one. Gogoi, who is the adviser to the farmers’ body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), said while he was not averse to having an alliance with like-minded forces to fight “fascist BJP”, he would prefer to create a third alternative excluding the Congress. “We are going into electoral politics. We have had debates, within the KMSS and nationally, whether fascism could be resisted only by movements. We reached the understanding that without parliamentary politics, BJP’s communal fascism cannot be resisted,” Gogoi told PTI in an exclusive interview. He had discussed the electoral move in the executive committee meeting of the KMSS on December 28, the day after he was released from jail, where he had been lodged for three- and-a-half months on charges framed under the …
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12th Festival of Thang – Ta held 15.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
12th Festival of Thang – Ta held
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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them – NYT 15.1.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on …
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