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Protest News Updates: 17 December 2017

17 December 2017
50 Jana Sena activists arrested
16.12.2017
Hindu: Visakhapatnam
About 50 workers of Jana Sena Party were arrested by the police when they staged a dharna in front of Visakhapatnam MP’s house K. Haribabu, on Saturday evening. About 150 of them had gone to submit a …
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Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave
16.12.2017
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Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.
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Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips
16.12.2017
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Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps.
Medicos to strike work on Tuesday
16.12.2017
Hindu: National
Medical students — undergraduates, house surgeons and postgraduates — in government medical colleges in the State will strike work and disrupt studies on December 19 to protest against the government…
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Health services derailed in Rajasthan as doctors go on indefinite strike
16.12.2017
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Medical and health services crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were to

going

on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike
16.12.2017
All News-IANS Stories
Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Million Britons miss out on ‘decent’ broadband speeds: Report
16.12.2017
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The UK’s digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, a report said.
    
Delhi gangrape: Why we should remember the victim for more than her courage
16.12.2017
Latest News
The ghastly Delhi gangrape that brought thousands on streets to protest 5 years ago brought sexual violence issues into public discourse more emphatically than decades of agitation by women’s groups
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Gujarat Elections 2017 | If BJP wins, we will intensify our agitation: Hardik Patel
16.12.2017
DNA: Money
Even as exit polls predict an easy victory for the ruling BJP in Gujarat, the road to power might turn out to be anything but smooth for the party. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel has now declared that if the BJP comes to power, the reservation agitation will continue with greater intensity. “We have not stopped the agitation. It will not be stopped until our goal is achieved. In the event the BJP comes to power, we renew the agitation for reservation with more vigour,” said Patel. “Goli

maarna

hai to maar de,

mein jaan deene

ko

taiyaar

hu,” said Hardik about his plan to agitate if BJP comes to power. He, however, also insisted that the Congress would win over 100 seats. “There is a lot of anger among the people against the BJP,” adding that the Congress formula was acceptable to him and the party would implement it when it came to power. “If the Congress fails to do so, we will continue the agitation against them too,” said Hardik. Even before the elections, Hardik held several …
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AIMPLB strikes cautious note on Triple Talaq Bill
15.12.2017
Hindu: Home
Will meet senior leaders of the Muslim community on December 17 to formulate a response
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2017: The year in protest music
15.12.2017
BusinessLine – BL Ink
The country is politically polarised as never before, but don’t expect popular culture to reflect that. Even as our biggest musicians hide behind the fig leaf of commercial compulsion and

apoliticality

, other

artistes

are stepping up to fill the air with songs of resistance and biting irony
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Caste, development separate poll regions voting in phase II
13.12.2017
BusinessLine – News
BJP faces the Patidar revolt in North Gujarat, but development may see it sweep central districts
How Modi-led BJP and Rahul-led Congress fought the fierce battle of Gujarat
17.12.2017
Zee

News :

States
First

controversy surrounding the Gujarat Assembly elections was the delayed announcement of polling dates.
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Didi warns of nat’l movement against FRDI bill
16.12.2017
DNA: India
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, at the TMC core committee meeting on Friday, said that just like the way the party had started a national movement against demonetization, it would do a similar one against Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, uniting Congress and all anti-NDA regional parties against it. It was found out that the main point of opposition would be the bail-in clause in the FRDI Bill according to which the government would bail-out a bank trouble, which would, in turn, mean that other stakeholders, shareholders and even depositors would be saving the financial entity. “It involves the interest of crores of people. We have been told by the CM that the matter would be immediately raised within and outside the parliament. She had also said that TMC would play a pivotal role in bringing all the anti-NDA parties together just like she did in demonetization,” said a senior TMC leader on condition of anonymity. Mamata had earlier done this protesting …
TGBKS yet to constitute panels at SCCL mines
16.12.2017
Hindu: Hyderabad
Term of recognised trade union cut to two years
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Govt to double farm income by 2022: Arun Jaitley
16.12.2017
Business Standard: Economy & Policy
He said the government has taken various measures to improve rural infrastructure by building roads
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TNSTC staff strike enters Day 2
16.12.2017
Hindu: Coimbatore
Tourists stranded as buses to The Nilgiris stay off road
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Sanitation workers to go on strike
16.12.2017
Hindu: National
With a demand to scrap GO

Ms.

No. 279 and minimum wages, sanitation workers in all the municipalities across the State would strike indefinitely from December 18. A Joint Action Committee of all Munic…
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MTC staff protest leaves commuters stranded
16.12.2017
Hindu: National
Minister promises to convene meeting after

bypolls

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Bank unions escalate protest against proposed FRDI Bill
15.12.2017
Business Standard: News Now
Major bank unions across the country have upped their opposition to the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (

FRDI

) Bill, first opting for a preliminary depositors’ signature collection campaign with plans to go for a nationwide strike in case the Bill is tabled in the winter session of the Parliament.Bank Employee Federation of India (BEFI), the third largest of the nine bank unions, will be holding a meeting on December 17 in Chennai to plan its future course of action post which an all-union meeting will be held to form a united forum to oppose the Bill.”All the bank unions will be meeting to discuss the road ahead. In case the government pushes to pass the Bill in the winter session of the Parliament, we can go on strike”, Pradip Biswas, general secretary of BEFI told Business Standard.Although various bank trade unions are opposing the Bill, there is no united opposition till now and the proposed inter-union meeting is set to arrive at a joint opposition movement

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Port workers’ protest on Dec 20
15.12.2017
HBL: Home
The All India Port & Dock Workers Federation has protested against the alleged anti-labour and anti-port policies of the Centre as well as the unilateral approach of Indian Ports Management in

sid

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TNSTC employees, pensioners begin sit-in strike
15.12.2017
Hindu: Home
Over 500 employees and pensioners affiliated to nine trade unions, except Anna Thozhirsangham affiliated to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagan, began their two-day sit-in agitation inside the h…

Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy released from Andhra jail

Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy released from Andhra jail
IANS | Visakhapatnam
Last Updated at December 13, 2017 23:45 IST

Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy has been released on bail from Visakhapatnam Central Jail, officials said on Wednesday.

The top leader of outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, who was facing trial in several cases including murder and sabotage, was released late Tuesday after he was granted bail by courts in five cases.

The 66-year-old, who was arrested in Delhi in 2009, later left for his hometown Mumbai.

Ghandy was brought to the jail here in April this year in connection with eight cases but was acquitted in three of them.

Arrested in Delhi in 2009 when he was trying to set up a network in the national capital, Ghandy was charged under the Explosive Substances Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code.

He was initially lodged in Cherlapally central jail in Hyderabad for three months in connection with the assassination of former Congress legislator C. Narsi Reddy in August 2005.

Ghandy was also facing trial in the murder of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly speaker D. Sripada Rao in 1999 and for a conspiracy to kill the personnel of anti-Maoist force Greyhounds and police in Gunurkayi village of Visakhapatnam district in 2008.

According to police, the former member of the Central Committee of Maoist outfit was allegedly operating with several alias including Azad, Aravind, Kamal and Saleem and had links with revolutionary groups in various countries including Philippines, Peru and Nepal.

In 2015, the ailing Maoist leader went on a hunger strike in Tihar Jail to protest his repeated transfer in jail wards.

He was acquitted by Delhi’s Patiala House Court last year but he remained in prison due to other cases pending against him.

Ghandy, who studied in prestigious Doon School in Dehradun and Elphinstone College, Mumbai, was reportedly elected to the Maoist Politburo in 2007 and went underground after the merger of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist People’s War Group and the Maoist Communist Centre of India in 2004.

–IANS

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Courtesy: Business Standard 

Link: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/maoist-ideologue-kobad-ghandy-released-from-andhra-jail-117121301637_1.html

Rare Protest in Beijing over migrant crackdown

11 December 2017

Hundreds take part in rare protest in Beijing over migrant crackdown Chinese police walk in a line passed buildings demolished by authorities in an area that used to have migrant housing and factories. Rare protests have broken out in Beijing over the evictions.
Demonstrators condemn evictions and demolitions carried out by authorities which have seen thousands lose their homes.

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of the Chinese capital to pillory Beijing’s crackdown on migrant communities with chants of “violent evictions violate human rights”.

Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Feijia village, about 12 miles northeast of Tiananmen Square, on Sunday for the small but rare rally condemning the eviction and demolition campaign.

Activists say thousands of migrant workers have been forced from their homes in Beijing’s rundown periphery since late November when authorities intensified efforts to drive “low-end” migrant workers out of the city in the wake of a deadly tenement fire.

Sunday’s protest was not reported in China’s Communist party controlled press but videos and photographs of the event spread online, with human rights campaigners cheering the scenes. Read more on this at:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/hundreds-take-part-rare-protest-beijing-migrant-crackdown

Courtesy: The Guardian, UK