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CAA protests: Look into Shaheen Bagh traffic restrictions, Delhi HC orders police 14.1.2020 Scroll.in
The High Court issued the order on a plea seeking to withdraw the closure of the area.
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U.S. confirms 'avoidable' death of Egyptian-American Kassem in custody 14.1.2020 Reuters: World News
The United States on Monday confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013, and vowed to continue raising concerns over Cairo's human rights record.
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Massive Crowd, Multi-Faith Prayer At CAA Protest In Delhi's Shaheen Bagh 12.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
People of different faiths came together on Sunday to participate in a ''sarva dharma sambhava'' - a multi-faith prayer ceremony - at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, where anti-citizenship law protesters have...
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Nursing students go on strike 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Bhopal: Nursing students staged a dharna at Neelam Park, in the capital on Monday over other pending demands, including introducing recruitment of male nurses in government departments, creating uniform recruitment rules for government and private college students However, after the assurance of the Health Minister to complete the pending demands, the strike has ended. President of the Nursing Students Association, Gopal Parashar, said that the nursing students had gone on a hunger strike to meet the issue of nursing sector included in the Congress promissory note. After forming the government, the Congress party went against the promise and forgot our issues, which led to us launching a hunger strike. Gopal Parashar said, “We are asking the government to start government recruitment of male nurses and the quota of male nurse should be kept at least 40 per cent.”
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Gujarat HC Judge refuses to hear Hardik Patel's petition 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies,Ahmedabad, Mar 13 (UNI) Justice RP Dholaria of Gujarat High Court on Wednesday refused to hear the petition of Congress and PAAS leader Hardik Patel, in which he had sought a stay on the conviction by a local court in Mahesana district in a rioting case of July 2015, so that he can contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Justice Dholaria said 'not before me' and recused himself from hearing the matter. The matter would be handed over to another judge for hearing. Notably, Justice Dholaria, in August last year, also recused himself from hearing a petition by Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti (PAAS) in which it was alleged that the police were creating hurdles for Hardik Patel’s indefinite fast by restricting his supporters to meet him. Justice Dholaria a senior judge and coincidentally a Patidar himself and native of Khamba taluka in Patidar dominant Amreli district of Saurashtra region in Gujarat. Hardik's counsel Rafik Lokhandwala said, ''We have made a prayer before the court to put a stay on ...
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What kind of PM is he? Modi facilitated loot in Rafale', says Rahul at Naidu's protest venue 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, In a fresh attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the ‘Prime Minister facilitated the loot’ to help Anil Ambani. Extending support to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is sitting on a day-long hunger strike at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in the Nation Capital over the Special Category Status for the state, Mr Gandhi visited him and added that Mr Modi has done injustice to the people of the state. “I stand with the people of Andhra Pradesh. What kind of a Prime Minister is he? He did not fulfill the commitment made to the people of the state. Mr Modi tells a lie wherever he goes. He told people of Andhra Pradesh that he will give Special Category Status, he goes to North East and he tells a lie there, he goes to Maharasthra, he tell a lie there. Mr Modi has absolutely got no credibility left. In a couple of months, the opposition parties will show Modi what exactly the ...
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Delhi BJP leader goes on hunger strike over Kamal Nath's being made MP CM 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi A Delhi BJP leader sat on hunger strike on Monday while Sikh groups and leaders condemned Congress leader Kamal Nath being nominated as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, alleging his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga sat on a hunger strike this morning in Tilak Nagar in West Delhi, the site where several Sikh families were affected in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He was protesting against the Congress opting for Mr Kamal Nath, one of those allegedly involved in the Sikh massacre in Delhi following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. The strike will continue till the Congress replaced Mr Kamal Nath as the CM for MP, he stated. Several Sikh leaders and other politicians have similarly condemned the move by Congress appointing Mr Kamal Nath as the MP CM.
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Pace of country's development increased in last 4 years : Modi 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country witnessed development on all fronts at a faster pace in the past four years during the BJP-led NDA government in comparison to previous 67 years because the previous governments had "lack of intent". Addressing the Jagran Forum in the capital, Mr Modi said, 'I want to raise a question from this forum: what was the reason that our country did not develop at a fast pace despite having hardworking youth, big land and rich resources.' He said the reason behind the slow growth of the country was that previous governments had "lack of intent and lack of work culture'. Citing the instance of rail connectivity, the Prime Minister said Meghalaya for the first time has been linked to rail route during his tenure. 'Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura were not on the railways route before we (BJP-led NDA government) came to power,' the Prime Minister said. 'See, how the country is moving forward now,' Mr Modi said. He said today's youth ...
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Warring camps talk Ayodhya 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Ayodhya, In the backdrop of the Supreme Court deferring the hearing of the Ayodhya issue, the seers and the plaintiffs on the minority side claimed to have evolved a solution with an amicable agreement, in order to put an end to the long-standing tussle. Sant Paramhans, who was recently on an indefinite hunger strike, met a minority plaintiff here on Wednesday night and discussed the latest developments on the Ayodhya issue, following the postponement of the case hearing till January, next year. The seer had earlier been admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, after his health deteriorated due to the hunger strike. In a show of mutual bonhomie, the monk also presented 'Ramcharitra Manas' and 'Sudha Sagar', religious books to a senior leader of the minority community in a meeting at his residence. Sant Paramhans also said that they had discussed a solution for the issue through mutual agreement."The minority community leader has proposed a solution which ...
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Scientists-academicians to seek Modi's intervention in GD Agrawal's stir; fast continues on 65th day 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Concerned by falling health of Prof GD Agrawal (Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand) who is on hunger strike for the cause of the Ganga in Kankhal-Haridwar for 65 days, a group of scientists, academicians and social activists today decided to make a fresh bid for seeking intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reach out to people for their participation in Agrawal's Ganga Campaign. At a meeting held at the Punjabi Bhawan here the group took stock of health of the 87-year old IIT professor turned sanyaasi and decided to break the prevailing 'state of apathy' by the Centre towards his protracted fast, Stockholm Water Award winning activist Dr Rajendra Singh said. Dignitaries attended the meeting include, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) former Chairman Mr Paritosh Tyagi, Prof SK Gupta, Chairman, Enviro-Tech, former IITians Prof Ravi Chopra (IIT-Bombay), Prof Satish Mehta (IIT-Delhi) and Magsaysay awardee Mr MC Mehta(SC-lawyer). They observed that fasting saint's health was falling ...
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Kejriwal urges Modi to end IAS officers' 'strike' 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask IAS officers to end their 'strike' in the national capital. "I would urge honourable Prime Minister to give them (IAS officers) green signal to end it now (strike)", Kejriwal tweeted. The tweet came a day after he assured the officers that he would ensure their safety and security, and urged them to stop their 'boycott'. It also came after Satyendar Jain, one of his Minister, who had begun his indefinite fast on the issue, was hospitalised Sunday night after his health condition deterioted, who was later admitted to LNJP hospital here. Apprising about the health condition of Mr Jain, the Chief Minister said, "he is doing well". The Chief Minister along with some of his Cabinet ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, have been protesting at Raj Niwas since last Monday, demanding end off the alleged IAS officers strike and approval of the 'doorstep delivery' of ration. The indefinite ...
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IAS officers' strike row: Sisodia begins indefinite fast at Raj Niwas 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and two ministers in the AAP Government -- Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain -- continued their sit-in protest for the third day on Wednesday over their demand to end the IAS Officers' 'strike' and approval of the doorstep delivery of ration. Mr Kejriwal and his three cabinet ministers--Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain-- have been staging a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor's office since 1730 hrs on Monday over their demand to end the IAS officers' 'strike' and approval of the doorstep delivery of ration. A day after Mr Jain started indefinite fast to press for the AAP government's demands, the Deputy Chief Minister also started indefinite fast on Wednesday at Raj Niwas over the same. 'Delhi Deputy CM @msisodia begins indefinite fast at Raj Niwas. @SatyendarJain's fast enters second day,' the AAP tweeted on Wednesday. Mr Kejriwal in a fresh tweet said, ' Central govt using IAS officers as a tool to ...
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IAS officers 'strike' row: Kejriwal targets LG 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over the latter's refusal to end IAS officers 'strike' in Delhi. 'I am really appalled at LG’s stubborn refusal to end IAS strike and his justifications for ongoing strike. Wonder what are PMO’s instructions to him,' Mr Kejriwal tweeted. In a video message on Tuesday, Mr Kejriwal, who has been at Raj Niwas since last evening on a sit in protest at the LG house over the IAS officers' strike, said, ' We are sitting at LG House since last evening from 1730 hrs. Our main demands are IAS officers strike in Delhi should be ended soon and approval be given to the doorstep delivery of ration scheme.' '@LtGovDelhi Sir. Read this. U r defending IAS strike by saying that they r working and r not on strike. What work r they doing sir? How can u defend their conduct?, ' Mr Kejriwal tweeted earlier in the day. Arvind Kejriwal and his three cabinet ministers Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain have been staging a ...
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Will continue fast until 'ordinance' is passed: Maliwal on Centre's move to amend POCSO Act 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Even as the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to amend the POCSO Act, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal, whose indefinite hunger strike demanding capital punishment to rapists of minors entered ninth day on Saturday,stated that she will continue her fast until a 'ordinance' is passed in this regard. Reacting to the Union Cabinet approving the 'ordinance' to amend the POCSO Act 2012 for introducing death penalty in cases of rape of children below 12 years of age, Maliwal, who has been protesting here at Rajghat since Friday last, congratulated people of the country for this 'victory' stating that very few protests have achieved so much in such less time. Taking to micro blogging site, the DCW in a series of tweets said, "I will continue the fast until the 'ordinance' is passed. Also police resources and accountability needs to be increased." "I congratulate people of this country for this victory. Very few protests have achieved so much in such less time. But until ...
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AIADMK begins day's hunger strike on Cauvery row 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Madurai, Thousands of ruling AIADMK cadres, including party leaders and ministers of Tamil Nadu cabinet began a day-long hunger strike in Southern, Central, and Delta districts of the state to condemn the Central government for failing to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) on Tuesday morning. Led by Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management R B Udhayakumar and Minister for Cooperation 'Sellur' K Raju, over 5,000 AIADMK men were observing fast at the junction of Mela Masi Street and North Masi Street in Madurai city. The protesters shouted slogans against the Centre urging it to set up the CMB without any further delay. Hundreds of partymen, led by Minister for Milk and Dairy Development K T Rajenthra Bhalaji, were observing fast at Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district, while, Minister for Forests “Dindigul” C Sreenivasan was leading the hunger strike at Dindigul. Reports reaching here said Minister for Food and Civil Supplies R Kamaraj was heading the fasting agitation at Tiruvarur, ...
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Anna Hazare breaks fast 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare ended his week long fast on Thursday after the government interlocutors including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat met him in Ramlila Maidan and assured that the issue of Lok Pal will be resolved “at the earliest”. “Annaji today ended his fast after the government agreed to some of his demands and gave assurance that other demands are also under consideration. Mr Fadnavis and Mr Shekhawat (MoS Agircuture) met him and assured that he won’t have to sit on another fast on the same issue,” a spokesman of Team Anna told UNI here. Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Fadnavis offered him a glass of water, sources said.Anna Hazare, whose agitation in 2011 had nearly paralysed the Manmohan Singh government, had launched his agitation yet again demanding appointment of an ombudsman on March 23 and had sat on “indefinite hunger strike”. According to his aides, the agitation this year was against Modi ...
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Staff Strike Deferred 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Madhya Pradesh Secretariat staff deferred their strike on the assurance by the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan to settle it within 15 days. On the third day of their strike the Chief Minister summoned them when the work in the Secretariat suffered in its impact. Some employees were in hunger strike. Their demands include raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 years, promotions, revision of allowances, changing the nomenclature of peons and jamadar and removing the disparity in the salaries. The two and half lakh Government employees also lent their support to the Secretariat staff. The Election year is generally always is a year of agitation and demands and the ruling party Government is also liberal these days to prove and enhance its bonafide as welfare Government. About one lakh 62 thousand women employees of the 81 thousand Aaganwadis also submitted a memorandum to the Government demanding remuneration as fixed by the Labour Commissioner. They are also demanding absorption in the ...
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Teachers and Diwangs 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The teachers strike in Madhya Pradesh has become permanent feature. Despite Right to Education the primary and middle education is most neglected in the State. Teachers are almost always our strike. The ‘Samvida’ teachers do not know to which department their services belong? The Education Department refer them as staff of local municipal bodies and civic body refer them as of belonging to Education Departments. The very large number of teachers have assembled at the Jamboori Maidan in Bhopal and gave five days ultimatum to meet their demands. In the capital it is pathetic sight the ‘Diwang’ are also agitating on the demand of education and employment. Some of them on hunger strike and police have lifted them to send to hospital. They are agitating for the last 28 days. The concerned ministers and officials should summon or go to meet them. They deserve all considerations on their demands.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks out on JNU violence 7.1.2020 Assam Times
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Nalbari AASU stages hunger strike 7.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Nalbari AASU stages hunger strike
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