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  • Sewri TB hospital row: Nurses go on flash strike to protest coworkers’ suspension

    Mumbai: A week after the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had suspended one nurse and transferred three others from the Sewree Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital for allegedly throwing out seven minors along with their parents from the hospital, several nurses from the hospital went on a flash strike on Thursday.

  • Chemists on day-long nationwide strike today against Centre’s move to regularise e-pharmacies

    New Delhi: The apex body of chemists has declared a day-long nationwide strike today to protest the Centre’s move to regularise online pharmacies. The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) has opposed the government’s decision, stating e-pharmacy poses threat to their business and could lead to the risk of drug abuse.

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    Mumbai: Congress to protest Rafale scam today

    Mumbai: The Congress party will hold a march to protest the Rafale scam in Mumbai on Thursday and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.  Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress party leader in the Lok Sabha and general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, will lead the protest.

  • Indore: Medicos stage protest for postponing exams

    MBBS third professional (part-2) students staged a day long demonstration at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya seeking extension in examination scheduled from September 27.  Led by ABVP activists, the medicos continued the protest till it announced plans to consider their demand.  The MBBS third prof (part-2) exams were scheduled from September 12. The examinations were postponed after students informed the university that their pre-medical examinations were not held.

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    Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue removed from road in Allahabad, Congress workers protest

    Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh): The statue of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, installed in a park at Balsan Crossing, has been shifted to a nearby spot, in order to widen the road for Kumbh Mela next year, the Allahabad Development Authority clarified on Friday.

  • Iraq: Curfew imposed in Basra city after violent protests leave 1 dead and 35 injured

    Basra: Three mortar shells were fired into Baghdad’s green zone early Friday as a curfew was imposed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra after a fresh outbreak of violent protests over poor public services left one person dead and 35 injured. The rare assault by unidentified attackers on the heavily-fortified green zone, which houses Iraqi government officials and the US Embassy, came “without any victims or causing damage,” the head of

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    Bhima-Koregaon Violence: Release activists, accused are roaming scot-free, say protesters

    Mumbai: In the aftermath of the arrest of five prominent human rights and civil liberties activists and intellectuals, over a hundred people including students and civil society organisations staged a protest at Dadar on Wednesday evening.  The protesters demanded the release of advocate Arun Ferreira, writer Gautam Navlakha, advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, writer-activist Varavara Rao and ex-Mumbai University lecturer and writer Vernon Gonsalves, who were arrested by Pune police on August 28.

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    Mumbai: 34-year-old loses life after falling off overcrowded train during motormen’s stir

    The Central Railway commuters faced inconveniences yesterday after motormen called for a protest which led to the cancellation of scores of trains. On Friday, it was just not about the inconvenience, as a 34-year-old lost his life after boarding an overcrowded train. He died after falling off a CST-bound train on Vashi creek bridge.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Agitators protest peacefully at suburban collector’s office

    Mumbai: The Maratha agitators in Mumbai gathered outside the suburban Collector office at Bandra east on Thursday morning. The protests were peaceful in a rather cheerful mood. The participants sang songs against the BJP and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The agitators chanted slogans demanding reservations. The protest lasted for three hours and the agitators handed over a letter of their demands, which they requested to be handed over the CM.

  • West Bengal: Religious organisation put up road blockades in protest against MP’s ‘manhandling’ at Silchar airport

    Barasat (WB): A religious organisation put up road blockades in North 24 Parganas district in protest against the alleged manhandling of a Trinamool Congress MP, who belongs to the organisation, at Silchar airport, police said. The All India Matua Mahasangha, a religious reformation organisation mainly representing the backward classes, blocked the Habra-Bashirhat Road at two places — Pairagachhi and Kashipur.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Cases lodged against 3,000 agitators in Chakan, Khed

    Mumbai: Normalcy returned to the industrial area of Chakan outside Pune City on Tuesday, after two days of violence by Maratha agitators. Two cases have been lodged against nearly 3,000 persons under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections pertaining to rioting, arson and the use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, among others, at Chakan and Khed police stations.

  • Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

    Baghdad: Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xinhua reported.

  • Mumbai: Sion-Koliwada Punjabi colony refugees protest HC eviction order

    Mumbai: Putting up a fight against the administration, the residents of Punjabi colony in Sion-Koliwada on Sunday protested the High Court order asking them to vacate their buildings by October 31 on the pretext of the structure being dilapidated and the residents are staying in the building at their own risk. The bone of contention, claim the residents, is that they have been denied the right for redevelopment and offered no alternative

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