Jan 08 2018
Workers are demanding wage hike among other things.
The strike has been called by the bus union after meeting state transport minister over the demand of pay hike of 2.57% as opposed to government's proposal of 2.44%.
Earlier on the second day of the strike, the head of the Centre of Indian Trade Union, Soundararjan, had said, "We don't want to subject the public to hardship but the government is pushing us".
Chennai: Striking transport employees on Sunday refused to budge from their belligerent stand of continuing with their indefinite agitation and announced that they would knock at the doors of the Madras High Court seeking a review of its verdict asking them to get back to work immediately.
As the strike entered the second day on Friday crippling operation of the eight transport corporation running about 21,000 buses, the first bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee ordered the workers to resume work or face the outcome including termination and contempt of court.
Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabaskar accused "some unions" of trying to flare up the strike for their own agenda even as 32 trade unions signed the wage agreement.
Assam's first draft of NRC identifies 1.9 crore as Indian citizens
Not only should the remaining part of the exercise be fast-tracked but they (officials) also need to be extra vigilant, he said. So there is a possibility that some names within a single family may not be there in the first draft", said Hajela.
January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse
In 2018 there will be two Blue Moons - one in January and one in March, February being left out without a full moon. January's first full moon, nicknamed a wolf moon, will take place on January 1 and it will be a supermoon .
Obama beats Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll
Seventeen per cent of the Americans who polled said Obama was the man they admired most , down from 22 per cent past year . Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings.
Taking a serious view of the strike called by certain unions, it said the workers should get back to work or "face consequences", including termination and contempt of court. The trade unions demand a 2.57 percent hike while the government insisted on 2.44 percent hike.
"If (the transport staff) continue with the protest and cause trouble to people, the government will not hesitate to take action as per law against them", he added. The court posted the next hearing for Monday.
A large number of people were seen queued up waiting for the private buses at the different bus stops.
Officials said buses were being run by utilising services of workers affiliated to ruling AIADMK-backed union ATP.
Following the strike, commuters alleged over-charging by autos and private buses even as scores opted for suburban rail services in Chennai. "We demanded the transport workers wages to be raised on par with government employees but they did not agree".
Jan 08 2018
Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards
On January 2, the United States president tweeted to say he would be announcing "the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year".
Jan 07 2018
KMart closing in Rutland in early April
As the rise of e-commerce spearheaded by Amazon and Walmart continues, businesses like Sears Holdings aren't keeping up. Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy previous year , and is in the process of shuttering its business entirely.
Jan 05 2018
Justin Timberlake Drops "Filthy" Video, Channels Steve Jobs
Justin Timberlake released the lead single to his fourth studio album earlier this morning titled " Filthy ". Justin Timberlake applied a special condition on his new song "Filthy": that it be played "very loud".
Jan 01 2018
Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room
When officers arrived, they eventually found an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun, and plenty of ammo in the man's room, police said. Police said the man was arrested and jailed for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.
Dec 31 2017
Snow Showers Falling, Will Spread Eastward as Afternoon Goes on
This is all upstream moisture will should produce steady snowfall all day Friday , Friday night and into most of Saturday . A winter storm has descended upon Montana, bringing heavy snowfall and extremely low wind chills.
Dec 29 2017
Vanity Fair Apologises For Video Suggesting Hillary Clinton Takes Up Knitting
In an April 1988 issue of Spy magazine (which Carter co-founded), Trump was famously referred to as a "short-fingered vulgarian". Ms Kosoff, the writer who made the knitting suggestion, reportedly took to her private Twitter account to defend the video.
Dec 29 2017
Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies
Ho also wrote, "Davis was off the air for more than three years when CBS46 gave her another shot a year ago to anchor again". In Davis' last tweet on December 20, she thanked her friend Debbie Turman for sending flowers after the death of her father.
Dec 28 2017
'Dangerous wind chills' forecast for Wednesday; wintry mix possible during weekend
Snow is expected to begin falling around commute time Thursday morning and continue throughout the day. For example, Carletta said on Christmas Day in Fargo this year, the low was minus 19 degrees.
Dec 28 2017
Josh Rosen keeps making headlines for acknowledging the obvious
The Trojans star is expected to be one of the first players taken if he makes himself eligible. Otherwise, Rosen will be proven right and he won't be the last one to avoid the Browns.
Dec 26 2017
Elon Musk jokes SpaceX rocket a 'nuclear' UFO from North Korea
Calls came into TV stations as far afield as San Diego, more than 200 miles south of the launch site. To the disappointment of UFO enthusiasts, the object was not an extraterrestrial coming to visit.
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Jan 07 2018President Trump Signs Order Disbanding Voter Fraud Commission
Jan 07 2018Injured Dale Steyn may miss rest of Test series
Jan 07 2018Coutinho to join Barcelona from Liverpool in deal worth $192 million
Jan 06 2018'Jeopardy!' On Hiatus As Alex Trebek Recovers From Brain Surgery
Jan 05 2018Apple: Mac And iOS Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre Flaws
Jan 01 2018Final observations: Cowboys 6, Eagles 0
Dec 31 2017Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax 'swatting' call
Dec 30 2017County Unemployment Rates Remain Low Across Tennessee
Dec 26 2017Jordan Feldstein, Jonah Hill's brother and Maroon 5 manager, dies at 40
Jan 07 2018Jammu and Kashmir: Four policemen killed in IED blast at Sopore
Jan 06 2018LG Introduces Compact 4K Projector That Can Create 150-inch Screen
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Jan 02 2018Six days of Iran protests: 20 dead, 450 arrested
Jan 01 2018Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed
Dec 31 2017Liverpool Prospect Reveals The Disgusting Racist Abuse He Suffered This Year
Dec 30 2017'Tiger Zinda Hai' gives tough competition to 'Baahubali 2' on Box Office
Dec 29 2017U.S. to resume full visa services in Turkey
Dec 27 2017More Snow for Christmas Eve!
Dec 27 2017Kabul Bombing Kills At Least 6; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Dec 26 2017Israel deports two Turks detained in Jerusalem