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Tag: Strike

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Odisha Health Workers Postpone 'Cease Work' Agitation, To Get Vaccinated

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Male & Female Multi Purpose Health Workers’/Health Supervisor’s United Association, which had earlier decided not to take COVID-19 vaccine shots as a mark of protest against government’s alleged neglect towards their designation and cadre, finally agreed to get vaccinated after discussion with the government on Tuesday. Mamata Nayak, general secretary of […]

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Bank strike from March 11 to March 13 postponed indefinitely

Bhubaneswar: In what could bring relief for bank customers, the proposed all-India bank strike scheduled to be observed from March 11 to March 13 has been postponed indefinitely, informed Convenor of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Sambit Mishra. The strike was called by the constituents of UFBU, the umbrella body of the trade unions […]

Bolangir Lawyers' Association Calls Two-Day Bandh Demanding HC Bench

Bolangir: Pressing for their longstanding demand for establishment of permanent High Court bench in Bolangir, the District Lawyers’ Association has called for a two-day bandh in all government offices and banks. While all the government offices, banks and post offices in the district have been shut down, shops and business establishments are exempted from the […]

HAL braces for staff strike over wage revision

Bengaluru: The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is bracing for an indefinite strike from Monday by its 20,000 employees over wage revision and other demands, a union official said on Sunday. “As talks and reconciliation efforts with the management failed on our demands, especially wage revision, we are going ahead with the indefinite strike from […]

NMC Bill: Unhappy Odisha Doctors Threaten To Join Nationwide Stir

Bhubaneswar/Delhi: The countrywide agitation by doctors against National Medical Commission Bill, which was passed yesterday in the Upper House of the Parliament, is slowly gaining momentum with doctors and medical students in Odisha threatening to join the stir soon. The Rajya Sabha passed the NMC Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, […]

Odisha govt bus services affected as OSRTC employees launch strike

Cuttack: Passengers suffered as government buses stayed off roads on as many as 20 bus routes in Cuttack zone today after Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) employees launched a strike demanding clearance of pending salary of 3 months and other arrears. According to sources, services of around 30 government buses were suspended due to […]

Doctors across India on day-long strike in solidarity with Kolkata medicos

New Delhi: The doctors’ strike that started in Kolkata earlier this week has now spread across India with the doctors’ association of AIIMS showing full support to their West Bengal colleagues. After entire healthcare system in West Bengal was crippled over the past four days, now doctors’ in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India […]

Patients' kin implore as Bengal doctor's strike continues

Kolkata: Health services in West Bengal’s state-run hospitals on Friday remained disrupted as protesting doctors continued their strike despite repeated requests by patients’ families to start treatment. The junior doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital – the epicentre of the protests – continued their sit-in. However, hospital gates were opened enabling normalcy of […]

Kalahandi DPC office locked amid ongoing OPEPA employee strike

Kalahandi: Protest by Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) employees continues in Kalahandi adversely affecting various administrative works in the district. As all the employees have taken part in the protest, the District Project Coordinator’s office has remained closed. “We are doing a lot of government’s work including election work. We are being sent on […]

Students stage dharna protesting teacher's transfer

Balasore: Opposing transfer of a teacher, students of Remuna Girls’ High School today staged a dharna near Mandira Chhak in the district disrupting road communication between Gopinathpur Chhak and Sananadi. The students also locked up the main gate of the school. According to sources, hundreds of students resorted to agitation opposing the transfer of one […]

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Bandh over demand for district status to Dharmagarh

Kalahandi: Demanding district status to Dharamgarh members of   the Kriyanushthan Committee has been observing a dawn-to-dusk   bandh in six blocks of Dharmagarh today. Members of the outfit were seen picketing on highways and in front of government offices from early this morning. Normal life came to a grinding halt at Dharamgarh, Junagarh, Koksara, Jaipatna, Golamunda […]

Strike & Holidays: Banks to remain closed for 5 days

Bhubaneswar: Banking transactions are likely to be affected today as the banks will remain closed due to a strike called by the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) over various demands. The AIBOC has called for the strike demanding revision in salary and calling off the merger of three public sector banks – Bank of […]

Patients suffer as State-wide blood bank employees' strike continues

Balasore/Berhampur: Blood transfusion facilities have been badly hit owing to the ongoing cease work agitation by blood bank employees across Odisha. The situation has assumed serious proportions at Balasore district headquarters hospital (DHH) with thalassemic patients who require blood transfusion being at the receiving end due to the strike. Moreover, the blood unit stock at […]

12-hour Sindhekela bandh over demand of district status to Titlagarh

Titlagarh: A 12-hour bandh has been called by locals in Sindhekela today demanding block status to the sub-district and district status to Titlagarh. The bandh called by the traders’ association was joined by various groups and later a rally was conducted in the village following which all schools, banks and offices remained closed. According to […]

Bankers to strike work for two days in January 2019

Chennai: Bank employees under the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) will go on a two-day strike early next year, said a top leader of the union on Friday. The bank employees under the banner of AIBEA will join the two-day strike on January 8-9, 2019 according to a decision taken at The National Convention […]

Odisha govt adopts 'No Work No Pay' policy for agitating School & College employees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has adopted ‘No Work No Pay’ policy in respect of officers/officials under the School & Mass Education department participating in strike. In this regard, Additional Secretary Prabhat Kumar Bhoi has written to all Directors under School & Mass Education Department informing about the decision. “I am directed to intimate you that […]

Balasore ASHA workers cry foul over delay in release of incentive

Balasore: Protesting delay in release of their incentive for the month of September, ASHA workers here in the district have threatened to observe cease work strike. According to reports, ASHA workers are provided their incentive within 10th of every month. However, due to the ongoing strike by National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) workers in Bhubaneswar, […]

Traders' stir against Walmart-Flipkart deal

New Delhi :The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Thursday said traders from across the country are expected to participate in a strike against the Walmart-Flipkart deal on September 28. The confederation has called for a ‘Bharat Trade Bandh’ on September 28 and a mega traders rally on December 16 in the national capital. […]

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Nationwide Transport strike rains trouble for commuters across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Buses and heavy vehicles kept off roads across the state in view of the nationwide strike called by the Transport Workers’ Federation today. Parents and students in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack had a harrowing experience as school buses discontinued their services for the day. #WATCH: 24-hour nationwide strike called by Transport […]

Truckers in Odisha to join nationwide indefinite strike from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Truck Owners’ Association has extended its support to the nationwide indefinite strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) tomorrow after the central government failed to address its long pending issues and concerns. The secretary of the Odisha Truck Owners’ Association, Rabi Satpathy informed that the strike will begin at […]

Women stage hunger strike demanding relocation of liquor outlets

Kendrapara: Hundreds of women today blocked the Kendrapara-Orat road and staged a hunger strike demanding relocation of two liquor outlets at Angulai Chhak in the district. The outlets have been established illegally and despite repeated appeals to the district administration for their relocation no action has been taken, the agitators alleged. “The shops are located […]

Strike demanding sub-division status for Banpur disrupts normal life

  Khurda: Normal life remained affected in Balugaon and Banpur blocks in the district today due to a six-hour bandh called by the Balugaon-Banpur-Chilika action committee demanding sub-division status for Banpur. As part of the strike, protesters were seen picketing at multiple locations even as government offices, private establishments and shops remained closed. However, vehicular […]

Tough time for commuters as autos, taxis stay off roads

Bhubaneswar: Passengers across the state were seen having a harrowing time as auto-rickshaws and taxis have kept off roads since 6 am today as part of the 12-hour strike called by different associations of auto rickshaw and taxi drivers. More than 1.35 lakh auto-rickshaws and 10,000 taxis have joined the strike demanding social and financial […]

Ravenshaw University students call off strike

Cuttack: Ravenshaw University students, who were protesting over fee hike and other issues in campus, called off their protests today. According to sources, the students withdrew their strike after discussions with the Vice-Chancellor. Earlier today, Vice-Chancellor, Ishan Patro had said that sine die imposed following student unrest will be lifted only after normalcy returns to […]

SCB junior docs’ stir enters 8th day

Cuttack: Health services at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack continue to get badly affected as the cease-work agitation by junior doctors of Urology department with support from their counterparts at VIMSAR in Burla entered the eighth day. Expressing solidarity, even the PG students in VIMSAR joined duty wearing black badges today. Moreover, as […]