Today : Sunday - Apr 20, 2014, 01:51pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Reliance Communications has made full repayment of two loans amounting to $1 billion (around Rs 6,000 crore), during the quarter ended June 30.The repayments have been from the company's rupee resources.

Business News
 

Strike evokes mixed response in Andhra

Wednesday - Feb 20, 2013, 07:09pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Hyderabad -  The two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions evoked mixed response in Andhra Pradesh on the first day Wednesday, affecting financial services and coal mining. However, there was not much impact on transportation.

Bank services in Hyderabad and the rest of the state were totally paralysed as over 70,000 employees of public sector banks joined the strike. Work in insurance companies was also hit. Post offices also remained closed.

Coal production came to a halt in the mines of state-owned Singareni Collieries, with 65,000 workers across four districts of Telangana participating in the strike. Company officials said the strike would hit two lakh tonnes of coal production a day.

Police stepped up security at mines in Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal and Adilabad districts to provide security to those who want to work.

The strike has also hit Vishakapatnam Steel Plant, another major public sector unit in the state. Over 10,000 permanent and contract employees of the plant joined the strike.

The shutdown also hit work at Vishakapatnam port, with employees staying away from work Wednesday.

Most of the buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) plied normally in most places as National Mazdoor Union (NMU), the biggest union did not join the strike.

Autorickshaws were off the roads in Hyderabad and other towns in the early hours but most of them returned later, providing relief to commuters.

A section of employees of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) also joined the strike, which is likely to have an impact on sanitation in the state capital. The workers took out a rally in support of their demands.

The two-day strike has been called jointly by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Indian Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) and other such central organisations.

The trade unions are demanding concrete measures for containing inflation, steps for employment generation, universal social security, and making the minimum wage Rs.10,000 per month, along with daily allowance.

The trade unions took our rallies in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and other places to highlight their demands.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus


Related Articles:
» Kudankulam N-plant to reconnect to the grid Oct 26
» Rupee unchanged at 61.46
» Kerala Tourism takes Twitter route for campaign
» Onion prices to come down in next 10 days: Thomas
» Ratan Tata meets Sharma post FIPB nod for airline venture
» Mamata government selling onions at Rs.36 per kg
» Gold prices gaining by Rs 480 to Rs 32,410 per ten gram
» Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian with assets of $18.9 billion
» Top 100 rich Indians' net worth rises to $250 billion
» Bharti Airtel board approves subsidiary merger
» Emirates expects to fly 70 mn passengers in 2020
» Japan's Olympus scales down India business projection
» Tewari pulls up Ludhiana officials over MGNREGA funds
» India-France trade can aid inclusive growth: Jaipal Reddy
» China to set up power equipment service centres in India
» Reduced arrival of onions behind price hike: Dikshit
» Shanta Kumar slams delay in export ban on onions
» Sri Lanka records strong tourist, remittance earnings
» Cochin airport investors set to reap profits
» Etihad Airways to double Colombo flights
» Jet Airways standalone losses jump eight-fold to Rs. 891 crore
» RBI receives $10.1 billion under forex swap window
» SBI to get Rs 2000 cr as part of Rs 14K cr banks fund infusion
» Mobile economy to add $400 billion to India GDP: GSMA
» Volvo launches next generation S60 and XC60


Other Articles:
ONGC, Swiber execute India's first floatover oil and gas platform (20th Feb, 2013)
HC notice over tax recoveries from social websites (20th Feb, 2013)
London’s West End named world’s most expensive place for office space renting (20th Feb, 2013)
Gurgaon Maruti Suzuki workers to strike work Thursday (20th Feb, 2013)
IT manufacturing industry could be Goa's future (20th Feb, 2013)
Strike may cause Rs.26,000 crore loss to Indian economy: Assocham (20th Feb, 2013)
India suspends gold jewellery imports from Thailand (20th Feb, 2013)
'IT imports will be worth $400 billion in 2020' (20th Feb, 2013)
AirAsia, Tata Sons to start domestic airlines (20th Feb, 2013)
Vodafone challenges govt’s move to auction its 900MHz spectrum (20th Feb, 2013)
Kingfisher stock hits upper circuit in afternoon trade (20th Feb, 2013)
Buying consumers’ time for ad just got easier with new model (20th Feb, 2013)
ANZ off-shoring 70 more jobs to India (20th Feb, 2013)
Dell sales fall ahead of buyout, but beat analysts’ expectations (20th Feb, 2013)
Sensex trades flat, oil and gas stocks rally (20th Feb, 2013)
Ready-to-drink tea, coffee market to soar (20th Feb, 2013)
Spicejet to fly to Sharjah from Lucknow, Varanasi (20th Feb, 2013)
State Bank of India opens branch in Chinese city (20th Feb, 2013)
China's FDI inflow declines (20th Feb, 2013)
In 2G case: CPIL seeks probe into prosecution-accused nexus (20th Feb, 2013)
Microfinance grows significantly: Report (20th Feb, 2013)
Trade union strike threatens to cripple economy (20th Feb, 2013)
Conduct audit of Kudankulam power project: Anti-nuke activists (20th Feb, 2013)
In 2G case: Court asks CBI to file additional documents (20th Feb, 2013)
BP, RIL to invest $5 bn for tapping gas in KG-D6 fields (20th Feb, 2013)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use