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Vehicle tax for stage, contract carriers waived

The government has issued orders waiving vehicle tax in full for the April-June quarter for stage carriers and contract carriages, Transport Minister Antony Raju said. The decision was taken in view of the financial constraints faced by vehicle operators due to COVID-19, Mr. Raju said. The department had announced the decision to waive vehicle tax […]

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Farmers stage protest highlighting demands

Bharatiya Kisan Sangh-led farmers staged a protest demonstration here demanding remunerative prices among a raft of demands, on Wednesday. Staging the protest outside the Collectorate here, the farmers called upon the governments at the Centre and the States to announce minimum support price (MSP) for all agricultural produce in order to provide remunerative prices for […]

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Corporation workers stage dharna

Sanitary workers, Amma Unavagam’ workers and other contract workers engaged for destroying mosquito larva by the Corporation staged a dharna here on Thursday. They said the provident fund contribution deducted from their salary to the tune of ₹ 3 crore during 2019, 2020 and 2021 had not been paid properly with the Employees’ Provident Fund […]

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Trade unions stage protest against privatisation

TIRUCHI Members of various trade unions staged a demonstration here on Friday opposing privatisation of various sectors and in support of their other demands. Office-bearers representing Labour Progressive Front, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, All India Trade Union Congress, Indian National Trade Union Congress, All India Central Council of Trade Unions and Hind Mazdoor Sabha […]

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Farmers stage demonstration

About 100 farmers owing allegiance to Farmers Forum of India staged a demonstration here on Wednesday condemning Karnataka government’s plea in the Supreme Court against the Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar river linking project in Tamil Nadu. The demonstration, which lasted about 30 minutes at the new bus stand, was led by Forum State general secretary G.S. Dhanapathy. Mr. […]

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Congress cadre stage stir against fuel price hike

Congress cadre staged demonstrations at various places in Tiruchi, Pudukottai and Perambalur districts on Thursday condemning the Centre for the sharp hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. They also condemned the sudden rise announced in the price of domestic gas cylinders. In Tiruchi district, the demonstrations were held at Manapparai, Jeeyapuram, Tiruverumbur and […]

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Police foil BJP bid to stage protest at agriculture directorate office

Activists demanded fulfilment of election promise of loan waiver There was mild tension and much jostling at the TS Agriculture Directorate office when BJP Kisan Morcha activists, led by K. Sridhar Reddy and party general secretary G. Premender Reddy, tried to stage a protest demonstration outside the office in Fatehmaidan on Monday morning. As several […]

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Stage set for counting of votes

The police have braced themselves up for counting of votes on May 2 by drafting a scheme to prevent any untoward incident. Over 1,000 police personnel would be mobilised for deployment at the counting centres as well as at important places all over the district. Two counting centres – K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering at […]

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Villagers stage road roko

Voters of three hamlets coming under Thiruvidaimaruthur Assembly segment staged a road roko at Maththiyur in Thirupanandal police station limit on Tuesday. The demonstrators hailing from Maththiyur, Mathiruppu and Vandaiyariruppu alleged that their basic requirements such as approach road to burial grounds, drinking water facility, toilets and roads remained unfulfilled for the past 10 years. […]