Monday, 18 March 2019

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Nationwide trade union strike enters 3rd day in India

NEW DELHI: The nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions (CTUs) across India entered 3rd straight day to protest against the government’s alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labor reforms. Reports of strikes were pouring in from many states like West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Kerala and Karnataka. The protesting unions ...

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Thousands protest ´slave law´ in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Protesters threw smoke grenades at police who responded with tear gas in Budapest as thousands of people rallied against a new “slave law” passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban. More than 15,000 people, according to local press reports, joined the demonstration — the first rally ...

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Thousands of Georgians protest ‘stolen election’

TBILISI: Around 25,000 Georgians protested Sunday against the election of a ruling party-backed candidate to the presidency and demanded snap parliamentary polls in a move that threatens to complicate the transition of power in the Western-backed nation. Holding Georgian and EU flags, protesters alleged vote-buying and other irregularities as they ...

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Thousands Protest in Norway Against Restricting Abortion

OSLO: Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center ...

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Indian group says Sunny Leone will hurt religious sentiments

BOLLYWOOD: An Indian group has staged a demonstration in Bengaluru against the casting of Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a historical movie. Kannanda Rakhshana Vedike Yuve Sene, a pro-Kannada outfit, claimed that casting Sunny Leone in Veeramadevi’s role was an insult to the historical figure. According to Indian media, a ...

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Models protest Denmark’s burka ban at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen-Danish designer Reza Etamadi used the runway to make a political statement at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The fashion show for his streetwear label’s latest collection MUF10 featured models in burkas and niqabs alongside police officers. It took place just days after Denmark’s full-face veil ban came into effect. “I have ...

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Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago

CHICAGO: Hundreds of protesters calling for an end to gun violence in Chicago partially shut down a major freeway in the city, restricting traffic as they demanded lawmakers and members of the community do more to stop the bloodshed. Initially, hundreds of demonstrators marched along two of the freeway’s four ...

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Kashmir on edge after local government falls amid militant clashes

Kashmiri protesters throw stones and bricks at Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP SRINAGAR: The disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir is on edge after clashes between militants and security forces, and the collapse of the local government over disagreements that include how ...

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Major protest held in Hungary

Tens of thousands of Hungarians thronged Budapest on April 14 in anger at strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s crushing re-election victory. The crowd, around 100,000 strong according to organizers and AFP reporters, marched through the city center in sunshine to parliament for a rally under the motto “We are the ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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