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16 lakh trucks go off roads in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh


By NewsGram Staff Writer

Hyderabad:  On Thursday as part of the nationwide indefinite strike by the truckers to protest against the present toll system, about 16 lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Responding to the call given by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), truck operators’ associations in both the Telugu states joined the strike, affecting the movement of goods.

However, essential commodities like milk, vegetables and medicine have been kept off the purview of the strike.

Movement of goods to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur and other major towns was badly affected by the strike.

AIMTC is demanding scrapping of toll system terming it a tool of harassment. It also rejected the government’s offer for electronic toll system by December. The truckers’ body is also demanding one-time payment of taxes besides simplification of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS).

The truck operators in the two Telugu states are also seeking a single permit system in view of the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh. They want Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to have single permit agreement so that vehicles can play between the two states on payment of a fixed tax.

The truck owners are also demanding an end to harassment by transport authorities at check-posts in the name of overloading of vehicles.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Constant supplies of LPG Cylinders will be maintained in the Country, says All India LPG Distributors Federation

The All India LPG Distributors Federation represents a majority of LPG distributors of public sector oil companies

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New Delhi, November 6, 2016: All India LPG Distributors Federation on Saturday assured customers that constant supplies of LPG cylinders will be maintained in the country.

The federation assured its customers after a group of LPG distributors threatened to go on a strike from November 15.

The All India LPG Distributors Federation represents a majority of LPG distributors of public sector oil companies.

“All India LPG Distributors Federation assures all the LPG customers that the supplies of LPG cylinders will be normal without any hindrance throughout the country,” the federation said in a statement.

“Customers should not get unnecessarily panicky. The service to the customers is of paramount importance and we have advised all our members to offer uninterrupted supply of refills and other services to them.” (IANS)

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Delhi suffers while AAP ministers pose


New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay blamed Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal for staying away from the city while Delhities suffered due to the civic agitation.

“Yesterday, people saw another theatrical show with Delhi ministers posing for photographs while lifting of garbage. But they can no more fool the citizens of Delhi,” he said.

Ministers and agencies of the Delhi government and AAP leaders have started lifting garbage which has been lying unattended on the roads and community bins ever since the strike of civic workers started.

The BJP workers also protested against the Kejriwal government’s reluctance to release municipal funds allegedly to deteriorate the image of the BJP-run corporations.

Upadhyay said the protest marches were taken out and effigies of Kejriwal were burnt by BJP workers in all 14 districts.

The party alleged a scam in garbage lifting and dumping claims of the AAP government.

The Delhi BJP chief said only 19 trucks of PWD and DJB have reached the landfill site and captured in CCTV at landfill sites over the last two days while the AAP government is claiming that 91 truckloads of garbage was removed from roads and community bins.

The Delhi BJP chief surprisingly said that at a time when Delhi is facing a crisis, the Chief Minister has gone to Bangalore for an undergoing treatment.

“We are watching videos of his speeches in various functions in place of his medical treatment,” he said.

Upadhyay said there is Directorate of Local Bodies appointed by Kejriwal government to look after the work of the corporations and by alleging wrongdoings in municipal accounts the government is accusing its own officials.

“We challenge the government that if there is any irregularity in the accounts of corporations then it may lodge police FIR against the mayors and the corporations,” Upadhyay said.


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Jharkhand doctors on day-long strike


Ranchi: Doctors in Jharkhand went on a day-long strike on Saturday to protest the new leave system introduced by the state government under which the village-heads would be the granting authority.

There were around 1,880 government doctors participating in the strike.

“We have launched phase-wise agitation to protest the new leave system introduced by the state government. If the state government does not withdraw the new leave system, we will further step up our agitation,” Bimlesh Jharkhand Health Service Association president told reporters.

The doctors and teachers in Jharkhand are protesting the new leave system introduced by the state government.

As per new system, the doctors posted in blocks and teachers posted in rural areas will have to seek leave from Mukhiyas (village heads) who have been empowered to check the attendance of the doctors and teachers.

Jharkhand doctors and Primary Teachers Association last month had threatened mass resignation if the system is not withdrawn.

The teachers association believe that new leave system would increase the political interference in the education system.

The OPD services were badly hit by the doctors strike. The patients were affected by the doctors strike.

I sustained fracture in my hand. There is no doctor in Sadar hospital Ranchi. Now I have to get treatment in a private hospital by borrowing money from friends,” said Ganesh Baitha, a patient.

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