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Has Mumbai ignored BEST transport system or is bus drivers’ strike an overreaction?

Public transport buses in Mumbai have been off roads as employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) undertaking have been on strike since Tuesday demanding higher wages as per the 7th pay commission, and other benefits at par with employees of Mumbai’s civic body. The strike comes at a time when the BEST’s financial health is bleak with service levels plummeting and a steep drop in passengers. ThePrint asks: Has Mumbai ignored BEST transport system or is bus drivers’ strike an overreaction? BMC must focus on BEST Ashish Chemburkar Chairman, BEST Committee and member, Shiv Sena The BEST’s balance sheet is empty and its workers are demanding higher salaries. We have tried holding talks with union leaders telling them about the situation and asking them to reach a compromise, but they are not willing to. We understand the pain of the employees, ultimately they are our own people, but we can find a solution...
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Flights delayed after Air India’s ground-handling staff go on strike at Mumbai airport

A section of employees of the carrier's ground handling subsidiary went on a strike against non-payment of Diwali bonus.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

BJP threatened petrol pump owners of I-T raids if not gone on strike: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi govt refused to reduce VAT on fuels, because of which 400 CNG and petrol pumps in New Delhi remained shut Monday. 

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?