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India Padmavati: Body found near fort linked to film protest

Protesting right-wing groups say the film Padmavati “insults” an iconic Hindu queen.

Garment workers clash with police in Bangladesh’s Mirpur, many injured

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Two police officials and several others were injured on Monday duirng a clash between garment workers and police in Mirpur. According to the Daily Star, the injured police officers were hurt when bricks were thrown at them The daily said that workers of Meridian Fashions Limited in Mirpur 1 start agitating in front of the Mollick Tower in Mirpur demanding due salaries and bonuses. The clash ensued when police tried to disperse the protesting garment works away from the road. Protesting workers also blocked the road at Mirpur 2 and damaged several vehicles on the Chiriakhana (Zoo) Road. They also vandalised the glass exteriors of some of the nearby garment factories in the area, locals said. Terming workers? protest illegal, the authorities of Meridian Fashions Limited shut their installation up to Wednesday. A notice issued yesterday in this regard was found at the gate of the factory. Citing Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 the notice stated that if the prevailing situation does not improve, the factory will remain closed for a longer period. Around 700 workers used to work at the factory. (ANI with inputs) Ends AD NNNN ANI(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Novel protest against ONGC in Kathiramangalam village

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Continuing their opposition to the ONGC’s oil exploration project in their village near here, residents resorted to a novel protest by setting up a community kitchen and used firewood for the same. Around 200 residents of Kathiramangalam village had yesterday set up a community kitchen and used firewood instead of LPG in a bid to rebuff ONGC’s statement that it had to drill wells to supply LPG to households, police said. Women gathered in the open yard of an Ayyanaar temple in the village and prepared food from the morning using firewood. The protesters said they could manage with firewood as they had been doing so before the advent of LPG. The villagers have been up in arms against crude oil exploration by ONGC and a protest by them had turned violent on June 30, leading to use of “minimum force” by police, which was criticised by opposition parties in the state. Also, shops remained shut for several days in the village to express solidarity with the protesting residents.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Farmer allegedly commits suicide in Nashik as stir continues

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As the farmers’ strike in Maharashtra entered the sixth day today, a farmer in Yeola tehsil of Nashik district, where the agitation is intense, committed suicide, police said. Navnath Changdev Bhalerao, resident of Pimpri village in the district, ended his life by consuming a poisonous chemical, said a local police officer. As the agitation continued in Nashik district, police have prohibited assembly of people in public places under CrPC section 144 till June 19. All 17 agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) and 20 sub-APMCs in the district remained closed today too, and onion auctions couldn’t take place, said Jaidutta Holkar, chairman of Lasalgaon APMC. Yesterday, another farmer, Gorakh Savaliram Kokane, resident of Waki Budruk in Chandvad tehsil of Nashik district, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house. The agitation continued in the district with several vehicles carrying vegetables to Mumbai stopped by protesters. Protesting farmers also locked down the office of talathi (village revenue officer) at Naitale in Nifad tehsil. Vegetable-carrying trucks heading for Mumbai faced protesters in the neighbouring Ahmednagar district too. A couple of trucks carrying vegetables and flowers were stopped late night. Protesters punctured wheels of a milk tanker and in some places police used lathi-charge to disperse the mobs, said an officer. Farmers’ groups tried to lock down government offices in Manvat (Parbhani district), Satara, Nanded, Kolhapur and Sangli districts. Major dairies such as Gokul and Warna in Kolhapur district continued milk collection. These two dairies are major supplier of packaged milk to Mumbai.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Samruddhi Corridor will lead to rise in farmer suicides: Sena

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Shiv Sena has said the proposed expressway between Mumbai and Nagpur — Samruddhi Corridor — will lead to a rise in farmer suicides in the state if the government forcibly takes away their irrigated land for the project. “The government machinery is being misused to build this expressway which has caused a severe law and order issue. Protesting farmers are being beaten up and threatened with imprisonment if they hinder government work. The only thing left now is to cut off the heads of the protesters,” the Sena said in an editorial in the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ today. It has said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wears a smiling mask on his face all the time, but his real face comes out when he sneers at farmers’ woes. “Thousands of farmers have revolted against this project. They do not want to sell their mother (irrigated land) but if you are forcing them to do so, your intentions are wrong. Those who could not take revenge of our soldiers’ mutilation should not hurt farmers too,” it said, referring to the mutilation of a soldier’s body along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. “Farmers are already committing suicide and the numbers will only increase due to this project. Does the government intend to make a Guinness World record in farmer suicides? You cannot lead farmers to the grave with your atrocious policies,” it added. The Sena said that the Mumbai-Pune Expressway was a dream project of late Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari took it ahead. But at that time, farmers from Panvel to Pune didn’t protest against the project. “We have never objected to development. But it should not come at the cost of farmers’ lives. Had we been opposed to development, we would not have created scores of roads and flyovers in Mumbai. Development is the need of the hour but farmer suicides have to be stopped first. Their loan should be waived,” it said. The 702-km expressway will pass through Nagpur, Buldhana, Amravati, Wardha, Washim, Thane, Aurangabad, Akola, Bhiwandi and Nashik districts and will cut down the travel time between Nagpur and Mumbai by half. Farmers in Sinnar and Igatpuri tehsils of Nashik district, besides those in Shahpur and Kalyan tehsils of Thane district, are up in arms against the expressway passing through their farmlands. They have blocked roads several times and held rallies against the project, fearing forcible acquisition of their land by the government.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Locals protest, block roads against lynching in Jharkhand

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Agitated locals today protested the lynching of three persons in Nagadih and blocked the Bistupur-Station road, demanding arrest of those involved. Altogether, six persons were yesterday lynched by villagers in Seraikela-Kharswan district after they suspected them of being child lifters. While three persons were beaten to death in Sosomoli and Shobhapur villages under Rajnagar police station area, as many were lynched in Nagadih, within the limits of Bagbera police station. Protesting against the incident, hundreds of locals blocked the main road between Jugsalai roundabout and Bistupur-Station road, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident. The locals also put up road blockades at several other places in Jugsalai and Bagbera, including Bagbera chowk, disrupting traffic movement. The situation is under control and negotiations are on with the protesters to withdraw the blockade, police said. Seraikela sub-divisional magistrate Sandeep Dubey said that the situation is peaceful today and adequate security forces, and magistrate have been deputed to maintain law and order in the area. Locals in Musaboni under Ghatsila sub-division also took out procession demanding the arrest of the villagers involved in the killing. The procession was later withdrawn following assurances by the administration to look into their demands.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

TN farmers resort to ‘grass-eating’ protest at Jantar Mantar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The farmers from Tamil Nadu staging a protest for over a month at Jantar Mantar here resorted to a unique ‘grass-eating’ agitation today to highlight their woes. The farmers brought grass to the protest venue and ate it in front of mediapersons. “We are trying everything to make the prime minister take note of our plight, but in vain. So, we are eating grass,” one of the protesting farmers told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Tamil Nadu: Woman slapped by policeman during anti-liquor protest

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A senior police official ‘slapped’ a woman protester during a crackdown on an anti-liquor agitation in neighbouring Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu, with the act, caught on camera, coming in for strong condemnation.The incident occurred last evening in Shamalpuram when a group of people, including women, blocked a road demanding closure of state-owned TASMAC liquor outlet in the locality. As the protesters refused to disperse, Additional Deputy Superintendent of Police Pandiarajan slapped one of the women and pushed two others, asking them to move away from the road. Protesting this, a section of the agitators allegedly pelted stones at the police, who resorted to lathi charge to disperse them. Police said three persons were injured in the melee with one of them being hospitalised.As the video showing the act went viral, various political parties, including DMK, condemned the ‘police brutality’. Shops in the locality remained shut today in protest against the police action. The assault of the woman was raised in the Madras High Court this morning by social activist Traffic Ramaswamy and PMK’s legal wing member K Balu, who sought action against the police official.Following a special mention on the matter, a bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar agreed to hear their petitions later in the day. Watch the video below:

Housing projects for minority community face opposition

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The residents of some housing societies here have voiced opposition to the two proposed residential projects for the members of a minority community coming up in their vicinity. The members of the housing societies on Sun Pharma Road staged a protest outside one of the proposed sites yesterday. Two vacant plots on the road have been earmarked for the housing projects for the minority community with the boards announcing their names having come up at the sites recently. The protesting residents, belonging to the majority community, have taken up the matter with the mayor. Talking to(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Shops down shutters against gas firm’s godown in res’tial area

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>: Protesting against a private gas company setting up a godown in a residential area, shops and other commercial establishments downed shutters today at Avanashi in nearby Tirupur district. Police said residents, political parties and members of the public had raised objections to setting up the godown some six months ago, based on which the local administration cancelled permission to set it up. Despite this the company opened the godown, even as some residents blocked a lorry containing gas cylinders last evening, they said. Meanwhile, a section of agitators sought action against a senior police official,for allegedly terming some protesters as Naxalites and Terrorists.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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