TRUCKERS STRIKE

  • Truckers call off strike as talks successful January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: In a development that should bring relief to households and the corporate sector alike, Indian transporters called off their eightday nationwide strike Monday after they agreed to the Government's proposal for a mechanism to address their grievances. The Government on Monday agreed to form a committee headed by Transport...
  • Cut in fuel prices likely in next 10 days January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Retail fuel prices are likely to be cut in the next 10 days, but the quantum of reduction would be decided after consultations with the finance ministry, Minister of State for Petroleum Dinsha Patel said on Monday. "We have to reduce the prices and we will do it. It...
  • Truck strike enters 8th day, government scurries January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The Centre has called a meeting of state transport ministers on Monday to deal with the situation arising out of the truckers' strike that entered the eighth day, hitting supplies of essential commodities in some regions. "The strike is on, the solution lies completely in the hands of the...
  • CPIM urges Centre for talks with truckers January 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu unit of CPIM on Sunday said the Centre should hold talks with the striking truck operators to end the agitation instead of taking stringent action against them. Condemning the Centre for invoking the National Security Act against the leaders of the agitating truck...
  • Truck' strike enters Day 7; Mumbai braces for crisis January 11, 2009

    Mumbai: Day seven of the nationwide strike called by truckers has brought the feuding parties none the closer. But even as there's no sign of the strike being called off, Transport secretary Brahm Dutt says the situation is improving. Assurances apart, reports from Maharashtra say householders there will feel the...
  • Truckers strike enters day 5, MP invokes ESMA January 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Tightening its noose around the agitating truckers, the Madhya Pradesh government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act last night, making it the seventh state to enforce the law which enables impounding of vehicles to ensure supply of essential commodities. However, braving the arrests of All India Motor Transport Congress...
  • Day 3: HPCL withdraws from joining the truckers strike January 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Hindustan Petroleum officers have called off their plans to join in the strike. With both transporters and the government holding on to their stands, the truckers strike entered the third day on Wednesday. This after the government threatened to take serious punitive measures under Maintaining Essential Supplies Act...
  • National Wipes: News from across India July 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The threeday old truckers' strike has been called off following an agreement between the transporters and the government after a marathon negotiation that lasted for over eight hours. The truckers have been demanding rollback of hike in toll tax, honouring of service tax agreement of 2004, and rationalisation of...
  • Fuelling crisis: Shortage of petrol, diesel hits Chennai June 30, 2008

    Chennai: The shortage of fuel in Chennai resulted in massive queues outside petrol bunks across the city on Monday. Severe shortage of fuel has hit Chennai hard. As the supply of fuel has been erratic since the price hike, the big worry facing the city now is a nationwide truckers strike. Aparna's...