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The weeks-long agitation by thousands of tea plantations workers in Munnar has shown no sign of an early end, and the cardamom plantation workers have also put forward a demand for higher pay.
The agitation has hit most of the plantation sector in Kerala.
Meanwhile, the villagers largely fishermen, who are opposing the plant calling it unsafe, after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, have strengthened their agitations.
This project was delayed because of repeated protests and agitations by the locals over safety issues.
There were agitations but ultimately the government announced a package and kept the state united," he said.
THE FEDERATION of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( Ficci) on Tuesday expressed reservations over disturbances to the investment climate in Andhra Pradesh in the wake of renewed agitation for the Telangana state.
KATHMANDU, May 7 -- Minister for Information and Communications Shankar Pokharel said on Friday that the agitation launched by the UCPN (Maoist) is against people's desire and cannot give an outlet to the present political deadlock.
Asked if the change of the government is possible through the agitation, he said that it is not possible to form a new government through street protests.
On Wednesday, over two dozen students and about a dozen policemen were injured in clashes in the state capital when student agitation against the professional education policy of the state government turned violent.
Chief minister Oommen Chandy opposed it saying there was no justification for the student agitation.
Twenty trains have been diverted and 12 cancelled due to the ongoing agitation in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan.
Gujjars stepped up their agitation following a Rajasthan High Court order that said members of the community could not be given special reservation in government jobs.
THE HYDERABAD Software Exports Association ( Hysea) has rubbished reports that some of the information technology ( IT) companies in Hyderabad are planning to move out of Andhra Pradesh because of the Telangana agitation.
Some industrialists from the state have claimed the ongoing agitation has caused severe damage to Brand Hyderabad.
Maoists have been demanding the release of an elusive tribal leader Chhatradhar Mahato, who has been spearheading an agitation since November last year against alleged police excesses in West Midnapore's troubled Lalgarh area.