Tamil Nadu legislators to get 100 per cent salary hike

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit during his maiden address to the state assembly in Chennai on January 8

The strike by the transport workers is on its seventh day.

His remarks came on a day when the government tabled a bill to give a 100 per cent salary hike to MLAs. The issue triggered uproarious scenes in the Assembly this week with Palaniswami seeking the cooperation of Leader of Opposition MK Stalin (DMK) and others in bringing the strike to an end.

While over 17 trade unions, including the CITU and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-backed Labour Progressive Federation (LPF), are taking part in the protest, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-backed Anna Thozhirsanga Peravai (ATP) also joined the agitation on Tuesday in Dindigul district.

The trade unions of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation called for the strike in support of their various demands including wage revision.

Seoul to announce measures on 'defective' sex slavery deal
Moon's remark came a day after the Foreign Ministry said the issue remains unresolved, but it would not seek to renegotiate the deal.

Michael Wolff Talks About Donald Trump and Fire and Fury
Some tend to think that to Steve Bannon , it's all a big game, and eventually he will find his way back into President Trump's good graces.

WhatsApp bug lets hackers sneak inside group chats
The attackers might send spoofed messages in order to prevent the administrator from removing spy from the private conversation. So if you see someone new entering your group, speak to the other members in private chats to confirm the new person's identity.

Further M K Stalin said the government should have avoided tabling the Bill during the session as it has admitted on the floor of the House that it has no money to pay the striking transport employees.

Leading the charge, Stalin raised slogans and staged a walkout along with other DMK and Congress MLAs and the lone IUML legislator. "Our MLA Sakkarapani opposed the bill at the introduction stage itself and the DMK will oppose the bill", he said. "Salary has been hiked". He also took exception to the Speaker's decision not to allow comments against the Governor, saying Jayalalithaa had made "very nasty comments" against the late Governor Chenna Reddy. "Salary hike for the MLAs is needless when the government has no money to pay transport workers".

Transport workers have been demanding for a pay revision to Rs 30,000; however, the authorities have only agreed to pay them Rs 24,400 per month.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How To Watch Overwatch League Matches Online
Jan 13, 2018 - 01:59
But Blizzard's push to publicize the Overwatch League would be futile if the matches themselves weren't up to scratch. If you log in between now and February 13, you'll get 100 League Tokens for free-enough to buy one skin.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Heavy rain, plunging temperatures may produce flooding, then ice
Jan 13, 2018 - 01:59
From about 6 PM to midnight, rain starts mixing with sleet and forming an icy glaze on surfaces from the St. Lawrence River Valley, to the Adirondacks and Adirondack Coast and into northwestern Vermont.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump touts a poll that's awful for him
Jan 13, 2018 - 01:46
Even worse, an fantastic 57 percent of respondents said Trump is "not fit for office" and 69 percent said he isn't "level-headed".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bundled up for visit to a radio station
Jan 13, 2018 - 01:42
In Touch Weekly is reporting that Grant blames the distance on Markle's mother - and her former stepmother - Doria Ragland. The tweet was thought to be in reaction to a comment by Harry that his fiancée was gaining a family she "never had".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coli Outbreak 'Likely' Over; Canada Declares Romaine Lettuce Safe To Eat
Jan 12, 2018 - 06:19
But infection with the O157 strain, which produces a shiga toxin, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Romaine lettuce is mostly eaten raw and washing it or any produce tainted with E. coli will not remove the harmful bacteria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hollywood uproad over Mark Wahlberg-Michelle Williams pay gap
Jan 12, 2018 - 06:17
Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor, which has not commented on the report. The director Judd Apatow wrote, "This is so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe". "This is how this business works".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dark Souls Remastered Will Be Announced Today
Jan 12, 2018 - 06:15
Now, Bandai Namco and From Software have revealed the original game is being remastered-set to land on PC later this year. Dark Souls Remastered is real, and it's not just coming to Nintendo Switch , but to all other platforms as well.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NYC Pension System to Divest $5 Billion from Fossil Fuels
Jan 12, 2018 - 03:36
NY has announced unprecedented plans to divest the city's pension funds from fossil fuels within the next five years. Hurricane Sandy degraded to a post-tropical storm before hitting the eastern seaboard.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Korea readies ban on cryptocurrency trading as police & tax agency raid exchanges
Jan 12, 2018 - 03:35
The government has held a series of ministerial-level meetings to discuss ways to calm the market and prevent negative impacts. The source said police have been investigating the company since a year ago , suspecting their operations of " gambling ".

Fired Google engineer who wrote controversial memo sues tech firm
Jan 11, 2018 - 09:22
All this is happening while Google is fighting back claims that women at the company have been systematically underpaid. Not only was Damore fired after his memo went public, but as he puts it, others who spoke out against him were rewarded.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top "Aerial Market Untenable": No More GoPro Drones
Jan 11, 2018 - 09:16
In November 2016, GoPro eliminated 15 percent of its workforce in an attempt to cut costs and turn the company around financially. In the company's fourth quarter 2017 results announcement , it said it will discontinue its Karma drone and exit the category.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guptill smashes NZ to victory over Pakistan
Jan 11, 2018 - 09:02
Pakistan fell apart spectacularly in the field, and New Zealand completed the chase with seven balls to spare. For the second time this series, rain intervened before the match was finished with New Zealand in front.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CES 2018: Sony unveils new super mid-range smartphones
Jan 11, 2018 - 09:02
There's a 120° super wide-angle 8MP camera up front, so you can fit more of your friends and surroundings into selfies. Talking about the smartphones, the Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra differ in terms of some of the specifications.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No One Knew How To Take Seth Meyers' Harvey Weinstein Joke
Jan 11, 2018 - 08:59
In his 10-minute plus spiel, Meyers took aim at Hollywood's powerful men and the sexual abuses many of them have been accused of. In opening the 2018 Golden Globe awards , Seth Meyers wasted no time addressing the somber subject on everyone's minds.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Acer Chromebook 11 with USB-C Launched
Jan 11, 2018 - 08:30
The high-dynamic range (HDR) camera produces clear and brighter photos as well as video for Google Hangouts and webchats. Meanwhile, its CB311-8H counterpart will use the same LCD panel, but rely on the trackpad for control instead of touch.