Durgapur Jai Balaji workers protests non-receipt of salaries

January 3, 2014 admin 0

Around 200 workers of Jai Balaji Industries Limited erupted in protest yesterday in front of the factory gate at Durgapur’s Sagarbhanga over non-payment of salaries for the last four months. The protest agitation continued for nearly two hours, however the workers of the private steel maker kept the production going.

Slum dwellers protest in Durgapur against ADDA eviction notice

December 15, 2013 admin 0

Nearly hundred of slum dwellers residing at the slum beside CMERI Colony of Durgapur protested against the eviction notice served by the Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA). They protested in front of the house of ADDA chairman Dr. Nikhil Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool MLA of Durgapur (East).

Airport at Andal near Durgapur faces land acquisition protest

October 25, 2013 admin 0

The farmers erupted in Andal near Durgapur yesterday showing absolute reluctance to provide further land to the proposed Aerotropolis project there. BAPL requires around 70 acres in Andal and Laodoha to shift the High Tension power transmission cables passing through the 2800 metres runway of Andal airport.

Angry protest over forceful land grabbing in Durgapur

September 8, 2013 admin 0

Hundreds of villagers, who are mostly tribals living in the outskirts of Durgapur protested over forceful land grabbing by a private realtor of Durgapur. Four staff members of the realty agency were beaten up by the tribals and later kept tied up at a tree.

INTTUC to protest closure of ECL colliery near Durgapur

September 2, 2013 admin 0

After police arrested the INTTUC unit president of a colliery in Pandaveswar near Durgapur for threatening an executive of the colliery at gunpoint, Trinamool leaders of Asansol-Durgapur have now criticized the decision of Eastern Coalfields Limited to shut down the colliery saying that the incident was of not such magnitude that the company has to shut down the colliery. INTTUC leaders in Asansol and Durgapur threatened to launch a movement against the company, saying it was out to malign the image of the state government.

Industries minister rushes to Durgapur to resolve Essar deadlock

August 13, 2013 admin 0

State industry minister Mr. Partha Chatterjee, accompanied by agriculture minister Moloy Ghatak met Trinamool leaders and Essar Oil official at Durgapur yesterday to resolve the deadlock surrounding Essar’s Coal Based Methane project. Villagers led by Trinamool leaders stopped production of CBM at Essar Oil’s well in Akandara village of Durgapur on Sunday.

TMC protesters halt Essar’s CBM project work in Durgapur

August 12, 2013 admin 0

Work at Essar Oil’s coal-bed Methane project in Akandara village in Kanksa PS near Durgapur got halted yesterday because of agitation by 200 villagers led by the Trinamool peasants’ cell block president Ajijul Middya. The villagers were protesting discharge of effluents from the project site, contaminating ponds and agricultural fields and demanding jobs as compensation.

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