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Maharashtra: All shops can stay open 24×7 except bars, liquor shops

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Maharashtra state government has taken a crucial decision for all the business people of Maharashtra. All the shops in the state of Maharashtra can stay open for 24 hours a day. The Maharashtra government has issued a notification for allowing the shops to remain 24×7. But liquor shops, bars, pubs, and discotheques are exempted from this.

The Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2017,  the act will allow the shops to open 24×7  and the amendment was passed by the state legislature in August. The bill was Assented by the Governor in September. The state government issued the notification on Tuesday.

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Previously we were asked shops to close by  10 pm and restaurants were asked to close by 12.30 am. Once this act issued it would help to provide employment and Establishment require workers in three shifts said labour minister Sambhaji Nilangekar-Patil.Maharashtra labour minister said, however, a weekly day off must be given to all the employees.

As per the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act, smaller establishments do not need to get licences. But it is compulsory that they should register online with the authority the minister said.

This Act will provide a facility for the women to work from 9.30 pm to 7.00 am shift if they are willing to do. Over 12 lakh shops and establishments which have less than 10 employees can change the shift timings as their wish. The amended Act will provide a facility for the workers to get identity cards, weekly offs and minimum wages.

Over  35 lakh workers and labourers. would get the benefit of this act. Shops and establishments which have less than 10 employees need to submit their details as self-declaration to the local authority.

“Maharashtra is the first state to implement the Shops and Establishments Act which made the shopkeepers and smaller establishments free from licence inspectors,” said Nilangekar-Patil.

 

 

 

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Maharashtra Farmers withdraw protest: Gov agrees to demands

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It is not easy for the Indian farmers to be identified for their protests. But in Maharashtra farmers were successful in bringing down the government to agree their demands. Over 35,000 farmers who started a long rally on March 6 and walked 185 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

For not to cause any disturbance to the public the farmers have decided to march at night Their protest finally ended on a positive note. On Monday evening Maharashtra government announced that they have agreed most of the farmers’ demands including the right to forest land and waiver of loans. So that farmers have decided to withdraw their protest as the government agrees to their demands.

Thousands of farmers across Maharashtra started a long march from Nashik and reached Mumbai to voice their demands includes a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of  M.S. Swaminathan Commission report, transfer of forest lands to tribal farmers, higher rate for what they produce, securing land rights under the 2006 Forest Right Act.

Most of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP, MNS, and Shiv Sena leaders have supported the farmers and their protest against the government.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said that I don’t see the red flags, I saw their red blood which is the same as ours, whichever the flag they carry, whoever their political hero government has to hear them. It is unfortunate to be insensitive to those who feed us and put ideological cages on them.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted the Congress party stands with the farmers and tribals marching to protest against the Central and state governments. ” I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands he added.

The farmers were led by the All India Kisan Sabha, and the government has arranged a special train for the farmers to go to their homes.

 

 

 

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Irrfan Khan diagnosed with rare disease Neuroendocrine Tumour

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51-year-old actor Irrfan Khan has revealed about his health condition. Few days ago he told that he is suffering from a rare disease. He said that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease called a neuroendocrine tumour. He wrote on Twitter soon he will share the details about the disease.

Earlier this month Irrfan Khan tweeted about his disease and said he is going out of the country for the treatment. He requesting all his fans to continue sending their wishes. NEURO is not always about the brain it is not easy to search for the disease and to know about the disease on google.

Irrfan begins his statement with a quote by Margaret Mitchell — “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.  “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about.  Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndrocine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope.

The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As of the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research.  To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

Irrfan Khan tweeted on March 5 “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will.

My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying time, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then wish the best for me.

 

 

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