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Delhi: Auto, taxi, cab drivers on 2 days strike due to rising fuel prices

Members of Delhi’s auto, taxi, and cab drivers’ associations have decided to go on a two-day strike from today, April 18, 2022, in protest of rising fuel prices. The unions want an increase in fare rates as well as a decrease in fuel prices.

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Members of Delhi’s auto, taxi, and cab drivers’ associations have decided to go on a two-day strike from Monday, April 18, 2022, to protest the rising fuel prices. The unions want an increase in fare rates as well as a decrease in fuel prices.

As fuel prices have increased, auto unions and cab drivers are demanding a rise in passenger fares. Approximately there are 90,000 registered autos and over 80,000 registered taxis in Delhi.

‘We have decided to embark on an indefinite strike from Monday due to the government’s failure to aid us by lowering fuel prices and amending prices,’ said Kamaljeet Gill, President of the Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi.

Despite assurances from the Delhi government that their problems will be resolved, the Auto and Taxi Association of Delhi has decided they will surely protest today. The Delhi government has declared that a committee will be formed to check on fare modifications in a reasonable timeframe.

The Delhi Auto and Taxi Association, a part of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, has called a strike for April 18 and 19, 2022 respectively. They said that on these two days, a huge number of autos, vehicles, and cabs will not be on the roads of Delhi.

Rajendra Soni, the General Secretary of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, alleged to the Central and Delhi governments that the government of Delhi is ignoring their demands.

CNG costs Rs 71.61 per kg in Delhi’s national capital territory, up from Rs 69.11 per kg previously. In less than six weeks, the price of CNG has jumped by Rs 15.6 per kg.

In a year, CNG costs have climbed by 60 percent, or Rs 28 per kg. The last time auto fares were changed was in 2019, whereas taxi fares were changed in 2013. In addition, the Delhi government announced new auto-rickshaw tariffs in June 2019 that increased by 18 percent from Rs 8 to Rs 9.5 per kilometer.

People are having difficulties finding and booking auto or cabs for the last two days since they are on strike and blocked several areas to protest.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over police barricade, women constables drag Congress leader into cop’s vehicle | WATCH

Congress workers and leaders staged a massive protest today in the capital.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over police barricade, women constables drag Congress leader into cop's vehicle | WATCH

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained by the Delhi Police for jumping over a three-foot tall barricade on Friday amid a protest. The Delhi police have placed a barricade outside the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to halt the protest towards the Prime Minister’s residence.

Congress workers and leaders staged a massive protest today in the capital. The protest is led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against rising prices, unemployment, and the GST hike on essential items. However, the protest got intense after Priyanka jumped over a barricade. The Congress General Secretary sat in the middle of the road in protest when she was stopped by the women police personnel.

According to the reports, the party workers were seen raising slogans against the Central government.

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The news agency ANI uploaded a video on social media that shows five to six women constables dragging Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into the police vehicle.

Earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, and several other party lawmakers and members were detained by police during the party’s protest against the Central government.

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that some MPs were beaten by the police at the protest. He said, All Congress MPs were marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan to raise the issue of inflation and price rise but they (police) are not allowing us to go ahead from here. Our job is to raise the issues of the people…Some MPs were detained, and some were also beaten, he added.

Congress is holding a protest in Delhi despite the police had denied permission for it. The Paramilitary forces and the Delhi police have blocked the Vijay Chowk road and the route from Parliament to President’s House by barricades. Congress leaders are also planning to gherao PM’s house. Women personnel have been deployed on the other side of the barricades to stop the leaders from protesting.

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Delhi: Encounter breaks out between Police and criminals in Shahdara, one injured

The official said that the criminals were wanted in connection with a three-day-old incident of looting in the district.

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An encounter broke out between Delhi Police and criminals in Shahadra on Thursday. According to the reports, one criminal sustained a bullet injury in the encounter. He has been admitted to the hospital.

The official said that the criminals were wanted in connection with a three-day-old incident of looting in the district. Since then, the police have been searching for the accused.

The reports state when the police received the information about the criminals, they immediately cordoned off the possible routes. The official said when they saw the criminals approaching, they tried to stop them but the criminals opened fire on them. After this, one of the criminals got shot in the leg in retaliation.

The police are searching for the other criminals in connection with this incident.

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Delhi reports 3rd monkeypox case, 8th in India

The reports state that the man doesn’t have any foreign travel history.

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A 31-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi has been tested positive for monkeypox on Tuesday. According to the reports, the man has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi after experiencing symptoms. With this, the capital reported its third monkeypox case, while the total tally has now reached eight.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs confirmed that the patient does not have any foreign travel history. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that India has a total of eight monkeypox cases and out of which five patients have a history of foreign travel.

Earlier on Sunday, a 35-year-old Nigerian man also tested positive for monkeypox. The patient was admitted to Lok Nayak hospital soon after and his samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

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The first monkeypox case in Delhi was reported in a 34-year-old man from Paschim Vihar. The patient is currently undergoing treatment. According to the reports, his condition is stable, and he has no symptoms other than lesions.

Earlier in the day, Kerala reported the fifth case of viral infection in a 30-year-old man. The patient is currently admitted to the Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. The reports state that the patient returned from UAE on July 27.

On Saturday, India reported the first monkeypox fatality. The deceased was a 22-year-old man from Kerala who tested positive for the virus following his return from the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rising monkeypox cases in India.

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