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Staff strike forces Israeli embassies to shut worldwide

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 02:08

Israeli foreign ministry workers began a general strike Sunday, effectively shutting down all diplomatic services in Israel and around 103 foreign missions abroad.

Militant outfit to boycott Narendra Modi`s visit to Manipur

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:51

A militant outfit today said it would boycott BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s proposed visit to Manipur on February 8 and called for a 11-hr general strike on that day.

Railway employees mulling general strike before Lok Sabha polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 19:30

The threat of a general strike in the Railways on Tuesday appeared to be looming large with a majority of its employees favouring it to demand scrapping of new pension scheme and jobs for wards of those who took VRS, among other issues.

New general strike hits Greece

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 18:30

The mission by the so-called troika of creditors -- the EU, IMF and the European Central Bank - is expected to push for more unpopular austerity measures to cover a fiscal gap of two billion euros ($2.7 billion) forecast for 2014.

General strike cripples life in Manipur

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 11:12

A 12-hour general strike, called by a local committee, today crippled normal life in Manipur with markets, educational institutions closed and vehicular traffic remaining off the roads in nine districts of the state, official reports said.

General strike affects normal life in Manipur

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 12:32

Normal life was on Friday affected by 12-hour general strike in Manipur called by state CPI unit to press for its demands.

Ensure strike is peaceful: Karuna tells party cadre

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 00:34

M Karunanidhi urged party cadres to ensure that the general strike called by the party-backed pro-Sri Lankan Tamil outfit TESO was peaceful.

Strike brought to fore progress in unity among TUs: Karat

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 22:53

The two-day `general strike` held by various trade unions this week was very important and showed that some progress had been made in ensuring unity among trade unions, CPI-M leader Prakash Karat said on Saturday.

JFA appeal to people defy militants` General Strike on I-Day

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 16:14

The Journalists Forum of Assam (JFA) on Sunday appealed to the people of the state and North-East to defy the `General Strike`, called by different militant outfits and celebrate the forthcoming Independence Day.

J&K separatist groups call for strike over shrine

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 18:36

Several separatist groups on Monday called for a general strike on Tuesday over gutting of the 200-year-old shrine in Khanyar.

Portugal hit by general strike against austerity measures

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 09:15

Public services across Portugal ground to a halt as unions staged a 24-hour strike against austerity measures agreed by the government in return for an international bailout.

`No disruption of public services due to strike`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 20:38

Delhi government claimed that no public services were disrupted during the day-long general strike.