Forest dept workers protest over salaries

  • | Tuesday | 7th November, 2023

Dehradun: Workers of the forest department expressed anger against the department for non-payment of salaries for over eight months, despite being given repeated assurances and against the failure to provide promotions to the forest guards. Around 500 contract workers and forest guards from different forest divisions converged at the headquarters and staged separate sit-in protests on Monday.The protests did not yield any result and the workers are likely to continue their stir on Tuesday as well.We are around 39 people in Kalagarh Tiger Reserve out of which nearly 25 are here at the protest site because we havent been paid. Our absence from duty will impact functioning of the department, so we hope the authorities consider our demands favourably, said Pawan Negi, one of the protesting members. All we want is a lawful procedure in promotions, said Kakka Kashyap, general secretary of Uttarakhand Forest Guard Union. We also published the following articles recentlyForest dept demands decrease in train speed limit after jumbo dies in accidentForest department officials in Bijnor district are calling for a reduction in the speed of trains to prevent harm to wild animals. This comes after a male elephant was killed by a train, which was reportedly travelling at 70 kmph. The officials are requesting that the permissible speed be reduced from 80 kmph to 35 kmph. They have written to the DRM Moradabad to issue an order for this change. The incident also caused damage to power poles and led to the cancellation of a passenger train. Train operations have since resumed.Fresh clashes as Bangladesh garment workers protest low wageThousands of garment workers in Bangladesh clashed with police as they demanded fair wages for the clothing they produce for major Western brands. The protests, which have resulted in at least two deaths, have been sparked by rising food prices and high living costs. Bangladesh is one of the worlds largest garment exporters, but conditions for its four million apparel workers are dire, with the basic monthly wage standing at just $75. The workers are demanding a threefold increase to the minimum wage, but manufacturers have only offered a 25% raise.Fun Challenge: Find the Hidden Frog in This Forest Optical IllusionThis optical illusion challenges viewers to find a hidden frog in a forest within 5 seconds. The frogs color blends in with the foliage, making it difficult to spot. Only 1% of people have successfully found the frog. The solution reveals that the frog is discreetly hidden in the left corner of the image. For those who couldnt find it, the hint was to look between three lotus blooms, and the frogs eyes are cleverly hidden within a leaf. Follow for more puzzles and mind-bending visual tricks.

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