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Peenya Industries Association members on a one-day strike to protest against government’s inability to bring back their employee stuck in Yemen

By Noah D’Mello

Peenya Industries Association hold a one-day strike in solidarity with Indians in Yemen

BANGALORE (April 2)—Peenya Industries Association is likely to face a loss of approximately Rs.1 billion in view of its one-day strike to express their anger against the government’s inefficiency to bring back Ravi Kumar and other Indian nationals, who have been stranded in war-torn Yemen.

Ravi Kumar, co-founder of Trinity NDT Engineers, is among 3,000 Indians that are stuck in the chaos in Yemen. The PIA, along with the Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association, organized this one-day protest by shutting down operations of all its industries in the area.

Venkatesh D.T, president of the PIA, said that this protest will cost the 8,500 industries from Peenya an approximate Rs.1 billion. He said the industries here have an annual turnover of Rs.250 billion.

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Saina Nehwal’s coach: I never controlled her

By Mohammed Rumman

BANGALORE (April 2)—Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman shuttler to reach the World No.1 badminton player on Saturday.

She bagged the top spot after Spaniard Carolina Marin was beaten by third-seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the first semifinal of the Indian Open Super Series in Delhi.

In a freewheeling telephonic interview with The SoftCopy,  Saina Nehwal’s coach Vimal Kumar talks about his long association with Saina and the trials and tribulations they saw through before reaching this historical moment.

The SoftCopy: SainaNehwal mentioned that you lost weight while ensuring her climb to the World No.1 rank, what is your reaction?

Vinay Kumar: I’ve been on the court with her for long hours and it can be quite tiring.There are multi-section trainings and stroke routine programs for Saina, in the process I have lost weight, and it’s good to see that she highlights this. I have lost around four kilograms. Read more>>

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Suspect in schoolgirl's murder to be produced in court; injured girl out of danger

BANGALORE (April 2)— Mahesh, the accused in the murder of a schoolgirl at Pragathi School in Kadugodi, east Bangalore, will be produced at the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Court Thursday, Inspector S.I. Nagraj of Whitefield Police Station said.

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