ESMA

Musical match made in heaven

The irony of an Indian classical musician performing Western music may not be appreciated by conservatives at home, but Veena's sitar performance  had audiences almost singing along.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Strings across the seas: Veena Chandra and Reena Esmail

Veena Chandra and Reena Esmail are a musical match made in heaven and perform on earth.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Invoke ESMA if KSEB stir causes power outage: Kerala HC

Invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) if Kerala State Electricity Board employees’ strike leads to power disruptions, the Kerala High Court has ordered.

published on : 27th April 2022

A shop without a cashier or salesman? Presenting the people’s shop in Kerala

Members of a self-help group in Edakkattuvayal panchayat are running a 24-hour shop without either a salesman or a cashier, and with no complaints, reports Anupama Mili

published on : 16th January 2022

Haryana government declares strike by doctors illegal, invokes Essential Services Maintenance Act

The doctors are demanding the creation of specialist cadres for them and stopping the direct recruitment of senior medical officers.

published on : 11th January 2022

Don’t skip work on Dec 31, KSRTC staff told

Authorities do not expect disruption in services as ESMA will be in force for Karnataka bandh.

published on : 27th December 2021

China continues to be vague on permitting stranded Indians return 

Over 23,000 Indian students studying in Chinese colleges, mostly medicine, hundreds of businessmen, employees, and their families have been stuck in India since last year.

published on : 3rd November 2021

Tribals of Visakhapatnam's Agency areas on warpath against one-time settlement

The tribesmen felt that the programme would violate the Land Transfer Regulation Act 1 of 1970--popularly known as 1/70 Act--which prevents the transfer of tribal land to non-tribals.

published on : 19th October 2021

US, Taliban to hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the talks will also revisit the peace agreement the Taliban signed with Washington in 2020. The agreement had paved the way for the final U.S. withdrawal. 

published on : 9th October 2021

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan hold talks with Taliban top brass, Karzai in Kabul

The three special envoys visited Kabul from September 21 to 22 and held talks with acting Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund, Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mutaqi, Finance Minister and others.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty as Portugal fights off Iran to advance in FIFA World Cup

Portugal will face Uruguay on July 30 for a place in the quarters after ending Iran's hopes of reaching the knockout phase for the first time.

published on : 26th June 2018

BMRCL chief asks Centre to notify Metro as essential service

The state government had already brought the Bangalore Metro Rail Service under its ESMA through a notification on March 12, shortly before the first call for indefinite strike was given last month.

published on : 25th April 2018