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A view of the Supreme Court of India.NationalLegal CorrespondentSeparate petitions have also been filed by entities from the micro, small and medium sector against the government’s order to pay full wages to their workers.The joint platform of Central Trade Unions has decided to observe nationwide protest day against the anti-worker and anti-people onslaughts of the government on May 22.NationalPTISuspension of labour laws violates international commitments on labour standards and human rights, say CTUsSam Brownback, U.S. ambassador for International Religious FreedomInternationalSriram LakshmanSam Brownback, however, praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s messages for unity.This May 4, 2020, image made from video shows a scoop of tear gas flavor ice cream, in Hong Kong.InternationalAP“Black pepper came closest to tear gas with its throat-irritating effects.”

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