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allegedly manages to manipulate the compensation money through overtime which, for all practical purposes, has been reduced to a kind of bribe. So Bombay does not witness disputes on discomfort as such.

UTTAR PRADESH-People, Police and Politicians

November 24, 1979 UTTAR PRADESH People, Police and Politicians Krishna Gandhi FARUKHABAD, the headquarters of the district bearing the same name in central-western UP, is a smalt town with a population of about 40,000- 50,000 situated some 140 kms northwest of Kanpun For the first time in Its history after Independence, an incident of police-firing took place there when on October 25 the police opened fire on students killing at least two and injuring another six seriously* The whole town since then has been in continuous turmoil and tension. Various sections of its population

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY-Capitalising on Communal Violence

Capitalising on Communal Violence PROBABLY for the first time since its inception, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was the scene of communal violence on the night of May 10. That night shops in the Shamsad and 2iakaria markets adjoining the University Campus, belonging mostly to Hindus, were set on fire by mobs of students. More gruesome than this, four persons were murdered by unknown assailants and one employee of the University was killed in police firing making a total of five dead Scores of students were seriously injured in the clash with the police. The University has been ieclared closed till July 2 and all the hostels lave been vacated. Life is at a standstill the University area, parts of which are still under round-the-clock curfew. This violence in the compus contrasts sharply with last year's communal riots in Aligarh city when the AMU students (with Muslim-non-Muslim ratio of 55:45) had provided shelter and relief to riot victims.

UTTAR PRADESH-Struggle for Employment of Villagers of Naini

during the last year.
Lastly, the price indices do not fully reflect the pressure on commodity prices. Despite some absolute fall in the wholesale price indices of cereals and pulses during the last year, the consumer price index for industrial workers (base 1960=100) shows a rise of over 2 per cent (as at end-January 1979). Between March 1976 and January 1979, the consumer price index has recorded a rise of 46 points, from 286 to '332. Likewise, the urban non-manual employees' index (base 1960=100) also increased by 43 points from 265 in March 1976 to 308 in December 1978. The Economic Times retail price index for Greater Bombay (base 1869-70= 100) rose from 175.9 in March 1976 to 217.2 in March 1979 or by an annual average of 7 per cent. The general impression of price stability is thus on the whole false.

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