Bengaluru: Some outlets of the popular Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) chain in central Bengaluru remained shut on Wednesday as a mark of respect to its founder-chairman V.G. Siddhartha, who died under mysterious circumstances, a company source said. “Retail outlets in the city centre, including our main coffee ‘the square’ opposite the famous Cubbon Park are closed for the day as a homage to our founder-chairman along with our main office above the cafe,” a CCD source clarified to IANS here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ While in Mumbai, company officials confirmed that all 50 Cafe Coffee Day outlets were functioning as normal. And they said the outlets will remain open during their regular hours till 11 p.m. Earlier in the day, the source had told IANS that all the CCD outlets across the country would remain shut as a mark of respect to Siddhartha. “CCD offices, including that of Coffee Global Enterprises and the Amalgamated Bean Coffee (ABC), have also been shut across the country,” the source said on the condition of anonymity. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “A holiday has also been declared for the workers and employees of all coffee estates in the three coffee districts of Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Kodugu in the southern state due to the sudden death of coffee king Siddhartha,” added the source. In Kerala there are 25 outlets — six in Thiruvananthapuram, 14 in Kochi, and five in Kozhikode. We have been asked to go on with the business and hence we abided by that,” said the CCD staff, who did not wish to be identified. Abey Tellas, a professor at a leading college sipping his coffee at a outlet in Thiruvananthapuram, told IANS: “I was a bit surprised to see this outlet open. When I entered, it was business as usual. I thought about the founder of CCD, that it’s a bit sad, he is no more.” Meanwhile, the board of Coffee Day Enterprises appointed S.V. Ranganath as its interim chairman, after the police in Mangaluru earlier recovered the body of its founding Chairman V.G. Siddhartha almost 36 hours after he went missing. The board also decided to appoint Nitin Bagmane as the interim Chief Operating Officer (COO), a company statement said.
In her new role as UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie has made five trips to visit refugees so far this year. She travelled to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey in September 2012 to meet some of the tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled conflict in their homeland and sought shelter in neighboring countries.Jolie wrapped up her Middle East visit in Iraq, where she met Syrian refugees in the north as well as internally displaced Iraqis and refugee returnees to Baghdad.The UNHCR has posted a set of unpublished photos that were taken during her visit to the Middle East and show her meeting with Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The photos can be found here.
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Kolkata: In a bid to fix minimum wages for tea workers in West Bengal, the state government is set to place a basic structure of it in the ensuing tripartite meeting, scheduled to be held on July 17, an official said on Friday. According to Zia-Ul-Alam, Convenor of Joint Forum of Trade Unions, an umbrella organisation of trade unions working in tea sector, and Citu’s General Secretary (tea industry), the state government along with stakeholders including representatives from workers’ unions and planters on Friday discussed about the component of the minimum wage at the Wage Advisory Committee’s meeting. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed “The state labour department is likely to place a basic structure of minimum wage at the tripartite meeting to be held on July 17 and the government will likely to recommend the minimum wage by end of this month,” he said. Usually, wage agreement for tea workers is executed for a three-year period and the last agreement had expired on March, 31 2017. In fact, West Bengal government proposed an interim hike of Rs 17.50 to increase the remuneration from Rs 132.50 to Rs 150 with effect from January 1, 2018. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP State also introduced interim payment of compensation on account of savings on the procurement cost of foodgrains at the rate Rs 9 per day per worker from May 1, 2018. Unions had protested against the minuscule hike in the minimum wage as an interim wage. Meanwhile, a three-day strike has been called by the unions from July 23-25 demanding the implementation of minimum wage at the earliest.