You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Mumbai

Carrying forward father’s legacy, Shashank Rao proves his mettle

DNMUM429805 | 1/12/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :571

Rao conducted the strikes without politicising them, say union leaders who witnessed reign of both generations
BEST Strike

In 1997, former trade union leader Sharad Rao -- who came to be known as the man who could bring the city to a halt -- led a 3-day strike of auto rickshaw unions to make their demands price rise heard among both, the public and the authorities. Today, history has repeated itself with Sharad Rao’s son, Shashank Rao carrying forward his father’s legacy in the face of diminishing significance of union strikes in these modern times.
Eight years ago Shashank Rao in his debut took over the reigns of trade union strikes leading the massive auto rickshaw union strike. Veteran workers of the union who witnessed Sharad Rao’s leadership, too, have felt the rise in his son’s stature as a union leader in the ongoing BEST workers strike. S
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Mumbai

Woman says MMRDA fired her arbitrarily
DNMUM433884 | 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Mehul R Thakkar | WC :284

An employee of Mumbai Monorail has filed a case against MMRDA in the Bombay High Court, alleging she was terminated from the job arbitrarily and vindictively without giving any reason or notice. She further alleged that a ‘male employee’ having lesse
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

‘Dropped’ MPs vow to give it a shot in LS polls
DNMUM433885 | 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :208

The Shiv Sena and the BJP may have dropped seven Lok Sabha MPs to beat anti-incumbency, but some of these law makers are unwilling to give up without a fight. They plan to contest as independents or put up their wards as candidates.The Shiv Sen
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Delist attached properties of DSK group: MahaRERA
DNMUM433886 | 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Varun Singh | WC :280

Shooting a letter to the state government, MahaRERA recently pleaded the Home Department to delist the attach-ed properties of DSK Developers on which registered projects are underway.
Several projects of the group have been reeling for years.
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Temperature shoots up 6.7 deg in 3 days
DNMUM433887 | 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :171

Summers seem to be finally here as Mumbaikars on Sunday were left dazed by the heat. Meanwhile, the weathermen warn that the city could get even hotter in the next 72 hours.
As per IMD officials the temperature in last three days shot up by 6.7 d
Add To LightboxCalculate Price