Cuddalore (TN): The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that terrorist activities have been controlled to a large extent and there is a decline in their activities.

Speaking after laying the foundation for a Dr Ambedkar Mani Mandapam (memorial for Ambedkar) on Saturday night, Chidambaram said that security forces have been equipped with modern weapons to control terrorists and there has been a decline in their activities in recent years.

On the indefinite strike by contract workers of state-run Neyveli Lignite Corporation continuing for over a month, Chidambaram said he would hold talks with Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal and Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge to find a solution.

The contract workers on strike are demanding regularisation of their services in a phased manner and implementation of 'equal pay for equal work' formula, among other things.


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