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Bharat bandh


Bharat Bandh Today Highlights: 8 crore traders on strike; farmers may join

February 27, 2021 7:43 am

Bharat Bandh Today Highlights: More than eight crore traders from some 40,000 business organisations are on strike and keeping their establishments closed on Friday.

Bharat bandh today: Traders, transporters to protest against GST, fuel price rise

February 26, 2021 10:09 am

Bharat bandh today: Lakhs of trucks are also expected to stay off roads with The All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), an apex body representing road transporters in India, deciding to join the protest.

Farmers protest in Bengaluru for second day; CM Yediyurappa asks them to sit and discuss

December 10, 2020 8:36 am

On Wednesday morning, farmers intensified the protest in the state's capital. Farmers from various districts arrived in Bengaluru in trains and started protesting in front of Bengaluru railway station.

Protesters clash with police in Chandigarh, 8 cops among 13 injured

December 09, 2020 12:23 pm

The protesters tried to attack the Sector 34 SHO, Inspector Baldev Kumar, with a sharp-edged weapon but Kumar's gunman intervened and apprehended one of the protesters, who was carrying the weapon in his hands.

In change from past, BJP-dominated Pathankot too responds to bandh call

December 09, 2020 10:34 am

While it has so far been the least impacted by the farmer union’s campaign against the BJP government, a major part of Pathankot remained shut down on Tuesday.

Punjab shuts down for farmers

December 09, 2020 10:17 am

All government, private organisations, business establishments backed the bandh call and remained shut. Bus stands, railway stations, state and national highways wore a deserted look.

Bharat Bandh success underscores need for repeal of farm laws, says Amarinder Singh

December 09, 2020 9:31 am

Agriculture being a state subject, the Modi government should have held discussions with all stakeholders before bringing in these laws and not bulldozed them through Parliament, the Punjab CM said.

Amit Shah steps in, talks hit wall: farmers insist on repeal, Government offer today

December 09, 2020 7:40 am

While the sixth round of talks with the Centre was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, farmer leaders said they would “not participate” and would first meet to discuss the government's proposal. The Union Cabinet is set to meet on Wednesday morning.

Bharat bandh has mixed response, most impact in Punjab, Haryana

December 09, 2020 7:52 am

In Punjab and Haryana, shops and commercial establishments were closed as were many fuel pumps. Farmers assembled at highways and other key roads in both states since morning.

Income and insecurity: Why farmers across economic spectrum are at border protests

December 09, 2020 4:20 pm

The socio-economic composition of the farmers railing against the legislations is in line with Punjab’s land holding patterns.


Farmers hold nationwide protest, demand revocation of farm bills

October 22, 2020 10:18 am

Bharat Bandh, Farmers Protest Today: At least 31 organisations, under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), are participating in the agitation.

Bharat Bandh: Normal life hit in Kerala, WB, Assam

January 08, 2020 9:52 pm

Banking services such as cash withdrawal were impacted in some public sector lenders while rail and road traffic was hit in Assam, West Bengal and Left-ruled Kerala as 10 major trade unions went on a day-long strike on Wednesday against the Centre's "anti-people" policies.

Bharat Bandh: Rahul Gandhi leads protest in Delhi; violence reported in Bihar, Gujarat

September 11, 2018 6:53 am

The Congress had called for a Bharat bandh on Monday to protest against rising fuel prices as well as the fall in the value of the Rupee in comparison to the US Dollar.

Bharat bandh on September 2: Trade Union strike throws normal life out of gear

September 02, 2015 4:33 pm

The nation wide strike called by the trade union workers affected transport, banking operations and other services in various parts of the country.


Central trade unions call for a Bharat bandh

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

The central trade unions have accused the government of ignoring its demands on minimum wage, universal social security, workers’ status, including pay and better facilities.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 5: Political war over Vijay Mallya, Kerala nun rape case and rising fuel prices

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Why are the Congress and the BJP fighting over Vijay Mallya? Is the Kerala nun's rape case the biggest blot on the church in India? And what did a Bharat bandh this week really achieve? Arun George answers the big questions of the week.

Bharat bandh: Protest turns violent in some states, politicians blame each other

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Led by the Congress party, a united Opposition called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday over rising fuel prices and falling value of the rupee. The protest turned violent in some states, causing damage to public property. While Congress President Rahul Ga

Photos Of The Day: Curfew Imposed In MP’s Morena District

April 03, 2018 8:11 pm

Appealing for calm, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Central government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court. “Our government is committed to protecting the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes,” he tweeted in the wake of violence.