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Bharat bandh over Agnipath; security tightened across country

New Delhi: Traffic jam was witnessed at several parts in Delhi on account of the call for Bharat Bandh on Monday in opposition to the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in Armed Forces.Meanwhile, strict security arrangements have been made across the country in anticipation of violence, including in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan and other...

Bharat Bandh call by farmers: Massive traffic jam at Delhi border

New Delhi: The nation-wide call for bandh on Monday, given by farmers protesting against the three farm laws, resulted in a massive traffic jam at Delhi border on Monday morning. Police and paramilitary personnel were seen checking all the vehicles entering the national capital. Security has also been beefed up in Delhi. The Bharat bandh...

CAIT calls Bharat Bandh on Feb 26, gets support from 40k trade associations

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a Bharat Bandh on February 26 seeking a review of provisions of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and a reduction in fuel prices. CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said, “All commercial markets across the country will remain closed and protest dharnas will be organised in...

Bharat Bandh remained peaceful in Rajasthan

Bharat Bandh in Rajasthan remained successful on Tuesday after the ruling Congress extended its support to the farmers’ call for a nationwide strike. Except for stray incidents of clashes between BJP and Congress workers and stone-pelting, the strike remained peaceful. State-owned Rajasthan State Roadways Corporation did not operate its buses causing hardship to passengers....

Opposition parties to approach President Kovind on farm laws: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said several political parties that are against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre will soon convene a meeting to take a collective stand before approaching President Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, several political parties have extended their support to the protesting farmers’ call for...

Amit Shah invites farmers for talks

Union home minister Amit Shah has stepped in to resolve the farmers’ protest against the farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. He has invited the protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday evening. The meeting invite comes a day before another round of talks are scheduled between the Centre and the farmers’ representative. Bharatiya Kisan...

Bharat Bandh: Top developments of the day

Protesting farmers’ groups observed a peaceful Bharat Bandh between 11 am and 3 pm on Tuesday, with support pouring in from several political parties including the Congress, AAP, TRS, DMK, NCP and the Left Front among others. Road and rail traffic was affected due to the strike in several states including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Punjab,...

Rajasthan Congress extends support to Bharat Bandh call of farmers

Following the Congress high command’s diktat, the Rajasthan Congress will also support the nationwide strike called by the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. Barring essential services, all other institutions and offices will remain closed in support of the Bharat Bandh. All the agriculture mandis will remain closed in...

Farmers’ groups from Gujarat extend support to ‘Bharat Bandh’ call

Several farmers’ bodies in Gujarat have extended their support to the nationwide strike called by the farmers’ unions camping on the outskirts of Delhi against the contentious farm laws passed by the Centre. A meeting in this regard was convened by Gujrat Khedut Samaj and Gujarat Kisan Sabha on Sunday. Notably, the farmers’ groups decided...

Congress extends support to farmers for nationwide strike on Dec 8

The protesting farmers’ call for a nationwide strike on Tuesday against the contentious farm laws received its support from the Congress party on Sunday. The Congress said it will hold protests at state and district headquarters on December 8 in support of the demands raised by the farmers. Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, while addressing the...

Protesting farmers call nationwide strike on December 8

With two rounds of discussions remaining inconclusive, the farmers protesting against the Centre’s contentious farm laws have called a nationwide strike on Tuesday. The protesting farmers, many of whom are camping on the outskirts of Delhi, said they will block all roads to the national capital. The protesting farmers have threatened to occupy all highway...
Bharat Bandh for Anti CAA-NRC Protest: Shops Remain Shut, People Stay Quiet Protesting Silently

Bharat Bandh for Anti CAA-NRC Protest: Shops Remain Shut, People Stay Quiet Protesting Silently

Multiple organisations have called for a Bharat Bandh today in order to protest against the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). The mixed effect of Bharat Bandh is visible in Gujarat also. In Ahmedabad, people have been distributing pamphlets in Muslim-dominated areas urging people to support the strike....