Bharat Bandh: News

16 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers to join widespread 'chakka jam'

Several farmers' unions have called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Friday, in solidarity with the "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

06 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

IAF receives 'highest ever' 7.5 lakh applications under Agnipath scheme

The Indian Air Force (IAF) received 7.5 lakh applications under the newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme.

20 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Military reforms will bring change: PM Modi on Agnipath scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated that while many policies and changes may appear unpalatable, the entire country would reap the advantages in the future.

20 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment amid protests against Agnipath

The Indian Army on Monday issued a notification for the first round of recruitment through the Agnipath scheme.

20 Jun 2022

West Bengal

Bharat Bandh: Massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR; 22 trains canceled

Heavy security arrangements amid Bharat Bandh have caused massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR.

20 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme protests: States brace for Bharat Bandh today

As the protests against the Centre's Agnipath military recruitment scheme spread to several states across the country, some organizations have called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh on Monday prompting the administrations in the states to take preventive measures.

28 Mar 2022


Two-day Bharat Bandh: Banking services partially hit across country

The 48-hour Bharat Bandh called by various central trade unions, including banking staff, has begun across the country on Monday.

Bharat Bandh on March 28-29: These services may be hit

A joint forum of central trade unions has declared a Bharat Bandh on March 28 and 29 against the Centre's policies that affect the workers, farmers, and the public, too.

27 Sep 2021


Noida: In a separate stir, hundreds of farmers confront cops

Hundreds of people from various villages in Noida and a large number of police personnel were involved in a confrontation on Monday during a demonstration over land compensation outside the Noida Authority Office on Delhi's outskirts, coinciding with the Bharat Bandh call given by farmer unions against the Centre's three agricultural laws.

27 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

Bharat Bandh: Autorickshaws, taxis operate normally; shops open in Delhi

Autorickshaws and taxis plied normally and shops were open in Delhi on Monday, with their unions and associations extending only "in-principle support" to the Bharat Bandh called by farmers but deciding not to join the strike.

27 Sep 2021


Massive traffic jams near Delhi amid farmers' Bharat Bandh

Farmers protesting the central government's three new agricultural laws have called a "Bharat Bandh" or nationwide strike today as part of their months-long agitation.

26 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu

Bharat Bandh tomorrow; states, Opposition parties back farmers' call

Farmers protesting against the central government's agricultural laws have called for a "Bharat Bandh" or general strike on Monday.

26 Mar 2021


Bharat Bandh: Trains hit, roads blocked in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

As the massive farmers' agitation at Delhi's borders enters its fourth month, the protesters have given a call for a nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh today.

25 Mar 2021


Bharat Bandh on March 26: What you need to know

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers' unions, has called for a nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh on Friday, March 26.

26 Feb 2021


Bharat Bandh today against GST, fuel price hike

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has given a clarion call for a Bharat Bandh on Friday, February 26, to protest against the rise in fuel prices, the new E-way Bill, and Goods and Services Tax (GST).

20 Dec 2020


Farmers threaten to block Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to intensify protest

Farmers protesting against the Centre's new agricultural laws have threatened to block the Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

08 Dec 2020


Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met a group of farmer leaders in Delhi amid intense protests by the agricultural community over the government's new farm laws.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

07 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India cannot build the next century with old laws.

07 Dec 2020

Farmers Protest

Ensure peace and tranquillity: Centre's advisory on 'Bharat bandh' tomorrow

The central government on Monday issued an advisory ahead of Tuesday's nationwide strike or "Bharat bandh" announced by Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws.

07 Dec 2020


Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

05 Dec 2020


Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

26 Nov 2020


Bharat Bandh today against government's "anti-labor" policies: All details here

More than 25 crore workers will participate in a strike today, called by 10 central unions, to raise a voice against the "anti-labor" policies of the government.

25 Sep 2020


Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the 2018 amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act).

06 Jan 2020

Bank Strike

Bharat bandh on January 8: Banking services to be affected

Ten central trade unions have decided to go ahead with a general strike or Bharat bandh on Wednesday.

09 Jan 2019

West Bengal

2nd day strike: Sporadic incidents of violence reported in WB

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from various parts of West Bengal today, the second day of the two-day nationwide strike called by the central trade unions protesting 'anti-people' policies of the Center.

08 Jan 2019


#BharatBandh: How banking services will get affected

With the two-day nationwide general strike having commenced, banking services across India could be affected as a significant chunk of government bank employees have joined in on the strike.

08 Jan 2019


#BharatBandh: Millions go on two-day strike against Modi govt's policies

On Tuesday, millions of workers across India, from both the organized and the unorganized sectors, started their two-day nationwide general strike to protest against unemployment and what they call the Modi government's 'anti-worker' policies.

07 Jan 2019


#BharatBandh: Nationwide strike against Modi govt's policies on Jan 8-9

Ten Central trade unions across India have called for a two-day-long nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 in a bid to protest against what they call "anti-people" policies of the Modi government.

11 Sep 2018

Nitin Gadkari

Fuel will cost lower if we follow Gadkari's advice. Really?

On Monday, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, urged the farmers in Chhattisgarh, to make Ethanol and replace the petrol and diesel with it.

10 Sep 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Chandrababu Naidu slashes VAT on petrol and diesel in AP

Amid Bharat Bandh being observed across the nation to protest against escalating fuel prices, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has announced a reduction in VAT on petrol and diesel by Rs. 2 per liter.

10 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Problem of fuel-price hike momentary, caused by global factors: BJP

BJP today said the problem being faced by the people because of rising fuel prices were momentary and caused by global factors.

10 Sep 2018


#BharatBandh: Rahul Gandhi says hatred being spread under Modi's rule

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today alleged that hatred was being spread and India is being divided under the rule of PM Narendra Modi.

10 Sep 2018


BJP calls Bharat Bandh an attempt to spread rumor, confusion

BJP today dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumor and confusion among the masses and said people will puncture the grand alliance balloon.

10 Sep 2018


'Bharat Bandh' hits normal life in Karnataka

Normal life was thrown out of gear in Karnataka during the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Congress and supported by JD(S), its ally in the coalition government, and other parties, to protest the rise in prices of petroleum products.

10 Sep 2018


Bharat Bandh: 58 Congress activists taken into custody in Jharkhand

Altogether 58 Congress activists were taken into police custody today in Jharkhand for forcibly trying to enforce the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the party.

10 Sep 2018

Rahul Gandhi

#BharatBandh: Manmohan lashes out at Modi-govt over rising petro prices

Former PM Manmohan Singh today lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government, saying it has done a lot which isn't in the interest of the nation and has now crossed all limits.

10 Sep 2018


Bharat Bandh: Which services have been affected so far

21 political parties led by the Congress are observing a Bharat Bandh across India to protest against escalating petrol and diesel prices.

09 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Bharat Bandh called on Monday: All details here

Opposition parties led by the Congress has called for a Bharat Bandh on September 10 to protest against rising fuel prices in the country.

09 Sep 2018

Indian Government

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again. Here are revised fuel rates

Petrol and diesel prices set new records today as they continued their upward march on fall in rupee and surge in global crude oil rates.

07 Sep 2018


Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' called by some upper caste OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an "electoral conspiracy" of Bhartiya Janta Party to divide people on the basis of caste ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

07 Sep 2018


Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

Amid widespread anger, including calls of 'Bharat bandh', against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the issue must not be politicized and all political parties should get together to discuss the issue.

06 Sep 2018


Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call

Life remained normal across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday despite a 'Bharat Bandh' call by some upper-caste groups against the recent amendment approved by Parliament to overturn a Supreme Court judgment on the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

06 Sep 2018


Bharat Bandh: Protests escalate in Bihar and MP

Protests as part of today's Bharat Bandh are escalating, especially in parts of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

15 Apr 2018

Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani stopped at Jaipur Airport

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was today stopped at Jaipur International Airport. The administration of Nagaur, where Mevani had a rally, had restricted his visit and the police stopped the Gujarat MLA at the airport to inform him about the order, police said.

Punjab: Postponed CBSE Class 10, 12 exams on April 27

The CBSE has announced that the Class-10 and 12 exams scheduled on April 2 in Punjab that were cancelled will be held on the 27th instead.

Despite Bharat Bandh call, normal life cited in Uttar Pradesh

There has been no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Uttar Pradesh till around noon during the ongoing 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday, the official sources said.

10 Apr 2018


Modi in Bihar: Will flag-off Humsafar Express, launch locomotive factory

PM Narendra Modi arrived in Motihari, Bihar today to take part in the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha centenary.

10 Apr 2018


After violent Dalit protests, states brace for 'Bharat-Bandh' against reservation

States across India have upped security after reports of a planned 'Bharat Bandh' against caste-based reservation.

09 Apr 2018


Punjab: CBSE yet to announce postponed board exam dates

The CBSE is yet to announce new dates for the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations that were postponed in Punjab in view of the "Bharat Bandh" on April 2, leaving the students and parents anxious.

09 Apr 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi observes fast against government at Raj Ghat

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading a protest at Raj Ghat today.

06 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Firing by Pakistan should be retaliated by 'rain-of-firing': UP minister

Terming Pakistan a "nasur" (ulcer), UP Minister Srikant Sharma said India should rain bullets if its soldiers are fired upon by troops of the neighboring country.

04 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi: No other government honored Ambedkar as we did

PM Modi today slammed other political parties for using BR Ambedkar's legacy for political mileage.

02 Apr 2018


SC/ST protest: About 100 trains affected, routes restored

More than 100 passenger and mail train services were affected on Monday as protesters squatted on the tracks to enforce an all-India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said, adding that the routes were largely restored.

Violent protests against SC order on SC/ST Act hit Rajasthan

Nearly 30 people were detained as Dalit groups protesting against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act blocked rail and road traffic and vandalized public property, including a train, in several parts of Rajasthan, disrupting normal life.

02 Apr 2018


Mortal remains of 38 Indians killed in Iraq brought back

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh has landed in Amritsar with the bodies of 38 Indians killed by the ISIS in Iraq four years ago.

UP CM appeals to people to maintain law and order

Amid the reports of violence in parts of western Uttar Pradesh during the Bharat Bandh on Monday to protest against the perceived dilution of a Dalit protection law by a Supreme Court order, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to the people not to vitiate law and order.

02 Apr 2018


Dalit-protests: One dead in violence, Center files review-petition in SC

The Center has filed a review petition in the SC against the court's recent order on the SC/ST Atrocities Act.

02 Apr 2018


Dalit protests: CBSE Class 10, 12 exams in Punjab postponed

The CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for today in Punjab have been postponed due to 'Bharat Bandh' called by Dalit organizations.

12 Jun 2017


Farmers' protests a boost for the opposition's anti-BJP strategy

Farmers might be dying in violent protests in different states, but the timing has come as an opportune moment for opposition parties.

28 Nov 2016


Political parties cause disruptions across India

Demonetization and its implementation continues to be vehemently opposed by major opposition parties.