Bharat Bandh

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Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

25 Dec 2020

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

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

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.

Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

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.

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

08 Dec 2020

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

08 Dec 2020

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.

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

08 Dec 2020

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.

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

07 Dec 2020

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.

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

07 Dec 2020

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.

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

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.

Farmers' protest: Government ready for written assurance on MSP

06 Dec 2020

Farmers' protest: Government ready for written assurance on MSP

The central government is ready to give written assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws, Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said on Sunday.

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

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.

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

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.

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

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

10 Feb 2020

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).

Bharat bandh on January 8: Banking services to be affected

06 Jan 2020

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.

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

21 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.

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

09 Jan 2019

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.

#BharatBandh: How banking services will get affected

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Mayawati ruffles Congress's feathers by blaming UPA for fuel price

13 Sep 2018

Mayawati ruffles Congress's feathers by blaming UPA for fuel price

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President, Mayawati's remarks holding the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) equally responsible for the steep hike in fuel prices has ruffled many a feather in the Congress.

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

11 Sep 2018

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.

Chandrababu Naidu slashes VAT on petrol and diesel in AP

10 Sep 2018

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.

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

10 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

BJP calls Bharat Bandh an attempt to spread rumor, confusion

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.

'Bharat Bandh' hits normal life in Karnataka

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.

Bharat Bandh: 58 Congress activists taken into custody in Jharkhand

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.

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

10 Sep 2018

#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.

Bharat Bandh: Which services have been affected so far

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.

Bharat Bandh called on Monday: All details here

09 Sep 2018

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.

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

09 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call

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.

Bharat Bandh: Protests escalate in Bihar and MP

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.

Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani stopped at Jaipur Airport

15 Apr 2018

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

11 Apr 2018

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

10 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.