Bharat Bandh

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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.

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

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.

Punjab: CBSE yet to announce postponed board exam dates

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.

Rahul Gandhi observes fast against government at Raj Ghat

09 Apr 2018

Rahul Gandhi observes fast against government at Raj Ghat

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

BJP MP discusses Dalit ill-treatment in a letter to PM

07 Apr 2018

BJP MP discusses Dalit ill-treatment in a letter to PM

Yashwant Singh, BJP MP from Nagina, Uttar Pradesh, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the government hasn't done anything for 30 crore Dalits of the nation.

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

06 Apr 2018

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.

PM Modi: No other government honored Ambedkar as we did

04 Apr 2018

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.

Bharat Bandh: Are political parties in overdrive about Dalit-votes?

04 Apr 2018

Bharat Bandh: Are political parties in overdrive about Dalit-votes?

On Monday, Dalits called a nationwide bandh protesting Supreme Court's March 20 judgment "diluting" the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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

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

02 Apr 2018

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.

Mortal remains of 38 Indians killed in Iraq brought back

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

02 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.