While the business organisations in Jaipur have announced a 'bandh', the supporters have also warned of a strike in Jaisalmer and Barmer.
Demanding a CBI probe into the deaths of the Assistant Collector, who was working at the Rourkela ADM office and the ASI of Uditnagar police station, the BJP Mahila Morcha and the BJP Adivasi Morcha have given the 12-hour bandh call.
From early morning, the BJP workers were seen picketing at strategic locations. While traffic movement on the National Highway 49 and other roads has come to a grinding halt, educational institutions, business establishments, markets and shops remained closed.
The agitating members blocked roads at important junctions affecting the vehicular movement in the city. While the business establishments and other institutions remain closed, emergency services including education institutes and movement of buses were exempted from the bandh.
In order to raise public sympathy, the ultras apologized to the people and family members of journalist Rohit Biswal who died in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast while trying to go near posters put up by Maoists on February 5, 2022.
Bolangir: Common man has been the worst hit in Bolangir because of the strike observed by the lawyers’ association demanding establishment of permanent High Court bench in the district. Life has come to a standstill in Bolangir town as banks, post office, schools, colleges and government offices have been closed since December 24. According to […]
Konark: Vehicular traffic was affected and markets wore deserted look in Konark today as activists of BJP observed a 12-hour bandh protesting rape of a West Bengal woman. Tourists and commuters visiting Konark Sun Temple had a harrowing time due to the dawn-to-dusk shutdown. Activists of the saffron party blocked Konark-Puri, Konark-Bhubaneswar and Konark-Kakatpur roads […]
Bolangir: Shops and educational institutions in Bolangir town remained closed today as part of the two-day bandh being observed by several organisations including Congress and BJP. The Bolangir Joint Action Committee which called for the shutdown has been demanding construction of a bypass in view of recent road mishaps in the town. Members of the […]
Cuttack: Several organisations in Salepur area of Cuttack district today resorted to dawn-to-dusk bandh pressing construction of the Cuttack-Chandbali road. Vehicular movement was affected while businesses and educational institutions were also hit as protesters staged pickets at several spots. Protesters alleged that despite regular demands for widening and renovation of road from Kuanpala Bus stand […]
Dhenkanal/Bargarh: A 12-hour bandh has been called by the members of Regional Development Committee in Bhuban area of Dhenkanal district over lack of adequate facilities at the Bhuban government hospital. The protesters have also demanded appointment of permanent doctors in the hospital. The Committee members have reportedly staged a road blockade on National Highway 53. […]
Titlagarh: A 12-hour bandh has been called by locals in Sindhekela today demanding block status to the sub-district and district status to Titlagarh. The bandh called by the traders’ association was joined by various groups and later a rally was conducted in the village following which all schools, banks and offices remained closed. According to […]
Puri: Members of socio-cultural outfit Shree Jagannath Sena today staged violent protests while observing bandh in Puri over eight-point charter of demands including scrapping of newly implemented queue system at Puri Srimandir. According to sources, the protesters blocked road by burning tyres on Bada Danda and pelted stones at the residence of Puri Superintendent of […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the bandh call given by Maoists in Jharkhand on last day of the Martyrs’ Week (Shahid Saptah) today, security has been tightened in bordering areas of Odisha. While combing operation conducted jointly by Odisha police and CRPF has been intensified in Bisra, Chandiposh, Topadihi and K. Balang area, more than 60 […]
Bolangir: The ongoing agitation for the establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in Bolangir has intensified as the Joint Action Committee and the District Bar Association have called for a shutdown till December 30. According to sources, the agitating members have called for closure of all offices, educational institutions and banks. The […]
Bhadrak: Normal life has been affected in the district due to a six-hour bandh called by BJP today over the State government’s delay in allotment of land for Indian Oil’s proposed polyester yarn unit in Bhadrak district. District BJP members have been observing the bandh from 6 AM to 12 PM to press for allotment […]