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Tag: Bharat Bandh

Bharat Bandh: Odisha Public Service Commission Postpones OCS-2019 Main Examination

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) postponed the Odisha Civil Services -2019 (Main) examination scheduled to be held tomorrow (December 8) in view of the Bharat Bandh. In a notification, the OPSC wrote, “Taking into cognizance of the difficulties to be faced by the candidates in approaching the examination centres due to Bharat Bandh, […]

Odisha: Congress To Join Farmers In Bharat Bandh Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party in Odisha will support the Bharat Bandh call given by various farmers’ organisations across the country on Tuesday. Congress party will lend full support to the protesting farmers, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik said. “The Congress party has decided to extend its full support to the Bharat Bandh […]

CAIT, AITWA Not To Participate In 'Bharat Bandh'
CAIT, AITWA Not To Participate In 'Bharat Bandh'

New Delhi: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) on Monday said that their members will not participate in the December 8 ‘Bharat Bandh’, adding that the government should though look into the farmers’ demands and resolve the issues at the earliest. Both associations said in a joint […]

Weddings To Be Exempted From Farmers 'Peaceful Bharat Bandh' Call On Dec 8
Weddings To Be Exempted From Farmers 'Peaceful Bharat Bandh' Call On Dec 8

New Delhi: Farmer representatives from around 40 unions on Sunday requested a “peaceful Bharat Bandh” on December 8 and announced that weddings would be exempted from the nationwide protest. Baldev Singh Nihal, Ashok Dhanvle, Tenjinder Virk, Comrade B.V. and Yogendra Yadav announced the move after a day-long meeting held to chalk out plan for the […]

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Bharat Bandh: Trade Unions, Farmers In 12 States Including Odisha Extend Support

New Delhi: Trade Unions and farmers from more than 12 states, including whole northern India, have so far extended their support for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call of farmer organisations on December 8 to raise their voice against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws. Odisha, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, […]

Cong, TRS Supports Farmers' Call For 'Bharat Bandh' On Dec 8

New Delhi: With protesting farmer unions calling for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 even as several rounds of their talks with the Centre remain inconclusive, the opposition Congress on Sunday said that the party supported the proposed nationwide shutdown to protest against the three central farm laws. The Congress also said that its leader […]

Farmers' Protest: 5th Round Of Govt-Farmer Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet On Wednesday
Farmers' Protest: 5th Round Of Govt-Farmer Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet On Wednesday

New Delhi: The fifth round of parleys between the government and farmer leaders remained inconclusive on Saturday with both sides adamant on their stand over the three contentious farm laws. The next meet is scheduled on December 9 with farmers giving a ‘Bharat Bandh’ call on December 8. Heated arguments and written placards in “Yes […]

Odisha Congress Extends Support To Bharat Bandh On December 8

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Congress on Saturday extended support to the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers protesting at Singhu Border against the new farm reform laws. “We urge people to come out in large numbers and support the Bharat Bandh call given by the farmers, as they are our Annadatas,” said Odisha Pradesh […]

Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan Lends Support To Farmers' Call For Bharat Bandh On Dec 8
Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan Lends Support To Farmers' Call For Bharat Bandh On Dec 8

Bhubaneswar: The Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS), a State-based outfit fighting for the rights of farmers, will extend support to the central farm leaders’ call for a countrywide shutdown on December 8 against the new farm laws, if discussion on farmers’ demands are not fulfilled by the Centre. NNKS convenor Akshya Kumar on Friday informed […]

Strike Hits Normalcy In Odisha, Other States; Over 25 Cr Workers Join Agitation: Trade Unions
Strike Hits Normalcy In Odisha, Other States; Over 25 Cr Workers Join Agitation: Trade Unions

New Delhi: Odisha, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and Telangana witnessed complete shut down on Thursday and normal life was partially affected in many other states as more than 25 crore workers participated in the nationwide strike, according to central trade unions. The day-long countrywide strike has been called by a joint platform of ten central trade […]

Trade Union Strike: 20L Cheques Worth 18000 Cr 'Miss' Clearance

Chennai:  Banking operations across the country was affected on Thursday with about 4.5 lakh bank employees joining the nationwide strike called by the central trade unions, said a top official of the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA). He also said about 20 lakh cheques worth about Rs 18,000 crore could not be sent for […]

Central Trade Unions Go On Strike, Vehicular Movement Partly Affected In Odisha
Central Trade Unions Go On Strike, Vehicular Movement Partly Affected In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: Vehicular traffic was partially affected in several places of Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Rourkela as the members of central trade unions staged road blockade as part of their 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday. As per reports, members of Odisha Construction Workers’ Union (CITU) and several other organisations blocked road on the national highway near […]

Bhim Army’s Bharat Bandh Heat Felt In Odisha

Sambalpur/ Bolangir: Protesting a recent Supreme Court ruling stating that States were not bound to provide reservations in promotion and appointments in public employment, a 12-hour bandh is being observed in several parts of Odisha including Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Bolangir on Sunday. The agitation is part of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by Bhim Army against the […]

Communists Are Professional Agitators, Congress Agenda-less: Odisha BJP On Bharat Bandh

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at the Congress and the Communist Parties, senior BJP leader Prithviraj Harichandan today criticised the decision of the Congress to extend support to the nationwide bandh call by 10 Central trade unions (CTUs). While the trade unions claim to have resorted to shutdown over 14-point charter of demands including social security, […]

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Banking Services Impacted Due To Nationwide Trade Union Strike

New Delhi: Banking services were impacted on Wednesday as employees went on a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions to protest against the government’s “anti-people” policies. Branch activities including cash withdrawal deposit in public sector banks in many places across the country have been affected due to the strike. Most of the lenders […]

Bharat Bandh By Central Trade Unions Affects Normal Life In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been severely affected across Odisha with the beginning of 24-hour all India strike called by 10 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) protesting hike in price of essential commodities, unemployment, “anti-people” policies of the Centre and several other issues. Educational institutions remained closed in several districts while public transport like bus and train […]

Bharat Bandh: Security Tightened In Odisha, Private Buses To Stay Off Roads

Bhubaneswar: Public transport system is likely to be adversely affected due to the Bharat Bandh call given by Central trade unions tomorrow. As several political parties have extended support to the all India general strike, the private bus owners association has decided to suspend bus services as a precautionary measure. Apart from several Central Unions, […]

Bharat Bandh: ICAR NET Exam Postponed, Check Latest Details

In view of Bharat Bandh called by trade unions, the ICAR-National Eligibility Test (NET) 2019 exam scheduled to be held on January 8 has been postpone. The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) has reportedly informed about the revision in exam date adding that the exam will now be held on January 11, 2020. Earlier, the […]

Congress Extends Support To Bharat Bandh Call By Central Trade Unions

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress today extended support to the all-India strike called by Central trade unions to be observed on January 8. Earlier, various Left parties and Central trade unions had extended their support to the strike against the anti-labour policies of the Narendra Modi-government. It is pertinent to mention here that the Left parties are […]

Tribal group calls for ‘Bharat Bandh’, normal life affected in Malkangiri, Nabarangpur

Malkangiri/Nabarangpur: A 12-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’ has been called by the members of Samvidhan Banchao Sangharsh Samiti following which normal life has been affected in Malkangiri and Nabrangpur districts today. The protesting members of the outfit alleged that the tribals, minorities and economically backward groups have been largely ignored which is why they have called for […]

Pulwama Attack: Cuttack traders' body offers financial aid for martyred Odia Jawans

Cuttack: The Cuttack Chamber of Commerce today informed that it would provide a financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to the families of the two Odia CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the ghastly attack in Pulwama. “We have decided to provide an assistance of Rs 50,000 each to the families of the martyred jawans’ […]

Pulwama Attack Fallout: Bharat Trade Bandh on Feb 18, CAIT demands action against Pak

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will hold a nationwide protest on February 18 (Monday) in the wake of the deadly Pulwama attack in Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday, in which over 40 CRPF Jawans lost their lives. The traders’ organisation has reached out to all States and the cities to join […]

Maoists' Bharat Bandh cripples life in several parts of Odisha

Kandhamal: Protesting Centre’s anti-Left Wing Extremism (LWE) operation strategy ‘Operation Samadhan’, Maoists today observed ‘Bharat Bandh’ crippling normal life across several districts of Odisha. The Maoists blocked road by felling trees on NH 59 near Pakaladami ghati disrupting vehicular traffic between Baliguda-Daringbadi of Kandhamal district. The red rebels also put up posters and banners on […]

Trade union strike day 2: Transport, tourism affected in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The 48-hour countrywide strike called by ten central trade unions entered the second day on Wednesday affecting normal life in several parts of Odisha. Vehicular communication was affected in Balasore, Rourkela and Bonai of Sundergarh district. In Rourkela, protesters staged pickets near Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) and Bisra chhak. Road blockade was witnessed on […]

Trade union strike: Schools, colleges in Odisha to remain closed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced closure of Anganwadis, schools, colleges and universities across the State tomorrow (January 8) in view of the 2-day Bharat bandh call given by different trade unions. Odisha School and Mass and Education secretary, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra stated that schools will remain closed on January 8 in view of the […]

Sporadic incidents of violence during oppn-sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' against fuel price hike

New Delhi :  Sporadic incidents of violence were reported Monday during a Congress-led opposition sponsored ‘Bharat Bandh’ against spiralling fuel prices that disrupted normal life mainly in Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka, Assam and Odisha. As the Congress top brass including party chief Rahul Gandhi targeted the Modi government at a protest rally in Ramlila maidan in […]

Op-Ed: Whose Bandh Is It Anyway?

The problem with bandhs, no matter which party organizes them, is that once the genie is out of the bottle, there is no way it can be put back. The party leadership may lay down the ‘rules of the game’ but there is no way it can force cadres to play by those rules. And […]

House adjourned after ruckus over fuel price hike, cooperative bank loan scam by Opposition

Bhubaneswar: Besides blocking roads and picketing on streets of Bhubaneswar, the Congress-led Bharat Bandh over fuel price hike had its effect on the Odisha Assembly as well. The proceedings of the Assembly had to be adjourned till tomorrow following the pandemonium created by Congress members over the fuel price rise issue. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen […]

Rahul leads Opposition's 'Bharat Bandh' protest against fuel price hike

New Delhi: A united Opposition, led by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Monday staged a foot march here in support of a nationwide shutdown protest or ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by his party against rising fuel prices. The 1.8-km march was held between Rajghat and Zakir Husain College. Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal […]

Congress' Bharat Bandh over fuel price throws normal life out of gear

Bhubaneswar: Normal life in the State was thrown out of gear since early in the morning as the country-wide bandh by the Congress activists protesting fuel price hike began today. Passengers were seen stranded at Badambadi in Cuttack, Baramunda in Bhubaneswar and other places in the State as buses stayed off roads due to the […]

Cops on alert ahead of Congress' Bharat Bandh

Bhubaneswar: In view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by Congress on Monday, the Commissionerate Police has tightened security in the Twin City. Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu informed that as many as 20 platoons of police force will be deployed in the capital city to maintain law and order during the shutdown. Apart from PCR […]

Congress gears up for Bharat Bandh; Opposition calls it ‘political drama’

Bhubaneswar: As Congress gears up to observe ‘Bharat Bandh’ tomorrow over skyrocketing fuel prices, ruling-BJD and BJP in the State termed the call for all-India shutdown as a ‘political drama’. A day before the country-wide bandh, the Odisha Congress today launched campaign vehicles to solicit support for the party’s protest. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) […]

Congress calls 'Bharat bandh' on Monday against fuel price hike

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday to protest against the steep rise in diesel and petrol prices and the falling value of the rupee against the dollar. Congress leader Ajay Maken said the party wants petrol and diesel to be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), […]

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Bharat bandh call by Congress: Odisha schools to remain shut

Bhubaneswar: The School and Mass Education department today announced that all schools in the State will remain closed on Monday (September 10) in view of the Bharat Bandh call given by the Congress over rise in fuel prices. S&ME department Principal Secretary, PK Mohapatra today announced that the step has been taken as a precautionary […]

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CBSE announces re-examination dates for Class 10, 12

New Delhi: The CBSE has announced that the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations that were postponed in Punjab due to the ‘Bharat bandh’ on April 2 will now be conducted on April 27. At the request of the state government in view of bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of […]

Bharat Bandh: Over a dozen injured in Bihar clash

Patna: Over a dozen of people were injured on Tuesday in a violent clash in Bihar during the “Bharat Bandh” called by various groups to protest against reservation policies, police said. Supporters, mostly upper castes youths, blocked roads and forcibly enforced the nationwide shutdown in Ara town, Bhojpur district. “More than a dozen people were […]

Anti reservation protests cripple life in various parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharat Bandh being observed by various groups protesting caste-based reservation has affected normal life in several parts of the State, mostly Western Odisha. Besides shops and other business establishments, banks, schools and colleges have remained closed in Bolangir due to the anti-reservation protests. Vehicular traffic was left disrupted in the town after some […]

BPUT cancels exam due to Bharat Bandh

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) today postponed its semester exams in the wake of Bharat Bandh called by some groups to protest caste-based reservation. This is the second time that the exams were cancelled this month. Exams on 55 different subjects were to be held at 88 centres across the State. The […]

Odisha Congress observes fast over communalism

Bhubaneswar: As part of the protest called by All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi to protect and promote communal harmony across the country in wake of caste violence during the April 02 Bharat Bandh, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) observed a day-long fast across the State today. Congress supporters across the State sat […]

One killed, over 100 injured during 'Bharat Bandh' in UP

Lucknow: One person was killed in Muzaffarnagar and over 100 were injured on Monday as violence singed many parts of the state during the “Bharat Bandh” enforced by Dalit groups in protest against a ruling of the Supreme Court with regard to the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, police said. Maximum violence in the state was […]