Bandh

  • Kerala: BJP leader hacked to death, party calls for statewide bandh Yesterday

    Kannur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a statewide bandh in Kerala on Tuesday. The move came after a district leader of the party was hacked to death allegedly by CPM cadres in the Kannur district. Manoj, the Kannur BJP leader, was an accused in the CPM leader P Jayarajan...
  • VHP protests against assault on national shooter for refusing to convert August 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday held protests against the harassment of national-level shooter Tara Sahdev by her husband for refusing to convert. VHP has also called for bandh in Ranchi on Monday in protest of the incident. Sahdev alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab kept her in forced...
  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the Assam-Nagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • Bandh passes off peacefully August 1, 2014

    Around 400 people were on Thursday arrested during the day-long Ranchi bandh called by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal in protest against the Tuesday's violence at Silgain that left one dead and several injured over a land dispute. Senior Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said the bandh supporters were arrested for...
  • Two minors raped: IT city Bangalore observes bandh July 31, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as the city of Bangalore comes to terms with the gruesome gangrape of a 6-year-old inside her school, another minor girl, aged 7, has allegedly been sexually assaulted in the city. The pro-Kannada groups have called a 12-hour bandh in Bangalore on Thursday in protest of the incidents....
  • 4 killed, 8 injured as Rajdhani derails in Chhapra; sabotage suspected June 25, 2014

    At least four passengers were killed and eight injured when the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chhapra early on Wednesday in suspected sabotage by Maoists. 12 coaches were derailed in the incident at around 0200 hours, a Railway spokesperson said. Five coaches-B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4 and pantry car-overturned in...
  • Andhra Pradesh: TRS's bandh against Polavaram passes off peacefully May 29, 2014

    The bandh called by Telangana Rashtra Samithi to protest against Centre's ordinance transferring some villages and Mandals of Khammam district to the residuary Andhra Pradesh to facilitate Polavaram project passed off peacefully in Telangana and Hyderabad on Thursday. The bandh was total, especially in the districts, and affected the normal life...
  • Telangana bandh today over clearance of Polavaram project ordinance May 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister-designate K Chandrasekhar Rao has called for a bandh on Thursday in protest against Cabinet clearance to the Polavaram project ordinance that merges seven mandals of Telanagana into Seemandhra. TRS leader K Kavitha has said that the party will approach the Supreme Court if the President promulgates...
  • CM designate KCR calls for Telangana bandh tomorrow May 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister designate K Chandrasekhar Rao has called for a bandh on Thursday in the 10 districts of Telangana, opposing the Centre's move to merge seven mandals of Telangana into Seemandhra, as a fallout of the Polavaram water project. It was decided by the previous UPA government at the...
  • Congress observes bandh to condemn Naxal attack March 15, 2014

    The state-wide bandh called by main opposition Congress in protest against the Naxal attack in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh today received good response, the party claimed. Sixteen people, including 15 security personnel, were killed in the Naxal attack on Tuesday. The main markets here remained closed today. The State Chamber of Commerce...
  • Cong slams Oppn for enforcing bandh, says couldn't develop state during their rule March 3, 2014

    The Jharkhand Congress on Sunday lashed out at the three Opposition parties for enforcing statewide bandh on Sunday, saying that they had failed to develop the state during their regime after its creation. "The first Chief Minister (Babulal Marandi) and his alliance partners (Ajsu/JDU) had ruled the state after its creation,...
  • Nitish can place their demand for special status before Centre: Alvi March 2, 2014

    Reacting to the bandh call given by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over special state status, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Our government has given a lot of funds for Bihar's development but still if they feel the need for special status they can place their demand." ...
  • Trains hit, roads blocked in Bihar shutdown March 2, 2014

    Hundreds of ruling JD-U workers on Sunday disrupted train services and blocked roads at many places to enforce a statewide shutdown to press for a special status for Bihar. Police said Janata Dal (United) supporters halted over half a dozen long-distance trains, and as a result, passengers were stranded at Patna,...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status March 2, 2014

    Patna: Demanding special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given a state-wide bandh call on Sunday. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. He will set out on...
  • Bandh observed in MP over Professional Examination Board scam March 1, 2014

    The state-wide bandh called by Congress to press for the demand for a CBI inquiry into the alleged scam in the Professional Examination Board (PEB) passed off peacefully on Saturday. There were no reports of untoward incident anywhere due to the bandh although cases were filed against Youth Congress workers at...
  • Congress to observe state-wide bandh on March 1 over PEB scam March 1, 2014

    Congress in Madhya Pradesh will enforce a day-long state-wide bandh on Saturday to press for its demand for a CBI inquiry into the alleged scam in the Professional Examination Board (PEB). State Congress chief Arun Yadav told reporters that the Madhya Pradesh PEB scam had "ruined" the future of scores of...
  • Kupwara observes total bandh, Srinagar calm February 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Kupwara continues to remain tense but under control on fourth straight day over Monday evening killing of seven militants in an encounter with security forces in Lolab area of Kupwara district. Police arrested JKLF chairman Yasin Malik and 10 supporters after they tried to take out a protest march...
  • Bihar shutdown a daylong Satyagraha: Nitish February 27, 2014

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said his call for a shutdown in Bihar March 2 is in line with Mahatma Gandhi's ideology, adding that it will be a daylong 'Satyagraha' to protest the denial of special category status to his state. "Our call for bandh is a daylong Satyagraha in...
  • Minister's convoy blocked on second day of bandh against Rahul's visit February 26, 2014

    Morigaon/Tezpur: The convoy of a Union Minister and a state minister were blocked as sporadic incidents of violence were reported during the second day of the bandh called by different outfits protesting against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's visit to Assam. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Development Ranee Narah and Assam Irrigation...
  • CM urges people to protest peacefully against denial of special status to Bihar February 24, 2014

    Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday urged people to go for civil disobedience to make March 2 'Bihar bandh' a success on the issue of denial of special category status to Bihar. "Gandhiji had launched civil disobedience movement to seek freedom for...
  • Two opposition parties call Jharkhand bandh on March 2 February 22, 2014

    Opposition Ajsu party and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) on Saturday announced statewide bandh on March 2 in protest against the Centre not according special category status to Jharkhand while granting it to Seemandhra. "The party has called the bandh to protest against the Centre ignoring our demand to accord Jharkhand...
  • CPI, CPI(M) support Nitish's 'Bihar bandh' call on March 2 demanding special status February 22, 2014

    The Left parties - CPI and CPI(M) - on Saturday backed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's call for 'Bihar bandh' on March two next to protest against the Centre for ignoring his demand for grant of special status to the state and appealed to people to make the bandh a success. "We...
  • Ajsu calls Jharkhand bandh on March 2 demanding special state status February 22, 2014

    The Ajsu party on Saturday called a Jharkhand bandh on March two in protest against the Centre not according special category status to Jharkhand. "The party has called the bandh to protest against the Centre ignoring our demand to accord Jharkhand special category status," Ajsu party spokesman Deo Sharan Bhagat told...
  • Nitish calls for state-wide bandh, demands special state status February 22, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for a state-wide bandh from March 2 to press the Centre to give the state special status. He said, "Seemandhra will get special state status and I do not have any problem with that. But somewhere they take decisions so early, somewhere they...
  • Nitish calls for bandh to protest Centre's denial of special status to Bihar February 21, 2014

    Attacking the Congress-led UPA government for granting special category status to Seemandhra and ignoring a similar demand of Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a Bihar bandh call on March 1. "This is betrayal with Bihar and other backward states," Kumar told reporters outside state Assembly in Patna. An...
  • UPA to push Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha today as time runs out February 20, 2014

    Hyderabad/New Delhi: Time is running out for the UPA to realise its Telangana dream. With just a day to go for this Parliament session to end, the government will try and push through the Telangana Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The upper house saw ugly scenes over...
  • Telangana: Jagan Reddy calls for bandh in Andhra Pradesh February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As Telangana inched closer to reality with the Lok Sabha passing the Bill, YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy called it a black day in the history of India. Jagan, who had been aggressively campaigning for a united Andhra Pradesh, has called a statewide bandh in Andhra Pradesh in...
  • Hyderabad remains immune to bandh call given by Jagan Reddy February 14, 2014

    Capital city Hyderabad remains immune to the bandh call given YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy against the tabling of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Even when life continues as usual in Hyderabad, 13 districts in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema are likely to be hit by the state-wide...
  • Andhra Pradesh bandh: Protesters burn tyres overnight February 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has been looking to be the face of a united Andhra Pradesh movement, has called for a bandh across Seemandhra, protesting the way the Telangana Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha. Some tyres were set ablaze by protestors in Guntur overnight....
  • Businessman dragged out of house, shot dead by suspected PLFI activists February 10, 2014

    Suspected activists of the ultra outfit PLFI shot dead a businessman in Pidihatu village under Murhu police station area in the Naxal-affected Khunti district, a senior police officer on Sunday said. Laced with fire-arms, the ultras arrived in the village in search of Sohrai Sawansi on Saturday night and dragged him...