Bandhs

  • Congress observes bandh to condemn Naxal attack 14-03-2014 11:36 PM

    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...
  • Cong slams Oppn for enforcing bandh, says couldn't develop state during their rule 03-03-2014 08:06 AM

    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...
  • Trains hit, roads blocked in Bihar shutdown 02-03-2014 11:51 AM

    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...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status 02-03-2014 11:33 AM

    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...
  • Bandh observed in MP over Professional Examination Board scam 01-03-2014 11:19 PM

    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...
  • Congress to observe state-wide bandh on March 1 over PEB scam 01-03-2014 12:11 AM

    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...
  • Kupwara observes total bandh, Srinagar calm 28-02-2014 02:22 PM

    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 27-02-2014 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Minister's convoy blocked on second day of bandh against Rahul's visit 26-02-2014 04:34 PM

    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...
  • CM urges people to protest peacefully against denial of special status to Bihar 24-02-2014 08:26 AM

    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...
  • Two opposition parties call Jharkhand bandh on March 2 22-02-2014 09:52 PM

    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...
  • CPI, CPI(M) support Nitish's 'Bihar bandh' call on March 2 demanding special status 22-02-2014 08:40 PM

    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....
  • Ajsu calls Jharkhand bandh on March 2 demanding special state status 22-02-2014 06:59 PM

    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...
  • Nitish calls for state-wide bandh, demands special state status 22-02-2014 01:37 PM

    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 21-02-2014 03:08 PM

    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....
  • UPA to push Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha today as time runs out 20-02-2014 07:50 AM

    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 the...
  • Telangana: Jagan Reddy calls for bandh in Andhra Pradesh 18-02-2014 06:18 PM

    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...
  • Hyderabad remains immune to bandh call given by Jagan Reddy 14-02-2014 11:43 AM

    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 14-02-2014 09:31 AM

    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 10-02-2014 08:56 AM

    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...
  • Furious over petrol pump manager's murder, BJP calls for Bhagalpur shutdown 28-01-2014 02:23 PM

    A petrol pump manager was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Goshala road in Bihar's Bhagalpur town, police sources said on Tuesday. Two motorcycle-borne assailants stopped at Jain petrol pump on Monday night and shot at its manager Jai Kishan Sharma from close range, the sources said. Sharma, aged about...
  • J&K: Separatists calls strike in Srinagar, normal life affected 21-01-2014 02:04 PM

    A complete shutdown called by separatists affected life in Srinagar's city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining areas on Tuesday. Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Gaw Kadal, Hari Singh High Street and Maharaja Bazar areas of Srinagar following a shutdown called by the separatists to...
  • Normal life affected as United Andhra supporters strike against Telangana Bill 03-01-2014 12:00 PM

    A day-long bandh called by United Andhra supporters, including TDP and YSRCP, against draft Telangana Bill hit essential services in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts on Friday, inconveniencing several citizens. The winter session of the Legislative Assembly resumed on Friday and the draft bill is on the agenda of the...
  • Andhra bifurcation: Mixed response for Seemandhra bandh 07-12-2013 04:28 PM

    The two-day bandh call given by the pro-United Andhra Pradesh groups against the Cabinet's nod for draft bill for bifurcation of the state has evoked a mixed response in the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions on the second day on Saturday. Most government and private establishments remained open in Vijayawada...
  • Telangana: Bandh hits normal life as Cabinet prepares to table draft 05-12-2013 01:18 PM

    Hyderabad: As the final Telangana draft report prepared by the Congress Group of Ministers is likely to be placed before the Cabinet on Thursday, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has called for a bandh against the proposal to merge two districts of Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh with the proposed state. Services...
  • TN: MDMK leader, 300 workers arrested for protesting against CHOGM 12-11-2013 10:40 AM

    Chennai: Over 300 MDMK activists, including its General Secretary Vaiko were, arrested for blocking train traffic as the dawn-to-dusk Tamil Nadu bandh called by pro-Eelam outfits demanding that India completely boycott the CHOGM meet in Colombo got underway. Normal life remained unaffected due to the bandh for which police have...
  • TN traders association calls for state bandh against CHOGM on Tuesday 11-11-2013 11:49 AM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Traders Association has called for a statewide bandh against India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) on Tuesday. All shops are likely to remain closed as per the bandh call. The head of the association says there are around 4,500 small and large...
  • Karnataka to make IT industry an essential service 22-10-2013 11:08 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is planning to declare IT industry and all IT enabled services as essential services. The IT industry will come under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) once the government formally notifies its order. It will exempt the I-T industry from bandhs, strikes and long holidays. According...
  • Andhra government staff in Seemandhra end strike after talks with CM 17-10-2013 07:54 PM

    Hyderabad: In a major political victory for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, government employees in Seemandhra region of the state have called off their strike over the proposal to divide the state and create Telangana. The protesting employees decided to end strike comes after talks with the...