Bharat Bandh

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on bandh politics February 24, 2013

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes a look at the two-day Bharat Bandh. ...
  • First ear, then eye: The cost of joining the strike in WB February 23, 2013

    Kolkata: A brick kiln worker was seriously injured and his eye severely damaged after he was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters for participating in the trade union strike of Wednesday and Thursday. The incident occurred in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district Thursday night. "I did not report to...
  • TMC claims its workers did not chop off panchayat member's ear February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Thursday claimed that no worker of the party was involved in chopping off an ear of a panchayat employee for failing to report to work on day one of the trade union strike at Debipur in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Trinamool Congress...
  • The bandh represents the anger of the people against the policies of the govt: Praveen Khandelwal February 21, 2013

    Is calling a two-day bandh good for the country and its people? Secretary General of Confederation of All India Traders Praveen Khandelwal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction the issue. Q. There is a feeling that lot of vandalism and arson is being done by people who are motivated by political...
  • TMC workers allegedly chop off ear of panchayat employee February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress workers allegedly chopped off an ear of a panchayat employee after he failed to report for work on day one of the trade unions' strike in West Bengal. The incident took place at Debipur in the Murshidabad district. The victim was allegedly attacked by TMC workers when he...
  • Strike enters second day, Kerala still paralysed February 21, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life in Kerala was paralysed as the two-day nationwide strike called by Central trade unions entered the second day on Thursday with workers from most sectors ranging from transport to banking keeping away from work. Reports from across the state said buses and taxis were off the roads...
  • Life unaffected in K'taka due to Bharat bandh February 21, 2013

    Bangalore: The two-day nationwide strike called by 11 Central trade unions had no major impact in most parts of Karnataka on Thursday. Though banking services were hit, many buses, taxis and autos plied and shops and hotels remained opened in Bangalore. However, schools and colleges were closed. No violence was reported...
  • Bank operations hit as strike enter day 2 February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Normal banking operations were hit for the second day today as public sector bank employees continued their strike. The two-day nationwide strike call, demanding early wage revision among other issues, was given by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) that comprises nine national unions. It was, however, business as...
  • Protesters pelt stones on factories in Delhi, Noida February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 4:31 pm: Around 200 workers pelted stones at a factory in Noida Sector 5 breaking windows and damaged vehicles on the second day of the 48-hour nationwide strike, even as authorities imposed prohibitory order in the district. 3:05 pm: Pro-trade unions strike protesters indulged in violence in Delhi's industrial...
  • Bandh day 2: 70 arrested over Noida violence February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: It is the second day of the two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions and the Bharat bandh is expected to make no effect in West Bengal as Left parties have decided to stay away from the strike on Thursday. But companies like Maruti and Hero have declared...
  • Bharat bandh: UP govt orders inquiry into Noida violence February 21, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday set up a two-member inquiry committee to probe the Noida violence, which broke out during the nationwide strike by trade unions, and submit its report in three days time. Principal Secretry (Home) RM Srivastava said that Home Secretary Rakesh and ADG Law and Order Arun...
  • Bharat bandh: Unions claim response unprecedented February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Claiming that their two-day nation-wide strike has generated an "unprecedented" response, central trade unions on Wednesday said the success should serve as a wakeup call to the government for settling their demands, even as they deplored reports of violence on the first day. Union leaders regretted that they...
  • Bandh losses may mount to Rs 26,000 cr: Assocham February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Industry body Assocham on Wednesday expressed the fears that the loss to GDP due to the strike by central trade unions could be about Rs 26,000 crore, higher than its initial estimate of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore. Against initial estimates of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore, the GDP may be eroded by...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 20, 2013

    Bharat Bandh takes a violent turn in Noida and hits normal life across India. Shinde expresses regret over his Hindu terror remark. ...
  • Are Bharat Bandhs against national interest? February 20, 2013

    The Bharat Bandh on Wednesday took a violent turn in Noida, even as it affected normal life across the country. ...
  • Bharat bandh: Kolkata comes to a grinding halt February 20, 2013

    The TMC government had warned state employees with disciplinary action if they don't turn up. But economic activity in the state were brought to its knees as shops remained closed. ...
  • The Last Word: Does Bharat Bandh serve any useful purpose? February 20, 2013

    The trade unions began a two-day nationwide strike on Wednesday, which in many places became a forced bandh. ...
  • News 360: Trade union strike takes a violent turn in Noida February 20, 2013

    The All India Bandh took a violent turn in Noida as trade union workers torched cars and trucks. The police arrested 14 people. ...
  • Trade union strike disrupts normal life across India, 1 killed in Ambala February 20, 2013

    Normal life was disrupted all across the country as the trade union strike affected banking and transport services. ...
  • Trade union strike turns violent in Noida, 14 arrested February 20, 2013

    Factory workers targeted vehicles, setting many on fire and injuring policemen. As many as 14 people were arrested. ...
  • Union strike hits transport, banking across India February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The 48-hour long Bharat Bandh called by trade unions, which began on Wednesday, paralysed transport and banking services in many parts of the country. However, the worst affected was Noida, as the protests took an ugly turn with factory workers targeting vehicles, even setting many on fire. The situation...
  • How was India affected by trade unions' strike? February 20, 2013

    India's financial sector was crippled and transport hit as large parts of the country ground to a halt on Wednesday in response to trade unions calling for a two-day strike to demand concrete measures to check inflation, ensure jobs and enforce labour laws. ...
  • Trade unions' strike: 7 arrested in Noida violence, probe ordered February 20, 2013

    There were reports of violence in Noida Phase-II during the trade unions' strike on Wednesday. Over 1,000 trade union workers protested and vandalised cars, setting vehicles on fire. The protesters even set a fire engine ablaze. The situation was, however, brought under control after a few hours. According to District...
  • Maruti, Hero, Suzuki workers to go on strike February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Production at leading automobile companies in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt, including Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp and Suzuki Motorcycle India, will be hit on Thursday as workers have decided to stay away from work in support of the two-day strike called by central trade unions than began on Wednesday. "We had...
  • Uneasy calm in Noida after violence during trade unions' strike February 20, 2013

    There was violence in Noida after Bharat bandh protests went wrong. The violence has ended and the situation is now under control. However, an uneasy calm prevailed in the area. ...
  • Noida trade union violence: Sequence of events February 20, 2013

    There were reports of violence in Noida Phase-II during the trade unions' strike on Wednesday. Over 1,000 trade union workers protested and vandalised cars, setting vehicles on fire. The protestors even set fire to a fire engine. Following is the sequence of events in the area: - Alleged CITU workers at...
  • Bharat bandh: Tamil Nadu sees partial impact of strike February 20, 2013

    Chennai: The strike call given by 11 trade unions country wide had partial impact in Tamil Nadu as a majority of shops remained open and transport services plied normally. However, banking services were hit hard as most public and private sector banks remained closed. The United Form of Bank Unions, an...
  • Bharat bandh: Banking, transport sector hit in Gujarat February 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The strike call by Central trade unions hit normal life in Gujarat on Wednesday as workers from varied sectors, including transport and banking, refrained from work, to register protest against government's economic and labour policies. Banking services in Gujarat were crippled as over 12,000 officers and 35,000 other banking employees...
  • Watch: Protestors set fire to fire engine in Noida February 20, 2013

    Noida: There were reports of violence in Noida Phase-II during the trade unions' strike on Wednesday. Over 1,000 trade union workers protested and vandalised cars, setting vehicles on fire. The protestors even set fire to a fire engine. The protestors also targeted industries that were opened in the area. Reports...
  • Bharat bandh: Strike evokes mix response in Karnataka February 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Barring stray incidents of stone pelting in Bellary, the nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions in support of their demands evoked a mixed response across Karnataka. Sources said some persons pelted stones at some buses and blocked roads in Bellary while normal life was hit in...