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    Little impact on public transport

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars did not have a tough commute during the Bharat Bandh, as public transport services were hardly affected on Monday. Local train services were delayed by 15 minutes, according to railway officials, which, regular commuters can vouch for, is routine. Trains were halted briefly and petrol pumps were forced shut in parts of Mumbai on Monday, even as public vehicles, including buses, autorickshaws and taxis, plied normally. “Nearly 90-95 per cent

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    Congress’ ‘bandh’ call gets lukewarm response

    Mumbai: The state-wide shutdown called by the Congress and other opposition parties against high fuel prices received a lukewarm response in the state and Mumbai. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) actively participated in the bandh, but the Shiv Sena kept a distance. There were few incidents of disruption reported on local trains, Metro line at D N Nagar and MNS workers were involved in rampant vandalism of shops.

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    Bandh call over fuel price hike: State fleecing the common man, accuses Congress

    Mumbai: Blaming the soaring hike in fuel price and excise duties for the Bharat Bandh, opposition Congress accused the ruling BJP government of fleecing the common man. “The government should immediately reduce central excise duty and excessive Value Added Tax (VAT) in the states and must bring petrol and diesel under the ambit of Goods and Services Taxes (GST),” Ashok Chavan, president of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) demanded.

  • Ujjain: City witnesses complete ‘bandh’ on call of SAPAKS, other organisation

    Ujjain: SAPAKS and other organisations gave nationwide call for ‘bandh’ on Thursday, businessmen of the city including grocery shop owners, restaurant owners, jewellers, bakers, grain merchants, medical stores owners, cloth merchants, crockery shop owners, petrol pump owners, mobile phone shops and other shop owners supported the ‘bandh’ voluntarily, as a result Sarafa Bazaar, Patani Bazaar, Kanthal, Freeganj, VD cloth market and other main markets across the city were closed completely.

  • Ujjain: SAPAKS and other organisations to hold ‘bandh’ today

    Ujjain: SAPAKS and other organisations will hold ‘bandh’ across the city to support the call of nationwide bandh (closer) on Thursday to protest against dilution of Scheduled caste and Scheduled tribes atrocities act. National vice president Angadsingh Bhadouriya said that the government has brought the ordinance to revert the apex court’s verdict in order to appease other communities.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Maratha Kranti Morcha to go ahead with tomorrow’s ‘Bandh’, will aim for ‘peaceful’ protest

    Mumbai: The Maratha Kranti Morcha on Tuesday gave hints that it will go ahead with the proposed Maharashtra ‘bandh’ on August 9 even as the Bombay High Court urged restraint upon agitators till the quota issue was resolved. Morcha coordinators from across the state are to meet in Aurangabad on Wednesday to decide on the nature of the shutdown, said sources.

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    Maratha quota stir: Bandh brings Mumbai to its knees as peaceful protest turns violent

    Mumbai: The lack of political will – either by intent or by habit – was manifest in the sporadic violence that marked the Maratha reservation bandh on Wednesday. Despite the fore knowledge that the bandh may turn violent – as was the case elsewhere in the State for the last few days — the extensive police ‘bandobast’ neither acted as a deterrent, nor as a dampener. The police, from all accounts, merely

  • Maratha Quota Stir: Protesters attack public buses in Mumbai, Thane

    Mumbai: Protesters attacked public buses in Mumbai, and the neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai as the bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation began this morning. Two BEST buses were attacked by agitators in Kanjurmarg and Bhandup suburbs of Mumbai.

  • Maratha quota protests: Maratha outfit call for bandh in Thane, Navi Mumbai; Mumbai to experience partial shutdown

    Mumbai: The Maratha quota stir, which has turned violent elsewhere in the State, is gravitating towards Mumbai. The Sakal Maratha Samaj has called for a ‘bandh’ today in the city, in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad and Palghar. The quota protest snowballed after the death of a protestor on Monday: Twenty-seven-year-old Kakasaheb Shinde had jumped off a bridge over Godavari in Aurangabad. In fact, another protestor, 31-year-old Jagannath Sonawane from Aurangabad, sought to emulate Shinde’s


    BJP bandh in Karnataka evokes dull response

    Bengaluru: The opposition BJP’s appeal to farmers and the public to “voluntarily observe a bandh” across   Karnataka today to protest the alleged failure of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to keep up his farm loan waiver promise, got off to a dull start.

  • Jharkhand Disom Party’s bandh disrupts train services

    Kolkata/Jamshedpur: Train services in various parts of West Bengal and Jharkhand were disrupted today as a result of a bandh called by the Jharkhand Disom Party, demanding recognition of tribals’  ‘Sarna Dharma’ as a religion, a South Eastern Railway official said.

  • Bharat Bandh: Anti-quota ‘bandh’ evokes partial response in MP 

    Bhopal: The ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by some groups opposed to the caste-based reservations evoked a partial response in Madhya Pradesh today, with some shops remaining closed in Bhopal during the morning hours. The schools in the state capital remained open even as some of them suspended their bus services, sources said.

  • Bhopal: Govt machinery brace up for ‘Bandh’, section 144 imposed

    Bhopal: Ahead of the state wide call for bandh, Collector has imposed section144 of CrPc in the district and deployed around 4,000 police personnel of district police force, around 1000 personnel of RAF and two companies of SAF.