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  • Bhopal: Public transport would help reduce fuel use

    Despite abnormal rise in fuel price and protest bandh by various political outfits, there is no fall in sale of vehicles. Residents in the state capital still want to own cars and bikes. The total number of vehicles in the city jumped to 10.80 lakhs in 2015 from a mere 3.09 lakh in the year 2001. Similarly, the state figure also posted a record increase. The total number of 2-wheelers in the

  • BSP president Mayawati blames previous UPA government for rising fuel prices

    Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati’s remarks holding the previous UPA government and the BJP equally responsible for the steep hike in fuel prices has ruffled many a feather in the Congress rank and file whose leaders feel it will once again raise a question mark on attempts at striking Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

  • Bhopal: Despite Bharat Bandh, petrol breaches Rs 88/liter mark in state

    A day after opposition’s a nationwide Bharat Bandh, fuel prices continued to soar to fresh record high on Tuesday in the state. Petrol breached Rs 88 mark on the day in Shahdol, Anuppur, Chhindwara, Rewa, Satna, Balaghat, while diesel was sold over Rs 78 per liter. In state’s Anuppur, petrol in touched record high of Rs 88.53 and diesel Rs78.71 on the day In most of the parts of the state petrol

  • Indore: Bharat Bandh against petrol hike successful

    The call for Bharat Bandh given by Congress party to protest against spiralling rise of fuel prices evoked good response as private schools, colleges, main markets and business establishments remained closed in most parts of the city on Monday. Barring few incidents of forceful shut down of shops in the city by Congress activists, the bandh was peaceful. However, a large number of people faced trouble in getting essential goods.

  • Ujjain: Amidst clashes, city remains closed

    Congress workers forcibly made city closed on Monday. Congress party had given the call of Bharat bandh against rising fuel prices and alleged corruption in Rafale fighter planes’ deal. Congress workers assembled at Dewas Gate early in the morning. District Congress Committee (urban) head Mahesh Soni, Rajendra Bharti, Anant Narayan Meena, Azad Yadav, Rajendra Vashishth, Vivek Yadav, Ravi Rai and other Congressmen led the workers for ensuring the success of the bandh

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    BJP incompetent, Shiv Sena needs to walk out: Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam thanked 21 political parties for supporting the Congress-led Bharat bandh in protest of consistent hike in fuel prices.  Chavan called the BJP Govt a failure as he said, “BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today stated that the Govt cannot bring down the fuel prices. This reflects their incompetence and further proves that the BJP government has failed miserably. They obviously

  • congress, minister of finance sudhir mungantiwar, Bharat Bandh, GST, fuel price hike

    Ministers urge Congress to support bringing fuel under GST

    Mumbai: Minister for Finance Sudhir Mungantiwar urged the Opposition party, Congress to direct its governments in the states to support Maharashtra government’s proposal to bring petroleum products under the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in order to bring down the multiple taxes.

  • Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Bharat Bandh, MNS, NCP, Congress

    Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi peaceful

    Thane: Bharat bandh call was peaceful in Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi. The bandh was called by the Congress along with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and 19 other organisations for rising fuel prices. State-run transport buses such as Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT), Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) and State Transport (ST) – were not affected due to police deployment at all these places.

  • mumbai, bharat bandh, mns, maharashtra navnirman sena, bjp, mns vandalism

    Bharat Bandh: MNS on vandalising spree

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists vandalised a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator’s office in Malad after the Congress Party called for a nationwide bandh on Monday. Notably, this was the first time MNS participated in the bandh since its inception in 2006. The activists broke chairs and overturned benches of BJP corporator Vinod Mishra’s office in Ward no 43 in Malad. The office shutters were half open when party cadres

  • Bharat Bandh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Mira Road, Bhayandar, MNS, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena,

    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

  • Bharat Bandh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Mira Road, Bhayandar, MNS, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena,

    Bandh evokes good response in Mira Road

    Bhayandar: Normal life came to a screeching halt throughout Mira Road and some parts of Bhayandar, as the Opposition’s ‘Bharath Bandh’ supported by the Maharashtra Nav-Nirman Sena (MNS) to protest against rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, evoked a good response across the twin-city. After operating for a few hours in the morning, autos and the public transport buses went off the roads. Most of the private education institutions, commercial and

  • Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Bharat Bandh, MNS, NCP, Congress

    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.

  • Bhopal: Mix response to Congress’ Bharat bandh

    Call of Bharat bandh given by Congress on fuel price hike evoked mixed response in Bhopal on Monday. Traders closed their shops for the day in residential colonies Mixed response to bandh was observed in prominent market like New Market, Chowk Bazar, Bairagarh, MP Nagar. In many places shops were opened after 2.00pm. It was weekly holiday in New Market so big shops as usual remain closed but small shops remained open.

  • Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Bharat Bandh, MNS, NCP, Congress

    Bharat Bandh: Mixed response

    The call for Bharat Bandh on Monday against rising fuel prices evoked mixed response. While the Congress Party and a few smaller groups had called for Bharat Bandh on Monday, the Left parties organized their own protest, refusing to join the Congress-led street action. However, banks and government offices functioned normally. Yet, in some places, such as Mumbai, the fear of strong arm tactics by local groups made people shutter down their

  • Bharat Bandh: Congress criticises PM Modi on fuel price hike, says looting people’s money for own publicity

    New Delhi: The Congress dubbed the BJP government claims on petrol as white lies. Countering the BJP, Randeep Singh Surjewala said the average crude oil price during Manmohan Singh’s tenure was $107 per barrel while it is $50 in Modi’s four years. That is 55% less, but instead of giving benefit to the people, the excise levied on petrol has increased by 210% and on diesel by 443%, to collect Rs 11

  • People fed up with ‘Modinomics’: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Monday blasted the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for claiming to remain in power for the next 50 years and lamented that the Modi government sought to brazen it out instead of responding to the concerns of ordinary citizens reflected in the instant response to the Bharat Bandh call of the opposition parties.

  • Maharashtra: 3 school buses targeted in Pune during ‘Bharat Bandh’

    Pune: Three buses of a private school here were stoned and damaged Monday during the ‘Bharat Bandh’called by the Congress and various other opposition parties,the school management and police said. However, no one was injured in the incident that took place early morning in Undri area when the buses were on their way from the Caelum High School to pick up the students. Following the incident, the school was closed for the

  • Maharashtra: ‘Bandh failed to evoke good impact in Maha as Sena was not consulted’

    Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena has said the Congress’ Bharat bandh Monday failed to generate desired impact in Maharashtra because the Uddhav Thackeray-led party was not “consulted” over the protest, a day after the Sena spurned the Congress’ demand to support the shutdown. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar (Shiv Sena) said the bandh was observed only in half of Maharashtra.