Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: Opposition targets buses while staging protests against fuel prices hike

    Mumbai: Protesters targeted buses and disrupted train traffic in parts of Maharashtra during the “Bharat Bandh” called Monday by the Congress against the rising fuel prices, but schools, colleges and offices remained opened in the state. Maharashtra Congress workers staged protests in various parts of the BJP-ruled state in response to the nationwide shutdown called by the party’s central leadership against the rising fuel prices.

  • Bharat Bandh: 2-year-old dies on way to hospital in Bihar’s Jehanabad, BJP attacks Congress

    Patna: A critically ill two-year-old girl died on Monday on her way to a hospital as Bharat Bandh supporters blocked roads in Bihar’s Jehanabad town. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal-United leaders attacked the opposition Congress and its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for the girl’s death due to their shutdown called against fuel price hike. Pramod Manjhi, the victim’s father, said his daughter was

  • Congress has no moral right to protest against increasing fuel prices, says Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: The Congress has no moral right to protest against the increasing fuel prices, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said on Monday. “Under the Congress regime also petrol prices had increased and they made silly comments during that time. They have no moral right to protest now,” said Swamy.

  • Bharat Bandh! BJP on rising fuel prices: Solution of this problem is not in our hands

    New Delhi: The BJP Monday said the problem being faced by the people because of rising fuel prices were momentary and caused by global factors. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also hit out at the Congress and its allies, alleging that they resorted to violence during the Bharat Bandh due to lack of support from the masses.

  • Bharat Bandh Live Updates: 2-year-old girl dies after an ambulance stuck in protests in Bihar

    A number of opposition parties will unitedly protest the rise in fuel prices in the country on Monday and participate in the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress.  Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday said that close to “20 political parties” will take part in the protest. Parties like the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), DMK, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and

  • Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Telangana  

    Hyderabad: The ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by several opposition parties over rising petrol and diesel prices Monday evoked a mixed response as it was business as usual in many parts of the state, including the capital city. No untoward incidents have been reported so far, police said.

  • Lukewarm response to Bharat Bandh in West Bengal

    Kolkata: The nationwide shutdown called by the Congress and Left parties against the fuel price hike on Monday evoked lukewarm response in West Bengal, with vehicular traffic remaining near normal. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) had previously opposed the strike and said the state government would take every possible step to ensure that the public life remains unaffected. In Kolkata, most of the shops and markets remained open while the city’s metro service functioned normally.

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

    Maharashtra: Congress workers stage protest in various places during Bharat Bandh

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress Monday staged protests in various parts of the state in response to the Bharat Bandh called by the party’s central leadership against rising fuel prices. The shutdown is backed by other opposition parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the Samajwadi Party, the Peasants and Workers’ Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

  • We want to see strength of opposition on raising public issues, says Shiv Sena on Bharat Bandh          

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Monday took a jibe at opposition parties, stating their nationwide bandh against the rising fuel prices should not look like a sudden act undertaken after waking up from a “long sleep”. The BJP’s bickering ally said it has been carrying the burden of opposition parties on its shoulders for long and it now wants to see where these outfits stand on pro-people issues.

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

    Bharat Bandh: Congress stage ‘rail-roko’ agitation in Mumbai

    Mumbai: As petrol prices on Monday shot up to Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani – the highest in India – the Opposition Congress staged a ‘rail-roko’ agitation here as part of the party-sponsored nationwide shutdown to protest rising fuel prices.

  • ‘Bharat Bandh’ an attempt to spread rumour, confusion, says BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP Monday dubbed the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumour and confusion among the masses and said people will “puncture the grand alliance balloon” floated by the main opposition party.

  • Bharat Bandh: Offices, schools and colleges open at regular time in Delhi

    New Delhi: Offices, schools and colleges in the national capital opened at regular time despite the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress to protest against the hike in petrol and diesel prices. Heavy police deployment was made in the national capital with reserve police forces deployed and motorcycle patrols being put on high alert, a senior police officer said.

  • Manmohan Singh hits out at Modi govt during Bharat Bandh says 'it has crossed all limits'

    Bharat Bandh: Manmohan Singh hits out at Modi govt says ‘it has crossed all limits’

    New Delhi: Urging the opposition to unite in their shared desire to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit out at the Modi government for the crisis-like all-round situation in the country due to rising fuel prices and farm distress. Manmohan Singh said the BJP-led central government had “miserably” failed in controlling fuel prices and fulfilling the promises made to the people

  • Indore: Shutdown call likely to hit normal life

    Schools, colleges and business establishments in the city will be closed and daily life is likely to be affected on Monday by the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress over rising fuel prices. This will be the second ‘bandh’ in the city when SAPAKS (Samanya Pichhada Alpsankhyak Kalyan Samaj) had called for a nation-wide bandh on September 6 to protest against amendment in the SC/ST Act. The Congress party has appealed to

  • Security beefed up in Pune after Congress announced Bharat Bandh

    Pune (Maharashtra): Security was heightened in various parts of Pune in view of the Bharat Bandh announced by the Congress Party against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel under the present dispensation.

  • Bharat Bandh: Rail, road traffic hit in Bihar during shutdown

    Patna: Rail and road traffic was hit across Bihar on Monday due to a nationwide shutdown called by the Congress against the hike in fuel prices. The shutdown is being supported by the opposition Rashtryia Janata Dal (RJD), Left Parties and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM).