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  • Indore: DAVV exams scheduled for today cancelled

    Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Sunday cancelled all its exams scheduled for Monday. Though the exams were cancelled in view of Bharat bandh call given by the Congress, the university stated that the move came following ‘unforeseen reasons’. “The exams were cancelled because of unforeseen reasons,” said exam controller Ashesh Tiwari.

  • Bhopal: Karni Sena-Brahman Samaj; Petrol pumps dealers; SPAAKS will not support Congress’ Bharat bandh

    In a major jolt to Congress call for nationwide bandh, Karni Sena-Brahman Samaj, Samanya Pichchda Alpsankhyak Adhikari Avam Karamchari Sangh (SPAAKS) and Petrol pumps dealers Association, have declared that they will not support Congress’ call for bandh on Monday over fuel price hike.  Meting out tit for tat to the Congress they said that their decision hinges on the fact that Congress too had not supported their call for Bharat bandh on September

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    Yuva Sena install posters against fuel price hike

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, though have decided not to join nationwide strike — Bharat Bandh called by main opposition Congress and left parties, its youth wing — Yuva Sena led by Aditya Thackeray has installed posters across Mumbai city against hike in fuel price. The poster features the prices of petrol, diesel and CNG along with a tagline, ‘Yehi hai acche din?’ (Are these good days?).

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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: Congress seeks support for bandh, takes out rally

    Akhil Bharatiya Congress Committee gave a Bharat bandh call over hike in fuel prices and alleged corruption in Rafael deal.  District Congress committee urged businessmen, public transporters, schools and petrol pumps to shut their work to protest against the issues associated with public interest. District Congress head (urban) Mahesh Soni and rural head Kamal Patel instructed party workers to persuade the city dwellers to support the bandh.

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    Bharat Bandh: MNS is in, Shiv Sena is out

    Mumbai: Except for the ruling BJP and its ally, the Shiv Sena, all major political parties, including the Left and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, have extended their support to a call for Bharat bandh given by the Congress for Monday.

  • Opp unites over Bharat Bandh

    New Delhi : Most of the opposition parties on Sunday announced their support to the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and Left Front to protest against the rising fuel prices and have a showdown with the Modi government that has evaded a direct explanation to the non-stop rise in fuel prices.

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    Fuel prices hiked again, citizens seek govt intervention

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called for by the Congress Party, fuel prices have been hiked yet again on Sunday. In New Delhi, the price of petrol has been hiked to Rs. 80.50 per litre, and diesel to Rs.72. 61 per litre, following an increase of 12 paise and 10 paise, respectively. The surge in fuel prices has affected people in Mumbai the most, with petrol retailing at Rs. 87.89

  • Bandh against SC/ST Act a BJP conspiracy: Mayawati

    New Delhi : BSP chief Mayawati Friday dubbed the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by some upper caste-OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an “electoral conspiracy” of the BJP to divide people on caste lines ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, reports PTI.

  • DMK to participate in Bharat Bandh called by Congress on September 10 against fuel price hike

    Chennai: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said his party will actively participate in the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress on September 10 against the oil price hike. In a statement issued here, Stalin said the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party was interested on increasing the excise duty on the oil whenever the crude prices went down globally.

  • Bhopal: ‘Bharat Bandh’ remained peaceful but hit normal life

    Bhopal: Normal life was affected in the state capital as schools, commercial establishments, petrol pumps remained closed on Thursday  in wake of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called to protest against the amendments in SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Extending their support to the bandh, business community pulled down their shutters voluntarily. Even petrol pumps dealers participated in the protest and kept their fuel stations shut. Banks and government offices functioned normally.

  • Indore: Bharat bandh remains peaceful in city

    Indore: The ‘Bharat bandh’ call given by some upper caste organisations and backed by some OBC outfits and business organizations to protest against amendments in the SC/ST Act evoked strong response here in the city on Thursday.Private schools, colleges, main markets and other business establishments in most parts of the city were closed. Lean attendance of government employees were seen in the offices. The nationwide bandh call was given by SAPAKS Society.

  • Bharat Bandh: No changes will be made in SC/ST Act passed by Parliament, says Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

    Nagpur: Union Social Justice Minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said there was no going back on the amendments made to the SC/ST Act passed by Parliament against which some organisations had called for a Bharat Bandh. Speaking in Nagpur, Maharashtra, he said that his party– the Republican Party of India (Athawale)– was opposed to the government’s advisory against the use of the word Dalit. Those who are demanding a change in the Scheduled

  • Sporadic violence mars Bharat bandh, road and rail traffic hit

    New Delhi : Sporadic violence and partial disruption of road and rail traffic on Thursday marred the Bharat bandh called to protest against the changes made in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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    Congress to organise Bharat Bandh on September 10 to awaken government against rising fuel prices

    New Delhi: The Congress will organise a nationwide shutdown on September 10 over rising fuel prices, parties leaders announced Thursday and asked other opposition parties and civil society groups to join their protest against the government. The common man was bearing the brunt of the escalating prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said. “The Congress party has decided that we will be giving a call for Bharat Bandh

  • Bharat Bandh Live Updates: Protesters stage rail roko in Bihar, people hit streets in Thane

    Security has been beefed up across the country about 150 organisations of upper castes and OBCs called for a Bharat bandh today against the amendment of SC/ST Act. Since morning protests have erupted in Bihar, Maharashtra’s Thane, Madhya Pradesh. Protestors have also stopped trains in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Munger’s Masudan.

  • Bharat Bandh on September 6, protest against the SC/ST Amendment Act; Security beefed up in Madhya Pradesh

    Bhopal: On the eve of the ‘Bharat bandh’ on September 6 called by 35 organisations in Madhya Pradesh to protest against the SC/ST Amendment Act, security has been beefed up in the state and prohibitory orders have been issued under section 144 of Crpc in some areas, police said on Wednesday. “Through the social media and pamphletes, we came to know that some organisations are planning a Bharat Bandh against the amendments in