Free Press Journal
  • Bharat Bandh: Dalit group calls off protest, says will decide new date if govt doesn’t fulfill remaining demands

    A relief to the government as the Dalit group has called off ‘Bharat Bandh’. The Dalit group had scheduled Bharat Bandh today, withdrew their bandh after the Lok Sabha on passed the SC/ST amendment bill which overturned the Supreme Court ruling which had diluted certain provisions of the original legislation. The Rajya Sabha passed the constitutional amendment Bill granting constitutional status to National Commission of Backward Classes. The upper House also passed an

  • Kamal Nath seeks White Paper on violence during Bharat Bandh

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has written to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan demanding the release of White Paper on law and order situation of the state, deaths of eight persons during Bharat Bandh in Gwalior-Chambal region.

  • Two more held for violence in Morena during Bharat Bandh

    Morena: Police have arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the violence in Morena during the April 2 Bharat Bandh, an officer said. With the arrest of the duo, the total number of those arrested from Morena district in connection with the violence has gone up to 100, police said.

  • Bhopal: City gives thumbs down to anti-quota bandh

    Bhopal: State capital heaved a sigh of relief, as ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by groups demanding a rollback of caste-based reservation, passed off peacefully on Tuesday. The nationwide anti-reservation bandh evoked very lukewarm response here in the city as educational institutions including schools, colleges, business and commercial establishments remained open and vehicular traffic remained normal.

  • Bharat bandh: Virtually no impact on ground

    Bhopal/Jaipur/Lucknow : A nationwide anti-quota bandh call, given largely through social media, turned out to be a damp squib on Tuesday with virtually no impact on the ground amid heavy security arrangements.

  • Bharat Bandh updates: 30 CRPF companies sent to states

    New Delhi: The central government has sent 30 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — the country’s largest paramilitary force — to various states to maintain law and order during the “Bharat Bandh” called on Tuesday.

  • Bharat Bandh: Violence reported from Bihar, mixed reaction in some states

    Today people may face hardships as another Bharat Bandh, which has been called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation. Even Union Home Ministry has asked all the state governments to be extra vigilant to avoid any violence and loss of life and property amid calls on social media for a “Bharat Bandh” (nationwide shutdown) by various anti-reservation groups to protest clashes during the SC/ST Bharat Bandh on April 2. A

  • Bharat bandh: Mixed reaction to anti-quota strike in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: A nationwide strike called by some groups opposed to caste-based reservations in education and jobs evoked mixed response in Rajasthan, with the authorities imposing prohibitory orders and blocking mobile internet services in the state capital to prevent violence.

  • Bharat Bandh has partial effect in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: The Bharat Bandh being observed by various groups protesting caste-based reservation affected normal life in several parts of the state on Tuesday. Western Odisha was mostly affected following the shutdown call.

  • Bharat Bandh: Over a dozen injured as clash breaks out during protest

    Patna: Over a dozen of people were injured on Tuesday in a violent clash in Bihar during the “Bharat Bandh” called by various groups to protest against reservation policies, police said. Supporters, mostly upper castes youths, blocked roads and forcibly enforced the nationwide shutdown in Ara town, Bhojpur district.

  • 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.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Conditions remain normal despite bharat-bandh call

    Lucknow: The life remained by and large normal in Uttar Pradesh today despite a country-wide shut down called by some groups against the caste-based reservations in jobs and education. The official sources said there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state till around noon during the ongoing ‘Bharat Bandh.’

  • Bharat Bandh: Section 144 imposed in various parts of country

    New Delhi: Prohibitory orders have been imposed in various parts of the country in view of another Bharat Bandh, which has been called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation.