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: 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).

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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’ Updates: 9 dead in protest; schools and colleges to remain shut tomorrow in UP

    New Delhi: Various Dalit organisations have called for a nationwide shutdown to protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling on amendments under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is all set to file a petition seeking review of the apex court’s order diluting the provisions of the act that protects marginalised communities against discrimination and atrocities.

  • Japan restarts its fourth reactor, since tsunami shutdown

    Tokyo: A Japanese utility today said it started up a nuclear reactor, the fourth to come back online following a nationwide shutdown after the March 2011 tsunami disaster. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and utility companies have been pushing to get reactors back in operation nearly five years after a huge earthquake and tsunami caused a disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.

  • Mumbai peaceful on second day of shutdown

    Mumbai: The city remained peaceful with business as usual for private establishments Thursday, the second day of the nationwide shutdown called by major trade unions.