Bharat bandh: Services that could be affected today

Today is the day of the Bharat Vyapar Bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to protest against “draconian” rules of GST and foul play by etail giants. According to claims made by CAIT, over 40,000 business organisations across India involving more than 8 crore traders will keep their businesses shut. The … Read more

DMK, allies hold protests; normalcy largely unaffected in TN, hit in Puducherry

DMK, allies hold protests; normalcy largely unaffected in TN, hit in Puducherry

CHENNAI: Opposition DMK and its allies including the Congress held protests and took out rallies on Tuesday backing the farmers‘ nation-wide shutdown call which did not affect normalcy in Tamil Nadu but hit routine in Puducherry. In the neighbouring UT, ruled by the Congress, the bandh call evoked a near total response with buses, taxis … Read more

More farmers arrive from Haryana, Punjab; Bharat bandh likely to hit supply of rations for protesters

New Delhi: More farmers from Punjab and Haryana trickled in at the Singhu border on tractor-trolleys and cars on Tuesday amid heavy security presence as a nationwide protest called their representatives against the Centre’s agri laws was underway. The ‘Bharat Bandh‘, however, hit the supply of essentials, including rice, wheat flour, lentils, oil, milk, soap … Read more

Bharat Bandh: Congress, Left supporters block roads, railway tracks across Bengal

Kolkata: Supporters of the Congress and Left parties on Tuesday blocked railway tracks at several places, and held sit-ins on roads to enforce the nationwide shutdown, which evoked a mixed response in West Bengal. The ‘Bharat Bandh‘, called by agitating farmers’ unions against the Centre’s farm laws, partially affected the state with private vehicles remaining … Read more

TMC to morally support farmers’ strike call, not to enforce it

KOLKATA: The ruling TMC in West Bengal Monday decided to extend “moral support” to the December 8 nationwide strike called by farmers to protest against the new agriculture laws and in solidarity will stage sit-ins in various parts of the state for the next three days. Senior TMC leader and MP Saugata Roy said the … Read more

BJP govt at Centre should withdraw farm laws or steps down, says Mamata Banerjee

MIDNAPORE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday contended that the BJP government at the Centre should immediately withdraw the “anti-people” farm laws or step down. Addressing a rally in West Midnapore district, Banerjee asserted that she would rather stay in jail than “remain silent or put up with BJP‘s misrule”. “The BJP government … Read more

Trade unions go on strike; public services likely to be hit

NEW DELHI: Public services are likely to be affected as central trade unions began a nationwide strike on Thursday, with a union representative saying that Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been affected the most so far due to the agitation. A day-long strike has been called for by a joint platform of ten central trade … Read more