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‘Bharat Bandh’ passes off peacefully in Rajasthan (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Barring sporadic incidents of minor scuffles and violence, the Bharat Bandh called by various opposition parties and traders passed off peacefully in Rajasthan Thursday, police said.The ... Read more...

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In Goa, people flock to Lord Ganesh, ignore shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Lord Ganesh emerged the hero while the all-India shutdown called by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left was virtual a zero here, as ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Odisha (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passenger and commercial vehicles went ... Read more...

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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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Delhi Shutdown: Markets closed, but life largely unaffected (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The daylong countrywide bandh called to protest the government's economic measures evoked mixed response in the national capital Thursday with most markets remaining shut, but ... Read more...

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Left, Right come together against FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, Communist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders came together here Thursday to denounce the decision to allow FDI in ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits trains and road traffic in Bihar


September 20th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) The bandh called by the opposition to protest hike in diesel price, cap on subsidised LPG cylinders and FDI in retail hit the railways and road ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits life in Karnataka


September 20th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Karnataka Thursday following the call for nation-wide shutdown to oppose the diesel price hike, cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders and ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits normal life in Andhra Pradesh


September 20th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by the opposition to protest hike in diesel price, cap on subsidised LPG cylinders and FDI in retail, evoked near total response ... Read more...

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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... Read more...

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BJP MPs walk out of 2G JPC meet, say no point in continuing (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out of a meeting Tuesday against the chairman's refusal to call Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Congress shutdown paralyses life in Odisha (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Thousands of people were taken into preventive custody Monday in Odisha during a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to protest police excesses on its ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) in six northeastern states Thursday over various demands, including the entry of migrants into ... Read more...

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12-hour shurdown in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland


September 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Vehicles went off the roads, schools, banks and government offices remained shut and commercial establishments downed shutters in all the northeastern states, except Assam, Thursday in ... Read more...

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NESO defies government appeal, to hold anti-influx rally Sep 6


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The North East Students' Organization (NESO) has decided to defy the Assam government's recent appeal against holding of rallies and processions and said that it would ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Andhra Pradesh


August 31st, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by YSR Congress Party Friday to protest the government's failure in solving the unprecedented power crisis evoked a mixed ... Read more...

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Assam government to ban bandhs


August 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) The Assam government Wednesday decided to ban calling of bandhs for the next one month in the state.Assam's Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi said the decision was ... Read more...

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Naroda witnesses happy with court verdict (With Image)


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 29 (IANS) Shakeela Banu Ansari cannot forget the horror of the night of Feb 28, ten years ago when she lost her entire family to a murderous mob ... Read more...

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Assam bandh turns violent, one killed


August 28th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person ... Read more...

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Village downs shutters protesting pollution from Goa plant


August 27th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Navelim village in Goa's mining belt shut down Monday in protest against what they called "heavy pollution" emitted from an iron processing plant operated by the ... Read more...

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Fresh violence rocks Assam’s Kokrajhar, Dhubri


August 26th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) Fresh incidents of violence were reported Sunday from Assam's troubled Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts.Police recovered the body of a missing person near Bogribari area in Dhubri ... Read more...

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Kokrajhar tense: Curfew, call for indefinite bandh


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) The situation continues to be tense in Kokhrajhar in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) after indefinite curfew was imposed Thursday morning.The curfew was imposed after ... Read more...

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Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals


June 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Fearing drying up of traditional water sources and depletion of flora and fauna due to massive construction of hydropower projects, people of over two ... Read more...

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Finally, Advani-Gadkari feud out in the open (Third Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The simmering feud in the BJP between Nitin Gadkari and L.K. Advani erupted in the open Thursday when Advani launched an implicit attack on ... Read more...

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Multiplex bosses support shutdown, say losses not so big


May 31st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Multiplexes in the entertainment capital of India Thursday kept their shutters down till the evening. The bosses admit bearing a loss of not over Rs.1,00,000 per ... Read more...

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Bharat Bandh spells long working hours, loss for TV industry


May 31st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown called by opposition parties Thursday against rising prices and inflation forced the television industry here to take a day off spelling extra work ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Shutdown near-total in Mumbai, most of Maharashtra (Second lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against rising prices and inflation called by opposition parties paralysed life in large parts of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai with public transport ... Read more...

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Markets shut, trains stopped in Agra


May 31st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 31 (IANS) The Taj city observed a total shutdown Thursday as shopkeepers joined the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and others to protest ... Read more...

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Delhi commuters face tough time due to shutdown


May 31st, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown against the fuel price hike hit traffic in several parts of the city Thursday with commuters facing a tough time ... Read more...

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YSR Congress calls for Andhra shutdown Monday


May 27th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) YSR Congress Party called for a shutdown in Andhra Pradesh Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to support NDA strike call


May 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab will support the National Democratic Alliance's call for a nationwide strike May 31 against the hike in petrol prices.Akali ... Read more...

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NDA calls shutdown May 31 against petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Thursday called a Bharat Bandh (nationwide shutdown) on May 31 against petrol price hike.The decision was announced by the NDA's ... Read more...

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PM to visit Assam amid shutdown


April 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertakes a daylong visit to Assam Friday amid a shutdown called by the anti-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front ... Read more...

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ULFA opposes PM visit, calls shutdown


April 10th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has called a dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown on April 20 to protest the visit of ... Read more...

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