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Anti-Islam video: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Fearing law and order problem after the Friday prayers over an anti-Islam video made in the US, authorities here closed educational institutions and imposed restrictions in ... Read more...

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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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Strike hits key sectors, industry puts loss at $2.2 billion (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Economic and business activities across India was hit Thursday causing an estimated loss of around Rs.12,500 crore ($2.25 billion), a leading industry lobby said.The one-day ... Read more...

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UP traders claim bandh a success, to keep up protests (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by opposition parties Thursday evoked a mixed response in Uttar Pradesh. While many shops and business establishments opened post lunch, normal life ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in Bihar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Millions were hit in Bihar Thursday as a shutdown called by political parties including the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and BJP against FDI in retail trade ... Read more...

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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Shut down cripples life in Jammu


September 20th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 20 (IANS) The 12-hour bandh called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the left parties Thursday crippled life in Jammu with business establishments and other commercial activities ... 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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Kashmir shuts to protest anti-Islam video


September 18th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) A protest shutdown over a US-made anti-Islam video, called by local traders, transporters and some religious organizations, affected normal life here and other places in the ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits life in Kashmir


September 4th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley was partially affected due to a shutdown call by separatists Tuesday.Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali ... 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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Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

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BJP leaders held on way to strife-hit Bareilly in UP


August 25th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Kalraj Mishra and Ashok Pradhan were arrested Saturday on their way to Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly city, which had seen communal ... Read more...

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Protest against mosque desecration in Kashmir


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) A mosque in a Jammu and Kashmir village was torched, leading to a shutdown in the area Monday and street protests as locals demanded that the ... Read more...

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12-hour shutdown cripples life in Tripura


July 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown Friday called by the youth and student wings of the Congress party to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering entrance examinations has ... Read more...

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar following tension


June 26th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Undeclared curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the old city areas of Srinagar Tuesday following tension in the city over the gutting of the revered shrine of ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir


June 11th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley was impacted Monday as shops, educational institutions and business establishments shut down in response to a ... Read more...

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Shahi Imam lashes out at Uttar Pradesh government


June 4th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, has come down heavily on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its "inability ... Read more...

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Two officials transferred after Mathura riots


June 4th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred two senior officials in Mathura following communal riots that left four people dead, an official said.Mathura District Magistrate (DM) Sanjay ... Read more...

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13,000 women own 20,000 companies in UAE


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The number of Emirati businesswomen has crossed 13,000 who together control over 20,000 business establishments in the country, an official said.According to the chairperson of ... 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 cripples life in Tripura


May 31st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and its allies in the ruling Left Front to protest hike in petrol prices ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples Andhra Pradesh


May 31st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) Road transport services in Andhra Pradesh came to a halt as the opposition-sponsored daylong shutdown to protest the steep hike in petrol prices evoked wide ... Read more...

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Jagan arrest: Andhra shutdown call evokes poor response (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy had no impact ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown, official curbs mar Srinagar life


May 21st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Life across Srinagar was marred Monday by a separatist shutdown and restrictions imposed by authorities to maintain law and order.Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and public ... Read more...

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CPI-ML strike hits Bihar (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike the CPI-ML called to protest the killing of a village head and the ... Read more...

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Strike disrupts normal life in Bihar


May 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to protest the killing ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley gold sellers on strike against excise duty


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Wholesale and retail gold traders of the Kashmir Valley continued their strike for the 16th day Tuesday against the excise duty hike on branded and ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown hits life in region (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Life across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region was affected Tuesday due to the shutdown called by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Telangana over suicides for separate state


March 27th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) A daylong shutdown began across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region Tuesday following a call by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's insensitivity ... Read more...

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Patna gets the blues during Bihar centenary celebrations


March 19th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 19 (IANS) The Bihar capital will turn blue, literally, during the three-day centenary celebrations of the founding of the state this week.In a half-page advertisement in local Hindi ... Read more...

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Jammu observes shutdown against police action


March 17th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Jammu observed a complete shutdown Saturday on a call given by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and supported by traders and the BJP to protest ... Read more...

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Normal life hit in Bengal, but high attendance at secretariat (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near-desrrted look with few vehicles and people venturing out, but air services remained normal and government offices recorded high attendances in West ... Read more...

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Trade union strike evokes mixed response in Andhra


February 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The day-long nation-wide shutdown called by trade unions Tuesday evoked a mixed response in Andhra Pradesh, hitting the banking, insurance and postal sectors and partially affecting ... Read more...

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Strike cripples life in Tripura


February 28th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) A nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions to protest increasing prices, privatisation and other issues Tuesday crippled life in Left-ruled Tripura."The strike was total ... Read more...

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