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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Assam


September 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown sponsored by the opposition parties Thursday against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade drew a near-total response in Assam and affected ... Read more...

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Commercial establishments shut in Himachal


September 20th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Commercial establishments were closed in parts of Himachal Pradesh Thursday following the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown.State-run transport and private buses and trains were plying but trucks ... Read more...

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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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Millions stranded in Karnataka as bus strike continues


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Millions of people across Karnataka were stranded Friday, as state-run bus services remained crippled for the second day owing to indefinite strike by about 110,000 employees ... Read more...

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Himachal court’s directive on seats for women in buses


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the managing director of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) to file a detailed report on steps taken for ... Read more...

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CPI-M worker killed during Kerala shutdown (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Kerala over CPI-M leader’s arrest


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Kerala Thursday as the state observed a shutdown on a call given by the opposition CPI-M to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

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CITU calls 24-hour Bengal transport strike, Mamata fumes (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) CPI-M labour arm CITU Thursday called a 24-hour transport strike across West Bengal July 31 to protest against the increase in petrol and diesel prices, ... Read more...

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Mamata warns officials against taking part in transport strike (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Flaying the CPI-M's labour arm CITU for calling a 24-hour transport strike July 31, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday threatened to cancel licences ... Read more...

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CITU calls 24-hour transport strike in West Bengal July 31


July 26th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) CPI-M labour arm CITU Thursday called a 24-hour transport strike across West Bengal July 31 to protest the increase in petrol and diesel prices."We are ... Read more...

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Himachal bus strike hits commuters hard (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corp (HRTC), which has fleet of over 1,900 buses, Tuesday went on a day's strike, hitting commuters hard.They were ... Read more...

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Himachal bus strike hits commuters hard (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corp (HRTC), which has over 1,900 buses, Tuesday went on a day's strike, hitting commuters hard.Protesting employees said the ... Read more...

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State-run buses off Himachal roads, commuters hit hard


June 5th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), which has a fleet over 1,900 buses, Tuesday went on a day-long strike, hitting the commuters hard.Protesting ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits India’s tech hub partially (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Protest shutdown against steep petrol price hike Thursday partially affected India's tech hub with leading IT firms, including Infosys Ltd and multinationals logging out, even ... Read more...

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Karnataka shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 31st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against the petrol price hike Thursday paralysed life across Karnataka, as state-run and private buses remained off the roads, shops and hotels were ... Read more...

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Mamata goes all out to foil shutdown in Bengal


May 30th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government is making all out efforts to "foil" the NDA sponsored Bharat Bandh (shutdown) Thursday in protest against the recent hike in ... Read more...

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Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown affects life but peaceful (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The one-day bandh (shutdown) called by various Sikh organisations Wednesday to protest against the scheduled hanging of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected ... Read more...

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Cabs, private buses remain off road in Himachal


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Private taxis and buses remained off the road in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as public transport operators observed a day's strike to protest a recent hike in ... Read more...

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Few people on road, trains affected in Bengal


February 28th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near empty look and train services were disrupted as protestors put up blockades at various railway stations Tuesday in West Bengal where normal ... Read more...

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Himachal celebrates 42nd statehood day


January 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday celebrated its 42nd statehood day with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal highlighting the achievements of the state during this period.It was on this ... Read more...

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Goa bus operators coerced into ferrying workers for Sonia rally


December 15th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's visit to Goa this Saturday has triggered controversy even before she has landed here with bus operators complaining that they were ... Read more...

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Partial response in Junglemahal on Maoist shutdown’s day 2


November 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Day two of the 48-hour shutdown called by the Maoists in protest against the killing of rebel leader Kishenji evoked a lukeworm response in the ultra-hit ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown evokes partial response in Junglemahal


November 26th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) A two-day West Bengal shut-down called by the Maoists to protest the killing of their leader Kishenji in what theyn alleged a "fake encounter" evoked only ... Read more...

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Clashes over businessman’s murder in Uttar Pradesh


October 29th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Oct 29 (IANS) The murder of a businessman sparked violent protests by people in this Uttar Pradesh city Saturday as they fought pitched battles with the police, damaged private ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown total, train services restored


October 17th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Yet another shutdown in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh hit normal life Monday even as train services were restored after a two-day "rail blockade" to ... Read more...

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Andhra governor summoned to Delhi over Telangana


October 6th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 6 (IANS) With the general strike in Telangana continuing in support of a demand for a separate state, the central government has summoned Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. ... Read more...

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Traffic between Vijayawada, Hyderabad resumes


October 4th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Road transport between the Telangana and Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh resumed Tuesday after protesters lifted their blockade between Vijayawada and Hyderabad following the authorities ... Read more...

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Telangana activists damage buses coming from Andhra


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 3 (IANS) Pro-Telangana activists Monday forcibly stopped vehicles moving from coastal Andhra towards Hyderabad and hurled stones at private buses, damaging at least 20 of them in ... Read more...

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CWG makeover? DTC back to plying old buses (Year after CWG)


October 1st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Sleek low-floor buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) were supposed to be a gift to Delhiites, offering a smooth ride from the time of the ... Read more...

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Telangana protesters torch buses, railway counter


September 28th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) The ongoing movement for a separate Telangana state appears to be taking a violent turn with suspected protesters allegedly setting afire two private buses and ... Read more...

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Telangana JAC calls for Hyderabad shutdown Sep 30


September 26th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Intensifying the movement for a separate Telangana state, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Monday called for a shutdown in Hyderabad Sep 30 and a ... Read more...

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Telangana protest reaches CM’s office, strike continues


September 26th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state secretariat Monday resounded to traditional Telangana songs as the protest for a separate Telangana reached the doorstep of Chief Minister N. ... Read more...

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Buses stoned in Thiruvananthapuram shutdown


September 17th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Fifteen buses were stoned and two drivers injured in a dusk-to-dawn shutdown called by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Thiruvananthapuram district Saturday.The shutdown ... Read more...

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