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Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Congress-ruled Punjab in solidarity with farmers’ protesting against three farm laws

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Punjab Roadways suspends operations as chakka jam underway from 11am to 3pm
The administration also deployed the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Barrackpore to maintain law and order.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The administration also deployed the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Barrackpore to maintain law and order.(Representative Photo/PTI)

Protests, blockades in Barrackpore in BJP’s 12-hour bandh after leader’s murder

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:44 AM IST
The bandh was called after a a BJP leader was shot dead by some masked assailants at Titagarh in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.
Farmers blocking the state highway in Mahoba, Bundelkhand. (HT Photo)
Farmers blocking the state highway in Mahoba, Bundelkhand. (HT Photo)

UP farmers join nationwide bandh over 3 farm bills in a big way

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:39 PM IST
BKU state president Rajveer Singh Jadaun claimed Friday’s ‘chakka jam’ was completely successful with wide support from traders and the public. He regretted that police tried to sabotage the peaceful agitation at some places.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Bathinda against Centre’s farm bills

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Shops shut, traffic hit in Punjab cities as people stay home in response to bandh call by farmer organisations; security up across the state
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ludhiana doctors to observe ‘medical bandh’ on June 23

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Clinical Establishment Act being enforced from July 1 is against, patients, the poor and doctors, they say
the Sai Baba temple which is visited by lakhs of devotees and all its units comprising Sai Prasadalaya, Sai Hospital, Sai Bhaktaniwas and medical shops have been kept outside the purview of the shutdown.(HT File Photo)
the Sai Baba temple which is visited by lakhs of devotees and all its units comprising Sai Prasadalaya, Sai Hospital, Sai Bhaktaniwas and medical shops have been kept outside the purview of the shutdown.(HT File Photo)

Shirdi locals call for shutdown over Sai baba birthplace row, temple remains open

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 08:28 AM IST
A former trustee of Shirdi Sai Sansthan, Kailasbapu Kote, said locals and villagers from the neighbouring areas are upset with chief minister Thackeray for referring to Pathri as the birthplace of Sai Baba.
The Kerala High Court on Friday ordered Youth Congress state president Dean Kuriakose to pay compensation for damages caused during the flash shutdown, called by his organisation last Monday.(Siddharaj Solanki /HT)
The Kerala High Court on Friday ordered Youth Congress state president Dean Kuriakose to pay compensation for damages caused during the flash shutdown, called by his organisation last Monday.(Siddharaj Solanki /HT)

Pay for Kerala bandh damages, HC tells Youth Congress

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 10:45 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Friday ordered Youth Congress state president Dean Kuriakose to pay compensation for damages caused during the flash shutdown, called by his organisation last Monday.
Police intervene as members of Sabarimala Karma Samithi try to disrupt a celebratory meeting after two women entered Sabarimala Ayyapa temple, at the High Court Junction in Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala on January 2, 2019(AFP)
Police intervene as members of Sabarimala Karma Samithi try to disrupt a celebratory meeting after two women entered Sabarimala Ayyapa temple, at the High Court Junction in Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala on January 2, 2019(AFP)

One dead in Kerala protests over Sabarimala row, 100 injured during bandh

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party is supporting the shutdown while the Congress-led UDF is observing a “black day” on Thursday.
The shutdown mostly affected life in Barak Valley, which is predominantly inhabited by Bengali-speaking people, and parts of the Brahmaputra Valley, officials said.(PTI)
The shutdown mostly affected life in Barak Valley, which is predominantly inhabited by Bengali-speaking people, and parts of the Brahmaputra Valley, officials said.(PTI)

Bandh against killing of Bengalis in Assam affects normal life in some districts

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 02:24 PM IST
Protestors squatted on railway tracks, pelted stones at vehicles and burnt tyres on roads in some districts in Assam during a 12-hour statewide bandh on Saturday called to protest the gunning down of five men in Tinsukia district.
A demonstration against sealing will be held at Jantar Mantar from 11 am to 1 pm.(File Picture)
A demonstration against sealing will be held at Jantar Mantar from 11 am to 1 pm.(File Picture)

Traders call bandh today to protest sealing drive in Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 04:32 AM IST
Prominent markets of Delhi, including Chawri Bazar, Kashmiri Gate, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Rohini, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Amar Colony Kalkaji, Tughalaqabad, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Kirti Nagar are expected to remain closed.
Villagers and family members of the two victims, Rajesh Sarkar, 19, and Tapash Burman, 21, have refused to cremate the bodies.(HT Photo)
Villagers and family members of the two victims, Rajesh Sarkar, 19, and Tapash Burman, 21, have refused to cremate the bodies.(HT Photo)

BJP, TMC lock horns over deaths of 2 men in alleged police firing in West Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 12:09 AM IST
The families of both the victims have demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, and refused to cremate their bodies until then.
A policeman tries to douse a burning tyres during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Jammu on September 10.(PTI Photo)
A policeman tries to douse a burning tyres during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Jammu on September 10.(PTI Photo)

Bharat Bandh Live updates: Andhra Pradesh govt reduces VAT on petrol, diesel by Rs 2 per litre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 06:23 PM IST

Violence was reported in several places across the country on Monday during the Congress-led protest against the spiralling fuel prices as workers of opposition parties halted trains in Assam and Mumbai and vandalised public property in Maharashtra.Congress president Rahul Gandhi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the issue as his party led the nation-wide shutdown to protest the hike.The ruling BJP said the Bharat Bandh was not successful and condemned the violence reported in several states during the shutdown. Congress and 21 other opposition parties are enforcing the ‘Bharat Bandh’ across the country to protest the steep rise in the price of petrol and diesel, causing hardships to the common man and the poor. Here are the live updates:

A board outside a union office in Navi Mumbai, July 25, 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)
A board outside a union office in Navi Mumbai, July 25, 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)

Shops shut as bandh called by Maratha outfits begins in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 07:57 AM IST
Essential services have been exempted from the bandh, Maratha Kranti Morcha has said.
Eleven people were killed in police firing in Tuticorin as violent protests broke out against the Sterlite copper smelting plant.(PTI)
Eleven people were killed in police firing in Tuticorin as violent protests broke out against the Sterlite copper smelting plant.(PTI)

DMK, allies call bandh on Friday against police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin

Press Trust of India, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 08:11 AM IST
In a statement issued late on Wednesday night, the DMK said a dawn-to-dusk bandh would be observed on May 25 to condemn police action in Tuticorin and demand the closure of the Sterlite plant.
A statewide bandh called by Andhra Pradesh Pratyeka Hoda Saadhana Samiti over special status in Vijayawada on Monday.(ANI Twitter Photo)
A statewide bandh called by Andhra Pradesh Pratyeka Hoda Saadhana Samiti over special status in Vijayawada on Monday.(ANI Twitter Photo)

Andhra Pradesh observes bandh over special category status demand

Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 09:33 PM IST
Opposition parties such as YSRC, Congress and Left parties have supported the shutdown call but the ruling Telugu Desam Party has opposed it.
Leaders of various opposition parties hold a ‘road roko’ protest in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Leaders of various opposition parties hold a ‘road roko’ protest in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI photo)

Cauvery issue: DMK-backed bandh evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By KV Lakshmana
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 07:23 PM IST
While protesters blocked roads and disrupted railway services across the state, police stepped up efforts to ensure that essential services were not hit.
Protesters torch a vehicle in Ghaziabad during Bharat Bandh called by several Dalit organisations.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Protesters torch a vehicle in Ghaziabad during Bharat Bandh called by several Dalit organisations.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Bharat bandh highlights: Dalit protests spread across north India; 9 killed in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Protests turned violent in various parts of the country during ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by Dalit organisations against a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. Here are the live highlights
Rapid Action Force carry out flag march ahead of nation wide call of band, in Jalandhar on Sunday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Rapid Action Force carry out flag march ahead of nation wide call of band, in Jalandhar on Sunday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Dalit bodies’ bandh: Punjab govt orders security clampdown, board exams postponed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:53 PM IST
The mobile internet services will also be suspended in the state in view of the bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the dilution of SC/ST Atrocities Act.
All major markets in New Delhi remained closed to protest the ongoing sealing of commercial establishments on the directions of Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
All major markets in New Delhi remained closed to protest the ongoing sealing of commercial establishments on the directions of Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi traders observe bandh, major markets remain closed to protest against sealing

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Markets like Greater Kailash, South Extension, Defence Colony, Connaught Place, Chawri Bazaar, Chhatarpur, Lajpat Nagar, Hauz Khas, among others remained shut on Wednesday and no commercial activity took place as traders observed a bandh in response to the continuous sealing of shops in various parts of Delhi
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