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Police personals at Swargate bus stand ahead of Bharat Bandh called on Tuesday in Pune on December 07, 2020.(HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh: As states brace for shutdown, police departments issue travel advisory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Haryana Police and Delhi Police have issued travel advisories informing people that they may face traffic blockages on various roads and highways.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Bharat Bandh: Life partially hit in Assam; AIKS calls for 12-hr strike

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Fourteen Opposition parties in the state, including Congress, All India United Democratic Front, Left parties and the newly formed Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad, have extended support to the strike
Farmers stage a protest in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.(File photo)
Farmers stage a protest in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.(File photo)

Bharat Bandh: Heavy police deployment in Tamil Nadu as Opposition supports protest

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The ruling AIADMK, an ally of the BJP, has supported the farm bills and does not want normal life disrupted due to the strike call given by the farmers
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Bharat Bandh: UP government advisory asks police to avoid confrontation with farmers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:40 AM IST
The government also issued an advisory to create six check points between six and 10km stretch on the Noida–Delhi border to prevent the entry of agitating farmers from the state into Delhi
Veteran taxi union leader AL Qaudros said taxis would ply in the metropolis as the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown had already hit the sector severely.(HT Photo)
Veteran taxi union leader AL Qaudros said taxis would ply in the metropolis as the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown had already hit the sector severely.(HT Photo)

Buses, essential item transport in Maharashtra to ply during ‘Bharat Bandh’

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:07 AM IST
MSRTC managing director Shekhar Channe told PTI the buses will ply unless there are law and order problems due to the shutdown.
Farmers raise slogans during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Monday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Farmers raise slogans during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Monday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh: How strike is likely to pan out across different states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:16 AM IST
Thousands of farmers have gathered on Delhi’s borders since November 26 to protest against the three contentious laws. Due to the demonstrations, seven borders of the national capital are completely closed.
The ‘Bharat Bandh’ or the nationwide strike called by the farmers against the farm laws will begin at 11am and continue till 3pm on Tuesday.(PTI)
The ‘Bharat Bandh’ or the nationwide strike called by the farmers against the farm laws will begin at 11am and continue till 3pm on Tuesday.(PTI)

Sonia Gandhi won’t celebrate birthday over farmers’ agitation, pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:15 AM IST
Farmers protesting the Centre’s agricultural sector laws have called a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday after several rounds of talks with the government over the new farm laws remained inconclusive.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab have massed on Delhi’s borders to protest against the Centre’s new agricultural laws.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Thousands of farmers from Punjab have massed on Delhi’s borders to protest against the Centre’s new agricultural laws.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Ahead of Bharat Bandh, states told to bolster security

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:47 AM IST
All opposition parties except the Biju Janata Dal and YSR Congress Party, the ruling parties in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, and major labour and workers’ unions have supported the Bharat Bandh, which is likely to have an impact in Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, western Uttar Pradesh, and parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana.
Farmers’ leaders, however, appeared steadfast in their demand for scrapping the three laws while they assured that emergency services will be allowed during the Bharat Bandh on Tuesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Farmers’ leaders, however, appeared steadfast in their demand for scrapping the three laws while they assured that emergency services will be allowed during the Bharat Bandh on Tuesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Bharat braces for Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Agitating farmers have urged shopkeepers to join their “four-hour symbolic bandh” and shut their establishments, and said they will occupy key roads between 11am and 3pm in different parts of the country.
A farmer reacts at Delhi - UP border in protest against new farm laws, in Ghaziabad, India, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.(Photo: Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
A farmer reacts at Delhi - UP border in protest against new farm laws, in Ghaziabad, India, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.(Photo: Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Bharat Bandh Updates: Centre not ready to repeal farm laws, say farmer leaders after meeting with Amit Shah, reports PTI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Bharat Bandh Updates: A day before the sixth round of talks between farmers’ representatives and the government, Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday invited the leaders of farmers’ union for talks.
A farmers rests on his tractor parked on a blocked highway during a protest against the newly passed farm bills at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghaziabad.(Reuters Photo)
A farmers rests on his tractor parked on a blocked highway during a protest against the newly passed farm bills at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghaziabad.(Reuters Photo)

Strike over new farm laws across India today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Several states —those governed by political rivals of the Centre’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — have backed the bandh and made public their support for peaceful protests against three contentious laws that the farmers are protesting.
Thousands of farmers have gathered on Delhi’s borders to protest against the three farm laws enacted in September and have given a call for a nationwide bandh on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)
Thousands of farmers have gathered on Delhi’s borders to protest against the three farm laws enacted in September and have given a call for a nationwide bandh on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)

Bharat Bandh: Police warn strict action against disruptors, to use drones to keep an eye on protesters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:45 AM IST
Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava said Section 144 of the Code of Criminal procedure (CrPC), prohibiting gathering of people, is already in place in the entire city.
The farmers have given a call for bandh as a part of their ongoing protest demanding revocation of three new farm laws.(Reuters Photo)
The farmers have given a call for bandh as a part of their ongoing protest demanding revocation of three new farm laws.(Reuters Photo)

Farmers say they will block roads, seek support

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:40 AM IST
The farmers said that ambulances and other emergency services and those travelling to attend weddings will be allowed to ply during the chakka jam, which will be observed on the borders and highways during the same duration.
Several traders from three prominent APMCs in Delhi—Azadpur, Ghazipur and Okhla—said supplies in the national Capital have already been hit because of the road closures along the borders as the farmers continued their protest for the 12th consecutive day.(ANI file photo)
Several traders from three prominent APMCs in Delhi—Azadpur, Ghazipur and Okhla—said supplies in the national Capital have already been hit because of the road closures along the borders as the farmers continued their protest for the 12th consecutive day.(ANI file photo)

Fruit and vegetable supplies in Delhi may be hit due to Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:56 AM IST
Adil Ahmed Khan, the chairman of Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi which trades fruits and vegetables in wholesale, said several traders’ associations of the market including those in Ghazipur and Okhla among others have decided not to operate on Tuesday.
After several rounds of meetings with shopkeepers and other traders, associations of popular markets such as Connaught Place, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Sadar Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden, etc have decided to stay open on Tuesday.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
After several rounds of meetings with shopkeepers and other traders, associations of popular markets such as Connaught Place, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Sadar Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden, etc have decided to stay open on Tuesday.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

Bharat Bandh: Fewer autos, taxis but markets to stay open today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Several unions of taxi and auto-rickshaw operators have joined the strike call given by the farmers protesting against the three farm laws enacted in September that seek to open farm trade.
Delhi’s AAP convenor and Cabinet minister Gopal Rai tweeted, “AAP to hold a peaceful demonstration on December 8 in support of the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers at 11 AM at the ITO crossing of Delhi.”(ANI file photo)
Delhi’s AAP convenor and Cabinet minister Gopal Rai tweeted, “AAP to hold a peaceful demonstration on December 8 in support of the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers at 11 AM at the ITO crossing of Delhi.”(ANI file photo)

AAP and Congress to hold protests in support of Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:24 AM IST
The Congress also said it will organise sit-in protests in each of the capital’s 70 assembly consistencies in solidarity with the national strike, adding that their protests will also begin from the ITO intersection.
Farmers listen to a speaker on a blocked highway as they attend a protest against the newly passed farm bills at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghaziabad.(REUTERS)
Farmers listen to a speaker on a blocked highway as they attend a protest against the newly passed farm bills at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghaziabad.(REUTERS)

Bharat bandh: Major impact likely to be felt in Punjab

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:46 PM IST
The bandh, which will start in the morning and will continue till 3 pm, is expected to have a major impact in Punjab, where all political parties, traders bodies, truck union and mandi associations have extended support.
In anticipation of disruption of vehicular traffic on Bharat Band on Tuesday, the Odisha government ordered its offices to remain shut.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In anticipation of disruption of vehicular traffic on Bharat Band on Tuesday, the Odisha government ordered its offices to remain shut.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Odisha govt offices to stay shut during Bharat Bandh, civil services exam postponed

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Though the farmers in Delhi have called for Bharat Bandh between 11 am and 3 pm, farmer bodies, trade unions and political parties in Odisha including the Congress have called a dawn-to-dusk bandh
Farmer unions have called for a Bharat Bandh on December 8(PTI photo)
Farmer unions have called for a Bharat Bandh on December 8(PTI photo)

Who gave Bharat Bandh call and the parties supporting it: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Numerous opposition and Left parties have supported the call for the nationwide strike in protest against the farm laws passed by the Centre.
The agriculture minister met a delegation of 20 farmers who had come to urge him to not repeal the laws but make certain amendments.(HT Photo)
The agriculture minister met a delegation of 20 farmers who had come to urge him to not repeal the laws but make certain amendments.(HT Photo)

Farm laws will ensure better price to farmers, have opened avenues of private investment: Narendra Singh Tomar

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The Union minister was interacting with farmer unions mainly from Haryana and explained to them how private investment will open up for agriculture due to these laws which will benefit farmers.
Petrol pump services will be available only in cases of emergency.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Petrol pump services will be available only in cases of emergency.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Bharat Bandh: Petrol pumps, hotels, restaurants in Punjab to remain shut on Tuesday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:03 PM IST
The Petrol Pump Dealers Association and the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab have both extended their support to the protesting farmers and will keep their services closed on the day of the strike.
Opposition parties have lent their support to the Bharat Bandh demonstration on December 8 called by farmers’ unions in protest against the new farm laws enacted by the central government.(PTI Photo)
Opposition parties have lent their support to the Bharat Bandh demonstration on December 8 called by farmers’ unions in protest against the new farm laws enacted by the central government.(PTI Photo)

Don’t force anyone to join Bharat Bandh, says farmers’ union

Singhu, Delhi-Haryana Border | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal), president Balbir Singh Rajewal said that emergency services will be allowed during the complete Bharat Bandh. The farmer union also stated that no political party will be allowed on the stage.
On Tuesday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh would lead a protest at Chavni Anaj Mandi in Indore, said Congress district president Sadashiv Yadav.(HT Photo | Representational image)
On Tuesday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh would lead a protest at Chavni Anaj Mandi in Indore, said Congress district president Sadashiv Yadav.(HT Photo | Representational image)

MP: On Bharat bandh eve, people stock essentials in Indore

Indore | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Though major organisations have not backed the shutdown call, people crowded shops to buy essential commodities.
Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh said the new farm laws wanted to ensure the entry of corporates into the agriculture sector.(PTI Photo)
Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh said the new farm laws wanted to ensure the entry of corporates into the agriculture sector.(PTI Photo)

Ahead of ‘Bharat bandh’, Congress, BJP spar in MP on farm laws

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:32 PM IST
While senior Congressman and former MP chief minister Kamal Nath said the three laws were passed by the Narendra Modi government without discussions with farmers, the BJP hit back with state agriculture minister Kamal Patel stating that the Congress, in 55 years in power, had done nothing to alleviate farm distress.
Farmer groups have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday to protest against three recently enacted agriculture-related legislations.(Hindustan Times)
Farmer groups have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday to protest against three recently enacted agriculture-related legislations.(Hindustan Times)

Bankers not to participate in Bharat Bandh on Tuesday

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:23 PM IST
All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) General Secretary Soumya Datta said the union has expressed its solidarity with farmers but will not be participating in the Bharat Bandh called by them.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(PTI)

‘Congress’ boat sinking’: Shivraj Chouhan in attack on opposition over farmers’ stir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Chouhan’s attack against opposition parties came a day before the farmers called for a Bharat Bandh, a nationwide strike on Tuesday.
A long queue of tractors and trolleys of protesting farmers parked in the middle of the highway near Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border in Sonipat district of Haryana on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A long queue of tractors and trolleys of protesting farmers parked in the middle of the highway near Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border in Sonipat district of Haryana on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Railway unions extend support to farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:22 PM IST
The railway unions on Monday announced that their members will hold rallies and demonstrations on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with the farmers.
Those who lead protests have to discipline their followers into adopting peaceful means, and must exercise their rights without infringing on the rights of other citizens(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Those who lead protests have to discipline their followers into adopting peaceful means, and must exercise their rights without infringing on the rights of other citizens(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Balance order and dissent | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Protesters must observe the bandh peacefully. The government must be restrained
Farmers say farm laws will leave them at the mercy of big farmers(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers say farm laws will leave them at the mercy of big farmers(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Delhi-Haryana borders shut ahead of Bharat Bandh on Tuesday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:53 PM IST
The borders were shut a day before the countrywide strike or Bharat Bandh called by the agitating farmers on Tuesday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath accused the opposition of trying to create anarchy in the country.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath accused the opposition of trying to create anarchy in the country.(PTI)

Opposition parties misleading innocent farmers, says Adityanath

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Adityanath said the opposition parties were trying to mislead innocent farmers on the Centre’s revolutionary and historic laws to further their selfish political ends.
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