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Feb 20, 2013
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Nov 28, 2012
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday February 12, 2014
Around 6,000 workers and more than 200 top leaders of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) went into hiding yesterday, fearing preventive arrests by the police.
Mumbai News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 12, 2013
Wholesalers in the city would continue to observe bandh against the local body tax (LBT) even as associations representing retailers called off their strike on Saturday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 8, 2013
Traders body Federation of Association of Maharashtra (FAM) on Monday said it will go ahead with its indefinite Maharashtra bandh plan if the state government did not resolve the issue of local body tax (LBT) by next week.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Thursday February 21, 2013
In an attempt to save the day, around 200 undergraduate medical students substituted those employees who went on a two-day strike. Duties such as cleaning the wards, delivering tea and packed food from the canteen to the wards, and other tasks were done by these students.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta (With Inputs from Agencies) | Wednesday February 20, 2013
The two-day Bharat bandh called by 11 major trade unions from today paralysed banking services across the country and shut down public transport in cities. Industry body Assocham said that the loss to GDP could be about Rs 26,000 crore, higher than its initial estimate of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore. Factories in Noida came under attack and a trade unio...
India News | Reuters | Wednesday February 20, 2013
Many banks were closed and public transport disrupted on Wednesday because of a strike by trade unions protesting against high prices but New Delhi and Mumbai were mostly unaffected and financial markets were open.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Wednesday February 20, 2013
The two-day Bharat bandh called by 11 major trade unions from today paralysed banking services across the country and shut down public transport in cities. Factories in Noida came under attack and a trade union activist died in violence in Ambala. Union Minister V Narayanasamy appealed to the unions to call off their strike, which industry body Ass...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday February 20, 2013
India's financial sector was crippled on Wednesday as all banks, insurance companies and commercial establishments in Mumbai remained shut on the first of the two-day nationwide strike, organisers said.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Tuesday February 19, 2013
As the country prepares for the nationwide bandh on February 20 and 21, called by trade unions in banking, insurance, public sector undertakings, transporters and unorganised sectors it seems that the city won't be drastically affected by the two-day bandh as most unions aren't going on strike for two days. MiD DAY spoke to various organisations an...
Mumbai News | Reported by Miloni Bhatt, edited by Samira Shaikh | Wednesday November 28, 2012
Young women in Mumbai debate today's bandh in the town where two girls were arrested for Facebook posts.
India News | As told to Amit Chaturvedi from ndtv.com | Wednesday November 28, 2012
Shaheen Dhada, the girl arrested for a post on Facebook against the Mumbai bandh after Bal Thackeray's funeral, speaks about the incident. This is her blog as told to NDTV's Amit Chaturvedi.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday November 28, 2012
The Shiv Sena has called for bandh in Palghar district today in protest against the suspension of two policemen for arresting two young women for an anti-bandh post on Facebook on the Sunday that Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray's funeral shut Mumbai down. As the Maharashtra government cracked the whip, it also admitted that its policemen do not know...
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Tuesday November 27, 2012
The Bombay High Court has transferred the judge who sent two girls to judicial custody last week, and granted them bail on a bond of Rs 15,000 each last week. The girls had been arrested for their Facebook posts against the Mumbai 'bandh' - a day after Bal Thackeray died.
Mumbai News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday November 20, 2012
Two young women, faces covered with bright dupattas and fear palpable, say they regret posting on Facebook about the shutdown of Mumbai on Sunday during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 19, 2012
Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju today demanded "immediate" action against police personnel for reportedly arresting two women in Mumbai protesting the shutdown in the city on Bal Thackeray's demise on social networking site Facebook.
Mumbai News | Reported by Rashmi Rajput; edited by Mala Das | Tuesday November 20, 2012
On Sunday, a 21-year-old Mumbai woman shared her views on the shutdown of the city as Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral was being held. Her friend "liked" her post. At 10.30 am on Monday, they were arrested, were ordered by a court to serve 14 days in jail and, hours later, were allowed out on bail after paying two bonds of Rs 15,000 each.
Mumbai News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday November 19, 2012
With taxis and autorickshaws back on the streets and businesses and markets open, life in Mumbai is back on track. The Shiv Sena clarified on Sunday that it hasn't called for a bandh. "The shutdown call is purely voluntary. We have not called for any kind of shutdown," party spokesperson Anil Parab said on Sunday.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Thursday September 20, 2012
Large parts of India where the Congress is not in power were hit today by a strike or bandh against the government's recent decisions to increase diesel prices, and allow Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in multi-brand retail. Industry assocation CII says the strike causes losses of 12,500 crores because of the disruption in production and trade....
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 20, 2012
The nation-wide bandh called by the BJP-led NDA and other Opposition parties to protest fuel hike and FDI in retail evoked little response in Mumbai on Thursday owing to Ganesh festivities across Maharashtra.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday June 1, 2012
"Why didn't they save their own property? This (damaging buses) indicated that even though the buses are public property and in spite of the recent fare hike, they don't mind damaging them. Why didn't they instruct their men not to damage the buses? I was in one of the buses, when the protestors started pelting stones at the vehicle in Andheri. Thi...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday June 1, 2012
The nation-wide bandh called by the NDA yesterday crippled the commercial capital of the country, causing it to incur losses worth Rs 270-300 crore. MiD DAY spoke to economists, who revealed that the city has a population of approximately 20 million, of which about eight million account for the workforce.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 31, 2012
The Maharashtra BJP unit on Thursday claimed that the nationwide bandh call to protest the steep hike in petrol prices has received an "overwhelming" response in the state, while denying role in damaging public property.
Mumbai News | Reported by Tejas Mehta | Thursday May 31, 2012
The bandh in Mumbai has more or less been peaceful except for a few stray incidents of stone-pelting, damaging public property. Primarily, BEST buses have been targeted in a few areas of the city.
India News | mid-day.com | Thursday May 31, 2012
While his party makes grand preparations to wage a fierce protest against the recent petrol price hike, Uddhav Thackeray, executive president of the Shiv Sena, will not be at the helm of affairs. According to reports, Mr Thackeray isn't expected to be in the city today to lead the protest.