Bharat bandh Day 2


Feb 21, 2013
14:44 (IST)
Day 2 of 26,000-crore Bharat bandh: factories attacked in Delhi
A flash mob attacked at least eight factories in the capital on Thursday during the final day of a two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions, police said.
Feb 21, 2013
09:49 (IST)
71 people have been arrested for yesterday's vandalism in Noida. At least 25 vehicles, including a fire engine, were set on fire and a factories were vandalised in hosiery complex. The factory-owners say they suffered a loss of Rs. 600 crore and allege that the police reached the sites of violence late. Read more
Feb 21, 2013
08:17 (IST)

Lucknow seems to be witnessing a relatively greater impact. State transport buses are not running here today and all public sector banks are closed

Feb 21, 2013
08:16 (IST)

There's partial impact of the bandh in Bangalore too, where most IT firms and shops are open. However, fewer autos and buses can be seen on the roads. Schools and colleges are closed too.

Feb 21, 2013
08:14 (IST)

In Kolkata, few taxis are plying on roads, but most of the factories and shops are open

Feb 21, 2013
08:13 (IST)

It's Day 2 of the nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions across India. So far, there is partial impact of the strike in Delhi - few autos are off the roads; DTC buses are not participating in the strike

Feb 20, 2013
17:49 (IST)
Fourteen people have been arrested for violence in Noida. Not one or two, but three waves of violent mobs ransacked office premises, looted units and smashed almost every glass surface in sight as police response was shoddy at best. Read more
Feb 20, 2013
16:14 (IST)
Offices were forced to shut down after the riots in Noida today. Several industrial units have put up messages saying they will be closed today and tomorrow.

Feb 20, 2013
13:38 (IST)
"When I came into the complex, every single building had their glass broken and I saw several cars either still on fire or completely charred," Harjeev Chawla, one factory owner told NDTV.  

Feb 20, 2013
13:00 (IST)
Bharat Bandh: factories, cars attacked in Noida near Delhi
During the all-India strike today, factories and cars were vandalized in Greater Noida near Delhi.
Feb 20, 2013
12:27 (IST)
Public transport hit in Delhi
Commuters in the city faced hardships as a section of auto rickshaws and taxis remained off the road in support of the two-day nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions.
Feb 20, 2013
12:12 (IST)
10 reasons why workers are on a two-day strike
  1. Concrete measures to contain price rise.

  2. Concrete measures for employment generation.

  3. Strict enforcement of labour laws.

  4. Universal social security cover for organized and unorganized workers and creation of National Social Security Fund.

  5. Stoppage of disinvestment in central and state PSUs / undertakings.

  6. No contractorisation of work of permanent / perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry / establishment.

  7. Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs. 10, 000 linked with cost price index.

  8. Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.

  9. Assured Pension for all.

  10. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Conventions Numbers 87 and 98.

Feb 20, 2013
11:11 (IST)
It's business as usual for dabbawalas in Mumbai
While Mumbai's dabbawalas, who ferry food to office-goers, are working as usual, a majority of the shops, eateries and commercial establishments opened this morning with their shutters half down but prepared to close down anytime.
Feb 20, 2013
10:41 (IST)
Bharat bandh: public transport, banking services hit; 1 dead in clashes in Ambala
  • The two-day Bharat bandh called by 11 major trade unions today severely impacted banking services, crippled public transport in cities and claimed one person's life in violence.
  • Trade unionists said 10 crore workers will be taking part in the strike.
  • Industry body Assocham estimates that the loss to the economy will be 15-20 thousand crore rupees.
Feb 20, 2013
10:38 (IST)
Bandh impact in Mumbai
India's financial sector was crippled as all banks, insurance companies and commercial establishments in Mumbai remained shut on the first of the two-day nationwide strike, Although suburban trains, buses, cabs and private vehicles here were running normally, the usual peak hour crowds were relatively thin.

Feb 20, 2013
10:35 (IST)
Strike has crippled life in Uttar Pradesh
Buses in the state are plying without conductors.
Auto-rickshaws stay off roads
Feb 20, 2013
10:34 (IST)
NDTV's Monideepa Banerjee: For a  change taxis have come out on Kolkata streets on a bandh day, but it isn't as if life is normal.
Feb 20, 2013
10:30 (IST)
Mamata Banerjee says no work, no pay
There was little impact in West Bengal on Day 1 of the  the two-day strike called by central trade unions.
Feb 20, 2013
10:26 (IST)
Complete shutdown in Kerala
The 48-hour nationwide strike called by central trade unions hit normal life across Kerala on Wednesday with workers from varied sectors, including transport and banking, staying away from work to protest the UPA government's economic and labour policies.
Feb 20, 2013
10:16 (IST)
Trade union strike could cost economy Rs 20,000 crore
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) said the two-day strike was expected to cause an estimated loss of Rs. 15,000-20,000 crore.
Feb 20, 2013
10:12 (IST)
In West Bengal, police and bandh supporters clash in Madhyamgram, Habra districts
Mamata Banerjee says government employees must attend work or be docked their day's pay
Feb 20, 2013
09:53 (IST)
Stones were reportedly pelted at a BEST bust in Central Mumbai. No injuries were reported. The buses are now plying with safety gears in sensitive areas.
Feb 20, 2013
08:40 (IST)
At a railway station in Delhi, a passenger said an autorickshaw driver demanded Rs. 2000 for a ride. Another driver was thrashed by his colleagues for agreeing to take a passenger.

Feb 20, 2013
08:19 (IST)
In Kerala, buses and taxis are keeping off the road. The busiest bus station in Thiruvananthapuram was deserted. Shops and restaurants are also closed.
Feb 20, 2013
07:57 (IST)
Eleven major trade unions are scheduled to participate in the two-day nationwide strike. Trade unionists claim 10 crore workers will be taking part in the strike.The unions have put forward 10 demands, which mainly relate to checking of price rise, generation of employment, halting of disinvestment in public sector enterprises and implementation of labour laws.
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