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Bharat Bandh LIVE Updates: Protesters vandalise government bus in Dinhata, driver injured

The Nationwide Shutdown Was Called By 10 Trade Unions In Protest Against Alleged Anti-people Policies Of The Central Government

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 09 Jan 2019, 03:16:34 PM
Trade unions will continue their 48-hour long strike across the country on Wednesday (Photo: Twitter@ANI)

New Delhi:

Trade unions will continue their 48-hour long strike across the country on Wednesday. The nationwide shutdown was called by 10 trade unions in protest against alleged anti-people policies of the central government. Stray incidences of violence were reported from West Bengal on Tuesday. Strike supporters burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and burnt tyres on streets in some parts of the state. In Howrah, Siliguri, Bardhaman, Birbhum, North and South 24 Paraganas, clashes were reported between Trinamool Congress workers and strike supporters as TMC activists tried to stop them from forcibly imposing the strike. There was a partial impact on banking operations as well. Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) claimed around 20 crore workers from all sectors of the economy participated in the strike across the country.  

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Banking services partially affected as a section of PSU bank employees came in support of the nation-wide strike call. All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees' Federation of India (BEFI) have supported the strike, which has impacted banking operation where these two unions are strong. However, the operation in SBI and private sector banks remained unaffected as other seven unions in the banking sector are not part of the strike.

Protestors vandalise government bus in Dinhata, driver injured.

Two students injured after protestors pelted stones at a bus at Shanpur Mor on Jhikira-Howrah route.

CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty along with other protestors detained by police.

State govt directs bus drivers to wear a helmet while driving, in view of the nationwide strike.

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First Published : 09 Jan 2019, 09:56:40 AM