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Largely mixed reactions to Bharat Bandh in East, North East India; vandalism reported in few states, no response in others
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Largely mixed reactions to Bharat Bandh in East, North East India; vandalism reported in few states, no response in others

In West Bengal, normal life largely remained unaffected by Bharat Bandh. The ruling TMC had opposed the bandh but organised a rally against spiralling prices of petroleum products

Bharat Bandh updates: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut denies BJP role in party's decision to stay away from protest
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Bharat Bandh updates: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut denies BJP role in party's decision to stay away from protest

Bharat Bandh LATEST updates: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut dismissed talks of senior BJP leaders asking his party to stay away from the nationwide bandh called by the Congress to protest the rising prices of fuel.

Bharat Bandh: Congress' attempt to showcase Opposition unity on dais dented by absence of SP, BSP
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Bharat Bandh: Congress' attempt to showcase Opposition unity on dais dented by absence of SP, BSP

Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav's decision to extend support to the Bharat Bandh but not turn up came as a huge dampener for the Congress

Bharat Bandh: Subramanian Swamy slams Congress, says party has 'no moral right to protest now'
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Bharat Bandh: Subramanian Swamy slams Congress, says party has 'no moral right to protest now'

Subramanian Swamy, however, said that Narendra Modi must take steps to control the rising fuel prices

Odisha peon assumes Bharat Bandh means office bandh, locks two employees inside
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Odisha peon assumes Bharat Bandh means office bandh, locks two employees inside

A peon in Odisha locked a district sports officer and another employee in office for one hour, assuming there was no one there due to the Bharat Bandh.

Congress claims Bharat Bandh a 'success', accuses BJP-led govt of lying to public over cause of crude price hike
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Congress claims Bharat Bandh a 'success', accuses BJP-led govt of lying to public over cause of crude price hike

Underscoring Rahul Gandhi's statements questioning the BJP's silence over the Bharat Bandh, Gehlot said that the Bandh's success highlights how the BJP-led government has not fulfilled its promises to the people of India.

Bharat Bandh: Rahul Gandhi says India 'growing tired' of Narendra Modi's speeches, criticises PM over demonetisation
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Bharat Bandh: Rahul Gandhi says India 'growing tired' of Narendra Modi's speeches, criticises PM over demonetisation

Speaking at a Bharat Bandh rally, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said the country wanted to hear the prime minister to speak on burning issues concerning the common man, "but the Prime Minister continues to be mute".

Bharat Bandh in Odisha: Congress workers block railway tracks; commuters stranded as public transport stays off road
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Bharat Bandh in Odisha: Congress workers block railway tracks; commuters stranded as public transport stays off road

Congress workers held road blockades and rail-rokos on major junctions, leaving commuters stranded as even buses, rickshaws and taxis stayed off road due to the 'Bharat Bandh' started by Congress.

Normal life unaffected in West Bengal despite calls for 'Bharat Bandh'; govt deploys additional police personnel to prevent disruption
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Normal life unaffected in West Bengal despite calls for 'Bharat Bandh'; govt deploys additional police personnel to prevent disruption

A Bharat Bandh called by Congress and CPI (M)-led Left Front, is underway in West Bengal but the state government is ensuring strict measures. Additonal police personnel have been deployed to avoid disruptions and violence.

'There are Dalit millionaires... so why are they protesting?': NYT tweet a classic case of 'hot takes' gone wrong
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'There are Dalit millionaires... so why are they protesting?': NYT tweet a classic case of 'hot takes' gone wrong

The New York Times tweet on Dalit protests courted bitter reactions from many Twitter users as they pointed out that the clickbaity caption was insensitive.

Bharat Bandh 2018 updates: Death toll rises to 7, five killed in Madhya Pradesh alone; 448 protesters detained in UP
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Bharat Bandh 2018 updates: Death toll rises to 7, five killed in Madhya Pradesh alone; 448 protesters detained in UP

Protesters squatted on tracks in several places outside Delhi, stopping trains, including the Dehradun Express and the Ranchi Rajdhani, to enforce the Bharat Bandh against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said.