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Farmers' protest: After Bharat Bandh, Amit Shah's meeting with protesters yields inconclusive outcome
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Farmers' protest: After Bharat Bandh, Amit Shah's meeting with protesters yields inconclusive outcome

The bandh received widespread support on Tuesday as protesters from Opposition parties and several other organisations held symbolic ‘chakka jam’ demonstrations across the country.

Bharat Bandh Today Updates: Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and other Opposition leaders to meet President over farm laws tomorrow
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Bharat Bandh Today Updates: Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and other Opposition leaders to meet President over farm laws tomorrow

Bharat Bandh Today Updates: Meanwhile, farmers will be meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah at 7 pm, as five rounds of talks have failed to break the impasse so far. Another round of negotiations is scheduled for Wednesday

Bharat Bandh today: Banks, transport, petrol pumps likely to be affected on 8 December
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Bharat Bandh today: Banks, transport, petrol pumps likely to be affected on 8 December

The call for Bharat Bandh was given by All India Kisan Federation president Prem Singh Bhangu after the fifth round of talks between farmers' leaders and the Centre failed. The sixth round of talks is slated to occur on 9 December

Farmers' protest: Ahead of Bharat Bandh, BJP terms Opposition's support to agitation 'shameless double standard'
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Farmers' protest: Ahead of Bharat Bandh, BJP terms Opposition's support to agitation 'shameless double standard'

Ahead of Tuesday’s Bharat Bandh, protesting farmers at Delhi’s Singhu border have appealed for peace, and clarified that no shops and establishments will be forcibly closed on account of the bandh

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

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 Telangana: 40 Opposition leaders held for dharna at bus station, buses plying in minimal numbers
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Bharat Bandh in Telangana: 40 Opposition leaders held for dharna at bus station, buses plying in minimal numbers

The Bharat Bandh call given by several Opposition parties over rising petrol and diesel prices on Monday evoked a mixed response, as it was business as usual in many parts of the state.

Bharat bandh affects normal life in Karnataka: BS Yeddyurappa says only 'extortionists' benefit from shutdown
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Bharat bandh affects normal life in Karnataka: BS Yeddyurappa says only 'extortionists' benefit from shutdown

Roads in Bengaluru wore a deserted look since morning as government buses, private taxis and most of the autorickshaws did not ply.

Bharat Bandh: Manmohan Singh accuses BJP of working against national interests; urges Opposition parties to unite, save democracy
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Bharat Bandh: Manmohan Singh accuses BJP of working against national interests; urges Opposition parties to unite, save democracy

Manmohan Singh said all sections of society — youth, farmers and common people — are unhappy with the Narendra Modi government, which has failed to fulfil promises made to the people.

Bharat Bandh: Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam, Ashok Chavan arrested in Mumbai after staging 'rail-roko' at Andheri station
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Bharat Bandh: Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam, Ashok Chavan arrested in Mumbai after staging 'rail-roko' at Andheri station

Chavan and Nirupam led thousands of activists to stage a noisy protest outside the Andheri station bus depot, after which they got down on the railway tracks, shouting anti-government slogans. The duo have reportedly been taken to DN Nagar police station.