A two-day-long nationwide strike has been called by Central Trade Unions (CTUs) against the alleged repressive policies of the Narendra Modi-led union government beginning Tuesday, January 8. As many as 10 CTUs with at least 20 crore workers affiliated to them have joined the strike. The 10 CTUs going on strike include INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU and AIUTUC, among others.
Farm unions like All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) cand Bhumi Adhikar Andolan are also part of the strike.
10:35 AM | Odisha: Bharat Bandh turns arterial roads into kids playground
ଶ୍ରମିକ ସଂଗଠନ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ଦିଆଯାଇଥିବା ବନ୍ଦ ଡାକରା ଲାଗି ରାସ୍ତାରେ ବନ୍ଦ ରହିଛି ଗାଡି ମଟର । ଜାତୀୟ ରାଜପଥ ଉପରେ ଫୁଟବଲ ଖେଳୁଛନ୍ତି ପିଲା #BharatBandh pic.twitter.com/89EpziXNQ4
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10:20 AM | Tension in Asansol during the band called by the left trade unions against the anti people policy of the central government. SBSTC bus runned by Bengal government was allegedly ransacked by the supporters of trade unions.
10:05 AM | Kolkata: A school bus in Barasat, 30 km from Kolkata was vandalised. Two students were in the bus as it was vandalised. No injuries were reported. Strikers also clashed with police at a bus stop in Jadavpur. Incidents of bus vandalising were also reported from Asansol and Hind Motor in West Bengal.
10:00 AM | Strikers in Thiruvananthapuram block railway lines
9:50 AM | Schools, colleges and several other institutions remain shut in parts of Karnataka and all of Odisha.
9:40 AM | Odisha: Members of Central Trade Unions hold protests and block commuters in Bhubaneswar demanding minimum wages and social security schemes among others.
9: 35 AM | Delhi: Bandh takes effect in parts of New Delhi too even as Delhi Metro, auto rikshaws continue service