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Bharat Bandh LIVE: Yechury attacks PM over Reliance Jio 4G ads; CPI (M) says Kejriwal competing with Modi

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Friday, September 2, 2016 - 15:29
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The nationwide day-long strike on Friday by Left-affiliated trade unions against the BJP-led central government's "anti-labour" policies affected normal life in several states, including West Bengal, Karnataka and Communist-ruled Kerala and Tripura, but saw minimal effect in the national capital and Mumbai.

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15:29 PM

Cracking the whip, the Delhi government invoked the stringent ESMA declaring as illegal the nurses' stir which has severely affected the functioning of state-run hospitals at a time when the city was grappling with rising cases of dengue and chikungunya.

Reacting to the development CPI (M) tweeted:

15:25 PM

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, "PM busy endorsing private telecom co., his govt to waive off bank loans of real estate firms, but no money for workers?"

13:55 PM

Odisha: Train services were affected as trade union activists staged rail roko by holding sit-in on tracks at many places including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jaleswar, Keonjhargarh and Rayagada.

11:55 AM

Sitaram Yechury explains as to why the nationwide strike was needed.

11:40 AM

Telangana badly affected due to the strike. Banking operations came to standstill in Telangana as over 15,000 employees of various banks participated in the general strike called by trade unions to protest government's "anti-labour policies".

11:19 AM

It was business as usual for public transport in Mumbai despite one-day nationwide strike call given by central trade unions, while it evoked a mixed response in rural Maharashtra.

10:57 AM

Delhi Nurses Union protest outside Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.

10:56 AM

Trinamool Congress, Left party members clash in Bengal's Madhyamgram.

10:48 AM

The bus services have gone on strike in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal and Gwalior.

First Published: Friday, September 2, 2016 - 15:29
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