The transport strike across West Bengal called by six trade unions including CITU and INTUC on Friday failed to make much impact as majority of the buses and other vehicles operated as usual while taxis remained off the roads for the second consecutive day.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Haryana, the state government on Saturday approved a policy for providing relief to commuters from the "high toll charges" on the national highways passing through the state.
Commuters had a harrowing time on Monday as employees of state-owned Haryana Roadways went on a strike demanding abolishment of contractual system and outsourcing of work even as the government imposed prohibitory orders in the area preventing assembly of five or more persons.
Commuters in Delhi prepared themselves for traffic problems Friday with lanes for the Commonwealth Games being closed for a few hours to facilitate athletes and their trainers who arrive in the city, police said.
About 30 hooded attackers, believed to be Abu Sayyaf militants, shot and hacked horrified victims running for their lives in the southern Philippines, police said on Thursday. Four died and six were wounded in the brazen attack.