Bangladesh beefs up security as Jamaat-e-Islami calls nationwide shutdown

Authorities intensified security measures on Thursday with Bangladesh's largest Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami observing a nationwide shutdown to protest an apex court verdict that upheld death penalty for its chief.

BJP's shutdown hits normal life in Assam's Barak Valley

The BJP`s 12-hour shutdown in Assam`s Barak Valley against Cachar district police chief Rajveer Singh`s alleged misbehaviour with party cadres and detention of some leaders, including Silchar legislator, drew a near total response.

Shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

A protest shutdown called on Wednesday by separatists against the killing of three youth affected life in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar and other cities and towns of the Valley.

Tiff between employees and management the reason for shutdown of Geeta Press

Mismanagement and employee-management tiff resulted in the shutdown of Geeta Press.

Assam: 24-hr shutdown in Sonitpur

 A 24-hour shutdown in Sonitpur to protest against alleged army custodial death of a "militant" partly hit normal life in the Assam district.

Shutdown in Tirupati for special status to Andhra

A shutdown was being observed in this temple town on Monday after a man committed self-immolation demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Three-day shutdown in Jammu over AIIMS

A committee of lawyers, traders and civil society members called for a three-day shutdown in Jammu beginning on Friday, accusing the central government of going back on its promise of setting up an AIIMS here.

Pollution closes more beaches in California

A four-mile stretch of coastline south of Los Angeles was closed Thursday as workers cleared up tar balls from beaches, in the latest such shutdown in the last few weeks, officials said.

Meghalaya HC bans media coverage of shutdown, rallies

The Meghalaya High Court has banned the media from publishing statements by organisations that call for shutdowns or rallies in the state, resulting in disruption of normal life.

Jammu shutdown over new AIIMS disrupts life

Life was disrupted here on Wednesday by a protest shutdown called by traders and lawyers to press for setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the region.

Rebel group calls shutdown on BJP chief Amit Shah's visit to Meghalaya

The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Sunday called for a 12-hour shutdown starting from 5 a.m. on April 22 to protest BJP president Amit Shah's visit to Meghalaya.

Kerala affected by 12-hour shutdown

Wednesday dawned in Kerala with the state observing a shutdown, the third so far this year, paralysing transport and life in villages and coastal areas. The 12-hour shutdown will end at 6 pm.

Shutdown over power tariff hike hits Odisha

The Bidyut Upabhokta Mahasangh (Power Consumers' Federation) held a 12-hour shutdown across the state, demanding rollback of power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

Industrial units shutdown hit 6,400 workers in last 3 yrs:Govt

Closure of industrial units have affected over 6,400 workers in different parts of the country in the last three years, the government said today.

BNP calls another Bangladesh shutdown from Sunday

Bangladesh's main opposition party BNP on Friday called for another 72-hour nationwide shutdown from Sunday, stepping up its nearly two-month-old tirade against the government demanding fresh polls under a non-party administration.

Normal life resumes in Srinagar; shutdown in Palhallan

After three days of restrictions, normal life resumed in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley Thursday but Palhallan area of Baramulla district observed shutdown against the killing of a local youth in police firing on Monday.

Restrictions, shutdown on Afzal Guru's death anniversary affect life in Kashmir Valley

The authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Monday to thwart separatist protests on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on this day in 2013.

North Korea suffers another Internet shutdown: Chinese state-media

North Korea suffered an Internet shutdown for at least two hours on Saturday, Chinese state-media and cyber experts said, after Pyongyang blamed Washington for an online blackout earlier this week.

Form judicial commission to avert shutdown: Imran Khan

 PTI chairman Imran Khan has said his party would accept the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government if a judicial commission probe clears last year's general elections which he claims were rigged.

Congress shut-down in Chhattisgarh affects life

Raipur: Normal life was affected in Chhattisgarh Wednesday because of the shut-down called by the Congress following the death of at least 12 women in Bilaspur district at a government camp for tubectomy.