Assocham advises central trade unions to call off strike

The apex body Assocham estimated a hefty loss of about 25,000 crore due to the ongoing strike by the central trade unions.

DNA: Bharat Bandh hits normal life; Bengal, Kerala among most affected

A day-long nationwide strike today impacted normal life in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 1,000 persons.

Strike had only a marginal impact: FM Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the day-long nationwide strike called by central trade unions only had a "marginal or inconsequential impact".

'One-day strike cost Rs 25,000 crore to economy'

As a nationwide strike of trade unions hit banking and other services Wednesday, business chambers today pegged the loss to the economy at a staggering Rs 25,000 crore and said such "disruptive" actions can hit India's image as an attractive business destination.

Strike hits normal life in West Bengal, 200 arrested

A day-long nationwide strike hit the normal life in West Bengal on Wednesday with impact on banking and transport services, while nearly 200 persons were arrested from different parts of the state and clashes occurred at some places between the Left and Trinamool workers.

Trade unions` strike hits normal life across India

The nationwide bandh called by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has badly affected normal life across India.

Trade unions' strike hits Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) The day-long nation-wide strike called by central trade unions affected normal life in many parts of Odisha on Wednesday as transport services came to a grinding halt.

Nation-wide strike unprecedented: Gurudas Dasgupta

 The response to the country-wide strike on Wednesday called by trade unions demanding better wages has been "unprecedented" and "outstanding", said All India Trade Union Congress general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta.

Ten unions on strike: 7 things about Bharat Bandh

Here is a snapshot about what you need to know about today’s Bharat Bandh.

Bus, train services in Mumbai unaffected by strike

Transport services in the city remained unaffected on Wednesday, as suburban train services, autorickshaws and BEST city buses were operating normally despite the one-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions.

Daily life stays normal in Bihar; banking services hit

Daily life was not much affected in Bihar on Wednesday, while banking services in the state were partially hit during the country-wide strike called by ten central trade unions.

Trade union strike hits normal life in Delhi, West Bengal, Mumbai

The nationwide bandh called by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has badly affected normal life in parts of Delhi, Mumbai, West Bengal, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Bharat Bandh: Strike affects clearing business at banks

Normal working at banks was affected on Wednesday due to a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions, although the staff of SBI, IOB, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank stayed away from the agitation.

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Normal life hit in Goa due to strike

Normal life was hit in Goa as ten central trade unions on Wednesday went on a day-long nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs.

Strike paralyses normal life in Left-ruled Tripura

Normal life in Left Front-ruled Tripura was on Wednesday paralysed following a nationwide day-long strike called by ten central trade unions.

Strike hits transport, banking in Telangana, Andhra

The nation-wide strike called by trade unions on Wednesday hit transport and banking services in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Shutdown hits commuters in Himachal Pradesh

The shutdown called by the trade unions against the central government's economic measures on Wednesday hit the commuters most as over 2,000 state roadways buses went off road.

Maharashtra joins 300 million workers in all India

 Maharashtra joined a staggering 300 million workers in the government and private sector, the financial sector, banks and financial institutions, and the farming community across the country for a day's token strike protesting what they alleged was the government's 'anti-exployees' policies here on Wednesday, a top organiser said.

Normal life partially affected by strike in West Bengal

Normal life was partially affected in West Bengal on Wednesday following the country-wide general strike called by 10 central trade unions against the policies of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.