Polling parties gather at EVM distribution centre ahead of first phase of WB Elections

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, has called for a Bharat Bandh today, from 6 AM to 6 PM. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Bangladesh on the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 00:05
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Farmer unions who are protesting the three farm laws have called for a Bharat Bandh today. The day marks the completion of four months of protests against the legislation at the borders of Delhi, which started on November 26.

As per news agency PTI, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, has called for a Bharat Bandh on March 26, from 6 AM to 6 PM.

Additionally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on two-day visit to Bangladesh on the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister is going to participate in the neighbouring country’s National Day celebrations on March 26. 

The quantum of punishment in Nikita Tomar murder case will place today. Earlier, the district sessions court in Faridabad on Wednesday (March 24) pronounced the accused, Tausif and Rehan, guilty in Nikita Tomar murder case. 

In other developments, Sachin Vaze told NIA court that, he is “being made a scapegoat. I have not confessed to any crime." While investigating the case, NIA found and seized over 62 bullets from Waze's home.

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26 March 2021, 21:42 PM

More than 5.69 Crore COVID19 vaccine doses administered. 14.53 lakh vaccine doses given till 7 pm today: Ministry of Health.

26 March 2021, 20:01 PM

Night curfew to be imposed in Maharashtra from the night of 28th March. A separate order in this regard will be issued by the Disaster management and rehabilitation department soon: Maharashtra's Chief Minister Office.

26 March 2021, 19:58 PM

Due to surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Maharashtra government on Friday (March 26) announced to impose night curfew which will be effective from March 28 (Sunday). 


26 March 2021, 19:23 PM

Maharashtra: Nagpur District reported 4095 new COVID-19 cases, 1943 recoveries and 35 Death, in the last 24 hours, as per Civil Surgeon.
Total cases: 2,11,162
Total recoveries: 1,69,407
Active cases: 36,936
Death toll: 4,819

26 March 2021, 19:19 PM

Polling parties gather at EVM distribution centre in Medinipur, ahead of voting for the first phase of West Bengal Elections 2021 on Saturday (March 26)

26 March 2021, 19:00 PM

National Human Rights Commission issues notices to Chief Secretary, and Director-General of Police, Rajasthan over 'complaints of exponential increase in the incidents of crime against women in the State'.

26 March 2021, 18:09 PM

Railway says impact limited to Punjab, Haryana, almost zero countrywide: News agency PTI reported

26 March 2021, 18:07 PM

No lockdown implemented in the state. People need not panic: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

26 March 2021, 16:58 PM

Nikita Tomar murder case convicts sentenced to life imprisonment by a Faridabad court on Friday (March 26).

26 March 2021, 16:36 PM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits RR hospital to enquire about the health of President Ram Nath Kovind.

26 March 2021, 15:29 PM

CPI (M) leader and former Kerala Minister S Sharma approached the Kerala High Court, challenging Election Commission's decision to put elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in the state on hold.

26 March 2021, 14:40 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind visited Army Hospital (R&R) following chest discomfort this morning. He is undergoing routine check-up and is under observation. His condition is stable, sais Army Hospital doctors. PM Narendra Modi spoke to the President's son. He inquired about the President's health and prayed for his well-being.

26 March 2021, 14:29 PM

Rahul Gandhi who comes to Assam as a tourist, says Badruddin Ajmal is an identity of Assam. But Sankardev, Madhavdev & Lachit Borphukan are Assam's identities. Congress can try as much as it wants, we won't let Badruddin Ajmal become identity of Assam: Union Home Minister & BJP leader Amit Shah

26 March 2021, 14:29 PM

If Badruddin Ajmal govt is formed here, will it be able to stop infiltrators? Only BJP govt can stop the infiltrators. PM Modi speaks of developing Assam with the help of double engine govt & Congress brings Kalapahad to facilitate double infiltration: HM & BJP leader Amit Shah

26 March 2021, 14:23 PM

Supreme Court orders transfer of gangster-turned-politican Mukhtar Ansari to jail in Uttar Pradesh from Punjab within two weeks, to face trials there.

26 March 2021, 14:12 PM

The Bharat Bandh today, called by farmer unions, has minimal impact in Delhi. The police officials reveal that no report of disturbance in metro and road transport services reported and major markets remaine open. The situation is peaceful and remains under control.

26 March 2021, 13:55 PM

Jammu and Kashmir: A landslide occured on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the Samroli area of Udhampur today; movement of vehicles stopped temporarily

26 March 2021, 13:55 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended his support to Bharat Bandh called Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday. Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader hit out at the Central government saying that country's history shows that 'satyagraha' ends atrocities, injustice and arrogance.

26 March 2021, 13:40 PM

Action will be taken against those who are found responsible. Compensation will be given to families of the deceased. Most of the patients who have died were on the ventilator. I offer my condolences and apologies to their families: Maharashtra CM, on Mumbai hospital fire incident

26 March 2021, 13:39 PM

Kerala HC has sought the view of the Election Commission on a petition filed by Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala seeking a directive to the Commission to delete or freeze 4,34,042 bogus and multiple entries of names in the electoral rolls for assembly elections in Kerala. (ANI)

26 March 2021, 13:10 PM

In Andhra Pradesh all the political parties, except BJP and JSP, are observing Bharat Bandh called by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha against the centre's three new farm laws. Additionally, the ruling YSR Congress Party announced its support to the strike. The state government also added that the RTC buses will not operate today till 1 PM.

26 March 2021, 13:06 PM

Now the entry and exit gates of the Tikri border, Bahadurgarh city and Brigadier Hoshiar Singh metro stations have been opened. The mopvement in these three stations were closed briefly as a precautionary measure in view of Bharat Bandh.

26 March 2021, 13:05 PM

The farmers, protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws, blocked Chandigarh-Ambala highway during the ‘Bharat Bandh' called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM).

26 March 2021, 12:46 PM

Punjab: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh committee members block Amritsar-Delhi railway track in Amritsar, during the 12 hour long ‘Bharat Bandh' called by Samyukt Kisan Morcha.

26 March 2021, 12:44 PM

10 people have died in the fire incident. This is a serious incident. Negligence of hospital management has come to light. We will register a case: Mumbai Police Commissioner on fire at Sunrise Hospital, Bhandup West, Mumbai. 

26 March 2021, 12:43 PM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and South Korea's Minister of National Defence, Suh Wook hold talks in Delhi.

26 March 2021, 11:48 AM

Supreme Court reserves its judgement on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra law that grants reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs. A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court also reserves the judgement on the issue of whether SC's 1992 verdict of capping reservation at 50 per cent needs re-examination.

26 March 2021, 11:47 AM

The BJP manifesto speaks about 'nyay' as it has been made after taking suggestions from the public. We did not make the manifesto sitting in an AC room. People see Modi Ji delivering his promises: Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman, in Puducherry.

26 March 2021, 11:47 AM

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan campaigns for Tamil Nadu Elections 2021, in MMDA Colony, Arumbakkam in Chennai. He is campaigning for the party's candidate from Anna Nagar Assembly constituency, V Ponraj who tested positive for COVID-19.

26 March 2021, 11:29 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits National Martyrs' Memorial, Savar in Dhaka.

26 March 2021, 11:14 AM

India records more than 59,000 COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike since October

26 March 2021, 11:13 AM

There was no impact of the Bharat Bandh as early office goers were on their routine at the metro stations and bus stands, traffic was also smooth at the Delhi Noida Direct Flyway (DND) in the early hours of Friday in the national capital. The Metro saw the crowd as usual like any other day during the office time. (IANS)

26 March 2021, 11:07 AM

Maharashtra: Weekly COVID review meeting, under the chairmanship of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, begins in Pune. Pune reported 6432 new COVID-19 cases yesterday.

26 March 2021, 10:57 AM

Nikita Tomar murder case 2020: Convicts Tausif and Rehan brought to Faridabad Court. Arguments on the quantum of their sentence to take place today.

26 March 2021, 10:53 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Giriraj Singh release Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto for upcoming Puducherry elections.

26 March 2021, 10:17 AM

The Odisha government has declared the closure of all educational institutions across the state today to honour the nationwide Bharat Bandh call given by farmers unions protesting against the Centre's farm laws. 

26 March 2021, 10:05 AM

Protesters are sitting at 31 locations across Punjab and Haryana spanning Delhi, Ambala & Firozepur division affecting rail movement. Train services affected at 32 locations, 4 Shatabdi trains cancelled: Indian Railways

26 March 2021, 09:27 AM

The Chambers of Trade and Industry said that the shops and factories will remain open. The organisation said that there will be no effect on trade during the 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmers protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws. "We discussed it with business owners and traders. Most of them said they support the demands of the farmers and the Centre should find a solution to the issue. However, most traders want to keep their business establishments open on Friday as they have been accruing losses due to coronavirus." said Subhash Khandelwal, CTI convenor Brijesh Goyal and chairman.


26 March 2021, 09:25 AM

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of the Sikhs, has decided to close its offices on Friday in support to the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers union. "The SGPC is involved in the struggle of the farmers and would be a part of the Bharat Bandh on March 26," said SGPC president Jagir Kaur.

26 March 2021, 09:20 AM

26 March 2021, 09:20 AM

Punjab: Protestors block railway track in Amritsar as a mark of protest against the three agricultural laws during 'Bharat Bandh' called by Samyukt Kisan Morcha. 

(Credits: ANI)

26 March 2021, 08:50 AM

26 March 2021, 08:28 AM

Rail traffic across Punjab and Haryana was badly hit as farmers, farm labourers, commission agents, trade unions and activists of political parties squatted on railway lines and national highways. However, there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the states. Emergency medical services were exempted from the blockade. The activists of several farmer associations were seen asking traders at several places in the Congress-ruled Punjab to keep their shops and business establishments closed to mark the pan-India protest.

26 March 2021, 08:24 AM

Hundreds of farmers blocked the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border here as part of their 12-hour Bharat Bandh on the completion of four months of protest over the three contentious farm laws.

26 March 2021, 08:20 AM

The Bihar School of Examination Board (BSEB) on Thursday (March 25) announced that they will be declaring the results for class 12th board examinations or BSEB Inter Result 2021 at 3 PM today. The class 12th results will be announced by Minister for education & parliamentary affairs, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary in a press meeting.

26 March 2021, 08:07 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first visit to a foreign country since the COVID-19 outbreak.

26 March 2021, 08:06 AM

Ambala: Protesters block GT Road and railway track near Shahpur, in view of 12-hour 'Bharat Bandh' call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha against Centre's Farm Laws

26 March 2021, 07:07 AM

Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists visited Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar, yesterday

26 March 2021, 07:06 AM

Maharashtra: Two casualties have been reported in fire incident in Mumbai's hospital. Rescue operation for 76 patients admitted to COVID care hospital is underway. Level 3 or level 4 fire broke out on first floor of a mall at 12.30 AM. Around 23 fire tenders present at the spot: DCP Prashant Kadam

26 March 2021, 07:05 AM

Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at a hospital in Mumbai's Bhandup; rescue operation underway. "Cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. I've seen a hospital at mall for the first time. Action to be taken. 70 patients including COVID infected shifted to another hospital," says Mumbai Mayor.