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Different trade unions in India call ‘Bharat Bandha’ today

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NEW DELHI —

Different trade unions in India have called ‘Bharat bandh’ (all Indian general strike) to protest the NDA government’s labour reforms on Wednesday.

The countrywide bandh called by 10 exchange unions CITU, INTUC, AITUC, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF has in partially affected normal life in parts of West Bengal, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Mumbai and several different urban areas.

Clashes were also reported from some states, particularly in West Bengal.

All services are affected including banks, transport, civil aviation and gas and oil supply.
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In urban communities, such as, Mumbai and Delhi, auto-rickshaws and taxis remained off the streets. Bengaluru and Kolkata were also hit by the strike.

The 10 trade unions that have called the Bharat bandh want the government to to withdraw its proposed changes to the labor laws, and are also protesting the privatisation of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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