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.
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).Follow @gorkhapost
Two died and eight injured in accident
KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194) collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.
Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.
The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.
The cause of the accident is not identified yet.Follow @gorkhapost