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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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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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