Thursday, Feb 27 2020 | Time 05:04 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Seven people dead in shooting in US state of Wisconsin - reports
  • Tunisian security forces kill 2 terrorists in preventive operation
  • Pakistan confirms first two coronavirus cases:Health Minister
  • MP Govt inks health deal with Tata
  • ‪Delhi violence : US, Russia issue security alert for their nationals
  • VP to inaugurate 'Thakurbari' on Mar 14 in Sikkim
States » West


Anti-CAA: Maharashtra bandh evokes mixed response in Marathwada

Aurangabad, Jan 24 (UNI) The statewide day-long bandh call given by the Advocate Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and flawed economic policies evoked a mixed response across the Marathwada region.
In Aurangabad city, a city bus was torched by the agitators during the bandh. Most of the shops and several schools remained closed. The VBA activists were seen marching in business localities asking people to closed down their establishment.
However, banks,transports,railway and medical services worked as usual.
Reports from Latur stated that, a rally was taken out by the VBA in Aurashahajani. In city, a dharna was held near Dr Ambedkar park by the 'Aahmi Latukar'.
In Hingoli, activists stopped several school vans, due to which students failed to appear in examations.
A report from Parbhani said most of the shops were closed down.
In Osmanabad, a mix response was seen as most of the shop ,schools ,markets were closed, however, transport, medical services among others essential services were as usual.
In Nanded, one shop was vandalised in the morning hours.
Some of the protestors came out on the road and forcefully asked the people to shut down their shop shutters. Those who did not respond, were threatened.
A group of activists vandalised a general store in front of a stadium. They broke the glass pan. Following the incident, people immediately closed their shops. At Anand Nagar, some school buses were stopped by the activists.
Reports reaching from Jalna said that VBA took out a morcha from Mama Chowk to Collector's Office where the delegation submitted a memorandum.
In Beed district, the bandh was observed in main markets on Subhas road and Shivaji nagar where shops were closed.
Meanwhile, Mr Ambedkar appealed to party workers in a tweet that they should abide law and order during the bandh and ask them to observed it peacefully.
UNI VKB NV PS 1539
More News

Associate of Dawood arrested

26 Feb 2020 | 11:46 PM

Palghar, Feb 26 (UNI) An associate of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim who was on the run for years has been finally traced and arrested by the district police from Nalla Sopara on Tuesday, the police said on Wednesday.

see more..

CPI Goa expresses concern over violent incidents taking place in national capital

26 Feb 2020 | 10:28 PM

Panaji, Feb 26 (UNI) The Goa State Council of Communist Party of India (CPl) on Wednesday expressed concern over violent incidents taking place in New Delhi.

see more..
Gujarat: FM presents Rs 2,17,287 cr budget for FY 2020-21

Gujarat: FM presents Rs 2,17,287 cr budget for FY 2020-21

26 Feb 2020 | 10:10 PM

Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (UNI) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Finance Minister Nitin Patel on Wednesday presented a budget of Rs 2,17,287 crore for the financial year 2020-21, with a surplus of over Rs 270 crore.

see more..

Anti-CAA protests aimed at blackmailing govt: Sambit Patra

26 Feb 2020 | 9:36 PM

Panaji, Feb 26 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Sabmit Patra on Wednesday said that the ongoing anti-CAA protests in the national capital were aimed at black mailing the government by the opposition around US President Donald Turmp's visit to India.
Speaking at an interaction programme in the city, he said, “They want to blackmail the government. They want the government should bend down. I am not saying anything provocative. The government has said repeatedly, that it (CAA) is an act to give rights, not take rights. All the controversial issues which no one wanted to touch with tongs earlier, we have in one year, taken such big decisions in controversial matters.”
“You think the Opposition will sit silent? They will use everything in their power to destabilise this government, this country,” the BJP leader said.

see more..
Goa Congress congratulates Bihar MLAs for supporting anti-NRC resolution

Goa Congress congratulates Bihar MLAs for supporting anti-NRC resolution

26 Feb 2020 | 8:47 PM

Panaji, Feb 26 (UNI) The Congress in Goa on Wednesday congratulated MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (Secular) of Bihar for supporting resolution that rejected the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and accepting to out new inclusion of data in the National Population Register (NPR).

see more..
image