Bharat Bandh Live Updates: Normal life across the country is likely to be affected by the Bharat Bandh called by the 10 Central Trade Unions today i.e. on 8th January 2020. Initial effects of Bharat Bandh could be seen early on Wednesday morning, with deserted roads in several major cities. As per media reports, several schools in Bhubaneswar have decided to declare a holiday today to avoid any inconvenience to the students. In Odisha, public transport is also likely to be affected by Bharat Bandh with buses staying off roads, causing inconvenience to the commuters. Similarly, ICAR NET 2020 exam, which was scheduled to start today, has also been postponed. However, other entrance exams such as JEE Main 2020 and UPTET 2019 exam which are scheduled for today will continue as per schedule.
Stay Tuned for Live Updates about Bharat Bandh today
31 Jan 04:50 PMICAR NET 2020 Exam Postponed
ICAR NET 2020 Exam Postponed
In the light of the Bharat Bandh 2020 called upon by Trade Unions today, the ICAR or the Indian Council for Agriculture Research has decided to postpone its ICAR ASRB NET 2020 exam, which was due to start today. The decision was announced by ICAR through a formal notification yesterday, in which it said that now the exam would commence from 9th January 2020 and the exam which was to be held on 8th January 2020 i.e. today would be held on 11th January 2020.
31 Jan 04:49 PMSchools Closed in Khurda, Ganjam, Kandhamal and Dhenkanal Districts
Schools Closed in Khurda, Ganjam, Kandhamal and Dhenkanal Districts
Latest media reports have confirmed that the District Magistrates of Khurda, Ganjam, Kandhamal and Dhenkanal have decided to announce a school holiday for all public and private schools based in these districts. The decision has been announced by the district administration as a precautionary measure.
31 Jan 04:49 PMRahul Gandhi tweets on Bharat Bandh
Rahul Gandhi tweets on Bharat Bandh
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the Bharat Bandh called today by the Trade Unions to protest against the government’s anti-labour policies.
The Modi-Shah GovtÃ¢??s anti people, anti labour policies have created catastrophic unemployment & are weakening our PSUs to justify their sale to ModiÃ¢??s crony capitalist friends.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 8, 2020
Today, over 25 crore Ã°??Â®Ã°??Â³workers have called for #BharatBandh2020 in protest.
I salute them.
31 Jan 04:49 PMOdishaâ??s Utkal University Postpones Exam
Odisha’s Utkal University Postpones Exam
Utkal University has decided to postpone all the university exams scheduled for today in the wake of Bharat Bandh announced by trade unions. Through a formal notification, the varsity notified that all the exams that were scheduled to be held today will now be held tomorrow i.e. on 9th January 2020. The decision has been taken by the university as a precautionary measure ‘keeping the inconvenience to be caused for the examinees’.
31 Jan 04:48 PMJEE Main 2020 Begins, No Impact of Bharat Bandh seen on aspirants
JEE Main 2020 Begins, No Impact of Bharat Bandh seen on aspirants
Many engineering aspirants who were to appear for JEE Main 2020 exam today, were apprehensive about the impact of Bharat Bandh on their exam. However, the morning session of JEE Main 2020 on 8th January was off to smooth start today with no reports of aspirants facing any problems in either reaching the exam hall or appearing for the exam. Earlier yesterday, NTA advised students to reach to the exam centre earlier than usual and to manage the transportation in advance to avoid any inconvenience on the day of the exam.
31 Jan 04:48 PM25 crore workers to participate in Bharat Bandh Today
25 crore workers to participate in Bharat Bandh Today
Media reports have indicated that around 25 crore workers will participate in the all-India strike called today under the banner of Bharat Bandh 2020. The national-level strike has been called by 10 Central Trade Unions to press for 14 demands that have been put forth by them. The workers participating in Bharat Bandh belong to INTUC, AITUC, HMS, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, CITU, AIUTUC, LPF, and UTUC trade unions.
31 Jan 04:48 PMBanking, Transport Services Hit
Banking, Transport Services Hit
Banking and Transport services were hit in many parts of the county due to the Bharat Bandh called by trade unions. Banking services including key operations like deposit and withdrawal, cheque clearing and instrument issuance have been impacted due to the on-going all India level strike. On transport front, rail and road blockages were reported from several parts of West Bengal.
31 Jan 04:48 PMShiv Sena Backs Bharat Bandh
Shiv Sena Backs Bharat Bandh
BJP’s former ally Shiv Sena has also extended its support to Bharat Bandh announced today by Central Trade Unions. The bandh has been called to oppose the anti-labour policies of the Modi led NDA government and its decision. Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana has also backed Bharat Bandh blaming government polices like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the economic turmoil that India’s is suffering today.
31 Jan 04:47 PMBharat Bandh - Impact and Highlights
Bharat Bandh - Impact and Highlights
Watch how Bharat Bandh called by Congress and other Opposition Parties impacted normal life across India.
31 Jan 04:45 PMBharat Bandh Impact on Normal Life
Bharat Bandh Impact on Normal Life
Bharat Bandh called by Congress and opposition parties didnt have any major impact on normal life.
08 Jan 09:10 AM
Schools Closed in Bhubaneswar Odisha
As per media reports, several public and private schools based in the Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar have decided to declare a holiday in the wake of Bharat Bandh called today by the trade unions. The Schools have decided to announce a holiday to avoid any inconvenience to the students in reaching to the schools. Early morning today, Bhubaneswar woke up to deserted streets, with scare public transport and school buses staying off the road in the light of Bharat Bandh today.