Bharat bandh: Banking, train, bus ops hit in WB, Kerala; top developments

The strike call covers banks, post offices, BSNL, state transport, railways, port trust, defence and other PSUs, trade unions, others. Here are the top updates

Bharat Bandh
Guwahati: Left Democratic Party block trains during the 48-hour-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against the "anti-people" policies of the Centre, in Guwahati, Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Bharat Bandh called by 10 central trade unions has entered its second day today. On Tuesday, the strike evoked a mixed response as five states, including Kerala, Odisha and Assam, witnessed complete bandh, while sporadic incidents of violence were reported in West Bengal and Rajasthan. The bandh partly affected public life in most states and Union Territories. Trains were stopped in Kerala, while buses and autorickshaws were off the road, hitting normal life, according to reports. Workersfrom various sectors have extended support to the two-day strike. The strike call covers ...