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Bharat Bandh evokes partial response in Telangana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The 'Bharat Bandh' called by and other opposition parties over rising fuel prices passed off peacefully in Monday with normal life remaining by and large unaffected.

Government offices, business establishments, public transport and educational institutions functioned normally across the state, information received here said.

Scores of leaders and workers of the Congress, Left and were detained when they held protests near the (RTC) depots, preventing buses from being operated, police said.

were effected partially in the morning in the city, an RTC said.

According to of Police Jitender, a total of 4,100 people were taken into preventive custody and let off in the evening.

Barring a few stray incidents, including a bus being torched in the city, the passed off peacefully, he said.

A South Central Railway said in the zone were unaffected by the

and other Left leaders organised a protest in the city.

The shutdown in the state as part of the 'Bharat Bandh' was 'successful', Pradesh Committee (TPCC) N Uttam Kumar Reddy claimed.

The tax imposed on petrol at 35.5 per cent and diesel at 27 per cent in was one of the 'highest' in the country, he said.

Telangana Pradesh Committee (TPCC) Working M Bhatti Vikramarka, former and party P Sudhakar Reddy took part in the protests held at Khammam.

and 40 others were taken into preventive custody when they staged a dharna in front of the RTC bus station in Dharmapuri in district, a said.

postponed the pre-Phd examination scheduled for Monday to Tuesday, its S Ramachandram said.

According to him, all the educational institutions affiliated to the varsity functioned.

Petrol bunks remained open while some commercial establishments and educational institutions were closed in and Warangal.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 19:10 IST