Bharat Bandh on January 8; banking services to be hit

Banking services across the country are likely to be hit as Central trade unions have called for a strike on January 8 (Wednesday). The nation-wide strike is set to witness lakhs of people from across the country in participation. Several bank unions are also slated to join the all-India general strike which has been called to protest against the Narendra Modi government’s recent banking reforms and labour policies. The unions are also demanding a salary hike and other benefits from the Central government through their strike

Bihar bandh turns violent, Assam, Bengal quiet

Train services were affected and roads blocked in Bihar on Saturday during a bandh called by the RJD against the new citizenship law while West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya were peaceful.