Bharat Bandh News LIVE Updates: Second day of Bandh hits banking, transport

Banking services were impacted partially for the second day on Tuesday, as a section of bank employees came in support of the nationwide strike called by central trade unions. Transactions at many public sector banks were impacted as employees did not report for duty. Besides, there were delays in cheque clearances and government treasury operations were also affected due to the strike.

The visit of Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett to India has been postponed. He was scheduled to visit India from April 3 to April 5. Bennett tested positive for Covid on Monday.

In other news, Petrol price on Tuesday crossed Rs 100 a litre mark after rates were hiked by 80 paise a litre and 70 paise in case of diesel, taking the total increase in rates in one week to Rs 4.80 per litre.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 100.21 per litre as against Rs 99.41 previously while diesel rates have gone up from Rs 90.77 per litre to Rs 91.47, according to a price notification of state fuel retailers.

Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending upon the incidence of local taxation.

This is the seventh increase in prices since the ending of a four-and-half-month long hiatus in rate revision on March 22. On the first four occasions, prices were increased by 80 paise a litre – the steepest single-day rise since the daily price revision was introduced in June 2017. On the following days, petrol price went up by 50 paise and 30 paise a litre while diesel rose by 55 paise and 35 paise a litre.

In all, petrol and diesel prices have gone up by Rs 4.80 per litre.

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CUET will not make board exams irrelevant, not to give push to ‘coaching culture’: UGC Chief Jagadesh Kumar.

  • Top private universities interested in using CUET for admitting students in undergraduate courses
  • CUET will be completely based on class 12 syllabus, no questions will be asked from class 11 course
  • Students from state boards will not be at disadvantage, exam to give level playing field to all students: UGC Chairman on CUET

About 35,000 SAIL, RINL, NMDC workers boycott work on 2nd day of strike

About 35,000 workers of state-owned SAIL, RINL and NMDC continued to boycott work on Tuesday as part the nationwide strike, affecting production at steel plants and mines. Rajesh Sandhu, Secretary of NMDC Sanyukt Khadaan Mazdoor Sangh said all non-executive workers have boycotted work to join the nationwide strike which entered its second day on Tuesday.

“Intensifying their protest against government polices, NMDC workers stopped state transport buses in Chhattisgarh for about 6 hours from 5 a.m,” Sandhu said adding NMDC would incur a loss of about Rs 200 crore due to the protest.

Over 10,000 non-executive employees of the company are observing the protest at NMDC mines and offices in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Normal life was affected in Puducherry on Friday on the second day of Bharath Bandh organised by central trade unions.

  • Shops and establishments remained closed, cinema halls downed shutters, privately-operated bus services were off the roads causing disruption in transport services.
  • Hotels also remained closed during the bandh organised by trade unions to protest against the “anti-people, anti-worker, anti-farmer” polices of the Centre.
  • Police were deployed in strength at all major places in the Union Territory. Government-operated bus services functioned normally as office attendance was normal.
  • Most schools declared a holiday but those institutions conducting revision exams however functioned normally.
  • Two-wheelers zoomed in and around Puducherry. Fish markets, vegetable stalls and tea shops remained closed.
  • Banking services were partially hit by the strike and branches of some banks were functioning with less turnout of customers.
  • Police patrolling teams were seen keeping vigil on the situation. Delegates of different political parties and trade union outfits held demonstrations at various points.
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Municipal bus terminal in neighbouring Orleanpet presented a forlorn look as the private fleet operators kept the vehicles off the roads.

Russia says it destroyed large fuel depot in Ukraine’s Rivne region

Russia’s Defence Ministry saidon Tuesday it had destroyed a large fuel depot in Ukraine’sRivne region with cruise missiles on Monday evening, theInterfax news agency reported.

Ukraine says restarting evacuations after pause over Russian ‘provocations’

Srinagar airport witnesses surge in tourist traffic with over 15,000 passengers

“We handled 45 arriving flights with 7,824 passengers and 45 departing flights with 7,190 passengers on March 28,” a spokesperson of the Sheikhul Alam International Airport said in a tweet.

” A total of 90 flights with…

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