New Delhi/Guwahati/Chandigarh/Srinagar, Sep 2: Essential services such as banking and transport hit on Friday due to dawn to dusk country-wide shutdown called by 10 central trade unions against "anti-worker" changes in labour laws and the Centre's "indifference" to their demands for better wages. "
Shops, business establishments, markets, banks and financial institutions, government offices and educational institutions were closed and vehicles were off the roads.
Here are live updates on nation wide bandh
1.40 pm: ESMA imposed against nurses strike in Delhi.
Delhi Govt imposes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against nurses' strike.
Delhi Govt imposes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against nurses' strike.— ANI (@ANI_news) September 2, 2016
1.35 pm: Bharat Bandh hits ultrasound, CT scan, MRI centres, X-ray clinics in Agra.
1.15 pm: Train and road services were disrupted in Bihar due to trade union strike.
1.00 pm: Bharat Bandh hits public transport across Haryana.
12.50 pm: CITU workers hold protest rally in support of their demands in Shimla.
12.40 pm: Nurses protest at RML Hospital in Delhi, demanding salary hike.
12.30 pm: Trade between Tripura and Bangladesh was also affected as the workers remained absent in the land customs stations along Bangladesh.
12.15 pm: SHimachal electricity board employees joined the protest.
12.00: Bharat Bandh: Banks and commercial establishments were closed across Himachal Pradesh on Friday
11.42 am: At least 1.4 lakh autos besides e-rickshaws, buses and lorries go off road in Bihar due to trade unions strike.
11.40 am: Bihar: The banks, government offices, telecoms, factories and other sector extended thier support to strike called by central trade union on Friday.
11.35 am: Delhi Nurses Union protest outside Safdarjung Hospital against Govt, demanding salary hike
11.30 am: Clash reported between CPM and TMC workers during bandh in Madhyamgram.
11.15 am: Municipal Corporation Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya arrested alongwith 15 other protesters in Silliguri, West Bengal