Bharat Bandh Highlights: Situation normal in Delhi, says police; over 500 trains cancelled

Bharat Bandh Today Live News: Massive traffic snarls were reported in several parts of Delhi-NCR, particularly at Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Noida borders amid increased security checks by police.

Bharat Bandh Today Live News: Massive traffic snarls were reported in several parts of Delhi-NCR, particularly at Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Noida borders amid increased security checks by police.

Bharat Bandh Live News Updates, Agneepath Scheme Protests Latest News: Security has been beefed up in several states and prohibitory orders put in place amid the ongoing protests and a call for Bharat Bandh against the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme. Massive traffic snarls were reported in several parts of Delhi-NCR, particularly at Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Noida borders amid increased security checks by police. Congress leaders and workers are also protesting in the national capital against the ED action of Rahul Gandhi and the Agnipath scheme.  

Nearly 530 trains were cancelled Monday in the wake of the Agnipath protests. The included 348 passenger trains and 181 Mail/Express trains, the Railways Ministry said. As many as four Mail/Express trains and six passenger trains were partially cancelled. The government, on the other hand, has stood firm over the rollout of the scheme for short-term recruitment in the Armed forces. The three services of the military on Sunday came out with a broad schedule of enrolment under the new policy and warned those who indulged in violence and arson will not be inducted.

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15:13 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
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13:42 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the BJP-led central government over the ‘Agnipath' scheme, alleging that the saffron camp was trying to create its own “armed” cadre base through the new defence recruitment programme.

13:00 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
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12:41 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
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12:36 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
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12:04 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Congress workers stop train at Shivaji Bridge station in Delhi

Congress workers stop train at Delhi-Shivaji Bridge station. The Congress is protesting against the Agnipath scheme and also the ED action against Rahul Gandhi in National Herald case.

11:39 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Over 500 trains remain cancelled amid protests over Agnipath scheme

Due to agitation over the Agnipath scheme, 181 Mail Express cancelled and 348 passenger trains cancelled. Partially cancelled are 4 Mail Express and 6 passenger trains. No diverted trains: Ministry of Railways

11:20 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Heavy security deployment at Amritsar railway station amid Bharat Bandh call

10:42 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Top Congress leaders hold ‘Satyagraha’ at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar

10:40 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Congress protest to affect traffic in Delhi

In a series of tweets on Monday, the Delhi Traffic Police informed commuters about road closures.

Due to special traffic arrangements, inward movement of buses will be restricted in New Delhi beyond Gol Dak Khana Junction, Patel Chowk, Windsor Place, Teen Murti Chowk and Prithviraj Road, it said.

“Kindly avoid Gol Methi junction, Tughlak Road Junction, Claridges Junction, Q-point Junction, Sunehri Masjid Junction, Maulana Azad Road Junction & Man Singh Road Junction between 0800 hrs & 1200 hrs. Due to special arrangements there will be heavy traffic movement on these roads,” it added.

The traffic police also advised commuters to avoid Motilal Nehru Marg, Akbar Road, Janpath and Man Singh Road between 8 am and 12 pm. PTI

10:32 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Train cancellation amid Agnipath protests troubles passengers in Gorakhpur

10:17 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Massive traffic jam at Delhi-Gurugram border

10:15 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Massive traffic snarl on Sarhaul border at Delhi-Gurugram Expressway

09:52 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Normal life continues in Siliguri amid Bharat Bandh call

09:20 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Jharkhand: All schools closed, heavy security deployment in state

09:00 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Heavy security deployment in Patna amid Bharat Bandh call

08:58 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Congress to protest across country against Agnipath scheme, Centre’s ‘vendetta politics’ against Rahul Gandhi

The Congress said lakhs of party workers across the country will hold peaceful protests on Monday against the Agnipath scheme and the Central government's “vendetta politics” in targeting Rahul Gandhi.

08:55 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
West Bengal: Heavy security deployment at prime locations in Howrah

08:34 (IST) 20 Jun 2022
Jharkhand schools to remain closed today amid Bharat Bandh call

Schools in Jharkhand will remain shut on Monday in view of the bandh called over the Agnipath recruitment scheme, officials said. The ongoing examinations of classes 9 and 11 have also been postponed, they said.

On Sunday, there was a comparative lull after the stormy protests which rocked several states during the past four days including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana, while peaceful agitations were held in several places. However, the Indian Railway, which endured the brunt of the violence, cancelled 483 train on Sunday due to protests. As many as 35 WhatsApp groups that were allegedly spreading fake news about the scheme were banned by the government, officials said.

In a stern warning to those indulging in destructive protests over the scheme, Lt Gen Anil Puri, additional secretary in the Department of Military Affairs, said youths who were involved in arson and violence will not be able to join the three services as a police verification process will be carried out before enrolling anyone. He also said the aspirants will have to pledge they were not part of protests or incidents of arson.

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