Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 July 2015
News updated at 10:23 AM IST
Weather
Max: 19°C
Min : 32°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Mixed response to bandh in Belgaum

Belgaum, Nov 18, 2012, DHNS:

The bandh call by Marathi organisations on Sunday, in honour of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray who died on Saturday, received mixed response from the citizens in many places, including the City, Nippani and Khanapura, in the district.

Most shops remained closed in Maruthi Galli, parts of Khade Bazaar, Ganapathi Galli, Ramadev Galli and Kirloskar Road in the city while vegetable and fruit vendors carried out
business as usual.

As it was Sunday, educational institutions as well as government offices were closed. Bus transport between Karnataka and Maharashtra was unhindered by the bandh. However, there was a drop in the number of commuters and buses on some routes had to be cancelled, said A S R Namaji, Belgaum divisional controller, North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation and Shantappa, Chikkodi divisional controller.

There were no cases of any untoward incident, barring the one at a railway overbridge in the City, where miscreants hurled stones at a bus.

Members and office-bearers of Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti, Marathi Yuva Aghadi and other pro-Marathi organisations paid tributes to Thackeray by organising a silent procession from Shivaji Park till Sambhaji Circle. Congress and BJP organised separate meetings at Nippani to pay tributes to Thackeray. Such meetings were held in Khadakalata, Navalihala and Boragaon too.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) pays tribute to former President Abdul Kalam...

Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) pays tribute to former President Abdul Kalam...

People paying respects to the sand sculpture of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

People paying respects to the sand sculpture of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

The Indian national flag flies at half mast on the dome of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati..

The Indian national flag flies at half mast on the dome of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati..

Artist Ramzan Hussain makes a pencil sketch of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Artist Ramzan Hussain makes a pencil sketch of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

SSM School students during the condolence meeting of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

SSM School students during the condolence meeting of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

School children in tears as they light candles to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam..

School children in tears as they light candles to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam..

Sachin Tendulkar paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Sachin Tendulkar paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath on the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath on the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Narendra Modi pays respect after the body of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

Narendra Modi pays respect after the body of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

Indian Air Force personnel pay their respects to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam...

Indian Air Force personnel pay their respects to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523