Andhra strike over 'injustice' in budget hits normal life Feb 09, 2018 0 141 12345 IANSAmaravatiThe day-long shutdown called by the Left parties in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday to protest the"injustice"meted out to the state in the Union Budget 2018-19 evoked total response, affecting normal life. Buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) were off the roads while educational institutions, petrol bunks, banks and commercial establishments remained closed. Officials said the shutdown was peaceful amid tight security arrangements. No untoward incident was reported from any place. The CPI, the CPI-M and several other smaller parties called the shutdown while the YSR Congress, the Congress and the Jana Sena extended their support. The workers of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) also staged protests in various parts of the state to express solidarity with its MPs, who have continued their protest in both the Houses of Parliament to demand"justice"to the state. The government had declared a holiday for schools as a precautionary measure. Police had made elaborate security arrangements. Leaders and workers of the Left parties took to the streets since early morning, staging road blockades. Raising slogans against the Modi government, they laid siege to the APSRTC depots and did not allow the buses to come out. The protest led to tension at few places. In Eluru town, police arrested the protesters when they tried to barge into a bus depot. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Kerala minister defends CPI-M leader over graft allegations against his sons Feb 09, 2018 0 857 Congress to work with like-minded parties in LS: Sonia Feb 09, 2018 0 146 Uproar in parliament over special status to Andhra Feb 09, 2018 0 140 Five arrested for helping terrorist escape in J&K Srinagar Police in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday achieved a breakthrough by arresting five suspects who helped a Pakistani terrorist escape from a Srinagar hospital on Tuesday. Sources said .. BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution: Tharoor IANS New Delhi The BJP government is looking to make a"major assault"on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on .. SC urged to quash FIR against army in Kashmir IANS New Delhi The father of Major Aditya Kumar, named in an FIR by Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir police in civilian killings during a firing incident, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court to quash the case because .. Kamal to meet influencers from TN in US IANS Chennai Actor Kamal Haasan, who is in the US, will meet key influencers from Tamil Nadu and explore a better future for the state. Kamal, who has announced his foray into politics, will be delivering a lecture at the .. 'Not scared of protests over biopic on Kamal Das' IANS Mumbai Malayalam film director Kamal is not a worried man even though his biopic on the very fiery author-poet Kamala Das has ignited debates and protests, as well as attracted an attempt to stop the film legally for ..