3.20 pm: Cracking the whip, the Delhi government invoked the stringent ESMA declaring as illegal the nurses' stir which has severely affected functioning of state-run hospitals at a time when the city was grappling with rising cases of dengue and chikungunya.

3.00 pm:
Services including banking and public transport were hit in Haryana, Punjab and UT Chandigarh with employees of various government departments joining one-day nationwide strike to protest against "anti-labour" policies of the government.

2.40 pm:
The one-day nationwide strike called by ten central trade unions evoked a mixed response in Karnataka.

 2.00 pm:
The nation-wide strike called by central trade unions today hit normal life in Odisha with protesters coming on roads and railway tracks affecting the traffic movement all over the state.

1.40 pm:
The country-wide strike called by central trade unions did not have much impact in West Bengal till late morning hours as transport services functioned normally.

1.20 pm:
Delhi Government imposes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against nurses' strike.

1.00 pm:
The nation-wide strike called by central trade unions today did not have much impact on normal life in Tamil Nadu as transport services and other businesses began the day's functioning normally.

12.30 pm:
The nation-wide strike called by central trade unions today hit normal life in Left-ruled Kerala with public transport vehicles staying off the roads and shops and business establishments downing shutters.

12.15 pm:
Public transport in Mumbai despite one-day nationwide strike call given by central trade unions, while it evoked a mixed response in rural Maharashtra.

12.00 am:
Banking operations came to standstill in Telangana as over 15,000 employees of various banks participated in the general strike called by trade unions.

11.45 am:



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11.10 am: Union Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu dubs nationwide trade union strike as highly illogical.

11.05 am:
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal): Visuals of clash between CPM and TMC workers during Trade Union Strike in Madhyamgram.





11.00 am:



"The strike is on. We are getting good response. More information will pour in after sometime. Around 90 per cent workers at BHEL's plant in Tiruchirapalli have not reported at  work in the morning shift," Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) General Secretary Tapan Kumar Sen told PTI.

 

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