Commuters will face a harrowing time on Monday today as many services will be unavailable in the wake of a nationwide shutdown called by the Congress. The nationwide shutdown has been called against the surge in fuel prices and a decline in rupee value against the dollar. Reports inform that leaders of nearly 21 political parties will take part in ‘Bharat Bandh’ today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a new slogan and set the tone of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. PM Modi gave the slogan 'Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP', paying tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16
Some big developments that are expected to happen today are:
CPI and CPM workers in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada hold a protest against fuel price hike. Tremors felt in Delhi after an earthquake occurred 6 km from Meerut's Kharkhauda in Uttar Pradesh, at 6.28 am. Petrol at Rs 80.73/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) and diesel at Rs 72.83/litre (increase by Rs 0.22/litre) in Delhi. Petrol at Rs 88.12/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) and diesel at Rs 77.32/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) in Mumbai.
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