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INDIA Completely Shut down Today ( Bharat Band , Bharat Band )

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by nickypunjabi, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. #1
    Petrol rates hike by Rs 3.50 in India, Kerosene by Rs 3 , LPG by Rs 35.

    Everyone supporting " BHARAT BAND " ( A complete shut down of India for 1 Day )

    I am supporting Bharat Band, Are you supporting ??
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
    nickypunjabi, Jul 4, 2010 IP
  2. sar420

    sar420 Well-Known Member

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    YAWN, I went to office today without a problem. This won't achieve anything except loss of business.
     
    sar420, Jul 4, 2010 IP
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    johnsonp Peon

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    Yes, I support bharat band because the hike is very high. Certainly India Government has to review the increased rates.
     
    johnsonp, Jul 4, 2010 IP
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    Grimm Peon

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    I'm not from India so I wouldn't know what it is. What is Bharat Band? Why would India shut down for 1 day??
     
    Grimm, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    anands Active Member

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    I wont support. Big oil companies are suffering huge loss due to the high oil price. If we take up the price hike, government will have more money to spend on other things rather than covering up for the loss.
     
    anands, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    scifiguy_rc Active Member

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    I aint supporting anything. I see the loss of revenue of a full working nation which includes people going to jobs. i do not thing that a bandh by the people of india (which has not been completely implemented) is the answer to fight back against the government for hike in prices. Seriously we need to think of some better literal methods to get over stuff like this.
     
    scifiguy_rc, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    sar420 Well-Known Member

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    Bandh is the Hindi word for strike. Bharat is the Hindi name for India. Opposition political parties have called for an all-India strike against increased fuel prices.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10505004.stm
     
    sar420, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    Grimm Peon

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    Oh. Thanks for the info. Well, hard for me to say If a strike would be good or not.
     
    Grimm, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    #9
    It highly affect on the business of India.
     
    Achiever, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    hiteshb Active Member

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    It's just political stand. I don't support it. It's worst thing.
     
    hiteshb, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    #11
    i don't support..
     
    seomaster123, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    I think this is only political issue against the ruling party and opposition want to take the advantage of this issue in coming elections.
     
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    sar420 Well-Known Member

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    It is definitely an issue that affects us but calling for strikes is not the solution. The real solution is voting out this government is the next elections
     
    sar420, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    Lol i see the news .. nothing is happening Govt already said they wont reduce the prices of Fuel . Simply a waste of time .
     
    ibangalore, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    #15
    The stupid bandh was a big flop except in places where it was forced by threats and violent means.

    This was just a political stunt - nothing more.

    If BJP and its allies were really concerned about the state of the economy, they could have just gone and talked to the government;

    or maybe they could have started a hunger strike, so that the common man didn't have to suffer.
     
    sachin410, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    This Bharat Bandh is of no effect.. Instead of doing bandhs, we should act in some other ways.. Peace Talks can make things better...
     
    w3topics, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Correct me if I am wrong, the fuel is generally subsidized by the Indian government. So I guess there will be a time when they can't afford to subsize anymore and have to raise the prices. They tried their best, I guess....
     
    wisdomtool, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    That's just half the story.

    The taxes levied on petroleum products are much greater than the subsidy provided at the retail level.

    On net basis, the central government makes a fortune from these petroleum products (petrol, diesel etc).

    Petrol in India is more expensive than in US and many other developed countries.

    More than half of petrol's price is because of the taxes levied on it by the central and state governments.
     
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    nickypunjabi Active Member

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    Check this out guys

    Basic Cost per litre petrol : Rs 16.50
    Centre Tax : Rs 11.80
    Excise duty : Rs 9.75
    State Tax : Rs 8.00
    Vat Tax : Rs 4.00



    And now Rs 3.50 more.............
     
    nickypunjabi, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    I neither support nor oppose. BTW, I remained indoors as I could not move out due to the strike.
     
    dairyman, Jul 5, 2010 IP