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12:00 AM, June 06, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 06, 2008

Bandh cripples life in Left-ruled states

Normal life came to a grinding halt in Left-ruled West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura yesterday as the ruling fronts in these states enforced a dawn-to-dusk bandh in protest against the steep hike in petroleum products.
Major roads in Kolkata and Agartala wore a deserted look as vehicles, both private and public, went off the roads in response to the bandh called by the Left parties in power.
However, two-wheelers and private vehicles were seen plying in Thiruvanathapuram, where buses and autorickshaws went off the roads.
The Left Fronts in all the three states had yesterday given call for a 12-hour bandh to protest against the increase in prices of petrol by Rs five a litre, diesel by Rs 3 and LPG cylinders by Rs 50.

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