Cloth markets in major Gujarat cities, including Surat, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar and Rajkot, remained shut in protest against five per cent GST on textiles.
In Maharashtra 44,000 protesting doctors have refused to call off the strike despite an assurance from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, that armed policemen will be stationed in sensitive hospitals.
The strike is to express resentment over the conviction of workers in the 2012 Manesar plant violence.
Services like cash deposits and withdrawal from branches and cheque clearances have been hit hard by the strike, which has been called under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).
Drivers with Ola and Uber across India are complaining of excessive supply, lowered incentives and declining incomes making it hard for them to pay EMIs.
Normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 115th consecutive day today due to the separatist-sponsored strike over the recent civilian killings and in support of their demand for right to 'self determination'.
Around 17,000 employees of the troubled state-run IDBI Bank, that has been reporting heavy losses on rising bad loans for several quarters now, have threatened to go on a nationwide strike if the management fails to conclude a new wage pact before the month-end.
Informing about the signing of the MOU, UCIL officials said it was forwarded to the higher authorities of the concerned department and the issue was pending at concerned ministry level for approval.
"The strike is on. We are getting good response. More information will pour in after sometime. Around 90 percent 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.
All major unions, excluding RSS-associated BMS (Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh), have joined the strike call, terming the government's assurances to look into their demands and the recent announcements for two-year bonus and hike in minimum wage as "completely inadequate".
Twenty unions of autos and taxis have formed a Joint Action Committee, which has called for the indefinite strike.
Recently acquired CaratLane, the leader in online jewellery segment, is expected to drive the company's growth significantly, says S Subramaniam, CFO of Titan Company.
During the period, EBITDA is seen up 5.5 percent at Rs 285 crore compared to Rs 270 crore while EBITDA margins may stand at 10.1 percent versus 10.8 percent year-on-year.
Most of the shops and jewellery showrooms are closed today in the national capital and other major cities, Vice-President of the All India Sarafa Association, Surinder Kumar Jain told PTI.
President Ashraf Ghani condemned the assault "in the strongest possible terms" in a statement from the presidential palace, located only a few hundred metres away from the scene of the blast.
Gold prices today dropped by Rs 200 to Rs 29,200 per 10 grams as the bullion market in the national capital reopened after an over six-week nationwide jewellers' strike, while silver rallied by Rs 1,400 to Rs 38,200 per kg on speculative buying.
According to a jeweller, who requested anonymity, there is no dearth of work for workers and designers, who are busy making ornaments as demand peaks ahead of the wedding mahurat Sawas this month.
The strike by jewellers entered 27th day today with a large number of jewellers and bullion traders across the country continuing with their protest against the Budget proposal.
Jewellers today called off their 18-day old strike demanding rollback of proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery after government assured them that there will be no harassment by excise officials.
Their other demands include withdrawal of provision of making PAN card mandatory for customers and doing away with the one percent TDS on the purchase of Rs two lakh worth gold ornaments, Krishnamurthy, convenor, Federation of Jewellery makers and workers association, said.
Last month, the government had said that four central trade unions (CTUs) of the coal sector had given notice to go on strike on March 29. The unions are protesting divestment of the coal PSU, among other issues.
With the workers' strike at Tata Nano plant at Sanand entering the 10th day on Thursday, the Gujarat labour department declared it as illegal and referred the matter to the industrial tribunal here for resolution.
"As the company had not taken any decision on revoking their suspension for two months, other workers on Monday went on a flash strike. They also scratched some new vehicles inside the plant," Assistant Labour Commissioner M S Patel said.
"Around 300 Workmen of Tata Motors' Sanand plant, have gone on an illegal flash sit-in strike on February 22, demanding re-instatement of the workmen suspended (pending enquiry) for serious misconduct," the company's spokeperson said.
The charter of demands also included increasing import duty on coal and rationalising pricing accordingly.