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: The second day of the Bengali new Yesr was a 'holiday' yet again. This time it was a bandh. The industrial strike called by the central trade unions on Tuesday was just another bandh in West Bengal, thanks to the ruling leftists.
Even the ministers' chambers at the Writers' Buildings were solidly locked. No public vehicle moved in the streets of Kolkata.Policemen at major crossings had little to do.
Only the occasional ice-cream vendor and some pan-cigarettewallahs plied their business and a few pharmacies stayed open. Budding cricketers turned the roads into their pitches.
And people played cards on top of the city's newest flyover.