Day 2 of strike mainly peaceful

Noida:The second day of the nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions was mainly peaceful in Noida. But, unrest was reported from Sector-5 on. A senior police officer said: "A group of around 50 persons hurled stones at some factories. A police team reached within 5 minutes and the situation was brought under control." He said 3,000 police personnel were on the roads in Noida, with police stationed at 50 different points.

Assocham asks UP CM to take action

Lucknow:The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) on Thursday appealed to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to "immediately" tighten the security in Noida. "Horrific incidents in the name of Bharat Bandh cannot be tolerated and the administration should take the strongest possible measures and punitive action against the culprits," Assocham general secretary D S Rawat said. "In case immediate action is not taken, investment in Noida and Greater Noida will suffer," he said.

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