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General strike peaceful

Strikingly empty: The New Bus Stand in Puducherry wears a deserted look on Thursday.

Strikingly empty: The New Bus Stand in Puducherry wears a deserted look on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: T. Singaravelou

Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: The general strike called by the DMK-led alliance to demand immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka passed off peacefully in the Union Territory. Police said that no untoward incidents were reported from any part of the territory.

Both government and private buses kept off the roads and most business establishments remained closed during the dawn-to-dusk general strike.

Official sources said that government offices reported thin attendance.

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