Definitions

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  • n. The closure of shops and offices, typically as a strike

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Orpiment.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • On Monday morning, bicycle rickshaws, motorbikes and the occasional bus had the run of the road in the frenetic capital of Bangladesh as the opposition party called another hartal, or strike.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • "BNP has created issues for calling the hartal by manipulating the share prices and hoarding essential commodities," the Prime Minister told her cabinet, according to a local English newspaper the Read about rising food prices that have sparked riots and hoarding across the world.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku said the opposition called the hartal to hinder the trial process of war criminals.

    The Daily Star

  • Thiruvananthapuram: The United Democratic Front (UDF) is heading for a major confrontation with the Left Democratic Front government over the SNC Lavalin corruption case, with the Opposition coalition planning to call a hartal on Thursday if the Cabinet approves the Advocate-General's legal opinion against giving permission to prosecute Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • "We are planning to call a hartal as an extreme step to register our protest against the blatant misuse of political and administrative authority to subvert laws," a top UDF leader said.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • "It's more important to dialogue with the government than calling a hartal on the streets of the capital," Khan told reporters after attending a discussion yesterday at the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel on budget presentation in parliament.

    The New Nation

  • '' What is the rationale behind using a deadly weapon such as hartal aimed at the Centre? '' he asked.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Wall writings in support of the nationwide 'hartal' have appeared in extreme naxal-affected areas like Govindpalli, Korkonda etc.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • But the CPI (M) activists are busy moving around different areas of the district to create public support for the nationwide 'hartal'.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The party activists seek public support for its nationwide 'hartal' tomorrow

    The Hindu - Front Page

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