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02-Apr-2021 Jaipur

Rakesh Tikait's convoy attacked in Rajasthan

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait's convoy was allegedly attacked in Alwar on Friday. He alleged that the BJP men were behind the attack.Tikait, on his Twitter handle, shared the video of his car whose window glass was smashed and accused the BJP of the attack.He...

31-Mar-2021 New Delhi

SC-appointed committee on three farm laws submits report

The Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee of agricultural economists has submitted its report to the top court on the three contentious farm laws in a sealed cover.The committee comprises four members: Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President, Bharatiya...

29-Mar-2021 Ghazipur

Farmers celebrate Holi at Ghazipur border, seek repeal of 3 laws

With nearly four months since the farmers have been protesting against the Union farm laws at various borders of the national capital, farmers are busy celebrating Holi at the borders.Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) National spokesperson, Rakesh Tikait, celebrated...

28-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Farmers burn farm law copies as 'Holika Dahan'

The farmers, who have been agitating at Delhi borders for the past four months, burnt the copies of the farm laws as part of the 'Holika Dahan' celebrations on Sunday and said that the government will have to repeal these laws and make a law on Minimum Support...

27-Mar-2021 Malout

Angry farmers tear clothes of BJP legislator in Punjab

Angry over the three Central farm laws passed by the Parliament in September last year, a group of protesting farmers on Saturday heckled Arun Narang, the BJP legislator from Abohar, in Punjab's Malout town, the police said.Narang's supporters said the Abohar...

26-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Commuters face inconvenience at ISBT on 'Bharat Bandh'

Commuters travelling from the national capital to other states faced inconvenience due to the interruption of bus services during the 12-hour 'Bharat Bandh' on Friday, resulting in an atmosphere of confusion at the Kashmere Gate Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT).The...

26-Mar-2021 Dhaka

Radicals protest Modi visit, mosque area in Dhaka turns battleground

The Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area in Dhaka turned into a battleground on Friday as violent clashes erupted between the police and the supporters of a radical Islamist group protesting against the ongoing visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Modi...

26-Mar-2021 Dhaka

Radical Islamists clash with cops in Bangladesh amid Modi visit

Violent clashes broke out between the police and the supporters of radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam in Dhaka and Chittagong after the cops thwarted an attempt to launch an anti-Modi protest in front of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the Bangladesh...

26-Mar-2021 Bhubaneswar

Bharat bandh: Normal life partially affected in Odisha

Normal life was partially affected in parts of Odisha as the farmer outfits on Friday observed a 12-hour Bharat Bandh protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre.Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a united front of farmer outfits in the country, has...

26-Mar-2021 Lucknow

UP BJP pushes ahead with 'Kisan Samvaad' programmes

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh is pushing ahead with its 'Kisan Samvad' programmes even as agitating famers have planned to intensify their ongoing protests against the three farm laws.BJP leaders have reached out to lakhs of farmers throughout...

26-Mar-2021 Patna

Bharat Bandh: JAP, RJD supporters protest in Patna

Supporters of the Jan Adhikari Party (JAP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday blocked Patna's busiest Dak Bunglow Chowk in response to the Bharat Bandh call given by the agitating farmers against the farm laws.The protesters carried posters and banners, showed...

26-Mar-2021 Amaravati

Bharat Bandh takes off in Andhra with govt support

The Bharat Bandh called by the agitating farmers on Friday took off in Andhra Pradesh with most political parties coming in support including the state government.Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Left parties and others...

26-Mar-2021 Chandigarh

Protests evoke good response in Punjab, Haryana

The 12-hour pan-India shutdown called in support of the farmers' agitation against the three farm laws on Friday evoked a huge response across Punjab and Haryana as normal life was disrupted in these two states, though the situation was almost normal in...

23-Mar-2021 Patna

Violence, lathicharge during RJD's Bihar Assembly gherao in Patna

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday created a ruckus in the state capital Patna during the Bihar Assembly gherao programme. Amid this RJD protest march,  there was heavy stone pelting by the RJD workers forcing the police to use water...

23-Mar-2021 Patna

Tejashwi, Tej Pratap taken into custody after Bihar Assembly gherao

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal on Tuesday created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly as they gheraoed the building here. The police took into custody Leader of Opposition RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and his elder brother Tej Pratap following heavy stone pelting...

20-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Tent burnt in fire at farmers' protest site after gas cylinder leak

One of the tents installed at the farmers protest site at Singhu border on Delhi's outskirts caught fire around 10 a.m. on Saturday. It was doused quickly with the help of the fire brigade and no casualties were reported in the accident.Duggal Singh, a farmer...

20-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Threat to 1984 riot witness Abhishek Verma to blow up his car, house

The main witness in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case Abhishek Verma has filed a complaint about facing threats.The complaint was filed in the Maidangarhi police station in South Delhi which says that he received a threat on email to withdraw as a witness.Verma...

19-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Fuel price hike: Youth Cong workers protest in Delhi

Hundreds of protesting Youth Congress activists were stopped by the Delhi Police from marching to the residences of Union Ministers of Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar on Friday here.They were protesting against inflation,...

17-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Congress slams Centre, AAP for amendments of NCTD Act

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday protested at Jantar Mantar against the Centre's proposed amendment of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD) Act, 1991.The DPCC slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government...

16-Mar-2021 Chennai

Two day bank strike successful: AIBEA

The two day nationwide banker's strike in protest against privatisation of government banks was a total success, said the top leader of a major union.The two day strike began on Monday.As per reports received by us from our unions in various states, the...

15-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Farmers launch T-shirts in support of protest

Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border here on Monday launched T-shirts in support of the protest against the three farm laws. The T-shirts carried the slogan 'Zinda hai to dilli aaja, sangharsho mein shamil ho' (If you are alive then come to Delhi, participate...

15-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Woman dentist camps at Tikri Border in support of farmers

Farmers protesting at various Delhi borders are garnering support from all sections of society. A lot of people have even left their jobs and work to support the cause.Twenty nine-year-old Navkiran Natt is one of those who've left her profession and joined her...

15-Mar-2021 Los Angeles

Lilly Singh takes Indian farmers protests to Grammy red carpet

Indian-Canadian comedian Lilly Singh took the ongoing farmers protests to the red carpet of the 63rd Grammy Awards here. In a photo she has tweeted, the 32-year-old can be seen wearing a mask with the words "I Stand With Farmers" written on it, as she posed for the...

14-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Police stops construction of houses at Singhu border

Haryana Police on Sunday stopped the construction of the 'pucca' houses at Singhu border, begun by the protesting farmers on Saturday in order to deal with the scorching heat.Apart from Singhu border, famers are constructing pucca houses at Tikri, Shahjahanpur...

14-Mar-2021 Dehradun

Fight against farm laws is battle for self-respect : Naresh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Naresh Tikait on Sunday asserted that the fight against the three farm laws is now a battle for farmers' self-respect and the protesters will only leave the capital's borders with their honour intact.Addressing a Mahapanchayat...

12-Mar-2021 Ghazipur

Rain adds to farmers' woes at Ghazipur border

The change in the weather conditions on Friday morning in the national capital added to the problems of the farmers sitting at the Ghazipur border in protest against the three contentious farm laws.As rain lashed the area, the farmers rushed to secure the...

11-Mar-2021 Mumbai

Protests erupt as Maha state civil service exams put off again

Causing a huge scare in corona times, thousands of youths took to the streets across Maharashtra on Thursday to protest the state government notification postponing the upcoming prestigious Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) preliminary examinations,...

11-Mar-2021 Chennai

AIADMK supporters protest against BJP leader's candidature

The supporters of AIADMK MLA Amman Arjunan staged protests and blocked roads in Coimbatore after the party allocated the seat to its ally, the BJP.Mahila Morcha national president Vanathi Srinivasan is likely to be the BJP candidate from the South Coimbatore...

10-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Hackers hit Indians with ransomware supporting farmers

In a unique way to support protesting farmers in India, cyber criminals have launched a new ransomware attack in the country that does not ask for money but justice for the community, conveying a message that no data will be recovered until the demands...

09-Mar-2021 Ghazipur

Efforts on to make farmers agitation digitally stronger

Apart from intensifying the agitation at Delhi's borders, farmers are now trying to strengthen the stir against the Union farm laws on social media platforms as well.To achieve this, a blueprint has been prepared at the Ghazipur border. This is aimed at strengthening...

08-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Women take centre stage at Tikri border on Women's Day

The scene at Tikri border on Monday was refreshingly different from other days as the stage was exclusively reserved for the women agitators to mark International Women's Day.The move was to celebrate the spirit of womanhood and show symbolic solidarity...

08-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Women farmers sport mehendi with 'protest' slogan at Ghazipur

Scores of women farmers at the Ghazipur border have got the 'protest' slogan painted on their palms with mehendi, as a mark of protest against the Centre's three agri laws, on the occasion of International Women's Day.Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab,...

07-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Kisan Cong protest in Delhi against farm laws

Kisan Congress workers on Sunday carried soil from 101 villages across the country to protest against the three farm laws in the national capital.The Kisan Congress workers were stopped amid the heavy deployment of security forces. All the party workers were...

06-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Farmers' protest at KMP e-way ends peacefully

Vehicular movement resumed on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near the national capital after a five-hour peaceful blockade by farmers to mark the 100th day of protests against the three new farm laws on Saturday.The farmers squatted on the roads and...

06-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Elderly farmers lead the way in KMP Expressway protest

Braving the scorching heat, elderly farmers formed the majority of protesters at Haryana's Palwal toll plaza on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway. Many of these senior citizens told IANS that the rising mercury won't deter them or dampen their spirits.Farmers...

06-Mar-2021 New Delhi

'Ready for talks but modifications in farm laws not acceptable'

On completion of 100 days of the farmers' stir, Punjab's Balbir Singh Rajewal on Saturday said the farmers are ready for the next round of dialogue with the Central government, but they will not accept the three contentious farm laws with modifications.Speaking...

06-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Commuters face trouble as farmers block KMP e-way

Commuters on Saturday faced a harrowing time after farmers blocked the 136-km long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway to mark 100 days of their protests against the three farm bills passed by the Central government.At Palwal toll plaza in Haryana, almost 85...

06-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Highways to be blocked; farmers to sport black bands on ploughs

To mark the 100th day of the agitation on Saturday, the farmers are preparing to block the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway among others, while at the Ghazipur border the peasants will register protests by sporting black bands on their ploughs.The farmers...

05-Mar-2021 New Delhi

KMP expressway blockade: Commuters won't be troubled, promise farmers

To mark 100 days of farmers' agitation against the Centre's farm laws on Saturday, farmers will block the 135-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, from 11 am to till 4 pm.Farmers's organisation Samyukt...

05-Mar-2021 Visakhapatnam

Andhra govt-called Vizag steel plant protest garners huge response

Andhra Pradesh government endorsed state-wide bandh (strike) protesting the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant's (VSP) privatization took off on Friday."The Central government is selling away all public sector companies. This will badly affect the job prospects of people...

02-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Hike in LPG price exposes anti-poor face of Modi govt: Cong

With LPG prices staying northbound in the country, the Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over the rise in prices, saying the withdrawal of subsidy on LPG has exposed the 'anti-poor' and 'anti-middle class' face of the Narendra Modi-led government.Chief...

02-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Youth Congress protests fuel price hike

Hundreds of Youth Congress activists on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Union Petroleum Ministry here over the rise in the prices of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), petrol and diesel saying the people were plagued by inflation while the government was showing...

27-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Artists perform 'Ragini' in support of farmers at Ghazipur

Showing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three new farm laws enacted last year, Noida artists performed 'Ragini' at the protest site at Ghazipur border here.Amit Chandpur, one of the artists who performed 'Ragini' at the border said, "We are...

27-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Youth Cong protests fuel price hike outside Smriti Irani's residence

The Indian Youth Congress on Saturday organised a protest against rising inflation, petrol, diesel and gas cylinder prices outside the residence of Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, in New Delhi. Hundreds of Congress workers gathered...

26-Feb-2021 Shimla

19 Himachal groups extend support to protesting farmers

Nineteen social organisations, women's bodies and farmer groups in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a joint statement in solidarity with the three-month-long farmers' agitation in the country.Demanding that the three Central farm laws be repealed, the statement...

26-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Yuva Kisan Divas lauds youth's role in farmers' movement

With the farmers agitation at Delhi's borders completing more than 90 days, newer strategies are being adopted to keep the movement going. One such strategy by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was organising the Yuva Kisan Divas (Young Farmer Day) on Friday in which...

26-Feb-2021 Ghazipur

Farmers' cycle rally from Kanyakumari to Kashmir against farm laws

It has been three months since the farmers have been protesting against the Union farm laws at the borders of the national capital. Now, a cycle march will be held across the country to intensify the farmers' protest and mobilise the people against the...

25-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Farmers angry over govt notices, closure of roads

The anger of the protesting farmers has started to boil over after three months of the agitation as they are upset with the government and the police over closure of the main roads at Ghazipur border and notices sent to several protesters.Farmer leaders...

24-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Retired Armymen support farmers at Ghazipur border

Retired Army personnel came out in full support of the protesting farmers at Ghazipur on the Delhi-UP border on Wednesday.IANS spoke to Anurag Lathwal, National Secretary, Veterans Association of India, and he said, "All demands of the farmers are genuine. The...

24-Feb-2021 New Delhi

40L tractors to be part of farmers' movement : Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday warned the Centre that if the demands on the three controversial laws are not met, then 40 lakh tractors would join the farmers' agitation.While speaking to IANS, Tikait said: "Whenever the need arises, 40...

24-Feb-2021 Lucknow

New farmer protest under UP Kisan Mazdoor Morcha banner

Farmer leader V.M. Singh, who had withdrawn from the ongoing farmers' agitation last month, has returned to protest against the farm laws under the banner of Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (UPKMM).The new group has come to change the form of the ongoing...

23-Feb-2021 New Delhi

'Pagdi Sambhal Diwas' celebrated at Delhi borders

Farmers organised the "Pagdi Sambhal Diwas" on Tuesday at the Delhi borders to register their opposition to the government's three agricultural laws.Wearing colourful turbans, the agitating farmers at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders, celebrated the day...

23-Feb-2021 New Delhi

If this govt remains, we will lose our land: Naresh Tikait

When Naresh Tikait, the national president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, reached the Ghazipur border to meet farmers agitating against the three farm laws on Tuesday, he was given a traditional welcome with drum beats.While talking to IANS, Tikait said, "If...

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