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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...

23-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Two held from Jammu in Red Fort violence case

The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested two more accused in the Red Fort violence case from Jammu.The two accused have been identified as Mohinder Singh and Mandeep Singh and were arrested in a joint operation with the Jammu and Kashmir Police, police...

22-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Bharatiya Kisan Union urges farmers not to destroy standing crops

After reports of farmers destroying their standing crops following the appeal by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait started coming from several places, the organisation has appealed to the farmers not to do so.Tikait during one of the Kisan...

21-Feb-2021 Chandigarh

BKU's Ugrahan dares Delhi Police to enter Punjab to arrest accused

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) President Joginder Singh Ugrahan on Sunday dared Delhi Police to enter Punjab for arresting the Red Fort violence accused.At a massive show of strength by the farmers and farm labourers mainly from the Malwa region of Punjab...

21-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Gul Panag visits Ghazipur border to show solidarity

As the farmers' protests against the farm laws continues at the borders of the national capital, Bollywood actress Gul Panag on Sunday visited the Ghazipur border site to show her solidarity.She met Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait...

21-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Security beefed up at Singhu border

In order to avoid any untoward incident at the protest site, farmers protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre government at Singhu border have beefed up the security at Singhu border and adjoining areas.Around 100 CCTV cameras at both...

20-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Now, engagement ceremonies at Delhi's borders amid farm protest

The farmers' protests at the borders of Delhi have become so fascinating for the people that some of them are now even planning functions there. In one such development, the  farmers' leaders said that an engagement ceremony will be organised in the...

20-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Farmer leaders to bring down language barriers with subtitles

Farmers are leaving no stone unturned in intensifying the farmers stir.That is why they want to disseminate their message to the entire country through the use of technology.The  ongoing farmers stir on Delhi's borders has seen the participation of every...

18-Feb-2021 Lucknow

UP sees negligible impact of 'Rail Roko' call

The impact of the 'Rail Roko' call given by agitating farmers, had negligible impact in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.Farmers made efforts to stop trains in Meerut, Ballia, Prayagraj, Mathura, Bahraich, Bijnor, Amethi and Aligarh but their efforts were thwarted...

18-Feb-2021 Patna

Rail Roko protests hit train operations in Bihar

In support of Rail Roko call given by farmer leaders, opposition parties in Bihar organised massive protests at several places in the state on Thursday to disrupt train services.The Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) led by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav and his...

17-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Farmers at Singhu gear up to beat summer heat and continue protest

Farmers sitting on protest against the Government's new farms laws have started preparing to face the scorching summer heat at Singhu village. They are planning to install fans, coolers, generators at the protest site. There are two stages set up at the Singhu...

17-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Farmers to hold 'rail roko' on Thursday : Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday announced that the farmer groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws will be holding a 'rail roko' (railway blockade) across the country on Thursday. The protest will be staged from 12 p.m....

17-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Protester at Singhu border creates ruckus, attacks SHO

A protester at Singhu border snatched a police car, rammed it into the pavement after he was chased by PCR vans near the Mukarba Chowk, and then attacked the SHO Samaypur Badli with a sword. The incident happened on Tuesday night and the police have arrested...

16-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Farmers hold 'havan' on Basant Panchami at Ghazipur border border

Farmers sitting on protest at Ghazipur border on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border for over 80 days organised a 'havan' on 'Basant Panchami' on Tuesday to purify the environment and to pray to God to make Prime Minister "understand the issues and accept farmers'...

14-Feb-2021 New Delhi

As protest continues, farmers recall how it started in Punjab

It was between 12.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on November 27, 2020 when thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana who were marching towards Delhi's Ramlila Ground were stopped by Delhi police at Singhu village, claimed Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur district...

13-Feb-2021 Ghazipur Border

Rakesh Tikait supports farmers' protest at Mahapanchayat

The farmers' protests are continuing on the borders of Delhi against the agricultural laws with 'Mahapanchayats' taking place to boost the movement and spread it across the country while BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has emerged as the prominent voice of the...

13-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Hry villagers lend helping hand to protesters at Singhu

People from different districts of Haryana, especially those staying near the national capital, are helping the farmers protesting against the three Central farm laws at the Singhu border in ways more than one.Many protesting farmers at the Singhu border are...

12-Feb-2021 Muzaffarnagar

Farmers' protest unites Muslims, Jats, Gurjar in West UP

The communal divide that was created in the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013, is now filling up with the ongoing farmers' agitation. Muslims, along with Jats and Gurjars, are slowly wiping off differences and joining hands for the ongoing farmers' agitation....

12-Feb-2021 Chandigarh

Farm reform domestic policy, but following protests: UK

Agricultural reform is a domestic policy issue for India but the UK government will continue to follow the farmers' protest closely in India, Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, informed the British Parliament. "We will continue to champion human rights...

11-Feb-2021 New Delhi

SKM's 4-point program to intensify farmers' stir

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday announced a 4-point program including "Rail Roko" across the country for four hours on February 18 in a move to intensify the ongoing farmers' agitation against the three farm laws.The SKM, an umbrella body of...

10-Feb-2021 New Delhi

YouTube cracks down on music videos related to farmer protests

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled 'Ailaan' that was related to the farmer protests and raked in over 60 lakh views.YouTube has placed a notification on the original video, saying "This content is not...

09-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Even on the run, Sidhu was instigating youth : Delhi Police

The Delhi Police have said that Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu has been instigating youngsters with his provocative speeches while he was in the hiding.He would be produced in court later in the day and would be handed over to the Delhi Police...

09-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Deep Sidhu, wanted in Red Fort violence, arrested

Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu who was an wanted in the January 26 Red Fort violence case.Sidhu was absconding ever since as the police searched for him in various places in Punjab and Haryana and even declared...

08-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Farm union's legal cell writes to UN on farmers' illegal detention

The farm unions' legal cell which is representing farmers facing legal challenges emerging out of the Republic Day violence, has written to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) on "illegal detention" and suspension of internet at protest sites...

08-Feb-2021 Ghazipur Border

U'khand disaster: Farmer leaders appeal to farmers for relief work

The farmer leaders protesting at the borders of Delhi against the agricultural laws have appealed to the farmers to get involved in relief work following the glacier burst in Uttarakhand.Several people are feared dead in the Tapovan area of Joshimath in...

07-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Security at Singhu beefed up, farmers firm on demands

Security has been further beefed up in the last couple of days at Singhu border, however, the agitating farmers remain firm on their demands. Every protesting farmer at Singhu village gives almost the same reply, "We won't go back till the three anti-farmer laws...

06-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Chakka jam: Security stepped up at Ghazipur protest site

It has been over two months that farmers have been agitating at the national capital borders against the new farm laws. With their announcement of a nationwide 'chakka jam' on Saturday, Delhi Police tightened security at the Ghazipur border with Uttar Pradesh.This...

06-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Langar service in full swing at Tikri Border

Community kitchen service or 'Langar' is in full swing at the Delhi-Haryana border.Bhupender Singh Hooda, in-charge of the NGO 'Zamindara Chatra Sabha' and a resident of Rohtak, told IANS, "From the very first day, we are with the farmers."He added that initially...

06-Feb-2021 Mumbai

'Chakka Jam' blocks Maha highways, ends peacefully

Thousands of peasants, workers, tribals, political and social activists, including many women, took to the roads and highways across Maharashtra as part of the nationwide 'Chakka Jaam', to demand scrapping of the three farm laws and express solidarity with the...

06-Feb-2021 Patna

Little impact of 'Chakka Jam' in Bihar

The nationwide 'Chakka Jam' called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, and backed by the opposition parties in Bihar, did not have much effect on the common people of the state on Saturday.The leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP)...

06-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Committed to cause, farmers at Tikri Border not fazed by difficulties

Farmers sitting on protest at Tikri, at the Delhi-Haryana Border, have an unflinching resolve that difficulties cannot be a stumbling block for them.Speaking to IANS, Manjeet Singh, a farmer from Haryana's Fatehabad district, said, "It has been 74 days since...

06-Feb-2021 Guwahati/Agartala

Protests in Assam, Tripura against farm laws

Left parties and their front organisations on Saturday organised sit-in demonstrations instead of the 'chakka jam' against the three farm laws in Assam and Tripura.In Assam, the Communist Party of India-Marxist Central Committee member Suprakash Talukdar...

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