Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers protesting against Haryana CM face batons

CHANDIGARH: Farmers on Sunday held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Hisar, and were baton-charged by the police.

Chandigarh Press Club condemns the police attack on journalist Kamal Saini

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the police action against Kurukshetra-based journalist Kamal Saini, who regularly contributes as a district reporter from NDTV.

No weekend lockdown in Haryana, says govt

CHANDIGARH: Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Haryana, the state government has clarified that there would be no weekend lockdown.
The Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department said an order being circulated in social media about the imposition of weekend lockdown from April 17 is absolutely fake.

Kejriwal's Jind kisan mahapanchayat an attempt to reach to Jat community

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday addressed the 3rd kisan Mahapanchayat at Jind district of Haryana in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws.

Kejriwal reiterates support to farmers' protest in Jind

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday reiterated his support to the Haryana's Jind farmers protesting against the Centre's new Union farm laws and said his party will back the agitation until these laws are repealed.

United Sikhs supports farm protestors, helps a martyr’s family in Bathinda with milk dairy

MOHALI: International social organisation of Sikh community – ‘United Sikhs’ has been providing financial aid to the needy farmers, who have suffered loss of life or property due to the ongoing farmers protest. Assistance of Rs 50,000 each is being given to many victim families.

Punjab CM condemns attack on BJP MLA from Abohar, warns of strict action

 CHANDIGARH: Strongly condemning the attack on BJP MLA from Abohar, Arun Narang, allegedly by angry farmers protesting the Centre’s Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict action against anyone trying to disturb the state’s peace by taking the law into their hands.

Punjab CM Rips into 'Master Liar Kajeriwal's lies',calls it Re-run of aap's cheap tactics & false promise of 2017 polls

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ripped into Arvind Kejriwal’s brazen claims and allegations, slamming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader’s shameless lies as a re-run of the spree of false promises and cheap attacks on the Congress he had resorted to back in the 2017 polls.

Kejriwal makes pitch for 2022 Punjab Assembly poll campaign

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday pushed his party leaders and volunteers to prepare for the Punjab Assembly elections to be held next year.

SAD felicitates Sikh youth Ranjit Singh

NAWANSHAHR: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today felicitated Sikh youth Ranjit Singh who stood up to the police as well as BJP sponsored goons who tried to dismantle women tents at the Singhu border on January 29. The youth had been granted bail recently following legal assistance extended to him by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

Centre eyes retired officers who dealt with Punjab militancy to thwart ISI's Khalistani designs

NEW DELHI: A few months after the Khalistani movement reached the Red Fort in Delhi during the farmers protest on January 26, the Central government has decided to engage retired police officers who dealt with the Punjab militancy in the 1980s.

Lily Singh takes Indian farmers protests to Grammy red carpet

LOS ANGELES: Indian-Canadian comedian Lily 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 shutterbugs.

Court takes cognisance of complaint against Kangana's 'Khalistani terrorists' remark

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Wednesday asked the city police about the action taken against Bollywood actress for allegedly defaming the Sikh community and farmers protesting through a series of tweets and took cognisance of the complaint seeking registration of an FIR against her.

SGPC chief gives religious colour to farmers' stir: BJP

CHANDIGARH: Senior BJP Punjab leader and party's former National Secretary Harjit Singh Grewal on Wednesday condemned the role being played by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in the ongoing farmers' agitation.

Rakesh Tikait to visit WB 14 days ahead of polls

NEW DELHI: The farmers protesting against the three Central laws at Delhi borders are also making strategies for future. They have announced series of Mahapanchayats to be held across the country including poll bound states as one of the strategies to spread awareness about the protest.

Magic World programme held for slum children by Pinky Soch Badlo Trust & Future Plus Events

CHANDIGARH: Pinky Soch Badlo Trust, in association with Future Plus Event Managers, organized a Jadunagari (The Magic World) show for the slum children at Law Bhawan, Sector – 37, Chandigarh.

Farmers announce series of Mahapanchayats in March

NEW DELHI: Farmers protesting against the three Central farm laws have announced a series of Mahapanchayats in March as the stalemate between the farmers and the government continues over the withdrawal of the laws.

Artists perform 'Ragini' in support of farmers at Ghazipur

NEW DELHI: 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.

Commuters forced to take alternative routes due to farmers protest

NEW DELHI: After closure of roads on the Delhi borders due to the farmers' protests, common people are forced to use alternative routes while risking their lives.

Rohtak women reach Ghazipur to express solidarity with protestors

NEW DELHI: More than two dozen women reached Ghazipur border from Haryana's Rohtak on Sunday to express their solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre from almost three months now.

Punjab Government to dedicate International Mother Language Day function to Farmers Protest

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is organizing a special function on the occasion of International Language Day under the banner of Punjab Arts Council focusing on development of Punjabi Language and culture. This year the function will be dedicated to the ongoing Farmers Protest. The Function will be organised at Punjab Kala Bhawan on February 21 from 10.30 am.

Govt keen to utilise more technologies in farming sector: Tomar

GUWAHATI: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said that the government is keen to use more technology in farming so that the farmers can get more price from their produce.

Bhim Army chief in TIME's emerging leaders list

NEW DELHI: Five Indian-origin personalities, including Chandra Shekhar Aazad of the Bhim Army are part of the TIME magazines annual list of 100 "emerging leaders who are shaping the future".

Govt ready to talk to farmers on 3 farms laws: Tomar

GUWAHATI: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said here on on Thursday that the Central government is willing to talk to the farmers protesting against the three farm laws, and denied any link between BJPs loss in the Punjab civic polls and the farmers' protest over the farm legislations.

Farmers block tracks but protests remain peaceful in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Farmers protesting against the Centre's new agriculture laws blocked railway lines at most places in Punjab and Haryana in response to the call given by the farmers' unions for a nationwide 'rail roko' on Thursday.

Capt Amarinder Singh has proven to be real captain of Punjab: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has emerged as the real Captain and undisputed leader of the State leading Congress party from the front and steering it to the victory in every electoral battle since 2017 thus stamping his class on every mission he has chosen to focus on. Captain Amarinder Singh would also be the face of the party in 2022 Assembly elections owing to his qualities of head and heart.

Cong sweep in Punjab, will farmers agitation impact other states?

NEW DELHI: The results of the Punjab urban body polls have the stamp of the farmers agitation and have dented several parties badly.
Punjab's Congress Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is elated with the performance. "It was a powerful message to these parties to keep out of Punjab, which was not ready to either forgive or forget the deceit and the treachery to which the people of the state had been subjected by them," he said.

Toolkit case: Nikita Jacob gets 3-weeks relief from arrest

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks transit anticipatory bail to Mumbai-based activist lawyer Nikita Jacob in connection with the farmers' protest 'toolkit' case.

Farmers to use social media to tell truth

NEW DELHI: Farmers protesting against the three farm laws on the borders of Delhi have decided to use social media to tell the truth amid news of the borders being vacated.

From Proxy War to Info-War against India

NEW DELHI: The project to tarnish Indias image by Bhajan Singh Bhinder-Pieter Friedrich is also evident from the list of media and social media amplifiers.

Not just to protest, people are also joining farmers' agitation to earn a living

NEW DELHI: I earn 500 rupees every day by cooking, washing dishes and other work in the farmers' agitation. Along with boys from my village, I am working on a daily wages basis," Shekhar Sharma, a resident of Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, was employed at the airport but returned home during the Coronavirus pandemic, after he was sacked. Left to his own devices, he has found employment in the farmers agitation, albeit on a daily wages basis.

'Farm laws will lead to environmental sustainability, nutritional security'

NEW DELHI: Amid involvement of environmental activists in the ongoing protests against the new farm laws, it is important to understand the impact of these laws on the environment as the government claims agricultural reforms will bring about a revolutionary change in the lives of India's small and marginal farmers.

BJP-LED govts at centre & in Haryana have lost right to rule,says Capt Amarinder, in wake of statements of party leaders on Farmers's deaths

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed shock over the recent statements of senior BJP leaders, including the Union and Haryana agriculture ministers, on the deaths of protesting farmers, saying that the party had lost the moral and ethical right to continue to rule at the Centre and in the state.

'Protests to continue, farmers will install generators in summer'

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has reiterated that the farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws will intensify their stir until their demands are met.

Haryana villagers lend helping hand to protesters at Singhu

NEW DELHI: 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.

Haryana Deputy CM's resignation will not serve any purpose: JJP leader

CHANDIGARH: Afraid of losing the vote bank owing to the much delay in resolving the issue of those farmers protesting against the Centre's three agricultural laws, the BJP-led coalition partner JJP's leader Ajay Chautala on Saturday said that withdrawing the Haryana government's support "will not serve any purpose".

Hry villagers lend helping hand to protesters at Singhu

NEW DELHI: 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.

Nitish backs Modi government on farm laws

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday came out in support of the three farm laws, saying he is with the government and the laws are for the benefit of farmers and not against them.

Students join protesting farmers at Ghazipur

NEW DELHI: In a show of solidarity, scores of students from Delhi University and other private colleges, on Wednesday joined the farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws, at the Ghazipur border.

British MP concerned over arrest of rights activist Nodeep

CHANDIGARH: British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on Wednesday expressed concern over the arrest of labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur over the farmers' agitation, saying the abuse of peaceful protest activists, especially women, is an affront to democracy and civilised society.