Thursday, January 28, 2021


AAP blames BJP for violence on Republic Day

NEW DELHI: A day after the farmers taking out tractor rally created ruckus, clashed with police personnel, damaged public properties and hoisted religious flag at historic Red Fort, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is one of those political outfits that stood in support of farmers since the beginning of protest condemned the incident.

Violence at Red Fort an insult to nation,'says Punjab CM, demands probe into involement of any political party or nation

CHANDIGARH: Deploring the Republic Day violence in Delhi, especially at the Red Fort, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday termed it an insult to the nation and said it had brought shame to the country and weakened farmers’ agitation, but made it clear that he continued to stand with the farmers as the Farm Laws were wrong and against India’s federal ethos.

Phagwara congress led by MLA Dhaliwal protests in favour of Kisan Andolan

PHAGWARA: The country's food supplier ie Farmers are being harassed in the streets of Delhi for three months against the three black laws passed by the Center on agriculture, but the Centre's unscrupulous government has not been able to contain the lice. Despite eleven meetings, the Center has failed to resolve the issue. In view of the agitation call issued by the Kisan Morcha on January 26, the entire Congress of Phagwara led by Phagwara MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal (Retired IAS) marched on Sugar Mill Chowk without disturbing the traffic. He calmly chanted slogans and protested against the Modi government at the Center. He expressed solidarity with the peasant movement.

SP, BSP demand repeal of 3 new farm laws

LUCKNOW: A day after the violence in Delhi during the 'Tractor Rally' by protesting farmers, the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday hit out at the central government and again demanded the repeal of three new central farm laws.

BJP, Janasena denounce Andhra govt's call for unanimous polls

AMARAVATI: Even as the Andhra Pradesh government is encouraging unanimous elections declaring financial incentives up to Rs 20 lakh for gram panchayats, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its local ally Janasena denounced the move on Wednesday.

Yours murders are bad than ours

CHANDIGARH: Politics is truly a delightful game. But at times it makes me wonder why my partner
never shares the blame when the two of us do blunder. As the Bengal Assembly election is nearing
there seems a competition between the politicians to justify “yours murders are bad than ours.”

JD(U) to go alone in 2022 UP Assembly polls

LUCKNOW: The Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls independently.
JD(U) national General Secretary K.C. Tyagi has been entrusted the responsibility of strengthening the party organization ahead of the assembly elections next year.

UP BJP MLA announces resignation over farmer unrest

LUCKNOW: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from the Meerapur Assembly seat in Muzaffarnagar, Avtar Singh Bhadana, has announced his resignation from the party protesting against the Centre's stand on the three farm laws.

We followed set routes, not responsible for violence: SKM Leaders

NEW DELHI: Farmer leaders under the ageis of Samyukta Kisan Morcha protesting against the three Central farm laws said on Tuesday that farmers of 32 unions from Punjab were following the routes for the tractor rally defined by the Delhi Police and they did not break the law and order.

Film actor Deep Sidhu led violent mob at Delhi, who planted him in farmer protest ?

CHANDIGARH: Punjabi film actor Deep Sidhu has emerged villain of farmers protest in Delhi as he allegedly instigated the mob and led them to Red Fort where miscreants hoisted flag and clashed with police.

Peaceful farmers' rally in Gurugram on R-Day

GURUGRAM: Over 300 tractors, SUV vehicles and motorcycles clogged the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus on Tuesday as hundreds of farmers from different states protesting against the Centre's new farm laws streamed into Gurugram on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.

After violent clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort

NEW DELHI: In unexpected developments, hundreds of protesting farmers swarmed the historic Red Fort on Tuesday as their 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' turned violent at several places in the national capital.

My heart goes with farmers on R-Day: Punjab CM

PATIALA(Punjab): Asserting that his heart was with the farmers amid the Republic Day celebrations, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Centre had deliberately kept Punjab out of the high-powered committee initially as they knew that the voices of protest would rise from here.

Akhilesh's proposed office in Azamgarh leads to political slugfest

AZAMGARH(Uttar Pradesh): The Samajwadi Party has purchased a 4,374 square metre plot in Azamgarh to set up the office for its national president Akhilesh Yadav, who also represents the Azamgarh parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha.

Call special session of Haryana Assembly: Cong

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH:Congress is mulling all options to dislodge the Haryana government led by Manohar Lal Khattar, which is surviving on the support of the JJP and Independents in the assembly.

BJP MLA says Mamata belongs to 'demon culture'

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has once again targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said she hails from a 'demon culture' and her DNA is 'defective'.

Pak, India engage in heated debate at UNGA over minority rights

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India engaged in a heated debate, filled with accusations against each other, over deteriorating minority rights in each other's countries at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Punjab CM appeals to farmers to maintain peace during R-Day tractor rally

CHANDIGARH: Even as he termed their Republic Day Tractor Rally a testimony to the celebration of the Indian Republic and its Constitutional ethos, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the farmers to ensure that the event remains peaceful, just as their anti-Farm Law protests have been so far, while urging the Centre once again to heed the troubled voice of the farming community in the true spirit of the Indian Republic.

Not afraid of CBI probe: Ex-Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy has said that the LDF government recommending a CBI inquiry against him and five other leaders in the solar sex scandal case is a clear case of political vendetta and added that he and his party colleagues are not afraid of the inquiry.

BJP destroying Assam's liberal identity by Hindutva politics: Cong

GUWAHATI: The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to destroy the "liberal Assamese identity" through various designs and schemes, including the Citizenship Amendment Act and Hindutva politics.

25,000 farmers to lead protest rally to Bengaluru on Tuesday

BENGALURU: About 25,000 farmers from across Karnataka would lead a protest rally on Tuesday to Bengaluru from Nelamangla on the city's outskirts in support of their counterparts' tractor rally to New Delhi against the three farmers' laws, said state's farmers leader K. Chandrashekar on Sunday.

Shows their extent of desperation and deceit, says Capt Amarinder as AAP shares edited Videos

CHANDIGARH: Ridiculing the brazen lies of AAP, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the non-evidence shared by the party to support their baseless allegations against him had shown the extent of their desperation and had exposed the shocking levels of deceit to which they had stooped in the pursuit of their politically motivated agenda.

Punjabi Cultural Council urges Centre to extend ex-gratia benefits to all 162 martyr farmers in fight against draconian agri laws

CHANDIGARH: Urging the central government to consider all martyred 162 farmers for ex-gratia benefits, the Punjab Cultural Council (PCC) has written to the union agricultural minister to repeal black farmer laws forthwith thereby accord due honour to the 'Anndatas' who have given their prime for ensuring food security for the nation. Besides, the PCC has also asked the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to give personal intervention thereby helping the farmers at Delhi borders with proactive support.

Minutes reveal that the farm bills were never brought up for discussion: Manpreet Badal

CHANDIGARH: The High Powered Committee's minutes clearly show that the three contentious farm bills were never brought up or discussed in "any meeting" with the Government of Punjab or with any Punjab minister.

Modi Government should have also invited farmers for the Republic Day parade

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar has said that centre by failing to invite farmers at the Republic Day parade has lost a golden opportunity to break the stalemate with them over the contentious agri laws. He also adviced the Prime Minister to invite that courageous old lady to be the Chief Guest on the R-Day parade who had lost her son while defending the nation's territory, and is still fighting along with the farmers to save the constitution at Delhi borders alongwith her grandchild.

Lalu Prasad shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi for treatment

RANCHI: Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal president and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad,73, was on Saturday evening shifted to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.

Modi government hell bent on diverting the peaceful agitation by not resolving issue, humiliating farmers: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to the failure of the 11th round of meeting between the farmers and the centre government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government was failing instead of resolving the issues of the farmers.

It's only hypocrisy, pretence on Netaji, unless you bring back his mortal remains: Ashis Ray

NEW DELHI: This tripping over each other to pay homage to Subhas Bose is mere hypocrisy, says Ashish Ray, the London based author who wrote the book, Laid to Rest, which comprehensively and with documentary evidence establishes the circumstances of Subhas Boses death (on 18 August 1945 in Taipei following a plane crash), cremation and transportation and preservation of his mortal remains in Tokyo.

BJP, RSS 'destroying' democracy: Raj CM Gehlot

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has said that the BJP-RSS combine is "destroying" Indian democracy through wrong policies and administrative measures.

Pawan Kalyan donates Rs 30 lakh for Ram temple

AMARAVATI: Actor-politician and Janasena party founder Pawan Kalyan on Friday donated Rs 30 lakh for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Kalyan handed over the cheque to Andhra Pradesh RSS chief Bharatiji, along with another Rs 11,000 donation arranged by the actor's personal staff.

CWC meet: Senior leaders engage in verbal spat over internal elections

NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Friday witnessed some heated exchange of words among Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, senior leader Anand Sharma and several other dissenters over internal elections, party sources said.

Arrest Arnab for 'treason', demands Maha Congress

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Congress on Friday held protests in all the districts and different cities demanding the arrest of Republic TV Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami for "treason" under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, party leaders said here.

Maha parties, farmers to intensify stir against farm laws

MUMBAI: Almost all non-NDA parties have announced plans to intensify the stir against the three new farm laws and participate in the farmers' long march in Mumbai on January 25 and the massive farmers' agitation in New Delhi scheduled for January 26, top leaders said here on Friday.

Woman withdraws #MeToo complaint against Maha Minister

MUMBAI: In a surprise development a Mumbai-based woman, who had levelled sensational allegations of rape against Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde, has withdrawn her complaint, officials said here on Friday.

SC junks UP plea challenging bail to Azam Khan, kin in forgery case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain three separate pleas by the Uttar Pradesh government against the bail granted to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, his wife and son for allegedly forging birth certificates.

Modi govt wants to divide Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims by using objectionable language during peasant struggle: Rajinder Singh Badheri

CHANDIGARH: Prominent farmer leader of Punjab, President of Chandigarh State Unit of All India Jatt Mahasabha and National Delegate of Mahasabha S. Rajinder Singh Badheri has said that the present Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is working to implement the hidden agenda of not only the BJP but also the RSS and Jana Sangh in the country. Their main task now seems to be to separate Sikhs and Muslims from India but Sikhs and Muslims will not allow such moves to succeed.

Capt Amarinder slams SAD and AAP over false claims on farm laws being approved by committee

CHANDIGARH: With an RTI response exposing the lie of the Centre’s claim on the Farm Laws having been approved by the high-powered committee on agricultural reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said it was now obvious that the Akalis and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been spreading a carnage of lies at the behest of the BJP-led Government of India, with whom the two parties were working in collusion to damage the interests of the farmers.

Tripura CPI(M) MLAs protest against 'Jungle Raj in BJP rule'

AGARTALA: The opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLAs on Wednesday staged a protest for the first time after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in Tripura in 2018. The left party staged the protest against the attacks on opposition parties, MLAs, MPs and other leaders.

Punjab's assets being looted by mining mafia under patronage of Captain: AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) targeted Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh over the ongoing mining mafia in Punjab, stating that it was only under the patronage of Captain that the mining mafia was plundering Punjab's wealth and filling its coffers; while the former sitting in his royal farmhouse, was busy spending time with foreign friends. In a joint statement issued from the party headquarters, senior leader of the party and the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Punjab Legislative Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema and advocate Dinesh Chadha said that instead of declining, the mining mafia in Punjab was growing rapidly.

Union government should stop harassing farmers and Sikh youth: Rajinder Singh Badheri

CHANDIGARH: Sikh farmer leader and All India Jatt Mahasabha's Chandigarh state president and national delegate S. Rajinder Singh Badheri has warned the Union Government to refrain from unnecessarily harassing Sikh farmers and Sikh youth to suppress the peasant movement.