Tuesday, June 15, 2021

farmer protest

Sunil Jakhar strongly condemns attack on BJP MLA Arun Narang

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jakhar has strongly condemned the attack on BJP MLA Arun Narang in Malout saying such unlawful behavior has no place in a democracy. He said that farmer protests will be weakened with incidents like these.

Drone movement from Pak spiked amid farmer protests: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Taking serious note of the perceptible increase in drone movement from across the international border since the farmers' protests started gathering heat in October 2020, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday declared that "as long as I am here, no Khalistani or Pakistani or any other terrorist activity will be allowed to disturb the peace of the state."

 Punjab CM asks center to repeal three farm laws and bring new ones to end the farmer protests

Farmers, labourers to throng rail tracks on March 13: BKU

NEW DELHI: Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh on Saturday informed that a nationwide agitation against corporatisation and privatisation would be held on March 13 where farmers and labourers would throng the railway lines and agitate there.

Commuters face trouble as farmers block KMP e-way

NEW DELHI: 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.

AAP to raise issues of MSP, post-matric scholarship, farm loan waiver and electricity in upcoming budget session

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to question Captain Amarinder Singh government and raise four main issues of MSP, post-matric scholarship, farm loan waiver and electricity in the upcoming budget session. The decision was taken during an all-MLA meeting presided over by senior leader of the party and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema at the party headquarters on Saturday.

Activist Nodeep gets bail from Punjab & Haryana HC

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, who was arrested in Haryana on criminal charges during the farmers' agitation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted her bail.

New farmer protest under UP Kisan Mazdoor Morcha banner

LUCKNOW: Farmer leader V.M. Singh, who had withdrawn from the ongoing farmers' agitation last month, has returned to protest against the farm laws under the banner of Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (UPKMM).

Kejriwal to address AAP's Kisan Mahasabha in support of farmers in March

JALANDHAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a Maha Kisan Sammelan on March 21, in support of the farmers and their agitation. The programme to be held at Bagha Purana, will be addressed by Delhi Chief Minister and AAP's national convener Arvind Kejriwal.

Tikait hails Delhi court's verdict on sedition

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday hailed the decision of a Delhi Court, which said the 'sedition law cannot be invoked to silence the protesters'.

Sedition can't be used under pretence of muzzling miscreants: Court

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court, granting bail to a man accused of posting fake videos on Facebook on the farmer protests, observed that law of sedition cannot be invoked to "quieten disquiet under the pretence of muzzling the miscreants".

Roadblock due to farmers' protest at Singhu hits nursery business

NEW DELHI: After the months-long lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 35-year-old Manjur Alam was expecting customers at his plant nursery, however, the farmers' protest at Singhu border has prolonged his agony.

Role of Mumbai activist-lawyer under scanner in 'Toolkit' case, NBW issued

NEW DELHI: The role of two more activists is under scanner in the 'Toolkit' document case shared by global climate activist Greta Thunberg in support of the farmer protests. Non-bailable warrants are out against activists Nikita Jacob, who is a lawyer by profession, and Shantanu as a police team is looking for them.

Punjab and Haryana HC takes suo moto notice of Nodeep Kaur's harrassment

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto notice of the custodial harrassment of labout rights activists Nodeep Kaur lodged in Karnal jail in Haryana.

Farm reform domestic policy, but following protests: UK

CHANDIGARH: 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.

Twitter acts on 500 Indian accounts, refused to block accounts of journalists, activists, and politicians

Farmer protests will go on indefinitely: Rakesh Tikait

NEW DELHI: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has said that the farmer protests would go on indefinitely if the government didn't take back the three contentious farm laws.

YouTube cracks down on music videos related to farmer protests

NEW DELHI: 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.

Twitter took action on 500 accounts in India after govt orders

NEW DELHI: Twitter on Wednesday said that it has taken a range of enforcement actions, including permanent suspension in certain cases, against more than 500 accounts escalated across orders from the Indian government for the clear violations of its rules.

Wanted for Red Fort violence, Sukhdev Singh held in Chandigarh

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has arrested Sukhdev Singh, an accused in the January 26 violence during farmer protests at the Red Fort, from Chandigarh.

Kangana Ranaut's tweets pulled down for violating rules

MUMBAI: On Thursday, some of the tweets by actress Kangana Ranaut were deleted by the microblogging site, which stated that the posts were in violation of their rules.
The move by the digital platform comes after the actress went on a rant against international pop sensation Rihanna for supporting the ongoing farmers protest. Kangana called Rihanna a porn singer, a "porn star", and a Left Wing role model.

Hema Malini: Intrigued by foreign celebrities making statements about our policies

MUMBAI: Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini on Thursday said she feels intrigued by foreign celebrities boldly making statements about India's internal policies and happenings without knowing much about the country.

Foreign celebrities attack India, govt calls them out

NEW DELHI: In a clear attempt to polarise India, US Vice President Kamala Harris' niece Meena Harris and some international celebrities with hardly any expertise on Indian affairs, on Wednesday extended their support to the Indian protesters agitating against the new farm laws.

RLD gearing up to regain political ground with farmers' agitation

LUCKNOW:The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is gearing up to regain lost political ground through the farmers' agitation against the three new Union farm laws. Other opposition parties are also trying to revive their political fortunes through this protest but at present the RLD seems to be ahead.

Amended bills to negate farm laws to be brought again in Punjab assembly

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said his government will bring the State Amendment Bills to negate the draconian Farm Laws again in the Vidhan Sabha since the Governor had failed to send the earlier Bills to the President.

Guterres calls for non-violence, respecting peaceful protests

UNITED NATIONS: In reaction to the Republic Day farmer protest developments in Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for non-violence and for respecting peaceful protests.

Traffic goes for a toss as farmers choke roads in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as protesting farmers swarmed the Red Fort during a 'tractor rally' here on Republic Day amid police attempts to block them from marching towards central Delhi.

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.

Farmers break barricades at Ghazipur, enter Delhi

NEW DELHI: Agitating young emembers from the farmer protest groups on Tuesday broke the police barricades at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border to enter the national capital, hours ahead of the their planned 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'.

We will not quarrel, but celebrate R-Day: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

GHAZIPUR: The farmers protesting against the new Central farm laws have announced a 'Tractor March' on Republic Day. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the petition of the Delhi Police on the issue. The apex court said it is for the Delhi Police to decide whether it would allow the farmers to enter Delhi or not.

Rakesh Tikait welcomes SC order, but says farmer protests will continue

NEW DELHI: Farmer leaders on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to suspend the three farm laws but said they will not leave the protest site till the three laws were repealed.

Rahul's 'rhyming attack' on govt

NEW DELHI: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been criticising the government on the farm laws but he has now adopted a poetic style.

Baseless and malicious, says Capt Amarinder on allegations of deputing police officers to negotiate with farmers

CHANDIGARH: Rejecting as completely baseless and malicious all allegations and reports to the contrary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said there was no question of deputing police officers to negotiate with farmers protesting at the Delhi border.

Apathetic approach on farmer protests dents India’s image internationally, says Pb Cong chief

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress chief Mr Sunil Jakhar today said the lackadaisical approach by the Modi government to deal with the ongoing farmer protests in the country will dent India’ credibility internationally.

In solidarity with farmers, Vijay Inder Singla to sit on hunger strike

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Tuesday, affirmed that he will be sitting on hunger strike on December 23, on the occasion of National Kisaan Diwas in protest against Modi-led union government's draconian farm laws.

Ghazipur border closed from both sides as farmers block roads

NEW DELHI: As their protest against the newly passed farm laws entered 27th day on Tuesday, farmers blocked the Ghazipur border (Uttar Pradesh) with tractors.

In solidarity with farmers, Vijay Inder Singla to sit on hunger strike

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Tuesday, affirmed that he will be sitting on hunger strike on December 23, on the occasion of National Kisaan Diwas in protest against Modi-led union government's draconian farm laws.

Vijay Inder Singla expresses solidarity with arthiyas of Patiala, Samana and Rajpura

PATIALA: Punjab School Education and Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Sunday, called on Arthiyas of Patiala, Samana and Rajpura to express solidarity with them against the vindictive raids carried out by the Income Tax Department in an unlawful manner.

Nooran sisters join farmer protest at Singhu border

NEW DELHI: As the farmer protests entered the 19th day on Monday and farmer leaders are on hunger strike, famous Punjabi singers - the Nooran sisters - also came out in support of the farmers.

Govt intentions clear, farm leaders will find way: Tomar

NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said he is confident of a consensus between the government and protesting farmers on the issue of the new agricultural laws and that the farmer protest movement would end soon.


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