Thursday, March 04, 2021

farmers 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.

Deep Sidhu instigated riots': Delhi Police to court

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Tuesday told a court that Punjabi actor-activist Deep Sidhu is the "main instigator" of the violence on Republic Day at the Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally.

R-Day violence: Delhi Police seek 10-day custody of Deep Sidhu

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Tuesday sought 10-day remand of Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu, who is accused of instigating violence at the Red Fort in Delhi on Republic Day after the proposed farmers' tractor rallywent awry on January 26.

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

NEW DELHI: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 on the borders of the national capital.

New laws will increase farmers' profits: ICAR Dy Director General

BENGALURU: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Deputy Director-General A. K. Singh on Monday said the new agriculture laws will help farmers to increase their income in a big way.

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

NEW DELHI: 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 on the borders of the national capital.

Ex-U'khand CM Rawat to visit Ghazipur border to support farmers

NEW DELHI: It has been over two months since the farmers' agitation began at the borders of the national capital against the three farm laws. Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will also visit the Ghazipur border protest site on Sunday evening to lend his support to the farmers.

Peaceful road blockades by farmers in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Farmers protesting against the Centre's new agriculture laws blocked national and state highways at several places in Punjab and Haryana in response to the call given by the farmers' unions for a nationwide 'chakka jam' on Saturday.

Chakka jam: Security stepped up at Ghazipur protest site

NEW DELHI: 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.

Heavy police deployment at Tikri border ahead of 'chakka jam'

NEW DELHI: Police have intensified security at the Tikri border to deal with any situation emerging out of the nationwide "chakka jam" being held on Saturday by the farmers protesting against the Centre's new agricultural laws.

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana block national, state highways

CHANDIGARH: Farmers in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday put up road blockades at national and state highways at most of the places as part of a nationwide 'chakka jam' in protest against the three farm laws and demanded these be withdrawn, causing inconvenience to commuters.

Mia Khalifa gives it back to protestors raking up her porn past

MUMBAI: Lebanese-American former adult star Mia Khalifa has found herself in the line of fire after coming out in support of the farmers protest in India. On Friday, Mia tweeted to state that she is determined not to bow from her stance.

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.

We're not terrorists: Maha farm widows slam Kangana, burn effigy

NAGPUR(Maharashtra): Scores of widows of farmers on Thursday staged a noisy protest in Yavatmal to slam Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her "anti-farmers remarks", burnt her effigy and demanded an unconditional apology from her.

Libraries with multilingual books come up at Singhu protest site

NEW DELHI: Even as several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have set up free medical camps and many others are distributing items of daily need to the farmers protesting against the three farm laws at Delhi's Singhu border, another section has set up four small-sized libraries that have multilingual books.

PM Modi is against federal structure, says Digvijaya in RS

NEW DELHI: Participating in the debate on motion of thanks to the President's address, Congress MP Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said the Prime Minister was against the federal structure as he imposed lockdown without consulting the states and without any prior notice.

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