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    Rakesh Tikait supports farmers' protest at Mahapanchayat

    Farmers have been protesting against the new farm laws since November 26 last year on various borders of the national capital.

    India's farmer protests go global on Twitch, Discord

    Several popular foreign content creators have taken to social media to create long-form infotainment content around the farmers’ protest in India ever since singer-actor Rihanna tweeted about it.

    Farmers' protest a conspiracy by Congress and Left: BJP's Raman Singh

    BJP Vice President and former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh in a press conference on February 21 on the upcoming elections said that BJP will win the election in West Bengal and Assam. On the ongoing protest, Raman Singh said that farmers’ “it is politically influenced and it is a conspiracy by Congress and Left parties to keep this agitation alive.” “Farmers of the country are happy with the laws. The laws are being welcomed in different parts of the country,” he added.Farmers' protest a conspiracy by Congress and Left: BJP's Raman Singh

    Farmer Protests: Govt sends fresh notice to Twitter on accounts flagged

    India has sought removal of more than 1,000 Twitter accounts that security agencies flagged as those belonging to Khalistan sympathisers or backed by Pakistan, in view of of the ongoing farmer protests.

    One tractor, one village: 'Formula' to keep stir numbers up

    The number of farmers protesting at UP Gate has been dwindling ever since violence erupted on the streets of Delhi on Republic Day. While a number of important farmer unions have called off the agitation and are headed back home with their supporters, a faction wants to be here for the long run.

    Farmers' protest is 'experiment', will be replicated if successful: MP minister

    "If it is successful and the farm laws are withdrawn, then these people will start protests against CAA, (the abrogation of) Article 370 and the Ram temple," he alleged.

    Farmers' protest: A fortress in making in Ghazipur

    ​​ The Delhi-UP border site, which is galvanising farmers from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand days after BKU leader Rakesh Tikait's emotional appeal, is a fortress in the making with security arrangements being amplified with every passing day.

    Letters vs spirit: Rakesh Tikait dares NHAI to evict farmers from expressway

    Two letters written by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) resonated around the UP Gate agitation site on Wednesday as farmer leader Rakesh Tikait dared the central agency to make a move to evict the protesters, saying: “Sarkar to khali nahin kara saki to NHAI kis khet ki muli hai (When the state couldn’t evict us, who is NHAI?)”

    Tikait detests Congress leader’s call to distribute liquor for farmers protest

    On Congress' Vidya Rani's call ‘to distribute liquor’ to farmers to strengthen the agitation, BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, “What is the use of liquor here? I don't know why she is making such comments. Such people don't have anything to do with the movement. It's wrong and shouldn't be done. They can distribute whatever they want to, at their movement.”Tikait detests Congress leader’s call to distribute liquor for farmers protest

    Delhi cops pick up 22-year-old Disha Ravi from Bengaluru for sedition in Greta toolkit case

    She has been charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy, among other offences. The daughter of an athletics coach, she has been remanded in police custody for five days.

    Centre set to appoint committee to look into farmers’ issues, Anna Hazare’s suggestions

    The Centre has decided to set up a high-powered committee headed by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to look into several farm issues, including minimum support price (MSP). The decision was hurriedly taken in order to prevent social activist Anna Hazare from going on his scheduled fast in solidarity with the farmers agitating for the repeal of farm laws.

    Farmers' protest: Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Bhattacharya visits Ghazipur border

    Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Tara Bhattacharya along with other workers of Gandhi foundation attended farmers' protest at Ghazipur border on February 13. "I have absolute no knowledge about politics; I am illiterate and I have come here only to worship that the truth wins," said Tara Bhattacharya on her visit to Ghazipur border. "I have not come here for any political party; there is no police escort with us. You people are guest of Delhi, but I will say that we are your guests as all our lives we have eaten because of you," she added.(ANI)Farmers' protest: Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Bhattacharya visits Ghazipur border

    Trust deficit, difference of opinion hit farmers protest

    At the Singhu border, the first protest camp is of Punjab-based Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) of Satnam Singh Pannu, the organisation which has been blamed for deviating from the parade route. It led the rail roko movement last September. Even after other unions decided to let passenger trains to operate, KMSC continued to block the tracks.

    Delhi Police chief reviews arrangements at border points in view of farmers' protest

    During the crime review meeting held with senior officers of the force, the police chief also took stock of action taken against criminals involved in burglary, and other cases related to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), Excise Act and gambling, they said.

    Twitter must abide by Indian laws, govt says

    Centre says compliance with laws enacted by Parliament a must; company cites free speech for not blocking some accounts

    Will probe celebs tweets over farmers' protest: Anil Deshmukh

    “Even if any political leader speaks against the BJP, they face ED or CBI pressure. We will investigate if the celebrities were under pressure or coercion from the Centre to tweet in its favour. We will ask our intelligence agency to investigate it,” Deshmukh said on Monday.

    Farmers' protest: A global public outreach by MEA to fend off criticism

    The point which the Indian missions, especially in the West, are seeking to make is that the government is still negotiating with the protesting farmers to address the issues raised by them and that it's a democratic process being handled by Indian authorities accordingly.

    Farmers' protest: Govt ready to resume talks, says Piyush Goyal

    The government has held 11 rounds of talks with farmer leaders, the last one being held on January 22 before the tractor parade on January 26 which ended in violent clashes between the police and the protestors.

    PM Modi assures in Rajya Sabha, says 'MSP tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega'

    "We are ready for talks and I am inviting you from this House. MSP tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega (Minimum Support Price will remain). No one should spread misinformation,"he said while replying to Motion of Thanks on President's speech in the Rajya Sabha. "We are ready for talks and I am inviting you from this House. MSP tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega (Minimum Support Price will remain). No one should spread misinformation,"he said while replying to Motion of Thanks on President's speech in the Rajya Sabha.PM Modi assures in Rajya Sabha, says 'MSP tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega'

    Farmers' protest limited to certain area: Agri minister Tomar

    "The farmers' agitation is limited to a certain area. The government is ready for talks with the protesting farmers, and I hope we will be able to break the deadlock very soon," Tomar said.

    Farmers' protest: ‘Hawan’ performed for peace of deceased farmers’ souls at Ghazipur border

    Farmers’ agitation entered Day 72 at Ghazipur border (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border) on February 07. They are protesting against the three new agriculture laws. ‘Hawan’ and prayers were being performed for the peace of deceased farmers’ souls. Farmers also conducted ‘hawan’ for their self motivation.Farmers' protest: ‘Hawan’ performed for peace of deceased farmers’ souls at Ghazipur border

    Farmers' protest: Security personnel continue to man Delhi's Tikri Border

    Heavy security deployment continued to guard Tikri border day after farmers’ Chakka Jam on February 07. As a part of protest against farm laws, farmers had called Chakka Jam yesterday nationwide between 12 pm to 3 pm. Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws.Farmers' protest: Security personnel continue to man Delhi's Tikri Border

    FIR filed over farmers' protest toolkit as social media war escalates

    Delhi Police says FIR was registered against unnamed individuals and pro-Khalistani groups and doesn't name Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who first tweeted and then deleted a farmers protest toolkit.

    Farmers' protest toolkit: Delhi Police files FIR, suspects Khalistan link

    Thunberg and pop star Rihanna are among several people from the international community who have come out in support of the farmers' protest against the Centre's new agriculture laws.

    Farmers protest: Canada-based pro-Khalistani outfit blamed for organising Twitter toolkit

    Probe into the source of the PowerPoint toolkit that celebrity environment activist Greta Thunberg accidentally tweeted suggests that it was put together by a Canada-based pro-Khalistan organisation. Senior govt sources said the kit, aimed at damaging India's interests, was prepared by 'Peace For Justice', a body co-founded by a self-declared Khalistan supporter Mo Dhaliwal who is based in Vancouver, Canada.

    Opposition tears into government's handling of farmers' protest, says monologue should stop

    Opening the second day of discussion on a motion thanking the President for his address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session, Manoj Kumar Jha of the RJD said the government has lost the patience to hear and any criticism is painted as anti-national.

    Delhi Police files FIR after Greta Thunberg tweets 'protest toolkit'

    “We have not named anybody in the FIR. It is only the creators of the toolkit which is a matter of investigation,” Delhi Police’s Praveer Ranjan says.

    After international spotlight on farmers' protest India takes umbrage at ‘global spin’

    The foreign ministry said that Parliament had passed the legislation and the protests "must be seen in the context of India’s democratic ethos and polity, and the efforts of the government and the concerned farmer groups to resolve the impasse."

    BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of inciting farmers protesting against farm laws

    At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hit out at Gandhi over his attack on the government over the farmers' issue.

    India's reputation has taken 'massive hit': Rahul Gandhi on farmers' protest

    Addressing a press conference, he said that the farmers' issue needs to be resolved as soon as possible and the government needs to listen to them.

    Facts need to be ascertained before rushing to comment on farmers' protests, says India

    The MEA's reaction came after several international celebrities and activists including American pop singer Rihanna and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted about the farmers' protest in India.

    After Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, others extend support to farmers' protest

    Greta Thunberg tweeted soon after singer Rihanna shared a news article highlighting the Centre's crackdown on the farmers by cutting off internet services in many regions.

    ETtech Evening Briefing on Feb. 3, 2021: Twitter’s India spat, Bye-bye Jeff Bezos

    From India telling Twitter to lawyer up over un-withholding accounts associated with Delhi’s farmer protests to how Jeff Bezos’ shaped Amazon’s India play, here’s a look at the must-read, top tech news today.

    Farmers' protest: Delhi court grants bail to journalist Mandeep Punia

    The complainant, victims and witnesses were police personnel only, "hence, there is no possibility that accused/ applicant can able to influence any of the police officials", Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satvir Singh Lamba said while granting the bail.

    Farmer's protest: Punjabi singers Harbhajan Mann, Jazzy B support farmers protesting at Delhi border

    Renowned Punjabi singers Harbhajan Mann and Jazzy B came in support of protesting farmers as they came to interact with them at Tikri border. Farmers are protesting against Centre’s new farm laws. Several rounds of inconclusive talks had happened between farmers and Centre in the past over the issue. The next round of talk is scheduled to be held on January 15. Farmer's protest: Punjabi singers Harbhajan Mann, Jazzy B support farmers protesting at Delhi border

    Participate in farmers' protests or pay fine, Punjab panchayats tell households

    Even as protests by farmers in Punjab completed four months on Sunday, panchayats across the state have started asking every household to send at least one member to the protest sites.

    Farmers protest: CJI irked by absence of unions' counsel

    Bhushan, Gonsalves and Phoolka had told a bench headed by CJI S A Bobde on Monday that Dave was leading the quartet and would apprise the SC about the views of the farm unions which had engaged him as counsel.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reiterates support to farmers' protest

    The Delhi government has been vocal about its support to the farmers' protest going on for the last two months. The chief minister and his cabinet colleagues have also remained critical of the new farm laws.

    Farmers’ protest: Residents protest against kisan blockade at Shahjahanpur border

    Residents protest against kisan blockade at Shahjahanpur border, ground report by Times Now's Arvind.Farmers’ protest: Residents protest against kisan blockade at Shahjahanpur border

    Farmers' protest: Day after violence, Singhu border turns into fortress

    A senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, said "There is blanket order not to allow free movement across the protest site in view of yesterday's violent protest as any mischief could aggravate the situation."

    Farmers' protest toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk moves Delhi court for anticipatory bail

    The application moved by Muluk is likely to come up for hearing Wednesday before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana. Muluk had got transit bail from Bombay High Court on February 16 for 10 days.

    Internet suspended in border areas of Delhi amid farmers' protest

    Internet suspended in border areas of Delhi amid developing situation around the farmers' protest. Internet suspended in border areas of Delhi amid farmers' protest

    Ghazipur displaces Singhu border as the new epicentre of farmers' protest

    The UP government had increased police deployment at the Ghazipur border and the protest site could have been vacated in the night. But things took a turn when videos of Tikait breaking down went viral and farmers from Haryana and UP started gathering in the night itself.

    Farmers' protest: Singhu turns into fortress; No one allowed to enter protest site

    The heightened security measures and restrictions have been brought into place after violence on Republic Day that left 394 policemen injured and one protestor dead.

    Farmers' protest: SC stays implementation of 3 farm laws until further orders, forms 4-member committee

    The Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of the three farm laws until further orders and said that a committee of experts will be formed to look into the matter. CJI mentions names of personnel that could be on the SPL committee formed to resolve the stalemate between the Govt and the farmers. Ashok Gulati (agricultural economist), Harsimrat Mann, Pramod Joshi and Anil Dhanwat will be on the committee.Farmers' protest: SC stays implementation of 3 farm laws until further orders, forms 4-member committee

    Farmer protest: At Singhu border, the mood is sombre but the protest continues

    “We went to meet the farmers to allow us to open at least one side of the road. For the last two months they have blocked it and we are suffering a lot,” Arup Singh Maan from Alipur village told ET. “On Friday, there would be a meeting of people from 40 villages and we will take a call.”

    Farmers' protest: Ghaziabad DM orders protesters to leave Ghazipur border by tonight

    District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey, including senior administrative officers and senior police officers, have made complete preparations to vacate the dharna site. Till tonight the protest site should be vacated.Farmers' protest: Ghaziabad DM orders protesters to leave Ghazipur border by tonight

    R-day Tractor Rally: Top 5 moments of the farmers' protest in Delhi

    The national capital witnessed chaotic scenes on Republic Day after protesting farmers clashed with cops at several places and entered the iconic Red Fort. Farmers are protesting against three new farm laws passed by the Centre. Delhi Police had given permission to farmers to hold their tractor rally on selected routes only after the completion of official Republic Day parade at Rajpath. However, chaos erupted when the farmers broke through police barricades and stormed into the national capital. The Centre has ordered the suspension of Internet services at several areas in Delhi post clashes between cops and farmers. The order was issued by MHA after Police officials briefed it about the situation. Meanwhile, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemned the violence and blamed anti-social elements for infiltrating the tractor rally. It also thanked thousands of farmers for their unprecedented participation in the agitation.R-day Tractor Rally: Top 5 moments of the farmers' protest in Delhi

    Extremists in garb of food providers: BJP's Patra on violence during farmers' protest

    "Those we had been calling annadata (food providers) for so many days have turned out to be extremists. Don't defame annadata, call an extremist an extremist only," Patra tweeted as a section of protesting farmers broke the agreement with Delhi Police and indulged in hooliganism.

    Farmers' Protest: One dead as tractor overturns at ITO area in Delhi

    Delhi Police releases CCTV footage to counter the claim that one of the protesting farmers died due to police action. In the video, a tractor can be seen crashing into a police barricade & turning turtle.Farmers' Protest: One dead as tractor overturns at ITO area in Delhi

    Farmers' Protest: Internet services downgraded at several protest sites

    NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday ordered shut down of internet services in parts of Delhi NCR amid protests by farmers in the national capital.A government order sent to telecom service providers directed temporary suspension of internet services in areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and their adjoining areas in the NCT of Delhi from 12.00 hours to 23.59 hours on the Republic Day, according to the Department of TelecomFarmers' Protest: Internet services downgraded at several protest sites

    Government orders internet shutdown in areas close to farmers protest sites in Delhi

    A government order sent to telecom service providers directed temporary suspension of internet services in areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and their adjoining areas in the NCT of Delhi from 12.00 hours to 23.59 hours on the Republic Day, according to the Department of Telecom.

    Violence a setback, but farm unions to take stir pan-India

    Violence during the tractor rallies came as a setback for farm unions agitating for repeal of central farm laws. However, they expressed their determination to continue with their protests while seeking to dissociate themselves from Tuesday’s violence.

    Govt's silence indicates it is planning steps against farmers' stir: Rakesh Tikait

    Before leaving for Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar on Sunday night, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader told reporters in Bijnor's Afzalgarh, "The government's silence for the past 15-20 days is indicating that something is going to happen. The government is planning some steps against the agitation."

    Punjab Assembly pays tributes to farmers who died during stir against farm laws

    The Punjab Assembly on Monday paid tributes to the farmers who died during the ongoing agitation against the Centre's farm laws. Several farmers who were part of the agitation against the three farm legislations had died due to varied reasons, including health issues like heart attack.

    Protesting farmer dies as tractor overturns at ITO: Police

    The man died as his tractor overturned at ITO where many farmers participating in the parade had reached from the Ghazipur border after taking a detour of the pre-agreed route for the march, a senior police officer said.

    Clash breaks out between farmers and police at ITO; lathicharge tear gas used

    The farmers who began their march from different border points, much before the time permitted to them for their tractor rally, reached ITO in Central Delhi despite the force denying them permission for it.

    Mumbai: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar joins farmers’ protest at Azad Maidan

    Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Congress state president Balasaheb Thorat participated in the farmers' demonstration at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on January 25. The farmers had arrived at Azad Maidan after walking hundreds of kilometres from Nashik region of Maharashtra. Three new farm laws instigated farmers to hit roads in national capital. Protesting farmers are all set to hold tractor rally in Delhi to mark Republic Day. Mumbai: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar joins farmers’ protest at Azad Maidan

    UP Assembly session briefly adjourned after Opposition brings up farmers' protests

    As soon as the House assembled in the morning, noisy scenes were witnessed between the Opposition and ruling benches over farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the central government.

    Farmers protest: Uttar Pradesh police withdraws 'ban' on fuel to tractors

    Superintendent of Police, Ghazipur Om Prakash Singh, said he was shocked when he learnt about the orders issued by the in-charges of the Suhwal and Saidpur police stations and has asked ASP (rural) to probe the matter.

    No link between BJP’s loss in Punjab municipal corporation polls and farmers protest: Tomar

    “In Punjab we did not have a strong base. We had for several years fought elections in Punjab in alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal. In these polls both BJP and Akali Dal fought separately. This has no link with ongoing farmers' protests,” said Tomar.

    Farmers' protest: Several roads remain closed in Delhi

    Farmers from different states have been camping at various border points of Delhi for 40 days now to demand the repeal of the three farm laws enacted in September and a legal backing for the minimum support price (MSP).

    Punjab elections 2021: Congress wins big in municipal polls amid farmers' protest

    The ruling Congress won six municipal corporations and emerged as the largest party in the seventh, sweeping the urban body polls in Punjab on Wednesday. The party won Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala and Pathankot corporations in the civic polls on February 7, held against the backdrop of the farmers' agitation over the new agri-marketing laws. In Moga, the party needed victories in six more wards to control the municipal corporation. The Congress also won a majority of the 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayatsPunjab elections 2021: Congress wins big in municipal polls amid farmers' protest

    Chidambaram slams Centre, says it is treating protesting farmers as enemies

    He alleged that the Prime Minister travel from Kerala to Assam but do not have time to travel 20 km to meet farmers.

    India hits out at UNHRC over remark on farmers stir, asks 'why no comment on R-day violence'

    India hits out at United Nations Human Rights Body Chief over her comments on the farmers' stir. 'Remarks on farmers partial.' Details by Srinjoy Chowdhury.India hits out at UNHRC over remark on farmers stir, asks 'why no comment on R-day violence'

    Farmer Protest: 1,00,000 tractors to be lined up in show of strength

    Farmer union leader Kulwant Sandhu said the unions have issued an appeal in Punjab and Haryana that “no tractor or youngster should remain at home and should come to Delhi by January 24”.

    Farmers' protest: Sedition law cannot be invoked to quieten disquiet, says Delhi court

    Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana made the observation while granting bail to two persons - Devi Lal Burdak and Swaroop Ram - arrested by Delhi police earlier this month for allegedly committing sedition and spreading rumours by posting fake video on Facebook during ongoing farmers' protest.

    Did not participate in violence, pacified crowd during Red Fort incident on Jan 26: Deep Sidhu tells Court

    Actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu on Friday urged the Delhi Court to preserve the CCTV footage of the Red Fort, which is already with the Investigating Agency and visuals, to show that he did not participate in any act of violence and rather he was helping the police in pacifying the crowd on Republic Day in New Delhi.

    Protesting farmers stop wheat-laden train in Punjab's Moga

    The train was stopped at the Dagru railway station after it came out of a privately-owned grain silo in Dagru village, the police said.

    Farmers' protest: Kisan Unions harden stance, say will 'make' govt repeal farm laws

    Hardening their stance on the three new agri laws, farmer leaders Tuesday said they will "make" government repeal these legislations, and asserted their fight has reached a stage where they are "determined" to win it no matter what. Farmer leader Rishipal said that one farmer has died every day on an average since the protest started in the last week of November. "A Homage Day (Shraddhanjali Diwas) for all the farmers who lost their lives and became martyrs in the ongoing protest will be organised across the country in villages and tehsil headquarters on 20th December from 11 am to 1pm," said another farmer leader.Farmers' protest: Kisan Unions harden stance, say will 'make' govt repeal farm laws

    Nikita, Disha, Shantanu linked to pro-Khalistan PJF; created farmers' protest 'toolkit': Delhi Police

    The Delhi Police on Monday said that the controversial ‘toolkit’ on farmers’ protest, which was accidentally tweeted and subsequently deleted by global climate activist Greta Thunberg, was created by advocate-cum-activist Nikita Jacob and her associates Shantanu and Disha Ravi. 21-year-old climate activist Disha was arrested by the Delhi Police from Bengaluru last Saturday in connection with the case.Nikita, Disha, Shantanu linked to pro-Khalistan PJF; created farmers' protest 'toolkit': Delhi Police

    Toolkit case: Delhi court grants protection from arrest to Shantanu Muluk till Mar 9

    Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted the relief to the activist after the Delhi Police said it needed time to conduct further interrogation before filing a detailed reply to Muluk's anticipatory bail plea.

    Pagdi Sambhal Divas: When farmers took inspiration from a 100-year old event

    Donning traditional turbans and singing songs of the peasant movement, farmers protesting at Delhi borders against the three agri laws on Tuesday marked the "Pagdi Sambhal Divas". Called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the day-long event was inspired by the "Pagdi Sambhal Lehar" of 1906.

    Repeal farm laws or will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors: Rakesh Tikait to Centre

    Speaking at a farmers' rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, "Our next call will be for a march to Parliament. We will tell them before marching. This time it won't be just 4 lakh tractors but 40 lakh tractors will go there if farm laws are not taken back."

    Farmers' protest:10th round of talks postponed to Wednesday

    Asserting that the new farm laws are in the interest of the farming community, the government said obstacles do come whenever good things or measures are taken and it is taking longer to resolve the issue as farmers' leaders want a solution their own way.

    View: For the economy to grow, democracy can’t be in recession

    Freedom is indivisible. Freedom cannot be compartmentalised. The authoritarian economic miracle of China may be a role model for some, but in India, given the dizzying diversities of economic life, the evidence shows that economic growth is best achieved in times of civic and social freedom.

    Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait warns of ‘Parliament gherao’ if govt doesn't repeal three agri laws

    Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday warned the Centre of ‘march to Parliament if it does not scrap the three agriculture laws against which farmers have been protesting on several borders of Delhi for nearly three months. Speaking at the Kisan Mahapanchayat of United Kisan Morcha in Sikar, Tikait said that the protesting farmers will gherao Parliament if the contentious laws are not repealed.Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait warns of ‘Parliament gherao’ if govt doesn't repeal three agri laws

    Toolkit case: Activist Disha Ravi released from Tihar jail

    Earlier in the day, a city court granted bail to 22-year-old Ravi, terming the evidence produced by police as "scanty and sketchy".

    Farmers will gherao Parliament if govt doesn't repeal three agri laws: Tikait

    Tikait was addressing the Kisan Mahapanchayat of United Kisan Morcha in Sikar, Rajasthan Tuesday.

    Farmers' protest example of govt's failure: Akhilesh Yadav

    The BJP government at the Centre is making offers to farmers for talks, but on the other hand, it is levelling "baseless allegations" on the protesting farmers, he said in a statement issued here.

    R-Day violence: Farmer leader from Jammu taken into custody by Delhi Police

    ​Jammu and Kashmir United Kisan Front Chairman Mohinder Singh, a resident of Chatha area of Jammu city, is the first person to be arrested from Jammu in connection with the January 26 violence.

    Farmers’ protest: ‘Canadian PM commends GOI’s efforts to choose path of dialogue’, says MEA Anurag Srivastava

    While addressing a press conference in the national capital on February 12, the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava spoke on farmers’ protest. Srivastava said, “On the farmers’ protest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended efforts of the Government of India to choose the path of dialogue as befitting a democracy.” “He also acknowledged the responsibility of his government in providing protection to Indian diplomatic personnel and premises in Canada,” he added (ANI)Farmers’ protest: ‘Canadian PM commends GOI’s efforts to choose path of dialogue’, says MEA Anurag Srivastava

    Farmers’ protest enters Day 31: Ground report

    Farmers agitating in and around the national capital continued their protest for 31st day on December 26. Protestors at Delhi’s Burari ground were seen having their daily breakfast. Farmers are picketing against centre’s new farm laws, and have rejected several offers of amendments in the laws by centre, thus clearing their intentions of wanting complete rollback of the legislations. Farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have held five rounds of talks with the government but with no concrete solution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on December 25 made fresh appeals to discuss issues of the agitating farmers, and a sixth round of talks is likely to be held soon. Farmers’ protest enters Day 31: Ground report

    Toolkit case: Delhi court sends Disha Ravi to one-day police custody

    The police had sought five days of further custodial interrogation, claiming that Ravi had shifted the blame to co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk in the ‘toolkit’ case. The police told the court that they needed to confront Ravi with Jacob and Muluk.

    Year-end vehicle retail impacted by farmers’ protests

    The downswing in retail vehicle sales, which typically slow for a month starting middle of December as it is considered inauspicious in the Hindu calendar, have been made worse by weak consumer sentiment in the region, vehicle retailers said, without specifying the quantum of the impact.

    Farm laws agitation: BJP fields senior Jat leaders for farmers’ outreach

    Senior leaders including Union ministers, state ministers, MPs, MLAs and party office-bearers have been involved in this outreach.

    View: Putting democracy in farm’s way

    While there is hope on the horizon where the disease is concerned as the vaccination rollout continues apace, the gridlock between the protesting farmers and GoI shows no sign of early resolution.

    BJP efforts to convince western UP community leaders on merits of agri laws met with indifference

    “The minister Sanjeev Balyan came to meet us along with the MLAs and other leaders. I can’t refuse because that is not our culture,” Gajendra Ahlawat, head of Ahlawat Khap, told ET.

    New farm laws like 'death warrant' for farmers, says Arvind Kejriwal after meet with farmers

    "A detailed discussion took place with farmers from Western Uttar Pradesh over the three black laws. These laws are like a death warrant for farmers. If these laws are implemented, farming will go into the hands of a few corporates," the Chief Minister told reporters.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses meeting of BJP's new national office-bearers

    The meeting, which is also being attended by BJP state unit presidents, assumes significance as it comes amid fierce protests by a section of farmers in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh against the three new farm laws.

    Farmers' protest: Entry, exit gates at 6 Delhi Metro stations on Green Line closed

    Punjab farmers, representing over 30 farm bodies, have announced they will go to Delhi through several routes -- Lalru, Shambhu, Patiala-Pehowa, Patran-Khanauri, Moonak-Tohana, Ratia-Fatehabad and Talwandi-Sirsa. Tension was escalating at all the border points.

    Farmers' protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces 4-hour 'rail roko' on February 18

    Protesting farmers Wednesday announced a four-hour nationwide rail blockade on February 18 as they renewed their strategy to intensify their agitation, which also included a candle march on February 14 in the memory of those killed in the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack. In a statement, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the protest, also said toll collection will not be allowed in Rajasthan from February 12 as part of their week-long protest strategy. The SKM said in the statement that in a meeting on Wednesday farmer unions decided to escalate their agitation. "There will be a 'rail roko' programme across the country from 12 pm to 4 pm on February 18," the SKM said.Farmers' protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces 4-hour 'rail roko' on February 18

    Govt 'using' SC to curb farmers' protest, says SS mouthpiece Saamana

    Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece Saamana, says the Govt is 'using the shoulder of SC to curb the farmers' protest'. Govt 'using' SC to curb farmers' protest, says SS mouthpiece Saamana

    10,000 more to join, Delhi on edge over mega farmers protest

    Around 1.45pm on Sunday, traffic on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway stalled at Jaisingh Khera as hundreds of farmers from Rajasthan were stopped by police from going further.

    Farmers stir: Arvind Kejriwal calls kisan netas for dialogue at Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Sunday

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting with farmer leaders on Sunday at the Vidhan Sabha. Farm laws and other issues related to the farmers will be taken up in the meeting. The announcement was made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from its official Twitter account.Farmers stir: Arvind Kejriwal calls kisan netas for dialogue at Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Sunday

    Farmers' protest: Delhi CP takes stock of situation at Singhu Border

    On January 13, the farmers’ protest entered day 49. Farmers continued their protest at Singhu border against Centre’s new farm laws. Delhi Commissioner of Police, SN Shrivastava also visited the border area. He took the stock of the situation there. He said, “I have come here to take stock of the situation and interacted with my men. I am happy to note that morale of the force is very high and they’re doing their duty properly. Like every year, we are tightening the security on Republic Day.Farmers' protest: Delhi CP takes stock of situation at Singhu Border

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet Khap leaders along with farmers on Sunday

    Early this week, BJP West UP leaders had also decided to reach out to Khap pradhans and convince them over the three farm laws.

    The what and how of the Supreme Court order on the ongoing farmers' protests

    According to a report by TOI, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Centre's plea against putting the three new farm laws on hold and stayed their implementation for the time being. It also formed a four-member committee of experts to resolve the impasse between the government and protesting farmers.

    Delhi Police release photos of 200 people in connection with R-Day violence at Red Fort

    "We have released the pictures and the process of identification (of the people) has been started," a senior police officer said.

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