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Newly sworn-in Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi appeals Centre to repeal ‘black’ farm laws

Channi said his party stands firmly behind farmers agitating against the laws, and he will become the voice of the common people of Punjab and will always remain accessible to them.
Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal during the Akali Dal protest in New Delhi, on 17 September 2021

Sukhbir, Harsimrat Badal detained during Akali Dal’s protest against farm laws in Delhi

The protest, which led to clogging of traffic in the national capital, was carried out to mark a year since the three contentious farm laws were passed.
Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Representational image | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

AAP, Akali Dal leaders object to ‘unfair’ farmers’ appeal to put Punjab poll campaign on hold

Campaigning for 2022 Punjab polls is expected to intensify before kharif harvest season next month, but farmers have requested it be suspended till polls are announced, to ensure focus on farm laws agitation.
Farmers gathered outside the mini secretariat in Karnal | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No headway on 2nd day of talks, farmers remain camped at Karnal secretariat with langar, tea

The protest is targeted against IAS officer Ayush Sinha, who allegedly directed cops to 'break the heads' of agitating farmers trying to reach a BJP event on 28 August.
File image of Anil Ghanwat, one of the members of the SC-appointed committee | ANI

‘Our recommendations will resolve impasse’: SC-appointed farm panel member wants report made public

Anil Ghanwat, president of the Shetkari Sanghatana and member of the panel, has written to the CJI, saying committee’s report has ‘addressed all apprehensions of the farmers’.
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Centre must engage with farmers. Muzaffarnagar mahapanchayat shows farm laws’ politicisation

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Farmers at the Kisan Mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh’ Muzaffarnagar Sunday | Photo: Nirmal Poddar/ThePrint

At Muzaffarnagar mahapanchayat, farmers vow to intensify protest against farm laws 

Sugarcane farmers present in the event expressed resentment against the UP government for stagnation in sugarcane prices.

Thousands of farmers attend mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar ahead of UP Assembly polls

Farmers belonging to 300 organisations from UP, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka gathered for the rally. BKU's Rakesh Tikait said panchayats will be held across India.

AIADMK, BJP stage walkout as TN Assembly adopts resolution against Centre’s farm laws

When the house convened Saturday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin piloted the resolution, calling for withdrawal of the three farm laws and sought it to be adopted unanimously.

Protesting farmers pelt stones, smear ink on BJP MLA’s car in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

In a purported video, MLA Umesh Malik was seen claiming that the attackers had affiliation to the BKU. According to the police, a case has been registered & several were booked.

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Vodafone store | Representational Image | Bloomberg

Global investors are afraid to look at Indian telecom market. Vodafone CEO can change that

A true revival of the Indian telecom sector will require an optimistic view of the future, which is a difficult ask given the industry’s chequered past.
A Cars24 employee sanitises a used car | cars24.com

India’s used car website Cars24 raises $450 mn from SoftBank, Tencent, others

The round values Cars24 at $1.84 billion, almost doubling from the end of last year. It’s starting conversations about an IPO and aims to go public in 18 to 24 months.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his American counterpart Lloyd Austin in New Delhi, on 20 March 2021 (file photo) | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin ahead of PM Modi’s visit to US

During the telephone call, Defence Minister Singh and his American counterpart spoke on issues pertaining to bilateral defence cooperation, including situation in Afghanistan.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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