Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicFarmer protest

Topic: Farmer protest

The curious case of farm protests not going beyond Punjab, Haryana and some UP districts

Share of labour force in agriculture in these three regions is the lowest amongst large states and significantly lower than the national average.

Farmers block railway tracks in Punjab, demand MoS Ajay Mishra’s arrest

Samyukt Kisan Morcha said trains will be stopped Monday as part of 'rail roko' protest and agitation will be intensified until 'justice is secured' in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

Farmer killed in Lakhimpur violence cremated after conduction of second autopsy

Family members of farmer Gurvinder Singh had earlier refused to cremate him, claiming that he was shot dead but the post-mortem report had no mention of it.

Farmers’ protest fights for apolitical image as leader is accused of Akali bias ahead of polls

Balbir Singh Rajewal has been accused by the Akali Dal of projecting a clear ‘bias’ against the party while ‘favouring’ rivals in the run-up to Punjab polls. He denies the charge.

Haryana govt orders probe into 28 August clash, farmers call off Karnal sit-in

The probe will be completed within a month and former SDM Ayush Sinha will remain on leave during the time, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Singh told the media in Karnal.

Manohar Lal Khattar defends police action in Karnal, says farmers hurled stones at cops

Haryana CM Khattar also said that farmers had given assurance of a peaceful protest but they attacked the police, who later had to take steps to maintain law and order.

Punjab & Haryana HC issues notice to Haryana govt, seeks reply in Nodeep Kaur case

Kaur, a 23-year-old labour rights activist is lodged in Karnal jail in Haryana, facing three cases including charges of attempt to murder and extortion.

Those wanting business over hunger will be driven out of the country, says Rakesh Tikait

The Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson's comments came soon after PM Modi's address in the Rajya Sabha in which he assured farmers that MSP will remain in the future.

It’s all about tweets by Rihanna and Rahul Gandhi as news anchors attack both

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Govt extends internet suspension at 3 farmer protest sites in Delhi till 2 February

Internet services likely to remain suspended in adjoining areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders as well, till 11pm on 2 February.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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