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Newly appointed Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses the gathering at Punjab Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh, on 23 July 2021 | PTI

Victory of farmers protesting farm laws top priority, Punjab Congress chief Sidhu says

Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders since late November, demanding repeal of three laws passed by the Modi govt last year.

Protest against farm laws to begin at Jantar Mantar from 22 July, says farmers’ union leader

Two hundred farmers will go to Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border everyday for the peaceful demonstration against farm laws, said Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh national president Shiv K Kakka.

200 farmers to protest outside parliament every day during monsoon session, says SKM

At a press conference Sunday, Samyukt Kisan Morcha declared that two days before Monsoon session, a warning letter will be given to opposition MPs to protest against the laws inside the House.
BJP workers show a sword on a damaged vehicle after clash with farmers protesting at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on 30 June 2021 |Photo: PTI

BJP workers, farm law protestors clash in Ghazipur, farmer leaders allege conspiracy by govt

A Samyukta Kisan Morcha spokesperson claimed the farmers had informed govt officials to remove the BJP party workers who were creating ruckus in the name of a welcome rally.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during a meeting with farm leaders from 10 states in support of the agri-laws, in New Delhi on 14 December 2020 | PTI photo

Govt ready to resume talks on farm laws, says Narendra Singh Tomar to protesting farmers

Govt and farmer unions have held 11 rounds of talks to break the deadlock and end the farmers' protest. Talks have not resumed following violence during the 26 January tractor rally.

Farmer leaders to meet Mamata Banerjee to seek support for ongoing stir & MSP for produce

West Bengal CM's support for the agitation which has drawn on the farmer community in north India, is being viewed as a potential booster which has been flagging in recent weeks.
Protesting farmers at Rohad toll tax in Haryana in June 2021 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Covid can’t touch us, say protesting Haryana farmers, but toll in villages tells another story

Haryana Police data collected from villages that sent farmers to protest sites show a good number of those who tested positive died. Farmers, however, don't believe Covid is the killer.

Punjab farmers hoist black flags to mark 6 months of protest against farm laws

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also raised a black flag at his house in Muktsar district and urged the Central govt to accept the demand of protesting farmers.
Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union protest against the Modi government's farm laws at Julana | Photo: Reeti Agarwal | ThePrint

Protesting farmers call Covid ‘govt conspiracy’ as Haryana blames them for surging deaths

Farmers take turns travelling to and from Tikri & Kundli borders, authorities say they carry Covid back to villages. But protesters claim Covid is 'imaginary'.
Ram Chander, 69, who collapsed in his way to the farmer protest site in Hisar | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj/ThePrint

69-yr-old farmer on way to Hisar protest site gets breathless & dies, is declared a ‘martyr’

Over 7,000 farmers from across villages in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab, had gathered at the Krantiman Park in Hisar, for a march towards the commissioner’s office.

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Senior US commander meets Army Chief Naravane, holds talks on issues of ‘mutual interest’

General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
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