Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

‘Did Gujarat govt think of Bilkis’s security?’ — Urdu press spotlight remains on rapists’ release

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Behind BKU split, tensions between faction ‘sympathetic to BJP’ & Tikaits, ‘who backed opposition’

Bharatiya Kisan Union split again Sunday, with the breakaway faction calling itself BKU (Arajnaitik). This is the eleventh split in the BKU.

After Modi’s Sikh outreach, Akal Takht chief slams BJP, says minorities’ beliefs suppressed

In speech Thursday, PM honoured Guru Tegh Bahadur, emphasised govt's work for Sikhs. But Giani Harpreet Singh says issues not resolved & that there's distrust towards Centre.

Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, political front of 22 farmers’ unions, scores a zero in Punjab polls

Top leaders like Rajewal and Bhangu fare poorly. Their allies in farmers’ agitation who were against the political move distance themselves. SKM calls for meeting on 14 March.

AAP govt gives nod, 17 of 54 cases filed against farmers for farm laws protest to be withdrawn

The cases include one concerning violence at the Red Fort on Republic Day last year. Withdrawal was one of Centre’s assurances to farmers’ groups to end their protest.

The 1907 Pagrhi Sambhal Jatta and 2020 protests had a common goal — saving farmers’ ‘hond’

In ‘Pagrhi Sambhal Lehar to Samyukt Kisan Morcha’, academic Ronki Ram traces a century of Punjab's Kisan struggle from 1907 to 2021.

‘BJP’s Kairana model won’t work in UP, farmers know whom to vote for’, says BKU’s Rakesh Tikait

Rakesh Tikait says farmers will observe 31 Jan as 'broken promises day' to protest against Modi govt not yet fulfilling promises to ensure MSP & waive cases against farmers.

‘Struggle on streets’ ends: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, supporters return home after 383 days

The ‘ghar wapsi’ was marked with a celebratory atmosphere at Ghazipur border on the Delhi-UP border. A ‘havan’ also was performed at the UP Gate for the well-being of the farmers.

Modi govt to introduce bill in Lok Sabha Monday to repeal three contentious farm laws

Despite the prime minister's surprise announcement to repeal the bills, farmers' unions have announced that they will continue with their protest until their other demands are not met.

Song, dance, mithai at Ghazipur border as Modi announces rollback of farm laws

While PM Narendra Modi's announcement on repeal of farm laws has changed the agitation site into a celebration venue, many say they will wait for parliamentary proceedings.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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