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File photo of farmers protest against the Modi government's farm laws, near Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) supporters offer 'jalebis' at Ghazipur border as part of celebration after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of three farm laws. | ANI

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.
File photo of farmers protesting at Singhu border | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

5 reasons why farmers won the farm laws battle against Modi govt

PM Modi's decision to repeal contentious farm laws is being seen as a historic victory for Samyukta Kisan Morcha, umbrella body of farmers' unions leading the protest.
Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Representational image | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

45-year old Punjab farmer dies of suicide near Singhu border

According to Kundli police, the farmer's body, identified as Gurpreet Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib district, has been sent to a local hospital in Sonipat for post-mortem examination.
Sooryavanshi poster | Commons

Farmer union protests against Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi for 3rd day, wants film banned

Akshay Kumar, born in Amritsar, has been at receiving end of anger from some farmers since he tweeted in favour of ‘India against propaganda’ campaign amid farmers’ protest.
Nihang Baba Aman | By special arrangement

Nihang Sikh, ‘honoured’ by Union Agri minister Tomar, wanted for attempt to murder of ‘71 war hero

Baba Aman Singh, who was presented with a siropa by Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar in July, is also an accused in a drugs hauls case involving 900 kg of ganja.    
Jaspreet Kaur, 35, Lakhbir Singh's estranged wife, at her home in Cheema Kalan, Tarn Taran | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘He didn’t go out alone, only had Rs 100’: Lynched Sikh’s kin in Punjab find Singhu trip ‘fishy’

Delegation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee meets Lakhbir Singh’s family Saturday. They defend lynching, and refuse to apologise, claim Lakhbir was govt agent.
The site at Singhu border where Lakhbir Singh was hanged from a barrier | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Sarabjit Singh, arrested in Singhu border lynching, sent to police remand for a week

The body of a Dalit Sikh identified as Lakhbir Singh was found Friday, with a hand chopped off and multiple wounds, a gruesome incident that was blamed on a group of Nihangs.
The site at Singhu border where Lakhbir Singh was hanged from a barrier | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘He was running with a Sikh holy book’: The ‘crime’ for which Sikh man was lynched & hacked

A Dalit Sikh identified as Lakhbir Singh was killed — his hand chopped off at the wrist, his ankle hacked at ankle — at Singhu border Friday for alleged sacrilege.
File photo of BJP MP Varun Gandhi | Twitter /@srivarungandhi

Varun Gandhi refuses to back down, now posts clip of Vajpayee’s 1980 pitch for farmer rights

Varun Gandhi’s vocal support for Lakhimpur Kheri agitation and farmers’ protest comes months before 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, where BJP is hoping for re-election.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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