Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

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AAP govt gives nod, 17 of 54 cases filed against farmers for farm laws protest to be withdrawn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

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.

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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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