Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

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.

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.

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 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.    

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Will support farmers, removal from BJP executive not a sign of anything: Birender Singh

The ex-Union minister was dropped from BJP’s central decision-making body Thursday. The move came amid his consistent support to the farmers’ agitation.

Family of teen killed in Lakhimpur Kheri wants 2nd autopsy after first ‘rules out bullet wound’

Gurvinder Singh was among the 4 farmers killed in Sunday’s violence at Lakhimpur Kheri. His family refused to cremate him Tuesday, reiterating the allegation that he was shot dead.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.