Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

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.

Modi skips Lakhimpur in 35-min Lucknow speech, opposition labels it ‘insensitive, anti-farmer’

PM Modi was in Lucknow Tuesday to inaugurate an event to mark the 75th year of India’s independence. UP CM Yogi Adityanath also gave a speech, but didn't mention Lakhimpur either.

On Camera

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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