Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

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.

Drama after deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri — how UP cops stopped opposition from reaching spot

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra & Akhilesh Yadav are among leaders detained for attempting to reach Lakhimpur Kheri, where nine people have died due to Sunday violence. 

PM Modi touches upon farmers’ agitation, Covid, draws line between criticism & allegations

Talking to the Open Magazine about issues raised by Opposition, PM Modi said he missed critics and that perhaps no one had time for constructive criticism today.

No headway on 2nd day of talks, farmers remain camped at Karnal secretariat with langar, tea

The protest is targeted against IAS officer Ayush Sinha, who allegedly directed cops to 'break the heads' of agitating farmers trying to reach a BJP event on 28 August.

Rakesh Tikait didn’t just chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ in UP, he raised ‘Har Har Mahadev’ slogan too

BJP leaders have questioned farmer leader Tikait for leading the Islamic chant at a mahapanchayat in UP, but the 20-second videos don’t present the full picture.

Haryana govt ‘to launch misconduct inquiry’ against IAS officer behind ‘smash heads’ order

The govt inquiry, it is learnt, will also look into ‘circumstances that led to lathi-charge at Bastara toll point in Karnal’, and ‘assess if there was excessive use of force by police’.

Police use water cannon as farmers break through barricades at Chandigarh-Mohali border

Officials said police were deployed following a call by farmers to march towards Punjab governor's house and submit a memorandum regarding their seven-month-long agitation.

‘They wanted a martyr’: Family of Haryana man accuses Tikri protesters of setting him on fire

Mukesh Lal died of burn injuries late Wednesday. Police says it has his dying declaration accusing 4 of setting him on fire. Protesting farmers say Lal died by suicide.

‘Situation not far from emergency’ — farmers to gherao all Raj Bhavans on 26 June

On the completion of seven months of agitation against Centre's three farm laws, the farmers will observe 26 June as 'Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas'

This Mohali village has no mobile or internet signal, but knows a Covid vaccine can save lives

The Mohali administration has put up all 341 villages in the district for adoption to seek sponsorship for vaccination doses. Thirteen villages have already been adopted.

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On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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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.