Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

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.

Haryana’s Chautala village sent hundreds to farm protests. Then Covid cases, deaths piled up

Former Haryana chief minister O.P. Chautala's ancestral village had been sending four-five people from every family to the farmers agitation, said villagers. Till Covid deaths started mounting.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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