Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicFarmers protests

Topic: farmers protests

Saazish, toolkit, mahayudh – TV news sees Nupur Sharma, Agnipath, MVA as one big conspiracy

Be it the ‘tottering’ Maharashtra govt, farmers' protests, hijab issue, Nupur Sharma remarks or Agnipath protests, Indian news channels describe them in mostly the same manner.

Dalit poet Lal Singh Dil was true ‘faqir’ who understood Punjab economy better than govt

Punjabi poetry is more than Amrita Pritam, Shiv Batalvi, or Amarjit Chandan. See why Dil's poetry is intellectually capturing in its own way.

Haven’t ruled out challenging Lakhimpur Kheri accused Ashish Mishra’s bail, UP govt tells SC

Decision on appeal still pending, says govt affidavit, no timeline given. State also says two incidents of witnesses being attacked not linked to Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

‘Silent majority’ of farmers support farm laws, repeal would be ‘unfair’, panel had told SC

The report was made public Monday by Anil Ghanwat, one of the members of the committee. He said 61 of 73 farm bodies that made submissions to the panel supported farm laws.

Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik targets Centre again, says ‘Don’t mess with farmers’

Farmers can use violence if talks fail, protests will begin again if govt doesn’t take their rights seriously, said Malik at an event in Jodhpur Friday.

‘Karma strikes’, says Indian social media users as Canadian PM hides from anti-vax protests

Justin Trudeau, who vocally supported the farmers’ protests, has taken shelter in a secret location as huge convoy of anti-vaccination mandate protestors pour into Ottawa.

PM cuts short Punjab visit after ‘major security breach’ on road, MHA wants answers from state

PM Modi was stuck on flyover 'for 15-20 mins' as protesters blocked Bathinda-Ferozepur road, after change of plans due to weather. But Punjab CM Channi says 'no security breach'.

2021 in pictures — Covid 2nd wave brings India to its knees, and Neeraj Chopra wins Olympic gold

Clashes erupted on Republic Day during a farmers' tractor rally in Delhi. Later in the year, the farmers’ protest ended with government repealing the farm laws.

Noida Authority shut for days. A new farmers’ siege over 10-year-old anger

Noida Authority office has been partially inaccessible to residents because of the protest. Flex boards with slogans like ‘Samadhan ya Samadhi’ are up at the protest site.

Won’t arrest Kangana Ranaut till 25 Jan, cops tell Bombay HC over remarks on farmer protests

The statement was made after a bench said the issue involved the question of Ranaut's fundamental right to free speech and the court will have to grant her some ad-interim relief.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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