Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicFarmers protests

Topic: farmers protests

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.

‘Leaving part of me behind’ — Farmers begin to vacate Delhi borders as year-long protest ends

The agitating farmers from Punjab, Haryana & UP, who were camping at various Delhi borders for more than a year, began their journey back home Saturday.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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