Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSinghu border

Topic: singhu border

Protesting farmers strengthen infrastructure at Singhu border in preparation for long haul

To increase security measures, 100 CCTV cameras are being installed at the main stage used by the Morcha & a team of 600 volunteers has also been raised for patrolling the site.

Rihanna’s tweet took TV news back to ’70s. No foreign criticism of India allowed

Instead of showing the BJP boast about Budget 2021, TV channels chose to defend the ‘military zone’ at Delhi borders, and attack Rahul Gandhi and Rihanna.

‘Bail is rule, jail an exception’ — Delhi court grants bail to journalist Mandeep Punia

Freelance journalist Mandeep Punia was arrested while covering farmers' protests at Singhu border Saturday for allegedly misbehaving with police personnel.

Security stepped up in Singhu, police say ‘can’t afford to have another R-Day violence’

Farmers say police are ‘instigating’ them by enhancing security measures at the protest site and also trying to cut off their supplies of daily ration.

At Singhu border, iron rods put between barriers, makeshift wall built to restrict protesters

The move comes days after the violent clashes between some protesters and police on 26 January during the tractor parade by the agitating farmers.

AAP wants Amarinder govt to send Punjab Police to ‘protect farmers’ at Delhi borders

Ruling Congress in Punjab ridiculed the demand, saying even CBI couldn't enter a state without permission.

Clashes break out at farmers’ protest site at Singhu, SHO attacked with sword

Farmers say a group of men threw petrol bombs at the protest site, and called them ‘anti-nationals’. Police used tear gas, lathi-charge to disperse the mob.

With bonfires & slogans, farmers stay put at Singhu, Ghazipur borders after R-Day violence

In the aftermath of Republic Day violence, police deployment has been increased at Singhu and Ghazipur borders, but farmers have refused to vacate protest sites.

Thinner crowds, fear of arrests, clueless farmers — Ghazipur, Singhu day after R-Day violence

Farmers have started returning home in fear of arrests. They are also divided on the hoisting of Nishan Sahib at Red Fort, while others say they had no clue about the Red Fort route.

Day after Delhi violence, farmer unions raise ‘Deep Sidhu murdabad’ slogans, call him traitor

Members of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting farmers, claim actor Deep Sidhu ‘incited’ the violence at the Red Fort.

On Camera

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TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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