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Education department official suspended for supporting farmers’ protest

The farmers’ protest is getting support from people from various walks of life. However, some people have to bear the brunt of the governments’ anger for supporting the protesting farmers. One such person is Ajay Balhara. Dr. Ajay Balhara, who was posted as chief coordinator (training) at the Haryana government’s Directorate of Secondary Education in...

“Only Congress can do farming with blood”, says Narendra Singh Tomar

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday lambasted the Congress for playing politics over farm laws and allegedly misleading the farmers. Tomar, while addressing the Rajya Sabha over the contentious farm laws, said, “The world knows that farming is done with water, but only Congress can do farming with blood.” Tomar asserted that the...

US supports peaceful protests by farmers, says differences should be resolved through dialogue

At a time when several international celebrities have extended their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, the US has urged the Indian government to recognise peaceful protests and allow access to the internet. The new US administration under President Joe Biden has said that unhindered access to information, including the internet, and peaceful protests are...

Delhi Police announced Rs 1 lakh reward for leads on Deep Sidhu

The Delhi Police has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for those who can provide information about Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu and others who have been accused of instigating protesting farmers that resulted in widespread violence during the tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day. The police have announced Rs 1 lakh...

Police strengthens measures to restrain movement of protesting farmers

The borders of the national capital where farmers are continuing their agitation have turned into fortresses with the police and the administration strengthening security and the barricades in a bid to restrain the agitators. The police have places concertina wires, concrete barricades, nail-studded roads and buses to restrict the movement of farmers. The development comes...

Budget 2021-22: Centre committed to welfare of farmers, says Nirmala Sitharaman

At a time when the farmers are protesting against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Narendra Modi government is committed to the welfare of farmers. The finance minister said that the Centre is increasing the agriculture credit target to Rs 16.5 lakh crore. She...

Clashes erupt between farmers, another group at Singhu border; cops injured

Clashes broke at the Singhu border between the protesting farmers and another group that wanted the protestors to vacate the place, where the agitation has been going on for over two months. Two cops got injured in the violence that reportedly broke when the other group pelted stones and damaged tents erected by the protestors....

President Kovind says govt will respect suspension of farm laws ordered by SC

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that the government will respect the order of the Supreme Court whereby the top court has suspended the three farm laws. He said this during a joint session of the parliament on the first day of the budget session. He said that the farm laws, which are being...

Tensions surge between farmers, govt as UP wants protest site vacated

Two days after the violence that erupted in the national capital by protesting farmers during the tractor rally, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked the Ghaziabad district administrations to end the farmers’ protest at Ghazipur border and vacate the roads and sites occupied by them by tonight. Farmers, however, have refused to abide by the...

Bengal govt moves resolution against farm laws in Assembly

Following the footsteps of several other states, the West Bengal government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday moved a resolution in the Assembly against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre. It is the sixth non-BJP ruled state to do so. Until now, five non-BJP-ruled states—Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Delhi—have...

Two farmer unions leave protest over violence during tractor rally

Following the violence that erupted in the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally, two farmer unions have left the ongoing agitation, clearly indicating a split between farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws. The two unions include Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) and All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee. Bharatiya Kisan Union president...

22 FIRs registered against farmers for violence during tractor rally

The Delhi Police have registered 22 cases in connection with Tuesday’s violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in which over 300 cops were injured and one farmer died. Several farmer leaders have been named in the FIRs, while the police are scanning CCTV footage to identify more culprits. Union home minister Amit Shah chaired a...