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Disruptions in Parliament continue; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned thrice in a day

New Delhi: The Parliament continued to see disruptions on Monday. After initial adjournment, the Lok Sabha was once again adjourned till 2.45 pm following protests over the Pegasus snooping row and the farm laws. Earlier in the day, both Houses of the Parliament had been adjourned initially till 12 noon and then for the second...

Narendra Singh Tomar urges farmers to end protest that entered 8th month

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has once again urged the farmer unions to end their protest against the Centre’s three farm laws. His appeal comes as farmers’ protests entered the eighth month during which they have been camping on the outskirts of Delhi. Farmers have been protesting since November 26 against the three newly...

SC-appointed committee submits report on farm laws

The Supreme Court-appointed committee that was entrusted with the responsibility of analysing the contentious farm laws passed by the Centre had submitted its report to the apex court on March 19 in a sealed cover. A member of the committee, PK Mishra, said, “We submitted the report on March 19 in a sealed cover. Now,...

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...