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Farmer leader, others detained at ongoing press conference in Ahmedabad, Tikait calls it the Gujarat Model

The farmers’ protest against the three new farm laws brought by the Centre entered the fifth month and on the occasion, a press conference called by farmer leaders in Gujarat saw police detaining them while the press conference was on. The leader of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha’s Yudhvir Singh, Gajendra Singh of Dharti Putra Trust, and...

BJP wins trust vote in Haryana, Khattar govt is safe

BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana smoothly managed to defeat a no-confidence motion brought by the Congress on March 10. BJP and its allies won 55 votes against Congress 32. The opposition had moved the no-confidence motion alleging two Independent MLAs had withdrawn their support to the government. BJP won the confidence motion despite...

Farmers protest: Tractor rally gets Delhi Police’s nod

Farmers protesting the Centres’ new agricultural laws will be allowed to hold a tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day. The Delhi Police on Saturday said they have granted permission for the same. The announcement came a day after farmers rejected an offer by the Centre to defer the three farm laws for 18 months. Farmers...

Expert committee on farm laws has no power to decide on legislation: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the expert committee formed to resolve the deadlock over the three new farm laws has no power to decide on the legislation. Criticizing the critics of the expert panel the apex court said, “We gave the power to hear everyone and submit a report to us. Where is the...

Meeting permission denied, Gujarat farmers’ body questions if COVID threat not applicable to ruling BJP

The Gujarat Khedut Samaj on Wednesday submitted before the Gujarat High Court whether the COVID pandemic did not apply to the BJP in the state. The submission came in connection with a petition filed by the farmers’ body challenging the order of the Surat Police Commissioner refusing it permission for a meeting, Counsel for the...

AAP member slaps Nitin Patel with legal notice over remarks on protesting farmers

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Gujarat deputy chief, Bhema Chaudhary, on Wednesday issued a legal notice to Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel seeking an unconditional apology for his speech in which he allegedly compared protesting farmers with Khalistanis and the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’. The legal notice sent by Bhema Chaudhary stated that the deputy chief minister...

Shankersinh Vaghela put under house arrest, ahead of rally in support of farmers protest

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela has been put under house arrest ahead of his planned march to Delhi in support of the farmers’ protest. Cops also detained the over 100 supporters who had gathered at his residence to take part in his journey to Delhi to support the farmers. Shankersinh Vaghela had announced that...

New farm laws will benefit farmers, help improve their income: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the new farm laws brought in by the Centre will help bring down barriers between agricultural and associated sectors. This he said will help create new markets for farmers who will gain from technological advances and investments. The prime minister was speaking at the virtual 93rd Annual Convention...

Farmers protest: Delhi-Jaipur highway all set to be blocked

Farmers on Saturday are all set to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway to protest the Centre’s contentious agricultural laws. This comes a day after one of the 32 protesting unions moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s farm laws. The ruling BJP has claimed that the agitation has been hijacked by ‘ultra-left’ and ‘pro-left wing extremist’,...

Bharat Bandh: Several Gujarat Congress leaders detained

Several Congress leaders across the state were detained as they participated in the Bharat Bandh called by farmers across the country to protest the new farm laws. Congress has extended its support to the farmers in their protest. Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Paresh Dhanani, Jamalpur MLA Imran Khedawala, SMC leader of opposition...

Farmers-govt talk yield no breakthrough, another round on Wednesday

Farmers protesting the center’s new farm laws will have another round of talks on Wednesday after Saturday’s meeting yielded no breakthrough on the issue. Farmers are demanding a repeal of the three farm laws. The government, during the meeting, told farmers that it needs more time for internal discussion and will come back with a...

Farmers protest: Center mulling an amendment to farm laws

The Centre may consider amending the farm laws which is being opposed by farmers, media reports said after a meeting of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s. The development comes hours before the fifth round of talks between the government and protesters over...