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Farmers’ protest ends; bhajans, emotional goodbyes mark their exit from Delhi borders

Year-long farmers’ protest was suspended after the formal repealing of the farm laws and acceptance of most of their demands by the government New Delhi: The farmers’ protest that had drawn the attention of not just the country but the entire world to their concerns, objections and demands has finally ended. Farmers who had been...

Farmers’ rally to Parliament put on hold, but protests to continue: SKM

The proposed tractor rally was to be taken out on November 29, the first day of the winter session of the Parliament New Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has said that it has put on hold the farmers’ rally to the Parliament on November 29. “After a meeting, Samyukt Kisan Morcha has decided to...

Bill to repeal farm laws to be tabled in Parliament on Nov 29

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said the Bill to withdraw the three controversial farm laws will be tabled on the first day of the Winter Session. New Delhi: The Bill to repeal the three controversial farm laws introduced by the government last year will be tabled in the Parliament on November 29 (Monday),...

Cabinet clears bill to cancel 3 farm laws, say sources

New Delhi: The process to repeal the three farm laws has begun. According to sources, the Union Cabinet has cleared the bill to withdraw the laws. The farm laws triggered widespread protests since the time they were introduced. After over a year of protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, in his address to the nation...

Farmer’s body found hanging at Singhu border; suicide suspected

He reportedly died by suicide at Singhu border on Wednesday; body sent for post-mortem New Delhi: The body of a farmer was found hanging at Singhu border on Wednesday. He is believed to have died by suicide. The body was found near Sushant City in the Kundli police station area of Haryana. According to reports,...

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Shots fired from guns of Ashish Mishra, Ankit Das, says FSL

  New Delhi: The bullets fired during the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3 were shot from the licensed guns of Ankit Das and Ashish Mishra, the Forensic Sciences Lab confirmed on Tuesday. The farmers had alleged that the duo had fired several rounds at Lakhimpur Kheri. Eight people, including four farmers and a journalist,...

Lakhimpur Kheri: Supreme Court ‘unhappy’ with UP govt’s status report

Says that the Lakhimpur Kheri probe status report has nothing except that more witnesses have been examined New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday once again rapped the Uttar Pradesh government on its investigation in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. It said that the probe did not inspire confidence and its pace was not up to...

Lakhimpur Kheri: Day after SC rap, SIT urges eyewitnesses to come forward to record statements

Lucknow: The special investigation team (SIT) probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh released the contact numbers of its members in the media and urged eyewitnesses of the incident to come forward to record their statements. The move comes a day after the Supreme Court rapped the UP government asking why there were just...

Why just 23 eyewitnesses for Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Supreme Court asks UP govt

New Delhi: The Supreme Court in Tuesday once again indicated its frustration with the proceedings in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The Apex Court asked the government why there were just 23 eyewitnesses when the rally had hundreds of farmers. The UP government told the court that statements of 30 out of 68 witnesses have...

Farmers may protest, but can’t block roads indefinitely: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has once again expressed concern over the blocking of road by farmers protesting against farm laws. On Thursday, the Apex Court noted that while they have the right to protest, roads cannot be blocked indefinitely. Noida resident Monicca Agarwal had filed a petition seeking removal of protesters from the roads...

Lakhimpur Kheri: Supreme Court tells UP govt to ‘dispel feeling you are dragging your feet’

SC bench says it waited till 1 am on Tuesday night for the status report on Lakhimpur Kheri violence probe, but got nothing   New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it should dispel the feeling that it was...

Man killed at Singhu border identified as labourer, father of 3

New Delhi: The man whose mutilated body was found hanging at a barricade near the site of the farmers protest at Singhu border has been identified as Lakhbir Singh, a labourer from Tarn Taran district in Punjab. He is believed to have been around 35-36 years of age. Lakhbir Singh’s body was discovered at around...