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Supreme Court-appointed committee submits report on farm laws

31 Mar 2021

Supreme Court-appointed committee submits report on farm laws

The committee appointed by the Supreme Court on the three contentious farm laws has submitted its report to the top court.

Bharat Bandh: Trains hit, roads blocked in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

26 Mar 2021

Bharat Bandh: Trains hit, roads blocked in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

As the massive farmers' agitation at Delhi's borders enters its fourth month, the protesters have given a call for a nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh today.

Bharat Bandh on March 26: What you need to know

25 Mar 2021

Bharat Bandh on March 26: What you need to know

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers' unions, has called for a nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh on Friday, March 26.

Farmers' protest: Delhi-Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur border reopened for traffic movement

15 Mar 2021

Farmers' protest: Delhi-Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur border reopened for traffic movement

The Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh that remained closed due to the farmers' protest against three Central farm laws has been reopened for traffic movement on Monday.

Grammy Awards: Lilly Singh wears 'I Stand With Farmers' mask

15 Mar 2021

Grammy Awards: Lilly Singh wears 'I Stand With Farmers' mask

YouTuber and chat show host Lilly Singh supported Indian farmers from the red carpet of the Grammy Awards 2021.

Farmers' agitation: Unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 26

11 Mar 2021

Farmers' agitation: Unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 26

Farmers, protesting against three Central farm laws, have called for a Bharat Bandh on March 26, to mark four months of their agitation, which has crippled normalcy at the borders of Delhi.

'Gross Interference'; India summons UK envoy over farm laws debate

09 Mar 2021

'Gross Interference'; India summons UK envoy over farm laws debate

The central government on Tuesday summoned the British High Commissioner in India to express its disapproval over the recent discussions on farmers' protest and press freedom in the United Kingdom Parliament.

One-sided discussion: India condemns UK lawmakers' debate on farmers' stir

09 Mar 2021

One-sided discussion: India condemns UK lawmakers' debate on farmers' stir

The Indian High Commission in London has objected to a debate among a handful of United Kingdom lawmakers on the "safety of farmers" and "press freedom."

Farmers' protest: Key Delhi borders stay closed; traffic diverted

08 Mar 2021

Farmers' protest: Key Delhi borders stay closed; traffic diverted

Several borders of Delhi connecting it to the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh stayed closed for vehicular movement either fully or partially today, as thousands of farmers from across the country continued to protest against central government's three new farm laws for over a 100 days there.

Farmers block Western Peripheral Expressway as agitation enters 100th day

06 Mar 2021

Farmers block Western Peripheral Expressway as agitation enters 100th day

Farmers protesting the three new central farm laws on Saturday blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Western Peripheral Expressway in Haryana to mark 100 days of their ongoing agitation.

Farmers' protest: Key Delhi borders stay closed; traffic diverted

05 Mar 2021

Farmers' protest: Key Delhi borders stay closed; traffic diverted

The Singhu and Tikri borders of Delhi continue to remain completely blocked in the wake of the ongoing farmers' protest against the three new farm laws passed by the central government last year.

Man blocks Ajay Devgn's car, questions silence on farmers' agitation

03 Mar 2021

Man blocks Ajay Devgn's car, questions silence on farmers' agitation

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn had a bit of a scary encounter on his way to Mumbai Film City yesterday as a man identified as Rajdeep Singh stopped his car for 15 minutes in Goregaon.

Farmers' protest: One side of Ghazipur border reopens for traffic

02 Mar 2021

Farmers' protest: One side of Ghazipur border reopens for traffic

Vehicular movement was partially resumed at the Delhi-Ghaziabad Ghazipur border over a month after being shut.

Wanted for Republic Day violence, Sidhana attends farmers' rally

24 Feb 2021

Wanted for Republic Day violence, Sidhana attends farmers' rally

Gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, wanted in connection with the Republic Day violence in Delhi, openly addressed a farmers' rally in Bathinda on Tuesday, warning the Punjab Police against cooperating with the Delhi Police.

Lakha Sidhana, wanted for R-Day violence, calls rally in Punjab

20 Feb 2021

Lakha Sidhana, wanted for R-Day violence, calls rally in Punjab

Gangster Lakha Singh Sidhana, wanted by the Delhi Police for allegedly instigating violence during the farmers' infamous tractor rally this Republic Day, has called a rally in support of the ongoing farmers' protest in Punjab's Bathinda.

Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

18 Feb 2021

Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

Farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws blocked rail tracks in several states on Thursday as part of their "rail roko" protest.

R-Day violence: Accused, who swung swords at Red Fort, arrested

17 Feb 2021

R-Day violence: Accused, who swung swords at Red Fort, arrested

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested Maninder Singh, a 30-year-old protester from Delhi's Pitampura in connection with the violence that had erupted in the National Capital this Republic Day (January 26).

'Toolkit' case: Disha Ravi allowed access to family, lawyer

16 Feb 2021

'Toolkit' case: Disha Ravi allowed access to family, lawyer

A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed arrested activist Disha Ravi access to her family and a lawyer while she remains in police custody.

Twitter probes Haryana Minister Anil Vij's Disha Ravi tweet

15 Feb 2021

Twitter probes Haryana Minister Anil Vij's Disha Ravi tweet

Twitter on Monday took notice of a tweet posted by Haryana Minister Anil Vij against arrested activist Disha Ravi.

Arrested Bengaluru activist edited 'toolkit' document; sent to police custody

14 Feb 2021

Arrested Bengaluru activist edited 'toolkit' document; sent to police custody

Climate activist Disha Ravi has been sent to five-day police custody by a Delhi court on Sunday a day after her arrest in connection with the "toolkit" case.

21-year-old Bengaluru climate activist arrested in Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' case

14 Feb 2021

21-year-old Bengaluru climate activist arrested in Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' case

A 21-year-old climate activist from Bengaluru, Disha Ravi, was arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the "toolkit" regarding the farmers' protest shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime, says SC

13 Feb 2021

Right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime, says SC

Junking a petition challenging last year's order on the Shaheen Bagh agitation, the Supreme Court said that the "right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime."

Singhu border: Farmers improve infrastructure to prepare for prolonged protest

11 Feb 2021

Singhu border: Farmers improve infrastructure to prepare for prolonged protest

With a resolution of the stalemate over new farm legislation seeming unlikely anytime soon, farmers at the Singhu border have started strengthening infrastructure at the protest site to prepare for a long haul.

Punjabi singer Babbu Maan meets farmers at Ghazipur

11 Feb 2021

Punjabi singer Babbu Maan meets farmers at Ghazipur

Punjabi singer Tejinder Babbu Maan reached the Ghazipur protest site on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on Wednesday, met the farmers and extended support to their protest against the contentious agriculture laws.

Dead farmer's kin move HC for court monitored SIT probe

10 Feb 2021

Dead farmer's kin move HC for court monitored SIT probe

The family of a 25-year-old man, who died after his tractor overturned at Central Delhi's ITO during the protesting farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day, moved the Delhi Court on Wednesday seeking a court-monitored Special Investigation Team probe.

Farmers' agitation: Deep Sidhu, accused in R-Day violence case, arrested

09 Feb 2021

Farmers' agitation: Deep Sidhu, accused in R-Day violence case, arrested

Punjabi actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who was accused of orchestrating the violence at Red Fort on Republic Day, has been arrested, Delhi Police said.

Protesting farmer unions ask government to fix date for talks

08 Feb 2021

Protesting farmer unions ask government to fix date for talks

Farmer unions protesting against new agricultural reforms have asked the government to fix a date for the next round of talks to resolve the protests.

Indo-Canadians, supporting recent farm reforms, threatened and abused

08 Feb 2021

Indo-Canadians, supporting recent farm reforms, threatened and abused

With the farmers' protests becoming a global matter, comments both for and against the reforms have been dominating the social media.

Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

08 Feb 2021

Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

In recent days, calls for Twitter to quit India have risen. The microblogging website is facing immense criticism for violating the Indian law by unblocking accounts it had been directed to withhold.

Twitter India Public Policy Director Mahima Kaul resigns

07 Feb 2021

Twitter India Public Policy Director Mahima Kaul resigns

Twitter's Public Policy Director for India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul, resigned from her post in January citing personal reasons, a senior official confirmed on Sunday.

Jameela Jamil allegedly receives rape threats for supporting farmers' protest

06 Feb 2021

Jameela Jamil allegedly receives rape threats for supporting farmers' protest

British actress Jameela Jamil has taken to Instagram to share a message on the online harassment and threats that she has been facing since speaking up about the ongoing farmers' protest in India.

Farmers' Nationwide 'Chakka Jam': Cops detain protesters in Pune, Bengaluru

06 Feb 2021

Farmers' Nationwide 'Chakka Jam': Cops detain protesters in Pune, Bengaluru

The nationwide chakka jam by farmers protesting the three contentious farm laws began at 12:00pm on Saturday as protesters blocked state and national highways across India.

Farmers' protest: Three-hour nationwide 'chakka jam'; Delhi, UP, Uttarakhand excluded

06 Feb 2021

Farmers' protest: Three-hour nationwide 'chakka jam'; Delhi, UP, Uttarakhand excluded

An umbrella body of farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws has announced that farmers across the country will be observing a three-hour chakka jam, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday.

Seeking data of 'toolkit' creators, Delhi Police writes to Google

06 Feb 2021

Seeking data of 'toolkit' creators, Delhi Police writes to Google

On Friday, Delhi Police wrote to Google and other social media giants seeking information about the creators of the "toolkit," that was shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg this week in connection with the farmers' protests.

Right thing should be done: Salman Khan on farmers' protest

05 Feb 2021

Right thing should be done: Salman Khan on farmers' protest

Of late, Bollywood celebrities have been actively sharing their opinion on the ongoing farmers' protest.

All you need to know about the 'Chakka jam' tomorrow

05 Feb 2021

All you need to know about the 'Chakka jam' tomorrow

Farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural reforms have planned a countrywide road blockade or 'chakka jam' on Saturday (February 6).

Haryana Police steps-up security ahead of 'Chakka Jam' on Saturday

05 Feb 2021

Haryana Police steps-up security ahead of 'Chakka Jam' on Saturday

Haryana Police has stepped up security measures in view of the protesting farmer unions' call for a countrywide Chakka Jam on Saturday, an official said.

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

05 Feb 2021

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

Amid massive protests against three farm reforms, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said farmers are being instigated and that the agitation is limited to just one state.

What's the problem if foreign celebs support farmers: Rakesh Tikait

05 Feb 2021

What's the problem if foreign celebs support farmers: Rakesh Tikait

For all the global uproar the farmers' movement against the new farm laws has caused, the man at its center seems oblivious of the celebrity support the protest has received.

Opposition tears into Centre over farm reforms; Lok Sabha adjourned

05 Feb 2021

Opposition tears into Centre over farm reforms; Lok Sabha adjourned

Bedlam continued inside the Lok Sabha on Thursday and in the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition berated the Centre over the three agricultural reforms and the farmers' agitation, which has been continuing since November.