Highlights: Bhupinder Singh Hooda says victory of farmers 'certain'
Thousands of farmers from across the country are marching towards the national capital for the planned tractor rally on January 26. The farmers' agitation entered day 61 on Monday as the stand-off between the government and the farmers continues. Farmer leaders on Sunday appealed to those participating in the Republic Day tractor march to carry enough ration for 24 hours and ensure that the rally remains peaceful. As the preparations for the tractor rally are in full swing, a war room has been set up at each protest site to ensure effective coordination during the parade. There will be 40 members, including doctors, security personnel and social media managers, in each of these rooms. Around 40 ambulances will be stationed along the route to attend to any medical emergency.
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JAN 25, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Farmer protests spread to Mumbai: Congress, NCP leaders attend; cops stop march. Watch
JAN 25, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Victory of farmers' movement is certain: Bhupinder Singh Hooda
The victory of the farmers' movement against the Centre's new agri laws is certain, senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Monday as he called upon them to ensure their 'tractor parade' in Delhi on Republic Day remains peaceful. Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting against the laws at various Delhi border points since November 28 last year and on Tuesday, they will take out tractor parades that will pass through the national capital.
"The victory of the farmers' movement is certain as their agitation is peaceful and disciplined," Hooda, who is the leader of opposition in the Haryana assembly, said in a statement.
JAN 25, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Govt devoted to farmers' welfare, says President Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on the new farm laws has said that the "path to reform at the initial stages may cause misapprehensions" but it is beyond doubt that the government remains singularly devoted to farmers' welfare.
JAN 25, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Singer Babbu Maan requests farmers to march peacefully
My request is that this march should to be peaceful. I appeal to the youth to maintain peace. Any sort of violence will ruin the movement. Don’t take the law into your own hands, said Singer Babbu Maan, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Karnataka farmers' associations to hold tractors rally on Republic Day
Taking a cue from the farmer's tractor agitation in Delhi, various associations of ryots in Karnataka have geared up for a similar rally here on the occasion of the Republic Day on Tuesday, reports PTI.
JAN 25, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Women to take drive tractors at 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on R-Day
In a show of strength, hundreds of women are expected to drive tractors at 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on Republic Day, as a large number of farmers opposing the new agriculture laws will enter the national capital under a high security cover, reports PTI.
JAN 25, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Will march on foot towards Parliament on Feb 1, says farmers' union leader
On February 1, we will march on foot towards Parliament in Delhi from different locations, said Darshan Pal, Krantikari Kisan Union, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Delhi Traffic police asks commuters to avoid NH-44, GT road, NH-10 in view of tractor's rally
The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday asked commuters to avoid the routes where protesting farmers will hold their tractor rally or 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on Republic Day, reports PTI. Avoid taking NH44, GT-Karnal road and NH10 as these will remain affected due to the tractor rally," an official said at a press conference.
JAN 25, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Farmers will not keep quiet until farm laws destroyed, says Pawar
The Centre may pass any law undermining the Constitution and on the back of its majority, but once the common man and farmers rise, they will not keep quiet until the new farm acts and the ruling party are destroyed, NCP president Sharad Pawar said on Monday, reports PTI.
JAN 25, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Agitation to end soon, says agriculture minister Tomar
The protest will end soon, said Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar when asked when will the farmers' agitation get over, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Farmers could have chosen any other day, rally to be concern for police, farmers: Tomar
They could have chosen any other day instead of January 26 but they have announced now. Conducting rally peacefully without any accident would be the concern for farmers as well as police administration, said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
JAN 25, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Mumbai: Farmers gather at Azad Maidan for protest march to Raj Bhavan
JAN 25, 2021 03:38 PM IST
DTIDC suspends bus services due to tractor rally
Due to the tractor rally of farmers, interstate buses and local buses will not be operational from Anand Vihar ISBT from 6am to 6pm on 26th January. Interstate buses plying from here will run from Sarai Kale Khan: Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC)
JAN 25, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Mutually agreed on three routes with farmers' leaders, says Delhi top cop
"After discussions with farmer leaders, we have mutually agreed on three routes for the tractor rally. We have visited the routes. There are some anti-national elements who can create disruption and we're careful about that," says Delhi commissioner of police SN Shrivastava.
JAN 25, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Maharashtra governor has time to meet Kangana but not farmers, says Pawar
"Maharashtra governor has time to meet Kangana Ranaut but not the farmers. He left for Goa without meeting the delegation of farmers," says Pawar.
JAN 25, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Farmers have power to uproot rulers: Sharad Pawar
The laws were passed using the majority in parliament, but the farmers have the power to pull your government down. The laws are an attempt to uproot farmers. But the farmers have the power to uproot rulers: Sharad Pawar
JAN 25, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Mumbai will play key role in fight against farm laws: Sharad Pawar
"Mumbai had played an important role in freedom fight, unified Maharashtra movement and now will play a key role in this fight against the farm laws too," says NCP chief Sharad Pawar at Azad Maidan stir.
JAN 25, 2021 02:46 PM IST
KMSC insists on marching on Outer Ring Road
We will hold the tractor parade at the routes decided earlier, says SS Pandher of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC).
JAN 25, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Maintain peace during tractor rally, appeals Punjab CM
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh appeals to the farmers to maintain peace during Republic Day tractor rally.
JAN 25, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Sharad Pawar attends farmers' stir at Azad Maidan
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat attend farmers' stir at Mumbai's Azad Maidan.
JAN 25, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Some parties 'misguiding,' trying to agitate without support of farmers: Devendra Fadnavis
Some parties are misguiding and trying to agitate without support of farmers. I want to ask Congress that NCP permitted contract farming in 2006. It is okay to have contract farming in state but wrong when Centre brings out the same. What double standard is it?: Devendra Fadnavis, ex-Maharashtra CM
JAN 25, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Farmers, labourers protest at Mumbai's Azad Maidan
Farmers and labourers stage protest at Mumbai's iconic Azad Maidan. Food distribution counters set up by various NGOs, and gurdwaras.
JAN 25, 2021 11:35 AM IST
PM attacking our farmers: Rahul Gandhi in Tamil Nadu
The PM is attacking our farmers. He has brought three new laws which are going to destroy Indian agriculture and hand it over to 2-3 big industrialists. Imagine that one of the laws clearly states that farmers can't go to court to protect themselves: Rahul Gandhi in Karur, Tamil Nadu
JAN 25, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Farmers from Maharashtra gather at Mumbai's Azad Maidan
Farmers from various districts of Maharashtra gather at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, in protest against farm laws.
JAN 25, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Maharashtra ruling parties likely to join Mumbai rally today
Political leaders from the three ruling parties in Maharashtra are likely to join Monday’s public rally by farmers who have come from across the state to Mumbai’s Azad Maidan. Read more
JAN 25, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Farmers to meet Delhi police today
Farmers to have another round of meeting with Delhi police today to discuss rally routes and time. "We just want to go to Ring Road. We'll have a meeting with Police at 10 am today over this. It will then be decided where will we finally go. After the meeting, we'll decide the time and route of the rally," said Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra.
JAN 25, 2021 09:48 AM IST
Permission granted to us for tractor rally is not right: Farmer
"We feel that the kind of permission granted to us for tractor rally is not right. We wanted to go to the old Ring Road but we were given conditional permission and assigned the portion that comes largely under Haryana," says Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.
JAN 25, 2021 09:06 AM IST
Tractor rally to start after R-Day parade
The tractor rally will start after the official Republic Day parade concludes at Rajpath and it will travel at Delhi's busiest Outer Ring Road. Click to know full details of the parade
JAN 25, 2021 07:18 AM IST
Rally to be held from three border points of Delhi
The rally will be held from Delhi's three border points -- Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur -- and adequate security will be provided to it, police said.
Those starting from the Singhu border will traverse Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Bawana, Qutabgarh, Auchandi border and Kharkhoda toll plaza. The entire route will be 63 kilometers long. The 62-km long second route, starting from the Tikri border, will pass through Nagloi, Najafgarh, Jharoda border and Rohtak bypass and Asoda toll plaza, the farmer leaders said.
Tractors starting from Ghazipur will drive through Apsara border, Hapur road and Lal Kuan. Covering 68 kilometers, it is the longest route for the march.
JAN 25, 2021 06:46 AM IST
Farmers across India prepare for Republic Day stir
Thousands of vehicles from across Haryana, Punjab, the Terai region of Uttarkhand and western Uttar Pradesh started leaving for Delhi’s borders for the tractor rally, leading to heavy traffic on various roads, including the busy Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Meerut highways. Read more
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