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Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy and his cabinet colleagues on Sunday paid homage to the farmers who died during the ongoing agitations in Delhi and other parts of the country(V Narayanasamy on Twitter)

Puducherry CM pays homage to farmers who died protesting new farm laws

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Addressing media after paying homage to the portraits of the deceased here, he said the Centre should roll back the three ‘black Acts’ and accede to the demands of agitating farmers that there should be unconditional scrapping of the legislation.
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Farmers from different parts of the country, including Haryana and Punjab, have been camping at various border points of Delhi for three weeks to demand a repeal of the farm laws(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Farmers from different parts of the country, including Haryana and Punjab, have been camping at various border points of Delhi for three weeks to demand a repeal of the farm laws(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

BJP leader and ex-Union minister Birender Singh extends support to farmers’ agitation

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Birender Singh is grandson of Sir Chhotu Ram, a prominent politician during the pre-independence era who championed the interest of farmers. Singh, whose son Brijendra is a sitting BJP MP, said it was his moral responsibility to stand with the farmers.
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SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said all the ‘ministers’ who ‘defamed’ the protesting farmers by calling them ‘Khalistanis’ and ‘anti-national’ must apologise to them publicly.(HT Photo)
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said all the ‘ministers’ who ‘defamed’ the protesting farmers by calling them ‘Khalistanis’ and ‘anti-national’ must apologise to them publicly.(HT Photo)

Ministers who called farmers Khalistani must apologise: Sukhbir Singh Badal

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST
“Centre is trying to defame agitation by calling it that of Khalistanis and political parties.Ministers giving such statements must apologise publicly. We condemn Centre’s attitude and such statements,” said Sukhbir Singh Badal in Amritsar.
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Union minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the ecosystem of startups in the country is encouraging innovation, promoting and strengthening new young entrepreneurs(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the ecosystem of startups in the country is encouraging innovation, promoting and strengthening new young entrepreneurs(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: Piyush Goyal hails startups as the backbone of new India and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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An overview of the Singhu border demonstration site where farmers are camped in an ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws. More protesters are likely to join by today.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
An overview of the Singhu border demonstration site where farmers are camped in an ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws. More protesters are likely to join by today.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Farmer groups from Punjab begin journey to Delhi, police on alert

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Over 700 tractor trolleys are moving towards Delhi from Amritsar, Kishan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said on Friday.
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With its name echoing in farmer protests against agri reform bills, Adani Group has said it neither buys food grains from farmers nor decides the pricing of food grains(REUTERS)
With its name echoing in farmer protests against agri reform bills, Adani Group has said it neither buys food grains from farmers nor decides the pricing of food grains(REUTERS)

Adani Group clarifies it does not buy food grains from farmers; only manages storage for FCI

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:43 PM IST
The statement came as farmer groups in their agitation against the three farm reforms bills that among other things give farmers the freedom to sell their produce to anyone, alleged that the legislations were brought to favour Ambani and Adani.
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Thousands of farmers, who have been protesting at several borders of the national capital since November 26 against the farm laws(REUTERS)
Thousands of farmers, who have been protesting at several borders of the national capital since November 26 against the farm laws(REUTERS)

‘Don’t want to inconvenience anyone, should be allowed to hold protest at Ramlila Ground’: Punjab Kisan Union

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The Punjab Kisan Union’s RS Mansa says protestors don’t want to inconvenience commuters from Delhi or Haryana, so they should be allowed to shift to Ramlila ground. This comes as farmer leaders have been invited to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah at 7 pm on Tuesday.
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A farmer leader showing the ‘yes or no’ placard which they brought along with them for Saturday’s meeting where they sought Centre’s answer in ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether the laws will be withdrawn. (Photo: HT)
A farmer leader showing the ‘yes or no’ placard which they brought along with them for Saturday’s meeting where they sought Centre’s answer in ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether the laws will be withdrawn. (Photo: HT)

Maun vrat, food from langar, returning awards: Key takeaways from farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Several sportspersons will join the protest at Singhu border on Sunday and will return their awards.
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Meeting underway at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on November 3.(HT photo)
Meeting underway at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on November 3.(HT photo)

Dilli Chalo protest: Centre, farmers begin fresh talks; MSP assurance on the table

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Ministers Narendra Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash are leading the government side, while representatives of some of the biggest farmers unions in the country are speaking for the farmers
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Patiala, India – Oct 6: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the gathering during party's 'Kheti Bachao' tractor rally against the farm laws, at Sanaur in Patiala district, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)
Patiala, India – Oct 6: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the gathering during party's 'Kheti Bachao' tractor rally against the farm laws, at Sanaur in Patiala district, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)

As ‘Dilli Chalo’ protests enter day 7, Rahul Gandhi fires ‘suit-boot’ jibe at Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Talks between the government and farmers’ unions remained inconclusive on Tuesday. The next round of discussions will take place on Thursday.
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The farmers protesting against the newly enacted farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border on Monday offered prayers on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti and distributed ‘prasad’ among each other and security personnel(ANI)
The farmers protesting against the newly enacted farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border on Monday offered prayers on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti and distributed ‘prasad’ among each other and security personnel(ANI)

Farmers protesting at Delhi border offer prayers on Guru Nanak Jayanti, distribute ‘prasad’

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Doaba) president Manjeet Singh commented “In Ardas, we pray that our Guru Nanak ji gives good sense to the government so that the “black laws” being imposed on us are scrapped”
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Police said they are closely monitoring the situation at Delhi-Gurugram, Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Faridbad border areas also and that the security is being maintained as required.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Police said they are closely monitoring the situation at Delhi-Gurugram, Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Faridbad border areas also and that the security is being maintained as required.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Concrete barriers come up at Ghazipur, Delhi-Ghaziabad border

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:36 AM IST
Police said they are closely monitoring the situation at Delhi-Gurugram, Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Faridbad border areas also and that the security is being maintained as required
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A large number of farmers gather during their protest against the farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)
A large number of farmers gather during their protest against the farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)

Farm leaders reject Amit Shah’s offer of talks, set new terms

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) said the home ministry should not lead the discussions as agriculture was outside its jurisdiction.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut lashed at the centre for preventing farmers from entering Delhi(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut lashed at the centre for preventing farmers from entering Delhi(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘An insult that farmers treated as terrorists’: Sanjay Raut

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:37 PM IST
“The way farmers have been stopped from entering Delhi, it looks like as if they do not belong to this country. They have been treated like terrorists. Since they are Sikh and have come from Punjab and Haryana, they are being called Khalistani. It is an insult to farmers,” Raut said.
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Farmers rest inside a trailer at a site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near Delhi.(REUTERS)
Farmers rest inside a trailer at a site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near Delhi.(REUTERS)

Farmers continue to camp at Delhi’s borders

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:20 AM IST
While the arterial roads at both Singhu and Tikri borders continued to remain closed, police said the farmer groups are peaceful and that no clashes were reported after Friday
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Farmers Protest against Central Government at Shambhu Haryana-Punjab border in Patiala on Friday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)
Farmers Protest against Central Government at Shambhu Haryana-Punjab border in Patiala on Friday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Punjab CM welcomes Centre’s decision to allow protesting farmers to enter Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:03 PM IST
Commenting on the police action on the agitating farmers on reaching Haryana, the Punjab chief minister said, “What’s the need for such harsh measures?”
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Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, on their way to the national Capital as part of their ‘Dilli Chalo’ agitation, clashed with police on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, on their way to the national Capital as part of their ‘Dilli Chalo’ agitation, clashed with police on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi govt says no to converting 9 stadiums into detention centers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:51 PM IST
The Delhi police had sought the state government’s nod for the same earlier in the day.
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A Metro train stops amid farmers’ protest, at Anand Vihar Metro station in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
A Metro train stops amid farmers’ protest, at Anand Vihar Metro station in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)

Farmers’ protest: Metro stations near Delhi-Haryana border to remain closed, says DMRC

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:53 AM IST
In a statement, DMRC said that on Friday, train services from NCR towards Delhi will not be available
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Police-farmer faceoff (HT Photo)
Police-farmer faceoff (HT Photo)

‘Farmers are not criminals or terrorists’: AAP on Delhi Police’s request to set temporary jails

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:54 AM IST
After a violent face-off with the protesting farmers, the Delhi Police has sought permission from the Delhi government to convert nine stadiums into temporary prisons.
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Several farmers from Punjab, who braved water cannons and tear gas before breaking through barricades put up by Haryana Police on the state’s border, reached Panipat late on Thursday night.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Several farmers from Punjab, who braved water cannons and tear gas before breaking through barricades put up by Haryana Police on the state’s border, reached Panipat late on Thursday night.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Haryana, Punjab farmers jointly resume Dilli Chalo march from Panipat

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Police put up barricades at Samalkha, Sonepat to stop the march of protesters to the national capital
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Tear gas shells fired by Delhi Police land near protesting farmers as they try to cross the border into Delhi, at Singhu border in New Delhi on November 27.(PTI)
Tear gas shells fired by Delhi Police land near protesting farmers as they try to cross the border into Delhi, at Singhu border in New Delhi on November 27.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Tear gas shells fired at Singhu border

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:10 AM IST
About 10 tear gas shells were fired around 9am as farmers approached the barbed barricades set up by the Delhi Police at the Singhu Border that connects Narela to Sonepat in Haryana
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Congress leader RS Surjewala meets agitating farmers.(HT photo)
Congress leader RS Surjewala meets agitating farmers.(HT photo)

Dilli Chalo: Haryana, Punjab farmers unite in Panipat, move together towards Delhi

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:41 AM IST
The group of thousands is likely to reach the Haryana-Delhi border by Friday afternoon even as another group did not stop for the night in Panipat but continued to move, reaching Sonepat
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On Thursday, the protesting farmers were able to cross into neighbouring Haryana despite violent clashes with the Haryana Police. The police’s action sparked a war of words between the two states.(HT Photo)
On Thursday, the protesting farmers were able to cross into neighbouring Haryana despite violent clashes with the Haryana Police. The police’s action sparked a war of words between the two states.(HT Photo)

Farmers Protest Highlights: More Punjab farmers enter Haryana for protest

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Delhi Police commissioner said farmers will be allowed to enter the national capital adding they will have the permission to protest at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in the Burari area. Protesting farmers have now entered the national capital through the Tikri border.
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Police use water cannon and tear-gas shells in Karnal to disperse farmers from Punjab heading towards Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Police use water cannon and tear-gas shells in Karnal to disperse farmers from Punjab heading towards Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)

Dilli Chalo: Why angry farmers want to storm New Delhi

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Farmers want the Centre to revoke three contentious laws approved by Parliament in September. The laws essentially change the way India’s farmers do business by creating free markets, as opposed to a network of decades-old, government-controlled agricultural markets
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi-NCR commuters bear brunt of suspended Metro services

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The restriction on trains going from Delhi towards NCR were lifted after 2pm while incoming trains remained suspended till further orders, officials said
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