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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat during 'Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha-21', in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

Anti-social forces trying to thwart resolution: RSS

UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:13 AM IST
  • RSS said that it is not in anyone’s interest for any kind of agitation to be prolonged for a long time
Kumar was lodged in the Sonepat jail for 30 days before being released and is a co-accused in cases against labour activist Nodeep Kaur, who was released from the Karnal jail on bail on February 26.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Kumar was lodged in the Sonepat jail for 30 days before being released and is a co-accused in cases against labour activist Nodeep Kaur, who was released from the Karnal jail on bail on February 26.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)

HC orders probe into ‘custodial torture’

PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 01:34 AM IST
  • The probe was ordered after labour activist Shiv Kumar alleged torture in jail.
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh urged farmers to restart discussions with the government. (ANI Photo)
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh urged farmers to restart discussions with the government. (ANI Photo)

‘Ready for more talks’: Rajnath on farmers’ stir

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 05:00 AM IST
  • Making an appeal to farmers upset over the new agri-marketing laws, Singh said any problem can be resolved through talks and the government was ready to hold as many rounds of talks with the farmers.
Vehicles ply on a carriageway of the NH-24 after it was reopened for the traffic, near Ghazipur border in Ghaziabad(PTI)
Vehicles ply on a carriageway of the NH-24 after it was reopened for the traffic, near Ghazipur border in Ghaziabad(PTI)

Carriageway from Delhi to Ghaziabad reopened

UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:28 AM IST
Earlier, on March 2, one of the carriageways had been opened for six hours before being blocked again, as police officers said there was no official order for opening the route.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tirunelveli district. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tirunelveli district. (PTI Photo)

'If you dare...': Rahul's latest challenge to PM Modi ahead of Mann Ki Baat

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:46 AM IST
  • Gandhi has on several occasions attacked the government over the three farm laws, alleging that they are intended to benefit "handful of PM Modi’s friends".
Farmers congregate during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) near Ghaziabad, India.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Farmers congregate during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) near Ghaziabad, India.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Highlights: Tikait had lauded farm laws, says Union minister Kailash Choudhary

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Farmers have camped across Delhi’s border since then demanding a total repeal of the three laws. After 12 rounds of discussions with the Centre, the deadlock still remains. The protests also took a violent turn during a planned rally on January 26 which led to injuries to more than 300 Delhi Police officials.
Climate activist Disha Ravi being produced at Patiala Court in connection with the 'Toolkit case', in New Delhi.(HT photo)
Climate activist Disha Ravi being produced at Patiala Court in connection with the 'Toolkit case', in New Delhi.(HT photo)

LIVE: Police releases photos of 20 more people in connection with R-Day violence

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:49 PM IST
  • They have also wanted a legal guarantee over the practice of procurement of yields under the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system.
The protests against the three laws have been going on for almost three months at Delhi’s borders. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo )
The protests against the three laws have been going on for almost three months at Delhi’s borders. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo )

LIVE: Police release photos of 200 people in connection with Jan 26 violence

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:04 AM IST
A Delhi court on Friday sent 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi to a judicial custody for three days. Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police on February 13 in connection with the toolkit case. She was earlier sent to five-day police custody, which ended today.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Ahead of ‘rail roko’ protest, Rakesh Tikait says ‘trains aren’t plying anyway’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:17 AM IST
The railways have stepped up security and deployed 20 additional companies across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Haryana's home minister Anil Vij is seen in this file photo. (HT Photo)
Haryana's home minister Anil Vij is seen in this file photo. (HT Photo)

‘Not subject to removal’: Twitter on Haryana minister Vij’s tweet on Disha Ravi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 07:07 PM IST
Vij had tweeted in Hindi on Monday, saying that wherever seeds of anti-nationalism are found, they have to be exterminated from the roots.
Activist Disha Ravi was sent to five-day Delhi Police special cell custody, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)(ANI)
Activist Disha Ravi was sent to five-day Delhi Police special cell custody, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)(ANI)

Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob and Shantanu created toolkit, say Delhi Police

By HT Correspondent | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Nitika Jacob has moved an urgent transit anticipatory bail before Bombay High Court. Delhi Police have already arrested Disha Ravi in connection with the toolkit case.
Ajmer: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses farmers' tractor rally at Rupangadh near Ajmer, Rajasthan, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_13_2021_000182B)(PTI)
Ajmer: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses farmers' tractor rally at Rupangadh near Ajmer, Rajasthan, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_13_2021_000182B)(PTI)

It'll bring loss to all: Rahul Gandhi calls on people to stand against farm laws

UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:40 PM IST
  • If the farm laws are enforced, then not just the farmers but street vendors and small traders will also suffer losses, Gandhi said.
Priyanka Gandhi at prayer meet for Navreet Singh, farmer who died during R-Day tractor rally. (@SaralPatel/Twitter Photo)
Priyanka Gandhi at prayer meet for Navreet Singh, farmer who died during R-Day tractor rally. (@SaralPatel/Twitter Photo)

Priyanka Gandhi attends prayer meet of farmer who died during R-Day violence

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:09 PM IST
In a video tweeted by Congress’s national convener Sarah Patel before reaching Rampur, Priyanka Gandhi was heard discussing the state of farmers in the country with her colleague.
Farmers at Tikri Border during their ongoing protest against farm law, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers at Tikri Border during their ongoing protest against farm law, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

‘Peaceful protests hallmark of thriving democracy’: US amid row over farm stir

UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:27 AM IST
The United States on Wednesday hinted its support to the agricultural legislation.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that food supplies, water and electricity have been cut off for farmers at protest sites (HT File Photo)
Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that food supplies, water and electricity have been cut off for farmers at protest sites (HT File Photo)

‘As if they are enemies...’: Harsimrat slams barricading at farmer protest sites

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:05 AM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal leader pointed to the heavy police deployment and barricading at the national capital’s borders and also accused the government of depriving the protesting farmers of food, water, and electricity.
Farmers claim that over 100 people have died on Delhi’s borders, for various reasons, since the agitation began.(ANI)
Farmers claim that over 100 people have died on Delhi’s borders, for various reasons, since the agitation began.(ANI)

Centre defends police use of tear gas on protesters

By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:40 AM IST
The ministry of home affairs (MHA), which oversees the policing of the Capital, said that Delhi Police have registered 39 cases between September and December 2020 against the farmers protesting against the new farm laws.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their ongoing protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Ghazipur border, in Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo )
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their ongoing protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Ghazipur border, in Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo )

Took political support for farm stir after democracy was mocked: Rakesh Tikait

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 05:35 AM IST
Took political support for farmers' movement only after democracy was mocked: Rakesh Tikait
Journalists’ associations criticised the police for arresting Punia, who was in Singhu to cover the farmers’ protest.(PTI)
Journalists’ associations criticised the police for arresting Punia, who was in Singhu to cover the farmers’ protest.(PTI)

Journalist held for removing barricades at Singhu, sent to judicial custody

UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 04:17 AM IST
The FIR was registered against Mandeep Punia by an inspector of the city police, alleging that around 6.30pm on Saturday, a group of protesters tried to remove police barricades and reach the protest site.
New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Naresh Tikait addresses farmers during their protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur Border in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 3030. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000169A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Naresh Tikait addresses farmers during their protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur Border in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 3030. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000169A)(PTI)

Naresh Tikait says ‘govt should release our men, prepare platform for talks'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Naresh Tikait's remarks come in the backdrop of 84 arrests made by the Delhi Police in connection with clashes between the protesting farmers and cops.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)

'We are with you, Rakesh ji', says Delhi CM Kejriwal amid unrest at Ghazipur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 02:30 PM IST
The farmers' union leader had earlier tweeted regarding the Delhi government's support to the farmers protesting at the Ghazipur border.
A protester charges a security personnel during clashes at the Red Fort following farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day, in New Delhi(PTI)
A protester charges a security personnel during clashes at the Red Fort following farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day, in New Delhi(PTI)

Union leaders make appeal, divert blame after anarchy reigns

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:27 AM IST
  • The chaos and violence have raised questions about the future of the two-month-long agitation of farm unions.
Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)
Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)

Timeline of Trouble: Vandalism and violence during Delhi’s R-Day tractor rally

Written by Aditi Prasad
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:21 PM IST
It all began when protesting farmers broke their agreement with the Delhi police and started deviating from approved routes and started moving towards central Delhi.
New Delhi: Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20. 2021. (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_20_2021_000034B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20. 2021. (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_20_2021_000034B)(PTI)

Traffic disruptions on NH between Karnal and Delhi from Jan 25-27

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:48 AM IST
Traffic on KMP-KGP Expressway will also be impacted and interchanges at Kundli, Assaudha and Badli will not be accessible to traffic movement on these dates.
Several farmers participating in the agitation have died due to different reasons including heart attack and road accidents. (Representative Image)(ANI Photo)
Several farmers participating in the agitation have died due to different reasons including heart attack and road accidents. (Representative Image)(ANI Photo)

Punjab govt gives 5 lakh each to kin of four farmers who died during protest

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Braving cold weather conditions and rain, thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at various border points of Delhi for over a month now against the three farm laws.
Farmers raise slogans during a protest against the new farm laws at Delhi-UP Ghazipur border in New Delhi. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Farmers raise slogans during a protest against the new farm laws at Delhi-UP Ghazipur border in New Delhi. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

‘For police to decide’: SC won’t rule on plea against farmers’ tractor march

By HT Correspondent | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:53 PM IST
"We've said that it is for the police to decide. We are not going to pass the orders. You are the authority to take action," Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the Centre.
The Supreme Court of India. (File photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (File photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: SC panel to begin work on farm laws on Jan 19

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
File photo: Farmers raise slogans against the new farm laws at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(ANI)
File photo: Farmers raise slogans against the new farm laws at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(ANI)

SC panel on farm laws to begin work on January 19

By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • On January 12, after two days of deliberation, the Supreme Court had suspended the pro-reforms farm laws approved by Parliament in September.
The Minister added that with the Supreme Court's intervention there is no point in farmers' demand about repealing the laws.((ANI Photo))
The Minister added that with the Supreme Court's intervention there is no point in farmers' demand about repealing the laws.((ANI Photo))

Govt willing to address apprehensions of protesting farmers: Agri minister

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:37 PM IST
He reiterated that the government is ready to bring amendments in the laws, and added that laws are enacted for the whole country and many people in the country are happy with the laws.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday met home minister Amit Shah. (PTI Photo )
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday met home minister Amit Shah. (PTI Photo )

Haryana epicentre of farm stir, says Khattar after meeting Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:29 PM IST
The protesting farmers have refused to call off the demonstrations, till the three agricultural legislations are repealed.
A group of farmers share a hookah as they chat while blocking a major highway in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)(AP)
A group of farmers share a hookah as they chat while blocking a major highway in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)(AP)

Supreme Court to pronounce orders on Tuesday on farm laws, farmers' protests

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:22 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday heard a clutch of pleas challenging the new farm laws.
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