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Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh told Fadnavis that celebrities are not being investigated but it is the BJP IT cell which remains in focus. (HT Photo)

Probe not against Tendulkar or Lata Mangeshkar but against BJP IT cell: Deshmukh

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • Deshmukh on February 8 ordered a probe to check if Indian celebrities were forced to tweet by the BJP to counter the tweets posted by international celebrities who tweeted criticising the government’s handling of the farm laws.
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Nikita Jacob is seen inside Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection (CyPAD) centre at Dwarka in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Nikita Jacob is seen inside Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection (CyPAD) centre at Dwarka in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Toolkit case: Court to hear Nikita Jacob's anticipatory bail plea on March 9

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Shivani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 11:19 AM IST
  • Police have accused Jacob of helping edit the social media toolkit on the farm protest.
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Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing th Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing th Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

'Centre can buy farm produce at MSP', says Kejriwal; shares formula

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh against three central farm laws. Kejriwal supported their protest and termed the three laws as 'black laws'.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during his visit to Kerala on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during his visit to Kerala on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi explains how 3 farm laws will hurt agriculture sector

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Gandhi also held a tractor rally from Thrikkaipetta to Muttil to express solidarity with the protesting farmers.
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Activist Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Activist Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Disha Ravi 1st to be arrested in toolkit case, warrant against 2 others: Police

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:09 AM IST
The police have named Disha Ravi a "key conspirator" in toolkit's formulation and dissemination. It was shared by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter.
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National Conference Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah speaks during the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
National Conference Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah speaks during the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

'Ram belongs to all of us': Farooq Abdullah urges Centre to respect farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Congratulating Indian scientists for developing Covid-19 vaccine, Abdullah said that as of now very few people were being vaccinated and efforts should be made that more and more people get the jab.
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Rakesh Tikait addresses media during their ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Rakesh Tikait addresses media during their ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Country doesn't run on trust': Rakesh Tikait on PM's 'MSP will stay' promise

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:05 PM IST
The MSP has emerged as one of the core issue of the farmers, who have been protesting near Delhi against newly-enacted three farm laws since November last year.
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Virat Kohli speaks farmers protests.(AP/ANI)
Virat Kohli speaks farmers protests.(AP/ANI)

‘We briefly spoke about it in the team meeting’: Virat Kohli on farmers protest

UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Kohli came into the press conference ahead of the Test series and was asked again about the protest.
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Pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of protesting Indian farmers.(HT)
Pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of protesting Indian farmers.(HT)

How #IndiaTogether became top trend after Rihanna's tweet on farmers' stir

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:19 AM IST
The Twitter storm started after a tweet by international pop icon Rihanna who posted a news article about the suspension of internet at sites where farmers are protesting.
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The authorities have put barricades and tight security in border areas near Delhi in the wake of farmers' protest.(PTI Photo)
The authorities have put barricades and tight security in border areas near Delhi in the wake of farmers' protest.(PTI Photo)

Farmers' protest: Internet curbs lifted in 2 Haryana districts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:04 AM IST
The Haryana government had initially suspended internet services in 17 districts, but later extended the suspension in some districts.
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File photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters)
File photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters)

Uproar over Thunberg's 'farm protest toolkit': All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 08:38 AM IST
The document in Thunberg's tweet had details about January 26 protests and other street protests. The screenshots of the documents were widely shared on social media.
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BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.(ANI)
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.(ANI)

Kisan 'mahapanchayat' today, Tikait warns of pan-India tractor rally: 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 09:18 AM IST
Elaborate security arrangements are in place at various border points near Delhi in the wake of the protests. The issue affected the proceedings of Parliament on Tuesday.
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Rihanna and Greta Thunberg have drawn the attention of the world to the farmer protests in India. (Reuters)
Rihanna and Greta Thunberg have drawn the attention of the world to the farmer protests in India. (Reuters)

Rihanna hailed by Richa Chadha, Lilly Singh for supporting farmer protests

UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:54 AM IST
All from Richa Chadha and Lilly Singh have hailed Rihanna for her tweet, asking for why the world wasn't talking about the farmer protests in India. Kangana had slammed Rihanna for the same, calling her 'a fool'.
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File photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters)
File photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters)

After Rihanna, Greta Thunberg extends support to farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:14 AM IST
Late on Tuesday, Thunberg tweeted about the protest along with an article that talks about internet cut at the protest sites. Apart from Thunberg, UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also expressed solidarity with the Indian farmers.
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut with Rakesh Tikait and other farmer leaders at Delhi-Ghazipur border on Tuesday.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut with Rakesh Tikait and other farmer leaders at Delhi-Ghazipur border on Tuesday.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

'Ego won't help run the country': Raut after meeting Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Tikait has emerged as the man who once again pulled the farmers' movement on track after the violence on Republic Day. His emotive pull (in the form of tears) turned the tide.
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 The farmers, led by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, are continuing their sit-in protest at Ghazipur border.(HT Photo)
The farmers, led by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, are continuing their sit-in protest at Ghazipur border.(HT Photo)

Farmers' protest: Tikait brothers differ, situation tense at Ghazipur border

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The farmers' agitation had received a jolt when the protesters who took part in a tractor rally wreaked havoc on the roads of Delhi on Republic Day.
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Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Farmers' group calls off tractor rally; 86 cops injured in clashes, 4 FIRs filed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:00 PM IST
The announcement comes after a day of violence in Delhi in which policemen were injured and buses vandalised.
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Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Explained: As tractor rally turns violent in Delhi, what farmers want

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:24 PM IST
As far as negotiations with the government are concerned, the agenda of the farmers is to focus the discussions only on ways in which the new laws can be scrapped.
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Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Railways announces refund for passengers who missed train due to tractor rally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:49 PM IST
The violence during tractor rally led to chaos in many areas of Delhi and affected traffic. Many stations on various line of Delhi Metro were also closed.
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Farmers participate in tractor rally, during their ongoing protest against Centre's farm reform laws, near Nangloi in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers participate in tractor rally, during their ongoing protest against Centre's farm reform laws, near Nangloi in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Farmers in Nangloi break police barricades, march towards Red Fort

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Some police personnel had to sit on the road in Nangloi to block the movement of farmers' tractor rally.
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A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Clashes, vandalism, tractors on roads: How farmers' march turned violent

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Tens of thousands of protesting farmers drove long lines of tractors on roads in central Delhi (ITO and Minto Road) on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades and defying tear gas.
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The farmers hoisted their flag at the Red Fort on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The farmers hoisted their flag at the Red Fort on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Tractor rally: Protesting farmers enter Red Fort, hoist flag from its ramparts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:08 PM IST
The farmers came to central Delhi and then to Red Fort deviating from the route which had been decided for tractor march in consultation with the police.
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The overturned tractor in Delhi under which the body of a farmer was found on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The overturned tractor in Delhi under which the body of a farmer was found on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Farmer part of rally dies, protesters allege cops fired at his tractor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Traffic was affected in several parts of the national capital on Tuesday due to the farmers' tractor rally.
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Farmers and tractors are set for the tractor rally ahead of Republic Day to protest against farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers and tractors are set for the tractor rally ahead of Republic Day to protest against farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Farmers to march towards Parliament on Budget Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:32 PM IST
To put pressure on the government to withdraw these laws, the farmers have adopted different techniques since their protest launched on November 26.
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Farmers take part in a protest against the three farm laws on the outskirts of Delhi.(Reuters Photo)
Farmers take part in a protest against the three farm laws on the outskirts of Delhi.(Reuters Photo)

Farmers likely to meet police officers today over proposed tractor rally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:31 AM IST
The cops gave farmers the option to take out their rally on the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal Expressway instead of Outer Ring Road, but they did not agree.
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Police personnel walk past a bus with farmer leaders before it leaves for Vigyan Bhawan to attend a meeting with the central government over the new farm laws, at Singhu border near Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel walk past a bus with farmer leaders before it leaves for Vigyan Bhawan to attend a meeting with the central government over the new farm laws, at Singhu border near Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

‘What interest do we have’: Supreme Court's clear warning on farm laws panel

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:02 PM IST
The court also issued a notice to the Centre on an application by Bhartiya Kisan Party for filling up vacancy in the four-member committee created by resignation of Bhupinder Singh Mann.
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Farmers raise slogans as they ride tractor during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Farmers raise slogans as they ride tractor during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Farmers want permission for tractor rally on Republic Day, SC hearing today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:50 AM IST
The Delhi Police in its application has said that no tractor rally by farmers should be allowed as it will malign the nation globally.
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Farmers raise slogans as they ride tractor during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Farmers raise slogans as they ride tractor during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws to hold first meeting on Tuesday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:47 AM IST
The Supreme Court had on January 12 stayed the implementation of the three laws, against which farmers are protesting at Delhi borders for over 50 days now.
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Farmers listening to the speaker at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers listening to the speaker at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

'Tarikh pe tarikh': Farmer leader accuses govt of dragging things

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:07 PM IST
All India Kisan Sabha general secretary Hannan Mollah had said on Saturday that the protesters have never said no to dialogue but did not have much hope as the intention of the government is "anti-farmer".
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