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New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02_08_2021_000053A)(PTI)

Farmers’ protest completes 3 months, Kisan Cong to gherao Tomar's house today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:04 PM IST
While the farmers want a complete roll-back of three farm laws, the government has ruled out agreeing to the demand and has offered to make amendments to the legislation.
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Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice-president Jayant Chaudhary addresses 'Kisan Panchayat'
Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice-president Jayant Chaudhary addresses 'Kisan Panchayat'

No ‘ghar wapsi’ for farmers till farm laws are repealed: Jayant Chaudhary

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lakhimpur Kheri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:08 AM IST
  • Chaudhary claimed when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2011, he had written a letter to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, demanding a law to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) to the farmers.
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The traders’ body has said that all commercial markets across the country will remain shut. (HT File Photo )
The traders’ body has said that all commercial markets across the country will remain shut. (HT File Photo )

Transport, trade unions call for ‘Bharat Bandh’; farmers' unions to join

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:34 AM IST
The participants will stage sit-in demonstrations in more than 1,500 towns and cities across states. Several services across the country are likely to be affected as more than 40,000 traders' associations are taking part in the bandh.
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Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)

LIVE: Kisan Congress activists to gherao agriculture minister's office

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:32 AM IST
  • Several farm organisation protesting the new farm laws decided to join the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by transport and trade unions today. On February 25, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha appealed to all farmers to join the bandh peacefully.
Mahapanchayats being organised by SKM continue with the strong participation of farmers in different locations of Haryana, Rajasthan and other states.(HT photo)
Mahapanchayats being organised by SKM continue with the strong participation of farmers in different locations of Haryana, Rajasthan and other states.(HT photo)

Farmers union writes to President demanding end to 'repression' on protesters

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:16 PM IST
According to a press note, several other associated organisations also took up the taluka and district-level protests in hundreds of locations across the country to submit the memorandum to the President.
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Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar(PTI)
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar(PTI)

‘Ready to discuss’: Tomar reacts to Tikait's remark about 40 lakh tractor march

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:48 PM IST
“The government of India is committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare. Discussions have been held many times. If they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss,” Tomar said.
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Farmers at a demonstration site in Singhu Border, New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers at a demonstration site in Singhu Border, New Delhi.(ANI)

Highlights: False narrative that farmers will lose land: Union minister

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:03 AM IST
Rakesh Tikait, leader and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said on Tuesday that the protesting farmers would gherao Parliament, if the Central government does not repeal the three laws, during his address to a Kisan Panchayat in Sikar, Rajasthan.
Almost 60% of the firms that said the business outlook is improving are expected to pay an average 9.1% salary hike in 2021.(Stock image: Getty)
Almost 60% of the firms that said the business outlook is improving are expected to pay an average 9.1% salary hike in 2021.(Stock image: Getty)

News updates from HT: Indian firms likely to give average salary hike of 7.7%

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anjali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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Farmers hold placards as they protest against the three farm laws at Tikri border in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)
Farmers hold placards as they protest against the three farm laws at Tikri border in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

Farmers from UP villages to fast, send messages to PM every day from March 1

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:29 AM IST
The RKMS leader extended solidarity to those farmers who were continuing their protest at the borders of Delhi.
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The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(PTI)
The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(PTI)

News updates from HT: ITBP to close its Covid care centre within a week

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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Activist Disha Ravi at a Delhi court on Friday(ANI Photo)
Activist Disha Ravi at a Delhi court on Friday(ANI Photo)

Delhi judge finds police probe sketchy and scanty, grants bail to Disha Ravi

Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:56 PM IST
On Monday, she was sent to one-day police custody after a three-day judicial remand and spending five days in police custody. Ravi was arrested on February 13.
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"Rahul Gandhi is trying to become 'actor on tractor'. If you are in favour of APMC, then, why is there no APMC in Kerala," Prahlad Joshi said.(ANI)
"Rahul Gandhi is trying to become 'actor on tractor'. If you are in favour of APMC, then, why is there no APMC in Kerala," Prahlad Joshi said.(ANI)

‘Actor on tractor’: Union minister Pralhad Joshi questions Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:53 PM IST
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s remarks come a day after Gandhi held a tractor rally in his constituency in Kerala’s Wayanad against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
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Nodeep Kaur was arrested on January 12 after she had participated in the peaceful farmer's protests at Kundli in Haryana. (Twitter)
Nodeep Kaur was arrested on January 12 after she had participated in the peaceful farmer's protests at Kundli in Haryana. (Twitter)

In bail plea, Nodeep Kaur claims she was 'beaten and tortured' by police

PTI, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:19 PM IST
  • The 23-year-old activist, hailing from Punjab's Muktsar district, has also claimed that her medical examination was not conducted in violation of section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
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Shantanu Muluk, a climate activist, arrives at National Cyber Forensic Lab for an investigation, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Shantanu Muluk, a climate activist, arrives at National Cyber Forensic Lab for an investigation, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk moves Delhi court for anticipatory bail

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:54 PM IST
The application moved by Muluk is likely to come up for hearing Wednesday before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana.
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BJP Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/ LSTV Grab)
BJP Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/ LSTV Grab)

Arvind Kejriwal wants farmers to commit suicide, alleges BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:53 PM IST
"Kejriwal wants the farmer to keep committing suicide. The condition of the farmers continues to deteriorate. It is Kejriwal who speaks the language of middlemen," said Lekhi.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi targets Centre, says it is imposing its will and power on judiciary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:38 PM IST
"For the first time, winning the election means losing and vice-versa," the Congress leader, who is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Kerala, said.
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Activist Disha Ravi.(File Photo/AFP )
Activist Disha Ravi.(File Photo/AFP )

Toolkit case: Delhi court to rule on Disha Ravi's bail plea today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:11 PM IST
  • Earlier in the day, Ravi was brought to the Delhi Police Cyber Cell office to be confronted with the two other suspects -- Shantanu Muluk and Nikita Jacob.
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Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday said that the party has decided to bring a no-confidence motion against the BJP-JJP government in Haryana.(PTI)
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday said that the party has decided to bring a no-confidence motion against the BJP-JJP government in Haryana.(PTI)

Haryana Cong to move no-confidence motion against BJP-JJP govt

ANI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:06 AM IST
The comments came days after Hooda held a march to the Governor's house and demanded a special session of Assembly to move a no-confidence motion against the government.
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Demonstrators at the Ghazipur border protest site as the agitation against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi, India. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Demonstrators at the Ghazipur border protest site as the agitation against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi, India. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Farmers protest live: Rakesh Tikait says farmers will gherao parliament

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:57 PM IST
  • Farmers' union leaders as well lawmakers from the opposition have turned to Kisan Mahapanchayats to garner support against the three farm laws.
The tractor parade on January 26, held by farmers to highlight their demands to repeal three new farm laws, had turned violent as police clashed with protesters.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
The tractor parade on January 26, held by farmers to highlight their demands to repeal three new farm laws, had turned violent as police clashed with protesters.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

No whereabouts on the man who went missing during tractor rally, police tell HC

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:31 AM IST
The police told the court that it has intimated 25 police stations of the Jhajjar district and also pasted photos of the man, Bajinder, at 10 police stations of the outer district of Delhi to find him.
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Protesters in front of Red Fort during a protest against farm laws on January 26.(REUTERS)
Protesters in front of Red Fort during a protest against farm laws on January 26.(REUTERS)

One more arrested in Red Fort violence case

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:27 AM IST
The police identified the arrested suspect as 29-year-old Singh alias Sunny. He was arrested by the crime branch on Saturday. A resident of Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar, Singh identified through video footage of the incidents at the fort, police said.
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The farmers' stir against the laws will continue till the time the Centre accepts their demands of repealing the legislations, Tikait said(ANI)
The farmers' stir against the laws will continue till the time the Centre accepts their demands of repealing the legislations, Tikait said(ANI)

When crowds gather, governments get changed: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

PTI, Sonipat
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader also warned that the government could find it difficult to stay in power if the new agri-marketing laws are not repealed.
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Farmers demonstrating and raising slogans at the Ghazipur border protest site as the agitation against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers demonstrating and raising slogans at the Ghazipur border protest site as the agitation against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Farm laws protests LIVE: SKM says Narendra Tomar's remarks insulting to farmers

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:57 PM IST
  • Tikait, Priyanka Gandhi and Kejriwal have all turned their sights towards farmer communities in a bid to corner the government.
At least 20 traffic heavy stretches across Delhi may soon get “location-specific” decongestion plans to reduce traffic jams and facilitate smooth vehicular movement, officials from Delhi Traffic Police said.(HT File PHOTO)
At least 20 traffic heavy stretches across Delhi may soon get “location-specific” decongestion plans to reduce traffic jams and facilitate smooth vehicular movement, officials from Delhi Traffic Police said.(HT File PHOTO)

New updates from HT: Key Delhi borders remain shut, traffic diverted

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait .
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait .

Will soon visit Gujarat to mobilise support for farmers' protest: Rakesh Tikait

PTI, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:23 PM IST
He said this as he met visiting groups of supporters from Gujarat and Maharashtra at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border where he has been camping along with his supporters since November.
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Union Agriculture Minister.(PTI)
Union Agriculture Minister.(PTI)

Crowd gathering doesn't lead to revocation of laws: Agriculture minister Tomar

PTI, Gwalior
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Tomar urged the agitating farm unions to tell the government which provisions in these new laws they find anti- farmers.
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Farmers said they will soon devise a strategy to keep the protest going for long.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers said they will soon devise a strategy to keep the protest going for long.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Farmers announce series of events to further escalate protest

Posted by Prashasti Singh | PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said February 26 will be observed as 'Yuva Kisan Diwas' (youth farmers day) and February 27 as 'Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divws' (farmer-labourer unity day).
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BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union held a Maha Kisan rally to oppose three farm laws in Barnala town on Sunday.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union held a Maha Kisan rally to oppose three farm laws in Barnala town on Sunday.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

In pics: Farmers hold Maha Kisan rally against farm laws in Punjab

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:05 PM IST
The rally is of historic importance as the farmers' union and the agricultural laborer's union are coming together to agitate against the repressive state, said BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan).
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A farmer stands next to concertina wire during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu Border in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
A farmer stands next to concertina wire during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu Border in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Farm laws protests LIVE: Rahul Gandhi to attend tractor's rally on February 22

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:57 PM IST
  • Kisan Mahapanchayats planned by farmers' union leaders, opposition to garner support in favour of repeal of farm laws as protests enter Day 86.
Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 by Delhi Police for allegedly creating and sharing the protest toolkit backing the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws.(ANI Photo)
Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 by Delhi Police for allegedly creating and sharing the protest toolkit backing the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws.(ANI Photo)

Order on Disha’s bail reserved for Tuesday

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:49 AM IST
Even as additional sessions judge (ASJ) Dharmender Rana asked the Delhi Police to present anything that could link the “toolkit” with the violence and, consequently, the conspiracy for which Ravi was charged, the police said the case was still being investigated.
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