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News updates from HT: Several borders of Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) continued to remain closed for traffic movement on Monday due to the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three new farm laws. (File Photo)

News updates from HT: Traffic re-routed at Delhi borders over farmers' protest

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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Addressing the media in Patiala at his residence, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the timing of the letter and alleged that the Centre wanted to “instigate” farmers and “create a law and order situation” in the state.. (ANI Photo)
Addressing the media in Patiala at his residence, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the timing of the letter and alleged that the Centre wanted to “instigate” farmers and “create a law and order situation” in the state.. (ANI Photo)

Direct payment: Sidhu claims Centre wants to ‘destroy’ mandis in Punjab

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 08:49 PM IST
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu said the motive of the letter was to “disrupt” the age-old, tried and tested and successful mandi system that allows for the implementation of the minimum support price in the state.
SKM held protests across mandis in the country on March 19 over FCI's new procurement norms (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI)
SKM held protests across mandis in the country on March 19 over FCI's new procurement norms (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI)

Farmers across India will protest outside FCI offices on Monday, says SKM

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 07:25 PM IST
  • “Tomorrow, on April 5, farmers will protest in front of FCI offices across the country by gherao. Marking this day as FCI Bachao Divas,” said SKM
Farmers, labourers, women, people from Dalit, Adivasi and Bahujan communities, and unemployed youth will take part in the march to Parliament, Gurnam Singh Charuni said.(ANI)
Farmers, labourers, women, people from Dalit, Adivasi and Bahujan communities, and unemployed youth will take part in the march to Parliament, Gurnam Singh Charuni said.(ANI)

Farmers’ body plans to hold march to Parliament in May

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 03:01 AM IST
Samyukt Kisan Morcha looks to hold a series of protests in a bid to intensify the stir against farm laws.
The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne Ever Given container ship, leased by Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal.(REUTERS)
The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne Ever Given container ship, leased by Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal.(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: All-Indian crew of vessel behind Suez Canal logjam safe

PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmers protesting against the contentious new agriculture laws (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)
Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmers protesting against the contentious new agriculture laws (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)

Punjab CM didn’t fulfil poll promises: Arvind Kejriwal

By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • The AAP leader also portrayed his party as an alternative to both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state that goes to polls next year.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait addresses a rally in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait addresses a rally in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Turn Bengaluru into Delhi, gherao city from all sides, Tikait tells farmers

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:52 AM IST
He also said that the farmers needed to raise their voices against the privatisation of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
Last month, Arvind Kejriwal addressed a similar farmers’ gathering in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut.. (File photo)
Last month, Arvind Kejriwal addressed a similar farmers’ gathering in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut.. (File photo)

Arvind Kejriwal to address farmers in Jind on April 4

UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 04:41 AM IST
  • “The Aam Aadmi Party has been supporting farmers on the issue since Day One; from the streets to the Parliament." Sushil Gupta said on Thursday.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh also urged the Centre to leave its ego and withdraw the farm laws. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh also urged the Centre to leave its ego and withdraw the farm laws. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Punjab CM threatens to move SC over farm laws

PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:18 AM IST
  • What is the use of making it a prestige issue? How many more farmers do you want to kill? The Constitution has been amended more than 100 times in the past, so why can it not be done again?” Amarinder Singh said.
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin may or may not bring up Menendez’s issues in his meetings in New Delhi.(MINT_PRINT)
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin may or may not bring up Menendez’s issues in his meetings in New Delhi.(MINT_PRINT)

Austin urged to raise farmers’ stir, Russian S-400 deal on India visit

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:41 AM IST
Lloyd Austin will reach India on Friday for talks with his counterparts and other officials
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the country can witness some serious social turbulence if the ruling BJP pushes through the implementation of three contentious farm laws. (ANI photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the country can witness some serious social turbulence if the ruling BJP pushes through the implementation of three contentious farm laws. (ANI photo)

News updates from HT | Expect upheaval if BJP pushes through farm laws: Rahul

PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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A file photo of the dome of the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (REUTERS)
A file photo of the dome of the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (REUTERS)

US Congress report warns of repercussions over farmer protests in India

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:32 AM IST
The report published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) could potentially fuel the disquiet already voiced by US lawmakers
From left: Swaraj India national president Yogendra Yadav, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, along with others, during a kisan mahapanchayat in Kolkata on Saturday. (PTI)
From left: Swaraj India national president Yogendra Yadav, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, along with others, during a kisan mahapanchayat in Kolkata on Saturday. (PTI)

Ahead of polls, farmers’ unions embark on anti-BJP campaign

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha appears to have dropped its stand of being equidistant from all parties, campaigning against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, especially in five states going to the polls in a few weeks.
Dushyant Chautala(HT file photo)
Dushyant Chautala(HT file photo)

‘We can expect healthy changes to state quota bill’: Dushyant Chautala

By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 06:41 AM IST
"We were a producing state and if we have to survive in the future, we have to get more consumption with locals than people who will take the money out of the state," he said.
The judge said no coercive action will be taken till March 15 against Muluk and co-accused Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob, whose pre-arrest bail plea, was also heard simultaneously.(Twitter/@nikitajacob)
The judge said no coercive action will be taken till March 15 against Muluk and co-accused Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob, whose pre-arrest bail plea, was also heard simultaneously.(Twitter/@nikitajacob)

Nikita, Shantanu, get protection from arrest till March 15

By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 01:50 AM IST
Delhi Police’s special cell, while opposing Muluk’s anticipatory bail plea, alleged before Additonal Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana that he participated in a conspiracy that “stretched across continents and covered people of multiple nationalities”.
At Tikri, women farmers dubbed the three laws “death warrants”.(PTI Photo)(PTI)
At Tikri, women farmers dubbed the three laws “death warrants”.(PTI Photo)(PTI)

On their day, women farmers helm the stir at all sites on Delhi borders

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • Throughout the day, women protesters organised marches at the sites while wearing yellow, green scarves
The SKM's legal panel also denounced the alleged repressive measures and violation of human rights by the Centre and the Delhi Police to foil the "peaceful" agitation of farmers. In picture - Prem Singh Bhangu.(ANI)
The SKM's legal panel also denounced the alleged repressive measures and violation of human rights by the Centre and the Delhi Police to foil the "peaceful" agitation of farmers. In picture - Prem Singh Bhangu.(ANI)

SKM seeks judicial probe into Republic day tractor rally clashes in Delhi

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:04 PM IST
"We demand a high-level judicial probe into the incident that happened on January 26 where a peaceful 'kisan parade' was intentionally disrupted and the route was blocked," SKM's Prem Singh Bhangu said.
On Tuesday morning, the Delhi Police briefly opened the Ghazipur border for traffic only to be closed in the afternoon. The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh continue to remain closed. (PTI)
On Tuesday morning, the Delhi Police briefly opened the Ghazipur border for traffic only to be closed in the afternoon. The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh continue to remain closed. (PTI)

News updates from HT | Farmers’ protest: Multiple Delhi borders closed

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Balbir Rajewal added that the union will not support any political party in the upcoming assembly elections.
Balbir Rajewal added that the union will not support any political party in the upcoming assembly elections.

'Will send team to poll-bound states', says farmer leader

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:49 PM IST
  • “We'll send teams to poll-bound states - to West Bengal and Kerala. We will not support any party but appeal to people to vote for the candidates who can defeat BJP.", said BKU leader Balbir S Rajewal
Vehicular movement to Ghaziabad from Delhi through Ghazipur border has been partially restored since Monday evening, (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI)
Vehicular movement to Ghaziabad from Delhi through Ghazipur border has been partially restored since Monday evening, (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI)

News updates from HT: Ghazipur border reopens partially after a month

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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Farmers sitting at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Farmers sitting at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Farm stir LIVE: BKU to send teams to poll-bound states

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at three Delhi border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for over three months, demanding a repeal of the three agri reform laws enacted by the Centre in September last year.
Several borders of the national capital with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) continued to remain closed for vehicular movement on Monday due to the ongoing farmers’ protest.(REUTERS)
Several borders of the national capital with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) continued to remain closed for vehicular movement on Monday due to the ongoing farmers’ protest.(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Traffic diverted at Delhi borders due to farmers' protest

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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Rakesh Tikait alleged that the Centre formulated the new farm laws without the consent of the farmers.(PTI)
Rakesh Tikait alleged that the Centre formulated the new farm laws without the consent of the farmers.(PTI)

Keep tractors ready as you may have to reach Delhi anytime: Rakesh Tikait

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:54 PM IST
"This is my appeal to farmers that they should continue to work in their fields and also keep their tractors ready with their tanks full of oil as they may have to come to Delhi anytime," Rakesh Tikait said.
The address was initially supposed to begin at 11am but was delayed.(HT_PRINT)
The address was initially supposed to begin at 11am but was delayed.(HT_PRINT)

'Farmers not traitors, Red Fort violence planned by Centre': Arvind Kejriwal

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:37 PM IST
The 'mahapanchayat' comes months after AAP's announcement that it would contest the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh in 2022.
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

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.
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
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.
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

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
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).
Climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested for allegedly creating an online “toolkit” intended to help a section of farmers protesting against the government's three farm laws. (AFP PHOTO).
Climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested for allegedly creating an online “toolkit” intended to help a section of farmers protesting against the government's three farm laws. (AFP PHOTO).

‘Just because I speak to a secessionist doesn’t make me one’: Disha to court

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:33 PM IST
  • Moving an application for bail, the 22-year-old climate activist reiterated that her work and her cause were meant to save the environment and she did not intend to “sow disaffection”.
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait during an ongoing farmer's protest against the new farm laws, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait during an ongoing farmer's protest against the new farm laws, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Farmers ready to sacrifice one crop for protest, Bharatiya Kisan Union ups ante

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 05:52 PM IST
As farmers are preparing to continue their camps on Delhi borders in summer months, alternative arrangements are being made to take care of the harvest season as well.
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