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Lilly Singh has been vocal in her support to farmers.

Lilly Singh takes farmers' protest to Grammys red carpet, see pic

UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 12:00 PM IST
  • Late night host and YouTube star Lilly Singh became the latest celebrity to show solidarity with the protesting farmers in India, when she walked the Grammys red carpet with a mask that showed her support to the farmers.
Jayant Choudhary said BJP leaders were wary of 'upsetting' farmers and their bid to 'placate' them was visible through party posters.(HT Photo)
Jayant Choudhary said BJP leaders were wary of 'upsetting' farmers and their bid to 'placate' them was visible through party posters.(HT Photo)

RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary asks BJP leaders to join farmers’ stir or lose polls

By S Raju | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • Jayant called upon farmers to show their unity to the government, which he alleged was trying to “disgrace and defame” the movement against the farm laws.
The agitation, which started at 12 pm, was led by AIKS' district president Bhagwan Bhojane, an official said. In picture - Rail roko agitation in Haryana’s Sonipat.(PTI)
The agitation, which started at 12 pm, was led by AIKS' district president Bhagwan Bhojane, an official said. In picture - Rail roko agitation in Haryana’s Sonipat.(PTI)

Farmers stage 'Rail roko' protests in Aurangabad, Maharashtra against farm laws

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:29 PM IST
At least 12 persons were detained that the agitation staged by Lal Bawta Shet Majur Union at Lasur station, around 40 km from Aurangabad, an official said.
Nihang Sikhs at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Nihang Sikhs at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Zoom meet held before Republic Day to create Twitter storm: Report

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:19 PM IST
A day after Disha Ravi was arrested and sent to five days of police custody the Delhi Police have now issued a non-bailable warrant against activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses during the Kisan Mahapanchayat, in Saharanpur on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses during the Kisan Mahapanchayat, in Saharanpur on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Priyanka Gandhi demands release of Disha Ravi

PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at Chilkana in Saharanpur district in this file picture. The Congress leader demanded Disha Ravi's release on Monday. (PTI File)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at Chilkana in Saharanpur district in this file picture. The Congress leader demanded Disha Ravi's release on Monday. (PTI File)

Priyanka Gandhi demands release of Disha Ravi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:50 PM IST
  • Chief ministers of Chhattisgarh and Delhi also demanded the release of Disha Ravi who has been arrested for allegedly sharing a ‘toolkit’ which according to Delhi Police had details about protests to be carried out across India over farm laws.
People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers' protest against farm laws at Bhainswal in Shamli district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. (Reuters)
People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers' protest against farm laws at Bhainswal in Shamli district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. (Reuters)

Farmers' protest highlights: RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary booked

UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 12:12 AM IST
Tens of thousands of farmers, braving cold weather, have been camping in the open since November 26 on national highways leading to Delhi to demand the repeal of three farm laws.
Salman Khan has reacted to the ongoing farmers' protests and the farm laws. (Left: Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Salman Khan has reacted to the ongoing farmers' protests and the farm laws. (Left: Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

Salman Khan reacts to farmers' protests: 'Most correct thing should be done'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:35 AM IST
  • Salman Khan has reacted to the controversial farm laws and the protests that have followed. He said whatever is the most correct thing to do, should be done.
The human chain event is being seen as a show of strength by the Opposition parties in Bihar.(PTI)
The human chain event is being seen as a show of strength by the Opposition parties in Bihar.(PTI)

RJD led Opposition plans massive human chain against farm laws on Jan 30

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:39 AM IST
  • RJD state president Jagdanand Singh has already directed party’s district presidents to mobilise workers for the event.
Farmers are seen during their agitation against the new farm laws,at Tikri border in New Delhi on Thursday. The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee has said the Centre’s appeal to suggest an alternative to repeal of the laws is impossible.(PTI Photo)
Farmers are seen during their agitation against the new farm laws,at Tikri border in New Delhi on Thursday. The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee has said the Centre’s appeal to suggest an alternative to repeal of the laws is impossible.(PTI Photo)

Farmers continue protests outside Delhi, say no question of withdrawing 2 demands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Senior farmers’ leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni has said there is no question of withdrawing from the two issues which are a legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) and repealing of the farm laws
PM Modi addressed farmers of the country on Friday(Screengrab)
PM Modi addressed farmers of the country on Friday(Screengrab)

PM Modi releases Rs18,000 crore as part of PM-Kisan scheme, addresses farmers across states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:34 PM IST
On Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda had instructed all party MPs, MLAs and other leaders to tune in to the programme.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the farmers’ issue on Saturday.(ANI Twitter)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the farmers’ issue on Saturday.(ANI Twitter)

Will leave politics if someone tries to abolish MSP, says Haryana CM Khattar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Speaking at a public gathering in Haryana’s Narnaul, Haryana CM Khattar reassured the farmers as their protest on Delhi borders entered day 24 on Sunday.
Farmers are seen sitting in protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Farmers are seen sitting in protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Protests not affiliated to any political party: Farmers’ union writes to PM Modi, Tomar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:10 AM IST
The letters in Hindi come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused opposition parties of misleading farmers over the three farm laws.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar is seen speaking to reporters on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar is seen speaking to reporters on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Fourth group of farmers extend support to farm laws, say they welcome them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The 10 organisations from various states like Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Bihar and Haryana, associated with All India Kisan Coordination Committee, submitted a memorandum to the Union agriculture minister.
Farmers raising slogans march on National Highway-9 (NH9) towards police barricading near the Ghazipur protest site, in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Farmers raising slogans march on National Highway-9 (NH9) towards police barricading near the Ghazipur protest site, in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Date for next round of talks with protesting farmers soon: Union minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:31 AM IST
The sixth round was cancelled after farmers’ leaders rejected the government’s draft proposal to amend certain provisions of the farm laws and declined to participate in the meeting.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Opposition trying to destabilize nation through farmers’ stir, says Yogi Adityanath and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to farmers from Uttarakhand on the Centre's farm reform laws in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to farmers from Uttarakhand on the Centre's farm reform laws in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Some just oppose, weaken the country: Tomar’s latest jab at oppn over farmers’ stir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:31 AM IST
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar was addressing a delegation of more than 100 farmers from Uttarakhand who extended their support to the laws.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and minister of state for commerce and industry Som Parkash met home minister Amit Shah on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and minister of state for commerce and industry Som Parkash met home minister Amit Shah on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Ministers in huddle as farmers threaten to block Delhi-Jaipur highway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash met Amit Shah on Sunday as the deadlock between farmers and the Centre over the new farm laws continued for the 18th day
Ro Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.(Reuters)
Ro Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.(Reuters)

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna seeks peaceful, fair solution to farmers’ issue

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:45 PM IST
“I am encouraged by the ongoing dialogue,” he said, joining other American lawmakers who have expressed their views on the ongoing farmers’ protest in India, several of whom have expressed their concerns.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference in New Delhi in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference in New Delhi in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar meets leaders from Haryana

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Farmers have been protesting at the Singhu border for 17 days now against the three laws passed by Parliament in September.
Security has been enhanced at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza to stop farmers coming towards Delhi during their protest march against the new farm laws in Gurugram on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Security has been enhanced at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza to stop farmers coming towards Delhi during their protest march against the new farm laws in Gurugram on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Security stepped up at Delhi borders as farmers’ protests intensify

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:28 PM IST
A senior police officer said there has been no protest yet on Delhi’s borders with Gurgaon and at other points of National Highway-8 that connects the national capital with Jaipur.
A tractor trolley turned into living quarters at Singhu border where farmers are camped in an ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws, near New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)
A tractor trolley turned into living quarters at Singhu border where farmers are camped in an ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws, near New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)

Farm to Facebook: Stir at borders gets online push

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:45 AM IST
Many youngsters from Haryana and Punjab, who have accompanied their families to the protest site, have also created WhatsApp groups to update people back home about the ongoing protest.
Police personals at Swargate bus stand ahead of Bharat Bandh called on Tuesday in Pune on December 07, 2020.(HT Photo)
Police personals at Swargate bus stand ahead of Bharat Bandh called on Tuesday in Pune on December 07, 2020.(HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh: As states brace for shutdown, police departments issue travel advisory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Haryana Police and Delhi Police have issued travel advisories informing people that they may face traffic blockages on various roads and highways.
The agriculture minister met a delegation of 20 farmers who had come to urge him to not repeal the laws but make certain amendments.(HT Photo)
The agriculture minister met a delegation of 20 farmers who had come to urge him to not repeal the laws but make certain amendments.(HT Photo)

Farm laws will ensure better price to farmers, have opened avenues of private investment: Narendra Singh Tomar

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The Union minister was interacting with farmer unions mainly from Haryana and explained to them how private investment will open up for agriculture due to these laws which will benefit farmers.
Farmer groups have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday to protest against three recently enacted agriculture-related legislations.(Hindustan Times)
Farmer groups have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday to protest against three recently enacted agriculture-related legislations.(Hindustan Times)

Bankers not to participate in Bharat Bandh on Tuesday

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:23 PM IST
All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) General Secretary Soumya Datta said the union has expressed its solidarity with farmers but will not be participating in the Bharat Bandh called by them.
Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border) on NH-24 in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border) on NH-24 in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)

Congress backs protesting farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh on December 8

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Leaders of farmers’ unions met the central leadership on Saturday to resolve the deadlock over farm laws. However, no progress could be made and they will now meet for the sixth round of talks on December 10.
Diljit Dosanjh at the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.
Diljit Dosanjh at the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.

Diljit Dosanjh ‘quietly’ donates Rs 1 crore to buy warm clothes for protesting farmers, honours their efforts in person

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:57 AM IST
Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has donated Rs 1 crore to buy warm clothes for farmers protesting at borders around Delhi, without making a ‘big deal’ about it, according to Punjabi singer Singga.
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws, at Delhi-Meerut Expressway in New Delhi on December 4.(PTI)
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws, at Delhi-Meerut Expressway in New Delhi on December 4.(PTI)

Punjab farmers have brought ‘superman’ Modi government to its knees, says Shiv Sena

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 02:26 PM IST
The editorial in Saamana took a dig at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying its usual weapons such as the Central Bureau of Investigation cannot do anything about the protests
Dozens of other drivers are stranded on the Kundli Highway with no place to go as they wait for the road blockade to end.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative image))
Dozens of other drivers are stranded on the Kundli Highway with no place to go as they wait for the road blockade to end.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative image))

With farmers blocking Singhu border, many truckers stranded on Kundli highway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 02:20 AM IST
The protest area spreads to more than four to five kilometres on the Kundli highway at the SInghu border while the queue of stuck vehicles and trucks stretches far beyond that.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government has increased its expenditure on irrigation, animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries and research and education.(PTI)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government has increased its expenditure on irrigation, animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries and research and education.(PTI)

Congress did little for farmers, villages: Arun Jaitley on protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 07:59 PM IST
To increase the productivity of farmers and enhance their income, Arun Jaitley said the government has increased its expenditure on irrigation, animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries and research and education.
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