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Farmers sitting at Ghazipur border during their ongoing protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Farmers installed CCTV cameras, toilets at Ghazipur border protest site

ANI, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:26 PM IST
"Our Prime Minister always talked about cleanliness, so as farmers we are taking all precautions to maintain cleanliness at Ghazipur border," Dinesh Sharma, a farmer at the protests, said.
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New Delhi: Police personnel set up barricades at Ghazipur border, ahead of farmers' proposed 'Chakka Jam' against the Centre's three agri laws, in New Delhi, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_05_2021_000327A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Police personnel set up barricades at Ghazipur border, ahead of farmers' proposed 'Chakka Jam' against the Centre's three agri laws, in New Delhi, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_05_2021_000327A)(PTI)

Farm protests: Additional deployment at Delhi borders withdrawn

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:35 AM IST
The entire staff have been told to return to their respective units from Tuesday.
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Farmers during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

How farmers at Delhi borders worked their way around internet shutdowns

By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 04:38 AM IST
Internet services at Delhi’s borders were suspended following the violence that ensued during the tractor parade on January 26.
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Farmer leader and BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addressing the 'kisan mahapanchayat' in Haryana on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Farmer leader and BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addressing the 'kisan mahapanchayat' in Haryana on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

'No ghar wapsi till farmers' demands are met': Rakesh Tikait

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Rakesh Tikait is widely credited by the farmer unions and their supporters of bringing the 75-day-old agitation back on track after Republic Day violence.
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Police officers in riot gear stand guard at the site of a protest against the farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi, India, January 30, 2021. (REUTERS)
Police officers in riot gear stand guard at the site of a protest against the farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi, India, January 30, 2021. (REUTERS)

Chakka jam: Barricades, thousands of policemen on watch today

By karn pratap singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:59 AM IST
The protest sites are under multilayered barricading with barbed wiring on top, concrete walls, trenches, nails boards drilled onto roads and netting to stop pelted stones, besides a heavy contingent of security personnel armed with anti-riot gear.
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Chaudhury has been attending Kisan mahapanchayats and protest sites and had extended support to Bharatiya Kisan Union when they were thinking of withdrawing protest from the Ghazipur site. (PTI)
Chaudhury has been attending Kisan mahapanchayats and protest sites and had extended support to Bharatiya Kisan Union when they were thinking of withdrawing protest from the Ghazipur site. (PTI)

'Nails on BJP’s political coffin..': RLD leader on farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 06:22 PM IST
  • "These are not nails being put on the roads going to Delhi, these are nails being put into the political coffin that is being made for the BJP," Jayant Chaudhury said, as quoted by news agency PTI. He also accused the government of not paying heed to their own politicians on the ground.
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Rajnath Singh speaking at Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru (ANI)
Rajnath Singh speaking at Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru (ANI)

News updates from HT: Rajnath Singh says India ready to supply defence equipment

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Local residents have also been providing access to the toilets in their houses and shops for farmers.(HT Photo)
Local residents have also been providing access to the toilets in their houses and shops for farmers.(HT Photo)

Increased police blockades cut protesters off from toilets, water

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 03:00 AM IST
While supplies coming from Punjab and Haryana at Singhu have not been affected so far, since the barricading and blockades are on the Delhi side, access to toilets and water tankers provided by the Delhi government has been severely disrupted.
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New Delhi: Barricades set up at Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to stop farmers from marching towards the national capital, during their ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI02_03_2021_000075A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Barricades set up at Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to stop farmers from marching towards the national capital, during their ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI02_03_2021_000075A)(PTI)

Fortification continues at Ghazipur

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • Iron nails studded on roads, multi-layer iron and concrete barricades, concertina wires remained fixed as large number of security personnel were deployed as fortification of Ghazipur continued to prevent protesters' movement to Delhi.
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Tikait said the ongoing stir against the three new farm laws will continue till the legislations are repealed.(HT Photo)
Tikait said the ongoing stir against the three new farm laws will continue till the legislations are repealed.(HT Photo)

'Kanoon wapsi nahi, to ghar wapsi nahi': Rakesh Tikait coins new slogan

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:45 AM IST
Farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh at Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu against the three farm laws for over two months.
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The internet connectivity continued to be disrupted at all the three borders on Monday even as more farmers from Haryana and Punjab joined the protest.(PTI)
The internet connectivity continued to be disrupted at all the three borders on Monday even as more farmers from Haryana and Punjab joined the protest.(PTI)

Iron spikes, barbed wire and concrete walls at Delhi farm protest sites

By Ashish Mishra, Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:26 AM IST
The measures were taken in the aftermath of clashes between the police and the protesters when the farmers during a tractor rally on Republic Day went beyond the routes approved by the police by breaking barriers and barricades placed on the roads.
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The Ghazipur protest site too has been cut off from the Delhi side, making it difficult members of the public to access the farmers.(HT Photo)
The Ghazipur protest site too has been cut off from the Delhi side, making it difficult members of the public to access the farmers.(HT Photo)

Day after clashes at Delhi borders, farmers, police step up vigil

By shiv sunny, Kainat Sarfaraz, Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 03:40 AM IST
"If there is even a single stone pelted after this, volunteers of the khap panchayats will catch them and treat them appropriately,” Rakesh Tikait said on Saturday, as the crowd at Ghazipur border cheered on.
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File photo: Demonstrators camped on a blocked section of a highway in protest against new farm laws near Ghazipur border (Delhi-Ghaziabad).(Ali /Hindustan Times)
File photo: Demonstrators camped on a blocked section of a highway in protest against new farm laws near Ghazipur border (Delhi-Ghaziabad).(Ali /Hindustan Times)

Free bus service for farmers who want to join protests at Ghazipur-UP border

By Mohan Rajput | Hindustan Times, Rudrapur
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:32 PM IST
The farmers of the area have started free bus service, especially for elderly farmers and women, indenting to join the agitation at the Ghazipur border.
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Farmers participate in a candlelight vigil in memory of 40 farmers who lost their lives, during their ongoing agitation at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Thursday.(PTI)
Farmers participate in a candlelight vigil in memory of 40 farmers who lost their lives, during their ongoing agitation at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Thursday.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi’s Chilla, Ghazipur borders remain closed; traffic diverted

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:00 AM IST
The traffic police have advised commuters from Uttar Pradesh to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND, Loni DND, and Apsara borders
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A farmer addresses protesting farmers blocking a highway at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.(AP)
A farmer addresses protesting farmers blocking a highway at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.(AP)

Delhi: Chilla, Ghazipur borders remain closed as farmers’ protest enters Day 36

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Commuters coming into Delhi from Uttar Pradesh were advised to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND, Loni DND and Apsara borders which have remained mostly unaffected
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Demonstrators gathered on a blocked section of National Highway-9 (NH9) at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) where farmers are camped in protest against new farm laws, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators gathered on a blocked section of National Highway-9 (NH9) at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) where farmers are camped in protest against new farm laws, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi’s Chilla, Ghazipur borders remain closed, traffic diverted

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:14 AM IST
The traffic police advised motorists coming into Delhi from Uttar Pradesh to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND Flyway, Loni DND and Apsara borders, which have remained mostly unaffected
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Protesting farmers clash with Uttarakhand Police in Bazpur in US Nagar district on December 25(HT PHOTO)
Protesting farmers clash with Uttarakhand Police in Bazpur in US Nagar district on December 25(HT PHOTO)

‘Not stopping our agitation against farm laws’, say Uttarakhand farmers

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Sikh organisations supporting the farmers have now decided to join the agitating farmers near Delhi in larger numbers.
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The farmers had reached Singhu border over a month ago.(ANI Photo)
The farmers had reached Singhu border over a month ago.(ANI Photo)

Protesting farmers stay put at Delhi borders amid harsh winter

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The protesting farmer unions had on Saturday decided to resume their dialogue with the Centre, and proposed December 29 for the next round of talks. They had also decided that a tractor march will be held on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal highway on December 30.
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Delhi’s border crossing points with Uttar Pradesh at Chilla and Ghazipur continued to remain closed on Wednesday(HT Photo)
Delhi’s border crossing points with Uttar Pradesh at Chilla and Ghazipur continued to remain closed on Wednesday(HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Chilla and Ghazipur borders remain closed

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Those coming to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh have been advised to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND, Loni DND, and Apsara borders
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Farmers congregate during one-day hunger strike as a mark of protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) on Monday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Farmers congregate during one-day hunger strike as a mark of protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) on Monday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Supporters of VM Singh stay put at Ghazipur, say ‘outside groups’ trying to divide and rule

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:28 AM IST
Around 500 to 600 farmers from parts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand, who are associated with Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, have been participating in the protest at the Ghazipur border since December 3. Prior to that, they were protesting at the Burari ground.
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Chand and Prasad, both farmers from Uttar Pradesh, had taped their face with paper messages on them.(Fareeha Iftikhar/HT Photo)
Chand and Prasad, both farmers from Uttar Pradesh, had taped their face with paper messages on them.(Fareeha Iftikhar/HT Photo)

At Ghazipur, 2 elderly UP farmers start indefinite hunger strike

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:31 AM IST
“On hunger strike following Gandhi ‘s principles,” read the message written on the paper mask on Chand’s face. He has been on an indefinite hunger strike and a silent protest since Monday, demanding revocation of the three new farm laws passed by the Centre. He was also joined by Prasad on Tuesday.
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The farmers put up notices and wrote on the main Ghazipur Road, which is blocked, saying “section 288 of the Bhartiya Kisan Union is in effect here.(PTI)
The farmers put up notices and wrote on the main Ghazipur Road, which is blocked, saying “section 288 of the Bhartiya Kisan Union is in effect here.(PTI)

Farmers at Ghazipur announce section 288 against police’s 144

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Farmer leaders said 288, which is double of section 144, is symbolic in nature and essentially means the entry of anyone other than farmers in that area is restricted, and, most importantly, that the police and farmers will not interfere in each other’s business.
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With adverse weather conditions -- low wind speed and falling temperature -- already at play, Delhi’s air quality on Tuesday plummeted to severe category once again on Thursday.(REUTERS)
With adverse weather conditions -- low wind speed and falling temperature -- already at play, Delhi’s air quality on Tuesday plummeted to severe category once again on Thursday.(REUTERS)

Delhi assembly panel summons EDMC commissioner over Ghazipur landfill fire

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The fire at Ghazipur landfill started around 9.55pm on Tuesday and raged for over 17 hours till the firefighters managed to douse the high-leaping flames completely.
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Firefighters and excavators try to douse fire as smoke billows from burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Firefighters and excavators try to douse fire as smoke billows from burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Fire erupts at Ghazipur landfill

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:44 AM IST
Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials said the fire was reported at 9.56pm on Tuesday, but because of the intensity and the large area it took longer for the firemen to douse the blaze.
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Fire tenders at Ghazipur landfill site after a fire broke out, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)
Fire tenders at Ghazipur landfill site after a fire broke out, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)

Fire at Ghazipur landfill rages for over 12 hours, adds to Delhi’s pollution woes

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:27 PM IST
Air quality monitoring stations in east Delhi, which are closer to the landfill showed a major spike in pollution levels. At Patparganj, the levels were 423 and at Anand Vihar, the average AQI reading shot up to 445 at 1pm
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Arvind Kejriwal instead asserted that MCDs owe the Delhi government Rs 3,800 crore loaned to them.(HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal instead asserted that MCDs owe the Delhi government Rs 3,800 crore loaned to them.(HT Photo)

Shameful that MCD doctors have to protest for their salaries: Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:51 AM IST
Kejriwal’s criticism of the three MCDs, ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), came a day after mayors of the civic bodies staged a sit-in protest outside the chief minister’s residence on Monday, demanding immediate release of dues to the tune of Rs13,500 crore they claimed the Delhi government owed them.
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The power plant inaugurated on Tuesday is located near the poultry market in Ghazipur.(Bloomberg)
The power plant inaugurated on Tuesday is located near the poultry market in Ghazipur.(Bloomberg)

Waste-to-energy unit inaugurated at Ghazipur market

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 04:52 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal was accompanied by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and environment minister Gopal Rai at the inauguration event.
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Ghazipur Slaughter House at Ghazipur in East Delhi.(Vandana Ramnani/ HT file photo)
Ghazipur Slaughter House at Ghazipur in East Delhi.(Vandana Ramnani/ HT file photo)

Ghazipur slaughterhouse set to reopen after 100 days

By Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:43 AM IST
While poultry slaughter is allowed in several places in the city, goats, lambs and buffaloes can only be butchered at the slaughterhouse close to the Uttar Pradesh border. It supplied around 400,000 kg of meat daily to Delhi until the lockdown.
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The Delhi government runs over 250 dispensaries and 25 polyclinics.(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government runs over 250 dispensaries and 25 polyclinics.(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Delhi dispensaries, polyclinics to start rapid antigen tests

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:47 AM IST
An antigen is a foreign molecule that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies, and detecting its presence determines a present infection.
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