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While protesters alleged that the deceased lost control of the tractor after a tear gas shell hit him, police said the incident happened when the driver hit the barricade.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Tractors as weapons in the fiercest of face-offs

By Fareeha Iftikhar, karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:50 AM IST
  • The scenes of farmers charging at police with their tractors were caught on camera.
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SKM, an umbrella collective of over 40 farmer groups, called off the tractor parade on Tuesday evening.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
SKM, an umbrella collective of over 40 farmer groups, called off the tractor parade on Tuesday evening.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: As most went off track, some groups stuck to agreed plan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:41 AM IST
  • Baldev Singh, a member of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda), said they marched on the agreed upon route because they wanted the protests to remain peaceful.
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When the farmers reached Nangloi at 11 am, the cheer and celebration turned into clashes within 45 minutes, as some farmer groups breached their route agreement and tried to move on roads they did not have permission for.( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
When the farmers reached Nangloi at 11 am, the cheer and celebration turned into clashes within 45 minutes, as some farmer groups breached their route agreement and tried to move on roads they did not have permission for.( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Within hours, cheers, celebration at Tikri gave way to chaos

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:32 AM IST
  • At many places, local residents showered flower petals on the rally.
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Smoke billows from a tear gas shell during a tractor rally by farmers to protest against farm laws on Republic Day at Ghazipur border near Delhi(Reuters)
Smoke billows from a tear gas shell during a tractor rally by farmers to protest against farm laws on Republic Day at Ghazipur border near Delhi(Reuters)

From farm to fist: March to ITO began at Ghazipur

By karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:21 AM IST
  • By 9.30am, a group of farmers started the march; they also used trolleys attached to the tractors, despite agreeing not to use them in their previous discussions with the police.
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US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg)
US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg)

US prez Biden, Vladimir Putin speak over phone, discuss nuke treaty, Navalny

Reuters, Washington, Dc
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:12 AM IST
The phone call topics included Biden's proposal to extend the New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia for five years and "strong (US) support for Ukraine sovereignty" in the face of ongoing Russian aggression.
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Farmers breaking the barricades as they head towards Delhi during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers breaking the barricades as they head towards Delhi during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Violence started at Singhu, one barrier at a time

By shiv sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:44 AM IST
  • Singhu Border has been the most prominent protest site for the farmers at Delhi’s border for the last two months.
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Delhi-based renowned author, artists say India has something for every traveller to explore from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
Delhi-based renowned author, artists say India has something for every traveller to explore from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

2021 #TravelGoals: India has much to offer

By Mallika Bhagat
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:52 AM IST
The pandemic had hauled travel plans of many. But now, if you too are itching to restart, get some recommendations from popular personalities, based in Delhi-NCR, to chalk down your to-do travel list for this year!
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Workers stitch garments at a factory of an apparel shop in Jaipur.(REUTERS)
Workers stitch garments at a factory of an apparel shop in Jaipur.(REUTERS)

Govt may need to peg deficit at 7% of GDP

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:21 AM IST
  • The government on February 1, 2020 used the trigger mechanism of the FRBM Act to deviate from the fiscal deficit road map by 0.5% for 2019-20 and 2020-21 (3.8% and 3.5% respectively) in order to boost the economy.
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Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

‘Centre should simplify taxes, support MSMEs’: FICO Prez

By Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:14 AM IST
  • In pre-Covid times, I worked with 240 workers. 140 of these left and didn't return. I am managing with only 100 workers, says Kular
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Indian Air Force's fighter jets during the Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)
Indian Air Force's fighter jets during the Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)

At Rajpath, many firsts in the shadow of a pandemic

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:05 AM IST
  • India put on display its war machines at a time when the country is locked in a tense border stand-off with China.
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