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Farmers sitting on protest against the three farm laws at Singhu Border in Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)

Kisan Diwas 2020: As farmers intensify protest, here’s everything you need to know about Chaudhary Charan Singh’s birthday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:01 PM IST
The day celebrates the farmers and their work in the country, and is observed on the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Kundli border in Sonepat on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Kundli border in Sonepat on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Farmers uproot BJP workers’ tent in Fatehabad for fast backing farm laws

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Haryana BJP announced a day’s fast and dharna at district headquarters to counter the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s new farm laws and to demand the construction of the SYL Canal in Punjab and its share of water.
Mayor of North Delhi Jai Prakash and other senior functionaries during a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi on Dec. 12, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Mayor of North Delhi Jai Prakash and other senior functionaries during a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi on Dec. 12, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Mayors launch indefinite hunger strike in front of Delhi CM’s residence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:00 AM IST
Apart from this, the Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that nearly 40,000 party workers had observed a one-day fast in support of the mayors and to demand that Rs 13,000 crore be released to the municipal corporations.
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Will resume talks, but with some riders: Farmer unions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:08 AM IST
The farm groups, mostly from Punjab, which have been pressing for a complete repeal of the three laws, said they needed three principal assurances before returning to the negotiating table.
Farmers raise slogans during a demonstration against the new farm laws outside Deputy Commissioner’s office, in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Farmers raise slogans during a demonstration against the new farm laws outside Deputy Commissioner’s office, in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Farmers in several states join agitation, sit on hunger strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Chandigarh/Jaipur/Noida | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/chandigarh/jaipur/noida
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:20 AM IST
In Punjab and Haryana, farmers shouted slogans outside the offices of district commissioners and took out protest marches.
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

We are not terrorists, but are fighting for our rights, say protesting farmers

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:47 PM IST
As many as 40 farmer leaders of United Farmers Front observed a hunger strike on Monday at various border points near Delhi against the Centre’s newly enacted farm laws between 8 am and 5 pm.
A farmer stands guard as protesting farmer leaders sit on a day long hunger strike at the Delhi- Haryana border, outskirts of New Delhi, Monday, Dec.14, 2020. Tens of thousands of protesting Indian farmers have called for a national strike on Monday, the second in a week, to press for the quashing of three new laws on agricultural reform that they say will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings.(AP)
A farmer stands guard as protesting farmer leaders sit on a day long hunger strike at the Delhi- Haryana border, outskirts of New Delhi, Monday, Dec.14, 2020. Tens of thousands of protesting Indian farmers have called for a national strike on Monday, the second in a week, to press for the quashing of three new laws on agricultural reform that they say will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings.(AP)

On day 19, farmers observe hunger strike: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:31 PM IST
As many as 40 farmer leaders of United Farmers Front observed a hunger strike on Monday at various border points near Delhi against the Centre’s newly enacted farm laws between 8 am and 5 pm.
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Several farmers keep day-long fast, warn of indefinite hunger strike if demands not met

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava and Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:52 AM IST
The farmers said Monday’s ten-hour strike, from 8am to 5pm, was a symbolic protest and it may soon take the shape of an indefinite hunger strike, if the government doesn’t agree to their demands.
In his letter to Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, social activist Anna Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.(PTI)
In his letter to Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, social activist Anna Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.(PTI)

Anna Hazare warns Centre of fast over agri-related demands

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Hazare observed a fast on December 8 in support of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer organisations demanding a repeal of the Centre’s three agri laws.
Activists of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) blocking the road to Mansa near the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Activists of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) blocking the road to Mansa near the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Farmers’ protest: BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) differs with other unions, not on hunger strike

By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Union general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan said the decision was taken as the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, comprising 30 other farm organisations, did not consult it on the issue
“Fasting is sacred. Wherever you are, fast for our farmer brothers. Pray to God for the success of their struggle,” Arvind Kejriwal wrote in a tweet in Hindi(ANI)
“Fasting is sacred. Wherever you are, fast for our farmer brothers. Pray to God for the success of their struggle,” Arvind Kejriwal wrote in a tweet in Hindi(ANI)

‘For our farmer brothers’: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Farmers from various parts of the country are holding protests against the three contentious farm laws that were passed by Parliament in September. Several rounds of talks between farmers and the Centre have taken place, but it has so far failed to resolve the deadlock.
Farmer leaders observing hunger strike (ANI)
Farmer leaders observing hunger strike (ANI)

Want to wake government up, says farm union leader as day-long fast against farm laws begins

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:12 AM IST
Speaking to news agency ANI, Harinder Singh Lakhowal, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Punjab, 40 farmer leaders of the ‘United Farmers Front’ are observing the hunger strike.
The Railway Ministry has said that as per Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) instructions in July 2020, all officials who have the basic pay of above Rs 43,600 are not to be paid the night duty allowance.(HT Photo)
The Railway Ministry has said that as per Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) instructions in July 2020, all officials who have the basic pay of above Rs 43,600 are not to be paid the night duty allowance.(HT Photo)

Railway station masters to protest sealing in night duty allowance, work on empty stomach

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The railway ministry has said that as per Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) instructions in July 2020, all officials who have the basic pay of above Rs 43,600 are not to be paid the night duty allowance.
Some resident doctors also began a hunger strike five days ago, which was joined by four senior doctors on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Some resident doctors also began a hunger strike five days ago, which was joined by four senior doctors on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

North MCD doctors refuse to withdraw strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 01:40 AM IST
Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital, which was the only Covid-19 facility under the north corporation, began the strike over delayed salaries 23 days ago. Their counterparts from all north MCD-run hospitals as well as senior faculty and doctors later joined them.
Doctors of Hindu Rao hospital on strike; Mayors of the three MCDs stage a sit-in protest outside the CM’s residence.
Doctors of Hindu Rao hospital on strike; Mayors of the three MCDs stage a sit-in protest outside the CM’s residence.

Resident doctors from eight Delhi, Central govt-run hospitals to join north MCD docs’ strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:11 AM IST
The doctors will not perform any non-emergency duty between 10 am and 12 noon to support doctors from Hindu Rao and other North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run hospitals who have been on strike for 22 days and on hunger strike for the fourth.
The Bhopal central jail.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Bhopal central jail.(HT FILE PHOTO)

6 SIMI members on hunger strike in Bhopal jail moved to hospital

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The six men were sentenced to life imprisonment for sedition and terrorist activities.
Jana Sena party chief and popular Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan took up the deeksha at 10 am at his residence in Hyderabad. (HT Photo)
Jana Sena party chief and popular Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan took up the deeksha at 10 am at his residence in Hyderabad. (HT Photo)

Pawan Kalyan, BJP leaders on hunger strike over temple attacks in Andhra

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:29 PM IST
The BJP-Jana Sena combine gave a joint call to their respective party workers to take up the fast in the name of “Dharma Parirakshan Deeksha” (Penance to protect Hindu dharma).
Indefinite hunger strike of Ghaziabad Parents entered fifth day on Sunday.(ANI)
Indefinite hunger strike of Ghaziabad Parents entered fifth day on Sunday.(ANI)

Parents strike over school fee in Ghaziabad enters fifth day

Ghaziabad | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Earlier, the agitated protesters complained that the District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) is not taking any action regarding the same.
(File)
(File)

NEET, JEE exams: NSUI leaders on hunger strike in Goa

Panaji | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Three leaders of the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Saturday sat on indefinite hunger strike here demanding that JEE and NEET examinations be postponed.
Representational image.(twitter/@LicypriyaK)
Representational image.(twitter/@LicypriyaK)

NEET, JEE 2020: NSUI members begin hunger strike demanding postponement of exam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:37 PM IST
The president of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Neeraj Kundan and president of the Delhi wing of the students’ body commenced the hunger strike along with eight other members.
Using the hashtag SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid, students took to Twitter to urge the government to heed to their demands.(twitter/@LicypriyaK)
Using the hashtag SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid, students took to Twitter to urge the government to heed to their demands.(twitter/@LicypriyaK)

Over 4000 students participate in day-long hunger strike demanding postponement of JEE, NEET and other exams

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Over 4,200 students participated in a day-long hunger strike demanding the cancellation and postponement of exams.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar at Amruthahalli Police Station in Bengaluru on Mar 18, 2020. (ANI photo)
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar at Amruthahalli Police Station in Bengaluru on Mar 18, 2020. (ANI photo)

Digvijaya Singh on hunger strike in Bengaluru, says MLAs under BJP’s ‘lock and key’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Digvijaya Singh, who is Congress’ Rajya Sabha candidate, said the Karnataka police are not allowing him to meet the MLAs.
HT Image
HT Image

Punjab and Haryana HC stays notices of protests by PGIMER employees’ unions

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 12:56 AM IST
PGI Employees’ Union (non-faculty) had called for a symbolic protest from 10am to 11am on March 12 and an indefinite hunger strike from March 19 to protest against non-fulfilment of various demands
Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation had come out to support the nun who accused Mulakkal of rape.(HT File Photo)
Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation had come out to support the nun who accused Mulakkal of rape.(HT File Photo)

Nuns urge church to take action against Mulakkal under Canon law

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The statement of one of the witnesses surfaced on Friday in which she said she had also undergone sexual harassment by Mulakkal.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication.(HT file)
Indian Institute of Mass Communication.(HT file)

IIMC students begin hunger strike to demand affordable fee structure

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 08:34 PM IST
A statement said the students ensured that a circular pertaining to fees was not issued in December 2019. Read on to know more....
A combo picture of the four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case.
A combo picture of the four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case.

Delhi Court issues new death warrant to execute 4 gang rape convicts at 6 am on March 3

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 06:24 PM IST
The parents of the victim moved the Delhi court for issuance of fresh death warrant after the seven-day period given by the Delhi high court expired on February 12.
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.(PTI)
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.(PTI)

A month on, new songs and poems keep anti-CAA protests in Assam kicking

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.
Local people living around the building complex in Kochi said their dwellings had developed cracks and they would deteriorate further after the explosion. They have started a hunger strike against the district authorities for ignoring their safety concerns.(PTI PHOTO.)
Local people living around the building complex in Kochi said their dwellings had developed cracks and they would deteriorate further after the explosion. They have started a hunger strike against the district authorities for ignoring their safety concerns.(PTI PHOTO.)

Locals protest with nine days to go for demolition of Kochi flats

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Earlier, the authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down about 10 lakh sq feet concrete structures. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives will be placed on strategic spots of structures and ignited to raze within its perimeters.
Hundreds of farmers of Amaravati took to the streets to protest against chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s statement in the assembly that the executive capital would be shifted to Visakhapatnam and judiciary to Kurnool, while confining to Amaravati only the legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)
Hundreds of farmers of Amaravati took to the streets to protest against chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s statement in the assembly that the executive capital would be shifted to Visakhapatnam and judiciary to Kurnool, while confining to Amaravati only the legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)

Amaravati shuts down in protest against 3-capital plan; police enforce Section 144

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Schools, businesses, government offices and hotels have been shut down in the wake of a call for bandh in 29 villages in and around the capital city. The call for the shutdown was given by farmers. Farmers and labourers launched relay hunger strikes in Velagapudi, where the state secretariat is located.
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