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The farm leaders will ask the cabinet ministers meeting them to bring on board farm unions of the entire country for talks.(PTI Photo)

Decision should be for farmers of entire country, not Punjab alone: Farm leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Union minister Amit Shah is likely to attend the meeting at 3pm today; farm union leaders go into huddle at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border to build consensus
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Farmers raising slogans on rail tracks with hands tied in chains as part of their rail blockade agitation against the new farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers raising slogans on rail tracks with hands tied in chains as part of their rail blockade agitation against the new farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Thaw in sight as Punjab farmers meet to decide on strategy for talks with Centre on farm laws

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Agriculture ministry sent a second invite to farmers of Punjab for talks on October 14; two major farmer bodies, namely Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) and BKU (Dakounda), have accepted the invite, while Majha-based Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh has decided to skip the meeting
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Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the farm reform laws passed by Parliament recently.(HT Photo)
Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the farm reform laws passed by Parliament recently.(HT Photo)

Farmers leaders in Punjab invited by Central govt for talks

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Jagmohan Singh, state general secretary (BKU Dakaunda), has confirmed the development
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Straw stubble burning in a field after the paddy crop harvest, near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Straw stubble burning in a field after the paddy crop harvest, near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Rules go up in smoke as farm fires rage in Punjab

By Surjit Singh and Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Compared to 159 farm fires reported in the state till September 28 last year, as many as 520 incidents, most of them from Majha, have been witnessed during the corresponding period this time.
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Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)
Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)

Farmers buying 20,000 tractors a year; experts say encourage cooperatives

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Vehicles bought for residue management; social reasons; due to lower tractor availability with co-operative societies and attractive offers being offered on purchase, say experts
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Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.

Farmers remind govt of promise to double their income, hold lalkar rallies in 5 Punjab districts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Barnala, Barnala
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Symbolic now, but farmer cadre asked to prepare for September 16 action, when rail or other places could be blocked, said Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda)
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Lockdown: No one to talk to or laugh with, Mohali senior citizens feel they are in jail

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 01:01 AM IST
More than 1,000 senior citizens living alone in Mohali left to fend for themselves
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Assailants murder youth, flee away in victim’s car

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Jalandhar tiffin bombing: CBI gets 4th accused’s custody

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Dhanjal, a proclaimed offender in the tiffin bombing case, is accused of supplying explosives in the form of RDX to those who had planned and executed the bombing
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A group of five to six unidentified armed men looted gold ornaments worth crores of rupees from a jewellery shop in Guru Bazar here on Saturday night.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
A group of five to six unidentified armed men looted gold ornaments worth crores of rupees from a jewellery shop in Guru Bazar here on Saturday night.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Jewellery worth crores of rupees looted in Amritsar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The incident took place at around 7:40pm at Prem Kumar and Sons jewellery shop after the robbers entered the shop as customers.
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The kin mourns Paramjit Kaur’s death in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The kin mourns Paramjit Kaur’s death in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Teacher dies, daughter injured as criminals try to snatch purse in Amritsar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:53 AM IST
The woman’s 26-year-old daughter, who was driving the scooter, was also injured in the incident
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