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Most countries view settlements Israel built on West Bank land captured in a 1967 war as illegal. Israel disputes this, citing biblical and historical connections to the territory, as well as security needs.(AP file photo)

Israel convicts Palestinian activist of illegal protest, assault, lawyer says

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Tel Aviv
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Amnesty International said the charges against Amro were “politically motivated and linked to his peaceful work in exposing Israel’s human rights violations”.
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On December 14, Hazare wrote a letter to Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning of a hunger strike if his demands like the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations(PTI)
On December 14, Hazare wrote a letter to Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning of a hunger strike if his demands like the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations(PTI)

Anna Hazare threatens to launch his ‘last protest’ for farmers

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Speaking to reporters in his Ralegaon Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra on Sunday, Anna Hazare said had been holding protests for cultivators since the last three years, but the government has done nothing to resolve the issues.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)

‘You can keep all the credit’: PM Modi attacks opposition over farmers’ protests

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:06 PM IST
PM Modi told the opposition parties that they can keep all the credit when these recently passed farm laws will bring reforms to the agricultural sector.
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Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sukhbir accuses BJP of creating communal divide to torpedo farmers’ protest

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:00 AM IST
At party’s 100th foundation day at Akal Takht, SAD chief says still stands by Anandpur Sahib resolution for stronger federal structure
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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
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The protesters have said that major highways linking the national capital will be blocked from Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The protesters have said that major highways linking the national capital will be blocked from Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Farmers to intensify protest, threaten to block Delhi-Jaipur highway today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:41 AM IST
The farmers from Rajasthan and Haryana are likely to march towards the national capital as part of their protest, on National Highway 48. The march is expected to begin at 11 am.
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The IMA is the apex body of allopathy doctors in the country.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The IMA is the apex body of allopathy doctors in the country.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Over 30,000 doctors in Gujarat join IMA call for protest

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Ahmedabad, Gujarat
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The IMA has called for withdrawal of all non-essential and non-Covid-19 services between 6 am and 6 pm on Friday across the country against the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) decision to allow Ayurvedic doctors to conduct certain surgical procedures after the completion of their 3- year PG course.
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Thai artist Yuree Kensaku poses next to her sculpture titled "Broken Victoria", inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue of the Greek goddess Nike, at the Bangkok Art Biennale.(REUTERS)
Thai artist Yuree Kensaku poses next to her sculpture titled "Broken Victoria", inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue of the Greek goddess Nike, at the Bangkok Art Biennale.(REUTERS)

For Thai artist, protests bring political awakening

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Bangkok
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Art portraying French revolutionaries replaced with cartoon cats and birds might not be controversial in many countries, but it is a potentially touchy subject for Thailand’s monarchy.
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Passengers wait for alternate transport services after bus services were suspended at Patna’s Mithapur bus stand on Tuesday in solidarity with farmers' call for Bharat Bandh against new farm laws.
Passengers wait for alternate transport services after bus services were suspended at Patna’s Mithapur bus stand on Tuesday in solidarity with farmers' call for Bharat Bandh against new farm laws.

Bharat Bandh puts brakes on normal life in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Roads in many parts of Bihar were mostly deserted but emergency services, including hospitals and chemist shops remained open.
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Protesters demonstrate outside the Indian high commission in London, UK.(HT PHOTO)
Protesters demonstrate outside the Indian high commission in London, UK.(HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ stir: India miffed with security after protest in London

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The Indian high commission on Sunday questioned the security provided by Scotland Yard after nearly 4,000 agitators were allowed to gather to protest against the recent farm laws in a demonstration that it said included anti-India elements
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A Canada flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.(REUTERS/ FILE)
A Canada flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.(REUTERS/ FILE)

India’s missions in Canada launch outreach campaign on farmers’ protest

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:51 PM IST
Pro-Khalistan groups such as Sikhs for Justice and Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar Canada have also joined the agitators in Canada
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Farmers Protest Updates: Shiv Sena extends support to Bharat Bandh call by agitating farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Farmers Protest Live Updates: The government on Saturday proposed new rules for free markets provided for by The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, one of the laws being opposed by the farmers.
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Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)
Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)

Social worker Baba Sewa Singh returns Padma Shri in protest against Centre’s farm laws

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST
In letter to the President, environmentalist and religious leader terms government’s attitude towards farmers worrisome.
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Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)
Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)

Northern Railway cancels six trains due to farmers’ protest in Amritsar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Several trains terminated before than their destination to ensure safety of railway property
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Thousands of farmers, who are marching from various states toward the national capital to protest against new farm legislation they say will hurt their interests, appeared to harden their stand.(PTI)
Thousands of farmers, who are marching from various states toward the national capital to protest against new farm legislation they say will hurt their interests, appeared to harden their stand.(PTI)

Govt to hold talks with farmers today as protests intensify

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:46 AM IST
The next round of talks was originally scheduled for December 3. The decision to advance the talks came after home minister Amit Shah and agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar met twice in a span of 24 hours on Monday to discuss their course of action.
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Farmers from Punjab raise slogans against central goverment during a protest over farm reform laws, at Singhu Delhi-Haryana Border, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Farmers from Punjab raise slogans against central goverment during a protest over farm reform laws, at Singhu Delhi-Haryana Border, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

AAP, BJP, Congress spar over ongoing protests

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:43 PM IST
AAP’s spokesperson Raghav Chadha accused the Congress of supporting the three laws which the farmers are protesting against.
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On Roman Dmowski Square, protesters are chanting “My body - my business!”, “Legal abortion!” and other slogans critical of Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice Party. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
On Roman Dmowski Square, protesters are chanting “My body - my business!”, “Legal abortion!” and other slogans critical of Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice Party. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

Poland’s Warsaw hit by protests against abortion ban

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Warsaw [Poland]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Poland’s feminist organization Strajk Kobiet has organized a protest in downtown Warsaw on Saturday to draw public attention to the decision of Poland’s Constitutional Court to outlaw abortions.
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Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) lining up their tractor-trailers in Bahadurgarh town on the highway to Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) lining up their tractor-trailers in Bahadurgarh town on the highway to Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Will hold protest at Jantar Mantar in heart of Delhi not Burari: BKU (Ugrahan)

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Farmer union from south Punjab camps at Bahadurgarh on capital’s outskirts, rejects proposal to shift protest venue
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Farmers en route to Delhi protest at a road block on the Delhi-Haryana border crossing in Singhu, Delhi, India, on Friday.(Bloomberg)
Farmers en route to Delhi protest at a road block on the Delhi-Haryana border crossing in Singhu, Delhi, India, on Friday.(Bloomberg)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Protest may intensify, farmers from 4 states look to join stir and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:03 AM 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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As the visuals of the protests on Delhi-Haryana border being stopped went viral, farmer bodies in at least 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh held protests and blocked traffic on highways with leaders calling the farmers to start a march towards Delhi from Saturday. (HT Photo)
As the visuals of the protests on Delhi-Haryana border being stopped went viral, farmer bodies in at least 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh held protests and blocked traffic on highways with leaders calling the farmers to start a march towards Delhi from Saturday. (HT Photo)

Riding tractor trolleys, farmers from 4 states to join protest in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Earlier today, after battling tear gas shells and water cannons for hours at the Delhi-Haryana border in Sonipat and Jhajjar, thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana were allowed in the evening to enter through Tikri border and hold their protest at Burari in north-west Delhi against the three agricultural bills.
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In anticipation of another surge of farmers leading to deterioration of the law and order situation on Zirakpur to Lalru highway, the police barricaded the highway keeping alternate routes(PTI)
In anticipation of another surge of farmers leading to deterioration of the law and order situation on Zirakpur to Lalru highway, the police barricaded the highway keeping alternate routes(PTI)

Farmers’ protests: Traffic jams cripple life in Zirakpur, Dera Bassi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:58 AM IST
The road was closed following the farmers’ call for agitation and movement towards New Delhi from Punjab, passing through Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Lalru
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Joint Movement Committee (JMC) members had clashed with security personnel during a protest against the resettlement of displaced Bru migrants in Kanchanpur sub-division, at Panisagar in North Tripura district on Saturday.(PTI)
Joint Movement Committee (JMC) members had clashed with security personnel during a protest against the resettlement of displaced Bru migrants in Kanchanpur sub-division, at Panisagar in North Tripura district on Saturday.(PTI)

Agitators call of protests against resettlement of Bru migrants in Tripura

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The protests had turned violent on Saturday and led to a clash between protesters and security personnel that left a Fire Service personnel and an agitator dead.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)

Kerala decides not to implement police act amendment after widespread protests

By Ramesh Babu | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:16 AM IST
In a brief statement days after the ordinance was issued, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was the government’s duty to respect the concern voiced by various quarters.
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant interacting with children who asked him to stop coal import and coal dust pollution in the state.(HT PHOTO)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant interacting with children who asked him to stop coal import and coal dust pollution in the state.(HT PHOTO)

Goa CM Pramod Sawant pledges to cut coal handling at Mormugao port by 50%

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Goa has seen intermittent protests against the state government’s plans to enhance the coal handling at the port as envisaged under the Sagarmala programme.
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(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

Protests against farm laws: Haryana farmers to march to Delhi on November 18

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:32 AM IST
The farmers will reach the Capital on November 26
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Non faculty staff of PGIMER will not be getting Diwali bonus this year.(HT Photo)
Non faculty staff of PGIMER will not be getting Diwali bonus this year.(HT Photo)

Hailed as Covid warriors, but no bonus: Chandigarh PGI non faculty staff to hold protest on Diwali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Approximately 5,000 group B (non-gazetted), C and D employees will not receive the bonus
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MC’s surprise inspections trigger protests in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Staff accuses officials of harassing Staff 4 employees
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Four persons for allegedly threatening protem Speaker in the Madhya Pradesh state assembly Rameshwar Sharma with dire consequences on social media.(https://twitter.com/rameshwar4111)
Four persons for allegedly threatening protem Speaker in the Madhya Pradesh state assembly Rameshwar Sharma with dire consequences on social media.(https://twitter.com/rameshwar4111)

MP protem Speaker threatened online for opposing protest on French cartoons

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:16 AM IST
The threats came after Rameshwar Sharma wrote on social media that protesters should have organised their protest in France as the cartoon issue is related to that country.
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A group of protesters who are opposing the expansion of a railway line in Goa.(HT PHOTO)
A group of protesters who are opposing the expansion of a railway line in Goa.(HT PHOTO)

Protests against railway expansion in Goa gather steam

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Activists claim the railway expansion is being carried out solely to facilitate the transportation of more coal between the port and steel plants in North Karnataka, for which Goa is the closest port.
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‘Anti-people orders’: Hurriyat Conference calls for protests on October 31

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Say the Centre’s imperial approach was bound to fail
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