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Passengers stand in a queue to board the train amid farmers' Country-Wide Rail Roko Protest at Bhubaneswar railway station, in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Movement of trains hit as farmers block rail tracks

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:43 AM IST
In Punjab and Haryana, farmers at several places squatted on railway tracks, which led to disruptions. Protests were also staged at some places in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
More than 100 protesters, including women, sat on the railway tracks and raised slogans against the government and the farm laws.(ANI)
More than 100 protesters, including women, sat on the railway tracks and raised slogans against the government and the farm laws.(ANI)

Protesters take over railway tracks at Patli station; impact minimal, say police

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 05:41 PM IST
The police had deployed around 150 personnel in the area to ensure that no damage is caused to the government property and no violence took place.
Farmers blocked rail tracks at Sonipat station in Haryana during their nationwide Rail Roko agitation on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO).
Farmers blocked rail tracks at Sonipat station in Haryana during their nationwide Rail Roko agitation on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO).

No untoward incident amid ‘Rail Roko’, negligible impact on services: Railways

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:38 PM IST
  • The Railways tightened security and deployed additional forces across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal ahead of the agitation. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) had deployed 20 additional companies, or around 2,000 personnel, across the four states.
The agitation, which started at 12 pm, was led by AIKS' district president Bhagwan Bhojane, an official said. In picture - Rail roko agitation in Haryana’s Sonipat.(PTI)
The agitation, which started at 12 pm, was led by AIKS' district president Bhagwan Bhojane, an official said. In picture - Rail roko agitation in Haryana’s Sonipat.(PTI)

Farmers stage 'Rail roko' protests in Aurangabad, Maharashtra against farm laws

PTI | , Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:29 PM IST
At least 12 persons were detained that the agitation staged by Lal Bawta Shet Majur Union at Lasur station, around 40 km from Aurangabad, an official said.
Farmers blocked train tracks as part of a four-hour nationwide ‘rail roko’ protest
Farmers blocked train tracks as part of a four-hour nationwide ‘rail roko’ protest

'Rail roko agitation passed off without any untoward incident': Indian Railways

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Rail roko agitation: Ahead of the protest, the Railways deployed t20 additional companies of RPSF troops across the country.
Banks have to deduct TDS at 10% if the interest income is more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000 or <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 in case of senior citizens, in a financial year.(Reuters )
Banks have to deduct TDS at 10% if the interest income is more than 40,000 or 50,000 in case of senior citizens, in a financial year.(Reuters )

News updates from HT: Banks to deduct TDS at higher rates for senior citizens

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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Farmers blocked rail track at Ludhiana railway station during their national wide Rail Roko protest on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo )
Farmers blocked rail track at Ludhiana railway station during their national wide Rail Roko protest on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo )

Farmers block tracks, stop trains: Nationwide 'rail roko' agitation in photos

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:12 PM IST
  • 'Rail roko' agitation: The police and railway personnel have heightened security on the tracks and stations so as to prevent any untoward event.
Rescuers on Thursday recovered another body from the Tapovan dam tunnel in Uttarakhand’s flash flood-hit Chamoli district, taking the toll from the tragedy to 59,(PTI)
Rescuers on Thursday recovered another body from the Tapovan dam tunnel in Uttarakhand’s flash flood-hit Chamoli district, taking the toll from the tragedy to 59,(PTI)

News updates from HT: Uttarakhand flash flood toll mounts to 59

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:09 PM IST
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Farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Vallah, near Amritsar, on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Vallah, near Amritsar, on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Rail roko: Farmers lay siege to railway tracks in Punjab, trains halted

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Security has been tightened at railway stations across the country with special focus on Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November last year, against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.(PTI)
Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November last year, against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.(PTI)

Rail roko will be peaceful, will not join politics: Rakesh Tikait

ANI | , Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:59 AM IST
In view of the protest, Railways has deployed 20 additional companies of the Railway Protection Special Force across the country.
Farmers sitting on railway tracks near sector 19 in Panchkula (HT Photo)
Farmers sitting on railway tracks near sector 19 in Panchkula (HT Photo)

Highlights: Will march towards Kolkata, announces BKU's Rakesh Tikait

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:21 AM IST
The farm unions have demanded that the government must “immediately” resolve the farmers' issues or they will intensify the agitation and mobilise more farmers for support.
At Lonavla, protestors took the agitation further and organised a rail roko protest on Thursday.(HT File Photo )
At Lonavla, protestors took the agitation further and organised a rail roko protest on Thursday.(HT File Photo )

Farmers call for 4-hour nationwide rail roko protest, railways step up security

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:42 AM IST
As farmers prep for the blockade, director general, Railway Protection Force, Arun Kumar said, "I appeal to everyone to maintain peace."
This is not the first railway blockade launched by farmers; last year in September, before farmers set off for Delhi, they held a state-wide rail blockades in Punjab(Praful Gangurde)
This is not the first railway blockade launched by farmers; last year in September, before farmers set off for Delhi, they held a state-wide rail blockades in Punjab(Praful Gangurde)

All you need to know about farmers' 'Rail Roko' call

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:44 PM IST
  • The movement is being held all over the country but the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has tightened security in four key states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The RPF has deployed 20 additional companies across these states.
While rail blockades by farmers across the state, which started in September-end, were lifted in November, members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continue to block passenger trains at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district. (HT file photo)
While rail blockades by farmers across the state, which started in September-end, were lifted in November, members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continue to block passenger trains at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district. (HT file photo)

'No decision on train movement in backdrop of Rail Roko': Railways

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Farmers protesting the Centre’s farm laws have called a four-hour rail blockade across the country from 12 noon to 4pm on Thursday but the agitation has forced the Railways to either cancel or divert trains in Punjab on Wednesday
Passengers standing outside Ludhiana station after trains were cancellation by the Ferozepur division. (Photo By Gurpreet Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Passengers standing outside Ludhiana station after trains were cancellation by the Ferozepur division. (Photo By Gurpreet Singh/ Hindustan Times)

Rail roko agitation: Freight trains to be hit, passenger train services suspended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The Food Corporation of India is loading over 35 rakes of food grains daily from Punjab, the movement of which is likely to be hit.
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