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The ongoing farmers’ agitation against the three contentious agricultural laws entered day 44 on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna /Hindustan Times)

Before 8th round of talks with protesting farmers, govt says hopeful of resolving issues

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:34 PM IST
The eighth round of talks will take place between Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Parkash and the 40 protesting farmer unions at the Vigyan Bhawan at 2pm on Friday.
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Union ministers and farmers’ representatives during the seventh round of talks over agricultural laws.(HT Photo)
Union ministers and farmers’ representatives during the seventh round of talks over agricultural laws.(HT Photo)

Govt, farmers’ talks over agri laws underway, both sides hope for positive solution

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Parkash along with government officials are in a meeting with farmers represented by a team of 41 leaders.
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Demonstrators gathered at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) to protest against new farm laws in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators gathered at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) to protest against new farm laws in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Centre, farmers to hold sixth round of talks today: Here’s all you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:46 AM IST
The farmers have stuck to their demand that talks must be oriented towards a repeal of the laws
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Home Minister Amit Shah met protesting farm leaders on December 8.(PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah met protesting farm leaders on December 8.(PTI)

Farm leader: Shah agreed not consulting farmers a mistake

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 04:35 AM IST
Amid the prevailing deadlock between farmers and the central government over the new farm laws, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash met home minister Amit Shah on Sunday.
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Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and minister of state for commerce and industry Som Parkash met home minister Amit Shah on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and minister of state for commerce and industry Som Parkash met home minister Amit Shah on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Ministers in huddle as farmers threaten to block Delhi-Jaipur highway

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash met Amit Shah on Sunday as the deadlock between farmers and the Centre over the new farm laws continued for the 18th day
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Bypoll defeat a jolt for BJP’s expansion plans in state

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:43 PM IST
Bagha polled 23,099 votes as compare to Dhaliwal’s 49,211, the lowest vote share of the saffron party from the seat ever since it started contesting in alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
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Union minister Som Parkash with his wife Anita Parkash and his son Sanjiv after casting their votes in Phagwara on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Union minister Som Parkash with his wife Anita Parkash and his son Sanjiv after casting their votes in Phagwara on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Low turnout in Phagwara bypoll; QR slips used to cast votes

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Phagwara, Phagwara
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 10:08 PM IST
Phagwara recorded 74.43 per cent voter turnout in 2012, and 72 percent in 2017, with BJP’s Som Parkash registering a landslide victory both times
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A party insider revealed that the party’s internal factionalism was the main reason for the denial of a ticket to Sampla.(HT PHOTO)
A party insider revealed that the party’s internal factionalism was the main reason for the denial of a ticket to Sampla.(HT PHOTO)

Som Parkash, BJP’s Hoshiarpur nominee wants to resolve differences with miffed Sampla

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 03:08 PM IST
Som Parkash and Vijay Sampla are political rivals and do not have good ties. Reacting sharply to the denial of a ticket, Sampla on Tuesday took to Twitter saying that the BJP has committed “cow slaughter”.
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