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After Disha Ravi, arrest warrant for activists Nikita Jacob

15 Feb 2021 6:20 AM GMT

After 22-year-old Disha Ravi’s arrest, two more activists are wanted by the police in the case involving a “toolkit” shared by climate campaigner Greta Thunberg in support of the farmer protests. Warrants are out against activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu and they face charges that are not bailable. They claim according to their investigations, the […]

Ready for talks, say farmer leaders after PM Modi’s invite

9 Feb 2021 3:20 AM GMT

The farmer unions, agitating against the new agri laws, on Monday said they are ready for the next round of talks with the government, soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged them to end their stir and resume dialogue. The union leaders also asked the government to fix a date and time for the meeting. […]

Farmers announce ‘Chakka Jam’ on Feb 6: Security beefed up, additional forces deployed at borders

5 Feb 2021 4:20 AM GMT

The ongoing farmers’ agitation has entered its 73rd day and the farmers have continued to camp at the Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders around the national capital. The protesting Kisan unions have called for a nationwide ‘chakka jam’ on Saturday blocking all roads across the country. The mega rally has been called against the internet […]

Protesting farmers enter Red Fort, wave flags from ramparts

26 Jan 2021 9:13 AM GMT

Groups of protesting farmers camping at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points of New Delhi broke police barricades on Tuesday morning to force their way into the city, and have now reached the iconic Red Fort on Republic Day. Protesters also hoisted flag of a farmer union from the ramparts of the Red Fort and […]

Farmers break barricades, enter Delhi ahead of tractor rally

26 Jan 2021 5:03 AM GMT

As Delhi geared up for Republic Day celebrations, thousands of farmers at Singhu and Tikri borders entered the national capital on Tuesday, breaking down barricades and marching in with flags and banners. A large number of security personnel have been deployed at several border points in Delhi ahead of the tractor rally, planned as part […]

Protesting farmers to march towards Parliament on budget day

26 Jan 2021 3:20 AM GMT

The farmer unions, protesting against the new agri laws, on Monday announced that they will march towards Parliament from different locations on February 1 when annual Union budget is scheduled to be presented. The unions said they are not ready to settle with anything less than the repeal of the contentious legislations. The new announcement […]

Farmers to march on highway ring around Delhi in tractors to press for their demands

7 Jan 2021 2:28 AM GMT

Thousands of farmers protesting on Delhi’s borders demanding repeal of three contentious farm laws will carry out a tractor march on Thursday, converging on the eastern and western peripheral expressways that form a ring around Delhi. However, they will not enter Delhi, farm leaders said on Wednesday. “This will be a dress rehearsal for the […]

Farmers’ protest: Delhi CM Kejriwal to hold fast today

14 Dec 2020 5:30 AM GMT

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he will be observing a one-day fast on Monday in support of the farmers protesting against the farm laws. Kejriwal said he will observe the fast in response to a call given by the agitating farmers and urged his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers, supporters, as well […]

Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav detained after he sat on Dharna to join farmer’s protest

7 Dec 2020 10:23 AM GMT

Police took SP chief Akhilesh Yadav into custody on Monday after party leaders led by him broke through security cordon to sit on a dharna in the heart of the city to oppose the three farm bills against which farmers have given a call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday. With UP police laying a virtual […]

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