Bharat Bandh today: All commercial establishments to remain closed, over 8 crore traders to protest against GST, fuel price hike

New Delhi: All commercial markets across the country will remain closed across the country on Friday (February 26, 2021) in view of the Bharat Bandh called by the Indian traders’ bodies in protest against GST, fuel price hike, E-Way Bill. The Indian traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced that all commercial … Read more Bharat Bandh today: All commercial establishments to remain closed, over 8 crore traders to protest against GST, fuel price hike

Farmers’ protest | Agitating farmer unions object to Delhi Police posters at Tikri protest site

Thousands of farmers have been camping at three Delhi border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for nearly 90 days Agitating farmer union on February 23 objected to Delhi Police putting posters that allegedly warned off protesters at the Tikri border site, even as the force claimed these were not new and only informed … Read more Farmers’ protest | Agitating farmer unions object to Delhi Police posters at Tikri protest site

‘Rail Roko’ protest: Delhi Police steps up security near tracks

According to a senior police officer, additional staff has been deployed at several points near railway tracks and patrolling has also been increased The Delhi Police on February 18 tightened security in several parts of the national capital, especially near railway tracks, in view of the “rail roko” (rail blockade) called by the farmer groups … Read more ‘Rail Roko’ protest: Delhi Police steps up security near tracks

Farmers’ protest | Iron nails fixed on roads at Ghazipur border being ‘repositioned’: Delhi Police

Iron nails studded on roads at Ghazipur border to restrict the movement of farmers agitating against the new agri laws are being “repositioned”, a senior police officer said on February 4. Also read: Farmers’ protest | No formal talks with govt until harassment stops, detained freed: Samyukt Kisan Morcha The statement comes after videos and … Read more Farmers’ protest | Iron nails fixed on roads at Ghazipur border being ‘repositioned’: Delhi Police

True test of ‘nationalism’ today: Congress ahead of government-farmers talk

The government will hold the seventh round of talks with the agitating farmers and their leaders at Vigyan Bhawan later in the day. Ahead of the next round of talks between the Centre and the agitating farmers, the Congress on Monday said it would be a “true test of nationalism” and warned no government can … Read more True test of ‘nationalism’ today: Congress ahead of government-farmers talk

Farmers’ protest: Several Delhi border points remain closed

Security remained tight at the Delhi borders. Thousands of farmers stayed put at their protest venues near Delhi’s border on Thursday as their talks with the government remained deadlocked over the main contentious issues of the repeal of three farm laws and a legal guarantee for MSP. The government and farm unions had reached some … Read more Farmers’ protest: Several Delhi border points remain closed

PM’s charge a travesty of truth: Opposition

Parties seek to put some distance between themselves and farmers’ protests, claiming that protesters have come together on their own. Opposition parties have said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations against them of “spreading lies” on the farm laws is a “travesty of truth”. They also sought to put some distance between themselves and the … Read more PM’s charge a travesty of truth: Opposition

Farm laws | Farmers start day-long ‘relay’ hunger strike

Protesting farmers will participate in the hunger strike in batches and the first has 11 members, according to farmer leaders. Intensifying their agitation against the Centre’s new agriculture laws, farmers began their day-long ‘relay’ hunger strike on Monday morning at all sites of protest on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Protesting farmers will … Read more Farm laws | Farmers start day-long ‘relay’ hunger strike

Morning Digest: Government, BJP firm on farm laws; Biden taps native American Deb Haaland as interior secretary, and more

On a day when the Supreme Court asked the Union government if it was possible to suspend executive action on the three farm related laws till the deadlock with agitating farmers was resolved, the BJP decided to forge ahead with its intensive outreach programme to farmers, explaining the advantages of the laws. President-elect Joe Biden selected … Read more Morning Digest: Government, BJP firm on farm laws; Biden taps native American Deb Haaland as interior secretary, and more

Another farmer dies during protest

As many as 22 have died so far, according to Sanyukt Kisan Morcha. A farmer from Punjab’s Tungwali village died on Thursday during the ongoing agitation against the Centre’s farm laws in Tikri (Delhi-Bahadurgarh border). The 37-year-old Jai Singh was declared brought dead at Bahadurgarh civil hospital, where he was taken for medical aid. “The … Read more Another farmer dies during protest