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‘Farmer leaders claim numbers are much higher than police estimate’ New Delhi: Amid the ongoing farmers agitation against the Government of India (GoI) introduced farm laws, top officers of Haryana police estimate the presence of around 40,000 “committed supporters” from Punjab and Haryana at Singhu and Tikri borders even after the passing of nearly four months since the agitation shifted to Delhi late November last year. At ground level in Haryana, the farmers are busy…

Jammu: A prominent farmer leader from Jammu was taken into custody by the Delhi Police here for his alleged involvement in the violence during farmers tractor parade against the new agricultural laws in New Delhi on Republic Day, officials said on Tuesday. Jammu and Kashmir United Kisan Front Chairman Mohinder Singh, a resident of Chatha area of Jammu city, is the first person to be arrested from Jammu in connection with the January 26 violence.…

Mumbai: Amid protests by farmers in Delhi outskirts against three contentious farm laws passed by the parliament of India in September 2020, thousands of farmers from 21 districts of Maharashtra gathered at Nashik on Saturday and are marching to cover the 180 kilometres to state capital Mumbai, where they will hold a massive rally Monday at the city’s iconic Azad Maidan. The Rajya Sabha Member and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party is…

New Delhi: Amid protests by farmers seeking revocation of three contentious agricultural laws introduced by the Government of India (GoI), farmers camped at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border claimed to have captured a man who says he was part of a 10-member team ‘trained to incite violence’ during the planned tractor rally on January 26 and ‘kill farmer leaders’ ahead of the day. The man, who said he was trained by a police official to…

New Delhi: In a major blow to the Government of India, the country’s Supreme Court has put on hold the farm laws enacted in September last year forcing thousands of farmers to protest against the government’s move. The top court also said a committee of agricultural experts would be formed to take over negotiations with farmers to end the crisis, NDTV reported. Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has said: “We are staying three…

New Delhi: Amid protests by lakhs of farmers in outskirts of Delhi demanding the repeal of the recent contentious farm laws passed by the BJP led government of India, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s meeting with a delegation of farmers in Kutch Gujarat dominated the headlines last week. However, reports published by Delhi-based news organisations said that the Modi met farmers (of his own choice) to dispel their worries and address their grievances regarding…

New Delhi: On Tuesday, the Government of India (GoI) said that there will be no Winter Session of Parliament this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the parliament will meet for the Budget Session in January next year. This was confirmed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi in his reply to Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, reported India Today. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had earlier sent a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla demanding…