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New Delhi: A First Information Report (FIR) was registered by Uttar Pradesh police against Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding Editor of The Wire, for posting a “provocative” tweet regarding the death of a farmer from UP’s Rampur during the tractor rally in Delhi on January 26. As per the FIR, Varadarajan tweeted about a story in The Wire wherein the grandfather of the deceased farmer Navreet Singh is quoted as alleging that one of the doctors…

New Delhi: Farmers protesting at the three sites at Delhi’s borders are holding a day-long fast, between 9 am and 5 pm, as they observe ‘Sadbhavna Divas’ to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, The Indian Express reported. “We appeal to everyone in the country to join us in observing fast on January 30,” a Kisan Ekta Morcha leader said during a press conference on Friday. The farmer leaders also slammed the ruling BJP…

New Delhi: A team of forensic experts on Saturday visited the Red Fort to collect evidence in connection with the clashes that broke out on January 26 between the protesting farmers and Delhi. Thousands of protesting farmers had breached the monument on January 26 after allegedly deviating from their tractor rally route triggering a conflict with the police. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police is investigating the matter and several teams have been formed to…

New Delhi: Following the clashes between farmers and police in Delhi on January 26, Noida police has booked Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor and six journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai in a ‘sedition’ case on Thursday. An FIR lodged at the Sector-20 police station stated that they were booked over the ‘violence’ during farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi on January 26. The FIR, according to reports, was lodged following a complaint by a resident who alleged…

New Delhi: Following the clashes and massive tractor parade on January 26 in Delhi, farmers protesting over GoI’s three contentious farm laws on Wednesday said they have suspended plans for a march to parliament next Monday (February 1) when India’s annual budget will be unveiled. The farmers have also held “miscreants” and “agents of the government” responsible for the violent clashes. During the violent clashes, one death and many injuries were also reported after a…

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) on Wednesday withdrew its plea seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor rally on January 26 by farmers protesting against the new farms laws after the Supreme Court said “it is a police matter”. The police has the “authority” to deal with the issue pertaining to the proposed tractor march in Delhi on the Republic Day, said a bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A…