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"Had Arun Jaitley Been Alive…": BJP's Sushil Modi Appears To Poke Party

December 28, 2020
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The BJP's Sushil Modi had an unusual tribute for the party's late leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary. The farmers' protest would not have continued for so long had Arun Jaitley been alive, Sushil Modi said in what appeared to double up as criticism of his colleagues in the party. | Read more|

Farmers To Hold Meet Day After PM Modi's Fresh Appeal

December 26, 2020
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Forty farm unions will hold a meeting today at 2 PM to chalk out their future course of action and take a decision on holding talks with the centre as the deadlock continues over the new agricultural laws. The agitation near Delhi borders, which began late November, has entered its 31st day. The fresh discussions betwe | Read more|

PM Attacks Mamata Banerjee: "Bengal Blocking Central Benefits To Farmers"

December 25, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released ₹ 18,000 crore to over nine crore farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) programme. With the push of a button, PM Modi enabled the transfer of money at an event that the ruling BJP has made into a big exercise amid the protest by farmers agai | Read more|

Congress March To President Stopped, Priyanka Gandhi Taken Into Custody

December 24, 2020
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Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi, marching to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, were stopped by the police before a small delegation was allowed to enter the presidential palace to submit to President Ram Nath Kovind a memorandum seeking his intervention for the withdrawal of the farm laws against which thousands of farmers | Read more|

"Appeal With Folded Hands, Ready To Discuss All Issues": PM To Farmers

December 18, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, strongly defending farm laws that have triggered massive protests near Delhi, said today he was ready "with folded hands" to discuss every issue with farmers and allay their fear. As per news report of NDTV, he also said any talk about the new laws doing away with MSP or Minimum Support Pr | Read more|

Farmers picket toll plazas in Haryana

December 12, 2020
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Intensifying their protest against the Centre's new agri laws, farmers took over some toll plazas in Haryana on Saturday, not allowing authorities to collect fees from commuters. | Read more|

Farmers Reject Government Offer, Announce More Protests

December 9, 2020
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Protesting farmers have unanimously rejected the Centre's written offer of amendments in farm laws, and announced a series of plans to escalate their protest. The plans involve closure of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, boycott of Reliance malls and capture of toll plazas. By December 14, there will be a full-scale protest a | Read more|

AAP Says Arvind Kejriwal "Under House Arrest"

December 8, 2020
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been placed under house arrest by the police ever since he met with the protesting farmers yesterday and has been forced to cancel his meetings, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged this morning. The Delhi Police denied the charge. | Read more|

Congress backs Bharat Bandh call; Kamal Haasan’s party to join stir in Delhi

December 6, 2020
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The Congress on Sunday expressed its “whole-hearted” support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmer unions against the new agri-marketing laws and announced that it will hold protests that day at all district and state headquarters in solidarity with the demands of the farmers. The representatives | Read more|

Government May Agree To Amend Farm Laws, PM Meets Top Ministers: Sources

December 5, 2020
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Hours before the fifth round of talks between the government and protesters over the contentious farm laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's house, say sources, adding the centre may consider amending the laws. Amid | Read more|

Farmers sit-in at Noida-Delhi border, key route to Delhi closed for vehicles

December 2, 2020
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Farmers protesting against the new farm laws continued their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border for the second day on Wednesday, leading to closure of a key route that connects Uttar Pradesh with the national capital. The Noida Traffic Police has advised commuters travelling to Delhi to avoid using the Chilla route and i | Read more|

Farmers Say Will Attend Talks Today, Claim No Conditions From Centre

December 1, 2020
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will lead talks today with the protesting farmers, sources say, adding he met Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP chief JP Nadda this morning. This is the second meeting between top BJP leaders in less than 48 hours amid massive protests against content | Read more|

"India's Internal Issue": Sena Leader On Trudeau's Farmer Protest Remarks

December 1, 2020
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"Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protest," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, backing Indian farmers who have intensified their agitation against the new farm laws, noting that the situation is "concerning". Mr Trudeau, 48, is the first world leader to comment on the farmers' prot | Read more|