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

December 28, 2020

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|

Protesting Farmers Clang Thalis As PM Addresses "Mann Ki Baat"

December 27, 2020

Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm sector laws clanged thalis and raised slogans as Prime Minister's monthly radio address Mann ki Baat was broadcast this morning. The protest took place at three spots -- Singhu border, Faridkot in Punjab and Rohtak in BJP-ruled Haryana. | Read more|

Farmers Reject Government Offer, Announce More Protests

December 9, 2020

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

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

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

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 Say Will Attend Talks Today, Claim No Conditions From Centre

December 1, 2020

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

"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|

Farmers Reject Amit Shah's Offer After He Said "Ready To Discuss Demands"

November 29, 2020

Punjab farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's new farm laws, rejected Union home minister Amit Shah's proposal for a discussion on their grievances. The farmers said the offer was a conditional one - the minister had said they should move their protest to a designation spot in the national capital if they agr | Read more|

Tractor Set On Fire At India Gate To Protest Farm Bills

September 28, 2020

A tractor was set on fire near India Gate in the heart of Delhi this morning during protests against the controversial farm laws, which have triggered widespread protests. The police have removed the tractor and the fire has been put out by the fire department. President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave assent to the thr | Read more|

28 Trains Suspended In Punjab Amid Farmers' Protest

September 26, 2020

At least 28 passenger trains have been cancelled as famers in Punjab continued blocking train tracks as part of the "Rail Roko" protest against the three new controversial farm bills now extended till September 29. However, the Railways is yet to announce a revised schedule. Farmers, thousands of whom blocked highways | Read more|