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Rakesh Tikait slams Centre, says farmers would observe 'Betrayal Day' tomorrow
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Rakesh Tikait slams Centre, says farmers would observe 'Betrayal Day' tomorrow

National spokesperson of the farmers' union claimed the over-a-year-long protest at Delhi's borders was withdrawn on the basis of a letter of promises but those remain unfulfilled

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: CJI-led bench at Supreme Court to hear matter tomorrow
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: CJI-led bench at Supreme Court to hear matter tomorrow

The top court is hearing the Lakhimpur Kheri matter after two lawyers had written to the CJI seeking a high-level judicial inquiry, also involving the CBI, into the incident.

Centre has till 26 Nov to revoke farm laws else farmers will reach Delhi borders, warns Rakesh Tikait
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Centre has till 26 Nov to revoke farm laws else farmers will reach Delhi borders, warns Rakesh Tikait

26 November would mark one year of the ongoing farmers' protests at Delhi's border points of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur

If farmers are removed forcibly, will turn government offices into galla mandis, Rakesh Tikait warns Centre
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If farmers are removed forcibly, will turn government offices into galla mandis, Rakesh Tikait warns Centre

On Thursday night, Delhi Police had started to remove barricades placed at the Tikri and Ghazipur borders, in NCR, where farmers were protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws.

Body with wrist cut off found tied to barricade at Singhu protest site, police detain one person; SKM blames Nihangs
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Body with wrist cut off found tied to barricade at Singhu protest site, police detain one person; SKM blames Nihangs

According to officials, the deceased, Lakhbir Singh, was a labourer from Cheema Khurd village in Punjab's Tarn Taran and was around 35 years old.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Fresh summons outside minister Ajay Mishra's home after son skips police summons
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Fresh summons outside minister Ajay Mishra's home after son skips police summons

The Uttar Pradesh Police issued a fresh notice to the Union minister's son Ashish Mishra asking him to appear before it by 11 am on Saturday in connection with the violence that killed eight people, including four farmers

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Case against Priyanka, Deependra Hooda, Ajay Kumar Lallu in Sitapur
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Case against Priyanka, Deependra Hooda, Ajay Kumar Lallu in Sitapur

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders were detained on Monday when they were going to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri

Mann Ki Baat: Important to adopt alternatives to boost farmers' income, increase employment, says Modi
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Mann Ki Baat: Important to adopt alternatives to boost farmers' income, increase employment, says Modi

Modi's call for embracing modern practices in agriculture comes at a time when thousands of farmers have been protesting at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri border points since November 2020

Bharat Bandh: Rail, road transport services likely to be affected today; shops to remain closed
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Bharat Bandh: Rail, road transport services likely to be affected today; shops to remain closed

Samkyukta Kisan Morcha said the nationwide shutdown will be observed for from 6 am to 6 pm. The bandh will mark four months of the farmer protests at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri

'BJP must be taught a lesson': Protesting farmers to hold meetings across Bengal urging people to defeat saffron party
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'BJP must be taught a lesson': Protesting farmers to hold meetings across Bengal urging people to defeat saffron party

Farmer leaders are likely to attend the mahapanchayats in Kolkata's Bhowanipore, and in Nandigram on Saturday. Similar events will be held in Singur and Asansol on Sunday

Farmers in Haryana's Sonipat, Palwal block KMP expressway, wave black flags to mark 100 days of protest
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Farmers in Haryana's Sonipat, Palwal block KMP expressway, wave black flags to mark 100 days of protest

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha had announced the plan to block the road on Friday. The protest, which began at 11 am, will continue till 4 pm

'Going strong': Farmers' protests at Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur borders complete 100 days
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'Going strong': Farmers' protests at Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur borders complete 100 days

Hailing the protest, union leaders said that the movement has sent out a message of unity, made 'farmers visible', and brought them back on the political landscape of the country

'If highlighting farmers' protest is sedition, I'm better in jail,' activist Disha Ravi tells Delhi court
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'If highlighting farmers' protest is sedition, I'm better in jail,' activist Disha Ravi tells Delhi court

The Delhi court, which is hearing the climate activist's bail plea in a sedition case filed over a toolkit on the ongoing farmers' protest, will pass an order on 23 February

'Toolkit' case: Some media coverage of FIR against activist Disha Ravi 'sensational, prejudicial', says Delhi HC
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'Toolkit' case: Some media coverage of FIR against activist Disha Ravi 'sensational, prejudicial', says Delhi HC

The high court also instructed media to ensure that no leaked investigation material is broadcast, and directed Delhi Police to abide by its affidavit that no information will be leaked to the press

Farmers' protest: SC-appointed panel discusses farm laws with Food Corporation of India, NABARD
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Farmers' protest: SC-appointed panel discusses farm laws with Food Corporation of India, NABARD

The panel said it also held meetings with officials of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, the Union Consumer Affairs Department, and the Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium

Farmers' rail roko protest updates: Demonstrations held in over six UP districts; 100 protesters detained in Chitrakoot
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Farmers' rail roko protest updates: Demonstrations held in over six UP districts; 100 protesters detained in Chitrakoot

Farmers’ ‘rail roko’ protest LIVE updates: The agitation commenced at around 9 am and farmers from 12 villages participated in the Aurangabad protest, the farmer union said

Farm laws are for Centre's 'capitalist friends', not farmers, claims Priyanka Gandhi
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Farm laws are for Centre's 'capitalist friends', not farmers, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Addressing a 'kisan panchayat' in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnore, the Congress leader also claimed that farmers were "ridiculed" in the Parliament and "dubbed as traitors" by ministers

Farmers' protest: SC-appointed committee holds consultations on farm laws with 12 unions from eight states
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Farmers' protest: SC-appointed committee holds consultations on farm laws with 12 unions from eight states

Farmer unions from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal participated in the meeting

Farmers' protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces 'mahapanchayats' across India to push for repeal of agri laws
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Farmers' protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces 'mahapanchayats' across India to push for repeal of agri laws

The mahapanchayats will be held in UP's Moradabad, Haryana's Bahadurgarh, and Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Silkar this month, a farmers leader said

Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait responds to Narendra Modi, says won't allow business over hunger, need law on MSP
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Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait responds to Narendra Modi, says won't allow business over hunger, need law on MSP

The BKU spokesperson, responding to Modi's address, said, "There will not be business over hunger in the country. If hunger goes up, price of crops will be decided accordingly. Those wanting business over hunger will be driven out of the country."