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Assembly election results 2022: How COVID-19 and farmers’ protests couldn’t stop the Modi juggernaut
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Assembly election results 2022: How COVID-19 and farmers’ protests couldn’t stop the Modi juggernaut

Late last year, murmurs spread fast and wide that Narendra Modi’s was losing grip over the voters. However, the wins by the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa have silenced them all

Interview | No impact of farmers’ agitation on polls; worshipping should not become a show of strength: Haryana CM
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Interview | No impact of farmers’ agitation on polls; worshipping should not become a show of strength: Haryana CM

‘Till namaz is for the sake of worshipping, it’s okay, but to turn it into a show of strength is not right,’ says Chief Minister Manohar Lal

SKM observes 'Vishwasghat Diwas' across India today: Why farmers continue to protest against Centre
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SKM observes 'Vishwasghat Diwas' across India today: Why farmers continue to protest against Centre

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced to observe 31 January as ‘Vishwasghat Diwas’ (betrayal day) in at least 500 districts of the country against the BJP-led Centre government.

'Farmers indignant and hurt, firmly against BJP', says Naresh Tikait in interview
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'Farmers indignant and hurt, firmly against BJP', says Naresh Tikait in interview

'For 13 months we have sustained a protest against the government, and this won't go anyway in hours. Farmers still have anti-BJP sentiments,' said the Baliyan Khap headman and national president of BKU

As breakaway SKM unions plough a political furrow, farmers' movement left lonely and vulnerable
India

As breakaway SKM unions plough a political furrow, farmers' movement left lonely and vulnerable

Apart from the major political parties, the breakaway Samyukta Kisan Morcha unions led by Balbir Singh Rajewal and Gurnam Singh Chaduni have declared joint candidates for the Punjab Assembly polls

Rs 2 lakh for R-Day violence accused: Congress is welcome to self-destruct, but has no right to destroy the nation
India

Rs 2 lakh for R-Day violence accused: Congress is welcome to self-destruct, but has no right to destroy the nation

Anti-Modi hate cannot be allowed to become hate for Hindus or Sikhs, or an excuse for supporting break-India forces directly or indirectly

Amarinder Singh to meet Amit Shah tomorrow, discuss possible solutions to farmers' protests
India

Amarinder Singh to meet Amit Shah tomorrow, discuss possible solutions to farmers' protests

Amarinder said he thinks he can help find a solution as he has been the chief minister of Punjab and also an agriculturist

Agitating farmers at protest sites exposes country to a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic
India

Agitating farmers at protest sites exposes country to a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic

The right to protest exercised by the union of farmers have also hindered the right of the others constitutional right to life and health under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

‘Dear POTUS, we the Indian farmers’: In tweet to Joe Biden, Rakesh Tikait seeks US help on farm laws
India

‘Dear POTUS, we the Indian farmers’: In tweet to Joe Biden, Rakesh Tikait seeks US help on farm laws

The national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union also asked Indians in America to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s event on 25 September

Farmers protest: Haryana minister Anil Vij says govt ready for impartial probe into 'entire Karnal episode'
India

Farmers protest: Haryana minister Anil Vij says govt ready for impartial probe into 'entire Karnal episode'

The minister said that the probe would include an IAS officer's controversial remark and a police lathicharge on farmers that has triggered a sit-in outside the district headquarters by protesting farmers

Thousands of farmers gather at UP’s Muzaffarnagar, vow to ‘save the country from BJP’s corporate raj’
India

Thousands of farmers gather at UP’s Muzaffarnagar, vow to ‘save the country from BJP’s corporate raj’

Around 8,000 security men were deployed at the Government Inter College ground to maintain law and order as farmers from Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, among others converged at the site

Day after police lathicharge farmers in Karnal, Punjab cultivators burn effigies and block roads
India

Day after police lathicharge farmers in Karnal, Punjab cultivators burn effigies and block roads

Many farmers' group leaders have demanded the resignation of Manohar Lal Khattar as they believe that he has no right to continue in the post after the police action on farmers

After 'brutal' lathi-charge, farmers block highways in Haryana
India

After 'brutal' lathi-charge, farmers block highways in Haryana

The use of force by the police invited severe criticism from various political parties

Farmers' stir: Protesters observe 'black day' to mark six months of agitation at Delhi borders against farm laws
India

Farmers' stir: Protesters observe 'black day' to mark six months of agitation at Delhi borders against farm laws

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal raised a black flag at his house in Muktsar district and urged the Central government to accept the demand of protesting farmers

Farmers ready to talk if govt invites them; no change in demands, says Rakesh Tikait
India

Farmers ready to talk if govt invites them; no change in demands, says Rakesh Tikait

The protesters and the government last had a formal dialogue over the contentious issue on 22 January but the impasse continued

Grammy Awards 2021: Lilly Singh wears 'I stand with farmers' mask at event's red carpet
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Grammy Awards 2021: Lilly Singh wears 'I stand with farmers' mask at event's red carpet

Lilly Singh wrote that since there's intense media spotlight on the red carpet, this was the perfect opportunity to show her solidarity with farmers.

Rakesh Tikait asks Bengal farmers to not vote for BJP, repeats TMC clarion call 'Khela Hobe' in Nandigram
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Rakesh Tikait asks Bengal farmers to not vote for BJP, repeats TMC clarion call 'Khela Hobe' in Nandigram

The farmer unions' events in West Bengal came amid an already-volatile political atmosphere, with the BJP and TMC running high-octane campaigns to secure power in the state

Delhi Police hunting down peaceful activists and accusing them of separatist plot, says Pieter Friedrich
India

Delhi Police hunting down peaceful activists and accusing them of separatist plot, says Pieter Friedrich

'Nobody thinks the current agricultural system is flawless, but the new laws appear to be pure crony capitalism intended to place farmers at the mercy of ruthless multinational corporations,' says Friedrich

Who is Pieter Friedrich? A freelance journalist, RSS critic who is being investigated for his role in Greta Thunberg toolkit
India

Who is Pieter Friedrich? A freelance journalist, RSS critic who is being investigated for his role in Greta Thunberg toolkit

Author of the book, Saffron Fascists: India's Hindu Nationalist Rulers, Friedrich, according to the police, was found to have links with alleged Khalistani operative Bhajan Singh Bhinder alias Iqbal Choudhary

Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' row: All you need to know about lawyer Nikita Jacob and engineer Shantanu Muluk
India

Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' row: All you need to know about lawyer Nikita Jacob and engineer Shantanu Muluk

Advocate and activist Nikita Jacob, who faces arrest for her alleged role in creating the 'toolkit', has denied sharing any information with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg