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Farmers protest: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann calls agitation near Chandigarh-Mohali border unwarranted, says ready for talks
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Farmers protest: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann calls agitation near Chandigarh-Mohali border unwarranted, says ready for talks

Farmers in Punjab sat on a protest after being stopped from heading to Chandigarh to press the government for a bonus on wheat crop and allow paddy sowing from 10 June

Samyukt Kisan Morcha to observe 'MSP Guarantee Week' from 11 to 17 April
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Samyukt Kisan Morcha to observe 'MSP Guarantee Week' from 11 to 17 April

During the week, farmer unions will hold dharnas, demonstrations and seminars across the country, the SKM said in a statement on Sunday

Farmers' organisation float new front for MSP law, months after Centre repealed reforms
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Farmers' organisation float new front for MSP law, months after Centre repealed reforms

Raju Shetti, a two-term Lok Sabha member from Maharashtra and leader of the Swabhimani Paksha, said a decision to launch the MSP Guarantee Kisan Morcha was taken at a meeting of various farmers' organizations

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

Deep Sidhu passes away in car accident: Punjabi actor rose to fame for his involvement in Red Fort violence
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Deep Sidhu passes away in car accident: Punjabi actor rose to fame for his involvement in Red Fort violence

Out on bail in the Republic Day violence, Deep Sidhu passed away in an accident on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway that bypasses Delhi

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.

Understanding why Canada is witnessing massive protests and why #Karmastrikes went viral on Twitter
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Understanding why Canada is witnessing massive protests and why #Karmastrikes went viral on Twitter

A convoy of big rigs — dubbed the Freedom Convoy —protested over the weekend in Ottawa against vaccine mandates and COVID-19 measures, leading to Justin Trudeau being shifted to a secret location amid fears of violence

Centre to resolve issue of farmers’ compensation and withdrawal of cases ‘soon’
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Centre to resolve issue of farmers’ compensation and withdrawal of cases ‘soon’

While rolling back the three farm laws, the government gave a written assurance to fulfil the protesters’ demands: a committee to resolve the row over minimum support price (MSP) of produce, the withdrawal of cases, and compensation

'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
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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

'Chacha's pat on cheek': BJP MLA Pankaj Gupta clarifies after being slapped by farmer in Unnao
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'Chacha's pat on cheek': BJP MLA Pankaj Gupta clarifies after being slapped by farmer in Unnao

A video purportedly showing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Pankaj Gupta being slapped by a farmer leader during a public event has gone viral on the internet.

Why Congress’ stand on PM security breach should be a concern for those who believe in federal polity
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Why Congress’ stand on PM security breach should be a concern for those who believe in federal polity

The Congress’ stand on the breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab has come as a jolt to the ongoing efforts to strengthen our federal structure

Punjab Assembly polls: Farmer leader Gurnam Charuni launches Sanyukt Sangharsh Party, to contest all 117 seats
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Punjab Assembly polls: Farmer leader Gurnam Charuni launches Sanyukt Sangharsh Party, to contest all 117 seats

Gurnam Charuni is a member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farm unions that led the over a year-long farmers' agitation

Punjab Assembly polls: Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni to launch new political party today
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Punjab Assembly polls: Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni to launch new political party today

Gurnam Singh Charuni was a key figure in the farmers' protest that continued for more than one year

Indira Gandhi took 32 bullets for nation, but was ignored on 1971 War anniversary: Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand
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Indira Gandhi took 32 bullets for nation, but was ignored on 1971 War anniversary: Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand

Referring to his grandmother and the former PM, he said she took '32 bullets for the country' but her name was not even mentioned at a government event in New Delhi on the anniversary of the victory over Pakistan

Rakesh Tikait, other protesting farmers return home after 383 days at Gazipur border
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Rakesh Tikait, other protesting farmers return home after 383 days at Gazipur border

After continued protests at Delhi's border points of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last month announced that the three laws would be repealed

Two farmers die in Hisar in accident while returning home from Tikri protest sites
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Two farmers die in Hisar in accident while returning home from Tikri protest sites

Farmers are returning home on Saturday after their year-long agitation against the Centre's farm laws came to an end

'Happiness can't be described': Celebrations as farmers vacate Delhi border after year-long protests
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'Happiness can't be described': Celebrations as farmers vacate Delhi border after year-long protests

Farmers camping at Delhi borders — Singhu, Tikri and Ghaziabad — dismantled makeshift tents, packed their belongings and began their triumphant journey home after the Centre withdrew the three contentious farm laws and acceded to their other demands

Farmers mark ‘Vijay Diwas’ at Singhu and Tikri protest site today, begin journey back home
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Farmers mark ‘Vijay Diwas’ at Singhu and Tikri protest site today, begin journey back home

Emotions ran high as the farmers set off for their homes in different states, including Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, after a successful movement.

Farmers call off protest, to vacate site at Delhi border from 11 Dec; Rahul Gandhi hails victory
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Farmers call off protest, to vacate site at Delhi border from 11 Dec; Rahul Gandhi hails victory

After the news about calling off the protest made headlines, people on social media expressed happiness over Centre’s decision