Prime Minister Narendra Modi's convoy was trapped for nearly 20 minutes on a Punjab highway on Wednesday after protesting farmers blocked the PM's convoy en route to Ferozepur.
Before bidding farewell to Singhu, some farmers performed 'havans' and sang 'kirtans', and some danced to 'bhangra' songs to mark the day as 'Vijay Diwas'.
Farmers’ agitation suspended: The modified tractors fitted with music systems started snarling through the protest camping site at Singhu, the farmers chanted slogans and danced to the Punjabi songs, celebrating their unity.
Maharashtra’s social fabric is undergoing a tough change. While the sons of farmers are finding it an uphill task to get brides, their sisters do not want farmers as husbands.
There had been countless efforts on the part of the government and the ruling party to vilify the leadership of the movement, says Hannan Mollah, head of the CPI(M)’s farmers’ wing, the All India Kisan Sabha.
His remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation this morning, announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year.
The Punjab police had registered about 500 FIRs across the state against protesting farmers during the tenure of former CM Capt. Amarinder Singh.
The NCRB data shows that in 2020, during the pandemic, farmer suicides increased by 3 per cent while those of businesspersons by 29 per cent as, according to the experts, Covid affected the non-agricultural sector more than agriculture this time.
Samajwadi Party said everybody should light a 'diya' (earthen lamp) on November 3 to honour the slain farmers who were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh govt to record statements of remaining witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.
So far, the Uttar Pradesh police have arrested 10 persons including Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish in the case.
Protest called by SKM demanding removal of Union MoS (home) Ajay Mishra goes on peacefully, commuters affected.
Narain Singh, the second Nihang Sikh arrested, claimed he had informed the police that he was surrendering.
Nachhatar Singh’s daughter and sons deplore their farmer father’s death during the October 3 incident
After the dust settles, violence leaves behind scars that are difficult to heal. A photojournalist's diary of Lakhimpur Kheri
Eight people died in the October 3 violence and of them, four were farmers, allegedly knocked down by a vehicle carrying BJP workers.
Two major Durga Puja committees in West Bengal have selected contentious and controversial issues as their themes this year.
Despite his best efforts to pull his father out of the way from the speeding Mahindra Thar jeep, 15-year-old Rajdeep Singh couldn’t save him.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.