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Farmers push past police in Haryana, keep marching to city

IndiaTimes Thursday, 26 November 2020
They were hit by water cannons and tear gas. Iron barricades, cement barriers, piles of sandbags, even trucks with deflated tyres, were placed in their way in Haryana while police detained several of their leaders. But thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana on Thursday pushed past the might of government machinery with steely resolve, slowed down but determined to reach Delhi to protest against the Centre’s new agriculture laws.
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Haryana Haryana State in northern India

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While addressing a joint press conference at Tikri Border on January 17, the convener of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti in Haryana, Mandip Nathwan spoke on farmers protest. Nathwan said, "On behest of government, some people want to turn this agitation violent. This agitation is against policies of government, and not against Delhi." "We should implement strategy finalised by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and continue it peacefully," he added. "It is being said that farmers would unfurl tricolour at Red Fort and tractors and tanks would roll together (on January 26). No such programme has been finalised by the Morcha. Such statements are not in interests of farmers," Nathwan further stated

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Delhi Delhi Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

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Centre ready to pause farm laws for one and half years: Union Leader

The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and Central government over the three farm laws concluded at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. General secretary of All India Kisan Sabha Hannan Mollah, said, "Government said that it is ready to file an affidavit in the court to the effect that it would put the implementation of the laws on hold for one and half a year. They also said that a committee would be formed on MSP and the laws and they would implement the recommendations of the committee. We'll hold a meeting tomorrow and take a decision on the proposal." He also said, "We asked government to withdraw the fake cases registered by NIA against farmers. In response, government said they are looking into the matter and asked us to provide the names of leaders against whom new cases, if any, have been registered." The next round of the meeting will take place on January 22. The farmers are protesting against new farm laws since November 26, 2020 at Delhi borders.

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NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the Centre seems to have no sympathy for farmers protesting outside Delhi against new agri laws in extreme weather..
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Watch: 'BJP' supporters chant 'desh ke gaddaron ko' slogan Bengal roadshow [Video]

Watch: 'BJP' supporters chant 'desh ke gaddaron ko' slogan Bengal roadshow

BJP supporters raised "desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalo ko" slogan during a party rally in Chandannagar area in West Bengal's Hooghly on January 20. The same slogan was raised by Union Minister Anurag Thakur during campaigning for Delhi assembly elections last year. Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.

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Punjab, India Punjab, India State in northern India

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Farmers on January 20 assembled at Harike Pattan in Tarn Taran district to head to Delhi, ahead of their proposed tractor rally on Republic Day. Protesting farmers and their leaders have said that they will take out a massive tractor rally in Delhi on January 26 in protest of the three farm laws. Farmers have been protesting on different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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Punjab artist paints Joe Biden & Kamala Harris portraits ahead of oath taking [Video]

Punjab artist paints Joe Biden & Kamala Harris portraits ahead of oath taking

A Punjab artist painted portraits of US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris on the eve of their inauguration. Jagjot Singh Rubal painted the portraits as a gift to the leaders on their swearing-in. The artist also expressed his wish to display his work in the White House. Rubal took 20 days to complete the portraits painted on joint canvas using acrylic colours. He had earlier received a letter of appreciation from PM Modi for his portrait. The artist from Amritsar currently holds as many as 10 world records. Biden-Harris' inauguration ceremony is scheduled to take place on January 20 at the US Capitol. The event is set to be a star-studded one with celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, others.

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