Day after talks proposal, farmers call for Jan 1 stir
Monday, 28 December 2020 () A day after sending a proposal for talks to the government, agitating farmers’ unions on Sunday gave a call for a nationwide protest on new year’s day urging the public to take a pledge to support the farmers’ struggle and demand repeal of the three central farm laws.The protesting farmers’ umbrella body, AIKSCC, has also planned protest rallies in Patna and Thanjavur on December 29, and in Manipur and Hyderabad on December 30.
Protesting farmers allegedly damaged over 1500 Jio mobile towers in Punjab. A total of 1,561 mobile towers have been impacted in the state, as per an official. Towers had power supplies & fibre cables cut and some had their generators stolen. Farm union leaders have however denied any role in the...
While addressing a press conference at Ghazipur-UP border (Delhi-UP Border) on December 19, All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) leader Sardar VM Singh said on December 20 (Sunday) at 11 am there'll be a meeting with administration on the protest site here over stopping the movement of tractors. He said, "Tomorrow at 11 am there'll be a meeting with administration here over stopping the movement of tractors. If our demands are not fulfilled then both side of road will be blocked." Farmers' mainly from Punjab and Haryana are protesting against the three farm laws and blocks the borders of national capital from laws few days.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, the national convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Sardar VM Singh spoke on farmers' protest. Singh said, "It shows that the government will talk to those who take the law into their hands. Now, that the government has deceived the farmers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, there is no point in staying here in Burari (Delhi)," he added.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, the national convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Sardar VM Singh spoke on farmers protest. Singh said, "The Home Minister had said that the government will talk to farmers who will sit in Burari. After his appeal, farmers from Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh came here but the government didn't invite us for talks yesterday (December 01)."
RJD's Tejashwi Yadav urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with "folded hands" to control crime rate in the state of Bihar. "Going to meet family of Rupesh Singh (IndiGo manager murdered in Patna). No arrests made yet. DGP says crime rate was higher in 2019, has come down now but for 16 yrs, Nitish Kumar has been CM. If police behave like this, one can understand ground reality," said Tejashwi Yadav. He added, "Requesting Nitish Kumar with folded hands...We know that you're weak CM but for the sake of your position, please don't let human lives be sacrificed. It is your (Bihar CM) responsibility to control crime in the state: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav on law and order situation in Bihar."
RJD's Tejashwi Yadav on January 16 targeted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over IndiGo manager's murder in Patna. He also said the state is becoming the crime capital of India. "Bihar is becoming the crime capital of the country, the number of incidents of crime is increasing here. It was ridiculous to see the CM yesterday, Nitish Kumar seemed helpless, very weak and a tired CM," said Tejashwi Yadav. He added, "When Rupesh Singh (IndiGo manager) was murdered, CM released a press release that culprits be arrested. Who is he making an appeal to? He has been CM for 16 consecutive years and also has Home Department in his portfolio. Who is he making an appeal to? Opposition?"
Three days after Rupesh Kumar Singh, a manager with IndiGo airlines, was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in the Punaichak area of Patna, his family said the probe should be transferred from Bihar police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Nandeshwar Singh, brother of the deceased said that despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's assurance of arresting the culprits within 48 hours, there have been no arrests.
Under the 'Go to Hills' mission, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh laid foundation stones for various developmental projects in Kamjong, Manipur. The district, predominantly occupied by the Tangkhul Nagas with 94 percent and Kukis of 4.59 percent, has a total population of 45,618, as per the 2011 census. The Chief Minister also launched 23 projects in the Kamjong district. Foundation stones for 11 projects costing around Rs 67.80 crore were laid, while 12 projects were inaugurated worth about Rs 24 crore. Old Age Pension cards, wheelchairs, and medical cards were also distributed to selected beneficiaries. Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) scheme, a total of 54 beneficiaries received the scheme. 'Go to Hills' Mission was launched in March 2017 by the Manipur government to deliver welfare schemes at the doorsteps of the citizens. Kamjong district was created in 2016 and has a total area of 2,000 square km.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched COVID-19 vaccination at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences on January 16. He reviewed the COVID-19 vaccine administration at the hospital. In the presence of CM COVID vaccine was administered to various healthcare workers.
Farmers in Salungpham area of Thoubal district of Manipur have been growing black ginger - also known as Thai black ginger for more than a decade. Traditional ginger is a popular food ingredient and supplement used to aid digestion. These black-purple gingers are sold at Rs 1500 to 2000 per kilogram. Sayon Industries is now planning to grow several other medicinal plants to boost farmers' economy in the state
Once a child labour, Santosh, who is currently running his own NGO in Hyderabad, provides free primary education to the tribal children. People Helping Children was set up in 2019 and aims towards providing solution to the problems faced by the underprivileged children. Education and nutritious food are the two top priorities of the NGO. With branches in 6 states, NGO runs with the support of around 50 members and over 1000 volunteers. Founder of People Helping Children, Santosh said, "I lost my childhood, I worked as a child labourer, so I don't want anyone to lose their childhood, this is the main reason, why I started this NGO." The goal of this NGO is that every child gets primary education in the country.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy inaugurated vaccination drive at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on January 16. On the rumours around the efficacy of the vaccine, G Kishan Reddy said that medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. He further assured that vaccines have been approved only after testing."I request people to not say such things. Medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. I request not to discuss things like this. Vaccines have been approved only after testing. I say this confidently that the vaccines will benefit everyone," said MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive and around 100 healthcare workers will get vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day. Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, became the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. In the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive, healthcare workers will receive the vaccine. The beneficiaries reached to their respective health centres. Two COVID vaccines have been approved in India- Pune-based SII's 'Covishield' and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin'.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on January 18 said that farmer's tractor parade on January 26 will not disturb the Republic Day event of the government. "Tomorrow we will talk to..