BSF soldiers celebrated Lohri at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The 72nd battalion of BSF jawans were seen celebrating and dancing on the occasion. Lohri is celebrated across the nation on January 13. The soldiers celebrated the festival with fervor and congratulated the countrymen. They also assured the people of the nation to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm as they were alert at the borders. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Women in traditional attire performed Gidha, a folk dance, at many places. People also distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns--the three edibles associated with Lohri. Watch the full video for more.
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72nd battalion of Border Security Force jawans celebrated Lohri at the Poonch camp on January 13. Jawans lit a bonfire and danced around it on folk music. The customary eatables like peanuts, popcorn and other snacks were also present as a part of the celebration. It is known as a festival of farmers in Northern India and is observed a night before Makar Sankranti.
Agitating farmers Wednesday burnt copies of the contentious farm laws to mark the festival of Lohri. One lakh copies of the three agri laws were burnt at the Singhu border alone, said Paramjeet Singh of Samyukta Kisan Morcha. Lohri is widely celebrated in Punjab and Haryana to mark the harvesting of Rabi crops. People traditionally celebrate it by circling around bonfires, throwing food items -- peanuts, puffed rice, popcorn etc -- into the fire, singing folk songs, dancing, and feasting on the festive food. Watch the full video for more details.
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Delhi Police on Wednesday alleged that farmer leader made inflammatory speeches and were involved in the violence during the tractor parade by agitating farmers that left 394 of its personnel injured, as it warned that no culprit will be spared. Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Srivastava said farmer unions did not follow conditions set for the rally that was supposed to be held from 12 PM to 5 PM with 5,000 tractors and accused them of betrayal. "Police had many options but remained calm. We dealt with the situation in a proper way that is why no one was killed due to police action during the tractor rally violence," Shrivastava told reporters. "We are using the facial recognition system and taking the help of CCTV and video footage to identify the accused. Strict action will be taken against those identified. No culprit will be spared," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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A day after farmer protestors' tractor rally deteriorated into chaos and vandalism, SS Pandher, General Secretary of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, alleged that miscreants had infiltrated the farmers' ranks to defame the agitation. He also named Deep Sidhu, an actor-turned-activist, being blamed by farmer leaders for inciting the violence. Pandher condemned the January 26 violence. Watch the full video for more.
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Union minister Prahalad Patel spoke to Hindustan Times' Deeksha Bhardwaj about the Central government's plans to address the development imbalance between Leh and Kargil. Patel, who holds the Culture and Tourism portfolios, said discrimination against some areas happened when Jammu and Kashmir was a state. He spoke on the government's plan to make Kargil an adventure sports destination, and naming a new Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He also revealed talks on mapping a new Amarnath Yatra route via Kargil, instead of Srinagar. Watch the full video for more.
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