Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar at Golden Temple. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
Grain market in Amritsar wore deserted look despite the state government announced the beginning of procurement of produce on Apr 10. Commission agents and farmers had staged strike in support of the farmers protesting for the past few months over Centre's farm laws. Punjab Food and Supplies Minister, Bharat Bhushan Ashu said, "Commission agents have called off their strike over direct benefit transfer to farmers. The procurement process will be started now at Rajpura mandi. The farmers will get payments in their accounts."
The Holi celebration is at the peak in Amritsar on the day of Holika Dahan. People thronged at Durgiana Temple to celebrate Holi. Holi is being celebrated at different parts of India despite a surge in Covid-19 cases. Holi will be played with colours tomorrow.
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Amid pandemic, festive zeal remains high in Punjab's Amritsar on Holika Dahan on March 28. People thronged at Durgiana Temple to celebrate the festival of colours. Every year large number of devotees comes here to celebrate with friends and families. While speaking to ANI, a devotee said "this year due to COVID-19 pandemic crowd and atmosphere slightly down combatively before pandemic."
Bhartiya Kisan Union National spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that conspiracy is being hatched to snatch away land from farmers. He said that many more laws will be passed to make it impossible for common people and farmers to buy milk, electricity, seeds and pesticides. "A big conspiracy is being hatched to snatch away land from farmers. Big corporates are in search of your land. Youths will be unemployed if land is grabbed from farmers. Farmers will be given loans through Kisan Credit Cards taking land as collateral. When you fail to repay the loan, they will take away your land," he said. Tikait was addressing a Mahapanchayat in Shivamogga.
A farmer leader organised his son’s wedding ceremony at a farmers’ protest site in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa on March 18. The groom Sachin Singh wanted to give a strong message to the Centre that the farmers will not leave the protest site until it repeal the three farm laws. Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year 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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Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has demanded that all protesters who have been camping at the borders of the capital should be vaccinated. He further added that jail inmates should also be vaccinated and details should be released on whether they have been following social distancing. Tikait said that he is also ready to get vaccinated and will lead the way. Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws since November 2020. They have been demanding withdrawal of the laws while the Central govt has agreed to make amendments. Several rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock between the two sides. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Union agriculture minister appealed to protesting farmers to suspend their stir amid the latest Covid-19 infection surge. The appeal came on the day that the farmers launched a 24-hour blockade of..
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