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'He is against Punjab': Man stops Ajay Devgn's car in Mumbai

Mumbai/IBNS: Ajay Devgn's car was stopped in Mumbai for around 15 minutes on Tuesday by a man who was apparently upset with the actor's tweet last month backing the Centre over the farmers' issues after international pop icon Rihanna tweeted in support of them.

R-Day violence: Court sends Deep Sidhu to 14-day judicial custody

New Delhi/UNI: A local court on Tuesday sent Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu to 14-day judicial custody in a case related to the violence that broke out at the Red Fort during the farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day.

Activist Disha Ravi sent to jail for three days in 'toolkit' case

New Delhi/IBNS: Climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in connection with the farmers' protest toolkit case linked to the Republic Day violence, has been sent to jail for three days after she was produced in a court by the Delhi Police on Friday.

Justin Trudeau 'commended' Indian govt for handling farmers' protest: MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who had been criticised by New Delhi for supporting the farmers' protests, has 'commended' the Indian government for its handling of the issue through the path of dialogues, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

S Jaishankar says foreign celebrities tweeted in favour of farmers' agitation without knowing much

New Delhi/IBNS: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has taken a dig at foreign  celebrities who have tweeted in favour of farmers' protest in India saying that they were ignorant about the matter.

Farmers block roads across India for 3 hrs to protest against new agri laws

Delhi/IBNS: The three hour countrywide blockade of national and state highways on Saturday by farmers' unions against the three new farm laws amid tight security ended peacefully, said media reports.

After Rihanna and Greta, now Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon extends her support to Indian farmers' protest

New Delhi/Los Angeles: Another international celebrity Susan Sarandon has extended her support to the Indian farmers who are protesting against certain Centre's passed farm laws for the past couple of months.

Farmers' Protest: Three-hour-long 'Chakka jam' ends with blaring of horns

New Delhi/UNI: Amid tumult and raising of pro-farmer slogans, the three-hour 'Chakka-jam' on Saturday ended at 1500 hrs with protestors, atop their tractors and vehicles, blaring horns for at least one minute.

Farmers' Protests: Chakka Jam to be observed for 3 hours today, Delhi among exempted places

New Delhi/IBNS: Ten days after the national capital witnessed violence during the farmers' tractor rally, a nationwide Chakka Jam will be observed by the protesters in the entire country barring Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, media reports said.

'Why so much flutter if Rihanna, Greta Thurnberg lent support to farmers' demands?': Shatrughan Sinha

New Delhi/IBNS: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Friday took a dig at those who slammed the international celebrities for raising their voice in support of farmers' protest in India.

Agitating farmers demand reinstatement of telecommunication services at protest sites

New Delhi/IBNS: Thousands of farmers, protesting against the three contentious farm laws, have demanded restoration of phone and internet services at the protest sites, ahead of the countrywide road blockades planned on Saturday in order to intensify their agitation.

Fake Twitter account of Mysuru royal family created to tweet in favour of farmers protest

Mysuru/UNI: A fake Twitter account of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar was created to tweet in favour of the farmers' protest. Wadiyar, a member of the erstwhile Mysore royal family, has denied that he has tweeted in favour of the protests against the farm laws.

Farmers' protests limited to one state: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said the protests against the new farm laws are limited to one state, at a time the Narendra Modi government is facing its stiffest challenge over reforms in the last six-seven years.

Probe not against Greta Thunberg but 'Toolkit' she tweeted, says Delhi Police

New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi Police on Thursday clarified that the FIR registered to investigate overseas controversy related to farmers' protest was not registered against climate activist Greta Thunberg but the "toolkit" she tweeted, allegedly linked to a "Khalistani group".

Polarised Indian celebrities wage Twitter war after Rihanna's farm law protest tweet triggers a row

A Twitter war has erupted creating a sharp divide among the Indian celebrities after international pop sensation Rihanna's tweet extending support to protesting farmers in India triggered a row.