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To criticise agri-bills is nothing short of a sin: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow/UNI: Reaffirming his government's commitment towards the welfare of farmers under the leadership of Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on the 'vested political interests' who according to him are misguiding the innocent farmers in the name of protest.

Setback for BJP as Congress wins all 7 Municipal Corporations in Punjab

Chandigarh/IBNS: Causing a massive setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the backdrop of the farmers' protests, the Congress on Wednesday won all seven Municipal Corporations in Punjab that went to polls on Feb 14, media reports said.

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, backs Centre over agriculture laws

New Delhi/IBNS: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

4 people running country-'Hum Do, Humare Do': Rahul Gandhi's jibe in Parliament

New Delhi/IBNS: In one of the sharpest attacks, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, this country is being run on "hum do humare do" (we two, our two) policy.

Indian govt responds on Koo to Twitter's blog listing action against provocative content on farmers' agitation

New Delhi/IBNS: After the Indian government asked Twitter to  block 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation and provocative content in relation to the farmers' agitation, the microblogging site has said the government’s orders did not go with the Indian laws and it would restrict some accounts within India instead of an outright ban.

Countering PM's 'Andolanjeevi' Rahul Gandhi comes up with new coinage-'crony jeevi'

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has joined the 'Andolanjeevi' (professional protesters) jibe exchange over the protest by farmers against the Centre's agriculture laws with a new coinage from his side.

Lok Sabha: PM Narendra Modi highlights need for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', says agriculture reforms were 'necessary'

New Delhi: Indian PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the country is building an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' campaign to emerge strongly in the post COVID-19 world order.

We withheld portion of accounts identified in blocking orders by Indian govt: Twitter

New Delhi/IBNS: Micro-blogging site Twitter in its fresh statement on Wednesday said it has withheld the portion of accounts identified in the blocking orders served by the Indian government within the country.

Parliament: Modi promises MSP to farmers, appeals to protesters to end agitation over farm laws

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the deadlock over the farmers' protests against the agricultural reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue to exist, besides appealing to the protesters to end the agitation going on for over 70 days.

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.

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.

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.

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".