Kochi/UNI: In a major set back to BJP-led NDA in Kerala, the Kerala High Court on Monday refused to intervene in the Returning Officer's decision on rejection of nomination papers filed by three candidates.
Delhi/IBNS: The farmers' unions protesting against the three new farm laws have called a Bahrat Bandh on March 26 to reassert their demand for withdrawal of the legislations.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has condemned the violence at the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day against the three contentious farm laws and promised that the culprits will be punished soon.
New Delhi/UNI: A day after Centre proposed to put the farm laws on hold for a period of one to one-and-a-half years, protesting farmer unions on Thursday rejected the proposal and reiterated their demand for a full repeal of three farm laws.
New Delhi/IBNS: After the 10th round of talks with farmers Wednesday evening, the Centre has decided to shelve three farm laws for one and a half years and inform the Supreme Court in an affidavit, said a media report.
New Delhi/IBNS: The panel formed to break the deadlock between the farmers' union and the government has no power to take decision on legislations, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said while reprimanding the critics of the committee who have been raising questions over its impartiality since its formation last week, said media reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: The tenth round of talks between the Centre and the agitating farmers have been postponed by one day to January 20, media reports said.
Hamirpur (HP)/UNI: Union Minister of state for finance and Corporate affairs, Anurag Thakur on Sunday expressed optimism that the agitation by the farmers on three farm bills would end soon and a final solution would come out which would be acceptable to both parties.
New Delhi/IBNS: Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and accused him of duplicity in backing the farmers' protest against the Centre's contentious agriculture laws.
New Delhi/IBNS: Home Minister Amit Shah has advised the Haryana government against holding any events or outreach programmes in favour of farm laws until further notice, said state's Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar, reported media.
Karnal/IBNS: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar called off his "Kisan Mahapanchayat" on Sunday, after farmers agitating against the new farm laws ransacked the meeting venue in a village in this district, forcing the state police to use tear gas and water cannons on them, said media reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal and Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar met Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday, a day before the next round of talks between the Centre and the farmers agitating against the three new farm laws, said media reports.