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BJP makes BIG announcement, names Dharmendra Pradhan in-charge of UP assembly polls, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to manage Punjab

Gearing up for the upcoming state assembly polls, the BJP on has announced its organisational spearheads for the crucial elections, naming four Union Ministers – Dharmendra Pradhan, Pralhad Joshi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Bhupender Yadav – in-charge of the contest in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur respectively. Former Maharashtra chief…

Thoko Taali: Navjyotsinh Siddhu becomes President of Punjab Congress ahead of elections

AICC chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday (July 18) announced the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. Issuing a party release, the cricketer-turned-politician has been named as the new chief of the state unit.  Apart from Sidhu, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder…

Farmers decline food served by govt during Vigyan Bhawan meeting, ambulance brings lunch

A delegation of farmers is currently engaged in a meeting with senior officials of the central government, including the Agriculture minister to discuss their demands of withdrawal of the new farm laws. More traffic restrictions were put in place along Delhi’s borders to keep protesting farmers from marching in, while a…

More farmers join Dilli Chalo protest, attempt to break barricade at Delhi-UP Gate border

Amid massive protests by farmers on new agriculture laws, the Centre invited protesting farmer unions for talks on Tuesday (December 1) to address their concerns. The farmers protest on Monday entered the fifth consecutive day. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “When farm laws were brought, they caused some misconception among…

Uttarakhand farmers join protest, break barricades at Ghazipur; Tikri, Singhu borders closed

Union Home minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting at BJP President JP Nadda’s residence on Sunday (November 29) night to discuss the situation as farmers protesting in and around Delhi rejected the central government’s offer for conditional talks. Farmers amassed on…

Protesting farmers gather at Delhi’s Tikri border; heavy security deployed

After the day-long confrontation at Delhi-Haryana’s Singhu and Tikri borders, the Delhi Police on Friday (November 27) finally allowed thousands of farmers to enter Delhi for a planned protest against the new Central farm laws. Even after the Delhi Police announced that they could enter the city escorted by cops, tear…

PM approves State Government to impose short and local lockdown to combat Covid 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the states to evaluate efficacy of short and local lockdowns in combating the covid-19 pandemic. He was chairing a high-level virtual meeting with the chief ministers and health ministers of seven States/UTs to review the status and preparedness of virus response and management. “A…

Punjab CM urges farmers to follow social distancing as they oppose Center’s farm bills

The Northern Railway has cancelled or partially cancelled few trains due to the farmers` agitation in Punjab against agriculture bills, as per Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relation Officers (CPRO) of the zone. Farmers of Punjab and Haryana continue to protest against the farm bill. The ‘Rail roko’ agitation by farmers of…

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders stricter coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown on weekends, public holiday

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Thursday ordered stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays, even as his state mulls stringent curbs, including mandatory testing certification, for those coming from Delhi. The decision to tighten the curbs on weekends and holidays has been taken amid apprehensions of COVID-19 reaching the community spread…