Punjab Farmers Protests

Bhartiya Sahitya Akademi Award winners from Punjab return awards in support of farmers

Yesterday, Former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal returned the Padma Vibhushan award.

published on : 4th December 2020

'Delhi Chalo' stir: At protest sites, Punjab brothers doing 'sewa' by fixing tractors of farmers

Last Friday, hundreds of farmers reached the Singhu border of the national capital to protest against the Centre's new farm laws.

published on : 4th December 2020

Punjab farmer bodies flay sealing of borders by Haryana, say ready for 'historic' Delhi stir

The farmer groups said they are ready for their proposed march as it will be a 'historic' agitation in which women and youth will participate in large numbers.

published on : 25th November 2020

Farmers protest: Railways restores services in Punjab; passenger train stopped at Beas station

The Western Railway (WR) on Monday said it restored 11 trains, which were either cancelled, short-terminated or short-originated, due to the farmers' agitation in Punjab.

published on : 24th November 2020

Railways likely to restore 17 mail, express trains for Punjab region from November 24

These trains will be the first set to be operated by the Railways after almost a two month suspension due to the farmers protest in the state.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Will resume Punjab train services at earliest: Railways after assurance from farmers

Goods trains have not entered Punjab for nearly two months, except for two days in October, due to the rail blockade by farmers over the contentious farm laws.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Suffered loss of Rs 2,220 crore due to farmers' protest in Punjab: Railways

The protests, which began on September 24, have affected 3,850 freight trains which could not be loaded.

published on : 20th November 2020

Punjab farmers put ball in Centre’s court, ask resumption of goods train

Supply of commodities like fertilisers and coal for power plants has been hit due to the weeks-long standoff between farmer unions and the Railways.

published on : 19th November 2020

Agriculture laws: 30 farm unions of Punjab to hold talks with centre on Friday

While their Dilli Challo programme on November 26-27 is as per schedule, they will celebrate Diwali by lighting torches.

published on : 13th November 2020

Rajnath, two other ministers to meet agitating farmer unions on Friday

Most party leaders who left in a huff have bitterly complained about lack of sensitivity in the Centre towards the farmers’ sentiments.

published on : 10th November 2020

Stubborn attitude: Punjab farmer bodies slam Modi government for not resuming goods trains

The railways on Saturday declined to resume goods trains in Punjab, saying it will either operate both freight and passenger trains or none.

published on : 7th November 2020

Punjab government 'misguiding' people on rail track blockade by protesters in state: Railways

Railways had said 22 blockades still remained to be cleared by the state and the Railways will resume train services in Punjab only when both passenger and freight trains are allowed to operate.

published on : 7th November 2020

Punjab must give assurance of safety of rail property, personnel before service resumes: Goyal

He earlier met leaders of both the BJP and Congress in separate delegations, where they sought Goyal's intervention in resuming train services in the state.

published on : 6th November 2020

Punjab assured us all blockades will be removed by Friday morning: Rail Board chairman

Director General of Railway Protection Force Arun Kumar said the Punjab police chief has assured him that the state police was in talks with leaders of the agitating farm unions.

published on : 5th November 2020

No rail tracks blocked, will vacate platforms: Punjab farmer outfits

Coal supplies to thermal power plants in Punjab have been severely affected after the Railways suspended the operation of freight trains due to the blockade of some tracks.

published on : 4th November 2020
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