Govt, Oppn reach consensus to discuss farmers’ issues in RS

The government and opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday reached on consensus to allocate more time to discuss the motion of thanks and parties can raise their issues on farmers’ protest during the discussion. However, before the discussion could begin, several House members created a ruckus, following which Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 9.40 am. Earlier today, […]

Shiv Sena slams govt, says Centre should speak to farmers properly

Slamming the Centre, Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said the Centre should talk to the farmers in a proper manner to resolve the ongoing protests. His remarks came after a delegation of Shiv Sena leaders including him and party MP Arvind Sawant met Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur border today. “We spoke […]

Opposition stages walkout after RS Chairman rejects suspension notice over farm laws

The opposition on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the ‘Suspension of Business Notice’ to discuss ongoing protest over the contentious farm laws. Naidu, the Rajya Sabha Chairman, said that the discussion on farmers’ protest will start tomorrow not today. “The President has referred to farmers’ agitation in his address. […]

Twitter blocks 250 handles, posts over provocative content related to farmers protest

Twitter has temporarily blocked around 250 accounts and posts on Monday after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) directed the microblogging platform to take action against several accounts for making ‘fake, intimidatory and provocative’ Tweets related to the ongoing farmers’ agitation. This was done at the request of […]

Police security tightened at Ghazipur border to avoid rowdy elements

The police administration has tightened the security at the Ghazipur border to ensure that no unwanted or rowdy element enters into the farmers’ protest site and create disturbances, said Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of Police (ADG) (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar on Friday. “The UP Government had said from the beginning that we will find a solution […]

Twitter suspends over 550 accounts after violence during farmers’ Republic Day tractor rally

Twitter on Wednesday suspended over 550 accounts from its platform in connection with the violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital on the 72nd Republic Day. A Twitter spokesperson told ANI that the platform has also labelled tweets which were found to be in violation of its “synthetic and manipulated media policy”. […]