Punjab: 1,500 mobile towers damaged as Jio faces farm law anger

Telecom services are hit in some pockets in Punjab as over 1,500 mobile towers, mostly those belonging to Reliance Jio, have been affected by farmers protesting against new agri laws. They've snapped power supply to the towers and cables in several parts of the states.

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Farmers’ protests cause ₹210 crore loss to Railways; NHAI takes ₹11-cr hit

Chandigarh: The Railways, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and oil marketing companies have been suffering huge daily losses due to the ongoing farmers’ agitation in Punjab in protest against the farm bills passed by the Centre. Farmers have resorted to blocking railway tracks and national highways as part of the protests, affecting rail traffic and toll collections. 

If farmers are happy with new laws, why are they protesting? Rahul at Moga rally

Moga: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has launched a three-day ‘kheti bachao yatra’ that will cover Punjab and Haryana to protest against the farm bills passed by the Centre. The yatra will involve a tractor rally in Punjab besides public meetings in the state and in Haryana.

Punjab CM to stage sit-in against farm laws today

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the three contentious farm bills, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a sit-in against the legislations at Khatkar Kalan, the birthplace of revolutionary leader Bhagat Singh, on Monday (September 28). Singh on Sunday had tweeted that his government is exploring all opin...

Farmers begin rail roko agitation in Punjab, several trains suspended

Chandigarh: Farmers in Punjab began their three-day "rail roko" protest against farm Bills on Thursday as the Railways suspended several trains to avoid any untoward incident.

Diljit Dosanjh, other Punjabi artistes support farmers’ stir over agri bills

Chandigarh: It is not just politicians, even artistes from Punjab are coming to support of farmers who have been opposing opposing the government’s bills on farm sector reforms. Although most of them have demanded that the farmers’ voice be heard, some have supported the central government. Most of the artistes have taken to the social media to express thei...

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BSF guns down 5 infiltrators along Indo-Pak border

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Free power to farmers will continue as long as I am CM: Amarinder Singh

A day after a group of experts described free power to farmers as "highly regressive", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday (August 14) said there was no question of withdrawing free electricity to farmers in the state, News 18 reported. The group of experts, led by the former deputy chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission, Mont...

Hooch crisis: Bajwa’s attack on Amarinder smells of factional feud

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Punjab hooch tragedy: Amarinder slams Kejriwal for demanding CBI probe

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Return donations to PM-CARES Fund from Chinese firms: Punjab CM

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Punjab allows marriage halls, restaurants to function at 50% capacity

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Centre against free power to farmers, alleges Punjab CM; dares SAD to leave NDA

Chandigarh: Rejecting the oppositions claim that his government was planning to withdraw the free power provided to farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday (May 30) alleged it was the Centre that was trying to impose the anti-farmer condition on the state in the guise of extending fiscal support.

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