Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday engaged in a war of words over farmers' Delhi Chalo march against the Centre's farm laws. While Singh slammed Khattar for stopping farmers from moving towards the national capital, terming it as "totally undemocratic and unconstitutional", the latter told the Punjab chief minister to stop "inciting innocent farmers". Farmers from Punjab faced water cannons and broke police barriers at the state’s border with Haryana as they pushed towards the national capital Thursday on their “Delhi Chalo” march against the Centre’s farm laws. By late evening, a large group of them had reached the road toll plaza at Panipat, about 100 km from Delhi. Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) leader Gurnam Singh said the protesters planned to spend the night there and will resume the march the next morning.
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A meeting of farmers from Punjab ended at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) and they will continue their protest against new farm laws, informed Harinder Singh General Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union on November 28.He said, "It has been decided that we'll continue our protest here and will not go anywhere else. We will meet at 11 am every day to discuss our strategy." Meanwhile, DCP of Outer North District Delhi Gaurav Sharma said, "The protest is peacefully going on. Our priority is to main peace here and end the protest peacefully." Delhi Police yesterday gave permission to farmers to hold their demonstrations at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in Delhi's Burari area.
Mortal remains of Rifleman Sukhbir Singh brought to his native village Khawaspur in Tarn Taran district of Punjab on November 28. He lost his life in action in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army along LoC in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on November 27. Locals and family members gathered to pay last respects to the slain solider.
Indicating Khalistani angle in the farmers' protest against three new farm laws, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on November 28 claimed presence of some "unwanted elements" in the protest that has swept the national capital and surrounding regions. Khattar alleged that these "unwanted elements" in some videos could be heard saying "jab Indira Gandhi ko ye kar sakte hain, to Modi ko kyu nahi kar sakte" (When we could [assassinate] Indira Gandhi, then why not Modi). "We have inputs of some such unwanted elements in crowd. We have reports, will disclose once it's concrete. They raised such slogans. In videos they said 'jab Indira Gandhi ko ye kar sakte hain, to Modi ko kyu nahi kar sakte'," Khattar told media persons in Gurugram. Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, have started 'Delhi Chalo' protest against centre's three farm laws with many of them standing on border areas of the national capital. A protesting group was allowed by Delhi Police on November to settle at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari area.
Members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee in Amritsar all set for their tractor rally on November 27. They are heading towards Delhi by stocking up essentials in trolleys. Large scale protest was organised by the farmers against the new farm laws. Delhi Police seek permission from the Government to convert nine stadiums into temporary prisons, in view of protest.
A Sikh 'jatha' from India will leave for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on November 27. They will leave ahead of the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Dev's 551st birth anniversary. Sikh 'jatha' will leave from Punjab's Amritsar today. This year, the 551st birth anniversary of the Sikhism founder will be marked on November 30. Speaking to ANI, a 'jatha' member and devotee, Laxman Singh said, "We will pray to Guru Maharaj to end this COVID-19 pandemic, so that we can also visit Kartarpur Sahib freely."
Farmers in Punjab's Amritsar continued their protest against the new farm laws, saying that they will not allow the passenger trains to run, even as Western Railway (WR) announced to restore the services of 11 trains, which were either cancelled, short-terminated or short-originated, on Monday. 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. On Monday night, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee members blocked railway tracks in Amritsar's Jandiala Guru to protest against the recently enacted farm laws. The developments come even as Indian Railways is preparing to resume passenger train services in Punjab while following COVID-19 protocols from Wednesday. The Indian Railways on Sunday decided to restore train services in Punjab, starting with the trial run of freight trains on Monday to observe safety and security on the tracks. Punjab farmers are observing 'rail-roko' protest against three agriculture laws.
It is very aptly said that 'love conquers all'. To prove this quote right, a Chandigarh man married his childhood love despite of all the odds coming to his way. Rahul, who became wheel-chair bound after an accident, struggled a lot to convince the family of his lady love, Anamika. While speaking to ANI, groom Rahul said, "This is a best feeling. I have been waiting for this moment for too long. We have faced too many problems because of family". While bride Anamika said, "People should understand disability exists in their minds." The sheer happiness of both Rahul and Anamika is indeed very heart touching. Both Rahul and Anamika were emotionally-charged while performing wedding rituals on their D-day. The wedding was organised by Chandigarh Spinal Rehab Centre with great pomp and show. It is not wrong if one says, 'Marriages are made in heaven'.
A team of doctors from Chandigarh's hospital is conducting COVID-19 tests of people, who are travelling back from New Delhi and other areas. The rapid antigen tests were being conducted at Sector 17 bus stand. Both passengers and staff, including bus drivers and conductors are being tested at the centres. The step was taken due to the rising COVID infections in the national capital. According to the Health ministry, there are 1081 active cases in the city.
Bollywood celebrities snapped by paparazzi in the heart of Indian film industry, Mumbai. Janhvi Kapoor along with her father Boney Kapoor spotted at the airport. Janhvi Kapoor chose simple white outfit for her airport look. Sunny Leone also spotted at the airport. Sunny kept her look casual with tees. Kareena Kapoor Khan also snapped at a private terminal. She was off to Chandigarh.
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