Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh handed over to Governor the resolution passed against Centre’s farm laws. Singh said he doesn’t care if President’s rule is imposed or if his government is sacked. Punjab Assembly had passed four bills and a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws. The bills were unanimously passed in the assembly by Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, and Lok Insaaf Party. Watch the full video for more details.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Harpal Singh Cheema and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sharan Jit Singh Dhillon on October 20 handed over to Governor VP Singh Badnore the resolution against Farm Laws passed in the state assembly. Speaking to media, CM Amarinder Singh said, "Punjab's voice has reached the Governor, he will pass it on to the President. I don't care about President's Rule. You want to sack my government? Sack my government, I don't give a damn." "I am doing this for farmers of the state and the country," he added.
On Oct 18, Kisan Sangharsh Committee staged protest in Amritsar against the farm laws. 'Rail Roko' protest led by Committee against contentious laws has also been extended. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to new farm bills on Sep 27.
Punjab's famous 'Langoor Mela' began at Bada Hanuman Mandir in Amritsar on October 17. Larger number of devotees gathered to offer their prayers at the temple. The temple is famous to fulfil the wish of the parents who want children. After fulfilling the wish, the male child brought here in a dress like langoor. "Those who don't have a child, they pray to Lord Hanuman. When their wish is fulfilled, male child is dressed up like a langoor and brought here," priest Bhagwan Sahay told ANI. However, social distancing norms were violated at the temple.
It is festival season in India but unlike previous years, the festive fervor this time around is mixed with equal levels of caution. Ramlila characters Ram, Laxman & Ravana joined hands in Chandigarh to spread awareness about the Covid pandemic in a while cycling around the Sukhna lake. They were seen interacting with people and urging them to adhere to Covid preventive measures during the Ramlila sessions. Watch the full video for all the details.
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On the 97th birth anniversary of Balbir Singh Senior, an artist made his portrait with hockey and ball at Sector-42 hockey stadium. Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior was an Olympic gold medallist, who died on at the age of 95 after prolonged illness on May 25 this year.
A major fire broke out at Dadu Majra garbage dumping site in Chandigarh on October 6. "The smoke was so pervasive it permeated masks. The effects of fire still persist in the area. The stench of smoke is still in locals' homes," said Dyal Krishan, chairman, Dadu Majra Dumping Site Joint Action Committee.
Amid a massive row over the farm bills that were passed, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the bills will benefit farmers. He said that laws had to be changed to achieve their vision for India’s farmers. Tomar said that these bills give farmers the independence to sell their produce anywhere in the country and free them from the restrictions of the APMCs. Calling the bill revolutionary, Tomar said that these bills will bring a very positive change in the life of farmers. He added that farmers will now have the freedom to set their price and sell their produce and added that they will not have to face the trouble of making multiple visits to the APMCs. Tomar added that farmers will also save the tax that they have to pay APMCs. The Union Minister reiterated that the system of Minimum Support Price will remain and also allayed fears about making APMCs extinct and farmers have the freedom to choose how they want to sell their produce. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Haryana police have registered cases against Bhartiya Kissan Union (BKU) leaders and farmers for blocking the national highway, damaging public property, attempt to murder, pelting stones at the police and rioting in a rally. On September 11, Kurukshetra farmers took out a protest rally over introduction of three ordinances, the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020, which they claim are 'anti-farmers' in agriculture sector. Bharatiya Kisan Union state chief Gurnam Singh said, "Government is trying to suppress the movement. The ordinances will create a system under which mandis will collapse and MSP (Minimum Support Price) scheme will be repealed," said BKU's state chief, Gurnam Singh.
Farmers 'Rail Roko' protests have impacted several industries in Punjab. Lots of shipping containers are stuck at dry port in Ludhiana. They are facing huge loss due 'Rail Roko' agitation by farmers...