Amid 'Delhi Chalo' protest by farmers of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, a meeting has been held at the residence of national president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Jagat Prakash Nadda. Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal arrived at Nadda's residence to for the meeting to come with a solution to end the massive protest. Farmers are protesting at Delhi borders against the Centre's three farm laws. They rejected conditional talks with the government but are ready for unconditional talks. Earlier in the day, farmers alleged that the Centre has invited only 32 groups of farmers for talks but there are over 500 groups. They demanded to call all the farmer groups.
Farmers protesting laws enacted recently to liberalise farm sector intensified agitation. Union govt invited farmers' representatives for the next round of discussions on Tuesday. The next round of talks was originally scheduled for December 3. Decision to prepone talks came after Home Minister Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's meeting. Shah and Tomar met twice in a span of 24 hours on Monday to discuss the course of action. The discussions will be held at the capital's Vigyan Bhawan at 3 pm. Agriculture ministry has reportedly prepared fresh presentations, videos on farm reforms. Govt is expected to have a few economists from the Niti Aayog to join the discussions. Thousands of farmers have been marching from various states toward the national capital. Monday was the fifth day of protest against farm laws approved by Parliament in September.
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On December 01, farmers continued their protest against Centre's new agriculture laws at Delhi-UP border. They used a tractor to remove barricading done at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad border. Heavy police force is deployed at the border. Farmers are agitating ever since passing of new farm laws by central government.
Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 56th Raising Day on December 01. The event was organised at Chhawla Camp in Delhi. BSF DG Rakesh Asthana attended the event. The Border Security Force was constituted on December 01, 1965 and is one of the paramilitary forces of India.
The wreath laying ceremony of Assistant Commandant Nitin Bhalerao, of CoBRA 206 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) took place in Raipur on November 29. He lost his life in an IED attack by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on November 28. 10 other personnel also suffered injuries in the ambush.
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast by Naxals in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on November 28 (Saturday), succumbed to his injuries on November 29. Assistant Commandant Nitin Bhalerao, Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) 206 battalion of CRPF, suffered injuries in the blast near the Tadmetla area in Sukma. 10 other personnel also suffered injuries in the ambush. They were air lifted to Raipur for medical treatment and around two are being treated at CRPF Hospital in Chintalnar. Further details are awaited.
AIMIM Leader Asaduddin Owaisi has lashed out at the BJP over am party leader’s remark on conducting ‘surgical strikes’ in Old Hyderabad to weed out Rohingyas and nationals from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Owaisi challenged the BJP and said that they have 24 hours to name Pakistanis residing in the area. ‘The BJP leader said they will conduct surgical strikes and flush out Pakistanis and Rohingyas. I want to ask BJP on whom you would conduct surgical strikes? These people living in the old city are Indian citizens. I give you 24 hours to tell how many Pakistanis live here?’ Owaisi said. The AIMIM leader also mocked PM Modi and questioned why no ‘surgical strike’ was conducted on the Chinese forces who have taken over Indian territory in Ladakh. Owaisi said that PM Modi does not even name China even though the People’s Liberation Army has transgressed into Indian territory. The war of words comes ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal polls. Earlier, BJP leader Tejasvi Surya had said that Owaisi speaks the language of rabid Islam and likened him to Jinnah. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat said the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh remained tense and that India's posturing has been "unambiguous". "The situation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh remains tense and the People's Liberation Army is facing unanticipated consequences for its misadventure in Ladakh because of firm and strong responses by Indian forces," Gen Rawat said. Talking about the overall security calculus, Gen Rawat said border confrontations, transgressions and unprovoked tactical military actions spiralling into a larger conflict cannot be discounted. The Chief of Defence Staff also touched on the issue of cross border terrorism from Pakistan and the way it has been dealt with by the Indian armed forces. Watch the video for more details.
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