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NCP backs Rahul Gandhi, raises question on Land Acquisition Bill

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Ludhiana, Apr 29: Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday appreciated Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s gesture to meet the farmers in Punjab, saying it is necessary to know the ground reality rather than speaking in the air and trying to just push through the Land Acquisition Bill.“It must be appreciated because any important leader visiting the areas where the ...

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‘Farmers Who Commit Suicide Are Cowards, Criminals': Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar’s Shocker

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Chandigarh : At a time when farmer suicides have caught national attention, a minister in Haryana has said that farmers who commit suicide are “cowards” and implied that they don’t deserve the government’s support.”Suicide is a crime. According to Indian law, suicide is a crime. A person who commits suicide runs away from his responsibilities. Such people are cowards and ...

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Bains brothers get bail after HC interventio

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LUDHIANA: The court of District Session Judge Ludhiana Justice Gurnam Singh today granted bail to Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains, both MLAs arrested by police on April 17 for launching Satyagrah against sand mafia. Punjab and Haryana High Court had yesterday directed the Ludhiana court to accept bail bonds of Bains brothers.Karamjeet Singh Bains a brotherr of MLAs ...

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RAHUL TO TRAVEL TO GRAIN BOWL OF PUNJAB

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Khanna April 28: Rahul Gandhi is visiting Khanna and Gobindgarh in Punjab on Tuesday and will take stock of the situation in the state’s grain markets where farmers are finding it difficult to sell their produce after the recent unseasonal rains. The visit comes at a time when farmers in the region have accused the government of tardy wheat procurement. ...

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Rail traffic remains affected in Punjab

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CHANDIGARH: Rail traffic in Punjab remained disrupted for the second consecutive day today as members of factions of Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) continued their protest at Mansa, Barnala and Amritsar by squatting on tracks protesting “tardy” wheat procurement and value cut imposed by the Centre.

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