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Bhavey Nagpal is a staff correspondent based at Karnal. He reports on crime, politics, health, railways, highways, and civic affairs for northern Haryana districts.

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Haryana Police slap NSA, rioting & murder bid cases on farmers

Stating that the protesters have caused damage to government and private properties, the Ambala Police slapped the NSA on farmer leaders and started the process to seize their properties and bank accounts. A police spokesperson said the protesters have been pelting stones at the forces and trying to break barricades even since the agitation began on February 13

Demonstrators run for cover as police fire tear gas to prevent them from marching towards New Delhi during a protest by farmers near the Haryana-Punjab state border in Rajpura, Punjab, on Wednesday. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Karnal/rohtak

No invite yet to join farmers’ protest: Charuni

Haryana farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said he has not received any invitation from the organisations to join the protests, but his union has organised three protests at their own level.

A day after the death of a young farmer at the Datta Singhwala-Khanauri border, various unions in the region are mobilising support to push for legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) of crops among other demands. Haryana farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said he has not received any invitation from the organisations to join the protests, but his union has organised three protests at their own level. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 07:08 AM IST
By, Karnal

BKU Charuni to block Haryana roads for two hours today

The union will block major roads in every district of Haryana for two hours from 12 pm to 2 pm to protest against the death of the young farmer

Police and farmers clash at the Shambhu border of Punjab and Haryana. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 10:02 AM IST
By, Karnal

Will join protest by Feb 21 if govt does not include oilseeds in MSP: Charuni

Charuni while addressing the media in Kurukshetra also remarked that it seems that Haryana was ignored in the presence of the majority of Punjab farm leaders

Charuni while addressing the media in Kurukshetra on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Karnal

Farmers’ protest: Will intensify stir if demands not met, say khaps

The ongoing agitation of farmers under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) (non-political) has started gaining momentum in the state with khaps and farmer unions holding meetings to chalk out a strategy if the government does not agree to their demands.

Farmers at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest, near Patiala district, on Sunday. Farmers and khap leaders in Jind’s Gogrian village held a meeting and announced to start a march towards Delhi’s Singhu and Tikri borders. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:48 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, , Rohtak/karnal:

Farmers’ protest: Internet shutdown hits education, healthcare, businesses in Haryana

In view of the ongoing farmers’ protest on Punjab borders, the Haryana government extended the ban on mobile internet and bulk SMS services in seven districts by two more days till Monday.

Farmers listen to a leader at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest, near Patiala district, on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, Karnal

Cops attacked: Unidentified farmers booked for ‘assault’

Haryana Police release video clips of farmers showing them pelting stones and purportedly attempting to provoke security personnel at Shambhu border

Protesters run for cover after cops fired tear-gas shells at Shambhu border on Friday. (Ravi Kumar/Ht)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:22 AM IST
ByBhavey Nagpal/ Karam Prakash, Karnal/patiala

Will join stir if protesting unions’ invite: Charuni

He was in Karnal to support his union members who had opened Bastara toll plaza on NH-44 for toll-free movement of vehicles for three hours – 12 to 3 pm as per the state-wide call

Union members opened Bastara toll plaza on NH-44 for toll-free movement of vehicles for three hours – 12 to 3 pm as per the state-wide call. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Karnal

Farmers’ stir: Uneasy calm prevails at Shambhu, Khanauri

At the Shambhu border, elderly farmers were seen forming a human chain to prevent youngsters from marching ahead. Besides this, volunteers were deployed, and time-to-time announcements were being made, to stop the youngsters from breaching the human chain.

Security personnel stand guard at the Shambu border of Punjab and Haryana near Ambala on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 09:32 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, , Rohtak/ Shambhu/karnal

Amid clashes farmers stay put at Punjab-Haryana borders at Shambhu, Khanauri

The intensity of the clashes was severe on Wednesday too with Haryana police repairing and re-erecting several jersey barriers that were removed by the protestors on Tuesday

Haryana Police fires tear gas shells at Shambu Border on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar

Haryana and Punjab border remains battleground; farmers, police clash

The Punjab-Haryana border remained a battleground on Wednesday as a fresh standoff began between farmers and Haryana Police.

A protester runs from tear gas, as farmers march towards New Delhi, at Shambhu, a border crossing between Punjab and Haryana states, India, February 14, 2024. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis (Reuters)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Shambhu/karnal/rohtak

Centre, farmers hold talks as more unions plan to join stir

Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Nityanand Rai, and Munda to lead talks Thursday with farm leaders Jagjit Singh Dallewal and Sarwan Singh Pandher.

Farmers clash with police at Shambhu border. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 04:49 AM IST
By, , Sunil Rahar, , Karnal/rohtak/new Delhi

Pitched battles at Shambhu, Khanauri borders between Punjab and Haryana

Cops lob tear gas shells, fire rubber bullets, use batons, water cannons as farmers try to break barricades

Protesting farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march on the Haryana-Punjab Shambhu border near Ambala on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 09:58 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Shambhu/karnal/rohtak

Day of drama as farmers meet resistance at Haryana border

Farmers' Protest: At least 110 farmers from Punjab were injured in a face-off with Haryana police stationed at Shambhu border and Khanauri border.

Police fire tear gas shells at Shambhu area on the Punjab-Haryana border to disperse the farmers. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 04:52 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Chandigarh/karnal/rohtak

Farmers, police clash at Hry border

Union agriculture minister Arjun Munda said the Centre would not rush to frame a law on minimum support prices (MSP), one of the farmers’ key demands

Police use tear gas to disperse farmers gathered at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, in Patiala district, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 06:30 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, , Chandigarh/rohtak/new Delhi

How drones came in handy for Haryana cops

The latest tech, used twice by the authorities during mock drills in the past few days, shocked many on-and-off the ground, when these were used to disperse groups of stone-pelting protesters during the face-off.

A drone being used for surveillance and dropping tear gas shells at Singhu border in view of farmers' protest march, in New Delhi, Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 05:10 AM IST
By, Karnal

Delhi Chalo march: Haryana farmers stay away from protest

Leaders of Haryana BKU (Shaheed Bhagat Singh) and Bharatiya Kisan Naujawan Union have been camping in Punjab to evade arrests, and their followers are in hiding. Their strategy, it seems, is to steer Haryana farmers after they are able to breach the inter-state barriers and force an entry into Haryana accompanied by Punjab farmers.

Police and rapid action force (RAF) personnel block a highway to prevent farmers from marching towards New Delhi during a protest demanding minimum crop prices, at Shambhu Haryana-Punjab border near Ambala. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 05:00 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, , Chandigarh/rohtak/karnal

States turn fortresses ahead of farmers’ march to Delhi

Thousands of paramilitary and police personnel in riot gear behind multiple layers of metal barriers guarded the state borders to halt the ‘Dilli Chalo’ march.

Traffic at Derabassi – Ambala Highway due to diversions ahead of the farmers’ march on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 05:57 AM IST
ByBhavey Nagpal/Sunil Rahar/Shruti Tomar, Chandigarh/karnal/bhopal

Forces deployed, highways shut, flag marches done in Haryana

Discussions between a central panel of Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Arjun Munda and protesting farmers ended in a deadlock late on Monday night

Haryana Police personnel set up barricades at Jhamari in Ambala, on the border with Punjab, on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar

Delhi braces for stir after late push to resolve farmers' protest crisis

Security forces have fortified the borders of Delhi with metal barricades, shipping containers, and more as farmers plan to march into the city.

Barricades installed at Tikri border on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna /HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 07:25 AM IST

Forces deployed, highways shut, flag marches in Haryana ahead of ‘Dilli Chalo’

Top officials posted at the chief minister’s office (CMO), police, and home department held back-to-back meetings in Chandigarh on Monday to fine tune the police response while handling any untoward situation.

Delhi Police and security forces officials at Singhu border in New Delhi on Monday. (Raj K Raj/ H)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 01:50 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Chandigarh/karnal/rohtak

Farmers protest: Section 144 imposed in Delhi; Punjab-Haryana border sealed

Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora’s order imposing Section 144 of CrPC in the city said that it shall remain in force for 30 days unless withdrawn earlier

Police personnel deployed near Singhu border in view of farmers’ ’Delhi Chalo March’. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 02:22 PM IST

Farmers’ march: Delhi-Chandigarh highway sealed at Ambala

Haryana Police have diverted traffic at Karnal and Kurukshetra, but due to movement of commercial vehicles and buses, alternative routes are choked, too

A barricaded road as security was tightened at the Ambala-Kaithal bypass ahead of the farmers’ march to Delhi on February 13. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Clampdown in Haryana ahead of farmers’ protest on Feb 13

Large containers, cemented and iron barricades and water cannons were placed by Delhi Police at Singhu border

Haryana Police have installed Jersey barriers in Fatehabad district of Haryana on the Punjab border to stop the movement of farmers. (HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 05:18 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, , Rohtak/karnal

‘Delhi Chalo’ march: Highways sealed, net suspended, paramilitary forces keep vigil in Haryana

Ambala deputy commissioner Shaleen said Ambala-Chandigarh NH-152, Ambala-Hisar NH-65, Ambala-Kala Amb NH-344 and other link roads with Patiala are being closed.

Barricading being done by the police and local administration after security tightened ahead of the farmers' march to Delhi, which is scheduled to be held on February 13, in Ambala on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, Karnal

Shambhu border closed for Delhi-bound traffic ahead of farmers’ march

Ambala administration in coordination with the NHAI and PWD (B&R) put in place jersey barriers near the Ghaggar flyover on NH-44 (Panipat-Jalandhar) to thwart attempts by farmers to enter Delhi

DGP Shatrujeet Kapur and other police official at the Shambhu border. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 02:37 PM IST
By, Karnal

Meet the men behind ‘Delhi Chalo’ march plan

Abhimanyu Kohar is holding meetings in central and Bagri belts of Haryana while Amarjeet Singh Mohri is mobilising people in Ambala, Yamunanangar and Kurukshetra district

Abhimanyu Kohar and Amarjeet Singh Mohri. (HT)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 09:20 AM IST
BySunil Rahar/Bhavey Nagpal, Rohtak/karnal

Ahead of Feb 13 march, DC writes to village heads to identify protestors

The DC added that the traffic movement on Ghaggar flyover at Shambhu border (Ambala-Patiala) at NH-44 (Delhi-Amritsar) will be closed on Saturday in phases to gradually shift the traffic on Ambala-Chandigarh expressway

Police training underway ahead of farmers’ march to Delhi, in Ambala on Friday (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Karnal

Saline soil could double by 2050, affect crop production: CSSRI

According to the institute, India has 6.73 mha salt-affected areas. Of this, 2.95 mha is saline distributed over 16 states

Due to inefficient drainage systems, associated water-logging conditions, increasing use of unsustainable management practices and incessantly expensing area under poor-quality groundwater irrigation, the situation may worsen in the near future as the projected area might increase to the extent of 16.2 mha by 2050. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Karnal

Farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ march: Haryana on alert, deploys 50 companies of central forces

Ahead of farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation on February 13, the Union home ministry has deployed at least 50 companies of central paramilitary forces in Haryana to deal with any law and order situation.

Farmers from Noida and Greater Noida head towards Delhi on Thursday. The Union home ministry has deployed at least 50 companies of central paramilitary forces in Haryana to deal with any law and order situation ahead of farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation on February 13. (Sunil Ghosh / HT)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Karnal
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