Tuesday, Oct 20 2020 | Time 09:06 Hrs(IST)
  • 16 doctors killed in Nigeria's COVID-19 fight: official
  • Over 1 million COVID-19 cases confirmed in Argentina-Health Ministry
  • 5 0-magnitude quake hits 117 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska -- USGS
  • Trump campaign calls for final presidential debate to focus on foreign policy
  • Armenia's Defence Ministry says five Azerbaijani drones downed in Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Swiss armed forces chief tests positive for coronavirus- Government
  • Bhujbal inspects rain-hit paddy crop in Nashik
  • CBI investigating mega bank fraud in HP
  • Punjab Food Min seizes 69 trucks over bogus milling
  • ADB, India sign USD177 mn loan for road improvement in Maha
  • M'rashtra records near about 6,000 new Covid-19 cases
States » North

SAD pulls out of BJP-led NDA alliance

SAD pulls out of BJP-led NDA alliance

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (UNI) Anguished over the passing of Farm Bills in Parliament, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday pulled out itself from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
The Akali Dal, one of BJP's oldest ally, had been protesting over the three contentious Farm Bills, which were passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, amid ruckus.
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, in a party statement here, said that the decision to quit the NDA was taken 'because of the Centre's stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers' crops on MSP and it's continued insensitivity to Punjabi and Sikh issues, like excluding Punjabi as official language in Jammu and Kashmir'.
'No alliance or ministry is more important than the 'annadaata'. We are with the kisan and khet mazdoor from Day 1. This is why, we opposed the three Farm Bills and withdrew from the NDA government. We will now agitate to get the Bills revoked and strive to make MSP a statutory right of farmers,' SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal had said on Friday.
Earlier on September 17, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet, registering her protest against the government. She said she was 'proud to stand with farmers as their daughter & sister'.
Parliament, in it's recently-concluded Monsoon Session, had passed three Bills, which were not taken in good taste by the farmers across the country, especially from Punjab and Haryana.

More News

Punjab Food Min seizes 69 trucks over bogus milling

20 Oct 2020 | 12:39 AM

Chandigarh, Oct 19 (UNI) Issuing a strict warning to anyone indulging in bogus milling in the state, Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday directed the officials to initiate stringent action against the offenders, even as 69 trucks of outside paddy were seized by the department.

see more..

Jalandhar: 400 youth clubs to join hands in battle against stubble burning

20 Oct 2020 | 12:29 AM

Jalandhar, Oct. 19 (UNI) The youth clubs of the district have joined the battle against the stubble burning and its members are reaching out to the farmers, to pursue them to manage the stubble under the In-Situ programme of the Agriculture department.

see more..
Chhattisgarh reports 2376 fresh Coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Chhattisgarh reports 2376 fresh Coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

19 Oct 2020 | 11:58 PM

Raipur, Oct 19 (UNI) As many as 2376 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Chhattisgarh during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 162772 on Monday.

see more..
Punjab: Farmers to decide on review Rail Roko agitation

Punjab: Farmers to decide on review Rail Roko agitation

19 Oct 2020 | 11:56 PM

Moga, Oct 19 (UNI) The 30 farmers' organisations will meet in Chandigarh on Tuesday, to take the next line of Rail Roko agitation, after reviewing the situation.

see more..

MP CM expresses grief

19 Oct 2020 | 11:22 PM

Bhopal, Oct 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolences on Monday over the death of historian RL Shukla – the sire of Principal Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs) Pankaj Rag.
“I pray for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the grieving household for bearing the loss,” the senior politician averred in a message.

see more..