Delhi’s Haryana border at Singhu on Friday saw a pitched battle between the agitating farmers the locals who wanted to get the over two-month-old road blockage cleared. The violence saw several people being injured, including a Delhi Police SHO who was attacked by a man—allegedly from the protesting farmers’ side—with a sword, reported news agencies.
At least 44 people, including the one who attacked the Delhi Police SHO, have been arrested in connection with violence at Singhu border on Friday, Delhi Police said.
Group of men, who claimed to be from nearby villages and wanted to get the over two-month-old road blockage cleared came to blows with the farmers after heated arguments and then locals damaged tents, leading to stone pelting from both sides.
Soon some people were also seen armed with swords and lathis, and as police came to the rescue, several were injured.
As police resorted to mild lathi-charge to bring the situation under control, Alipur Police station SHO Pradeep Kumar was injured in the violence allegedly with a sword.
The situation came under control at around 2.30 pm as several people were detained.
Questions are being raised as to how despite heavy police and paramilitary presence a handful of men came near the protest site after which situation became volatile. This happens even as security was raised at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders three days after violent clashes during Kisan Gantantra parade on 26 January in Delhi.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana have been protesting at the Singhu border since 26 November last year demanding the repealing of three farm laws. Things came to an anti-climax for the farmers after their Republic Day vandalism during the tractor rally.
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Gujarat budget: Rs 32,719 cr allocated to education, Rs 11,323 cr to health
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], March 3 (ANI): In Gujarat’s largest budget so far of Rs 2.27 lakh crore, Rs 32,719 crore has been allocated for education and Rs 11,323 crore to the health and family welfare department.
Finance Minister Nitinbhai Patel allotted Rs 13,493 to urban development, Rs 5,494 crore for water resources, Rs 3,974 crore for water supply, Rs 7,232 crore for the Krishi Khedut Kalyan Yojana, Rs 4,353 for social justice and empowerment, and Rs 1,502 crore for labour welfare and employment.
A provision of Rs 1,224 crore has been proposed for food and civil supplies, Rs 1,814 crore for forest, environment, Rs 563 crore for Science and Technology, Rs 1,032 crore for the destitute and old age pension and the revenue department has been provided Rs 4,548 crore.
Rs 1,500 crore for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, Rs 50 crore to buy new police vehicles, Rs 100 crore for crop credit in Co-operative Department, Rs 11,185 crore for Roads and Buildings Department, Rs 1,478 crore for Ports and Transport Department, Rs 13,034 crore for energy and petrochemical sector and Rs 910 crore for Climate Change Department have been allocated in the budget.
The Industry and Mines Department, Forest and Environment Department, and Home department have been allocated Rs 6,599 crore, Rs 1,814 crore, and Rs 7,960 crore respectively. (ANI)
Haryana govt only ‘pretending’ to give 75 pc reservation to locals in private jobs: Congress
Chandigarh [India], March 3 (ANI): Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President Kumari Selja on Wednesday said the BJP-JJP government of Haryana is only “pretending” to give 75 per cent reservation to local youth in new jobs in the private sector in order to hide its failures.
She said that the ground reality is that there are no jobs in the private sector in the state.
“On the other hand, government recruitment are being halted and cancelled by this government under a conspiracy. Today, the youth of Haryana is frustrated and disappointed with the policies of this government. Due to the inefficiency of this government, the youth of the state is finding its future bleak,” Selja said in a statement.
Selja said that due to the failures of this government, many businesses in the state have been ruined and unemployment is increasing continuously.
“According to CMIE data, the unemployment rate of Haryana is highest in the entire country. There are no new jobs in the private sector, so how will the youth get employment. Today, the situation has become such that the jobs of those working for years are being snatched. 75 per cent reservation in private sector jobs is being pretended by the government,” she added.
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya has approved a bill that would provide 75 per cent reservation in the private sector jobs for the people of the state, said Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday.
The Haryana State Employment Of Local Candidates Bill, 2020, which was passed by the state assembly last year, will provide a quota for local people in private sector jobs that offer a monthly salary of less than Rs 50,000. (ANI)
Kerala court grants bail to 3 CPM leaders in 2009 case of protest against Air India
Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], March 3 (ANI): Three Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leaders were on Wednesday granted bail by a court in Kozhikode in connection with a protest march to Air India office in 2009 against the cancellation of flights and increase in airfares.
The bail was granted on the bond of two persons and on the condition that they will appear before the court for trial without interruption.
Kerala Chief Minister’s son-in-law P A Muhammad Riyas, T.V. Rajesh and K.K. Dinesh were remanded for 14 days by the Kozhikode court on Tuesday in connection with the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) protest march to the Air India office in Kozhikode in 2009.
The leaders had earlier obtained bail in the case and after the expiry of the bail period, they approached the court again.
Notably, at the time of protest, Rajesh was the state secretary of the DYFI and Riyas was the organisation’s state joint secretary at the time. Rajesh had organised the protest in March 2009. (ANI)
Man killed friend over dispute in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 3 (ANI): A person was killed while one suffered critical injuries after a man attacked two of his friends over a dispute in the Dahisar area of Mumbai, police said on Wednesday.
“There was a dispute among three friends over food on March 1, in an under-construction building, where they were working. Later, the dispute escalated and a friend attacked his two friends while they were sleeping,” the police said.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Kalia.
A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 302 (murder) of the IPC was registered against the accused, Vinod, at Dahisar police station. (ANI)
Himachal Pradesh: Suspended Congress MLAs continue protest outside state Assembly
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], March 3 (ANI): Five suspended Congress MLAs stage a protest on Wednesday for the third consecutive day outside Himachal Pradesh Assembly demanding revocation of their suspension.
An FIR was lodged against five MLAs after several opposition leaders on Friday protested outside Himachal Pradesh Governor’s Bandaru Dattatraya office.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Friday morning suspended 5 MLAs – LoP Mukesh Agnihotri, Harshwardhan Chauhan, Satpal Raizada, Sunder Singh Thakur and Vinay Kumar till March 20 after Opposition leaders protested and tried to stop the Governor outside Assembly.
In a bid to remain politically alive, the Congress leaders are desperately trying to find issues against the Himachal Pradesh government, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. (ANI)
Uttarakhand CM gives nod to rename Kotdwar to ‘Kanva Nagri Kotdwar’
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India].March 3 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday gave its nod to change the name of Municipal Corporation Kotdwar of Pauri Garhwal district to Kanva Nagri Kotdwar after Hindu sage Kanva Rishi.
“Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has given the approval to change the name of Municipal Corporation Kotdwar to Kanva Nagri Kotdwar in the name of Kanva Rishi. Now Municipal Corporation Kotdwar will be known as Kanva Nagri Kotdwar,” said the Information Department of the Uttarakhand government. (ANI)
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