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Nagaland: Plan To Form All-Party Government To Facilitate Naga Talks with India

In a major development major political parties in Nagaland have agreed to come together to form an all-party government in the state as an attempt to find a political solution for decades old Naga conflict.

Govt. Violating Fundamental Rights By Installing Mobile & Internet Jammers: Says HC Lawyers

In a series of ongoing daily peaceful protest advocates of Punjab and Haryana High Court under the banner of Lawyers in Solidarity with Farmers (LSF) showed solidarity with the farmers against the three Farm Laws passed by Parliament.

Editors Guild of India Issues Advisory Against Biased & Baseless Media Reporting of Farmers Protests

In an advisory released on December 4m the Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed concerns about the news coverage of the farmers' protests in the India’s capital, wherein certain sections of the media have been labelling them as “Khalistanis”, “ anti-nationals”, and other such terms to “delegitimise the protests without any evidence or proof”.

Canada’s National Farmers Union Stands in Solidarity with Farmers Protesting New Agricultural Laws in India

The National Farmers Union of Canada has expressed solidarity with farmers in India, who continue to protest new agricultural laws formally passed in September.

36 British MPs Support Farmers’ Protest; Want UK to Raise Issue with India

A group of 36 cross-party Parliamentarians have written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and asked him to make representations to his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, regarding the impact on British Punjabis affected by the demonstrations by farmers against new agricultural legislation in India.

Farmers’ Agitation: UN Chief’s Spokesperson Says People Have Right to Peaceful Protest

While Indian government is terming the farmers protests and use of force against peacefully demonstrating protesters as its "internal matter", the spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres and a group of 36 cross-party UK parliamentarians have also come out in support of the agitating Indian farmers, saying that people have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so.

How Present Farmers’ Struggle is Different From Previous Agitations? & Why We Need For Punjab Centric Agrarian Model?

A discussion was organized at Teachers Home, Bathinda on 19 November 2020. The top of this discussion was "Punjab Centric Agrarian Model". Speaking during this event farmers' leader S. Megh Raj Singh Bhai Mandhir Singh explained that how present farmers' struggle was different from previous farmers' agitations and why there was a need for Punjab centric agrarian model.

Need & Possibilities of Punjab Centric Agrarian Model & Role of Social Structure: Bhai Mandhir Singh

Under "Waris Punjab De" campaign by Shambhu Morcha, a discussion was organised at Teachers Home, Bathinda on 19 November 2020. The top of this discussion was "Punjab Centric Agrarian Model".

Changing International Geo-politics & Its Effects On Liberation Movements In South Asia

The current decade has seen one of the most drastic changes in the arena of politics, global trade (Capitalism) and international affairs. We have witnessed unprecedented rise in right wing politics across Europe, Latin America, North America and in the Indian Subcontinent. These political changes are followed with multiple business and trade alliances be it Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by China, or Trans-Pacific Free Trade agreement led by USA (though the US under Trump pulled itself out but new Biden administration is expected to rejoin this).

Bihar Election Results: BJP Led NDA Noses Ahead in See-Saw Contest

The counting of votes for Bihar assembly elections started early morning today and are expected to continue till late night. Bihar witnessed a close contest between BJP and JD (U)'s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) led Mahagathbandhan.

Delhi Pushing Punjab to the Wall: Dal Khalsa

Participating in the farmers’ stir against contentious farm laws on November 5, the Dal Khalsa warned the Narendra Modi Government for pushing Punjab to the wall.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim “Secretly” Granted Parole by Haryana BJP Govt.

BJP led government in Haryana reportedly granted Gurmeet Ram Rahim a day’s parole on October 24. Gurmeet Ram Rahim is head of Dera Sauda Sirsa and is undergoing jail after he was convicted by a special CBI court for murder and rape.

Open Wagha Border for Free Trade and Lift Restrictions on People’s Movement : Dal Khalsa

To commemorate 55th Punjab day, the Dal Khalsa today held a rally to highlight contentious issues related to denial of rights and Punjab’s destiny beside farmer’s distress.

Nagas Will Never Join Indian Union, Nor Accept India’s Constitution: NSCN (I-M) Chief Muivah

An online news portal 'The Wire' has published a piece penned by renowned journalist Karan Thapar which is said to be based on interview of Naga freedom movement leader and NSCN (I-M) chief  Thuingaleng Muivah.

Farmers, Experts Rue That India Blocks Punjab’s Potential of International Trade of Agricultural Products

As farmers’ dharna on the Amritsar-Delhi railway tacks completed 14 days on Wednesday, many protesters recalled how they had sat at the same track for seven weeks in 2016 to push state government to pursue better marketing of Punjab Basmati in Iran and other middle eastern countries. They also rued that due to diplomatic reasons, Punjab was not able to fully realise the potential of trading its agri-products through the Wagah border.

Farmers’ Struggle on Agriculture Bills & Laws in Punjab: Challenges & Possibilities (Bhai Ajmer Singh)

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting against three agriculture ordinances promulgated by Narendra Modi led Union Government in India. Protests have intensified after the Union Government proceeded forward with its plan to convert these ordinances into permanent laws.

Delhi Takhat & Struggling People of Subcontinent: Speech During Event on Federalism & State Autonomy

Sikh Siyasat editor Parmjeet Singh presented discussed the defining characteristics of the Delhi Takht and prevalent visions amongst the resistance movements, while stressing that at this juncture the struggling peoples of the Indian Region need to unite for dismantling the current structure of Delhi Takhat.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s Resignation: Face-Saving by Badals

Caught in a complex situation Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has attempted to save its face on agriculture ordinances issue by tendering resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Cabinet. SAD (B), a political ally of BJP, was given cabinet berth in BJP led Union government.

Sikh Body Wants Indian Government to Reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has demanded that the government of India should reopen Kartarpur Sahib corridor for yatris. The corridor which connects Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of East Punjab was opened in November last year to allow Sikhs from eastren side to visit the sacred place of Kartarpur Sahib, once inhabited by Guru Nanak Ji.

China-India Accuse Each Other of Border Violations; Tensions Rise, Talks On

Tensions between China and India again have flared up again, with both Asian powers accusing each other of trying to seize territory across their disputed Himalayan border which is called 'Line of Actual Control (LAC)'.

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