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Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts

Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts

  • Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its personnel in India, after the company's refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove accounts connected to the escalating farmers protests.
  • Last week, the Indian government threatened Twitter employees in India with fines and up to seven years’ jail time if the company did not comply with their demands for the removal of certain accounts alleged to be spreading “misinformation”.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 04:19pm
Rihanna speaks up for farmers' protest in India
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Rihanna speaks up for farmers' protest in India

  • Sharing a news report by CNN on India’s farmers’ protest, the renowned singer asked, “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”
  • The report by the US publication was about the government’s decision to cut internet services to protesting farmers.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 08:53pm
Twitter blocks dozens of accounts on India's demand amid farm protests: sources
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Twitter blocks dozens of accounts on India's demand amid farm protests: sources

  • The move by the social media giant came in the wake of protests by Indian farmers that took a violent turn last week, resulting in the killing of one demonstrator and injuries to hundreds of people, including police officers.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government denies this, saying the reforms open up new opportunities for farmers to sell their produce directly to private buyers.
Published 01 Feb, 2021 06:56pm
Israel to apologize to UAE for official blaming virus surge on Dubai travel
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Israel to apologize to UAE for official blaming virus surge on Dubai travel

  • The United Arab Emirates has expressed its frustration with Israel, after a senior health official blamed a sharp rise in coronavirus cases on Israelis returning from vacations in Dubai.
  • Tens of thousands of Israelis have travelled to the United Arab Emirates since Israel normalised ties with the Gulf state in September.
Updated 01 Feb, 2021 03:35pm
Delhi clashes as farmers tractor protest overshadows military parade
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Delhi clashes as farmers tractor protest overshadows military parade

  • Some protesters reached a major intersection three kilometres (1.8 miles) from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government leaders watched tanks and troops parade past and fighter jets fly overhead.
  • Tens of thousands of farmers have camped on the outskirts of the capital since November, protesting against new laws which deregulate produce markets.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 01:39pm
India's ruling party says 'no question' of repealing India farm laws
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India's ruling party says 'no question' of repealing India farm laws

  • Tens of thousands of protesters have camped out on the outskirts of New Delhi and blocked national highways for over three weeks to protest against India’s biggest farm reforms in decades.
  • “There’s no question of repealing from the government’s side. We have ample support from many farmers’ organisations,” says Gopal Krishna Agarwal.
Updated 24 Dec, 2020 04:00pm
Sikh diaspora drums up global support for farmers' protest in India
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Sikh diaspora drums up global support for farmers' protest in India

  • Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against deregulation of agriculture markets are drawing strength from Sikhs around the world who are urging foreign governments to intercede with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Sikhs living overseas, most of whom have families at home tied to the farms, have picked up the thread in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, demonstrating outside Indian embassies to draw attention.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 03:30pm
At least 22 Indian farmers have died in protests against 'farm laws'
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At least 22 Indian farmers have died in protests against 'farm laws'

  • Kisan Morcha says most of the death occurred due to cold wave conditions as protesting farmers have been exposed to the extreme weather condition at Tikri and Singhu borders.
  • Farmers have been protesting against the ‘farm sector reform’ initiated by Narendra Modi-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 04:40pm
Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms
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Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

  • Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods.
  • Small growers fear the changes, part of Modi’s liberalising reforms, will mean the end of price support for staples such as wheat and rice and leave them at the mercy of big business.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 05:59pm
India farmers intensify protests as deadlock over new laws continue
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India farmers intensify protests as deadlock over new laws continue

  • Angry farmers staged demonstrations near New Delhi after rejecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurances that the laws would double farmers’ income.
  • Six rounds of talks between government officials and farmer union leaders have failed to resolve the challenge faced by Modi’s government.
Published 13 Dec, 2020 12:42pm
Modi says government committed to farmers' welfare
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Modi says government committed to farmers' welfare

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers continued protests against three new laws to overhaul procurement and sale of produce.
  • Last weekend, thousands of members of the Indian diaspora held rallies in London against the new laws while over 15 Indian opposition parties supported the protest.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 02:53pm
Rising tension: India skips Canada-led COVID-19 meeting over Trudeau's remarks
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Rising tension: India skips Canada-led COVID-19 meeting over Trudeau's remarks

  • The virtual meeting, which was convened by the Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne on December 7, was held to formulate a common strategy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Modi-led Indian government is upset with Trudeau’s comments over farmers' protest and has decided to show its displeasure by refusing to attend the meeting
Published 08 Dec, 2020 11:18am