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Women farmers from Punjab join protests to revive stir after dip in Singhu donations

At a time when the donations at the protest site have plunged and a few food stalls have also closed, hundreds of women farmers from Punjab arrived at Singhu border

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At a time when the donations at the protest site have plunged and a few food stalls have also closed, hundreds of women farmers from Punjab arrived at Singhu border on Tuesday to revive the protests and help the farmers with langar sewa and collect donations. Ever since the violent clashes between the protesters and the police occurred on Republic Day in the national capital during a tractor rally call by farmers, the protesters at the protest site have witnessed a fall in the donations.

Over a hundred women from Jalandhar joined the protest, saying they were agitated after hearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the upper house of Parliament, and wanted to keep the movement alive.

Malkit Kaur, 45, a wheat farmer from Jalandhar, arrived in a truck with 30 other women late Monday. She said her husband has been camping at Singhu border since two months and wants to go back to take care of his farms. She said she wants to show the PM that the farmers are here to stay and that they won’t return until the laws are repealed. PM can call the protesting farmers with names but they won’t leave. she added. The farmers at the protest site informed that there’s a dip in donations, so the women farmers brought 50 quintal flour. She said her family has donated 2 quintals of flour at each langar and will bring more next week.

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Jasvinder Kaur, 50, a farmer from Jalandhar, said she sent her son and husband back to their village. They will talk to our neighbours and convince them to come at the protest site and donate. She said, the government is not only trying to discredit farmers’ movement but also ignore their issues.

When asked about the donations, Dr Darshan Pal Singh, Samyukta Kisan Morcha spokesperson, said there’s a dip in donations at Singhu. Before Republic Day, more people were coming and donating.

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Farmer leaders said as of now, the organisation is able to collect over Rs 5-6 lakh per day through donations. This goes into food, electricity, medical bills, stage arrangements, tarps, etc.

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VIRAL: Elephant Jeymalyatha brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu, Peta India demands action

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

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Elephant Jeymalyatha

In an animal-cruelty incident, an elephant named Jeymalyatha was brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu. The video of the incident is viral and has triggered massive outrage on social media.

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

PETA India shared the video on Twitter and demanded stringent action against the mahouts. In the video, Jeymalyatha could be seen crying in pain as the mahouts continuously kept thrashing her with sticks. PETA India has sent an urgent appeal to the chief wildlife wardens of Assam and Tamil Nadu and demanded the enforcement of the Wild Life (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972, by filling a preliminary offence report under Section 51 against mahouts involved and under Section 48 against the Srivilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

The organisation also demanded to seize the abused elephant and rehabilitate her at a sanctuary.

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Tickets? UP Police constables beat up TT on Gorakhdham Express in Kanpur | WATCH

The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

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UP Police constables beat up TT in Gorakhdham Express

In a shocking incident, the railway head TT was beaten up by two Uttar Pradesh police constables at Kanpur Central Railway Station. According to the reports, the constables were travelling without a ticket on a train from Gorakhpur to Bhatinda, and when the TT asked them to get off the train, they thrashed him fiercely. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm on the Gorakhdham Express on Tuesday.

TT Rambaran, who was on duty, took the train from Lucknow. On Twitter, Aditya Tiwari shared the video of TT narrating the whole incident. He said when he asked for the ticket, the constables said they would get down at Kanpur. After that, when he asked them to step down from the train at the Kanpur station, police constables beat him brutally.

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TT Rambaran also said the constables even tried to throw him off the train, but the passengers who were there on the train helped him save his life. The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

The victim lodged a complaint against the constables in GRP Kanpur. GRP inspector R.B. Dwivedi said they reached the spot as soon as they received information about the incident. He further said the FIR has been registered and the investigation is underway.

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No CNG sale in Delhi today, Dealers Association calls for protest; here’s why

The reason for the closure of CNG pumps is the non-reimbursement of the electricity bills by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

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The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) has announced that there will be no CNG sale in Delhi on August 10 from 6 am to 10 pm. The reason for the closure of CNG pumps is the non-reimbursement of the electricity bills by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

Delhi Association called for the protest as the reimbursement of the electricity bill of CNG pumps is not being done by IGL and is long overdue which has been causing them huge losses every day. The protest will affect about 250 CNG pumps in the capital.

In a letter last month, DPDA President Anurag Jain wrote, We have decided to go for no CNG sale on August 10 from 6 am to 10 pm as a mark of protest. He further said the DPDA is forced to take this step due to the reluctance shown by IGL to pay the actual electricity reimbursement of CNG facilities to the dealers of Delhi who are incurring huge financial losses every month.

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In Delhi, the electricity bill of the petrol pumps is paid by IGL, and CNG consumes a lot of electricity. DPDA says that IGL has not been paying the electricity bill for a long time, due to which they are suffering huge losses. And this is the reason the association has announced it will close CNG pumps today.

DPDA said there was a meeting organized with IGL in March 2022 to solve the issue, and IGL even agreed on the reimbursement of the electricity bill. After this meeting, the dealers were assured that the issue would be resolved in a month. DPDA said the issue has not been resolved yet and IGL didn’t fulfill its promise.

The non-fulfillment of DPDA’s demands has led them to take the step of closure of CNG pumps in Delhi on August 10. CNG is currently being sold at Rs 75.61 per kg in Delhi.

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