Farmers' protest LIVE: Will take our tractors to Bengal, says Rakesh Tikait

The All India Kisan Sabha claimed the agitation received "massive response across the country". Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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Farmers and their supporters during their ongoing agitation against the farm reform laws in New Delhi

Latest live news updates: Agitating farmer groups on Thursday held a four-hour nationwide 'rail roko' agitation with the railways saying there was negligible impact on services though some trains were stopped by officials at stations as a precautionary measure. In Punjab and Haryana, farmers at several places squatted on railway tracks which led to disruption in normal movement of trains on some routes. Protests were also staged at some places in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

In another news, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry today ordered a floor test to be conducted in the state's Assembly on February 22.

Earlier in the day, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cleared the acquisition of Diwan Housing Finance Corporation by Piramal Capital And Housing Finance.

Meanwhile, the confirmed death toll in the Uttarkhand's Chamoli disaster, that took place on February 7, has now mounted to 61 while 143 are still missing.
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First Published: Feb 18 2021 | 8:18 AM IST

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