Passenger movement hindered in Punjab after 'Rail Roko' agitation

Passengers in Punjab faced problems commuting via trains after the farmers union call for 'Rail Roko' agitation.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, October 18, 2021 - 23:08
Image credits: ANI

New Delhi: Farmers in Punjab squatted on rail tracks on Monday (October 18)  morning as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'rail roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. This lead to a huge disruption in the movement of trains and several passengers faced problems commuting via trains.

A nationwide Rail roko agitation was called to demand the removal of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni from the Union Cabinet over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which his son Ashish Mishra Teni is an accused.

Meanwhile, the death toll in incidents related to heavy rains, including landslides and flash floods in Kerala has increased to 22. The search and rescue operations are currently underway.

The Central Board of Secondary Education released the complete date sheet for the first term of class 10, 12 board exams today.

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18 October 2021, 21:21 PM

Rajasthan: The Rajasthan government on Monday (October 18) decided to make payment of Rs 476 crore of gratuity payable to retired employees of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) before Diwali. (PTI)

18 October 2021, 21:18 PM

CBSE issues date sheets for term 1 board exams 2021-22 for classes 10 and 12.

18 October 2021, 19:38 PM

Lakhimpur Kheri Police and the SWAT team of the Crime Branch have arrested accused Sumit Jaiswal, Shishupal, Nandan Singh Bisht and Satya Prakash Tripathi arrested. Police have also recovered a licensed revolver and three bullets from Satya Prakash Tripathi.

18 October 2021, 19:34 PM

West Bengal: Local BJP leaders & workers in Kolkata protest at Shyambazar 5 Point Crossing over the ISKCON temple incident in Noakhali, Bangladesh where the temple was vandalised & a devotee was killed by a mob on October 16.  

18 October 2021, 19:06 PM

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday (October 18) said that he had "very productive talks" with Israel`s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, where they discussed a wide range of regional and global issues, including the in-principle agreement on mutual recognition of Covid vaccination certification. During the meeting, the two ministers agreed to resume FTA (Free Trade Agreements) negotiations next month.

18 October 2021, 18:55 PM

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait says 'Rail Roko' agitation was fine and informs that farmers will continue to put forward the views until Uttar Pradesh MoS Ajay Mishra Teni resigns and is arrested.

18 October 2021, 17:55 PM

Karnataka: Government permits the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 5 for physical classes from October 25, 2021, with mandatory consent letter from parents of the students.  

18 October 2021, 17:29 PM

CBSE releases official notice to warn against fake date sheet being circulated on social media for the forthcoming term 1 exams of class X & XII in November 2021.

18 October 2021, 17:16 PM

Uttarakhand: The peaks beyond Badrinath and Kedarnath received light snowfall, whereas the lower areas in Chamoli district were lashed by continuous showers. The rains continue in Uttarkashi and Dehradun as well. The temperature plummets in the region.

18 October 2021, 16:30 PM

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kushinagar international airport on October 20, 2021.  The inaugural flight will land at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka carrying 125 dignitaries & Buddhist Monks, highlighting the convenience to Buddhists across the world to visit the Mahaparinirvana Sthal of Lord Buddha.

18 October 2021, 15:49 PM

An all-weather, 500 m long tunnel, Nechiphu is being constructed between 82 to 88 Km along Balipara-Charduar Tawang Road, under Project Vartak of Border Roads Organization in Arunachal Pradesh that will cut short travel distance by 6 km and travel time by 15-20 minutes.

18 October 2021, 15:19 PM

The Union Health Ministry on Monday (October 18) informed that more than 102 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far to step up the COVID-19 vaccination programme. 

18 October 2021, 14:26 PM

CPRO, Northern Railway on Rail Roko: Around 50 trains and 130 locations have been affected due to farmers agitation in Punjab and Haryana.

18 October 2021, 14:26 PM

Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar hold a meeting at Sahyadri Guest House.

18 October 2021, 13:29 PM

Harendra Singh, DCP Railways on 'Rail Roko' stir: Government Railway Police is patrolling all railway stations and tracks. Till now, there are no reports of a disturbance at any railway tracks or cancellation of trains. We're working in close coordination with the GRP of neighbouring states.

18 October 2021, 11:28 AM

CPRO, Northern Railway on 'Rail roko' agitation: As of now, 30 locations are affected and 8 trains regulated in Northern Railway Zone.

18 October 2021, 10:45 AM

Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was seen at Sena Bhawan while he was going to attend the second edition of the Indian Navy's Commanders Conference

18 October 2021, 10:42 AM

Haryana: Protestors have blocked railway tracks in Bahadurgarh to extend support to the Rail Roko Andolan called by the farmers' unions. Meanwhile, a Rapid Action Force team has also been deployed at Sonipat Railway Station.

18 October 2021, 10:41 AM

Jammu and Kashmir: A group of migrant workers leaves Srinagar after recent incidents of targeted killings of non-Kashmiris by terrorists, reports ANI.

18 October 2021, 09:55 AM

CBSE Board Exams: The Central Board of Secondary Education is scheduled to release the complete datesheet for the first term of class 10, 12 board exams today. Stay with Zee News for all the updates on the CBSE datasheet.

18 October 2021, 09:54 AM

Haryana: A special CBI court in Panchkula will today pronounce the quantum of punishment for Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others in connection with the murder of his former manager Ranjit Singh in 2002. Read more here

18 October 2021, 09:52 AM

Gujarat: Two people have died and 125 have been rescued after a fire broke out at the packaging factory early morning today in Kadodara's Vareli in Surat.

18 October 2021, 09:49 AM

Rail roko andolan: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called for a nationwide 'rail roko' agitation demanding the removal of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ from the Union Cabinet over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which his son Ashish Mishra Teni is an accused. Farmers are also protesting against the new farm laws.

18 October 2021, 09:46 AM

Uttar Pradesh: The Lucknow Police has said that they will take against people who will participate in the 'Rail Roko Andolan' today. The Police informed that 144 CrPC is also imposed in the district and that they will impose National Security Act if anyone tries to disrupt normalcy.