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Members of Kisan Sangarsh Committee stage a protest against new farm laws and Punjab government over land acquisition for the Delhi-Katra expressway, in Patiala.

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Teachers and students celebrate 'Lohri’ festival at GCG College in Patiala.

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Congress MP Preneet Kaur distributes sweets and blankets among people during 'Lohri' festival celebrations, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organizations during a protest march against the new farm laws, in Patiala.

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Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during the shoot of his upcoming movie 'Jug Jug Jiyo', in Patiala.

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Congress MP Preneet Kaur consoles the family members of a farmer, who died during the ongoing farmer's protest against the new farm laws, at village Saholi in Patiala.

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Police personnel baton charge on the members of Unemployed ETT TET Pass Teachers Union Punjab against the state government, demanding permanent jobs, in Patiala.

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Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal along with other leaders take part in a farmer's protest against the Center's new farm laws at Shambhu border in Patiala District.

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Farmers take part in a protest against the Center's new farm laws at Shambhu border in Patiala District.

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Farmers participate in a protest against Centre's farm reform laws, in Patiala district.

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Activists participate in a protest against Centre's farm reform laws, in Patiala district.

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Members of various farmer unions during their protest against Centre's farm reform laws, in Patiala.

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Family members of farmers, who are protesting in Delhi, look after the daily chores in their absence, at Daun Kalan village in Patiala.

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Members of IDA and IMA during a joint protest march, demanding the withdrawal of CCIM notification, in Patiala. In the notification, Centre has allowed Post Graduate (PG) students of Ayurveda to perform a variety of general surgery including orthopaedic, ophthalmology, ENT and dental procedures.

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Members of various farmers organizations block a road during the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Patiala.

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Tear gas being fired by police on members of various farmer organizations during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Shambu border in Patiala District.

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Police personnel use water canons on farmers to disperse them during 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Shambhu border in Patiala District.

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Buses parked at a bus stand during a protest by workers of Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation against the state government, in Patiala.

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Members of Punjab Employees and Pensioners Coordination Struggle Committee (PSPCL) hold a protest march against Punjab government, near CM residence in Patiala.

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Government Railway Police personnel inspect railways track after the goods train services resumed following 55 days of farmers protest over the new farm law, in Patiala.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Prem Singh Chandumajra, Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra, and other leaders take part in 'Punjab Bachao Rally' in support of farmers in Patiala.

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Farmers burn paddy stubble at a village in Patiala district.

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Members of various Hindu organisations stage a protest over alleged burning of an effigy of a deity in Manawala, in Patiala.

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SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal (C) along with party leaders and workers during a protest against the state government regarding the Punjab post matric scholarship scam, at Nabha in Patiala district.

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Women take a selfie during pre-Karva Chauth celebrations, Patiala.

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A worker sprays disinfectant on a school bus as part of preparations after the authorities allowed schools to reopen from November 2, during the coronavirus pandemic, in Patiala.

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A worker sprays disinfectant inside a classroom as part of preparations, after the authorities allowed schools to reopen from November 2, during the coronavirus pandemic, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organizations block National Highway 7 toll gate during their protest against the central government over the farm reform bills, at village Dharedi Jatta in Patiala.

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Members of Punjabi Joint Action and Punjab University Teachers' Association hold a protest march to press for their various demands, in Patiala.

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Workers load paddy sacks in trucks for transportation to various destinations after purchased by procurement agencies, at the grain market near Sirhind Road in Patiala.

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Farmers burn paddy stubble in their fields near Bahadurgarh in Patiala district.

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Members of various farmers' organizations block the rail track of Rajpura Thermal Plant during their protest over new farm laws, at Rajpura in Patiala district.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a field, in Patiala. Farmers continue the practice, a contributor to air pollution in the winter season, despite several steps taken by the government.

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Police personnel pay tribute to martyrs on the occasion of National Police Commemoration Day, in Patiala.

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Paramedical staff, previously on COVID-19 duty, protest against Punjab government after they were allegedly dismissed from their duties, in Patiala district.

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Paramedical staff, previously on COVID-19 duty, protest against Punjab government after they were allegedly dismissed from their duties, in Patiala district.

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Students attend a class after authorities allowed resumption of classes for senior students of class 9 to 12 with certain restrictions during Unlock 5, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers’ organizations block the National Highway (NH7) Toll Gate during their 'chakka jam' protest against the Central Government over the new farm laws, near Rajpura in Patiala district.

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Students get their hands sanitized as they arrive at a school that was reopened after remaining closed for months due to COVID-19 pandemic, in Patiala.

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Members of Thekka Mulazam Union march towards the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a protest to press for their various demands, in Patiala.

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Members of National Scheduled Castes Alliance and Sant Samaj Sangharsh Committee during a protest over the Post Matric Scholarship scam and demanding justice for a Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped in Hathras (UP), in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organizations block toll gates on the National Highway (NH7) during a protest against Central government over the new farm reform bills, in Patiala district.

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Members of various farmers organizations block a Reliance refilling station during a protest over the recent farm bills, in Patiala district.

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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh during 'Kheti Bachao Yatra' against the farm reform bills, in Patiala.

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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh addresses a press conference at Circuit House, in Patiala.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drives a tractor during the party's 'Kheti Bachao' tractor rally against the farm laws, at Sanaur in Patiala district. Heavy police deployment has been made at the Haryana-Punjab border during the rally.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at Circuit House, in Patiala.

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Farmers sitting on tractors take part in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Kheti Bachao Yatra in protest against new farm laws, at a village in Patiala district.

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Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and others during their 'Kheti Bachao Yatra' over new farm laws, at Samana in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organisations block a national highway during a protest against Central Government over farm reform bills, in Patiala district.

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Members of various farmers organisations block Dhareri Jattan Toll Plaza during a protest against Central Government over farm reform bills, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organisations block NH-7 Toll Gate during a protest against Central Government over farm reform bills, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmer organizations block railway tracks during a protest against the central government over the farm reform bills, at Shambhu railway station in Patiala district.

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Employees of Municipal Corporation burn an effigy of UP CM Yogi Adityanath during a protest demanding justice for the death of a Dalit woman after an alleged gangrape in UP's Hathras, in Patiala.

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Members of various unions of class -4 employees of Punjab government burn effigy of UP CM Yogi Adityanath dring a protest demanding justice for Dalit woman victim of Hathras incident, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organizations block railways tracks at Dhalan, during their ongoing agitation over new farm laws, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organizations block a railway track during a protest against the central government over the farm reform bills, at Dhablan village in Patiala.

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Members of Unemployed Teachers Union block Fountain Chowk during a protest against the state government over their various demands, in Patiala.

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Bahujan Samaj Party supporters stage a protest against the central government over the newly passed farm bills and the post-matric scholarship scam, in Patiala.

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Police stop ASHA workers who were holding a protest march against Punjab Government in support of their various demands, in Patiala.

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SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses the party workers during a meeting in Patiala.

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Members of various farmer organizations block railway tracks during a protest against the central government over the farm reform bills, at Nabha in Patiala.

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Members of various farmer organizations block a railway track during a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, at Nabha in Patiala.

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Members of various farmer organizations block a railway track during a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, at Nabha in Patiala.

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SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal along with senior party leaders Prem Singh Chandumajra (C), Surjit Singh Rakhra (3rd L), and party supporters during a meeting over the farm reform bills passed in Parliament recently, at Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib in Patiala.

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Closed shops at a market during the Punjab Bandh call given by several farmers' organisations in protest against Electricity (Amendment) Bill and farm bills, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmer organizations block railway tracks during a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, at Nabha in Patiala.

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Members of various farmer organizations block a railway track during a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, at Nabha in Patiala.

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Representatives of various farmers' organizations stage a protest against the Central government over agriculture related issues, in Patiala

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Members of various farmers' organizations stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organizations stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organizations on their way to stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organizations on their way to stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organisations protest over new electricity bill and agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organizations stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organisations hold a protest over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers' organisations arrive by buses and other vehicles on the fourth day of their protest over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala.

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Members of Democratic Teachers Front burn an effigy during a protest to press for their various demands, in Patiala.

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Members of a parents' association raise slogans during a protest over fee hike in the schools amid coronavirus pandemic, in Patiala.

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Members of various organizations prepare food for farmers, protesting against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, at Puda ground in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organisations stage a protest against the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 and agriculture-related ordinances introduced by the Central Government at Puda Ground, near Tripuri Town in Patiala.

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Members of various farmers organisations stage a protest over the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and other agriculture related ordinances introduced by the Central Government, in Patiala.

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Health workers wearing PPE kits collect swab samples for Covid-19 testing, at a government dispensary in Patiala.

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Bahujan Samaj Party members stage a protest against the Punjab government and demanded to start post-matric scholarships in Punjab, in Patiala,

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Police take away accused bike-lifters from whom more than 20 two-wheelers were recovered, after a press conference at Police Lines in Patiala.

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A crowded vegetables market showing no respect for social distancing guidelines in Patiala.

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Vehicles move slowly through a waterlogged road after heavy rain, at Chandni Chowk in Patiala.

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Fourth grade employees of Punjab Government burn an effigy of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal during a protest to press for their various demands, in Patiala.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and other Sikh welfare association members during a sit-in protest over the laxity in recovery of the stolen ‘Saroops’ of Guru Granth Sahib, in Patiala.

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MP from Sangrur and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann addresses media representatives over Punjab hooch tragedy, at Dhillon hotel in Patiala.

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In this file photo, Naseeruddin Shah can be seen riding a bike during the shooting of movie Irada in Patiala

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Security personnel stand guard at a sealed area, following emergence of COVID-19 cases, in Patiala.

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Health workers collect swab samples of a person for COVID-19 tests, at a government dispensary In Patiala.

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Members of Youth Akali Dal ride horse-carts as they stage a protest over hike in the fuel prices, irregularities in electricity bills and school fee hike, in Patiala.

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Nasima Begum, mother of martyr Salim Khan, who lost his life during the Galwal valley clash, get emotional during his funeral ceremony, in Patiala.

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Family members and relatives of martyr Salim Khan, who lost his life during the Galwan valley clash, prepare for his burial, in Patiala.

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A security person conducts thermal screening of AAP MLA Parminder Singh Khalsa, who was protesting over alleged injustice towards the Schedule Caste community by the State government in tendering Panchayati lands, outside the residence of Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh in Patiala.

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Members of Bhartiya Kissam Union (Ugtanha) block the mall road in front of PSPCL headquarter during a protest against the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020, in Patiala.

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Members of Aam Admi Party (AAP) during a protest demanding arrest of culprits involved in smuggling of alcohol, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Bahadurgarh near Patiala.

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Health workers collect swab samples of nurses and ASHA workers for the COVID-19 test at a government dispensary in model town, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Patiala.

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