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  • Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders in vulnerable age group Mar 01, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders in vulnerable age group

    The 80-year-old Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal, a senior member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha which is spearheading the agitation, said he will not go to vaccination centres to receive the jabs.

  • From the hinterland to Hollywood: How Indian farmers galvanised a protest movement Feb 26, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    From the hinterland to Hollywood: How Indian farmers galvanised a protest movement

    Simmering in makeshift camps housing tens of thousands of farmers since last year, the movement has seen a dramatic growth in recent weeks, getting backing from environmental activists, opposition parties and even A-list Western celebrities.

  • 'Caged parrot' Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait Feb 24, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    'Caged parrot' Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait

    Naresh Tikait accused the BJP-led central government of being “stubborn” over the three new laws, which farmer unions want repealed.

  • Govt ready to talk with farmers on 3 laws after unions' response on its offer: Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 24, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Govt ready to talk with farmers on 3 laws after unions' response on its offer: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The government and unions representing farmers, who have been camping at Delhi's border for about three months in protest against the three laws that they see will end state procurement of crops at MSP, have held 11 rounds of talks, the last being on January 22.

  • Govt ushered historic increase in MSP, doing everything possible to double farmers' income: PM Modi Feb 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Govt ushered historic increase in MSP, doing everything possible to double farmers' income: PM Modi

    PM Modi also said that over the last seven years, the government has taken many initiatives for transforming agriculture.

  • Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh on March 8, says Bharatiya Kisan Union Feb 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh on March 8, says Bharatiya Kisan Union

    Rakesh Tikait will address farmer rallies in Sheopur, Rewa and Dewas on March 8, MP BKU general secretary Anil Yadav told PTI.

  • SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with top officials of agriculture-related ministries Feb 18, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with top officials of agriculture-related ministries

    The committee members requested the participating officers to give their views on the three farm laws. 'All the participating officers gave their detailed views and suggestions...,' the statement said.

  • Be ready to sacrifice your standing crop: Rakesh Tikait to farmers Feb 18, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Be ready to sacrifice your standing crop: Rakesh Tikait to farmers

    Rakesh Tikait said the government should not be under the impression that the movement against the laws will end as farmers will go to their villages to harvest their crop.

  • Toolkit case: Disha Ravi moves Delhi HC to restrain police from leaking probe material to media Feb 18, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    Toolkit case: Disha Ravi moves Delhi HC to restrain police from leaking probe material to media

    The petition also seeks to restrain the media from publishing the contents or extracts of any alleged private chats, including those on WhatsApp, between her and third parties.

  • New Farm reforms will benefit small, marginal farmers: PM Modi Feb 16, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    New Farm reforms will benefit small, marginal farmers: PM Modi

    While laying the foundation stone for a statue of warrior king Suheldev in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district via video conferencing, PM Modi also said that his government was trying to rectify the "mistakes" of previous regimes that did not honour deserving warriors and leaders.

  • Delhi Police writes to Zoom, seeks details of those who attended toolkit meeting ahead of R-Day Feb 16, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Delhi Police writes to Zoom, seeks details of those who attended toolkit meeting ahead of R-Day

    Police alleged that Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu were among the around 70 people who had attended the meeting through Zoom app, days before the Republic Day violence in the national capital that left over 500 police personnel injured and one protester dead.

  • Milk and music: Indian villages support protesting farmers Feb 16, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Milk and music: Indian villages support protesting farmers

    The farmers, who have slept outdoors through the winter cold, are being supported by an army of small villages in the northern states neighbouring Delhi.

  • SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with agri-professionals, academicians Feb 15, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with agri-professionals, academicians

    This is the seventh meeting the panel has held so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders both online and in person.

  • Toolkit case: Activists, environmentalists demand release of Disha Ravi Feb 15, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Toolkit case: Activists, environmentalists demand release of Disha Ravi

    Disha Ravi (22) was arrested on Saturday from Bengaluru for allegedly sharing with Greta Thunberg the toolkit related to the farmer’s protest against the Centre’s three new agriculture laws, police said.

  • SC panel holds consultations with 12 farmer unions from 8 states Feb 12, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    SC panel holds consultations with 12 farmer unions from 8 states

    This is the seventh meeting held by the panel so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders, both online and in person.

  • BJP promises to double farmers' income, but stands against them during crisis: Sachin Pilot Feb 09, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    BJP promises to double farmers' income, but stands against them during crisis: Sachin Pilot

    Sachin Pilot reiterated the demand of withdrawal of the Centre’s three contentious farm laws, saying the Congress is in support of the farmers.

  • Insult to farmers, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha on PM Modi's 'Andolan-jivi' remark Feb 08, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    Insult to farmers, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha on PM Modi's 'Andolan-jivi' remark

    "Farmers would like to remind the PM Modi that it is 'andolans' that have liberated India from colonial rulers and that is why we are proud to be 'Andolan-jivi'.”

  • After PM Modi's invite, farmer leaders say ready for talks, ask govt to choose date Feb 08, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    After PM Modi's invite, farmer leaders say ready for talks, ask govt to choose date

    Farmer unions, however, objected to Prime Minister Modi’s remarks in Rajya Sabha that a new "breed" of agitators called "andolan jivi" has emerged in the country, and said that agitation has an important role in a democracy.

  • Won't allow business over hunger; need law on MSP: Rakesh Tikait Feb 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Won't allow business over hunger; need law on MSP: Rakesh Tikait

    The Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson’s comments came soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in the Rajya Sabha during which he assured "MSP was there. MSP is there. MSP will remain in the future”.

  • Farm laws: SC-appointed panel holds consultations with state govt & private mandi operators Feb 05, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Farm laws: SC-appointed panel holds consultations with state govt & private mandi operators

    This is the fifth meeting the panel held so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders both online and in person.

  • India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests Feb 05, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests

    As the farmers camp out at the edges of the capital, protesting new agricultural laws they say will devastate their earnings, the mainstream and social media have come under unprecedented attacks from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Govt's offer to amend farm laws doesn't mean shortcomings in legislations: Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 05, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Govt's offer to amend farm laws doesn't mean shortcomings in legislations: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Countering the opposition claim that farmers across the country are agitated over the three new laws, he said that those in just one state are being misinformed and instigated.

  • We briefly discussed it in team meeting: Virat Kohli on farmers' protest Feb 04, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    We briefly discussed it in team meeting: Virat Kohli on farmers' protest

    On Wednesday, Kohli was among a host of Indian cricket stars, including the iconic Sachin Tendulkar who urged for unity in the country after some international celebrities like US pop star Rihanna called attention to the plight of the agitating farmers on social media.

  • India farming protests resonate with US agriculture Feb 04, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    India farming protests resonate with US agriculture

    Indian farmers have left their homes to march through New Delhi in a desperate effort to force the repeal of laws they believe would end guaranteed pricing and force them to sell to powerful corporations rather than government-run markets.

  • Farmers' stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha acknowledges support of international personalities, says getting stronger day by day Feb 03, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Farmers' stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha acknowledges support of international personalities, says getting stronger day by day

    The remarks come a day after international pop star Rihanna and young environmental activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of the farmers’ agitation.

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