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  • Atrocious, diversionary tactic: Opposition leaders, academics condemn arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi Feb 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Atrocious, diversionary tactic: Opposition leaders, academics condemn arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi

    A group of 79 noted activists and academia members, based in several parts of the country, issued a joint statement calling for the release of Disha.

  • Farmers' Protest | Delhi Police withdraws additional force deployed at borders Feb 08, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Delhi Police withdraws additional force deployed at borders

    The three borders of Delhi - Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur - have emerged as epicentres of the agrarian unrest since November-end.

  • Maharashtra government to probe celebrities, cricketers who tweeted in support of Center's farm laws Feb 08, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Maharashtra government to probe celebrities, cricketers who tweeted in support of Center's farm laws

    The Maharashtra government's order came after the Congress demanded that the police should look into all the tweets that were shared by celebrities to find out if they were pressured by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to do so.

  • Farmers' protest | A look at how three-hour 'Chakka Jam' unfolded in the country Feb 06, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | A look at how three-hour 'Chakka Jam' unfolded in the country

    Tens of thousands of protesting farmers blocked highways across the country during the three-hour-long nationwide 'chakka jam' called by protesting farmers on February 6 amid tight security. No violent incident was reported in the national capital which was turned into a fortress with heavy security deployment by the Delhi Police, paramilitary and reserve forces personnel to prevent any untoward situation.

  • Farmers' protest | Delhi Police gears up security; cemented nails, barricades to stop protesting farmers Feb 03, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Delhi Police gears up security; cemented nails, barricades to stop protesting farmers

    Images of the barricades put up at Delhi's borders were widely shared on social media, with many comparing them to heavily militarised border fences. Iron nails were embedded along the main highways to stop protesting farmers from crossing Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu borders. Cemented barricades were wrapped with coils of barbed wires as security forces guarded what looked like a security fortress.

  • Twitter suspends over 550 accounts, flags tweets over Republic Day violence during farmers’ tractor rally Jan 27, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Twitter suspends over 550 accounts, flags tweets over Republic Day violence during farmers’ tractor rally

    A Twitter spokesperson said the microblogging platform has also labelled tweets that were found to be in violation of its 'synthetic and manipulated media policy'.

  • Farmers' protest | FIR against 2,200 for involvement in Republic Day violence near Faridabad, no arrests yet Jan 27, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | FIR against 2,200 for involvement in Republic Day violence near Faridabad, no arrests yet

    The FIR has been registered against 2,000 to 2,200 people moving on 350 to 400 tractors, who became violent with police officers, broke barricades and containers, and blocked the National Highway between 11.30 am and 12 pm near Softa village in Gadpuri, police said.

  • Farmer unions announce plan to march towards Parliament on February 1 Jan 25, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Farmer unions announce plan to march towards Parliament on February 1

    Darshan Pal of the Krantikari Kisan Union said the protesting farmers remain firm in their stand of repealing the three new farm laws and their agitation will continue till their demands are met.

  • Farmers reject Centre's proposal to suspend implementation of farm laws, impasse continues Jan 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Farmers reject Centre's proposal to suspend implementation of farm laws, impasse continues

    A full repeal of three central farm acts and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement in a full general body meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha.

  • Farmers' protest: Farmers bring up NIA notices, say Centre is trying to intimidate them Jan 20, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Farmers' protest: Farmers bring up NIA notices, say Centre is trying to intimidate them

    The farm unions raised the issue of NIA notices being sent to those supporting the agitation and the arrests of protesting farmers in Haryana, accusing the government of trying to intimidate the protestors.

  • Large corporations should not become collateral damage in farm protests Jan 04, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    Large corporations should not become collateral damage in farm protests

    It is also unfortunate that farmers have dragged a company that has nothing to do with the farm sector into the protests. Large companies, irrespective of their contribution to the country’s growth, development, and employment, seem fair game to anyone who wishes to fling mud at the government.

  • Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4 Dec 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4

    There was, however, no agreement on the two other key demands - chalking out modalities of repealing the three legislation and giving a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Punjab Governor to summon Chief Secy, DGP over vandalism of over 1600 mobile towers Dec 30, 2020 07:28 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Punjab Governor to summon Chief Secy, DGP over vandalism of over 1600 mobile towers

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 35th day. The Centre and the protesting farmer unions have resumed talks to end the deadlock.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights | Congress demands legal sanctity to farmers' demands; says bring new laws Dec 29, 2020 07:40 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights | Congress demands legal sanctity to farmers' demands; says bring new laws

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 34th day.

  • Farmers' protest: Government invites 40 unions for next round of talks on December 30 Dec 28, 2020 07:49 PM IST

    Farmers' protest: Government invites 40 unions for next round of talks on December 30

    In a letter to the unions, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal has invited the protesting farmers for holding talks at 2 pm on December 30 at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital.

  • Farmers’ Protest | Ready to discuss all issues: Centre to farmer bodies in a fresh invite for talks Dec 24, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Farmers’ Protest | Ready to discuss all issues: Centre to farmer bodies in a fresh invite for talks

    Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate.

  • PM Narendra Modi requests opposition parties with 'folded hands' not to mislead farmers: Here's how Twitter reacted Dec 18, 2020 05:54 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi requests opposition parties with 'folded hands' not to mislead farmers: Here's how Twitter reacted

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was addressing farmers virtually as part of the ‘Kisan Kalyan Sammelan’, requested other political parties with 'folded hands' to 'keep all the credit' for the farm laws.

  • Farmers’ protest | Farm reform laws not brought in overnight, were discussed by every govt over two decades: PM Narendra Modi Dec 18, 2020 02:31 PM IST

    Farmers’ protest | Farm reform laws not brought in overnight, were discussed by every govt over two decades: PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the new farm reform laws were not brought in overnight and that they were discussed by every government over two decades.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights | Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari & Mangesh borders closed, traffic diverted from Mukarba & GTK road Dec 18, 2020 07:53 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights | Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari & Mangesh borders closed, traffic diverted from Mukarba & GTK road

    Farmers' Protest Highlights : Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 23rd day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the agri reform laws.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Agriculture minister NS Tomar writes an open letter to farmers with eight-point assurance Dec 17, 2020 07:34 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Agriculture minister NS Tomar writes an open letter to farmers with eight-point assurance

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 22nd day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the agri reform laws.

  • Farmers’ protest limited to one state, rest in favour, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar Dec 16, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Farmers’ protest limited to one state, rest in favour, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar

    The government’s initiatives taken during the COVID-19 pandemic for the growth of farm sector, including Rs 1 lakh crore fund for creating farm-level infrastructure and 10,000 FPOs (Farmer Producer Organisations) will help farmers’ community, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said at virtual conference organised by industry body ASSOCHAM

  • Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Day of 'special joy' for farmers, says PM on Rs 3,500 crore subsidy for sugar mills Dec 16, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Day of 'special joy' for farmers, says PM on Rs 3,500 crore subsidy for sugar mills

    Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 21st day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the farm reform laws.

  • BKU (Kisan) faction expresses support for farm laws after meeting Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar Dec 15, 2020 07:19 PM IST

    BKU (Kisan) faction expresses support for farm laws after meeting Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Five rounds of discussions between the Centre and representatives of 40 farmer unions have failed to break the deadlock over the recently passed farm laws

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers who are surrounding Delhi have been misguided, says PM Modi Dec 15, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers who are surrounding Delhi have been misguided, says PM Modi

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 20th day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the farm reform laws.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Anna Hazare writes to Agriculture Minister, threatens to launch hunger strike against Central Government Dec 14, 2020 07:34 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Anna Hazare writes to Agriculture Minister, threatens to launch hunger strike against Central Government

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 19th day today. The heads of all farmer unions protesting against the laws are observing a one-day hunger strike today.

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