Dec 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Ro Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.
- Dec 13, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The farmers, with help from various organisations and generous donors, have pulled out all the stops to sustain their agitation. The site is seeing a constant supply of cooked meals, fruits, dry fruits, and even ‘chaat’. There’s also chai-pakora, cold drinks, kheer and other sweet treats.
- Dec 12, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Farmers are protesting against the three new farm laws, including the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, on Delhi's borders.
- Dec 12, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said that thousands of farmers will start their 'Delhi Chalo' march from Rajasthan's Shahjahanpur through the Jaipur-Delhi Highway at 11 am on Sunday.
- Dec 12, 2020 12:54 PM IST
At least five rounds of formal talks have taken place between the Centre and representatives of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, protesting on various borders of the national capital for over two weeks, but the deadlock has continued with the unions sticking to their main demand for the repeal of the three contentious laws.
- Dec 12, 2020 11:32 AM IST
In September, parliament passed three laws that enabled farmers to sell to any buyer they chose, rather than to commission agents at state-controlled markets.
- Dec 12, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at various areas on Delhi’s borders for the last 16 days and demanding that the legislations be withdrawn.
- Dec 09, 2020 05:29 PM IST
New Delhi, Dec 9 Sounding optimistic about an early resolution of farmer crisis, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesd..
- Dec 09, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The Home Minister’ meeting on Tuesday with a select group of union leaders that included Hannan Mollah of the All India Kisan Sabha and Rakesh Tikait of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) had failed to break the ice.
- Dec 08, 2020 07:52 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said agriculture reforms should be discussed afresh in Parliament and new laws enacted after consulting all stakeholders.
- Dec 08, 2020 07:40 PM IST
A group of farmer leaders will meet Amit Shah on Tuesday evening, a day before their sixth round of talks with Union ministers slated for Wednesday.
- Dec 08, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Police were deployed in large numbers across the state to ensure that the movement of essential goods and services remained unhindered.
- Dec 08, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Farmers in Wadigodri village did not sell their milk or supply it to dairies in the market, but instead chose to give away the commodity for free to children and women in the area, said Suresh Kale, the district president of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana.
- Dec 08, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party are supporting the farmers' agitation and they have demanded a repeal of the three farm laws.
- Dec 08, 2020 11:36 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal had visited the Singhu border on Monday and reviewed facilities for farmers protesting against the agri marketing laws.
- Dec 07, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said that the Central government will have to accept the demands of farmers to scrap the new laws whose passage has sparked protests.
- Dec 07, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The unions would not go on strike or abstain from work but support the farmers' agitation.
- Dec 07, 2020 07:06 PM IST
"We will take strict action if anyone is found forcing people to shut their establishments. Patrolling and nakabandis will be intensified on Tuesday during the bandh," the DCP said.
- Dec 07, 2020 05:33 PM IST
"BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU) is fully supporting the demands of the farmers’ organisations calling for the repealing of the Farm Acts, undemocratically passed in the last session of the Parliament,” the union said in a statement.
- Dec 07, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Some of the taxi and cab unions, including those associated with app-based aggregators, have decided to join the one-day strike. The work at major wholesale vegetable and fruit markets is likely to be hampered with a section of traders favouring the farmers’ demands.
- Dec 07, 2020 04:33 PM IST
For the past 11 days, thousands of farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s new agriculture laws. The agitation has gathered widespread support from the opposition parties and various trade unions. And it is not just in India, rallies were held in countries such as the UK in support of the stir.
- Dec 07, 2020 04:05 PM IST
At the heart of the dispute are new laws that the government says will overhaul the flailing sector by deregulating agriculture and removing state middlemen. But farmers believe the changes could instead tilt the power balance towards large corporations. Both sides have refused to budge despite several rounds of talks.
- Dec 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST
These letters with the signatures of farmers and labourers will be sent to the President of India asking him not to approve these controversial laws, the Congress Karnataka Unit chief D K Shivakumar said at a press conference on Monday.
- Dec 07, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Thousands of farmers protesting against the Centre's new agri laws for the past 11 days here have called on people to join their "Bharat Bandh" or nation-wide shutdown call on Tuesday in large numbers.
- Dec 07, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Farmer leaders also welcomed the support of political parties to the nationwide strike against the laws and demanded that the legislations be repealed.