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  • Farmers' body seeks withdrawal of standing committee's recommendation on implementing one of 3 farm laws Mar 20, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Farmers' body seeks withdrawal of standing committee's recommendation on implementing one of 3 farm laws

    The SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farmers'' union leading the farmers'' agitation, alleged that the ECAA allows "unlimited private hoarding and black marketing".

  • Standing Committee asks govt to implement Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act in 'letter & spirit' Mar 20, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Standing Committee asks govt to implement Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act in 'letter & spirit'

    In its report tabled in the Lok Sabha on March 19, the Standing Committee on Food chaired by TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay recommended the government to "implement the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 in letter and spirit, and without let or hindrances so that the farmers and other stakeholders of farming sector in this country receive the benefits intended under the said Act".

  • Farmer unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 26 Mar 10, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Farmer unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 26

    "We will observe a complete Bharat bandh on March 26, when our protest against the three farm laws completes four months. The peaceful bandh will remain effective from morning till evening," farmer leader Buta Singh Burjgill said.

  • New farm laws are a death warrant for farmers: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Feb 28, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    New farm laws are a death warrant for farmers: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    While addressing the Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Centre of orchestrating the violence on the Republic Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

  • Govt cannot implement farm laws as matter is with SC: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 25, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Govt cannot implement farm laws as matter is with SC: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Tomar also added that the government has held 12 rounds of talks with the farmers and they are ready to talk with them anytime.

  • BJP resolution lauds PM Modi for reforms in agri sector, handling of COVID-19 situation Feb 21, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    BJP resolution lauds PM Modi for reforms in agri sector, handling of COVID-19 situation

    The resolution was passed in the first meeting of the BJP's new set of national office-bearers, and it was chaired by party chief J P Nadda.

  • 152 people arrested in probe with connection to farmer's protest: Delhi Police Commissioner Feb 19, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    152 people arrested in probe with connection to farmer's protest: Delhi Police Commissioner

    The Commissioner also denied any possibility of an intelligence failure regarding the violence that ensued during the tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, Republic Day.

  • Famers' protests | Will bring law to claim damages from protestors, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Feb 13, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Famers' protests | Will bring law to claim damages from protestors, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the state will bring a law for recovery of damages to public property from protesters.

  • Farmers’ protest: Loss of collections at public-funded toll plazas Rs 1.8 crore per day, says Gadkari Feb 12, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Farmers’ protest: Loss of collections at public-funded toll plazas Rs 1.8 crore per day, says Gadkari

    Rating agency ICRA estimates about 52 toll plazas located at National Highways in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR have been hit; estimated damage Rs 600 crore

  • Farmers respond to police's 'iron nails' with flowers; see pictures Feb 06, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Farmers respond to police's 'iron nails' with flowers; see pictures

    Farmers at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border have started planting flower saplings along a road stretch, saying it was their response to 'iron nails' fixed in the area by the police. Stringent security measures like multi-layered barricading, concertina wires, had come up along with iron nails cemented on roads around the protest site in the wake of the January 26 violence in Delhi.

  • Farmers' Protest | Here are the guidelines issued by Samyukta Kisan Morcha for 'Chakka Jam' on February 6 Feb 05, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Here are the guidelines issued by Samyukta Kisan Morcha for 'Chakka Jam' on February 6

    The farmers' union has clarified that no roads will be blocked in the Delhi NCR region. They have also made it clear that they only wish for a peaceful demonstration.

  • Farmers' Protests: Home Minister Amit Shah meets NSA Doval, IB & Delhi Police Chief ahead of Chakka Jam on February 6 Feb 04, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Farmers' Protests: Home Minister Amit Shah meets NSA Doval, IB & Delhi Police Chief ahead of Chakka Jam on February 6

    On February 2, farmer unions announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' that would take place on February 6 where they would block national and state highways for three hours.

  • Farmer's death at tractor rally was not due to gunshot, says UP Police Jan 27, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Farmer's death at tractor rally was not due to gunshot, says UP Police

    The farmer died in Delhi after the tractor he was driving overturned at ITO. The protesters, however, alleged that the police had fired at him while he was chasing them.

  • 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.

  • 3,000 farmers from Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar to join kisan tractor parade on Republic Day Jan 19, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    3,000 farmers from Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar to join kisan tractor parade on Republic Day

    On January 18, the Supreme Court declined to pass any order on a plea by Delhi Police seeking an injunction against farmers’ unions from causing any disruption to the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital.

  • Indian farmers to torch laws on bonfires in show of defiance Jan 13, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Indian farmers to torch laws on bonfires in show of defiance

    Eight rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock, the two sides are next due to meet on January 15.

  • Congress not against private entities playing key role in farming, clarifies Randeep Surjewala Dec 16, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Congress not against private entities playing key role in farming, clarifies Randeep Surjewala

    The party now says it is not against private entities getting producers from farmers.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches out to Centre ​over Rs 30,000 crore losses as farmers continue passenger train blockade Nov 20, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches out to Centre ​over Rs 30,000 crore losses as farmers continue passenger train blockade

    While the Punjab government says that the industry alone had already suffered losses to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore, the Railways said it has incurred losses to a tune of Rs 2,220 crores due to not being able to load 3850 freight trains and cancellation and diversion of 2,352 passenger trains for 55 days since the agitation began.

  • Punjab passes three bills to overrule Centre's farm laws, adds three-year jail term for violation of MSP rules Oct 21, 2020 12:14 PM IST

    Punjab passes three bills to overrule Centre's farm laws, adds three-year jail term for violation of MSP rules

    Opposition MLAs from Shiromani Akali Dal, Aam Aadmi Party and Lok Insaaf supported the bills in Punjab Assembly.

  • PM Modi govt 'betrayed' farmers: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre on farm laws Oct 13, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    PM Modi govt 'betrayed' farmers: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre on farm laws

    The Congress, many other opposition parties and several farmers organisations have been protesting against these legislations, claiming these will harm the interests of farmers and benefit corporates, a claim denied by the government.

  • Chhattisgarh govt to challenge farm laws in Supreme Court; minister says 'bills infringe on states' rights Oct 07, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh govt to challenge farm laws in Supreme Court; minister says 'bills infringe on states' rights

    Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey said that the state will bring separate notifications to nullify the impact of the Centre's farm laws.

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