Apr 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST
While farmers are now fretting over the new legislation, their occupation has been fraught with tension over generations. They have always been exposed to exploitation due to rampant corruption at mandis and by middlemen.
- Mar 07, 2021 05:39 PM IST
Thousands of women farmers especially from Punjab and Haryana will congregate at Delhi's borders on Monday and the day will be entirely dedicated to women farmers, activists and students.
- Feb 08, 2021 05:10 PM IST
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.
- Feb 05, 2021 04:07 PM IST
The 'Toolkit' document was shared by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg while expressing her solidarity with the protesting Indian farmers. However, later on, she had deleted her tweet with that document.
- Feb 03, 2021 06:35 PM IST
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.
- Feb 02, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Earlier in the day, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after members of the Opposition parties raised slogans demanding the suspension of the business of the day and take up discussions over the farmer's protest.
- Jan 27, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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.
- Dec 25, 2020 05:27 PM IST
India's fabled farmers, often called “annadatta,” or "providers," have long been seen as the heart and soul of a country where the agriculture industry supports more than half of the people. But farmers have also seen their economic clout diminish over the last three decades. Once accounting for a third of India’s gross domestic product, they now account for only 15 percent of the country’s $2.9 trillion economy.
- Dec 12, 2020 03:54 PM IST
With over 100 million farmers in the country, the math suggests that only 0.2 percent of the farmers are protesting against the new farm bills as their incomes are not taxed says Surjit Bhalla in a
- Dec 08, 2020 07:47 AM IST
The nationwide strike begins at 11 am and ends at 3 pm. It has gathered widespread support from the opposition parties, trade unions, auto and taxi unions.
- Dec 07, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Air India has urged its passengers to keep sufficient time in hand for their journey to the Airport citing Bharat Bandh. Private airliners IndiGo and SpiceJet have also issued similar advisories for the travellers.
- Dec 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Agitating farmers have stressed that unless their demands are met and the new farm laws repelled, they will not move anywhere from the borders of the national capital and their protest will continue.
- Dec 05, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal were also present in the meeting with the prime minister, sources said.
- Dec 04, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Regarding the meeting tomorrow, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that he is sure that both the parties will come up with a solution tomorrow.
- Dec 01, 2020 06:54 PM IST
The government has maintained that the new laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture.
- Dec 01, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The talks were initially scheduled for December 3, but Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar invited farmer leaders today. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met Home Minister Amit Shah and Narendra Singh Tomar at BJP chief JP Nadda’s house before earlier in the day.
- Dec 01, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are holding protests at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre’s new agri-marketing laws.
- Nov 30, 2020 05:15 PM IST
The national capital has already been witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases post Diwali celebrations and amid rising pollution levels.
- Nov 30, 2020 01:38 PM IST
The Centre would not have to deal with the agitation had it held an extensive dialogue with farmers before coming out with 'revolutionary' laws, Singh, who represents Hisar in Lok Sabha, has said.
- Nov 29, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Farmers who arrived at the Delhi-Haryana border as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march against three farm bills, claim to have the ration for four months
- Nov 29, 2020 04:39 PM IST
The government on Saturday invited farmers' union leaders for talks on new legislation to deregulate agriculture sector but that has not calmed farmers' anger over what many see "anti-farm laws", and their action appeared to be spreading.
- Nov 29, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Hyderabad has the potential to become an IT hub. Infrastructure development has to be done by the municipal corporation even though funds are given by state and the Centre. The current corporation under the TRS and the Congress is the biggest impediment to this, said Amit Shah in Hyderabad
- Nov 27, 2020 02:23 PM IST
While rejecting the Delhi Police’s request, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain said that every Indian citizen has the constitutional right to protest peacefully for which they cannot be put in jails.
- Nov 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST
On Friday morning, the Delhi Police used tear gas at the Singhu Border to disperse protesting farmers who are heading towards the national capital as part of the march to protest the Centre’s new farm laws.
- Nov 26, 2020 01:21 PM IST
We are protesting in a peaceful manner, but they want to prevent us from using our democratic right to protest, a farmer from Punjab told reporters.