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  • Vulnerable — we were, we are: Farmers say as agri law protest continues Apr 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Vulnerable — we were, we are: Farmers say as agri law protest continues

    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.

  • International Women's Day: Women to take centre stage at farmers' protest sites at Delhi's borders Mar 07, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    International Women's Day: Women to take centre stage at farmers' protest sites at Delhi's borders

    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.

  • 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.

  • Farmer Protests: Delhi Police seeks IP address from Google to track 'Toolkit' authors Feb 05, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Farmer Protests: Delhi Police seeks IP address from Google to track 'Toolkit' authors

    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.

  • 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.

  • Budget Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after ruckus by Opposition over farm laws Feb 02, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    Budget Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after ruckus by Opposition over farm laws

    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.

  • 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.

  • India's fabled farmers fear what the new law may reap Dec 25, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    India's fabled farmers fear what the new law may reap

    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.

  • Farmers protesting against the farm bills are supporting the continuity of colonial rule, says Economist Surjit Bhalla Dec 12, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    Farmers protesting against the farm bills are supporting the continuity of colonial rule, says Economist Surjit Bhalla

    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

  • Bharat Bandh Today: All you need to know about nationwide strike over farm laws Dec 08, 2020 07:47 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh Today: All you need to know about nationwide strike over farm laws

    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.

  • Bharat Bandh | Air India waives no show charges, offers free date change to passengers unable to reach airport on December 8 Dec 07, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh | Air India waives no show charges, offers free date change to passengers unable to reach airport on December 8

    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.

  • 'Seeing our plight, our children no longer want to get become farmers' Dec 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    'Seeing our plight, our children no longer want to get become farmers'

    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.

  • Union ministers, including Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, meet PM Modi ahead of farmer-govt meeting Dec 05, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    Union ministers, including Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, meet PM Modi ahead of farmer-govt meeting

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal were also present in the meeting with the prime minister, sources said.

  • Kisan Union faction gives call for Bharat Bandh on December 8, says will burn effigies of PM Narendra Modi on December 5 Dec 04, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    Kisan Union faction gives call for Bharat Bandh on December 8, says will burn effigies of PM Narendra Modi on December 5

    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.

  • Farmers' protest | Government's meeting with farmers remains inconclusive, here's all you need to know Dec 01, 2020 06:54 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Government's meeting with farmers remains inconclusive, here's all you need to know

    The government has maintained that the new laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture.

  • Farmers' Protest: Union ministers Narendra Tomar, Piyush Goyal lead Centre's talks with farmers at Vigyan Bhawan Dec 01, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Union ministers Narendra Tomar, Piyush Goyal lead Centre's talks with farmers at Vigyan Bhawan

    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.

  • Shed arrogance, give justice to farmers: Rahul Gandhi to government Dec 01, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    Shed arrogance, give justice to farmers: Rahul Gandhi to government

    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.

  • Farmers protest at Delhi borders may act as COVID-19 superspreader' event: Experts Nov 30, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Farmers protest at Delhi borders may act as COVID-19 superspreader' event: Experts

    The national capital has already been witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases post Diwali celebrations and amid rising pollution levels.

  • Farmers’ protest: Should have held talks with stakeholders before enacting farm laws, says BJP MP Brijendra Singh Nov 30, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Farmers’ protest: Should have held talks with stakeholders before enacting farm laws, says BJP MP Brijendra Singh

    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.

  • Farmers' protest | Will 'gherao' Delhi by blocking 5 main entry points, won't shift to 'open jail' Burari, say farmers Nov 29, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Will 'gherao' Delhi by blocking 5 main entry points, won't shift to 'open jail' Burari, say farmers

    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

  • Farmers defiant against reform as Narendra Modi tries to calm anger Nov 29, 2020 04:39 PM IST

    Farmers defiant against reform as Narendra Modi tries to calm anger

    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.

  • Never called farmers' protests politically motivated, clarifies Home Minister Amit Shah Nov 29, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    Never called farmers' protests politically motivated, clarifies Home Minister Amit Shah

    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

  • Farmers' protest: AAP government refuses to let Delhi Police use stadiums as temporary jails Nov 27, 2020 02:23 PM IST

    Farmers' protest: AAP government refuses to let Delhi Police use stadiums as temporary jails

    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.

  • Farmers' protest: Delhi Police seeks AAP government's nod to use 9 stadiums as temporary jails Nov 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST

    Farmers' protest: Delhi Police seeks AAP government's nod to use 9 stadiums as temporary jails

    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.

  • Haryana cops use teargas, water cannons to block Punjab farmers from going to Delhi Nov 26, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    Haryana cops use teargas, water cannons to block Punjab farmers from going to Delhi

    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.

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