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 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 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the support of political parties to the nationwide strike against the laws and demanded that the legislations be repealed.
- Dec 07, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal was accompanied by his Cabinet ministers and some party MLAs during the brief visit to the protest venue on the Delhi-Haryana border.
- Dec 06, 2020 04:50 PM IST
"I hope wisdom dawns on the government and it takes cognisance to resolve the issue. If this stalemate continues, the protest will not be limited to Delhi, but people from nook and corner of the country will stand by the protesting farmers," Sharad Pawar said.
- Dec 06, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal said that all AAP workers across the country will support the nationwide strike and appealed to all citizens to support the farmers.
- Dec 06, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) in a statement said the government should come forward and resolve their demands in the interest of the nation and farmers.
- 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 07:08 PM IST
Kavitha Kuruganti of AIKSCC (All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee) said the government was not responding to the pinpointed question of farmer leaders.
- Dec 05, 2020 04:17 PM IST
In his introductory remarks at the fifth round of meeting with 40 farmers’ groups, Narendra Singh Tomar also welcomed feedback on the new farm laws, sources said.
- Dec 05, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Since the farmers have landed at the Delhi gateway nine days ago, they have been preparing 'langar' every day to feed over 5,000 people, including locals and those who visit the protest site.
- Dec 05, 2020 02:09 PM IST
India has called the remarks by foreign leaders on protests by farmers as "ill-informed” and "unwarranted” as the matter pertained to the internal affairs of a democratic country.
- 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.
- Nov 30, 2020 08:01 PM IST
Vendors in other parts of Delhi said due to curtailed supply, the wholesale rates of seasonal vegetables has gone up by Rs 50- Rs 100.
- 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 04:47 PM IST
"More than 500 farmer unions from across India have rallied on behalf of the country's 62 million farmers. We all strongly condemn the dictatorial, hegemonic BJP government for disregarding this massive rally and stipulating that negotiations will only take place only if the farmers go to the Burari ground," the leaders of the DMK-led alliance said in a statement.