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  • Why are Indian farmers protesting, and what can PM Modi do? Dec 12, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Why are Indian farmers protesting, and what can PM Modi do?

    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.

  • Law and order plans in place for 'Bharat bandh': Mumbai cops Dec 07, 2020 07:06 PM IST

    Law and order plans in place for 'Bharat bandh': Mumbai cops

    "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.

  • Bharat Bandh on December 8: Farmers refuse to budge, want govt to scrap new farm bills Dec 07, 2020 04:33 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh on December 8: Farmers refuse to budge, want govt to scrap new farm bills

    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.

  • Hay beds and highway kitchens: Indian farmers dig in for reform protests Dec 07, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Hay beds and highway kitchens: Indian farmers dig in for reform protests

    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.

  • Karnataka Congress to launch letter drive against farm and labour laws Dec 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

    Karnataka Congress to launch letter drive against farm and labour laws

    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.

  • Bharat Bandh | Markets, transport sector to remain open December 8: CAIT, AITWA Dec 07, 2020 02:03 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh | Markets, transport sector to remain open December 8: CAIT, AITWA

    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.

  • Protesting farmers call on people to back 'Bharat Bandh' Dec 07, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Protesting farmers call on people to back 'Bharat Bandh'

    Farmer leaders also welcomed the support of political parties to the nationwide strike against the laws and demanded that the legislations be repealed.

  • Arvind Kejriwal visits Singhu border, reviews arrangements for protesting farmers Dec 07, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal visits Singhu border, reviews arrangements for protesting farmers

    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.

  • Take farmers' protest seriously, end deadlock: Sharad Pawar to Centre Dec 06, 2020 04:50 PM IST

    Take farmers' protest seriously, end deadlock: Sharad Pawar to Centre

    "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.

  • AAP extends support to December 8 nationwide strike called by farmers' groups Dec 06, 2020 04:08 PM IST

    AAP extends support to December 8 nationwide strike called by farmers' groups

    Arvind Kejriwal said that all AAP workers across the country will support the nationwide strike and appealed to all citizens to support the farmers.

  • Bank unions lend support to farmers' agitation against new farm laws Dec 06, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    Bank unions lend support to farmers' agitation against new farm laws

    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.

  • '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.

  • Farmers group go on 'maun vrat' at government meeting; want 'yes' or 'no' answer to their demands Dec 05, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    Farmers group go on 'maun vrat' at government meeting; want 'yes' or 'no' answer to their demands

    Kavitha Kuruganti of AIKSCC (All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee) said the government was not responding to the pinpointed question of farmer leaders.

  • Agriculture minister tells farmer unions that govt committed to talks, welcomes feedback: Sources Dec 05, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Agriculture minister tells farmer unions that govt committed to talks, welcomes feedback: Sources

    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.

  • Highway is the new home for farmers Dec 05, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    Highway is the new home for farmers

    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.

  • People have a right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers' protest in India Dec 05, 2020 02:09 PM IST

    People have a right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers' protest in India

    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.

  • 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.

  • Farmers protest impact: Supply of vegetables, fruits from other states impacted Nov 30, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Farmers protest impact: Supply of vegetables, fruits from other states impacted

    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.

  • 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.

  • Opposition in Tamil Nadu urges PM Modi to meet protesting farmers, demand repeal of farm laws Nov 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    Opposition in Tamil Nadu urges PM Modi to meet protesting farmers, demand repeal of farm laws

    "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.

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