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  • Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna seeks peaceful and fair solution to farmers' issue Dec 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna seeks peaceful and fair solution to farmers' issue

    Ro Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.

  • Homemaker, farmworker and now protester, hundreds of women join farmers' agitation Dec 13, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    Homemaker, farmworker and now protester, hundreds of women join farmers' agitation

    The farmers, with help from various organisations and generous donors, have pulled out all the stops to sustain their agitation. The site is seeing a constant supply of cooked meals, fruits, dry fruits, and even ‘chaat’. There’s also chai-pakora, cold drinks, kheer and other sweet treats.

  • New agri law used to compel firm to abide by contract: Madhya Pradesh govt Dec 12, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    New agri law used to compel firm to abide by contract: Madhya Pradesh govt

    Farmers are protesting against the three new farm laws, including the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, on Delhi's borders.

  • Ready for talks with government, but will first discuss repealing agri laws: Farmer leaders Dec 12, 2020 07:23 PM IST

    Ready for talks with government, but will first discuss repealing agri laws: Farmer leaders

    Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said that thousands of farmers will start their 'Delhi Chalo' march from Rajasthan's Shahjahanpur through the Jaipur-Delhi Highway at 11 am on Sunday.

  • How many sacrifices will farmers have to make to get agri laws repealed, asks Rahul Gandhi Dec 12, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    How many sacrifices will farmers have to make to get agri laws repealed, asks Rahul Gandhi

    At least five rounds of formal talks have taken place between the Centre and representatives of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, protesting on various borders of the national capital for over two weeks, but the deadlock has continued with the unions sticking to their main demand for the repeal of the three contentious laws.

  • 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.

  • Security at Delhi borders increased after farmers' announcement to intensify stir Dec 12, 2020 11:19 AM IST

    Security at Delhi borders increased after farmers' announcement to intensify stir

    Thousands of farmers have been protesting at various areas on Delhi’s borders for the last 16 days and demanding that the legislations be withdrawn.

  • Negotiations 'work in progress', hopefully in last stage: Prakash Javadekar on farmer protest Dec 09, 2020 05:29 PM IST

    Negotiations 'work in progress', hopefully in last stage: Prakash Javadekar on farmer protest

    New Delhi, Dec 9 Sounding optimistic about an early resolution of farmer crisis, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesd..

  • Farmers' protest: Government's 6th round of meeting with farm leaders cancelled Dec 09, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    Farmers' protest: Government's 6th round of meeting with farm leaders cancelled

    The Home Minister’ meeting on Tuesday with a select group of union leaders that included Hannan Mollah of the All India Kisan Sabha and Rakesh Tikait of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) had failed to break the ice.

  • Arvind Kejriwal addresses AAP workers; says would have gone to support farmers if was not stopped Dec 08, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal addresses AAP workers; says would have gone to support farmers if was not stopped

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) earlier in the day alleged that the Delhi Police had put the chief minister under house arrest after he met protesting farmers at the Singhu border, a claim denied by the city police.

  • Not against farm sector reforms, but new laws don't reflect those changes: Congress Dec 08, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    Not against farm sector reforms, but new laws don't reflect those changes: Congress

    Senior Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said agriculture reforms should be discussed afresh in Parliament and new laws enacted after consulting all stakeholders.

  • Will demand 'yes or no' from Amit Shah when we meet him: Farmer leaders Dec 08, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Will demand 'yes or no' from Amit Shah when we meet him: Farmer leaders

    A group of farmer leaders will meet Amit Shah on Tuesday evening, a day before their sixth round of talks with Union ministers slated for Wednesday.

  • Bharat Bandh affects life in Bihar, highways, railway tracks blocked Dec 08, 2020 03:53 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh affects life in Bihar, highways, railway tracks blocked

    Police were deployed in large numbers across the state to ensure that the movement of essential goods and services remained unhindered.

  • Farmers in Maharashtra village distribute milk for free to back Bharat Bandh Dec 08, 2020 03:42 PM IST

    Farmers in Maharashtra village distribute milk for free to back Bharat Bandh

    Farmers in Wadigodri village did not sell their milk or supply it to dairies in the market, but instead chose to give away the commodity for free to children and women in the area, said Suresh Kale, the district president of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana.

  • Rahul Gandhi urges people to support Bharat Bandh Dec 08, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi urges people to support Bharat Bandh

    Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party are supporting the farmers' agitation and they have demanded a repeal of the three farm laws.

  • AAP says CM Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest, Delhi Police denies claim Dec 08, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    AAP says CM Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest, Delhi Police denies claim

    Arvind Kejriwal had visited the Singhu border on Monday and reviewed facilities for farmers protesting against the agri marketing laws.

  • Nobody should be forced to observe 'Bharat Bandh', emergency services allowed: Farmer leaders Dec 07, 2020 07:53 PM IST

    Nobody should be forced to observe 'Bharat Bandh', emergency services allowed: Farmer leaders

    Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said that the Central government will have to accept the demands of farmers to scrap the new laws whose passage has sparked protests.

  • Trade unions lend moral support to farmers' call for 'Bharat Bandh' Dec 07, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    Trade unions lend moral support to farmers' call for 'Bharat Bandh'

    The unions would not go on strike or abstain from work but support the farmers' agitation.

  • 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.

  • BSNL employees come out in support of farmers' organisations Dec 07, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    BSNL employees come out in support of farmers' organisations

    "BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU) is fully supporting the demands of the farmers’ organisations calling for the repealing of the Farm Acts, undemocratically passed in the last session of the Parliament,” the union said in a statement.

  • Amid farmers' protest, PM Modi's pitch on reforms: Can't build new century with old laws Dec 07, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Amid farmers' protest, PM Modi's pitch on reforms: Can't build new century with old laws

    "Reforms are needed for development. Reforms are very much needed for a new order and to give new facilities. We cannot build the next century with the laws of the previous century," PM Modi said.

  • Bharat Bandh': Transport services, essential supplies likely to be affected in Delhi on December 8 Dec 07, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh': Transport services, essential supplies likely to be affected in Delhi on December 8

    Some of the taxi and cab unions, including those associated with app-based aggregators, have decided to join the one-day strike. The work at major wholesale vegetable and fruit markets is likely to be hampered with a section of traders favouring the farmers’ demands.

  • 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.

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