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  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha to observe May 26 as 'black day' marking 6 months of protest against farm laws May 15, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha to observe May 26 as 'black day' marking 6 months of protest against farm laws

    In a virtual press conference, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal appealed to people to raise black flags at their houses, vehicles and shops on May 26 to protest against the contentious farm legislations.

  • Supreme Court appointed panel on farm laws submits report Mar 31, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Supreme Court appointed panel on farm laws submits report

    The Supreme Court had on January 11 stayed the implementation of the three laws till further orders and appointed a four-member panel to resolve the impasse. The committee was given two months to study the laws and consult all stakeholders.

  • Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws Mar 28, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a joint front of farmer unions, also said that it will observe "FCI Bachao Diwas" on April 5, adding that offices of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be gheraoed from 11 am to 5 pm across the country.

  • Karnataka HC quashes FIR against Kangana Ranaut for tweet on protesting farmers: Report Mar 25, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Karnataka HC quashes FIR against Kangana Ranaut for tweet on protesting farmers: Report

    "Petition is allowed. Order is set aside and remitted back to the magistrate for consideration. Matter to be considered afresh,” single-judge of Justice HP Sandhesh said.

  • Farmers' Protest | Farmers' stir may continue till December: Rakesh Tikait Mar 14, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Farmers' stir may continue till December: Rakesh Tikait

    Talking about his Wes Bengal visit, Tikait said during their poll campaigning there, the central government people have been asking farmers to give them one feastful of rice.

  • From farms to mills, it's a long wait for Western UP farmers just to get sugarcane weighed Mar 07, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    From farms to mills, it's a long wait for Western UP farmers just to get sugarcane weighed

    Some pass their time chit-chatting about the ongoing protests, others while smoking bidis or cigarettes, but all of them sound worried about loads of sugarcane drying under a scorching sun, while Punjabi and Haryanvi songs continue to blare out loudly, either from their mobiles or small speakers fitted in their vehicles.

  • Govt ready to amend new agri laws, opposition playing politics at cost of agri-economy: Narendra Tomar Mar 06, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    Govt ready to amend new agri laws, opposition playing politics at cost of agri-economy: Narendra Tomar

    Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at Delhi borders for over three months, seeking a repeal of these three legislations and a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP).

  • Farmer leaders firm on demand of repealing agri laws as agitation completes 100 days Mar 06, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Farmer leaders firm on demand of repealing agri laws as agitation completes 100 days

    Darshan Pal, a senior member of the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha which is spearheading the going protest, said farmer unions stand firm on the demand of repeal of three agri laws.

  • US National Farmers Union supports farmers’ protest in India Feb 26, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    US National Farmers Union supports farmers’ protest in India

    The Union said it seeks to promote and advance family farm agriculture, not only in the United States but around the globe. In accordance with that goal, the NFU Board of directors has voiced its support for the protests, it said.

  • Delhi Police arrests man seen climbing one of Red Fort minarets during January 26 violence Feb 22, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Delhi Police arrests man seen climbing one of Red Fort minarets during January 26 violence

    The arrest of Jaspreet Singh comes five days after the police arrested Maninder Singh, a car mechanic in Delhi's Pitampura, after footage from the Red Fort on January 26 showed him 'swinging swords'.

  • Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh Feb 22, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh

    Observing that an early resolution to the problem was critical to the safety of Punjab, witnessing a surge in smuggling of weapons into the state from across the border during the past 5-6 months, he asserted that he and his government continue to stand with farmers on the issue.

  • Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir Feb 21, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir

    The 'Pagdi Sambhal Diwas' will be celebrated on February 23. This day will be celebrated in memory of Chacha Ajit Singh and Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said.

  • Centre's farm laws are like death warrants: Arvind Kejriwal after meeting farmers from West UP Feb 21, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    Centre's farm laws are like death warrants: Arvind Kejriwal after meeting farmers from West UP

    Arvind Kejriwal called upon the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government to repeal the agriculture reform bills that have led to an agrarian unrest in several parts of the nation.

  • Nobody spoke about farm laws at NITI Aayog meeting: Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar Feb 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    Nobody spoke about farm laws at NITI Aayog meeting: Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

    A press release issued by the Punjab government, however, claimed that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find 'urgent solution' to the apprehensions raised by the protesting farmers.

  • Congress takes out protest against Centre's farm laws, soaring fuel prices Feb 20, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Congress takes out protest against Centre's farm laws, soaring fuel prices

    In Jaipur, the protest was led by Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas and Congress Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi.

  • Opposition spreading false propaganda about farm laws: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 20, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    Opposition spreading false propaganda about farm laws: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    Addressing the traders' cell of Tamil Nadu BJP here, she also said those who were causing hindrance to the progress of the growth of Tamil Nadu were now criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government at the Centre.

  • Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab

    "The farmers are voters. So are migrant workers, MSMEs, the unemployed and the very poor families. When it is their turn, they will vote against the BJP like the Punjab voters.

  • Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk granted anticipatory bail; order on Nikita Jacob's bail plea on February 17 Feb 16, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk granted anticipatory bail; order on Nikita Jacob's bail plea on February 17

    The Delhi Police has been restrained by the court from taking any coercive action against Nikita Jacob till the order on her transit bail plea is issued.

  • Atrocious, diversionary tactic: Opposition leaders, academics condemn arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi Feb 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Atrocious, diversionary tactic: Opposition leaders, academics condemn arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi

    A group of 79 noted activists and academia members, based in several parts of the country, issued a joint statement calling for the release of Disha.

  • Disha Ravi: All you need to know about the climate activist arrested in the ‘toolkit’ case Feb 14, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    Disha Ravi: All you need to know about the climate activist arrested in the ‘toolkit’ case

    A student of Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, Disha is among the notable climate activists in India. She had, in 2019, started the Fridays for Future (FFF) India - an initiative linked to Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future movement.

  • Famers' protests | Will bring law to claim damages from protestors, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Feb 13, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Famers' protests | Will bring law to claim damages from protestors, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the state will bring a law for recovery of damages to public property from protesters.

  • Maharashtra farmers explore JVs, partnerships with corporates Feb 12, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Maharashtra farmers explore JVs, partnerships with corporates

    Along with joint partnership with Nafed, the MahaFPC has developed onion storage and marketing infrastructure through 25 partner FPCs. In the project, around 2,500 farmers have direct ownership and till now it has benefited 25,000 onion producers.

  • Agricultural reform domestic issue of India: Leader of UK Parliament Feb 12, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Agricultural reform domestic issue of India: Leader of UK Parliament

    The leader was responding during a regular Business of the House sitting as MPs debated matters to be addressed in upcoming Parliament sessions.

  • Role of private sector vital, wealth creators create jobs, says PM Narendra Modi defending farm laws Feb 10, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Role of private sector vital, wealth creators create jobs, says PM Narendra Modi defending farm laws

    Narendra Modi’s remarks are one of the most forceful endorsements by a senior policymaker of the role that businesses can play to distribute wealth and create jobs. Prime Minister also criticises India’s statist bureaucracy for being a drag on growth.

  • Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes cannot be made: Farooq Abdullah Feb 09, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes cannot be made: Farooq Abdullah

    Abdullah also asserted that Lord Ram belongs to the whole world. "Ram belongs to all of us. The way Muslims have held on to the Quran, the Quran is not just ours," he said.

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