May 15, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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.
- Apr 29, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Indian Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tonnes this year, posing more headaches for a government that some experts say underestimated the strength of rural anger.
- Mar 26, 2021 01:59 PM IST
The "Bharat Bandh" called by the farmer unions began at 6 am.
- Mar 10, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Narendra Tikait, who does not hold any official position in Bharatiya Kisan Union, formed by his father in 1986, and mostly focusses on the family's farming activities but is as vocal on issues concerning farmers as his two elder brothers Naresh and Rakesh Tikait who are leading from the front in the agitation that has been continuing for more than 100 days.
- Mar 09, 2021 03:41 PM IST
"Farm laws aim at promoting agriculture marketing infrastructure and supply chains for efficiently connecting farm gates to markets for the benefit of farmers by encouraging investments," Narendra Singh Tomar said in his written reply to the Lower House.
- Mar 08, 2021 05:22 PM IST
Wearing bright yellow scarves representing the colour of mustard fields, the women took centrestage at one key site, chanting slogans, holding small marches, and making speeches through loudspeakers to target the laws.
- Mar 08, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Tikri border is one of the epicentres of the farmers’ protest against the new agriculture laws.
- Mar 04, 2021 12:35 PM IST
A day after income-tax raids at the homes and offices of Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and others, Rahul Gandhi used the hashtag 'ModiRaidsProFarmers' with his tweet in Hindi to take a dig at the government.
- Mar 01, 2021 06:08 PM IST
The 80-year-old Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal, a senior member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha which is spearheading the agitation, said he will not go to vaccination centres to receive the jabs.
- Feb 26, 2021 11:25 AM IST
Simmering in makeshift camps housing tens of thousands of farmers since last year, the movement has seen a dramatic growth in recent weeks, getting backing from environmental activists, opposition parties and even A-list Western celebrities.
- Feb 24, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Naresh Tikait accused the BJP-led central government of being “stubborn” over the three new laws, which farmer unions want repealed.
- Feb 24, 2021 06:17 PM IST
The government and unions representing farmers, who have been camping at Delhi's border for about three months in protest against the three laws that they see will end state procurement of crops at MSP, have held 11 rounds of talks, the last being on January 22.
- Feb 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST
PM Modi also said that over the last seven years, the government has taken many initiatives for transforming agriculture.
- Feb 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Rakesh Tikait will address farmer rallies in Sheopur, Rewa and Dewas on March 8, MP BKU general secretary Anil Yadav told PTI.
- Feb 18, 2021 08:06 PM IST
Rakesh Tikait said the government should not be under the impression that the movement against the laws will end as farmers will go to their villages to harvest their crop.
- Feb 18, 2021 11:31 AM IST
The petition also seeks to restrain the media from publishing the contents or extracts of any alleged private chats, including those on WhatsApp, between her and third parties.
- Feb 16, 2021 03:32 PM IST
While laying the foundation stone for a statue of warrior king Suheldev in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district via video conferencing, PM Modi also said that his government was trying to rectify the "mistakes" of previous regimes that did not honour deserving warriors and leaders.
- Feb 16, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Police alleged that Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu were among the around 70 people who had attended the meeting through Zoom app, days before the Republic Day violence in the national capital that left over 500 police personnel injured and one protester dead.
- Feb 16, 2021 12:35 PM IST
The farmers, who have slept outdoors through the winter cold, are being supported by an army of small villages in the northern states neighbouring Delhi.
- Feb 15, 2021 06:56 PM IST
This is the seventh meeting the panel has held so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders both online and in person.
- Feb 15, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Disha Ravi (22) was arrested on Saturday from Bengaluru for allegedly sharing with Greta Thunberg the toolkit related to the farmer’s protest against the Centre’s three new agriculture laws, police said.
- Feb 12, 2021 04:38 PM IST
This is the seventh meeting held by the panel so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders, both online and in person.
- Feb 09, 2021 04:42 PM IST
Sachin Pilot reiterated the demand of withdrawal of the Centre’s three contentious farm laws, saying the Congress is in support of the farmers.
- Feb 08, 2021 10:34 PM IST
"Farmers would like to remind the PM Modi that it is 'andolans' that have liberated India from colonial rulers and that is why we are proud to be 'Andolan-jivi'.”
- Feb 08, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Farmer unions, however, objected to Prime Minister Modi’s remarks in Rajya Sabha that a new "breed" of agitators called "andolan jivi" has emerged in the country, and said that agitation has an important role in a democracy.