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  • Rahul Gandhi drives tractor to Parliament to protest farm law Jul 26, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi drives tractor to Parliament to protest farm law

    Rahul Gandhi along with party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa, Ravneet Singh Bittu and Deepinder Singh Hooda also carried banners and raised sloganss.

  • Farmers will hold peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar from July 22: Farmer union leader Jul 20, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Farmers will hold peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar from July 22: Farmer union leader

    Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh national president Shiv Kumar Kakka told PTI that every day from July 22, 200 farmers, wearing identification badges, will go to Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border to hold the protest.

  • New farm laws to boost competition; farmers can sell produce to corporates: CEA K Subramanian Jul 12, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    New farm laws to boost competition; farmers can sell produce to corporates: CEA K Subramanian

    New farm laws to boost competition; farmers can sell produce to corporates: CEA

  • Maharashtra govt introduces 3 bills to counter Centre's farm laws Jul 06, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt introduces 3 bills to counter Centre's farm laws

    The bills have provisions for higher than MSP rate for produce in farming agreement with traders, timely payment of dues, three-year jail term and Rs 5 lakh fine or both for harassment of farmers.

  • Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin assures resolutions in Assembly against farm laws, CAA Jun 22, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin assures resolutions in Assembly against farm laws, CAA

    Ever since the three farm laws were enacted by the union government, the DMK had all along demanded the Centre to withdraw the laws, which are "against the interests of farmers," the Chief Minister said intervening his party MLA Tamizharasi, who spoke on the matter in the House.

  • Government ready to talk to farmers but not on repeal of laws: Agri minister Narendra Singh Tomar Jun 18, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Government ready to talk to farmers but not on repeal of laws: Agri minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Thousands of farmers are camping on Delhi's borders since last November, seeking withdrawal of the new agriculture laws.

  • Maharashtra govt will amend agri law to protect interest of farmers: Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat Jun 09, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt will amend agri law to protect interest of farmers: Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat

    Thorat said the draft law will be introduced in the monsoon session of the Maharashtra legislature beginning July 5.

  • Farmers to observe June 5 as 'Sampoorna Kranti Divas' by burning copies of farm laws May 29, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Farmers to observe June 5 as 'Sampoorna Kranti Divas' by burning copies of farm laws

    The Centre has been maintaining that the new farm laws will free farmers from middlemen, giving them more options to sell their crops.

  • India warns against mass farmers protest, citing COVID 'super-spreader' risk May 24, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    India warns against mass farmers protest, citing COVID 'super-spreader' risk

    Farmers are camped out on Delhi's outskirts despite a great risk of infection to themselves, the joint committee of farmers organisations said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to repeal laws to liberalise the farm sector.

  • Farmer unions seek PM Modi's intervention to resume talks, vow to intensify protests from May 26 May 22, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Farmer unions seek PM Modi's intervention to resume talks, vow to intensify protests from May 26

    SKM said that while the protesting farmers do not wish to expose anyone to the health hazards of the pandemic, it “cannot also give up on the struggle, as it is a matter of life and death, and also of future generations”.

  • 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.

  • Amid COVID chaos and protests, India's farmers eye record wheat crop Apr 29, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Amid COVID chaos and protests, India's farmers eye record wheat crop

    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.

  • 'Bharat Bandh': Minimal impact in Delhi; metro, road transport, markets unaffected Mar 26, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    'Bharat Bandh': Minimal impact in Delhi; metro, road transport, markets unaffected

    The "Bharat Bandh" called by the farmer unions began at 6 am.

  • Farmers ready to continue protest on Delhi borders till Modi govt lasts: Narendra Tikait Mar 10, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Farmers ready to continue protest on Delhi borders till Modi govt lasts: Narendra Tikait

    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.

  • Govt says private companies developed 38 farm markets in last 3 years Mar 09, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Govt says private companies developed 38 farm markets in last 3 years

    "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.

  • International Women's Day | Thousands of women join Indian farmers' protests against new laws Mar 08, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    International Women's Day | Thousands of women join Indian farmers' protests against new laws

    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.

  • Entry, exit gates of stations on Tikri Kalan-Brig Hoshiar Singh section of Green Line closed: DMRC Mar 08, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Entry, exit gates of stations on Tikri Kalan-Brig Hoshiar Singh section of Green Line closed: DMRC

    Tikri border is one of the epicentres of the farmers’ protest against the new agriculture laws.

  • Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi govt of carrying out raids against those who are pro-farmers Mar 04, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi govt of carrying out raids against those who are pro-farmers

    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.

  • Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders in vulnerable age group Mar 01, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders in vulnerable age group

    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.

  • From the hinterland to Hollywood: How Indian farmers galvanised a protest movement Feb 26, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    From the hinterland to Hollywood: How Indian farmers galvanised a protest movement

    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.

  • 'Caged parrot' Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait Feb 24, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    'Caged parrot' Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait

    Naresh Tikait accused the BJP-led central government of being “stubborn” over the three new laws, which farmer unions want repealed.

  • Govt ready to talk with farmers on 3 laws after unions' response on its offer: Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 24, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Govt ready to talk with farmers on 3 laws after unions' response on its offer: Narendra Singh Tomar

    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.

  • Govt ushered historic increase in MSP, doing everything possible to double farmers' income: PM Modi Feb 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Govt ushered historic increase in MSP, doing everything possible to double farmers' income: PM Modi

    PM Modi also said that over the last seven years, the government has taken many initiatives for transforming agriculture.

  • Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh on March 8, says Bharatiya Kisan Union Feb 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh on March 8, says Bharatiya Kisan Union

    Rakesh Tikait will address farmer rallies in Sheopur, Rewa and Dewas on March 8, MP BKU general secretary Anil Yadav told PTI.

  • Be ready to sacrifice your standing crop: Rakesh Tikait to farmers Feb 18, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Be ready to sacrifice your standing crop: Rakesh Tikait to farmers

    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.

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