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  • 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.

  • Toolkit case: Disha Ravi moves Delhi HC to restrain police from leaking probe material to media Feb 18, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    Toolkit case: Disha Ravi moves Delhi HC to restrain police from leaking probe material to media

    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.

  • New Farm reforms will benefit small, marginal farmers: PM Modi Feb 16, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    New Farm reforms will benefit small, marginal farmers: PM Modi

    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.

  • Delhi Police writes to Zoom, seeks details of those who attended toolkit meeting ahead of R-Day Feb 16, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Delhi Police writes to Zoom, seeks details of those who attended toolkit meeting ahead of R-Day

    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.

  • Milk and music: Indian villages support protesting farmers Feb 16, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Milk and music: Indian villages support protesting farmers

    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.

  • SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with agri-professionals, academicians Feb 15, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with agri-professionals, academicians

    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.

  • Toolkit case: Activists, environmentalists demand release of Disha Ravi Feb 15, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Toolkit case: Activists, environmentalists demand release of Disha Ravi

    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.

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