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  • SC panel holds consultations with 12 farmer unions from 8 states Feb 12, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    SC panel holds consultations with 12 farmer unions from 8 states

    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.

  • BJP promises to double farmers' income, but stands against them during crisis: Sachin Pilot Feb 09, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    BJP promises to double farmers' income, but stands against them during crisis: Sachin Pilot

    Sachin Pilot reiterated the demand of withdrawal of the Centre’s three contentious farm laws, saying the Congress is in support of the farmers.

  • Insult to farmers, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha on PM Modi's 'Andolan-jivi' remark Feb 08, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    Insult to farmers, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha on PM Modi's 'Andolan-jivi' remark

    "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'.”

  • After PM Modi's invite, farmer leaders say ready for talks, ask govt to choose date Feb 08, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    After PM Modi's invite, farmer leaders say ready for talks, ask govt to choose date

    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.

  • Won't allow business over hunger; need law on MSP: Rakesh Tikait Feb 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Won't allow business over hunger; need law on MSP: Rakesh Tikait

    The Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson’s comments came soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in the Rajya Sabha during which he assured "MSP was there. MSP is there. MSP will remain in the future”.

  • Farm laws: SC-appointed panel holds consultations with state govt & private mandi operators Feb 05, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Farm laws: SC-appointed panel holds consultations with state govt & private mandi operators

    This is the fifth meeting the panel held so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders both online and in person.

  • India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests Feb 05, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests

    As the farmers camp out at the edges of the capital, protesting new agricultural laws they say will devastate their earnings, the mainstream and social media have come under unprecedented attacks from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Govt's offer to amend farm laws doesn't mean shortcomings in legislations: Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 05, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Govt's offer to amend farm laws doesn't mean shortcomings in legislations: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Countering the opposition claim that farmers across the country are agitated over the three new laws, he said that those in just one state are being misinformed and instigated.

  • We briefly discussed it in team meeting: Virat Kohli on farmers' protest Feb 04, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    We briefly discussed it in team meeting: Virat Kohli on farmers' protest

    On Wednesday, Kohli was among a host of Indian cricket stars, including the iconic Sachin Tendulkar who urged for unity in the country after some international celebrities like US pop star Rihanna called attention to the plight of the agitating farmers on social media.

  • Derek O'Brien presses govt to repeal 3 farm laws, offers draft bill to do so Feb 04, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Derek O'Brien presses govt to repeal 3 farm laws, offers draft bill to do so

    Participating in a discussion on the motion of thanks on the president's address in the Rajya Sabha, the Trinamool MP also referred to the death of a farmer during the tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day and said there should be a 'proper inquiry' so the truth could come out.

  • India farming protests resonate with US agriculture Feb 04, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    India farming protests resonate with US agriculture

    Indian farmers have left their homes to march through New Delhi in a desperate effort to force the repeal of laws they believe would end guaranteed pricing and force them to sell to powerful corporations rather than government-run markets.

  • Farmers' stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha acknowledges support of international personalities, says getting stronger day by day Feb 03, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Farmers' stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha acknowledges support of international personalities, says getting stronger day by day

    The remarks come a day after international pop star Rihanna and young environmental activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of the farmers’ agitation.

  • Supreme Court refuses to entertain pleas on tractor rally violence Feb 03, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Supreme Court refuses to entertain pleas on tractor rally violence

    "We are sure that the government is inquiring into it (violence) and they are doing it. We have read statement made by the Prime Minister in the press that the law will take its own course. That means they are inquiring into it. We do not want to interfere in it at this stage,” said the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.

  • Doors always open for farmers; opposition should not make stir another Shaheen Bagh: BJP in Rajya Sabha Feb 03, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Doors always open for farmers; opposition should not make stir another Shaheen Bagh: BJP in Rajya Sabha

    Moving the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the upper house, BJP member Bhubaneswar Kalita said the government respects farmers. He said the government has given new rights to farmers through these new farm laws and none of their rights or facilities have been taken away.

  • Delhi govt to help trace farmers missing from protest sites: CM Arvind Kejriwal Feb 03, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Delhi govt to help trace farmers missing from protest sites: CM Arvind Kejriwal

    A delegation from the legal team of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha met Kejriwal and presented him a list of 29 missing farmers. It also demanded a judicial inquiry into the alleged "conspiracy against the farmers' protest" and a medical board to examine those in jail.

  • Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut meets Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, extends party's support to farmers' stir Feb 02, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut meets Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, extends party's support to farmers' stir

    The Rajya Sabha MP said he reached Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border along with other Shiv Sena MPs on instructions of Maharashtra Chief Minister and party supremo Uddhav Thackeray, even as the protest site virtually remained a heavily secured fortress for a second day.

  • Build bridges, not walls: Rahul Gandhi to Centre on protesting farmers Feb 02, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Build bridges, not walls: Rahul Gandhi to Centre on protesting farmers

    Iron rods have been hooked between two rows of cement barriers on a flank of the main highway at the Singhu border to further restrict the movement of protesters, agitating against the Centre's new farm laws.

  • No formal talks with govt until harassment stops, detained farmers freed: Samyukt Kisan Morcha Feb 02, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    No formal talks with govt until harassment stops, detained farmers freed: Samyukt Kisan Morcha

    In a statement, it alleged that increased barricading, including digging trenches, fixing nails on roads, setting up barbed-wire fences, closing internal roads, stopping Internet services and "orchestrating protests through BJP-RSS workers" are part of "attacks" being organised by the government, its police and administration against the farmers.

  • Sanjay Raut to meet protesting farmers at Ghazipur border Feb 02, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Sanjay Raut to meet protesting farmers at Ghazipur border

    The Shiv Sena has been supporting the farmers who are agitating at Delhi's border points for over two months against the Centre's three new farm laws.

  • Only concerned about having farm laws repealed, budget does not matter: Protesting farmers Feb 01, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    Only concerned about having farm laws repealed, budget does not matter: Protesting farmers

    "Our demand was to increase the price of crops, not agriculture credit. This is a conspiracy to take away your land. Within 10-15 years, the corporate will take your land. The fight is for rate of crops, not for credit. They didn't talk about MSP. There is nothing for farmers," farmer leader Rakesh Tikait told PTI.

  • Farmers' demands valid, attempts to discredit them completely wrong: Arvind Kejriwal Jan 29, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    Farmers' demands valid, attempts to discredit them completely wrong: Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal was responding to a tweet from an unverified account of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait in which he had thanked him for making arrangements at the border for farmers.

  • Manish Sisodia visits Ghazipur border to check arrangements made by Delhi govt for farmers Jan 29, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    Manish Sisodia visits Ghazipur border to check arrangements made by Delhi govt for farmers

    Talking to reporters, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the farmers’ protest has full support of the Delhi government.

  • Haryana govt extends suspension of mobile internet services in 3 districts till Friday Jan 28, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Haryana govt extends suspension of mobile internet services in 3 districts till Friday

    The Haryana government has extended the suspension of telecom services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), all SMS services (excluding banking and mobile recharge) and all dongle services, etc. provided on mobile networks, except voice calls in the territorial jurisdiction of Sonipat, Palwal and Jhajjar for next 24 hours till 5 pm on January 29, according to the order.

  • R-Day violence: Delhi Police issues notices to 20 farmer leaders Jan 28, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    R-Day violence: Delhi Police issues notices to 20 farmer leaders

    Police asked them to submit their responses within three days, an official said, adding that the notices have been issued to these farmer leaders as they did not follow the conditions set for the tractor parade on Tuesday.

  • R-Day violence: Delhi Police to issue look out circulars against farmer leaders named in FIRs Jan 28, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    R-Day violence: Delhi Police to issue look out circulars against farmer leaders named in FIRs

    The farmer leaders who have been named in the FIRs will also be asked to surrender their passports, officials said.

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