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.
- Feb 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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”.
- Feb 05, 2021 08:04 PM IST
This is the fifth meeting the panel held so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders both online and in person.
- Feb 05, 2021 05:50 PM IST
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.
- Feb 05, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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.
- Feb 04, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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.
- Feb 04, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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.
- Feb 04, 2021 01:16 PM IST
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.
- Feb 03, 2021 07:57 PM IST
The remarks come a day after international pop star Rihanna and young environmental activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of the farmers’ agitation.
- Feb 03, 2021 03:13 PM IST
"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.
- Feb 03, 2021 02:07 PM IST
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.
- Feb 03, 2021 01:56 PM IST
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.
- Feb 02, 2021 08:04 PM IST
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.
- Feb 02, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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.
- Feb 02, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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.
- Feb 02, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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.
- Feb 01, 2021 09:52 PM IST
"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.
- Jan 29, 2021 01:37 PM IST
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.
- Jan 29, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Talking to reporters, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the farmers’ protest has full support of the Delhi government.
- Jan 28, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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.
- Jan 28, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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.
- Jan 28, 2021 12:15 PM IST
The farmer leaders who have been named in the FIRs will also be asked to surrender their passports, officials said.