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  • Every farmer-labourer part of movement a 'satyagrahi', they will take back their rights: Rahul Gandhi Jan 03, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Every farmer-labourer part of movement a 'satyagrahi', they will take back their rights: Rahul Gandhi

    The Congress has been seeking the repeal of the three new farm laws, alleging that they will ruin farming and the farmers. The Congress is also supporting the farmers’ agitation against the legislations.

  • Heavy rains add to woes of farmers protesting at Delhi borders Jan 03, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    Heavy rains add to woes of farmers protesting at Delhi borders

    Farmer leader Abhimanyu Kohar, who is a member of Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, said on Sunday that farmers have waterproof tents but they cannot protect them from biting cold and waterlogging.

  • Will hold tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26 if demands not met: Farmer unions Jan 02, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Will hold tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26 if demands not met: Farmer unions

    Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said their proposed parade will be called "Kisan Parade" and it will be be held after the Republic Day parade.

  • Kerala Assembly passes unanimous resolution against central farm laws Dec 31, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    Kerala Assembly passes unanimous resolution against central farm laws

    Moving the resolution, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that the central laws have been amended to help the corporates.

  • Farmers don't trust PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi Dec 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Farmers don't trust PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi is currently abroad visiting an ailing relative and also meeting his maternal grandmother.

  • Govt-farmers meeting: Ministers join union leaders to share langar food Dec 30, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Govt-farmers meeting: Ministers join union leaders to share langar food

    Sources present at the venue said that Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Food and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash joined the farmer leaders to share their langar food during the break.

  • Govt wants all farmers get MSP benefit: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Dec 30, 2020 05:54 PM IST

    Govt wants all farmers get MSP benefit: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

    According to a press release, the chief minister directed that farmers’ produce be procured without any delay and, if required, additional arrangements should be made for it.

  • Hold direct talks with PM Modi for successful outcome: Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal to farmers Dec 30, 2020 04:43 PM IST

    Hold direct talks with PM Modi for successful outcome: Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal to farmers

    Commenting on farmer leaders' meeting with the Centre over the laws on Wednesday, former Union minister and Akali Dal’s Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said they shouldn't fall into “trap” of extended meetings, “which yield nothing”.

  • Free WiFi hotspots to be set up at Singhu for protesting farmers: AAP's Raghav Chadha Dec 29, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    Free WiFi hotspots to be set up at Singhu for protesting farmers: AAP's Raghav Chadha

    Farmers from various parts of the country have been camping at different border points of Delhi for over a month now to demand repeal of the three agri laws, which were voted through in Parliament in September amid strong protests by opposition parties.

  • Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar wanted farm reforms during UPA regime, failed under political pressure: Narendra Singh Tomar Dec 28, 2020 08:16 PM IST

    Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar wanted farm reforms during UPA regime, failed under political pressure: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Narendra Singh Tomar also asserted the Modi government will not take any decisions detrimental to the poor and farmers.

  • A country that does not respect agriculture will fall, says Kamal Haasan Dec 28, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    A country that does not respect agriculture will fall, says Kamal Haasan

    Kamal Haasan was responding to a question on the more than a month-long farmers' protest in Delhi, where ryots mainly from Punjab and Haryana have held ground demanding repealing of Centre's three farm laws.

  • Punjab looking into whether protesting farmers sabotaged telecom infrastructure Dec 28, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Punjab looking into whether protesting farmers sabotaged telecom infrastructure

    A senior Punjab state police official said the power supply was disrupted to several telecom towers in the state, mainly ones owned by Jio, the telecommunications arm of Reliance Industries.

  • I appeal with folded hands to Centre to repeal farm laws: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Dec 27, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    I appeal with folded hands to Centre to repeal farm laws: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    In his second visit to the Singhu border, where thousands of farmers are protesting against the laws since November last week, Arvind Kejriwal said, "I challenge any Union minister to have an open debate with the farmers and it will be clear how beneficial or harmful these laws are."

  • Farmers carry out 'Thali Bajao' protests during PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' Dec 27, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Farmers carry out 'Thali Bajao' protests during PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

    This thali bajao protest was initially introduced by the PM where he had asked the people of the country to clap, beat steel plates, and ring bells during the 'Janata curfew' on March 22 to express gratitude towards those risking their lives and working tirelessly during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Protesting farmers stay put at Delhi borders amid harsh winter Dec 27, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Protesting farmers stay put at Delhi borders amid harsh winter

    The farmers had reached Singhu border over a month ago.

  • Farmers should have an open mind towards experimenting with new laws: H D Kumaraswamy Dec 26, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    Farmers should have an open mind towards experimenting with new laws: H D Kumaraswamy

    The former Chief Minister however felt that there has to be a proper coordination between the Centre and the protesters for this to happen.

  • Agri laws: More Punjab farmers head towards protest sites near Delhi Dec 26, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Agri laws: More Punjab farmers head towards protest sites near Delhi

    According to farmer union leaders, peasants from various places including Sangrur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Bathinda districts were headed towards Singhu and Tikri borders.

  • Ready for talks, but govt should send concrete proposal, say protesting farmer unions Dec 23, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Ready for talks, but govt should send concrete proposal, say protesting farmer unions

    All India Kisan Sabha leader Hannan Molla claimed the government wanted to tire the farmers out so that the protest would end.

  • More farm reforms due; hopeful of protesting unions resuming dialogue with Govt: Narendra Singh Tomar Dec 23, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    More farm reforms due; hopeful of protesting unions resuming dialogue with Govt: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The minister said any agitation can be resolved only through dialogue as has been the case always in history and urged the protesting unions to fix a date and time for the next round of talks.

  • Those who don't want to see farmers happy, misleading them: Yogi Adityanath Dec 23, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Those who don't want to see farmers happy, misleading them: Yogi Adityanath

    “It is being said repeatedly said that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will not be abolished but farmers are still getting misled on this. It is being said again and again that the ‘mandis’ will not end. The prime minister has said mandis are being connected with technology, but farmers are being misled on this as well. What kind of politics is this?” Yogi Adityanath said.

  • Farmers 'spine' of country, but govt ignoring their woes: Sanjay Raut Dec 23, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Farmers 'spine' of country, but govt ignoring their woes: Sanjay Raut

    Talking to reporters on the occasion of the National Farmers' Day, Sanjay Raut, without taking any names, alleged that attempts are being made to weaken cultivators to benefit some industrialists.

  • Farmers pride of country, BJP should stop insulting them: Akhilesh Yadav Dec 23, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Farmers pride of country, BJP should stop insulting them: Akhilesh Yadav

    Various farmers' organisations are protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws, terming the legislations as "anti-farmers".

  • New farm laws to herald new era in Indian agriculture: Narendra Singh Tomar Dec 22, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    New farm laws to herald new era in Indian agriculture: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The minister said the agriculture sector is the backbone of the Indian economy and the Narendra Modi government is focusing on doubling farmer's income by 2022.

  • Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan says 'no' to special assembly session for passing resolution against Central farm laws Dec 22, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan says 'no' to special assembly session for passing resolution against Central farm laws

    The session would not be held on Wednesday, as proposed by CPI-M led LDF government, since the Governor did not accord sanction, the sources told PTI.

  • Agriculture reforms: Why India’s farm sector needs a sea change Dec 22, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Agriculture reforms: Why India’s farm sector needs a sea change

    As farmer protests continue, we look at some of the underlying challenges and issues surrounding India’s agriculture sector and why farm reforms are imperative.

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