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  • Shiv Sena takes dig at PM Modi over gurdwara visit amid farmers' stir Dec 22, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    Shiv Sena takes dig at PM Modi over gurdwara visit amid farmers' stir

    The editorial in the Marathi daily said farmers from Punjab did not flinch even when PM Modi reached the gurdwara, "turning his back towards the Sikh peasants protest", and continued with their demonstration.

  • Farmer union leaders to meet, discuss plan of action Dec 22, 2020 11:28 AM IST

    Farmer union leaders to meet, discuss plan of action

    Efforts are underway by the unions to draw support from farmers in other states like Bihar for their demand to enact a law assuring Minimum Support Price as the protest at the border points have been going on for almost four weeks now.

  • Huge support to farm reforms from most agrarian states, shows News 18 Network Survey Dec 21, 2020 04:11 PM IST

    Huge support to farm reforms from most agrarian states, shows News 18 Network Survey

    The survey showed that more than majority of the respondents believe farmers can get better prices under the new laws and they were in support of reforms and modernisation of Indian agriculture.

  • ASSOCHAM Foundation Week: PM Modi says agriculture reforms, agility in pharma among key Atmanirbhar pillars Dec 21, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    ASSOCHAM Foundation Week: PM Modi says agriculture reforms, agility in pharma among key Atmanirbhar pillars

    Backing the farm laws, PM Modi also added that with the improved physical and digital infrastructure, farmers can have a better market for their products, helping the entire rural economy reach a new high.

  • Farmers in Punjab, Haryana pay homage to those who died during agitation against Centre's agri laws Dec 20, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    Farmers in Punjab, Haryana pay homage to those who died during agitation against Centre's agri laws

    Farmers' bodies have claimed that over 30 farmers participating in the stir have died so far due to different reasons including heart attack and in road accidents.

  • Farmers' protests more political in nature: Union Minister VK Singh Dec 20, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Farmers' protests more political in nature: Union Minister VK Singh

    Thanjavur (TN), Dec 20 Union Minister VK Singh on Sunday said the on going protests by farmers against the three Central farm laws was "more polit..

  • Farmers' protest fallout of BJP's politics of 'lies and deceit': UP Congress Dec 20, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Farmers' protest fallout of BJP's politics of 'lies and deceit': UP Congress

    Speaking to reporters, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu also said that the party will continue its fight for farmers until the laws are withdrawn.

  • PM Modi urges people to read e-booklet highlighting how agro-reforms help farmers Dec 19, 2020 10:43 PM IST

    PM Modi urges people to read e-booklet highlighting how agro-reforms help farmers

    The government has issued an e-booklet in English and Hindi highlighting the success stories of farmers who have benefited from the reforms enacted in September.

  • PM Modi says agri reforms have started benefiting farmers Dec 19, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    PM Modi says agri reforms have started benefiting farmers

    Speaking at an Assocham convention, PM Modi highlighted reforms spanning from the manufacturing sector to labour to say India has during the last six years emerged as the world's preferred destination for investment.

  • PM Modi to speak on farm laws' 'benefits' in address to Madhya Pradesh farmers Dec 17, 2020 09:28 PM IST

    PM Modi to speak on farm laws' 'benefits' in address to Madhya Pradesh farmers

    An official of the Madhya Pradesh Public Relations Department on Thursday said the PM would address the farmers in the state around 2 pm.

  • Congress not against private entities playing key role in farming, clarifies Randeep Surjewala Dec 16, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Congress not against private entities playing key role in farming, clarifies Randeep Surjewala

    The party now says it is not against private entities getting producers from farmers.

  • Farmers protest: SC indicates constituting a committee to resolve deadlock Dec 16, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Farmers protest: SC indicates constituting a committee to resolve deadlock

    Multiple pleas have been filed in the top court seeking a direction to authorities to immediately remove the farmers, saying commuters are facing hardships due to the road blockades and the gatherings might lead to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Farm laws row can be solved in 5 minutes if PM Modi steps in: Sanjay Raut Dec 16, 2020 05:04 PM IST

    Farm laws row can be solved in 5 minutes if PM Modi steps in: Sanjay Raut

    The Shiv Sena leader said the protesters are India's own farmers and the government should have a dialogue with them.

  • Politics over farmers not in country's interest; forces out to derive advantage out of agitation: Nitin Gadkari Dec 16, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    Politics over farmers not in country's interest; forces out to derive advantage out of agitation: Nitin Gadkari

    The senior leader and former BJP President also said that remarks made by international entities on this issue were unjustifiable and uncalled for as India never interfered in internal matters of other countries.

  • Farmers harden stance, say will 'make' govt repeal agri laws; to block Chilla border on December 16 Dec 15, 2020 08:06 PM IST

    Farmers harden stance, say will 'make' govt repeal agri laws; to block Chilla border on December 16

    Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Jagjeet Dallewal said, "The government is saying 'we won't repeal these laws', we are saying we will make you do it." "The fight has reached a stage where we are determined to win no matter what," he said.

  • Repeal, re-enact: P Chidambaram's advice to govt on farm laws Dec 15, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Repeal, re-enact: P Chidambaram's advice to govt on farm laws

    The former finance minister said it is obvious that any agreement between farmers and the government will necessarily require a new bill to be passed by Parliament.

  • Govt addressing farmers' concerns; Opposition misguiding them: PM Modi Dec 15, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Govt addressing farmers' concerns; Opposition misguiding them: PM Modi

    PM Modi was speaking after laying foundation stones of a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant in his home state Gujarat.

  • Farmers' protest resulting in daily loss of Rs 3,500 crore: Assocham Dec 15, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Farmers' protest resulting in daily loss of Rs 3,500 crore: Assocham

    Assocham President Niranjan Hiranandani said, "The size of the combined economies of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K is about Rs 18 lakh crore. With the ongoing farmers' agitation and blockade of roads, toll plazas and railways, the economic activities have come to a halt."

  • Resolve farmers' agitation through dialogue: Congress leader to Government Dec 14, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Resolve farmers' agitation through dialogue: Congress leader to Government

    Speaking at the annual FICCI AGM, which was held virtually, senior congress leader called upon the government to be more generous in giving out money to all sections affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially the poor, and provide more stimulus to help revive the economy.

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