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  • Kejriwal to address Kisan Mahapanchayat in Punjab on Sunday Mar 20, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Kejriwal to address Kisan Mahapanchayat in Punjab on Sunday

    The Kisan Mahapanchayat will be held at Anaj Mandi, Bagha Purana and Moga.

  • Farmer unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 26 Mar 10, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Farmer unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 26

    "We will observe a complete Bharat bandh on March 26, when our protest against the three farm laws completes four months. The peaceful bandh will remain effective from morning till evening," farmer leader Buta Singh Burjgill said.

  • Protest in Bengaluru, Mumbai against arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi Feb 15, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    Protest in Bengaluru, Mumbai against arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi

    Scores of people demonstrated in Bengaluru and Mumbai on February 15 after climate change activist Disha Ravi was arrested for circulating 'toolkit' on social media supporting months of massive protests by farmers.

  • PM Modi’s defence of the much-demonised private sector comes at the right time Feb 11, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    PM Modi’s defence of the much-demonised private sector comes at the right time

    It is strange that the current Congress leadership should decry the role of corporates when its own government in 1991 made the economy leapfrog, thanks to decisive liberalisation measures that unshackled entrepreneurs

  • Why PM Modi's private sector defence is a watershed in India’s political economy Feb 11, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Why PM Modi's private sector defence is a watershed in India’s political economy

    The government no longer thinks it’s necessary to camouflage reforms. That is a momentous change

  • Scenes from Azadpur Mandi amid farmer protests: Present tense, future challenging Feb 10, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Scenes from Azadpur Mandi amid farmer protests: Present tense, future challenging

    Azadpur Mandi is an ideal reflection of socialist and secular society.

  • Message from PM Modi’s Rajya Sabha speech: Reforms will continue and none will be left behind Feb 08, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Message from PM Modi’s Rajya Sabha speech: Reforms will continue and none will be left behind

    Prime Minister defends farm reforms, says India can achieve great things if it comes together as one 

  • Indian farmers plan nationwide 3-hour blockade of highways on February 6 Feb 06, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Indian farmers plan nationwide 3-hour blockade of highways on February 6

    Several rounds of talks between farmers with the government have failed to produce any breakthroughs. The farmers say the laws will leave them poorer and at the mercy of corporations. Their action is a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Security upped at Delhi borders as farmers set to hold 'chakka jam' Feb 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Security upped at Delhi borders as farmers set to hold 'chakka jam'

    Police are also using drone cameras to keep a tight vigil at protest sites. Multilayered barricades, barbed wires and nail-studded roads at the protest sites are also part of the precautionary measures taken by the police force.

  • Republic Day violence raises questions about right to protest and agitational politics Jan 29, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Republic Day violence raises questions about right to protest and agitational politics

    Mass movements are known to go off course because of the inability of its authors to always be in control of circumstances and forces at play 

  • Protesting farmers and a resolute government: Where will the twain meet? Jan 27, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    Protesting farmers and a resolute government: Where will the twain meet?

    If the government’s strategy is to tire the farmers into returning their homes, it seems to have underestimated the trust deficit between itself and the protesting farmers

  • Implement farm laws without delay and investigate those behind Republic Day violence Jan 27, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Implement farm laws without delay and investigate those behind Republic Day violence

    Parliamentary democracy cannot be held hostage by violent interest groups working to protect their oppressive social and political power at expense of the masses

  • Farmers protest | Talks between Indian farmers, government reach stalemate Jan 23, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Farmers protest | Talks between Indian farmers, government reach stalemate

    Farmers say the legislation passed by Parliament in September will lead to the cartelisation and commercialisation of agriculture, make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed and devastate their earnings.

  • Farm laws will help increase income of farmers: Amit Shah Jan 17, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Farm laws will help increase income of farmers: Amit Shah

    The three farm laws will help farmers in increasing their income and they can now sell their produce anywhere in the country and the world, Shah has said.

  • Legal Matters | Is Supreme Court trespassing beyond its remit? Jan 13, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Legal Matters | Is Supreme Court trespassing beyond its remit?

    The Supreme Court has a well-defined role under the Indian Constitution. Its excursions beyond those boundaries have far-reaching, and counter-productive, consequences

  • By staying the implementation of the three farm laws, the SC has sent out the wrong message Jan 13, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    By staying the implementation of the three farm laws, the SC has sent out the wrong message

    Why is the apex court taking upon itself the burden not cast on it by the Constitution? Even if the court is moved by the plight of the farmers, it could exhort them to abjure their obstinacy in taking to the streets with alacrity

  • Farmers' Protest News Highlights | SC to pronounce orders on January 12 on farm laws, farmers' protests Jan 11, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest News Highlights | SC to pronounce orders on January 12 on farm laws, farmers' protests

    Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 47th day. The Supreme Court Monday pulled up the Centre for its handling of the farmers protest against the new farm laws saying it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations between them were going.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: We don't want clause wise discussions, we want repeal of new farm laws, says BKU's Rakesh Tikait Jan 08, 2021 07:31 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: We don't want clause wise discussions, we want repeal of new farm laws, says BKU's Rakesh Tikait

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 44th day. The latest round of talks to be held at Vigyan Bhavan at 2 pm today is crucial as the previous meeting on January 4 remained inconclusive with both sides sticking to their positions.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Govt ready to consider any proposal apart form repeal of three farm laws, says Narendra Tomar Jan 07, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Govt ready to consider any proposal apart form repeal of three farm laws, says Narendra Tomar

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 43rd day. Sanyuta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farmers' unions, has called a tractor rally against agri reform laws.

  • Farmers' protest | Vandalisation of business assets would hamper private investment in Punjab: Mohandas Pai Jan 04, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Vandalisation of business assets would hamper private investment in Punjab: Mohandas Pai

    Pai has observed that the trend of increasing violence does not bode well for businesses, as the cost of doing business in India is more of an issue than ease of doing business.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Agitating farmers greet 2021 with bonfires, folk songs & 'kheer' Jan 01, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Agitating farmers greet 2021 with bonfires, folk songs & 'kheer'

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 37th day today. Discussions on the three farm laws and MSP is set to continue in the next round of talks on January 4.

  • Protests or vandalism? Don’t kill the golden goose of private enterprise Dec 31, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Protests or vandalism? Don’t kill the golden goose of private enterprise

    It’s a simple fact that for faster growth and an improvement in incomes, we need non-farm manufacturing jobs to grow in India, including Punjab. Agriculture can support only so many people and we need to move workers to better productive sectors 

  • Peaceful protest is a democratic right, but vandalism hurts India’s image Dec 31, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Peaceful protest is a democratic right, but vandalism hurts India’s image

    The Punjab vandalism coupled with the hooliganism at the Apple factory at Kolar send a wrong message to global entrepreneurs who wish to be part of India’s growth story. It shows that the Indian state is incapable of safeguarding private property

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights | Haryana Police use water cannon, tear gas as farmers break through barricades at Rajasthan-Haryana border Dec 31, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights | Haryana Police use water cannon, tear gas as farmers break through barricades at Rajasthan-Haryana border

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 36th day today. Discussions on the three farm laws and MSP is set to continue in the next round of talks on January 4.

  • Vilifying private enterprise threatens to push back India to the 70s Dec 30, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Vilifying private enterprise threatens to push back India to the 70s

    The first thing economic growth requires is trust, stability and law and order. If India continues on the path of political opportunism and populism pandering to one set of private producers' unjust demands, it is doomed to be trapped forever in the low-income category

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