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  • Farmers' Protest | Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces fresh stir, to observe Sampoorna Kranti Diwas on June 5 Jun 03, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces fresh stir, to observe Sampoorna Kranti Diwas on June 5

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, along with other farmer bodies, has been holding protests since last year against the three agricultural reforms introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre.

  • The farmers’ agitation is the last gasp of the old order May 26, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    The farmers’ agitation is the last gasp of the old order

    Clearly, cynical political reasons are at work behind the farmers' protests and the support given by the opposition.

  • Farmers' Protest | Here are the guidelines issued by Samyukta Kisan Morcha for 'Chakka Jam' on February 6 Feb 05, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Here are the guidelines issued by Samyukta Kisan Morcha for 'Chakka Jam' on February 6

    The farmers' union has clarified that no roads will be blocked in the Delhi NCR region. They have also made it clear that they only wish for a peaceful demonstration.

  • Farmers' Protests: Home Minister Amit Shah meets NSA Doval, IB & Delhi Police Chief ahead of Chakka Jam on February 6 Feb 04, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Farmers' Protests: Home Minister Amit Shah meets NSA Doval, IB & Delhi Police Chief ahead of Chakka Jam on February 6

    On February 2, farmer unions announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' that would take place on February 6 where they would block national and state highways for three hours.

  • Delhi police issues clarification on FIR filed against Greta Thunberg, says no one is named Feb 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Delhi police issues clarification on FIR filed against Greta Thunberg, says no one is named

    This is in the wake of her tweets supporting the ongoing farmers' protests at the Delhi borders.

  • Kangana Ranaut finds her multiple tweets deleted by Twitter for violating the microblogging site's rules Feb 04, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut finds her multiple tweets deleted by Twitter for violating the microblogging site's rules

    This follows a rampage the actress made on the site, discussing a tweet made by international pop-sensation and businesswoman Rihanna on the ongoing farmer protests.

  • Farmers' Protest | Roads closed, internet suspended -- here is what's happening in the national capital Jan 26, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Roads closed, internet suspended -- here is what's happening in the national capital

    Traffic was affected in several parts of the national capital as a result of ongoing farmer protests, find out what services have been hit in the national capital

  • Supreme Court hears pleas challenging new farm reform laws: Key highlights Jan 11, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Supreme Court hears pleas challenging new farm reform laws: Key highlights

    During the hearing, the Supreme Court expressed disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the government and the farmer unions.

  • Govt to incur lower sugar subsidy bill this year Dec 18, 2020 05:01 PM IST

    Govt to incur lower sugar subsidy bill this year

  • Farmer Protests: Several political parties, unions call for Bharat Bandh today Dec 08, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Farmer Protests: Several political parties, unions call for Bharat Bandh today

    More than 15 political parties and 40 unions across states have supported the Bharat Bandh call in support of farmer protests on December 8.

  • Sharad Pawar to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over farmers' protest Dec 06, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over farmers' protest

    NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said the former Union agriculture minister will apprise Kovind of the situation in the country in the backdrop of the protest.

  • Former sportspersons from Punjab to return awards in support of farmers' agitation on Sunday Dec 05, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    Former sportspersons from Punjab to return awards in support of farmers' agitation on Sunday

    On Friday, former national boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu, during whose tenure India won its maiden Olympic medal in the sport, Padma Shri boxer Kaur Singh and Arjuna awardee boxer Jaipal Singh had announced that they would return their awards.

  • Farmer Protests: Here’s why Punjab and Haryana farmers are on the warpath Dec 04, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    Farmer Protests: Here’s why Punjab and Haryana farmers are on the warpath

    Data show that farmers from Punjab and Haryana gain the most from the MSP procurement systems, which they fear will be done away with despite the government’s assurance.

  • Farmers' protest | Home Minister Amit Shah to meet Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on December 3 Dec 02, 2020 09:51 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Home Minister Amit Shah to meet Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on December 3

    The meeting is expected to take place in the morning, before the Centre holds another round of talks with farmers' bodies on December 3.

  • Farmer protests | For Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, 'it was never about farmers, just politics', says BJP’s Amit Malviya Nov 30, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    Farmer protests | For Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, 'it was never about farmers, just politics', says BJP’s Amit Malviya

    Accusing Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal of having double standards, BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya said the Delhi CM had already notified the farm laws and is now siding with the protesting farmers to leverage the situation.

  • English cricketer Monty Panesar extends support to farmer protests, questions farm bill provisions Nov 29, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    English cricketer Monty Panesar extends support to farmer protests, questions farm bill provisions

    Thousands of Indian farmers, angry over reform of the agriculture sector, held a third day of protests on the outskirts of the capital on November 29, blocking roads into the city and defying a government appeal to move to a designated site.

  • Delhi Chalo: Farmers allowed to enter Delhi, protest peacefully Nov 27, 2020 04:02 PM IST

    Delhi Chalo: Farmers allowed to enter Delhi, protest peacefully

    The Delhi Police allowed the farmers to enter Delhi and continue with their ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest rally on the condition that they will maintain peace and not disrupt the law and order situation.

  • Will quit politics if MSP dismantled: Haryana CM Khattar asks Punjab CM Amarinder to not incite farmers Nov 26, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    Will quit politics if MSP dismantled: Haryana CM Khattar asks Punjab CM Amarinder to not incite farmers

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar urged Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to desist from misleading farmers, pointing out that he has already pledged to quit politics if the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism is ever dismantled.

  • Railways has cancelled 1,987 passenger, 3,090 goods trains due to Punjab farmer protests Nov 17, 2020 04:24 PM IST

    Railways has cancelled 1,987 passenger, 3,090 goods trains due to Punjab farmer protests

    As many as 520 rakes of coal could not be delivered to the five power plants in Punjab, leading to a loss of Rs 550 crore to the Railways. Other essential goods worth over Rs 1,000 crore have also been stranded.

  • Punjab CM instigating farmers to agitate over agricultural laws: BJP Nov 01, 2020 08:52 PM IST

    Punjab CM instigating farmers to agitate over agricultural laws: BJP

    The BJP state president said Punjab farmers were being calculatedly misinformed and misled by the chief minister only to gain a political mileage and to cover up his incompetence.

  • PM Modi attacks rivals for opposing agricultural reforms, says middlemen powered their politics Oct 11, 2020 10:49 PM IST

    PM Modi attacks rivals for opposing agricultural reforms, says middlemen powered their politics

    Farmers are not going with those who have opposed the "historic" reforms enacted by his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. People of the country have begun destroying the Opposition's web of deception, he added.

  • Left with 2 days' coal, Punjab stares at severe power outages Oct 10, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Left with 2 days' coal, Punjab stares at severe power outages

    With no movement of goods trains because of the 'rail-roko' agitation for an indefinite period, the coal supply in thermal power plants has reached a critical stage. The shortage of coal may lead to severe power outages, which may hamper wheat sowing operations.

  • Chhattisgarh CM promises law to offset impact of farm sector reforms Oct 10, 2020 08:43 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM promises law to offset impact of farm sector reforms

    He asked farmers to increase cultivation of oilseeds and pulses to ensure their sufficient availability in the state. He also dared the prime minister to declare that no procurement of farm produce will be done below the support price fixed by the Centre.

  • Govt buys 5.73 lakh tons of paddy at MSP since September 26 Oct 04, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    Govt buys 5.73 lakh tons of paddy at MSP since September 26

    Besides paddy, cotton procurement has also begun from October 1. Paddy worth Rs 1,082.46 crore has been purchased at MSP from 41,084 farmers so far, the food ministry said.

  • Will fight against farm laws on all fronts: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to farmer unions Sep 30, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    Will fight against farm laws on all fronts: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to farmer unions

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said: "If legal experts advise amendment to state laws to fight the central laws, a special session of the Assembly will be immediately convened to do so."

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