Jan 12, 2021 09:00 AM IST
During the hearing on January 11, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde pulled up the Centre over the handling of the farmers' protest and asked the government, if it would suspend the implementation of the three farm laws or the Court should step in
- Jan 08, 2021 10:09 AM IST
In the seventh round of talks between the farmers’ unions and the government so far, two of the four demands have been met with. The farmers, however, insist that the protest would continue unless the agri-reform laws are repealed.
- Jan 07, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Farmers’ representatives have had seven rounds of talks with the government so far and two of the four demands have been met with. The farmers, however, insist that the protest would continue unless the farm laws are repealed, their main demand.
- Jan 04, 2021 06:34 PM IST
The farmers said they will meet on January 5 to decide on the next meeting. The protests, they said, will continue unabated as they will not agree to anything less than repeal of the laws.
- Jan 04, 2021 08:25 AM IST
The Samyukt Kisan Union, the umbrella body of farmers’ unions protesting on Delhi borders has threatened that the farmers will lead a tractor parade into Delhi, and across country, on January 26, if the remaining two demands are not met.
- Jan 01, 2021 08:47 PM IST
The academicians highlight the Union government's assurance that minimum support price won't be scrapped.
- Dec 31, 2020 12:40 PM IST
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
- Dec 31, 2020 08:35 AM IST
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
- Dec 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST
There was, however, no agreement on the two other key demands - chalking out modalities of repealing the three legislation and giving a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP).
- Dec 30, 2020 08:35 AM IST
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
- Dec 30, 2020 07:50 AM IST
So far, five rounds of formal talks between the Centre and farmers’ leaders have remained inconclusive. The last round was held on December 5 while the sixth round of talks scheduled for December 9 was called off a day after an informal meeting of Shah with some union leaders failed to reach any breakthrough.
- Dec 29, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The sixth round of talks between leaders of farmers' organisations and the government will be held on Wednesday, seeking withdrawal of new agricultural laws.
- Dec 27, 2020 03:53 PM IST
His remarks came while he was addressing people of Himachal Pradesh via video-conference on completion of 3 years of Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in the state.
- Dec 24, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate.
- Dec 22, 2020 11:03 AM IST
By undertaking reforms, the PM has shown his intent to drive up the sector. Through empathy and consultation, the Modi government should now bring convergence with the stakeholders
- Dec 21, 2020 08:27 PM IST
States and not Centre should have the authority to decide on APMCs and contract farming, the farmers' group says.
- Dec 18, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Farmers should take the PM's call to discuss all their concerns. By offering to discuss, Narendra Modi has opened up the door for those willing to find a solution to the current stalemate
- Dec 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST
Intervention from the highest level should assuage the concerns of the protesting farmers. Now, a breakthrough in talks is expected, and the true potential of the farm reforms will be realised
- Dec 17, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Agriculture has remained a sensitive subject to tinker with because any well-intentioned move is fraught with huge political risks. However, the Narendra Modi-led government is walking the talk when it comes to agrarian reforms
- Dec 16, 2020 12:33 PM IST
The Centre needs to convey the importance of these reforms, convince the farmers of the short- and long-term benefits of these new laws, and ensure that reforms in the agriculture sector are here to stay
- Dec 15, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The farm laws have the potential to make farming a lucrative endeavour and also open the floodgates to private investment and innovation
- Dec 14, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Read the full text of an open letter by the Indian Ambassadors' Group on vote bank politics in Canada.
- Dec 14, 2020 11:53 AM IST
The farm laws are meaningful liberalisation-oriented reforms aimed at reducing government control over the agriculture sector. Buckling under pressure on this issue will set the clock back on reforms by several years
- Dec 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST
None of the proposals of the three farm legislations are new, yet there is a full-fledged agitation that threatens to overwhelm the national capital.
- Dec 09, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Some of the farmers, who have already taken up contract farming, are worried that laws may empower the companies even more and wonder how that would impact them.