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  • Farmers' Protest: Supreme Court to pass order today; hints at stay on implementation of farm laws Jan 12, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Supreme Court to pass order today; hints at stay on implementation of farm laws

    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

  • Farmers' Protest: 8th round of talks today, farmers threaten to intensify stir if laws not repealed Jan 08, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest: 8th round of talks today, farmers threaten to intensify stir if laws not repealed

    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 The farmers, however, insist that the protest would continue unless the agri-reform laws are repealed.

  • Farmers' Protest: Tractor march on Delhi borders today, traffic diversions on Eastern Peripheral Expressway Jan 07, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Tractor march on Delhi borders today, traffic diversions on Eastern Peripheral Expressway

    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 The farmers, however, insist that the protest would continue unless the farm laws are repealed, their main demand.

  • Farmers' Protest:  Centre-farmer talks hit a deadlock over repeal of agri-laws; next meeting on January 8 Jan 04, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Centre-farmer talks hit a deadlock over repeal of agri-laws; next meeting on January 8

    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.

  • Farmers' Protest | Another round of talks today: Farmers threaten to intensify stir Jan 04, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Another round of talks today: Farmers threaten to intensify stir

    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.

  • Farm laws | 850 academicians throw weight behind govt on new agriculture reforms Jan 01, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Farm laws | 850 academicians throw weight behind govt on new agriculture reforms

    The academicians highlight the Union government's assurance that minimum support price won't be scrapped.

  • 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 : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4 Dec 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4

    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).

  • 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

  • Farmers' Protest | Talks resume today, unions adamant on four specific demands Dec 30, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Talks resume today, unions adamant on four specific demands

    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.

  • Farmers' Protest | Farm leaders must be flexible for a friendly dialogue: MoS Kailash Chaudhary Dec 29, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Farm leaders must be flexible for a friendly dialogue: MoS Kailash Chaudhary

    The sixth round of talks between leaders of farmers' organisations and the government will be held on Wednesday, seeking withdrawal of new agricultural laws.

  • MSP will continue, no one can take away land from farmers, says Rajnath Singh Dec 27, 2020 03:53 PM IST

    MSP will continue, no one can take away land from farmers, says Rajnath Singh

    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.

  • Farmers’ Protest | Ready to discuss all issues: Centre to farmer bodies in a fresh invite for talks Dec 24, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Farmers’ Protest | Ready to discuss all issues: Centre to farmer bodies in a fresh invite for talks

    Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate.

  • The quest for a middle path amid farm protests Dec 22, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    The quest for a middle path amid farm protests

    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

  • Farmers' protest | Shetkari Sanghatan urges Centre not to withdraw agri reform laws, suggests amendments Dec 21, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Shetkari Sanghatan urges Centre not to withdraw agri reform laws, suggests amendments

    States and not Centre should have the authority to decide on APMCs and contract farming, the farmers' group says.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s positive signal to farmers to hear and clear their woes Dec 18, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s positive signal to farmers to hear and clear their woes

    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

  • Farm Reforms | PM Narendra Modi’s reassurance to farmers comes at the right time Dec 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    Farm Reforms | PM Narendra Modi’s reassurance to farmers comes at the right time

    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

  • Farm Laws | Reforms and consensus do not always go hand in hand Dec 17, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Farm Laws | Reforms and consensus do not always go hand in hand

    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

  • Farm reforms essential to the long-term sustainability of agriculture Dec 16, 2020 12:33 PM IST

    Farm reforms essential to the long-term sustainability of agriculture

    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

  • Farm laws will usher in much-needed reforms in agriculture Dec 15, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    Farm laws will usher in much-needed reforms in agriculture

    The farm laws have the potential to make farming a lucrative endeavour and also open the floodgates to private investment and innovation

  • Former diplomats accuse Canada of crushing native people Dec 14, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    Former diplomats accuse Canada of crushing native people

    Read the full text of an open letter by the Indian Ambassadors' Group on vote bank politics in Canada.

  • Courageous reforms in agriculture sector long overdue. Government must not yield now Dec 14, 2020 11:53 AM IST

    Courageous reforms in agriculture sector long overdue. Government must not yield now

    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

  • Farmers' protests | Impasse over agri reforms in the eyes of five economists and experts Dec 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Farmers' protests | Impasse over agri reforms in the eyes of five economists and experts

    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.

  • Farmers' protest | What Maharashtra farmers have to say about the farm laws, contract farming Dec 09, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | What Maharashtra farmers have to say about the farm laws, contract farming

    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.

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