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27 Jan 2021
BKU (Bhanu), Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdraw from farmers' protest
Two farmer unions on Wednesday announced their withdrawal from the months-long protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.
16 Jan 2021
Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers
During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.
02 Jan 2021
Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail
Farmer unions protesting the three newly-enacted central farm laws on Friday threatened to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the Centre fails to meet their demands during the next, seventh round of talks on January 4.
29 Dec 2020
Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning
The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.
06 Dec 2020
Farmers' protest: Government ready for written assurance on MSP
The central government is ready to give written assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws, Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said on Sunday.
05 Dec 2020
Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9
Representatives of the protesting farmers and the government sat down for the fifth round of talks on Saturday amid the brouhaha over the Centre's new agricultural bills.
05 Dec 2020
Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown
The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.
03 Dec 2020
Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting
Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.
01 Dec 2020
Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday
On Tuesday, a three-member team of Union Ministers started talks with 35 representatives of farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws.
21 Nov 2020
Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday
Punjab's farmer bodies on Saturday decided to lift their rail blockade, which had been imposed in protest of the Centre's contentious new farm laws.
20 Oct 2020
Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws
Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.
22 Sep 2020
Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills
The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.
21 Sep 2020
Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills
Amid intense protests over the controversial farm bills, the Union Cabinet has approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the 2021-22 season, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha, today.
21 Sep 2020
Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'
After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.
20 Sep 2020
Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned
The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.
Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'
Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.
20 Sep 2020
Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.
19 Sep 2020
Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?
The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.
01 Feb 2019
#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers
On Friday, acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget in the Parliament amid ruckus from the Opposition.
17 Nov 2018
MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year
Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.
03 Nov 2018
Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP
The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.
27 Oct 2018
#AyodhyaRamMandir: Ram temple in Ayodhya soon, says BJP's state spokesperson
Expressing the commitment of BJP to Palampur resolution, the party's Uttar Pradesh spokesperson said in Mathura on Saturday that Ram temple will be constructed in Ayodhya soon.
26 Oct 2018
Fed up of Center's apathetic-attitude, farmers plan march to Delhi
An umbrella body of 260 farmers organizations will hold a 'Kisan March' to Delhi next month to protest against the central government's "apathetic attitude" in solving problems of their community, leaders of a farmers' committee said yesterday.
02 Oct 2018
#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?
Thousands of farmers today marched towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waivers to cut in fuel prices.
08 May 2018
Maharashtra government to give Rs. 3/liter subsidy to milk producers
The Maharashtra cabinet today decided to provide Rs. 3 subsidy for every liter of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder.
26 Mar 2018
As Anna Hazare continues stir, villagers protest in 'Sholay' style
As the most famous resident of their village continued his indefinite hunger strike in Delhi, people in Anna Hazare's Ralegan Siddhi on Monday replicated actor Dharmendra's protest atop a water tank in the iconic film "Sholay", to support the social activist's demands.
25 Mar 2018
Mann Ki Baat highlights: MSP, affordable healthcare and more
In the latest edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi has announced that each and every expense incurred by farmers, including their labor cost, will be accounted for while fixing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) at 1.5 times the input cost.
12 Mar 2018
Mumbai: Ground turns red as farmers converge for protest
Azad Maidan in south Mumbai turned into a sea of red Monday morning as thousands of farmers, carrying red flags, converged after walking around 180 km under the blazing sun over the last six days.
01 Feb 2018
#DecodingBudget: Who are the biggest winners and losers this time?
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered the crucial Budget 2018, which is the last full-fledged Budget for the incumbent Modi-led government before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
15 Sep 2017
Now, Rajasthan may waive farm loans up to Rs. 50,000
Rajasthan may waive farmers' loans following a 13-day farmer protest in the state.
15 Jun 2017
How economically prudent are farm loan waivers?
Triggered by factors including bad monsoons, farmers across India have been demanding waiver of farm loans from the government.