Articles about Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act (2020)

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

30 Jan 2021

India
Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a notification saying internet services will be temporarily suspended in Delhi's border areas—Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri—the epicenters of the farmers' protests against the newly-enacted farm laws.

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

23 Jan 2021

India
Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

The farmers protesting at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana claimed to have nabbed a person who was trained to disrupt their proposed tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

India
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.

Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

02 Jan 2021

India
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.

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

25 Dec 2020

India
Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

Protesting farmers are 'open to talks' but want concrete proposal

24 Dec 2020

India
Protesting farmers are 'open to talks' but want concrete proposal

Farmers, protesting at the borders of Delhi for nearly a month now, have replied to the Centre saying they are not averse to talks but the government should come up with a concrete proposal.

Farmers continue 'Delhi Chalo' protest, braving teargas, water cannons

27 Nov 2020

India
Farmers continue 'Delhi Chalo' protest, braving teargas, water cannons

Farmers from Punjab braved water cannons and teargas shells as they continued their march toward Delhi in protest against the three contentious agricultural laws passed by the Centre in September.

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

20 Oct 2020

Politics
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.

Punjab farmers launch "rail roko" agitation against controversial agriculture Bills

24 Sep 2020

India
Punjab farmers launch "rail roko" agitation against controversial agriculture Bills

Farmers in Punjab launched a three-day-long "rail roko" agitation from Thursday, to protest against three contentious farm Bills, behind which the BJP-led Centre has pushed its weight.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Politics
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'

Protests

Politics
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.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Politics
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.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Politics
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.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Politics
Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

18 Sep 2020

Politics
After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Politics
Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Coronavirus Impact: Food prices surge as supply chain suffers

10 Apr 2020

Business
Coronavirus Impact: Food prices surge as supply chain suffers

The coronavirus pandemic and 21-day lockdown announced in India to contain its spread have had a direct catastrophic impact on food supplies, with prices of staple items (barring cereals) increasing by at least three times as compared to last month, a report in HT said on Friday.

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

15 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.

For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

11 Jul 2018

India
For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

For the last two decades, farming in India hasn't been profitable, a study conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and research firm ICRIER concluded.

Delhi agencies lack action plan to tackle monsoon mess

28 Jun 2017

Delhi
Delhi agencies lack action plan to tackle monsoon mess

Delhiites are dreading monsoons due to the traffic jams and water logging that are caused by rain.

Cancer, diabetes drugs down by 35%

12 Nov 2016

Business
Cancer, diabetes drugs down by 35%

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) the drug price regulator in India slashed prices of drugs used to treat diabetes, cancer, asthma and other common ailments.