Farmers Protest

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

23 Jan 2021

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).

Farmers protest: Government hardens stance, says 'ball in your court'

22 Jan 2021

Farmers protest: Government hardens stance, says 'ball in your court'

A three-member team of Union Ministers sat down with several farmer leaders for the eleventh round of talks to negotiate a resolution for the ongoing protests.

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

21 Jan 2021

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

Roughly 500 farmer groups under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday rejected the government's proposal to resolve the ongoing protests against the new agricultural laws.

Farmers firm on holding tractor rally on Outer Ring Road

21 Jan 2021

Farmers firm on holding tractor rally on Outer Ring Road

Farmers protesting against the central government's agricultural laws are adamant about staging a tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road on Republic Day (January 26).

Government ready to suspend contentious farm laws for 1.5 years

20 Jan 2021

Government ready to suspend contentious farm laws for 1.5 years

In a major development in the deadlock between the central government and protesting farmers, farmer leaders said the Centre is ready to suspend the three contentious laws that triggered the agitation.

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

20 Jan 2021

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice on a plea filed by the Kisan Mahapanchayat seeking the reconstitution of a court-appointed panel to discuss the contentious agricultural laws.

Farm laws assault on middle class, jobless youth: Rahul Gandhi

19 Jan 2021

Farm laws assault on middle class, jobless youth: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing the media on Tuesday over three farm laws, that have sparked a massive agitation, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said they not only impact the farmers but also the middle class and every youngster who is unemployed.

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

19 Jan 2021

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said farmer unions will not be attending the first meeting with the panel formed by Supreme Court to end the deadlock persisting between them and the Centre.

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

18 Jan 2021

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi Police should decide whether protesting farmers must be allowed to enter the national capital on Republic Day with hundreds of tractors or not, as it adjourned the matter for Wednesday, January 20.

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

18 Jan 2021

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

Farmers, protesting against three agrarian laws, refused to call off the Republic Day tractor march while assuring that it will be peaceful.

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

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.

India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF

15 Jan 2021

India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF

Backing the new farm laws introduced by the Indian Government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that these laws have the potential to "represent a significant step forward" for agricultural reforms.

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

15 Jan 2021

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

The farmers and Centre will hold the ninth round of talks today at 12 PM, for the first time since the Supreme Court put a stay on the implementation of three laws that triggered a massive protest.

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

14 Jan 2021

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.

Farmer group halts Janhvi Kapoor's shoot, reinstated again shortly

14 Jan 2021

Farmer group halts Janhvi Kapoor's shoot, reinstated again shortly

The shooting of actor Janhvi Kapoor's film Good Luck Jerry briefly came to a halt in Bassi Pathana in Punjab, after a group of farmers insisted that she make a comment on the ongoing farmers' protest.

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

13 Jan 2021

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

Veteran actor and politician Hema Malini has said that the farmers who are protesting against the new agricultural laws do not know what they want.

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

13 Jan 2021

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

The Supreme Court's Tuesday verdict of putting a stay on the implementation of farm laws was appreciated by protesting farmers but the four-member committee was not since it is "pro-government."

Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws

12 Jan 2021

Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws

Handing over a huge blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of three farm laws that triggered a massive farmers' agitation.

Centre wants SC to stop farmers' tractor rally on R-Day

12 Jan 2021

Centre wants SC to stop farmers' tractor rally on R-Day

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the tractor rally of farmers, planned for Republic Day, saying the proposed march will trigger a massive law and order problem.

You stay farm laws or we will: SC slams Centre

11 Jan 2021

You stay farm laws or we will: SC slams Centre

Hearing a bunch of pleas linked to the ongoing farmers' protest, the Supreme Court on Monday said it was disappointed with how the government handled the matter.

Farmers eating chicken biryani to spread bird flu: BJP MLA

10 Jan 2021

Farmers eating chicken biryani to spread bird flu: BJP MLA

The ongoing farmers' protest is a conspiracy to spread bird flu across India, an MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday.

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

10 Jan 2021

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

A 40-year-old farmer from Punjab allegedly died by suicide at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, the epicenter of the ongoing farmers' protests.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

06 Jan 2021

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the farmers' protest, two days after the protesters and Centre sat on the negotiation table for the seventh time.

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

04 Jan 2021

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

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

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.

Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution against three central farm laws

31 Dec 2020

Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution against three central farm laws

In a one-day special session, Kerala's Legislative Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against the three contentious central farm laws cleared by the Parliament in September.

Consensus reached on 2 issues: Government after meeting with farmers

30 Dec 2020

Consensus reached on 2 issues: Government after meeting with farmers

The central government on Wednesday held the sixth round of talks with farmers protesting against new agricultural laws.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today

30 Dec 2020

Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today

The protesting farm unions will hold the sixth round of talks with the Centre on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing deadlock over the three contentious farm laws passed in the Parliament back in September.

Patna: Hundreds march toward Governor's house against three farm laws

29 Dec 2020

Patna: Hundreds march toward Governor's house against three farm laws

To lodge a protest against three farm laws passed by the Centre in September, hundreds of people participated in a march in Patna. The terminal point of the march is the house of Governor Phagu Chauhan, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

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.

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

28 Dec 2020

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

Farmers protest: Punjab lawyer dies by suicide, note mentions PM

28 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Punjab lawyer dies by suicide, note mentions PM

A lawyer from Punjab allegedly ended his life on Sunday to raise an objection against three new agricultural reforms that have sparked a massive agitation on the outskirts of Delhi.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

26 Dec 2020

Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

The farmers camping at the borders of Delhi have indicated they are prepared for a long haul while adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Friday was an attempt to "divide and mislead them."

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

25 Dec 2020

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

PM Modi releases Rs. 18,000cr to help nine crore farmers

25 Dec 2020

PM Modi releases Rs. 18,000cr to help nine crore farmers

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released one tranche of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme amounting to Rs. 18,000 crore which will benefit over nine crore farmers.

US lawmakers write to Pompeo on farmers' protest in India

25 Dec 2020

US lawmakers write to Pompeo on farmers' protest in India

A group of seven influential US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to raise the issue of farmers' protest in India with his Indian counterpart.