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11 Mar 2018


Red wave sweeps through Maharashtra; Farmers' agitation has crossed Thane

A wave of red has been sweeping through Maharashtra since Tuesday as 25,000 farmers wearing red caps and holding red flags started their march from Nashik. They are demanding loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Commission.

14 Feb 2018


Sunny Leone is scaring farmers away in Andhra Pradesh

Former porn star and now a Bollywood sensation, Sunny Leone, has come to the aid of a farmer from Andhra Pradesh, who is using a sultry poster of her and not a scarecrow to "ward off evil eye".

12 Feb 2018


Rajasthan Budget: Raje offers farm-loan waiver up to Rs. 50,000

After the recent upset in the Rajasthan by-polls, CM Vasundhara Raje presented a "please-all" budget targeting farmers, youth, poor and women.

04 Feb 2018


Budget 2018: Rs. 50cr to assign cows Aadhaar-like unique IDs

The Budget 2018 has been hailed for its emphasis on agriculture and related sectors. Of the many schemes approved, a mission to assign unique Aadhaar-like IDs to cows was allotted Rs. 50cr.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: Jaitley used "farmers" 30 times, "youth" just thrice

People talk more about things that matter deeply. If we were to say the same about FM Arun Jaitley's 2018 Budget speech, it might just hint at the priorities of the government.

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.

01 Feb 2018


#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

In its last full-fledged budget before the LS elections, as expected, the BJP-led NDA government has gone all out to woo farmers.

01 Feb 2018


For the first time, credit cards for farmers, courtesy SBI

India's biggest public lender, the State Bank of India, is introducing special credit cards for farmers, probably the first such product for the community.

25 Jan 2018


Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning

To tackle the air pollution problem due to stubble burning in Delhi and other neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has planned to allocate Rs. 1,000 crore in the upcoming budget.

22 Jan 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Farmer crushed under tractor in scuffle with loan recovery agents

The plight of farmers caught in vicious debt cycles has come to the fore with a chilling incident.

13 Jan 2018


RSS-linked farmers' union expresses its demands for 2018 budget

There is about a month left before Modi government would present its last full-fledged budget. As various groups lobby to have their demands accepted, there is one demand which the government might find difficult to ignore.

05 Dec 2017

Arvind Kejriwal

Maharashtra: BJP's Yashwant Sinha detained by police over farmer protests

It seems senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha will not stop embarrassing his party anytime soon!

04 Dec 2017


Gujarat Elections: Congress manifesto promises relief to farmers; Patidar quotas

Congress released its manifesto for the upcoming Gujarat elections. The 182-member Assembly will go to polls on December 9 and 14. Ashok Gehlot and Bharatsinh Vaghela released it in Ahmedabad.

27 Nov 2017


Coimbatore farmers take to WhatsApp to solve man-animal conflict

Man-animal conflict in India is a significant one where animal encroachments on agricultural land leave massive amounts of crop damage in its wake.

24 Nov 2017


After eggs, now it's onion: Prices would touch Rs. 100/kg

First it was eggs whose prices shot through the roof in a few weeks. Now people are reeling under rising prices of onions.

26 Oct 2017

Uttar Pradesh

BJP minister drives over farmer's crops, offers Rs. 4,000 compensation

In shocking allegations, a UP farmer has claimed a BJP minister's convoy drove over his fields to save time and ended up destroying half his crops.

12 Oct 2017


With 2019 elections in mind, BJP to discuss farmers' unrest

With an eye on 2019 polls, the BJP plans to organize a mega brainstorming session in Delhi on October 12 to discuss increasing farmer distress and the high number of farmer protests in MP, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

25 Sep 2017


Chhattisgarh: Farmer in Mahasamund gets Rs. 77cr electricity bill

Ram Prasad, a marginal farmer in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district, was left in shock when he received an electricity bill of whopping Rs. 76.73cr from the State Power Distribution Company.

19 Sep 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Mathura farmer receives loan waiver of 1 paisa. What?!

Chhiddi, a farmer in Mathura's Govardhan Tehsil was in for a rude shock when he received a waiver of one paisa on a Rs. 1,55,000 loan.

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.

03 Aug 2017


Global warming: Are we ignoring farmers in the Himalayas?

Climate change has been manifesting itself through many ways including changing weather patterns.

19 Jul 2017


Parliament Day 3: Session marred by cow vigilantism, farmers' suicides

Day Three of the Parliament's Monsoon Session was rocked by issues including the spate in mob lynching in the name of 'gau raksha', farmers' suicides and Indian hostages in Mosul, among others.

Who benefits from crop insurance: SC asks government

Amid country-wide agitations demanding farm loan waivers and rising farmer suicides, the Supreme Court asked the government as to why Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY) had not come to the helpless farmers' aid.

28 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Next on farmers' list: 'Electricity bill waivers, or more protests'

Farmers are preparing for a second round of protests, this time to waive off their electricity bills.

24 Jun 2017


Maharashtra government announces Rs. 34,000 crore farm loan waiver

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced that his cabinet had agreed upon a Rs. 34,000 crore crop loan waiver for farmers.

24 Jun 2017


Mumbai: RTI activist challenges Dutt's early release from jail

It was in response to the PIL filed by an RTI activist, Pradeep Bhalekar that the Bombay HC asked the state government to justify the early release of actor Sanjay Dutt from jail.

23 Jun 2017


Weren't treated like farmers, but terrorists, say Maharashtra protesters

After police used pellet guns on protesters in Maharashtra's Thane, agitators alleged they were treated "not as farmers, but terrorists".

22 Jun 2017


Maharashtra: Police use pellet guns after farmers' protest turns violent

An agitation by farmers in Maharashtra's Thane turned violent when protesters clashed with security personnel, pelted stones, and police used pellet guns on them. Several were injured.

20 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh

15 farmers' suicides in MP in two weeks

In 24 hours, two farmers committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh: one in Sehore, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's home district, and the other in Vidisha.

20 Jun 2017


Punjab announces loan waivers for farmers worth Rs. 24,000cr

Punjab has announced loan waivers for its small and marginal farmers. The move is expected to benefit 10.25L farmers.

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.

13 Jun 2017


Loan waivers: state's solution would become an entire nation's problem

Every state should come to the aid of its farmers; after all, they are the backbone of our economy.

13 Jun 2017


Centre won't pay for farm loan waivers announced by states

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Centre won't pay for loan waivers announced by states for farmers.

11 Jun 2017


Maharashtra farmers call off protests following farm loan waiver

Following the Maharashtra government's announcement on farm loan waiver, the farmers have temporarily called off their protest.

09 Jun 2017


AAP leaders will be arrested if they enter Mandsaur: Police

MP Police declared that no outsiders, including AAP leaders, will be allowed to enter violence-ravaged Mandsaur during the curfew relaxation hours.

08 Jun 2017


MP farmers' protest- Rahul Gandhi arrested at Neemuch

Rahul Gandhi was arrested at Neemuch under Section 151 while he was trying to enter violence-hit Mandsaur.

08 Jun 2017


MP- Violent farmers' protest expand to more places

MP's violent farmers' protests have swelled out of Mandsaur to at least six other districts. Vehicles, petrol pumps, shops and more were burnt. Rioting and stone-pelting were reported. Rail tracks were uprooted and roads blocked.

07 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Why are the farmers protesting in Madhya Pradesh?

Following protests from farmers in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, farmers in Madhya Pradesh have now been demanding fair prices and farm loan waiver.

07 Jun 2017


MP farmers' agitation: Death toll rises, five dead

The death toll in the MP farmers' agitation rose to five after police opened fire on protesters.

04 Jun 2017


Maharashtra farmers call off protest only to relaunch it

Shortly after the farmers called off the protest after CM Fadnavis's promise of a loan waiver, it was revealed that they are planning to protest again.

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