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12 Dec 2020

Amit Shah

Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met with senior government, police, and security officials, and discussed measures to pre-empt any chances of violence on Delhi's borders in connection with the ongoing farmers' protest, according to reports.

Farmers challenge new farm laws in the Supreme Court

As the deadlock between farmers and the government persists with several rounds of talks proving to be inconclusive, a group of farmers has moved the Supreme Court against the three new contentious agricultural laws.

09 Dec 2020

Amit Shah

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

After a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah didn't yield the desired results, the Centre will now send a new proposal to farmers, who have been protesting against three agricultural laws.

08 Dec 2020

Amit Shah

Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met a group of farmer leaders in Delhi amid intense protests by the agricultural community over the government's new farm laws.

08 Dec 2020


Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

07 Dec 2020

Times of India

Unhygienic conditions at Singhu border making protesting farmers sick

Braving the chilly winter, hundreds of farmers have been camping at the Singhu border for days, to protest against three controversial laws. While they have claimed they would not move until the government revokes the reforms, the filthy condition of the protest site is making them sick.

07 Dec 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal meets farmers at Singhu border; opposition supports tomorrow's shutdown

On Monday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid a visit at the Singhu border, where farmers have been protesting against three contentious farm laws for 12 days now, to review the arrangements.

07 Dec 2020

Rajnath Singh

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

05 Dec 2020

Piyush Goyal

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

Narendra Modi

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

Before the Centre is set to have another round of dialogue with farmers, to address their concerns linked to agricultural reforms, top ministers of the cabinet reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, multiple reports said.

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.

01 Dec 2020

NITI Aayog

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

27 Nov 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, on Friday were allowed to enter the national capital to hold a protest against three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre in September.

27 Nov 2020


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.

14 Oct 2020


Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

An FIR has been filed against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her controversial opinion on the Farmers' agitation, which was sparked after the Centre introduced three farm Bills.

24 Sep 2020


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.

21 Sep 2020

Narendra Singh Tomar

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

Shiv Sena

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

Trinamool Congress

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

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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

Lok Sabha

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.

09 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released Rs. 17,100 crore to the bank accounts of nearly 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme.

29 Apr 2020

NITI Aayog

Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

17 Nov 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Watch: UP official's SUV crushes farmer's vegetables at market

A shocking video from Uttar Pradesh has surfaced online, wherein a white SUV of a senior government official can be seen repeatedly running over the vegetables spread out by a farmer for sale, during an anti-encroachment drive.

01 Nov 2019


Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

12 Oct 2019


The five most profitable animals for small farms

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21 Sep 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Thousands of protesting farmers from UP stopped from entering Delhi

Thousands of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, who have been demanding loan-waivers, were on Saturday stopped from entering Delhi, prompting them to hold a sit-in protest.

21 Jul 2019


Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath blames Congress for Sonbhadra violence

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Sunday blamed the Congress for the shootout in the state's Sonbhadra district over a land dispute in which 10 tribal farmers were murdered on July 17.

11 Jul 2019


This IIM graduate helped 35,000 farmers by selling their vegetables

When he graduated from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, in 2007, instead of going for a well-paying job abroad, 26-year-old Kaushlendra Kumar went back home to Bihar to help ameliorate the plight of farmers.

24 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi launches Rs. 75,000cr scheme, giving farmers Rs. 6,000 p.a

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched the Rs. 75,000cr Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) in Gorakhpur.

15 Feb 2019


Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match

Previously, we reported how there is a Tinder-like app for dogs, where people can date a dog before adopting them.

13 Feb 2019


Rose export by India touches Rs. 30cr this Valentine's day

Even if they might not know what Valentine's Day is, Indian farmers have reason to celebrate this February 14.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Key highlights from Piyush Goyal's Budget speech

With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, due by May, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, on Friday, made major announcements for the middle-class, farmers, and unorganized sector workers.

22 Jan 2019


Assam: 10% quota for general class economically weaker sections approved

The Assam Cabinet has approved 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category in government jobs and education, officials said.

20 Jan 2019


State-of-the-art milk processing unit inaugurated in Bihar, to benefit farmers

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi have jointly inaugurated a state-of-the-art milk processing plant in East Champaran district, which is set to offer "fair and competitive prices" to farmers.

08 Jan 2019


#BharatBandh: Millions go on two-day strike against Modi govt's policies

On Tuesday, millions of workers across India, from both the organized and the unorganized sectors, started their two-day nationwide general strike to protest against unemployment and what they call the Modi government's 'anti-worker' policies.

07 Jan 2019


#BharatBandh: Nationwide strike against Modi govt's policies on Jan 8-9

Ten Central trade unions across India have called for a two-day-long nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 in a bid to protest against what they call "anti-people" policies of the Modi government.

31 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection

Recently, a video has gone viral on the Internet showing a farmer in Madhya Pradesh touching the feet of Shivpuri district collector and crying.