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.
25 Dec 2018
UP: Farmers using alcohol as 'medicine' to improve potato production
In a country where livelihood of majority of the population is dependent on agriculture, new methods to boost farming are always needed.
30 Nov 2018
#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march on the Parliament
After over one lakh farmers from all over India poured into Delhi on Thursday to pressurize the government into taking cognizance of the agrarian crisis, the farmers have now started marching towards the Parliament to demand a special session for addressing farmers' distress.
30 Nov 2018
Ministerial committee to hold talks with farmers: Finance Minister Behera
A ministerial committee of Odisha government will hold consultation with different farmers' organizations including Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) and agriculture experts on the problems faced by the peasants in the state.
29 Nov 2018
#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march to Delhi in protest
Over one lakh farmers are set to gather in Delhi over Thursday and Friday as part of the two-day Kisan Mukti March in a bid to pressurize the Modi government into taking cognizance of the agrarian crisis in the country.
22 Nov 2018
7,000 farmers march to Mumbai; delegation meets CM Fadnavis
Eight months after they were promised reforms by the BJP government in Maharashtra, a delegation of protesting farmers met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday to reiterate their demands.
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.
03 Oct 2018
#KisanRally: Allowed to enter Delhi post-midnight, farmers end protest
Protesting farmers who were stopped from entering Delhi on Tuesday ended their rally in the early hours of Wednesday after they were let into the national capital post midnight.
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.
19 Jul 2018
Mumbai stares at milk crisis as strike enters fourth day
As a statewide strike by dairy farmers in Maharashtra entered the fourth day today, the state government engaged with the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS), the outfit leading the stir.
20 Jun 2018
Doubled agriculture-budget to Rs. 2.12L crore to double farm-income: Modi
Interacting with farmers across 600 districts through the NaMo app, PM Narendra Modi today said the government has doubled the agriculture budget to Rs. 2.12L crore in order to double farmers' income by 2022.
05 Jun 2018
Controversial 'spill milk' protests divide farmers. What's the solution?
Struggling farmers across India have been demonstrating since days demanding better conditions.
01 Jun 2018
Is it right for agitated-farmers to spill milk, throw vegetables?
The food and dairy supplies are likely to take a hit as farmers across 7 states started a 10-day protest, demanding minimum support price (MSP), loan-waivers, and permanent monthly income, from the government.
14 Apr 2018
Mumbai: Osmanabad farmers not allowed to sell produce, throw vegetables
Several farmers from Osmanabad were seen throwing crates full of vegetables outside Mantralaya as a mark of protest in Mumbai on Friday.
25 Mar 2018
BJP sets early deadlines for central schemes before 2019-LS elections
To reap electoral benefits in 2019 parliamentary elections, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has set early deadlines for implementing key central schemes.
13 Mar 2018
Food, footwear, treatment, water: Mumbai's 'thank you' gifts for farmers
'If you ate today, thank a farmer,' the saying goes, and Mumbai followed.
12 Mar 2018
Maharashtra farmers agitation ends as Fadnavis agrees to most demands
The week-long farmer agitation organized by All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) in Maharashtra finally ended in Mumbai on Monday evening after the Devendra Fadnavis government gave in to most of their demands.
12 Mar 2018
Mumbai painted red as thousands of protesting farmers assemble
Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra have congregated in Mumbai to press for various demands.
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.
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
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!
25 Oct 2017
Loan waiver mystery: Govt doesn't know who to give benefits
Farmers Dilip Kachale and Balkrishna Ramghangali are in a quandary. According to a bank, both have the same Aadhaar number (111111110157) and savings account number (11111111111).
19 Jul 2017
Amid farmers' protests, Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100% salary hike
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami has announced a 100% salary hike for the state's MLAs, taking their pay from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 1.05L a month.
28 Jun 2017
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.
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.
22 Jun 2017
Mumbai: Gold-bars worth Rs. 34lakh recovered from Jet Airways' toilet
The Airport Intelligence Unit of Mumbai airport recovered five gold bars from the toilet of Jet Airways flight, which arrived from Dubai.
20 Jun 2017
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.
15 Jun 2017
MP- Amid high sentiments, debt-ridden farmer kills himself
Amid high sentiments about farmers' issues in MP, a 42-year-old debt-ridden farmer of Balaghat committed suicide by consuming poison, the sixth in a week.
14 Jun 2017
MP protest: Rs. 1cr compensation to farmers killed in firing
A day after the MP government promised compensation of Rs. 1cr each to the families of the six farmers killed in police firing, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Mandsaur and handed over a cheque to one of them.
12 Jun 2017
Farmers' protests a boost for the opposition's anti-BJP strategy
Farmers might be dying in violent protests in different states, but the timing has come as an opportune moment for opposition parties.
11 Jun 2017
MP farmers protest- CM Chouhan breaks his fast for peace
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ended a one-day fast for restoring peace among farmers of the state.
10 Jun 2017
India's agrarian crisis- Why farmers are protesting
The recent months have seen widespread protests by farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
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
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.