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

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.

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

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.

UP: Farmers using alcohol as 'medicine' to improve potato production

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.

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march on the Parliament

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.

Ministerial committee to hold talks with farmers: Finance Minister Behera

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.

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march to Delhi in protest

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.

7,000 farmers march to Mumbai; delegation meets CM Fadnavis

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.

Fed up of Center's apathetic-attitude, farmers plan march to Delhi

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.

#KisanRally: Allowed to enter Delhi post-midnight, farmers end protest

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.

#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?

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.

Mumbai stares at milk crisis as strike enters fourth day

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.

Doubled agriculture-budget to Rs. 2.12L crore to double farm-income: Modi

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.

Controversial 'spill milk' protests divide farmers. What's the solution?

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.

Is it right for agitated-farmers to spill milk, throw vegetables?

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.

Mumbai: Osmanabad farmers not allowed to sell produce, throw vegetables

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.

BJP sets early deadlines for central schemes before 2019-LS elections

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.

Food, footwear, treatment, water: Mumbai's 'thank you' gifts for farmers

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.

Maharashtra farmers agitation ends as Fadnavis agrees to most demands

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.

Mumbai painted red as thousands of protesting farmers assemble

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Loan waiver mystery: Govt doesn't know who to give benefits

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).

Amid farmers' protests, Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100% salary hike

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.

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

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.

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

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".

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

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.

Mumbai: Gold-bars worth Rs. 34lakh recovered from Jet Airways' toilet

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.

15 farmers' suicides in MP in two weeks

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.

MP- Amid high sentiments, debt-ridden farmer kills himself

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.

MP protest: Rs. 1cr compensation to farmers killed in firing

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.

Farmers' protests a boost for the opposition's anti-BJP strategy

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.

MP farmers protest- CM Chouhan breaks his fast for peace

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.

India's agrarian crisis- Why farmers are protesting

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.

AAP leaders will be arrested if they enter Mandsaur: Police

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.

MP farmers' protest- Rahul Gandhi arrested at Neemuch

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.

MP- Violent farmers' protest expand to more places

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.

Why are the farmers protesting in Madhya Pradesh?

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.

MP farmers' agitation: Death toll rises, five dead

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.