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Centre ready to resume talks but farmer unions should first respond to government proposal: Tomar

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday reiterated that the government is ready to resume talks with protesting farmers but first the unions should...

Crowds thin at Singhu, Tikri, but farmer leaders say movement stronger than ever

New Delhi: As the farmers‘ stir against three new agriculture laws of the Centre inches towards the three-month mark, crowds at the major protest sites...

MSP: PM Modi defends farm laws in Lok Sabha, renews talk offer

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the contentious farm laws in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and said its provisions were ‘optional’ and not...

farmers: Budget is pro-corporate, government has ‘no heart’ for the poor: Congress

New Delhi: Congress has alleged that the budget was pro-corporate, aimed only at benefitting a select few rich business houses. Initiating the discussion in the...

View: How Modi government can bring an end to the farmers’ protest

Since Independence, India, liberal and populous, has never been able to rid the China comparison. Its neighbour, less free and more populous, was always ahead...

View: Why Greta Thunberg’s activism against India is misguided

First things first. Democratic governments shouldn’t tell people what to think or say. Anybody can say anything, provided they don’t incite violence. Anybody can air...

farmers protest: Tikait’s popularity is soaring on the ground and on social media

New Delhi: Rakesh Tikait is the emerging new face of the farmers’ agitation. He is trying to take the agitation out of Punjab, Haryana and...

Uproar in Lok Sabha over TMC MP Mahua Moitra’s remarks | India News

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra‘s critical reference to a former chief justice of India created uproar in Lok Sabha on Monday, with treasury...

PM betrayed farmers by saying nothing about their problems: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s speech in Parliament was without any substance and he betrayed farmers by saying...

farm laws: After PM Modi’s invite, farmer leaders say ready for talks, ask govt to choose date

New Delhi: Farmer unions agitating against the three agri laws on Monday asked the government to fix a date for the next round of talks,...

No ‘ghar wapsi’ till farmers’ demands are met: Rakesh Tikait

CHARKHI DADRI: Asserting that the agitation against the Centre’s farm laws is a people’s movement that will not fail, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait...

No ‘ghar wapsi’ till farmers’ demands are met: Rakesh Tikait | India News

CHARKHI DADRI: Asserting that the agitation against the Centre’s farm laws is a people’s movement that will not fail, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait...

‘Chakka’ jam’ protest affects Punjab, Haryana; farmers stick to demand for repeal of laws | India News

NEW DELHI: The three-hour nationwide ‘chakka jam‘ called by farmers against the government’s internet suspension at Delhi’s border areas came to an end on Saturday....

Have given time to govt till Oct 2 to repeal farm laws: Rakesh Tikait | India News

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday said that they have given time to the government till October 2 to repeal...

Chhattisgarh CM slams nails, barricades at farmer protest sites, accuses government of ‘internationalising’ issue

New Delhi: Slamming the Centre over the treatment of farmers protesting the new farm laws, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday likened the installing...

Agitation against new farm laws draws mixed response in Uttar Pradesh

BIJNOR: The farmers’ agitation against the new central farm laws is drawing a mixed response in Uttar Pradesh, depending on the caste mix of the...

West Bengal elections: Mamata Banerjee presents vote on account for Rs 2.99 lakh cr in House, opposition parties boycott speech

Kolkata: With state elections round the corner, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented a vote-on-account for Rs 2.99 lakh crore in the...

Upset with Tendulkar, scores of Malayalee netizens regret criticism of Sharapova for not knowing him

Thiruvananthapuram: Offended by Sachin Tendulkar‘s tweet on farmers‘ protest, scores of Keralites flooded tennis star Maria Sharapova’s social media pages with messages, apologising for trolling...

Govt to give Rs 1 lakh crore additional income to farmers, Ghazipur waste dump to be cleaned soon: Pradhan

The government will provide Rs 1 lakh crore additional income to farmers that will be generated by converting waste into energy, Union Petroleum and Natural...

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Government committed to welfare of farmers: Jyotiraditya Scindia

New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Thursday defended the three new farm laws in Rajya Sabha saying the government was committed to farmers’ welfare, and...

India equipped to resolve crisis amicably: Lata Mangeshkar on global support for farmers’ protests

Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Wednesday joined Indian personalities, including cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actors Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, in expressing support for the...

farmers: Rahul Gandhi ‘conspires’ with anti-India elements during his visits abroad: BJP

New Delhi: With many international personalities, including celebrities, lending their support to India’s protesting farmers, the BJP on Wednesday lashed out at “propaganda and fake...

Academicians seek repeal of farm laws, say these pose major threat to farming communities

NEW DELHI: Over 400 academicians from across the country and several universities abroad have urged the central government to immediately abandon the three new farm...

AAP MPs marshalled out of Rajya Sabha over unruly behaviour

New Delhi: Three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs, including Sanjay Singh, were on Wednesday marshalled out of Rajya Sabha after they disrupted proceedings over the...

Greta Thunberg: After RiRi, Greta Thunberg, others extend support to farmers’ protest

Stockholm: Teenage environment lobbyist Greta Thunberg has stretched out her help to the ranchers fighting on the lines of New Delhi against the three homestead...