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Sikh farmers keep up a 900-year tradition, in California

Simranjit Singh is a second-generation American farmer, but his agricultural roots go back 900 years. Before his father moved to California from India in 1991,...

Narendra Singh Tomar appeals farmers to end 7-month long protest, says ready to resume talks

As farmers’ protest against the new farm laws entered eighth month, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday appealed to protesting farmers to end...

Seven months of farm protests: Farm unions grapple with risky decision of ‘what next?’

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 26, 2021) The farm protests against the three central farm laws at the Delhi borders completed seven months...

Thousands of farmers from Karnal have reached Singhu border: SKM

Thousands of farmers from Punjab’s Karnal and nearby areas reached the Singhu border here on Sunday to join the ongoing protest against the Centre’s three...

Protest amid pandemic: Steadfast farmers work on immunity, seek Covid vaccination

Desi ‘kaadha’ and lemonade have become the most consumed beverages among farmers protesting against the new Central agricultural laws at three Delhi borders for nearly...

Less than four percent Indian farmers adopted sustainable agricultural practices, says study

Less than 4 per cent of Indian farmers have adopted sustainable agricultural practices and systems, according to a study by the Council on Energy, Environment...

farmers: Punjab farmers to get money directly in accounts, Centre rejects state’s plea to route through arhtiyas

Farmers in Punjab will get direct payment in their bank accounts against the procurement of wheat from this season. The centre has rejected state’s demand...

In unusual move, MHA flags Punjab on ‘bonded labourers’ | India News

NEW DELHI/ AMRITSAR: The home ministry has, based on inputs from BSF about the plight of “bonded labourers” from UP and Bihar working in fields...

Meghalaya governor backs protesting farmers, urges Centre not to offend them | India News

BAGHPAT: Siding with farmers protesting the Centre’s new agriculture laws, Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik here on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home...

Farmers urge Bengal voters to defeat BJP: Key developments | India News

NEW DELHI: The farmers protesting against the three central farm laws on Friday appealed to the agriculturists of West Bengal, which goes to polls in...

Will go to Kolkata, urge farmers to defeat BJP in polls, but will not support any party: Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday said he will go to Kolkata this week to urge farmers to defeat the BJP in...

‘Gross interference’: India summons UK envoy, slams House debate on farm stir | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday summoned the British high commissioner and conveyed strong opposition to the “unwarranted” and “tendentious” debate on the farmer protests by...

Farmers protesting farm laws block expressway in Haryana as agitation completes 100th day

Farmers protesting the Centre’s three farm laws on Saturday blocked the six-lane Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway at some places in Haryana to mark the...

Farmers to campaign against BJP in 5 poll-bound states: Key developments | India News

NEW DELHI: Farmers protesting against the three central farm laws decided on Tuesday to campaign against the BJP in the four states and one Union...

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...