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Agri laws: More Punjab farmers head towards protest sites near Delhi

Chandigarh: Carrying ration and other essential items with them, several batches of farmers from Punjab headed towards Delhi borders on Saturday to join the peasants...

Attempt to ‘divide and mislead’ farmers, allege protesting union leaders after PM’s speech

NEW DELHI: Protesting farm unions on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s address appeared as an attempt to ” divide and mislead” the farmers...

Seven US lawmakers write to Pompeo on farmers’ protest in India | India News

WASHINGTON: A group of seven influential US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to raise...

Govt ready to make changes to proposal; farmers demand concrete solution | India News

NEW DELHI: Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the government is ready to make any necessary changes to the draft proposal...

View: Far from liberating farmers, the farm laws put them at mercy of government

It is not difficult to take sides in the ongoing dispute between India’s farmers and GoI. On one side is a sea of brave, astute...

Farmer leaders: Nothing new in govt’s letter; ready for talks but need ‘concrete solution’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Farmer leaders on Monday said they are always ready for dialogue as long as the government is offering a “concrete solution”, but claimed...

Farmer unions announce relay hunger strike on Monday, observe ‘Shradhanjali Diwas’; Amit Shah hints at resumption of talks | India News

NEW DELHI: Farmer unions announced a day-long relay hunger strike on Monday at all protest sites to press for the repeal of the Centre‘s new...

There can be a way out for talks in a day or two: Haryana CM on farmers’ stir

New Delhi, Dec 19 () There can be a way out for the next round of talks between the government and farmer unions protesting against...

Farmers burn copies of Union agriculture minister’s letter

NOIDA (UP): Farmers camping at Delhi-Noida border in protests against the three recent farm laws of the Centre on Saturday burnt copies of an open...

Akhilesh attacks UP govt over notices to farmers seeking personal bonds | India News

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Friday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for sending notices to farmers asking them to submit personal bonds...

With folded hands, PM Modi urges Opposition not to mislead farmers | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested political parties with “folded hands” to keep all the credit for their “old election manifestos” which...

Discussed farmers’ protests against agri laws with Jaishankar: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

New Delhi: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday said he discussed the protests by farmers against the three new agri laws with External Affairs...

SC proposes panel, farm unions slam govt for ‘parallel talks’: Key developments | India News

NEW DELHI: The ongoing farmers’ protest matter reached the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday suggested formation of a committee having representations from both the Centre...

Exercise, reading and ‘sewa’, farmers crack code of ‘protest life’ miles from home

New Delhi: ‘Sewa’ at community kitchens, attending religious discourses, reading newspapers and exercising. Twenty days on, life has settled into a routine for protesting farmers...

Farmers ‘apologise’ to people with ‘folded hands’ for road blockade, inconvenience

New Delhi: With some key roads blocked for several days now due to their protest against the three new agri laws, an umbrella body of...

Ready for talks with govt, but will first discuss repealing agri laws: Farmer leaders

Sticking to their demands, farmer leaders Saturday said they are ready to hold talks with the government, but will first discuss repealing the three new...

Some leaders are misleading farmers on the Agriculture Bills : Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The Narendra Modi government has been taking consistent and constructive steps for the welfare of farmers all through these six and a half years. From...

If this is a democracy, then government should listen to farmers: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

From the day the farm ordinances were introduced to the time they were brought for ministerial comments, I kept raising farmers’ concern. But the government...

PM Narendra Modi defends farm laws, says it would benefit farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly defended the new agricultural laws saying farmers would benefit the most from investments in the agriculture sector and will...

Protest hijacked by Maoist elements, demands beyond ambit of farm laws: Piyush Goyal

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal, negotiating with protesting farmers, has said ‘ultra-left and Maoist elements have hijacked the agitation’. Their demands, like asking...

Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: SAD condemns Centre’s refusal to take back farm laws

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates A gift of 140-gram golden crown Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol yesterday deposited a 140-gram golden...

Centre trying to thrust black laws like it imposed demonetization, GST: Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday slammed the BJP-led Centre, accusing it of trying to thrust the “black laws” upon farmers...

Centre to send proposal on amendments to farmers even as talks remain deadlocked

The meeting between union home minister Amit Shah and 13 farmers’ representatives ended late on Tuesday night with the Centre firm not to roll back...

Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: Farmers call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ today

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Bharat Bandh: Left political parties, trade unions and farmer unions stop trains at Bhubaneswar Railway Station. Bharat Bandh:...

TMC to morally support farmers’ strike call, not to enforce it

KOLKATA: The ruling TMC in West Bengal Monday decided to extend “moral support” to the December 8 nationwide strike called by farmers to protest against...