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Finally, an alternative to farm loan waivers that assures direct income for all farmers

Loan waivers will only make rich farmers richer. Quasi-universal basic rural income guarantees basic income for the poorest of farmers.
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Draconian Essential Commodities Act needs to go if India wants to raise farm incomes

The fear of the Essential Commodities Act may explain the lack of formal warehouses and silos in India.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar | PTI

Media revisits 1984, and Priyanka Gandhi in a new role?

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Radha Mohan Singh addressing an event in Patna on World Fisheries day | @RadhamohanBJP/Twitter

Agrarian crisis is an election issue, but agriculture minister is missing from BJP campaign

Radha Mohan Singh has been kept out of the list of BJP star campaigners over apprehensions that the agriculture minister could face protests from farmers.
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Will linking MSP with cost really have any benefits? No, say farmers & experts

Farmers' bodies and experts say the key to any benefit to farmers lies in how the production cost or the cost of cultivation is calculated.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.


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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.