Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicFarm bill 2020

Topic: farm bill 2020

There would have been no protest had govt consulted farmers on agri laws — UP BJP minister

Ram Iqbal Singh also urged Modi govt to enact a law guaranteeing MSP to farmers, adding that denial of MSP to farmers for their produce should be made a cognisable offence.

Between govt & farmers, who will blink first & finding a ‘110% safe’ Covid vaccine

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Tried reaching out to PM Modi on farm laws but he didn’t listen, says AAP MP Bhagwant Mann

PM Modi paid floral tributes to former PM Vajpayee on his birth anniversary. As Modi was leaving the venue, AAP's Sanjay Singh & Mann raised slogans, demanding repeal farm laws.

Protesting farmer unions defer decision on Centre’s offer for fresh talks on farm laws

Farmer leader Kulwant Singh Sandhu said that a meeting of farmer leaders from across India would be held Wednesday where a decision on the govt's talks offer will be taken.

‘Indirect attack on the legal fraternity’ — why lawyers are also opposing new farm laws

Under one of the three new farm laws, disputes that were earlier adjudicated by civil courts will now be placed before SDMs and collectors.

Tejashwi Yadav leads opposition parties dharna in support of agitating farmers

Joined by Congress and Left parties, the RJD leader extended support to the nationwide strike called by the farmers organisations on 8 December against the new farm laws

About half of farm produce sold outside APMCs anyway. But Modi govt wants one-size-fits-all

The Modi govt claims the three new laws are re-creating the 1991 moment for agriculture. But those reforms were premised on decentralisation and deregulation.

Modi govt must sweat in Parliament to avoid bleeding on street. Farmers’ protest shows why

The consequence of the Modi govt skipping steps of a deliberative democracy is that the farm bill’s policy argument plays out in emotions instead of economics.

Digging trenches to stop farmers and a ‘moat’ around Central Vista

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Amarinder Singh slams Haryana govt for trying to stop farmers from marching to Delhi

Taking to Twitter, Punjab CM Amarinder also asked BJP to direct their state govts not to indulge in strong-arm tactics against the farmers.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.