Thursday, 30 June, 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.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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