Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicFarm bills

Topic: farm bills

Parliament passes bill to repeal farm laws without discussion amid protests by Congress, TMC

Introducing the bill in Rajya Sabha, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar regretted that Modi govt couldn't convince the agitating farmers about the laws' benefits.

Modi govt’s ‘wink’ at farmers & artist ‘McMahon’s Line at Arunachal museum of cartography’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Farmer leaders sit with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ placards, govt proposes next meeting on 9 December

When the fifth round of talks ended in a deadlock, Centre sought some time from farmer unions to present a concrete proposal after further consultations within the government.

Juggling lessons & protest, children at Singhu border say won’t back down from farm laws fight

The protesters gathered at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border include several children who have joined the agitation in solidarity with their parents.

Why Rajnath Singh has emerged as a key Modi govt firefighter to address farmers’ issues

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, along with Amit Shah and JP Nadda, was part of the BJP leadership to brief Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar before his meeting with farmers.

Yogi mingling with Bollywood, India Inc for investments a pleasant change from his divisive politics

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English-speaking protester in viral farmer protest video is Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu 

This is not Sidhu’s first brush with political activism. He had earlier campaigned for BJP MP Sunny Deol during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

Worried about 2022, Punjab BJP wants Shah & Nadda to quickly resolve farmer protests

Punjab BJP leaders also urge a crackdown on singers & actors ‘aiding’ farmer protests as they say this will help fizzle out the agitation.

Punjab’s protesting farmers playing into Modi govt’s hands, says state Congress chief

The Modi government has invited protesting farmers for talks on 13 November in a bid to end the impasse. But Sunil Jakhar says Centre’s intentions are suspect.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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