Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicFarm bills

Topic: farm bills

Modi govt on right path on agriculture and labour reforms but at wrong speed

Modi govt unwisely ignoring the central difficulty of reform — while you can’t wait for all states to agree before you make changes, you can’t impose them with zero agreement, either.

What economists like Ashok Gulati still don’t understand about agriculture in India

Indian farmers have read the writing on the wall. India’s economists have not.

Rahul Gandhi plans rallies in Punjab as Congress looks to capitalise on farmer agitation

Rahul Gandhi is planning to hold rallies in different parts of Punjab later this week as part of protests against the contentious new farm laws.

Times Now debates Amnesty ‘witch hunt’, India Today questions UP Police over Hathras gangrape

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Rich farmers dominate farm protests in India. It’s happening since Charan Singh days

The agriculture sector, like large and medium industries of the Indian economy, also needs a well-organised industry representation.

The ‘space’ NDA allies have & PM CARES but does FM ‘dare’

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

Rafale to farm bills, Opposition has fought against every decision we’ve taken, Modi says

At inauguration of Namami Gange projects, PM Modi says the nation can see how some people are opposing reforms just for the sake of it.

Zee News questions Mamata on Nusrat Jahan controversy, NDTV tracks farmers’ protests

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

BJP treated allies like spare tyres, has no minority support now, says SAD chief Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal, whose party broke away from NDA after 24 years, says BJP never consulted allies on significant decisions & just expected them to fall in line.

Kerala MP says farm bill violates constitutional rights, challenges its validity in SC

Congress MP TN Prathapan said The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 is not a 'progressive legislation'.

On Camera

YourTurn

Hindu-Muslim to basic humanity—Bilkis Bano case shows India will never be free of Nirbhayas

Gujarat govt’s remission of life sentence of 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano gangrape case makes a mockery of everything PM Modi has been saying about protecting women’s safety.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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