Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicFarm laws

Topic: farm laws

Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

SC cancels bail for BJP minister’s son in Lakhimpur Kheri case, criticises HC for ‘tearing hurry’

Ajay Mishra Teni's son, Ashish, was allegedly in car that had last year mowed down 4 farmers protesting against now-repealed farm laws. He was granted bail by Allahabad HC in February.

Let farmers lease land like people rent houses – Land laws are holding India back

All states place restrictions on who can buy farmland. India’s low score on the protection of property rights harms farmers.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan praising India’s foreign policy is cause for anxiety, not satisfaction

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Silent majority’ of farmers support farm laws, repeal would be ‘unfair’, panel had told SC

The report was made public Monday by Anil Ghanwat, one of the members of the committee. He said 61 of 73 farm bodies that made submissions to the panel supported farm laws.

I’m making public the Supreme Court panel report on farm laws. India needs to know the truth

Some organisations created the false notion that farm laws would abolish MSP. In reality, there was a ‘silent’ majority of farmers who supported it.

AAP govt gives nod, 17 of 54 cases filed against farmers for farm laws protest to be withdrawn

The cases include one concerning violence at the Red Fort on Republic Day last year. Withdrawal was one of Centre’s assurances to farmers’ groups to end their protest.

The 1907 Pagrhi Sambhal Jatta and 2020 protests had a common goal — saving farmers’ ‘hond’

In ‘Pagrhi Sambhal Lehar to Samyukt Kisan Morcha’, academic Ronki Ram traces a century of Punjab's Kisan struggle from 1907 to 2021.

Farm laws to hate speech, IAS-IPS-IFS retirees split, pro- & anti-govt sides fight war of letters

Over past few years, rival lobbies of ex-civil servants, with no official political affiliation, have organised groups and issued statements backing or criticising govt on many issues.

Withdrawing farm laws right move, BJP’s anti-minority image a myth: Minister Bhupender Yadav

Speaking to ThePrint's Editor-In Chief Shekhar Gupta on ‘Off the Cuff’, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav and economist Ila Patnaik discussed why they've penned a new book on rise of BJP.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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