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‘Silence’ of govt indicates it is planning steps against farmers’ agitation, says Tikait

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait stressed that the Centre will have to come forward with a proposal for talks to resume with farmers who 'will not step back till a solution is found'.

Nehru went to cabinet on Kashmir, but Modi’s decision-making is different

For a leader, the ability to take decisions speedily is a virtue but equally important is to weigh in the possible consequences.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the Kisan Mahapanchayat, in Meerut on 28 February | ANI

Red Fort violence planned by BJP, farmers not anti-national, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Drawing parallels between the BJP and Britishers, Kejriwal at a public rally in Meerut said that even the former coloniser did not oppress our farmers to this extent.
Activists Disha Ravi (L) and Safoora Zargar | via Twitter

Disha Ravi vs Safoora Zargar — why judge gave bail to one young activist but not the other

There is perceived contradiction in judgments issued by Delhi judge Dharmender Rana, however, legally, the two cases are on a different footing.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to the media after the 8th round of talks remained inconclusive | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Govt ready to talk after farmers unions’ response on its offer, says Narendra Tomar

The Agriculture minister was replying to a query on Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait threatening to march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if laws are not repealed.
Sugarcane farmers | Representational image | Bloomberg

FCI’s conflicting roles are reason why it fails to benefit India’s poorest farmers

The FCI’s price support for farmers is one of the largest welfare programmes in India. But it is largely ineffective in reaching those who need it most.
A farmer getting turban tied on 'Pagdi Sambhal Diwas' at the Ghazipur border protest site. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Farmers at Ghazipur go back to 1907 ‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’ movement to keep the protest going

The ‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’ movement was spearheaded by Ajit Singh, the uncle of Bhagat Singh, to demand the withdrawal of three laws brought in by the British Indian government in 1907.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | Twitter/BJP4India

Don’t behave like kings, stay connected to grassroots, PM Modi tells senior BJP leaders

PM Narendra Modi has also asked BJP office-bearers not to be ‘arrogant’ and to listen to ordinary party workers who have made them leaders.
Farmers during their protest against the Centre's new farm laws, at Tikri border in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. | PTI

AAP to hold ‘Kisan Mahasammelan’ in Punjab’s Moga on 21 March in support of farmers’ protest

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann Monday said that farmers from across Punjab, as well as party convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, will be invited to participate in the 'Mahasammelan'.

BJP resolution thanks Modi govt for agri reforms, says laws have given freedom to farmers

BJP leader Raman Singh says we're concerned about farmers, they should tell us their concerns, we are willing to make changes. Blames Left & Congress for 'stretching' farm protests.

On Camera

Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Indian currency

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for fifth consecutive month in February

The finance ministry said that the revenues for the month of February 2021, which stood at Rs 1.13 lakh crore, were 7% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.