Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicFarmer protests

Topic: Farmer protests

Paddy procurement to start in Punjab, Haryana Sunday, says Union Minister Ashwini Choubey

The decision came amid the protest by farmers in Haryana and Punjab against the government's decision to postpone procurement of paddy under MSP operation to 11 October.

32 farmer bodies urge political parties to suspend election campaign in Punjab

The farmer bodies under Sanyukt Kisan Morcha made the appeal so that political parties electioneering don't divert the attention away from the farmers' protests.

Flat prices, late payments, rising costs — why western UP’s sugarcane farmers are in crisis

UP is home to 35 lakh sugarcane farming families, and the agrarian crisis is set to play a key role in next year’s state assembly elections.

‘Our recommendations will resolve impasse’: SC-appointed farm panel member wants report made public

Anil Ghanwat, president of the Shetkari Sanghatana and member of the panel, has written to the CJI, saying committee’s report has ‘addressed all apprehensions of the farmers’.

Section 144 imposed, mobile internet suspended ahead of farmers protest in Karnal tomorrow

Central forces have been also deployed in the district a day ahead of the gherao planned by farmers at the mini-secretariat over the 28 August lathi charge that injured 10 people.

At Muzaffarnagar mahapanchayat, farmers vow to intensify protest against farm laws 

Sugarcane farmers present in the event expressed resentment against the UP government for stagnation in sugarcane prices.

Victory of farmers protesting farm laws top priority, Punjab Congress chief Sidhu says

Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders since late November, demanding repeal of three laws passed by the Modi govt last year.

Protest against farm laws to begin at Jantar Mantar from 22 July, says farmers’ union leader

Two hundred farmers will go to Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border everyday for the peaceful demonstration against farm laws, said Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh national president Shiv K Kakka.

200 farmers to protest outside parliament every day during monsoon session, says SKM

At a press conference Sunday, Samyukt Kisan Morcha declared that two days before Monsoon session, a warning letter will be given to opposition MPs to protest against the laws inside the House.

BJP workers, farm law protestors clash in Ghazipur, farmer leaders allege conspiracy by govt

A Samyukta Kisan Morcha spokesperson claimed the farmers had informed govt officials to remove the BJP party workers who were creating ruckus in the name of a welcome rally.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

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File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.