Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicFarmers agitation

Topic: farmers agitation

Punjab govt announces financial aid for families of 2 farmers who died during protests

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh expressed grief over the death of two farmers and announced financial assistance of Rs five lakh each to the families.

Adhir Chowdhury urges Speaker for Parliament winter session to discuss Covid, farmers protest

Congress' Adhir Chowdhury wrote to Om Birla, saying Parliament needs to discuss ‘notable’ issues like the farmers’ agitation, Covid vaccine status, and economic slowdown. 

MSP not part of any farm law, no question of doing away with the system, minister Tomar says

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells ThePrint he doesn’t view the protesting farmers as Khalistanis & that govt is ready to address all their objections and reservations.

Modi’s boat ride got the coverage, but on TV, kisan won the sympathy vote

When a Zee News reporter tried to explain a gathering how the new farm laws helped farmers, one of them interrupted — we are educated, don’t tell us what to say.

Amarinder Singh slams Kejriwal over farm law notification, calls him ‘sneaky little fellow’

The Punjab CM slammed Kejriwal's assertion that states are helpless against central legislation, and said that the AAP leader did not want to try to fight the draconian laws.

Centre angry with me for denying use of Delhi stadiums as jails for farmers, says Kejriwal

In a press briefing, the Delhi Chief Minister also hit out at Punjab CM Amarinder Singh saying he's levelling allegations and 'speaking BJP's language'.

‘This suit-boot govt is of lies & loot’ — Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre over farmers protest

Rahul Gandhi shared a video of the use of force against protesting farmers with a voice-over of PM Modi's speech saying his govt was taking steps to resolve the farmers' problems

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.

Covid fear looms at protest site but farmers say ‘Modi’s black laws’ greater threat

Farmers say they don’t fear Covid. Experts feel govt should have taken steps to ensure the agitation didn’t lead to such large gatherings.

Trudeau backs farmers protest, but Canada has always challenged India’s farm subsidies at WTO

Canada has repeatedly questioned India's farm policies, and was among the ‘most vocal challengers’ to India exceeding its rice subsidy in 2018-19.

On Camera

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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