Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicFarmers crisis

Topic: Farmers crisis

Indian farmers turn to black market for fertilisers as prices soar

India is one of the worst affected by worldwide fertilizer crisis. Crop nutrients' prices soared as tight coal & natural gas supplies forced fertilizer plants in Europe to close.

Allies step up pressure on BJP to end deadlock with farmers, party says ‘treading cautiously’

JD(U) says govt should include MSP in laws, while AIADMK wants farmers’ concerns to be addressed and JJP in Haryana has urged the govt to add a line on MSP in the laws.

Farmer unions bar Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu from speaking on stage over ‘diverting attention’

Farmer organisations have announced that Deep Sidhu's aide and former gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana will also not be allowed to to speak from their stage.

Farmers in Sirsa have a message for Modi govt — Get ready for a winter of discontent

From a young girl breaking her gullak to fund the morcha to youth with engineering degrees joining the protest, it’s a different farmers’ movement against Modi govt’s farm laws.

How new US algorithm can help India’s farmers make more profits, predict crop prices

The algorithm, developed by analysing India's crop market prices for over 11 years, could help reduce farmer suicides by preventing financial distress.

BJP, Shiv Sena are busy playing power games, no one cares about Maharashtra’s farm crisis

Experts have pointed out that Maharashtra has seen two major calamities this year — drought & floods — impacting farmers severly.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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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