Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Mahapanchayat

Farmers gather for Karnal mahapanchayat after talks ‘fail’ with Haryana officials

The decision whether protesters will go ahead to gherao the Karnal mini-secretariat if there demands were not met will be decided at the mahapanchayat, BKU leader said.

Centre must engage with farmers. Muzaffarnagar mahapanchayat shows farm laws’ politicisation

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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.

Thousands of farmers attend mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar ahead of UP Assembly polls

Farmers belonging to 300 organisations from UP, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka gathered for the rally. BKU's Rakesh Tikait said panchayats will be held across India.

Demand for equal pay, 50% quota in Parliament at Haryana’s first mahila mahapanchayat

Women at the mahapanchayat raised slogans against Modi govt, demanding a roll back of farm laws. They say the farmers’ protest helped women in Haryana to come out of their homes.

The liberal dilemma on Rakesh Tikait — overlook Muzaffarnagar riots or future under Modi

By saving the farmers' protest from the clutches of a violent Republic Day rally and taking on the Adityanath govt in UP, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has left Indian liberals in a fix.

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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

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


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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.