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Farmers stage protest, clash with cops at Kisan mela in Bathinda

Seven farmer unions, in the last week of September, had announced that they will burn stubble this year too, as subsidy for machines would only help rich farmers

Ludhiana: Farmers want poppy husk farming legalised

At Friday’s meeting, farmers also discussed other issues like crop prices, demand of increase in prices of milk, subsidy for not burning crop stubble, among other issues.


With onset of paddy season, farmers try to woo ‘missing’ labourers with added attractions

Even as the paddy season began on June 10, farmers are still busy wooing labourers to work in their farms, while many landlords have increased bounties to attract previous year’s workers. They are offering unlimited rations, milk, non-vegeterian food once a week, mobile recharge, Bhojpuri music while farmers work in the fields and much more. […]

Farmer bodies protest arrests,‘Punjab govt repression’

Protesting against mass arrests in March — ahead of the proposed protest by farmer union a state level rally was organised by Bharti Kisan Union and Khet Mazdoor Union in Barnala on Friday

Moist paddy: Ferozepur DC sends back 20 trolleys

After repeatedly instructing farmers to not bring moist paddy to the mandis,Ferozepur DC S Karuna Raju on Saturday sent back 20 trolleys after he found the paddy stock to have a moisture content of 22 per cent - the norm is 17 per cent.

If Centre refuses relief,gherao Cong MPs: BKU

The president of the Bharti Kisan Union,Balbir Singh Rajewal,on Monday said that the Centre was going to back out from giving drought relief to the farmers of Punjab and that they must be prepared to gherao Cong MPs.


Seminar on capital punishment

The Internationalist Democratic Party and Bharti Kisan Union jointly organised a seminar on the topic ‘Capital Sentence: Punishment or Judicial Murder’ on Sunday.

Around Town; Blood donation camp at Express office today

The Indian Express Blood Donor's Club will be organising its 24th blood donation camp at the office premises in Sector 6,Panchkula on February 24.

Farmer bodies block railway tracks

Demonstrations and ‘rail roko’ agitation by farmers and Khet Mazdoor Unions near Jagraon and Phillaur resulted in the cancellation of 8 passenger trains and delay of 13 more.

Paddy transplantation weathers labour problem

Labour is still short but Punjabi workers,especially women and teenagers,have shown signs that they will help meet the shortfall,having started to join the effort in large numbers.