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Farm Bills 2020


No questions when cops attacked, why on security now: Delhi Police on barricading farm protest sites

February 02, 2021 8:40 pm

To prevent more farmers from amassing at New Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the police have placed iron spikes and wooden boards with nails on the roads.

India's new farm laws have potential to raise farm income: IMF Chief Gopinath

January 27, 2021 6:58 pm

"These particular farm laws were in the area of marketing. It was widening the market for farmers. Being able to sell to multiple outlets besides the Mandis without having to pay a tax. And this had the potential to raise, in our view, farmers' incomes", IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said.

Chaadar, roti on their head, women throng Delhi protest site

January 25, 2021 8:04 am

The presence of a large number of women here is because they feel that their future is at stake,” activist Prasad Subramaniam said.

AAP alleges match fixing, says Capt knew about farm laws in advance

January 25, 2021 12:56 am

Alleging the Captain had hoodwinked the farmers and people of Punjab, Chadha said, "This is a clear case of match fixing between the two, which is why Captain didn't let anyone know that the three black farm laws would be implemented.

Unease in Punjab BJP: ‘PM could solve row in a day if he wants’

January 24, 2021 7:21 pm

Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal claims more BJP leaders are set to join them in the coming days.

As parade day approaches, demand for tractor service and modification soars in Punjab

January 23, 2021 1:47 pm

Vikramdeep Singh Sidhu and his brother Gagndeep Sidhu of Sangrur have got their 1994 model Ford tractor modified. Sidhu said that this tractor was in working condition but with modification now it has become all new and a unique piece.

Farm laws are only way to push agriculture out of low-income trap

January 23, 2021 8:39 am

If the farm laws are to be repealed, it would sound a death knell for the efforts to improve the agriculture sector, for no political party in government would ever dare carry out agricultural reforms again

Let the farmers lead

January 18, 2021 5:26 pm

Movement against agricultural laws has posed a direct challenge to privatisation and its champions.

At protest against farm laws in Nagpur, Balasaheb Thorat slams Narendra Modi

January 17, 2021 2:58 am

"Our PM has become a slave of the big capitalists and is now hell bent on making farmers their slaves. But we will not allow our freedom to be taken away and will force the government to repeal the three laws," Thorat said.

Farmers Protests: Determined to fight on, farmers say easy to sustain momentum than rebuild it afresh

January 16, 2021 12:04 pm

Another factor behind their determination is that despite Centre’s allegations of infiltration of the ‘Khalistanis’ in their movement, the agitation has not been affected. The other big factor is that a narrative has taken hold at the ground that their land is not safe under the new laws.


Farmers' 'Bharat Bandh' call gets support from all corners

December 08, 2020 7:10 pm

The call to hold a 'Bharat bandh' by protesting farmers in the national capital was met with support from all corners. A glimpse of how the agitation is playing out across the country.

As farmers dig in for fifth day, tractor-trolleys turn temporary shelters

November 30, 2020 8:55 pm

The ongoing protests by thousands of farmers entered the fifth day on Monday, with the protesters threatening to block all five entry points to Delhi.

Protests against farm Bills in various parts of the country

September 23, 2020 10:58 am

Agitations against the contentious farm Bills intensified Tuesday, even as Parliament continued to witness disruptions over them.