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Farm bills: Politics now threatens to complicate the process

October 22, 2020 11:51 am

An opportunity has been lost in the lackadaisical handling of the issue.

Quixplained: What is MSP and how is it determined?

October 07, 2020 11:24 am

What is minimum support price (MSP) for farmers? How is it determined? How effective is it? We explain.

Punjab, Haryana Farmers Protest highlights: Unemployment will increase if there are no mandis, says Rahul Gandhi

October 07, 2020 10:01 am

Security has been tightened outside the house of deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala in Sirsa following a protest called by two dozen farmer organisations seeking their resignation from the Manohar Lal Khattar government.

An Expert Explains: What are the broad arguments for and against the farm laws?

October 07, 2020 12:20 pm

As Opposition and regional parties protest the contentious farm laws, now challenged in Supreme Court, engaging with the key question: Does the enactment of the laws violate the federal principle?

Karnataka bandh: Thousands of farmers hit the streets in Bengaluru; several Cong, JD(S) workers detained

September 29, 2020 8:11 am

Karnataka Bandh Today, Farmers Protest: The dawn-to-dusk bandh call has been supported by several pro-Kannada and other outfits along with opposition Congress and the JD(S).

Patiala, Badal village 'pakka morchas' lifted to let union footsoldiers focus on Sept 25 bandh

September 23, 2020 11:47 am

Incidentally, pakka dharnas were lifted on 8th day and on the same day when Rajya Sabha passed the third farm bill on essential commodities.

Farmers intensify protests, water cannons used to stop Congress activists from entering Haryana

September 20, 2020 8:50 pm

While protests were largely peaceful in most areas, police had to resort to using water cannons after some Punjab Youth Congress activists tried to set a tractor on fire while trying to enter Haryana.

Bhartiya Kisan Sangh: Farm Bills in present form not acceptable

September 20, 2020 1:02 am

The RSS-affiliate Bhartiya Kisan Sangh said it had written a series of letters through August with suggestions for key changes.

Speak to the farmer

September 15, 2020 12:11 am

In face of protests, government must clarify that ordinances, to be debated in Parliament, will not affect MSP procurement.

Farmers bear the burden of deflation

January 17, 2019 7:05 am

Demonetisation, coupled with daily limits on cash transactions and fear of being tracked by revenue authorities post the Goods and Services Tax regime, have made traders less inclined to purchasing and stocking up produce during the harvest season.


On Day 2 of tractor rally in Punjab, Rahul Gandhi continues attack on Centre over farm laws

October 05, 2020 8:19 pm

Gandhi, who is holding a series of tractor rallies during his 'Kheti Bachao Yatra' across Punjab to protest the Centre's new farm laws, also accused the Prime Minister of destroying the food system.