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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Punjab farmers


Punjab and Haryana farmer outfits mark Dussehra by burning effigies of PM, BJP leaders, corporates

October 26, 2020 1:08 am

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) activists, including farmers, women, children, youths, elderly, labourers, artists and writers, participated in effigy-burning processions across the Malwa districts in the state in huge numbers.

Punjab to allow industry in agri and mixed-use areas

October 23, 2020 10:41 pm

A government statement said the decisions were aimed at generating employment. These were announced after a virtual meeting of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board (PRTPD) and Development Authorities headed by the Chief Minister.

BKU (Ugrahan), Punjab ministers meet, talks remain inconclusive

October 19, 2020 11:48 pm

"...We have also asked them to ensure that the APMC amendment Bill that was passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 2017 and a Mandi Act amendment passed in 2013 should not be implemented in the state,” Ugrahan said.

Ludhiana residents sing for farmers, extend support to their protest

October 19, 2020 2:35 am

Ludhiana residents sang the lines of Sufi singer Kanwar Grewal’s recently released song `Ailaan’ in support of farmers’ protest against three new agriculture laws.

Punjab: Farmers' rail roko slams brakes on bicycle industry

October 18, 2020 11:11 pm

Brands like Hero Cycles and Avon Cycles complain that raw materials such as alloys, rims and gears used in high-end bicycles coming via trains are stuck either in Delhi, Rajasthan or Ambala due to the rail roko going on since October 1 in Punjab.

Unions gear up to make inroads in cities; in Ludhiana today, a dharna not by farmers, but for farmers

October 18, 2020 3:09 am

The decision was taken by BKU (Ugrahan), the largest organisation of farmers who have organised dharnas outside the houses of nine BJP leaders in different cities of Punjab.

Punjab: CM insensitive towards farmers’ core concerns, says Cheema

October 16, 2020 11:01 pm

Addressing a press conference here in Chandigarh, Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema termed the one-day session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha convened by the Punjab government on October 19, as nothing but a mere eyewash.

6 farmers held over protest during BJP’s tractor rally in Amabala

October 15, 2020 11:37 pm

A rally participant, who was 72-year-old, had died during the tractor rally. Police had lodged an FIR against seven farmers blaming them for his death after the deceased's son alleged attack on his father

Where is the money to buy power from national grid: Capt

October 15, 2020 11:25 pm

The CM said while three of his Cabinet colleagues were in discussion with the farmer unions to persuade them to lift the rail blockade, which had led to serious coal shortage in the state, it was the duty of the Union government to engage with them.

In Punjab, govt-recommended paddy varieties being sold for prices below MSP, say farmers

October 15, 2020 11:44 am

In Gurdaspur and Batala mandis, several farmers say they have been forced to sell their recommended varieties at a price lower than the MSP due to arhtiyas and government agencies dubbing them as hybrid.