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Farmers’ protest Explained: Barring MSP, Centre open to rolling back 3 key provisions of farm law
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

Farmers' protest Explained: These sections represent the heart of the APMC bypass legislation. Their amendment tantamounts to rollback.

Centre blinks, signals climbdown as farmers insist on repeal, talks to continue tomorrow
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

On the demand that MSP or the minimum support price (MSP) be guaranteed under law, Narendra Singh Tomar reiterated that the MSP system would continue and he would give farmers an assurance on it.

Amarinder to meet Amit Shah before Centre-farmer talks; Tomar hopeful
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Sources said the Punjab Chief Minister sought time from Shah for a meeting Thursday and it will take place at 9.30 am.

Farmer unions begin talks with Centre; say no to panel, agree to revert with objections
Wed, Dec 02, 2020

“The meeting was good, and we have decided to hold the next round of talks on December 3. We wanted a small group to be constituted, but the farmer leaders wanted the talks to be held with everyone. We do not have a problem with it,” said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

‘New farm laws will be disaster’: RLD plans protests across UP
Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Our party opposes these laws. We will hold protests against these laws at district headquarters in UP on Wednesday,” RLD's Ajit Singh told The Indian Express over phone.

Govt invites farm leaders for talks today; PM blames protest on ‘rumour’ and ‘propaganda’
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Farmers say will consider invite positively; Union ministers release booklet on BJP’s bond with Sikhs

At protest site, farmers want govt to give MSP guarantee ‘in writing’
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

While there is no mention of MSP in the law, protesting farmers say that once APMC mandis weaken after the implementation of new laws, MSP-based procurement, which is in place since decades, will also end.

NREGS demand still on rise: 96% of panchayats have applicants
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Over 96 per cent of gram panchayats across the country have registered demand for work under NREGS from April till November-end, signalling that the rural economy is still struggling to recover from the pandemic-induced slump.

Cleaning Yamuna remains on paper as ‘26 of 35 STPs fail to meet norms’
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Non-compliance of STPs in Delhi is significant as the Yamuna stretch from Wazirabad to Okhla is the most polluted.

As farmers camp at Delhi border, Amit Shah reaches out: move to protest site, will talk
Sun, Nov 29, 2020

But the Home Minister's move received support from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Welcoming the move, the senior Congress leader urged the farmers to “grab” the offer and even offered to mediate.

Ready to hold talks, remove misunderstanding: Tomar on farmer protests
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar tagged a video in which he said the government is ready for discussions. He said he has requested the farmers to come for discussions on December 3.

‘Delhi Chalo’ against farm laws: Farmers cross barricades, water jets; Tomar, Rajnath offer talks
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

After braving water cannon and lathis, and casting aside barricades, protesters on the march against the three new central farm laws were camping for the night on the highways.

Centre calls farmer leaders for talks on December 3
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Farmers want govt to repeal the new agriculture laws which, they claim, will lead to dismantling of the MSP regime, a charge denied by the Centre.

Eight hours later, farmers, govt agree to ‘talk on’; Punjab waits for trains
Sat, Nov 14, 2020

During the meeting, both the sides tried to bring a common ground to restore the rail services in Punjab, which have been suspended since September 24, when farmers started their “rail roko” agitation against the central laws.

EC counters Tejashwi’s claims: norms followed, recount in 1 seat as per process
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Tejashwi asked on Thursday why many postal ballots had been declared invalid, claiming this was done without justification, especially in seats where Mahagathbandhan candidates lost by very narrow margins.

Bihar elections: More women voters step out; NDA 80% seats in constituencies with higher women turnout
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Analysis of the results shows that turnout of women was higher than men in 166 of total 243 constituencies.

Will 1 be greater than 75? LJP hopes solitary win vs JDU losses adds up
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

At 10.30 pm, the results and trends indicated the worst-ever performance by the LJP since its inception in October 2000 in terms of seats.

Healthcare and frontline workers will have vaccine priority: V K Paul
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

Asked if the coronavirus vaccine will be made available free to all Indians, Dr Paul said: “The vaccine in initial stages, in any country, is not going to be available in unlimited supply because we are zero at the moment... It will take months.”

AI-powered price info system soon: Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

According to an official from the ministry, the proposed system will collect the latest price data from APMC-regulated mandis and other market yards.

Govt starts process to review state coverage ratios under NFSA
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

According to sources, NITI Aayog had asked the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) to undertake “an exercise of ascertaining the new State/UT-specific coverage ratios for rural and urban areas”.

Chirag claims ‘corruption’ in Nitish’s Har Ghar Nal scheme; Centre had praised Bihar’s tap water planning in May
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

At the beginning of the current financial year, of Bihar’s 1.86 crore rural households, 32.25 lakh (17.62%) were provided tap connections, leaving behind 1.50 crore households.

Govt: 2.5 crore rural homes get tap water; Telangana tops
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

The JMM aims at providing a functional household tap connection to every rural household by 2024.

Rahul should clarify if he retracted from 2019 Congress manifesto: Narendra Singh Tomar
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

Tomar said, "Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether he has retracted from the 2019 Congress manifesto."

Monthly average price of potato Rs 40/kg, highest in a decade
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

The average retail price of potato in Delhi this month was slightly higher than the all-India average at Rs 40.11 per kg — also the highest since January 2010, almost 11 years ago.

Piyush Goyal slams Oppn, Punjab govt for ‘misleading’ farmers
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal says procurement of paddy has gone up across the country.