As compared to other strata of the society, the government's effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak by way of a much-needed lockdown has affected the underprivileged section of the population most adversely. Their quality of life has nosedived sharply in the past month.
The Union Agriculture Ministry estimates that India’s chickpea production for 2019-20 will be at 11.22 million tonnes (mt), a sharp increase from last year’s 9.94 mt and marginally short of 2017-18's record high of 11.38 mt.
While stressing on the need to exploit solar energy in the high altitude deserts of Ladakh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “I have requested Chairman of NABARD to visit Jammu and Kashmir so that NABARD can support the farmers there."
Owners of handloom units in Varanasi complain that by introducing GST, the government has "cleverly increased taxes in the garb of making taxation efficient and systematic" while harping on issues that have little to do with real problems this election season.
Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011, dozens of militias led by multiple war-lords scrambled to occupy the power vacuum left behind by Gaddafi's ouster. As a result, Libya turned into a war zone with different militant leaders claiming the control of the North African nation.
Apart from the UNSC blacklisting, the United States government, as a part of its 'Rewards for Justice' programme, had also announced a bounty of $1 million for any information that leads to the capture of Hamza Bin Laden.
"It was felt that the BJP's defeat in the recent state elections might force it to take some concrete steps in the budget on these issues. Sadly, it hasn't happened and has disappointed farmers again," said Ajit Nawale, Maharashtra general secretary of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS).
For Russia and Iran- who have both been allies of the Syrian government ever since the war broke out in Syria during the Arab Spring- reclaiming Idlib is vital to complete what they perceive as a military victory in Syrian conflict after Syrian troops recaptured nearly all other prominent areas.
Jallianwala Bagh massacre anniversary: "There were causes arising directly out of the war (First World War), the general feeling of war-weariness... a great feeling of disappointment that the end of the war had not produced any relaxation of the stringency," said Miles Irving, Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar during Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
"There have been BJP governments in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years and the number of farmer suicides in these states have been very low. The suicide cases that have been registered were due to depression and farmers' personal issues," claimed Amit Shah.
"Not even in a single mandi are the farmers able to sell their entire produce for the government's guaranteed MSP. You can imagine the mockery being played out in the name of MSP," stated Yogendra Yadav in the press conference.
"These days you keep hearing about Aadhaar. I want to say Aadhaar has added great strength to India's development. What would earlier get into wrong hands is now going to the intended beneficiaries," PM Modi said.
The protesting farmers from various states across India are demanding implementation of Swaminathan Committee's recommendations, lower input costs, farm loan waiver and fair price for farm produce among other things.