On September 30, the Supreme Court had emphasised that roads cannot remain blocked perpetually and asked the Centre, what steps has it taken to remove the road blockade by farmers, protesting against three agriculture laws, at Delhi borders.
These visuals show the effect of Bharat Bandh organized by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha today. Here, some protestors stopped a MoBus from plying at Bhubaneswar's Master Canteen area.
On the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws by Central government, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers' unions, is observing a Bharat Bandh today till 4PM demanding repeal of farm laws.
Over a hundred organisations in India including national political parties and several trade unions are likely to join the Bharat Bandh, called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on September 27.
While suspending the implementation of the three farm laws, the Supreme Court had constituted a Committee on 12th January 2021, to which Ghanwat was nominated as a member to represent the farming community.
Rahul Gandhi drove a tractor to Parliament with a big boarding demanding repealing of three farm laws.
The protest by the farmers against the new farm laws introduced by the Central government has been nearing 200 days and in order to intensify their agitation, the farmers have announced a sit-in at Raj Bhavans across the country on June 26.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that “false narratives” about his government are spread as part of a big conspiracy to create political instability in the country,…
New Delhi: Rail and road transportation services are likely to be affected and markets may remain closed in parts of the country on Friday as farmer unions protesting against the three agri laws have called a complete ‘Bharat Bandh’, even as it will not be observed in four poll-bound states and Puducherry. According to the […]
New Delhi: Asserting that the central government honours the farmers and it is ready to accept their logical suggestions on the three contentious farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared that these laws are “optional and not compulsory”. The Prime Minister made the announcement while speaking on the motion of thanks on the […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a fervent appeal to protesters to end their agitation against the new farm laws even as he questioned opposition parties for their sudden “U-turn” on the agriculture reforms. The Prime Minister also hit out at those behind the protests, saying a new “breed” of agitators has […]
Sambalpur: At a time when various farmers’ organisations have resorted to a country wide ‘Chaka Jam’ protest against Centre’s three farm laws, a section of farmers in Western Odisha has come forward in support of the new legislations. Shreelaxmi Krushak Surakhya Sanghthan, a regional farmers’ outfit in western Odisha came in favour of the new […]
By Lalit K Jha Washington: Recognising that peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the US on Wednesday said it welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment. “In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract […]
New Delhi: After forcing repeated adjournments in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition on Tuesday forced the Upper House to be adjourned for the day minutes after it reassembled for the third time as both Chairs found it difficult to continue business amid ruckus over farm laws. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned till 10.30 a.m. […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told floor leaders of various political parties that his government’s offer on agri laws made to protesting farmers “still stands” and it was a “phone call away” for talks, days after violence broke out in parts of the national capital on Republic Day. Addressing these leaders at […]
New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said the farmers are ready to hold talks with the Centre again. The offer comes after the national capital witnessed violence during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day and the Delhi Police has filed 33 FIRs and called six farmer leaders for questioning. Tikait, […]
Washington: India’s recently-enacted agri laws have the potential to increase farmers’ income, but there is a need to provide a social safety net to the vulnerable cultivators, IMF’s Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has said. Indian agriculture is in need of reforms, she said. There are multiple areas where the reforms are needed, including infrastructure, the […]
New Delhi: The eleventh round of talks between government with protesting farm unions hit a roadblock on Friday as the farmer leaders stuck to their demands for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate and a legal guarantee for MSP, even as the Centre asked them to reconsider its proposal for putting […]
New Delhi: Yielding some ground to end the nearly two-month-long protest by thousands of farmers on the national capital borders, the government on Wednesday proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for 1-1.5 years and set up a joint committee to find an amicable solution in the interest of the farming community. During their […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of three farms laws until further orders. The apex court has also formed a committee of agriculturists to hold talks with the farmers, who are against the farm laws. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said […]
New Delhi: The sixth round of meetings between protesting farmers and the government ended after over five hours with the Centre saying that the two sides had reached consensus on two out of four key issues. The next meeting will take place on January 4. Addressing media persons after the meeting with 41 farmer leaders […]
Dhenkanal: The new Farm Laws envisage increase in the income of farmers and is meant to make them self reliant under Prime Minister Modi’s flagship programme ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Addressing a mega ‘Krushak Samabesh’ rally in Dhenkanal, the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas said the Prime […]
New Delhi: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi launched a demonstration on Thursday from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan with party MPs to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and submit a memorandum containing two crore signatures against the farm laws enacted in September, despite police restrictions. Rahul Gandhi along with his sister and party General Secretary […]
New Delhi: Reaching out to farmers protesting the three farm laws for the last 22 days, Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar has written a letter to them saying the minimum support price (MSP) is going to continue. In his eight-page emotional letter to farmers, Tomar said that most of the farmers are happy […]
Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Constituency and party’s national spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi on Monday slammed Odisha government over its ‘confused’ stand on the farmers’ agitation that has been continuing for last several days, demanding total repeal of the newly enacted Farm Laws. Sarangi, while speaking exclusively to OTV, said […]