Thursday, March 4, 2021

Agitating farmers gear up for summer months with mosquito nets, repellent, fans

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 4, 2021 12:43:42 PM IST
After surviving Delhi's harsh winters, farmers agitating at the borders of the national capital against the Centre's contentious farm laws are now gearing up to battle the summer months with portable fans, mosquito nets and other necessities.... read..

Rakesh Tikait asserts farmer protest to continue for long

Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) | March 4, 2021 3:13:45 PM IST
Amid the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said the agitation will continue for long.... read..

Centre raids pro-farmers: Rahul Gandhi on IT raids at Taapsee-Anurag

New Delhi | March 4, 2021 11:43:26 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the Centre over the IT raids at properties of film director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu, saying the Central government is targetting those who have been raising their voice in support of th... read..

Agri-tech company Harvesting launches online commerce platform for farmers

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 4, 2021 12:43:34 PM IST
Agri-tech startup Harvesting on Thursday announced the launch of an online platform to help Indian farmers directly market and sell their products to wholesale buyers.... read..

New farm laws revolutionary, will enhance farmers' economy, says Tomar

New Delhi | March 4, 2021 3:43:27 PM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday asserted that new farm laws will enhance farmers' income adding that agricultural is the backbone of the country's economic growth.... read..

Man held for stopping Ajay Devgn's car over his tweet on farmers' protest

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 3, 2021 3:43:26 AM IST
Mumbai police arrested a man for allegedly stopping Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn's car over his tweet regarding farmers protest, in the Goregaon area of Mumbai on Tuesday morning.... read..

Amaravati farmers should meet CM, justice will be done: Dy CM

Amaravati |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishna Das on Wednesday advised the protesting Amaravati farmers to meet Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, and assured them that justice will definitely be done.... read..

Farmers movement poses problems for NHAI, delays highway projects

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
With the farmers' protest continuing at the Ghazipur Border on National Highway 24, it is turning into a nuisance for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Officials say the completion of some projects has been hit. Also, the maintenance of the... read..

On Women's Day, CM Yogi to focus on women farmers

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government will celebrate International Women's Day with a special focus on women farmers.... read..

Punjab Budget session: AAP slams Governor for skipping para in his speech on farmers' stir

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 2, 2021 8:13:29 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday hit out at the Punjab Governor Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore for allegedly skipping the paragraph on the ongoing farmers' movement during his address in the state Vidhan Sabha on the second day of the budget session.... read..

Maharashtra will not disconnect power supply of farmers who default on bill payments

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 2, 2021 2:43:57 PM IST
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said the state government has decided to immediately stop the drive of disconnecting power supply of farmers who failed to clear their dues.... read..

Karnataka HC refuses to stay proceedings against Kangana Ranaut over her remarks on protesting farmers

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 2, 2021 3:43:43 PM IST
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the proceedings initiated against actress Kangana Ranaut by a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) at Tumkur, which had on October 9, 2020, directed the jurisdictional Police Station (Kyathasandra) to ... read..

Urdu Bulletin: PM Modi's Covid-19 vaccination, farmers stir covered prominently

New Delhi | March 2, 2021 12:43:33 PM IST
Various Urdu publications in their Tuesday editions gave prominent coverage to Covid-19 vaccination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as soon the second phase of inoculation began on Monday.... read..

Farmers' protest: Ghazipur border reopens, vehicular movement allowed from Delhi to UP

New Delhi | March 2, 2021 11:43:31 AM IST
Ghazipur border, which remained closed since January 26 following the Republic Day violence, was on Tuesday reopened for vehicular movement.... read..

Farmers in 3 UP villages stop milk supply

Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
In an unexpected development, dairy farmers in three villages in Amroha district have stopped supply of milk to the cooperative societies to express their solidarity with the farmers' movement.... read..

Rotation policy impacts number of farmers at Ghazipur border

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
With the farmers agitation continuing for more than three months, farmer leaders are also tweaking their tactics. This was apparent on Monday in a new policy that have adopted to counter the fluctuating number of farmers at Delhi's borders.... read..

Govt focussing on empowerment of small farmers: PM

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Amid ongoing farmers' protest against three farms laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the Central government's vision is to empower small farmers and expand the options for them to sell their produce.... read..

Punjab Assembly pays tribute to farmers who died during stir against anti-farm laws

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 1, 2021 7:13:25 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday led the state Assembly in paying tributes to deceased eminent personalities, including farmers and farm labourers who died during the ongoing agitation against three agricultural laws.... read..

'Addressing sugarcane farmers' concern to help party'

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Western UP BJP leaders feel addressing the concerns of sugarcane farmers will help the party to win back their confidence as the anger of sugarcane farmers is resonating across the area along with the ongoing agitation against the three Central farm l... read..

Priyanka to hold kisan panchayats for sugarcane farmers

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold kisan panchayats to highlight the issues being faced by the sugarcane farmers and demand the payment of their dues.... read..

Farmers' stir: Deployment of CAPF companies in Haryana extended till March 10

By Ankur Sharma

New Delhi | March 1, 2021 11:13:50 PM IST
Amid the ongoing farmers stir against three farm laws, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended deployment of 30 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in Haryana till March 10.... read..

BKU leader quits UP govt panel on farmers

Muzaffarnagar (UP) |Monday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Dharmendra Malik, media in charge of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), has resigned from the commission formed by the Uttar Pradesh government to address problems faced by the farmers.... read..

Farmers not anti-national, Red Fort violence orchestrated by BJP, alleges Kejriwal

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) | February 28, 2021 5:13:39 PM IST
Extending his support to the farmers agitating in the national capital against the three farm laws, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers of perpetrating the violence that took place on Republic Da... read..

Artists perform 'Ragini' in support of farmers at Ghazipur

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Showing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three new farm laws enacted last year, Noida artists performed 'Ragini' at the protest site at Ghazipur border here.... read..

Farmers announce series of Mahapanchayats in March

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Farmers protesting against the three Central farm laws have announced a series of Mahapanchayats in March as the stalemate between the farmers and the government continues over the withdrawal of the laws.... read..

Keep tractors ready as you may have to reach Delhi anytime: Rakesh Tikait to farmers

General News | February 28, 2021 7:13:27 PM IST
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) [India], February 28 (AN): Amid the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday asked the farmers to keep their tractors ready stating that they may have to reach the nationa... read..

Himachal farmers turn garlic to cash crop

Shimla |Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Garlic, a traditional crop of Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, has turned out to be a cash crop in less than a decade to meet its growing demand both in domestic and international markets.... read..

19 Himachal groups extend support to protesting farmers

Shimla |Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Nineteen social organisations, women's bodies and farmer groups in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a joint statement in solidarity with the three-month-long farmers' agitation in the country.... read..

Farmers' cycle rally from Kanyakumari to Kashmir against farm laws

Ghazipur |Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
It has been three months since the farmers have been protesting against the Union farm laws at the borders of the national capital. Now, a cycle march will be held across the country to intensify the farmers' protest and mobilise the people against the fa... read..

Bihar farmers worried over likely poor litchi, mango crop this year

Patna |Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
It is generally said that litchis and mangoes bloom in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district amid the breeze during the Phagun season, but even after Basant Panchami this year, the litchi and mango trees did not fully bloom. Scientists are linking this to rains an... read..

Chidambaram slams Centre, says it is treating protesting farmers as enemies

New Delhi | February 27, 2021 2:13:17 PM IST
Criticising the Centre over its stand on the ongoing farmer protest, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said that the reward to the farm sector for growing at 3.9 per cent in a recession year is to treat the protesting farmers as if they are enemie... read..

Death not due to gunshot, police on farmer's death during tractor rally

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
The Delhi Police on Friday informed the high court that the death of a farmer whose tractor overturned during the tractor rally on Republic Day was due to shock and hemorrhage as a result of head injury, and not due to any gunshot injury.... read..

Farmers worried as numbers fall at protest sites

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
More than three months have passed since the farmers agitation began. At present the number of people at the Ghazipur Border appears to be thinning, particularly in the last one month.... read..

Yuva Kisan Divas lauds youth's role in farmers' movement

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
With the farmers agitation at Delhi's borders completing more than 90 days, newer strategies are being adopted to keep the movement going. One such strategy by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was organising the Yuva Kisan Divas (Young Farmer Day) on Friday in w... read..

Ready for harsh summer, farmers put up tents at Ghazipur

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
More than 90 days have passed since farmers began their agitation on the borders of the national Capital. With every passing day, the nature of the problems they face also changes.... read..

In democracy, Centre can never dare to make such laws that will harm farmers: Tomar

New Delhi | February 26, 2021 5:43:27 AM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said the Centre can never dare to make laws that will harm farmers.... read..

Government should not further delay addressing farmers' demands: BSP

New Delhi | February 25, 2021 12:43:20 PM IST
Supporting the ongoing farmer agitation, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Thursday warned the central government not to further delay in addressing the demands of farmers anymore.... read..

Farmers angry over govt notices, closure of roads

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The anger of the protesting farmers has started to boil over after three months of the agitation as they are upset with the government and the police over closure of the main roads at Ghazipur border and notices sent to several protesters.... read..

Retd army personnel in support of farmers at Ghazipur border (Ld)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Retired army personnel numbering about 1000 have come out in full support of the farmers' movement at Ghazipur on the Delhi-UP border.... read..

Centre improved rural, coastal connectivity to ensure farmers get good markets for produce, says PM Modi

Puducherry | February 25, 2021 2:13:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his government has made several efforts to improve rural and coastal connectivity to ensure that agriculture produce gets good markets.... read..

Samyukt Kisan Morcha writes to President, seeks unconditional release of arrested farmers

New Delhi | February 25, 2021 9:43:24 AM IST
Samyukt Kisan Morcha has written to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the immediate release of farmers arrested during the ongoing protests against Central agri laws and the removal of "false cases" against them.... read..

Not just to protest, people are also joining farmers' agitation to earn a living

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
"I earn 500 rupees every day by cooking, washing dishes and other work in the farmers' agitation. Along with boys from my village, I am working on a daily wages basis," Shekhar Sharma, a resident of Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, was employed at the ai... read..

AAP MLA writes to Punjab CM, seeks police protection for protesting farmers

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab unit co-incharge Raghav Chadha on Saturday sought police protection from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for the farmers who have been protesting against three Central farm laws on the borders of Delhi for over two months... read..

Bundelkhand farmers opt for non-conventional crops

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
After the success story of strawberry cultivation in Bundelkhand region, more and more farmers in this region are opting for non-conventional crops, mainly fruits.... read..

Temporary shop owners make profits amid farmers' protest

Singhu border (Delhi/Haryana) |Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are relentless in continuing their protest at the Singhu border as it reached the 12th day against the three agricultural laws formulated by the Central government.... read..

Back home, Punjab farmers adding sweetness to protest

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The sweet fragrance of gur or jaggery fills the air in fields across Punjab these days with wood-fired stills continuously working to make it 'immunity' booster for protesting farmers who have set up vast camps for over a week to mark their protest at th... read..

UP farmers rewrite their destiny with dragon fruit farming (IANS Special)

Lucknow |Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Four years ago, Ram Sakal Yadav, a young farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambhi district, had almost packed his bags. He was set to migrate to Mumbai in search of a job that would ensure him a steady income.... read..
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