Monday, January 25, 2021

NSUI holds tractor rally in Amritsar in support of protesting farmers

Amritsar (Punjab) | January 25, 2021 5:43:08 AM IST
National Students' Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress party, held a tractor rally in Amritsar on Sunday in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws.... read..

Visited routes with farmers, have taken cognisance of possible anti-national elements: Delhi police

New Delhi | January 25, 2021 4:43:04 PM IST
The Delhi Police and farmer leaders have visited the route for the Kisan Tractor Rally scheduled to take place on Republic Day tomorrow, informed Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava on Monday, adding that the police had taken cognisance of possible an... read..

Fadnavis terms parties supporting farmers' protest 'hypocrites'

Nagpur (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2021 3:43:29 PM IST
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis lashed out at political parties supporting the farmers' protest against the three agriculture laws and accused them of misleading farmers.... read..

Urdu Bulletin: Approval to farmers tractor rally, Lalu's health condition reported prominently

New Delhi | January 25, 2021 11:43:08 AM IST
Urdu newspapers published from New Delhi prominently covered stories related to ongoing farmers' protest against the Central farm laws. Most publications carried reports that farmers have been allowed to carry a tractor march on Republic day.... read..

BJD lends support to farmers tractor rally, urges them to maintain peace

By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | January 25, 2021 11:43:18 AM IST
Biju Janta Dal (BJD) on Monday welcomed the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day but said the protest should be peaceful and added that no activity should be undertaken by protestors that could adversely affect the Republic Day celebrations.... read..

Extend ex-gratia benefits to all 162 martyr farmers: NGO

Chandigarh |Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Urging the Central government to consider all martyred 162 farmers for ex-gratia benefits, the Punjab Cultural Council (PCC) on Sunday said it has written to the Union Agricultural Minister to repeal 'black' farm laws and extend ex-gratia benefits to all ... read..

25,000 farmers to lead protest rally to Bengaluru on Tuesday

Bengaluru |Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
About 25,000 farmers from across Karnataka would lead a protest rally on Tuesday to Bengaluru from Nelamangla on the city's outskirts in support of their counterparts' tractor rally to New Delhi against the three farmers' laws, said state's farmers leader... read..

Delhi: Farmers gear up for Republic Day tractor rally

New Delhi | January 25, 2021 12:43:02 PM IST
Farmers on Monday began gathering at Gazipur border between Delhi-Uttar Pradesh for the proposed Kisan Tractor Rally on the eve of Republic Day.... read..

Pakistan: Sindh farmers protest against Imran Khan government over tomato import

Hyderabad (Sindh) | January 25, 2021 1:13:06 AM IST
Farmers in Hyderabad city of Sindh province staged a demonstration on Sunday against Prime Minister Imran Khan's government for continuing the import of tomatoes.... read..

Those distributing pamphlets, seeking support for protesting farmers in Delhi metro asked to deboard

New Delhi | January 25, 2021 2:43:09 PM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) asked people to deboard the metro train on Sunday after they tried to hand out pamphlets and address passengers regarding farmers' protest.... read..

Cong MP Ravneet Bittu heckled by protesting farmers at Singhu border

New Delhi | January 24, 2021 7:13:06 PM IST
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, who went to participate in 'Kisan Sansad' organised at Singh border's Guru Tegh Bahadur memorial, faced a backlash on Sunday, as he was heckled by protesting farmers at Singhu border in Delhi.... read..

Fuel pellets to help raise UP farmers' income

Lucknow |Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government will now be paying money for the agricultural wastes of the farmers. This is a part of the government's commitment to double the income of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.... read..

PM Modi should've invited farmers as guests of honour for R-Day Parade: Punjab Congress President

By Archana Prasad

New Delhi | January 24, 2021 10:13:20 PM IST
Amid the ongoing farmers' protest at the borders of the national capital, Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have reached out to farmers by inviting them as guests of honour for the Republic Day ... read..

Protesting farmers affix 'black laws' banners on NH signboards

Ghazipur |Sunday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Thousands of farmers who have been protesting at multiple Delhi borders against the Centre's new farm laws, have now put up banners reading "repeal the farm laws" on the National Highway signboards.... read..

As farmers claim tractor rally on, Delhi Police say talks still ongoing

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Even as farmers' groups claimed that they have received permission to enter Delhi for their tractor rally that is slated to be staged on Republic Day, the Delhi Police issued an official statement saying that talks with the protesting farmers are still in... read..

Punjab AAP MLAs to move towards Delhi on tractors tomorrow to support farmers' parade

Chandigarh (Punjab) | January 24, 2021 10:43:16 PM IST
All MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will move towards Delhi on tractors from Shambhu at Punjab-Haryana border to support the tractor parade of farmers on Monday, said the party's Punjab unit.... read..

Farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai to take part in 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'

Nashik (Maharashtra) | January 24, 2021 9:13:12 AM IST
Nashik farmers affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha and various other farmer organisations started their march towards Mumbai on Sunday.... read..

Nashik farmers reach Mumbai as part of protest against farm laws

Nashik (Maharashtra) | January 24, 2021 8:43:08 PM IST
Farmers from Nashik affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha and other farmer organisations reached Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Sunday evening after having marched in support of farmers agitating against three agriculture laws at Delhi borders.... read..

Delhi Police announces routes for farmers' tractor rally from 3 border points

New Delhi | January 24, 2021 7:43:24 PM IST
Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Intelligence in Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak on Sunday said that three routes have been determined for the farmer leaders' tractor rally from three border points of Delhi.... read..

Over 300 Pak-based Twitter handles created to disturb farmers' tractor rally: Delhi Police

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | January 24, 2021 7:13:09 PM IST
Two days before the Republic Day celebration, Delhi police on Sunday made a revelation that over 300 Twitter handles were created from Pakistan from January 13 to 18 to disturb farmers' tractor rally.... read..

Farmers from Punjab being instigated: BJP kisan morcha chief Chahar

Panaji |Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Farmers, especially from Punjab, are being instigated by political parties, to oppose the three central farm laws, while 60 per cent Indian farmers support the new laws, BJP's national Kisan morcha president Rajkumar Chahar said on Saturday.... read..

Farmers' stir: Preparations on for Jan 26 tractor rally

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
As the farmers' agitation at the Delhi borders entered the 60th day on Sunday, all eyes are on the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day.... read..

15,000 farmers launch Nashik-Mumbai 'vehicle march'

Nashik (Maharashtra) |Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Over 15,000 farmers started a 'vehicle-march' comprising trucks, tempos, autos and other vehicles from Nashik to Mumbai to join the agitation programmes opposing the three new farm laws, scheduled in the country's commercial capital over the next three da... read..

Punjab council urges Centre to extend ex-gratia benefits to families of deceased farmers

Chandigarh (Punjab) | January 24, 2021 5:13:08 PM IST
The Punjabi Cultural Council (PCC) on Sunday urged the Centre to consider extending ex-gratia benefits to the farmers who have lost their lives during the ongoing farmers' protests in the national capital.... read..

HP farmers to add flavour to Indian cuisine with home-grown 'heeng'

Shimla |Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
After offering pest-free potatoes and exotic vegetables that are foodies' delight, farmers of Himachal Pradesh are set to add flavour to the Indian culinary life by offering home-grown asafoetida (heeng) -- a first for the country -- in the coming years.... read..

Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre for blocking farmers from entering Delhi

New Delhi | January 24, 2021 2:43:07 PM IST
All India Congress Committee General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government of transferring the wealth of the country to corporates and taking away the rights of farmers.... read..

Protesting farmers assure 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' will be peaceful

New Delhi | January 24, 2021 2:13:16 PM IST
Protesting farmers at Tikri border on Sunday assured that they will hold peaceful tractor rallies on January 26 to mark 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'.... read..

Decision on farmers' tractor rally on Saturday

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
With barely a few days left before the Republic Day parade in the national capital, the proposed tractor rally already announced by the farmer unions to be held on Delhi's Outer Ring Road has hit several roadblocks but the farmers are adamant on carrying ... read..

Police interrogating masked man who alleged plot to disrupt farmers' agitation: Haryana CM

Chandigarh (Haryana) | January 23, 2021 5:13:07 PM IST
A day after a masked man at Singhu border of the national capital alleged a plot to shoot four farmers and cause disruption during a tractors march by farmers on January 26, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the police are interrogating... read..

11th round of talks between govt, farmers ends without solution (Ld)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
The deadlock between the farmers' leaders and the government over the three farm laws seems to continue as the 11th round of talks on Friday at Vigyan Bhawan lasted till lunch only and ended without a solution.... read..

Industry-institute initiative to make banana farmers to go bananas

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
A three way industry-institute-Tamil Nadu government organisation-collaborative effort to increase the value-added products from banana plantation is expected to make the banana farmers in the country go bananas.... read..

Haryana police says man alleging plot to disrupt farmers' agitation made statements under fear

Sonipat (Haryana) | January 23, 2021 10:13:04 PM IST
A day after a masked man at Singhu border of the national capital alleged a plot to shoot four farmer leaders and cause disruption during a tractors march by protesting farmers on January 26, Haryana police on Saturday refuted the accusations saying that ... read..

No decision on routes for farmers' tractor rally on R-Day, says Delhi Police

New Delhi | January 23, 2021 11:13:19 PM IST
The farmers protesting at the various borders of Delhi have not given anything in writing regarding the route of the proposed tractor rally on January 26, said the Delhi Police on Saturday.... read..

15,000 farmers begin 3-day Nashik-Mumbai vehicle march to support protests

Nashik (Maharashtra) | January 23, 2021 11:13:22 PM IST
On the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Maharashtra unit All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) began a statewide vehicle march of 15,000 farmers from Nashik to Mumbai to support the two-month-long farmers struggle in the ... read..

If farmers have better proposal then they can come to us, says government

New Delhi | January 22, 2021 6:13:17 PM IST
A day after Samyukta Kisan Morcha rejected the Centre's proposal to put new farm laws on hold for about 18 months, the government told farmer unions during the eleventh round of talks on Friday that they can come it "if they have a better proposal".... read..

Farmers body rejects govt proposal to suspend farm laws

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Farmer leaders on Thursday rejected the government's offer to suspend the three farm laws for 12 to 16 months. At a full general body meeting of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, a complete repeal of three central farm laws and enacting a legislation for remuner... read..

Farmers' protest: 11th round of talks on Friday

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
The 11th round of talks between the government and representatives of protesting farmers on the three contentious farm laws will be held on Friday, two days after the Centre proposed to suspend the agricultural laws for one and half years and had set up a... read..

Repeal laws, legally authorise MSP: Farmer leader Joginder Ugrahan after farmers reject Centre's proposal

New Delhi | January 22, 2021 12:43:23 AM IST
Farmers have only one demand, repeal the farm laws and legally authorise minimum support price (MSP), said farmer leader Joginder Singh Ugrahan on Thursday after the Samyukta Kisan Morcha rejected the government's proposal to put new farm laws on hold for... read..

Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers, weavers, people from MSME sector during Tamil Nadu visit

By Archana Prasad

New Delhi | January 22, 2021 1:43:10 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who will visit Tamil Nadu from January 23 for three days, will interact with farmers, representatives of the MSME sector, trade unions, labourers, and weavers in the state, a party leader said.... read..

Govt shows shocking insensitivity, arrogance towards farmers: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi | January 22, 2021 3:13:29 PM IST
Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government over the ongoing farmers' agitation, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the Centre has shown 'shocking insensitivity and arrogance' towards the farmers.... read..

Tractors line up in Delhi ahead of #farmersparade on R-Day

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
The farmers stir against the three contentious farm laws is expected to reach its zenith with the #FarmersParade alongside the Republic Day parade on January 26 when they wish to showcase the might of the "kisan" along with the "jawans". For this they hav... read..

CWC passes resolution on farmers' protest, calls for repeal of three 'objectionable' laws

New Delhi | January 22, 2021 4:43:09 PM IST
Attacking the Central government for 'deceiving and hoodwinking' the farmers, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) passed a resolution on Friday which stated that there is only one demand of India's farmers -- "repeal the three objectionable laws."... read..

Congress Working Committee meeting underway; economy, farmers agitation on agenda

New Delhi | January 22, 2021 11:13:04 AM IST
Congress Working Committee (CWC), chaired by party interim President Sonia Gandhi, on Friday discussed prevailing economic conditions in the country and party's strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls.... read..

Farmers have woken up, when will you wake up: Cong to PM

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to wake up after the farmers rejected the government's proposal to suspend the three farm laws for one and half years.... read..

Daler Mehndi feels celeb appearances at farmers' protest won't help (Ld)

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Singer Daler Mehndi says that raising one's voice is good, but a solution for the ongoing farmers protest can only be given by leaders and not necessarily by celebrity appearances.... read..

11th round of Centre-farmers' talks begin (Ld)

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 7:45:07 PM IST
The 11th round of talks between the protesting farmer unions and three Union Ministers got underway here on Friday to break the over-a-month long deadlock on the new agricultural laws.... read..

Punjab CM announces jobs for kin of farmers who died during protests on Delhi borders

Chandigarh (Punjab) | January 22, 2021 11:43:11 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said his government will provide jobs to a family member of the 76 farmers who passed away during the protest against three farm laws on Delhi borders.... read..

Maha parties, farmers to intensify stir against farm laws

Mumbai |Friday, 2021 9:15:07 PM IST
Almost all non-NDA parties have announced plans to intensify the stir against the three new farm laws and participate in the farmers' long march in Mumbai on January 25 and the massive farmers' agitation in New Delhi scheduled for January 26, top leaders... read..

Farmers, police meeting on tractor rally ends inconclusively

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The meeting between farmer leaders and Delhi Police officials on the issue of the tractor march on January 26 remained inconclusive. The meeting was held at the Mantram Resort on Thursday.... read..

Taking two steps forward, govt puts ball in farmers' court

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
On Wednesday, the Centre took its biggest stand ever on the issue of three agricultural laws. The 10th round of talks was very different and more important than previous farmer-government talks. The Centre, while making a big proposal to put the laws on h... read..

Govt makes big offer to bring farmers around, proposes to defer laws

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The government has proposed to defer the implementation of the farm laws for a year-and-a-half in order to break the deadlock between the government and the farmers on the three controversial laws.... read..
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