Tag: Farm laws

RLD to build memorial for farmers who died during protests against Centre’s new farm laws

LUCKNOW: In a bid to resonate closely with the farming community ahead of next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is planning to construct a memorial in western UP’s Meerut to pay respects to farmers who had died during protests against the Centre’s new farm laws. Aptly named ‘Kisan Balidan Smarak’, the […]

Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

SIKAR: Issuing a warning to the Central Government (Narendra Modi government), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors. Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, “Our next call will be […]

Modi government-farmers talks hit roadblock; Unions threaten to intensify agitation

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government’s negotiations 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 the Acts […]

Farmers body rejects Modi government proposal to suspend farm laws

NEW DELHI: Farmer leaders on Thursday rejected the Narendra Modi 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 remunerative MSP for every farmer were again reiterated […]

Won’t participate in meetings of court-appointed panel: Farmer unions to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer unions on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that they would not participate in meetings and deliberations to be held by the court-appointed committee to address their grievances and maintained they wanted the new farm laws repealed. The top court told the lawyers appearing for farmers unions that all it wanted is […]

Give up stubborn stand, come for discussion on January 19: Narendra Singh Tomar tells farmers

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the tenth round of talks scheduled on January 19, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again urged the protesting farm leaders to give up their “stubborn” stand on the new farm laws and come for a clause by clause discussion. “Now that the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of […]

Farmers prepared to protest till May 2024 against Narendra Modi’s new farm laws

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said farmers are prepared to protest against the (Narendra Modi government )Centre’s new farm laws “till May 2024”, and termed the ongoing agitation by peasants at Delhi borders as an “ideological revolution”. Addressing a press conference in Nagpur, Tikait said they want a legal […]

Rahul Gandhi seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers

NEW DELHI: Asking people to join the farmers’ “satyagraha” against the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke out in support of the ongoing protests and against rising fuel prices in the country. The Congress is observing the day as Kisan Adhikar Divas and will take out protest marches in all state capitals. […]

Farm bills have potential to represent significant step forward for agriculture reforms in India:IMF

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global […]

Bhupinder Singh Mann recuses himself from Supreme Court committee on farm reforms

NEW DELHI: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Bhupinder Singh Mann on Thursday said he is recusing himself from the four-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve the impasse between farmers and the Centre over the new agri-marketing laws. Farmer unions and opposition parties had raised doubts over the composition of the panel, insisting […]

Budget session of Parliament from January 29

NEW DELHI: The Budget session of Parliament will begin on January 29 with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of both the Houses and the Union Budget will be presented on February 1. A communication from the Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Thursday that the session would conclude on April […]

Modi government should scrap new farm laws: Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the sentiments of protesting farmers and scrap new controversial farm laws, and said he will “grow bigger” in stature by doing so. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also accused the Centre of trying to end the farmers’ protest […]

Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 new farm laws, sets up panel to resolve impasse

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday stayed the implementation of controversial new farm laws till further orders and decided to set up a 4-member committee to resolve the impasse over them between the Narendra Modi government (Centre) and farmers’ unions protesting at Delhi borders. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice […]

Extremely disappointed with negotiation between government and farmers: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre (Narendra Modi or government of India ) and the farmers on the new farm laws, against which several farmer organisations are staging protest at Delhi borders. “What is going on? States are rebelling against […]

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