Tag: Farm laws

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 […]

Modi government-farmers meeting ends; Next round of talks likely on January 15

NEW DELHI: The eighth round of talks between the Narendra Modi government and representatives of protesting unions ended without any outcome on Friday and the next meeting is likely to take place on January 15, sources said. Sticking to their key demand of the repeal of three farm laws to end their protest, farmer leaders […]

Protesting unions must understand sentiments behind farm reforms: Narendra Singh Tomar

NEW DELHI: Days before the next round of talks, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said a large number of farmers from across the country are coming out in support of three farm laws and urged protesting unions to understand the sentiments behind reforms brought through these legislations. He also expressed confidence that the […]

Supreme Court seeks response of Modi government on PIL against three farm laws

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday sought response of the Narendra Modi government (Centre) on a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of newly enacted three farm laws on grounds including that Parliament lacked power to make legislations on the subject. The plea also raised questions over the validity of ‘the Constitution (3rd Amendment Act) of […]

False claims in Reliance’s affidavit in Punjab and Haryana High Court: Farmers’ body

NEW DELHI: Hours after Reliance approched the Punjab and Haryana HC against the damage to its cellular infrastructure and forcible closure of its stores, a pan-India farmers’ body said the affidavit filed by the firm in the court is full of “false” claims. The All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), representing 250 farmers’ organisations in […]

BJP starts assembly election exercise in Assam

NEW DELHI :The Congress on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is busy in giving clarifications on television on the three farm laws against which thousands of farmers are protesting for the last one month on the borders of the national capital, braving chilly winter conditions. In a statement, Congress spokesperson […]

Will decide next course of action in 2-3 days, say farmer unions

NEW DELHI: Farmer unions protesting against the three agri laws on Saturday said they will decide their next course of action in the next two-three days, after the Supreme Court earlier this week pointed out it was thinking of setting up an “impartial and independent” panel of agriculture experts and peasants’ unions to resolve the […]

I assure farmers that their welfare is our topmost priority: Narendra Modi

GANDHINAGAR: Launching a scathing attack on the opposition parties for misleading the farmers over the three new agricultural laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated his government’s commitment towards the farmers and said that protecting their interests was its topmost priority. The PM spoke at a host of virtual ceremonies of projects in the […]

Ready for talks with government, but will first discuss repealing farm laws: Farmer leaders

NEW DELHI: Sticking to their demands, farmer leaders Saturday said they are ready to hold talks with the government, but will first discuss repealing the three new farm laws, and announced further intensification of their ongoing protest against the legislations. Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border here, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said that […]

Farmers’ protests: Unions reject Modi government offer to set up committee; talks remain inconclusive

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday offered to set up a committee to look into issues raised by farmers protesting against new farm laws, but it was rejected by representatives of 35 agitating organisations during their marathon meeting with three union ministers that ended without any resolution The meeting remained inconclusive and the […]

List of farmers’ demands not just limited to farm laws

NEW DELHI: The farmers protesting along the borders of the national capital are not just demanding withdrawal of the new agricultural laws implemented by the Central government but also relaxations over penalties associated with stubble burning, including others. The farmers also want withdrawal of the Electricity Bill Amendment Bill 2020. Though the list of the […]

Modi government should tell farmers MSPs, procurement won’t be affected: Nitish Kumar

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Narnedra Modi government (Centre) should allay fears among the protesting farmers that the new agriculture laws were aimed at doing away with the system of minimum support price or that they will adversely affect the procurement of produce. Kumar, whose JD(U) is a constituent of […]

Modi government drunk on power, not listening to crores of farmers: Congress

NEW DELHI: Even as a stalemate between protesting farmers and the Narendra Modi government (Centre) on their protest venue in Delhi continued, the opposition Congress on Sunday attacked the government for “being drunk on power and not listening to the voice of farmers”. “The government is drunk on power… Union Agriculture Minister and Home Minister […]

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