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‘Cannot and will not repeal laws,’ says Centre as farm talks hit another stalemate

The next round of talks is now slated to take place on January 15.
A farmer leader shows a paper with ‘We will either die or win’ written on it, at the eighth round of talks with the Centre on Friday.(ANI)
A farmer leader shows a paper with ‘We will either die or win’ written on it, at the eighth round of talks with the Centre on Friday.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

TMC to bring resolution against farm bills in West Bengal assembly

Banerjee had earlier lent her support to the farmers and had even sent a team of MPs to meet the protesting farmers at Singhu border.
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 09:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Farmers’ protest Highlights: ‘Hoping we will come to conlusion in next round of talks,’ says agri minister after meeting with farmers

Two key demands of the farmers are expected to be on the table for consideration by the government.
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 12:30 AM IST
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Free bus service for farmers who want to join protests at Ghazipur-UP border

The farmers of the area have started free bus service, especially for elderly farmers and women, indenting to join the agitation at the Ghazipur border.
File photo: Demonstrators camped on a blocked section of a highway in protest against new farm laws near Ghazipur border (Delhi-Ghaziabad).(Ali /Hindustan Times)
File photo: Demonstrators camped on a blocked section of a highway in protest against new farm laws near Ghazipur border (Delhi-Ghaziabad).(Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | ByMohan Rajput

Will hold tractor parade in Delhi on Jan 26, say protesting farmers

Union minister of state (MoS) for agriculture Kailash Choudhary said a solution would come up during the talks to be held on January 4 with the farmers and that the ongoing deadlock would end.
The first five rounds of talks between protesting farmers and the government failed to resolve the deadlock. On December 30, the farmers’ unions decided to meet the ministers for the sixth time.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The first five rounds of talks between protesting farmers and the government failed to resolve the deadlock. On December 30, the farmers’ unions decided to meet the ministers for the sixth time.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

‘Withdraw farm bills, wake up from slumber’: Jharkhand CM slams Centre over farmers’ stir

“The way farmers’ strike is continuing, it seems PM Modi would wake up after the death of the farmers,” Soren said.
File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)
File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar

Farmer unions to consult top lawyers including Prashant Bhushan on SC proceedings

The All farmer unions have decided to consult four Supreme Court lawyers - Prashant Bhushan, Dushyant Dave, HS Phoolka and Colin Gonsalves - about the ongoing proceedings in the Supreme Court.
File photo: Relatives of farmers who are believed to have died by suicide over debt issues, congregate during the ongoing protest against new farm laws at Tikri Border in Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Relatives of farmers who are believed to have died by suicide over debt issues, congregate during the ongoing protest against new farm laws at Tikri Border in Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 07:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Kejriwal is ‘new chameleon’, says Meenakshi Lekhi after CM tore copies of farm bills

Lekhi pointed out that the three farm laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23, and that they were tearing up the copies of the act after notifying.
Meenakshi Lekhi said the three farm laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23.(ANI)
Meenakshi Lekhi said the three farm laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh

Why the winter session matters | HT Editorial

Covid-19 cannot be a reason to halt the work of democratic institutions, especially Parliament
To show their commitment to citizens in these times of distress, India’s parliamentarians owe it to the country to get to work(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
To show their commitment to citizens in these times of distress, India’s parliamentarians owe it to the country to get to work(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

‘Opposition trying to destabilize nation through farmers’ stir’: Yogi Adityanath

“They (opposition parties) are those who don’t want development of the country, the poor and the farmers,” CM Adityanath said.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath(ANI photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath(ANI photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | ByS Raju

Farmer agitation no longer remains farmers’ movement; infiltrated by Leftist, Maoist elements: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, however, did not say if the government had or is planning to take any action against any person belonging to banned outfits seen at the protests.
Farmers sitting at Singhu Border during a protest against the newly passed farm law, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers sitting at Singhu Border during a protest against the newly passed farm law, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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BJP to organise nationwide press conferences, chaupals on new farm bills

Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur and Chilla (Delhi-Noida) border points for nearly two weeks now to demand a repeal of the farm laws enacted in September.
Today is the 16th day of the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s farm laws.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Today is the 16th day of the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s farm laws.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

‘Ready to give written assurance on continuing MSP’: Govt in proposal to protesting farmers

The farmer organisations said that they have received proposal from the government after the latest round of talks on December 5. The farmer leaders added that they are going to hold discussion on the proposals sent by the government.
Farmer leaders during a meeting at the Singhu border new Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Farmer leaders during a meeting at the Singhu border new Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Dharmendra says daughter Ahana’s newborn twins are his best birthday gift: ‘I got the gift in advance’

Actor Dharmendra, who turned 85 recently, in a recent interview mentioned that he had seen his daughter’s Ahana’s twins, who were born in November.
Dharmendra celebrated his 85th birthday on December 8.
Dharmendra celebrated his 85th birthday on December 8.
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 10:34 AM IST
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Contentious farm bill passed in Karnataka with support from JDS

The amendments allow non-agriculturists to buy agricultural land. The bill amended sections 79 (A), 79 (B) and 79 (C) of the 1961 act.
December 8 was called as the Bharat Bandh day to support farmer's strike across parts of India.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
December 8 was called as the Bharat Bandh day to support farmer's strike across parts of India.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Karnataka | ByVenkatesha Babu

India questions Scotland Yard security after protest over farmers’ issue

Indian quarters expressed strong disappointment over the security arrangements after the protestors were allowed despite restrictions in place over Covid-19.
Protest outside India House.(HT Photo)
Protest outside India House.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Farm bills: Ludhiana passengers left in the lurch as Punjab Roadways staff stage strike

They protested from 12am to 1pm and raised slogans against the central government.
A traffic jam was caused after private bus operators had to park their buses outside the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A traffic jam was caused after private bus operators had to park their buses outside the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

‘People have right to demonstrate peacefully, let them’: UN chief’s spokesman on farmers’ protest

“We want to see people have a voice in their lives,” Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said.
Representatives of various farmer unions hold placards after a meeting with Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar over the Center's new farm laws outside Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Representatives of various farmer unions hold placards after a meeting with Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar over the Center's new farm laws outside Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Farmers’ children protest in the day, study at night

Children at the protest site also said that they could travel for the protests because there was no stipulation to attend physical classes. Punjab opened government schools for students of classes 9 to 12 last month, but attendance is voluntary and only to seek guidance from teachers.
Sucha Singh, one of the organisers of the protest and a member of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, said the children at the protest had grown up aware of their surroundings.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times (Representative image))
Sucha Singh, one of the organisers of the protest and a member of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, said the children at the protest had grown up aware of their surroundings.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times (Representative image))
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 03:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKainat Sarfaraz

Nitish says farmer’s agitation due to misconception, favours talks

Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the Central government’s offer to hold talks on December 3
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(HT file)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

CPWD blames Opposition leaders for muted microphones in RS during farm Bills’ passage

The Opposition had accused the Rajya Sabha authorities of deliberately switching off the microphones to silence the critics of the Bills
The Opposition had accused the Rajya Sabha authorities of deliberately switching off the microphones to silence the critics of the Bills.(File photo)
The Opposition had accused the Rajya Sabha authorities of deliberately switching off the microphones to silence the critics of the Bills.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 12:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Farm bill stir checks hold up traffic on Delhi to Gurugram stretch of expressway

The traffic jam started around 3.30pm and was resolved only around 6.30pm, said Gurugram police officers. Movement of vehicles at other borders points with Delhi, however, remained smooth
Commuters travelling from Delhi to Gurugram on Wednesday also said that they faced a long wait to enter the city(Rahul Grover/Hindustan Times)
Commuters travelling from Delhi to Gurugram on Wednesday also said that they faced a long wait to enter the city(Rahul Grover/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 06:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByLeena Dhankhar

Chhattisgarh passes amendment bill to counter centre’s farm bills

State’s agriculture minister Ravindra Choubey said the bill is aimed at protecting farmers of the state from fluctuating market prices and payment risks.
File photo: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(PTI)
File photo: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Punjab farm bills are ‘zero’, says Haryana BJP chief

Asks with purchase of crops under MSP made punishable if the market price of a crop is already low and a farmer wants to sell it, who buy the crop?
Haryana BJP president OP Dhankar on Thursday dismissed the farm bills passed by the Punjab assembly as ineffective.(HT File)
Haryana BJP president OP Dhankar on Thursday dismissed the farm bills passed by the Punjab assembly as ineffective.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Rajasthan government writes to speaker, special session for farm bills likely from November 2

A senior official, on condition of anonymity, said the draft of the bills had been prepared and sent to the law department
Representational photo.(AP File)
Representational photo.(AP File)
Published on Oct 22, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini

Punjab negates legally debatable Central farm laws: What you need to know

The Punjab government’s bills are aimed at protecting farmers’ interests and may be adopted by other non-National Democratic Alliance-ruled states
As agriculture, APMCs and lands are state subjects under entries 14, 18 and 22 of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, the state can frame laws on them.(AP File)
As agriculture, APMCs and lands are state subjects under entries 14, 18 and 22 of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, the state can frame laws on them.(AP File)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByChetan Chauhan and Navneet Sharma

Farm bills: Maharashtra Congress to hold virtual rally; 5 million farmers from 10,000 villages set to join

The Maharashtra unit of the Congress has been protesting against the “anti-farmer” laws over the past three weeks after they were passed by Parliament
Congress Seva Dal members at a protest against new farm laws, in Jaipur, Rajasthan on October 10.(HT photo)
Congress Seva Dal members at a protest against new farm laws, in Jaipur, Rajasthan on October 10.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan

‘Issue bound to arise somewhere’: Supreme Court notice to Centre on petition challenging farm laws

Four petitions were listed before the court on the issue of passage of farm bills by Parliament. The notice was issued on a petition filed by Rakesh Vaishnav, who represents Chhattisgarh Kisan Congress.
The petition against farm laws was heard by three-judge bench headed by chief justice of India.(PTI File Photo)
The petition against farm laws was heard by three-judge bench headed by chief justice of India.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 01:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

‘Neither CM nor PM talking to stakeholders’: Badal on protests against farm bills

The passage of the bills saw SAD ending its 25-year-long friendship with Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and its leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigning from her cabinet post.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President and Member of Parliament from Ferozpur Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses a press conference after paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President and Member of Parliament from Ferozpur Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses a press conference after paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Farm bills: Those opposing them want to stall progress, says PM Modi at SVAMITVA event

Speaking at the event where property cards were distributed under the government’s SVAMITVA scheme, the prime minster hit out at the Congress, which has been spearheading the protests against the recent farm laws, calling them anti-farmer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the physical distribution of property cards under the 'SVAMITVA' (ownership) scheme, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the physical distribution of property cards under the 'SVAMITVA' (ownership) scheme, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
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