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Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Guwahati, Assam.(ANI)

'BJP loss in Punjab municipal polls not linked to farm laws': Tomar

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:52 PM IST
  • The ruling Congress in Punjab has swept the municipal polls in the state winning most of the wards in the eight municipal corporations.
Indian farmers have left their homes to march through New Delhi in a desperate effort to force the repeal of laws they believe would end guaranteed pricing and force them to sell to powerful corporations. (ANI Photo)
Indian farmers have left their homes to march through New Delhi in a desperate effort to force the repeal of laws they believe would end guaranteed pricing and force them to sell to powerful corporations. (ANI Photo)

Indian farmers' protest resonates with US agriculture

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:04 PM IST
  • Rural economies in the Midwest that had been declining for decades were devastated by the farm crisis. Researchers fear the same could happen in India if New Delhi refuses to repeal the law that favours corporate farming.
Akhilesh at the tractor rally that Samajwadi Party held in Saifai, Etawah on Tuesday(HT Photo)
Akhilesh at the tractor rally that Samajwadi Party held in Saifai, Etawah on Tuesday(HT Photo)

Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of turning resentment of farmers into anger

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:14 PM IST
He said the government should immediately withdraw the farm laws considering it as its moral responsibility.
Farmers listen to a speaker on the middle of an expressway at the site of a protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.(AP)
Farmers listen to a speaker on the middle of an expressway at the site of a protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.(AP)

Why are farmers sticking to stand?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:38 AM IST
On Wednesday, the farm ministry sent out a lengthy set of proposal to farm unions protesting at Delhi’s borders to address their concerns.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Left-wing party leaders D Raja and Sitaram Yechury, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and others address media after a delegation of Opposition leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum regarding farmers' issue.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Left-wing party leaders D Raja and Sitaram Yechury, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and others address media after a delegation of Opposition leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum regarding farmers' issue.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President Kovind, ask for repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:59 PM IST
The meeting came a day after a Bharat Bandh called by farmers’ unions in protest against these laws. Thousands of farmers are currently protesting at Delhi’s borders after they were denied entry into the Capital.
A volunteer sprays chemical disinfectants at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border during the ongoing protest against new farm laws in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
A volunteer sprays chemical disinfectants at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border during the ongoing protest against new farm laws in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Protest enters its 16th day, traffic on borders affected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:57 AM IST
At Singhu, Tikri, Chilla, and Ghazipur borders, protesters spent their day cooking and distributing food at langars (community kitchen), delivering speeches or putting up posters and raising slogans against the farm laws.
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