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Gurugram farmers to hold ‘mashal rally’ today ahead of Sept 27 ‘Bharat Bandh’

The farmers demand that the three contentious be repealed and a legal guarantee provided to them on minimum support price for crops. However, the government has consistently maintained that the new laws are pro-farmer.
Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws since November last year. (HT PHOTO)
Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws since November last year. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 05:40 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Salman Khan reacts to farmers' protests: 'Most correct thing should be done'

  • Salman Khan has reacted to the controversial farm laws and the protests that have followed. He said whatever is the most correct thing to do, should be done.
Salman Khan has reacted to the ongoing farmers' protests and the farm laws. (Left: Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Salman Khan has reacted to the ongoing farmers' protests and the farm laws. (Left: Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 09:35 AM IST
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‘Bye-bye. We’re quitting!’ RLP pulls out of NDA over farm bills says chief Beniwal

While addressing farmers’ rally in Shahjahanpur in Alwar, Rajasthan, Beniwal said, “Bye-bye. We are quitting NDA. Nothing is above the pride of farmers in the country.”
Rashtriya Loktantric Party (RLP) chief Hanuman Beniwal in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Rashtriya Loktantric Party (RLP) chief Hanuman Beniwal in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Farm to Facebook: Stir at borders gets online push

Many youngsters from Haryana and Punjab, who have accompanied their families to the protest site, have also created WhatsApp groups to update people back home about the ongoing protest.
A tractor trolley turned into living quarters at Singhu border where farmers are camped in an ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws, near New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)
A tractor trolley turned into living quarters at Singhu border where farmers are camped in an ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws, near New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 04:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar

Why are farmers sticking to stand?

On Wednesday, the farm ministry sent out a lengthy set of proposal to farm unions protesting at Delhi’s borders to address their concerns.
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)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Protest enters its 16th day, traffic on borders affected

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 05:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Farm leaders hopeful govt will repeal laws but will continue with Bharat Bandh

Farmer leaders are hopeful that the government will repeal the newly introduced farm laws and are firm that they do not seek any amendments.
Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan to held the fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.(ANI)
Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan to held the fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 09:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Govt not egoistic, holding discussions with farmers with an open mind: Tomar

Farmers’ groups, however, did not relent and said that emphasis still lies on repealing the new laws and the farmers will continue to raise their voices until the Centre decides to completely roll back the recently passed farm laws.
Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to media after a meeting with farmers union leaders over the protest against agriculture reform laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to media after a meeting with farmers union leaders over the protest against agriculture reform laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 09:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Govt ready to deliberate on every problem, demand of farmers: Union home minister Amit Shah

Govt ready to deliberate on every problem, demand of farmers: Union home minister Amit Shah
New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to media on farmer's protest in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to media on farmer's protest in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Dilli Chalo: Why angry farmers want to storm New Delhi

Farmers want the Centre to revoke three contentious laws approved by Parliament in September. The laws essentially change the way India’s farmers do business by creating free markets, as opposed to a network of decades-old, government-controlled agricultural markets
Police use water cannon and tear-gas shells in Karnal to disperse farmers from Punjab heading towards Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Police use water cannon and tear-gas shells in Karnal to disperse farmers from Punjab heading towards Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Farm Bills protests: Punjab farmers, Centre to meet for second round of talks on Dec 3

The secretary has sent the invitation to the farmer bodies on behalf of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Food Minister Piyush Goyal is also expected to be present in the meeting.
Punjab farmers have been demanding the repeal of the new farm laws and replace them with another set of laws framed after wider consultation with stakeholders.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Punjab farmers have been demanding the repeal of the new farm laws and replace them with another set of laws framed after wider consultation with stakeholders.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Farm groups lay down demands as talks begin

AIKCC said Friday’s talks were “inconclusive” and the government offered no “concrete assurances” but talks could continue in future.
Farmers raise slogans as they burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest against the new agriculture laws, at India Gate bypass in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Farmers raise slogans as they burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest against the new agriculture laws, at India Gate bypass in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 04:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Won’t resume trains in Punjab with conditions, says railways

The ministry said it will not resume any trains until the state government gives complete assurance of no interference along the tracks.
Trains have been suspended in the state for over a month from September 25 due to the agitation over farm bills, cleared by the Centre during the monsoon session of Parliament.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Trains have been suspended in the state for over a month from September 25 due to the agitation over farm bills, cleared by the Centre during the monsoon session of Parliament.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 05:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Govt readies database to ease farm economy

According to Census 2011, India had 118.9 million cultivators. Nearly half of all Indians depend on a farm-based income, and there are slightly over 140 million agricultural land holdings in the country.
An Indian farmer stands near his paddy field on the outskirts of Guwahati, northeastern Assam state.(AP)
An Indian farmer stands near his paddy field on the outskirts of Guwahati, northeastern Assam state.(AP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 03:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Trains will resume in Punjab only after blockades along tracks are removed: Railways

A joint team of state government officials and the director general of the Railway Protection Force was reviewing the situation in the state, said railway board chairman and CEO VK Yadav
Farmers participate in 'Rail Roko' protest over the farm reform bills, at Devi Dass Pura village about 20 km from Amritsar, Punjab, earlier in October.(File photo)
Farmers participate in 'Rail Roko' protest over the farm reform bills, at Devi Dass Pura village about 20 km from Amritsar, Punjab, earlier in October.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 10:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

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

Trains to Katra for Navratri cancelled due to farmers’ agitation in Punjab

Vande Bharat and Shri Shakti Express, scheduled to run from Delhi on Thursday were cancelled at the last minute
Farmers ride tractors on railway tracks during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' agitation against the Farm bills in Punjab.(HT Photo)
Farmers ride tractors on railway tracks during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' agitation against the Farm bills in Punjab.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2020 10:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria

Rice procurement up 33%, but MSP eludes other crops

While the procurement of the kharif staple is robustly continuing, farmers in Punjab and Haryana, however, continue to protest a set of laws enacted by Parliament to deregulate agricultural markets, which they fear will weaken the MSP system
Crops, such as soybean, ragi, maize and cotton, are selling up to 30% below MSPs, data from Agmarknet, the agriculture ministry’s portal that tracks prices in mandis or wholesale markets, shows.(AP File)
Crops, such as soybean, ragi, maize and cotton, are selling up to 30% below MSPs, data from Agmarknet, the agriculture ministry’s portal that tracks prices in mandis or wholesale markets, shows.(AP File)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Reforms alone can’t raise farm growth, Bihar example shows

The findings of the study come in the wake of Parliament enacting three controversial farm reforms that aim to liberalise the agricultural sector, including ending local monopolies of state-run wholesale markets -- known as agriculture produce market committees or APMCs -- by opening them up to private competition
Big farmers’ groups, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, say the Centre’s farm reforms could pave the way for the dismantling of the MSP system and that deregulation will leave them vulnerable to powerful agribusinesses and in an even weaker negotiating position than before.(AP File)
Big farmers’ groups, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, say the Centre’s farm reforms could pave the way for the dismantling of the MSP system and that deregulation will leave them vulnerable to powerful agribusinesses and in an even weaker negotiating position than before.(AP File)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Book Kangana Ranaut: Karnataka court directs police over her ‘anti-farmer’ tweet

The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court directed the inspector of Kyathasandra police station to register an FIR against Kangana Ranaut based on a complaint by lawyer L Ramesh Naik.
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut gestures as she leaves after a meeting with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut gestures as she leaves after a meeting with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Odisha dithers over its farming ordinances as monsoon session ends

The two ordinances promulgated in May this year aimed at registration farmers with contract farming companies for improving production and productivity.
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI)
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

At farmer rally, Rahul Gandhi takes a jibe at PM Modi over Air India One

The former Congress president also lashed out at the BJP regarding the handling of the Hathras gangrape case and asked the prime minister to not remain silent over the horrific incident.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses mediapersons in Patiala, Punjab.(HT Photo/Bharat Batish)
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses mediapersons in Patiala, Punjab.(HT Photo/Bharat Batish)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Rahul Gandhi starts kheti bachao yatra in Punjab

The venue of the rally at a grain market was well attended by villagers, including women, who registered their opposition to the new farm laws
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a tractor rally, 'Kheti Bachao Yatra', in protest against the new farm bills 2020, in Punjab's Moga district, Sunday.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a tractor rally, 'Kheti Bachao Yatra', in protest against the new farm bills 2020, in Punjab's Moga district, Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Badhni Kalan (Moga) | ByVishal Joshi

Farm laws violate federalism, will fight them out legally: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh

Speaking of the farmers’ protests, the Punjab Chief Minister says he doesn’t have to tell people to go out and agitate. When somebody doesn’t have food to feed his children, he will be protesting on his own.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh at his farm house, Mohinder Bagh, in the Shivalik foothills near Chandigarh during an interview with Hindustan Times.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh at his farm house, Mohinder Bagh, in the Shivalik foothills near Chandigarh during an interview with Hindustan Times.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRamesh Vinayak

‘Farmers are masters of their destiny now’: Union minister on farm bills

Nishank made the statement while addressing a press conference in Dehradun on the three agriculture laws.
File photo: Union education minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.(ANI)
File photo: Union education minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Cong likely to extend stir against farm laws

The opposition parties and various farmers’ groups have alleged that the farm bills will weaken the MSP regime and only benefit big agribusinesses.
Congress Interim party president Sonia Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Congress Interim party president Sonia Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Maharashtra stays August order issued for implementation of farm reform laws

Congress and NCP have staunchly opposed the farm reform laws and announced they would not implement them in Maharashtra
Both the Congress and NCP are opposed to implementing the laws in the state, terming them as “anti farmer”.(HT Archive)
Both the Congress and NCP are opposed to implementing the laws in the state, terming them as “anti farmer”.(HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik and Surendra P Gangan

‘Source of black money blocked’: PM shreds Opposition on farm law protests

Big farmers’ groups, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, are continuing to protest the new laws, fearing deregulation will leave them vulnerable to powerful corporate agribusinesses and in an even weaker negotiating position than before.
The reforms have cost the Bharatiya Janata Party one of its oldest allies, the Shiromani Akali Dal, which has quit the ruling alliance.(ANI)
The reforms have cost the Bharatiya Janata Party one of its oldest allies, the Shiromani Akali Dal, which has quit the ruling alliance.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 06:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Farmers, agri sector exempted from seeking permit for groundwater use

Agriculture consumes nearly 90% of all water resources in the country. According to the think-tank Niti Aayog report in 2017, groundwater accounts for 63% of all irrigation water and over 80% of the rural and urban household water supplies.
The new rules exempt farmers from the requirement of prior permission from the CGWA for groundwater extraction.(Pardeep Pandit/ / HT File Photo)
The new rules exempt farmers from the requirement of prior permission from the CGWA for groundwater extraction.(Pardeep Pandit/ / HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 02:20 AM IST
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