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Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Farmers' group calls off tractor rally; 86 cops injured in clashes, 4 FIRs filed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:00 PM IST
The announcement comes after a day of violence in Delhi in which policemen were injured and buses vandalised.
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Farmers sit at the site during their ongoing protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Gazipur border, in Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers sit at the site during their ongoing protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Gazipur border, in Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Who are the members of the committee set up by SC to resolve farm laws impasse?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The committee will look into the farmers' grievances against the three new laws.
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Tomar, along with Piyush Goyal and other Union ministers, has conducted eight rounds of discussions with the representatives of the farmers’ unions but both parties have failed to reach an agreement over the farm laws.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photos)
Tomar, along with Piyush Goyal and other Union ministers, has conducted eight rounds of discussions with the representatives of the farmers’ unions but both parties have failed to reach an agreement over the farm laws.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photos)

Farm laws: Tomar asks farmers’ unions leaders to offer alternative other than total repeal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Tomar, along with Piyush Goyal and other Union ministers, has conducted eight rounds of discussions with the representatives of the farmers’ unions but both parties have failed to reach an agreement over the farm laws.
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Union ministers Tomar and Goyal begin eighth round of discussions with representatives of farmers’ unions.(ANI/Twitter)
Union ministers Tomar and Goyal begin eighth round of discussions with representatives of farmers’ unions.(ANI/Twitter)

Farm laws: Centre, farmers’ unions leaders begin eighth round of talks

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Before the meeting, both farmers’ union leaders and Union agriculture minister Tomar on Friday expressed hope that a solution to the issues will be found.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday that her government will soon convene a session of the state assembly to pass a resolution against the three farm laws passed by Parliament(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday that her government will soon convene a session of the state assembly to pass a resolution against the three farm laws passed by Parliament(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times:Mamata Banerjee to convene special Assembly session for passing resolution against farm laws and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Gehlot had on Thursday lashed out at the Centre for forcing farmers to welcome New Year on the streets amid freezing temperatures.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times Archive)
Gehlot had on Thursday lashed out at the Centre for forcing farmers to welcome New Year on the streets amid freezing temperatures.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times Archive)

Gehlot, Pilot to lead protests against farm laws in Jaipur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The Rajasthan government will also launch a week-long campaign ‘Kisan Bachao-Desh Bachao’ on Tuesday under which ministers, party workers and public representatives will visit villages in the state demanding the rollback of the three laws.
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The farmers lathicharged by the police in Patna. (HT Photo)
The farmers lathicharged by the police in Patna. (HT Photo)

Thousands march to Governor’s house in Patna against farm laws, lathicharged

By Rakesh Singh | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Eyewitnesses said thousands of farmers, under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti and other Left parties, had assembled in Patna since early morning and began their march from the historic Gandhi Maidan.
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The decision that the process of sale and purchase of agriculture produce but now be left to the market was made at a high-level official meeting convened by the CM on Sunday evening. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)
The decision that the process of sale and purchase of agriculture produce but now be left to the market was made at a high-level official meeting convened by the CM on Sunday evening. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)

‘Government not a rice or dal miller’: KCR’s sharp U-turn on farm laws

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:56 PM IST
The decision comes days after Telangana chief minister KCR met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah in Delhi. Earlier, the CM’s party had voted against the legislation in Parliament.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and other leaders during a tractor rally, 'Kheti Bachao Yatra', in protest against the new farm bills 2020, in Punjab.(PTI file photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and other leaders during a tractor rally, 'Kheti Bachao Yatra', in protest against the new farm bills 2020, in Punjab.(PTI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rahul Gandhi to hold protest demonstration against farm laws on Thursday, later meet President and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A farmer working in his field on the rabi crop in Dhanbad.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his field on the rabi crop in Dhanbad.(HT File Photo)

Farm laws led to jump in agri firms: Govt data

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Firms set up in the farm sectors lead the growth of new incorporations following those in manufacturing, overtaking registrations in construction, finance and ‘others’ categories, the data show.
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Farmers during their protest against the Center's new farm law at the Delhi-Haryana, Singhu border,in New Delhi, on Friday.(PTI)
Farmers during their protest against the Center's new farm law at the Delhi-Haryana, Singhu border,in New Delhi, on Friday.(PTI)

The farm laws: How not to do reforms

By Ramesh Inder Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:38 AM IST
One of the fallouts of the shock tactics strategy is social discord and that makes reforms counterproductive because these first create a conflict and thereafter try to find a solution, as is being now attempted in the prolonged negotiations.
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Chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal addressing a special session of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha on the new farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Hindustan Times/HT PHOTO)
Chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal addressing a special session of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha on the new farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Hindustan Times/HT PHOTO)

Why did Kejriwal notify one of three farm laws if he opposed them, asks BJP in assembly

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The BJP leader asked Kejriwal why had not implemented the Swaminathan Commission report in Delhi despite making the announcement that he will do so. The commission had submitted five reports, between 2004 and 2006, making recommendations for farmer welfare.
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Sunny Deol had tweeted in favour of the new farm laws.
Sunny Deol had tweeted in favour of the new farm laws.

Sunny Deol gets Y-category security, after tweeting in favour of new farm laws: report

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:20 AM IST
Actor and politician Sunny Deol’s security has been upgraded to Y-category, which means he will have 11 security personnel. He has supported Centre’s new farm laws.
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Traffic movement continued to flow as usual across toll plazas in Agra amid farmers’ call to block Agra-Delhi Expressway today to protest against the farm laws.(HT photo/Sanjeev Verma (Representative image))
Traffic movement continued to flow as usual across toll plazas in Agra amid farmers’ call to block Agra-Delhi Expressway today to protest against the farm laws.(HT photo/Sanjeev Verma (Representative image))

Free flow of traffic on Agra-Delhi Expressway amid farmers’ call to block it

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Agra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:53 PM IST
“There are five major toll plazas here and we have no information of any one of them being blocked by farmers. We are monitoring the plazas as well,” Satyajeet Gupta, Assistant Superintendent of Police (West) Agra told ANI.
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A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)
A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The delegation of opposition parties alleged that the government had “insulted” the farmers by getting these passed in Parliament in an “undemocratic” manner without any discussion and consultations.
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BJP national president JP Nadda at the inauguration of the party’s election office in Kolkata on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP national president JP Nadda at the inauguration of the party’s election office in Kolkata on Wednesday.(PTI)

BJP boss JP Nadda shown black flags in Kolkata, agitators condemn farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The snap demonstration during which the protesters climbed on cars parked outside the BJP’s new office and raised slogans. caught the police and BJP workers by surprise.
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Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Congress-ruled Punjab in solidarity with farmers’ protesting against three farm laws

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Punjab Roadways suspends operations as chakka jam underway from 11am to 3pm
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File photo: Supreme Court of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Supreme Court of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Kerala to move Supreme Court over farm law this week

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Earlier, the state government had sought legal opinion and got the advice that its constitutional validity can be challenged in the apex court.
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Farmers call for Bharat Bandh on December 8, demand immediate withdrawal of farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Farmers call for Bharat Bandh on December 8, demand immediate withdrawal of farm laws
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Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)
Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)

Social worker Baba Sewa Singh returns Padma Shri in protest against Centre’s farm laws

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST
In letter to the President, environmentalist and religious leader terms government’s attitude towards farmers worrisome.
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Punjab BJP president Ashwani Sharma during a tractor rally in Pathankot district of Punjab in favour of farm laws earlier in October.(HT file photo)
Punjab BJP president Ashwani Sharma during a tractor rally in Pathankot district of Punjab in favour of farm laws earlier in October.(HT file photo)

BJP to renew farmer outreach to explain farm laws

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:27 PM IST
The decision comes in the wake of agitation intensifying against the farm laws that were passed in the monsoon session of Parliament amid severe protest from the Opposition
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(Representative Image/HT)

Protests against farm laws: Haryana farmers to march to Delhi on November 18

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:32 AM IST
The farmers will reach the Capital on November 26
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Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on rail tracks in Amritsar. The Haryana assembly was adjourned for half an hour soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution on Friday, welcoming the farm laws but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on rail tracks in Amritsar. The Haryana assembly was adjourned for half an hour soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution on Friday, welcoming the farm laws but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Logjam in Haryana assembly over resolution thanking Centre for farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution, the Congress MLAs stalled proceedings and demanded voting before a discussion
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Jxto hold mega-tractor rally against new land, farm laws on November 9

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Venue of the proposed rally has been fixed between Miran Sahib and RS Pura
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh arrives to address media after paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh arrives to address media after paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

Farm laws: At Jantar Mantar protest, Punjab CM flays those calling his state anti-national

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Singh said, “Please don’t think Punjab is out to disturb the peace of the country. It is not. We are there to preserve the peace of the country. We have given blood many times in the past and we will never shy away from doing so in future”
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Rajasthan transport minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas said the Punjab bills were in the interests of farmers, and said the state government will soon call an assembly session to introduce similar bills.(AP file photo)
Rajasthan transport minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas said the Punjab bills were in the interests of farmers, and said the state government will soon call an assembly session to introduce similar bills.(AP file photo)

Farm laws: After Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan likely to follow suit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 03:49 AM IST
The Punjab assembly on Tuesday passed the bills and pledged to protect the interests of the state’s farmers, who are concerned that the central legislation would deprive them of government-fixed minimum support prices (MSPs) for their produce and put them at the mercy of big agribusinesses.
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Former INLD leader Parminder Singh Dhull BJP had joined the BJP in 2019 ahead of the assembly elections.(HT Photo)
Former INLD leader Parminder Singh Dhull BJP had joined the BJP in 2019 ahead of the assembly elections.(HT Photo)

Former Julana MLA Parminder Singh Dhull quits BJP over farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Rohtak, Rohtak
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Says the three laws enacted by the Centre are death warrants for farmers
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM presents draft resolution rejecting farm laws, urges Centre to make MSP statutory

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the special assembly session, the chief minister introduced the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020.
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Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma firmly believes that farmers will ultimately see benefits of the new laws.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma firmly believes that farmers will ultimately see benefits of the new laws.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

No rethink on farm laws, but will reach out to farmers again for talks: Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:47 AM IST
HT INTERVIEW Facing unrelenting fury of farmers and political heat from the opposition parties over the farm laws, the BJP in Punjab finds itself in a tight spot. Left alone, after the rupture of its alliance with the Akalis, it is hard pressed to defend the Modi government’s contentious decision that may potentially bedevil its ambition to expand its base in the rural areas ahead of the 2022 assembly elections. Leading the saffron party’s firefighting is its Punjab president Ashwani Sharma, 56, who sounded confident about the Centre pacifying the farmers, in an interview with Executive Editor Ramesh Vinayak and Principal Reporter Ravinder Vasudeva. Excerpts:
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The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to introduce Bill to counter Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday as special assembly session begins

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:19 PM IST
House adjourned for the day even as opposition AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal demand copies of Bills to be tabled in the session
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