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Farmers raising slogans on rail tracks with hands tied in chains as part of their rail blockade agitation against the new farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Thaw in sight as Punjab farmers meet to decide on strategy for talks with Centre on farm laws

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Agriculture ministry sent a second invite to farmers of Punjab for talks on October 14; two major farmer bodies, namely Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) and BKU (Dakounda), have accepted the invite, while Majha-based Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh has decided to skip the meeting
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 01:26 PM IST
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.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has not spoken in public on the farm laws enacted by Parliament last week(ANI)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has not spoken in public on the farm laws enacted by Parliament last week(ANI)

Farm laws opposed by Congress-NCP present new dilemma for Uddhav Thackeray

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The three alliance partners of the coalition, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi, will hold a coordination meeting soon to decide the government’s stand on the farm bills opposed by the Congress and NCP
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the BJD will be fighting for implementation of MS Swaminathan committee recommendation on Minimum Support Price of foodgrains(PTI)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the BJD will be fighting for implementation of MS Swaminathan committee recommendation on Minimum Support Price of foodgrains(PTI)

As protests by farmers grow, BJD to form panel to study new farm laws

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:12 AM IST
The Biju Janata Dal surprised many when it opposed the two farm bills -- the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Felicitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 -- in the Rajya Sabha.
Big farmers’ groups, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, are protesting the bills, fearing deregulation will leave them vulnerable to powerful corporate agribusinesses and in an even weaker negotiating position than before. (Photo: @INCIndia)
Big farmers’ groups, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, are protesting the bills, fearing deregulation will leave them vulnerable to powerful corporate agribusinesses and in an even weaker negotiating position than before. (Photo: @INCIndia)

Sonia Gandhi urges Congress-ruled states to override Centre’s farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 07:51 PM IST
The opposition party is citing the BJP government’s move in 2015 when it asked party-ruled states to bring their own laws to override the land acquisition act of 2013 passed during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) tenure for boosting infrastructure development.
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar holding up placards during a dharna in support of farmers at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Monday. The party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur were among the leaders present on the occasion.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar holding up placards during a dharna in support of farmers at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Monday. The party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur were among the leaders present on the occasion.(HT Photo)

Punjab to move Supreme Court against Centre’s farm laws: Capt Amarinder Singh

Hindustan Times, Khatkar Kalan | By Gagandeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Chief minister says will request Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to join farmers’ protest and build pressure on the BJP-led Centre
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