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Addressing the House, the Punjab Governor said, "My government is fully alive to the concerns of the farmers in the State as they are the pivot of the state's economy. We will not let the farmers and the farm workers suffer in any manner."(Twitter/@vpsbadnore)

Punjab governor says farm laws don't address farmers' stagnating income problem

PTI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal, criticised Governor V P Singh Badnore for not sending for the President’s consideration the Bills passed by the state Assembly last year to "counter" the three farm laws.
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The address was initially supposed to begin at 11am but was delayed.(HT_PRINT)
The address was initially supposed to begin at 11am but was delayed.(HT_PRINT)

'Farmers not traitors, Red Fort violence planned by Centre': Arvind Kejriwal

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:37 PM IST
The 'mahapanchayat' comes months after AAP's announcement that it would contest the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh in 2022.
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Farmers at a demonstration site in Singhu Border, New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers at a demonstration site in Singhu Border, New Delhi.(ANI)

Highlights: False narrative that farmers will lose land: Union minister

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:03 AM IST
Rakesh Tikait, leader and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said on Tuesday that the protesting farmers would gherao Parliament, if the Central government does not repeal the three laws, during his address to a Kisan Panchayat in Sikar, Rajasthan.
Disha Ravi leaves after an investigation at National Cyber Forensic Lab, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)
Disha Ravi leaves after an investigation at National Cyber Forensic Lab, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)

'India not averse to divergence of opinion': Judge cites Rig Veda in Disha case

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:56 PM IST
Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 and has spent six days under police custody and three under judicial remand.
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"Rahul Gandhi is trying to become 'actor on tractor'. If you are in favour of APMC, then, why is there no APMC in Kerala," Prahlad Joshi said.(ANI)
"Rahul Gandhi is trying to become 'actor on tractor'. If you are in favour of APMC, then, why is there no APMC in Kerala," Prahlad Joshi said.(ANI)

‘Actor on tractor’: Union minister Pralhad Joshi questions Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:53 PM IST
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s remarks come a day after Gandhi held a tractor rally in his constituency in Kerala’s Wayanad against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during his visit to Kerala on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during his visit to Kerala on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi explains how 3 farm laws will hurt agriculture sector

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Gandhi also held a tractor rally from Thrikkaipetta to Muttil to express solidarity with the protesting farmers.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)

Three farm laws are death warrant for the country’s farmers: Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:48 AM IST
Kejriwal, who is also the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), invited the farm leaders to lunch on Saturday and discussed the ongoing protests against the new laws that seek to deregulate agricultural trade.
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**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM AICC ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2021** Saharanpur: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at Chilkana in Saharanpur district, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (PTI Photo)
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**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM AICC ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2021** Saharanpur: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at Chilkana in Saharanpur district, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_10_2021_000203B)(PTI)

'PM visited so many countries, but has no time to meet farmers': Priyanka Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi once again claimed that the three new laws will finish the minimum support system.
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Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.
Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.

SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with agri-professionals, academicians

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:31 PM IST
In a statement, the committee said it held a detailed discussion with academicians and professionals on Monday through video conferencing.
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Disha Ravi was arrested by Delhi Police over her alleged involvement in the 'toolkit' case.(Disha Ravi/Facebook Photo )
Disha Ravi was arrested by Delhi Police over her alleged involvement in the 'toolkit' case.(Disha Ravi/Facebook Photo )

Who is Disha Ravi? Here’s how the 22-yr-old activist is linked to Greta Thunberg

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:26 AM IST
The police have alleged that Disha Ravi was the one who shared the toolkit document with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had warned of action against officials responsible for confusion over paddy procurement registration process. (HT file)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had warned of action against officials responsible for confusion over paddy procurement registration process. (HT file)

Bihar gets its act together for Paddy procurement after Nitish Kumar’s warning

By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:34 AM IST
  • There was no distress sale of paddy by farmers in Bihar this kharif season owing to several corrective measures, claimed a senior government official.
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Farmers protesting against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Farmers protesting against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)

Highlights| PM hopping to poll bound states, but has no time for farmers: D Raja

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:03 AM IST
The protests have entered its 80th day on Sunday and neither the government nor the farmers' unions representatives have arrived at a solution despite several rounds of discussions.
Farmers during their ongoing agitation against new farm laws, at Ghazipur border.(PTI)
Farmers during their ongoing agitation against new farm laws, at Ghazipur border.(PTI)

Delhi Police framing innocents: Farm union

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 01:04 AM IST
The legal team of SKM, the umbrella body of 40 farmer groups protesting against three contentious farm laws, also accused the police of booking farmers under sections of dacoity and attempt to murder with the aim to “implicate” them in “fake cases” and to ensure they don’t receive bail.
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The Minister further stated that even the Congress party does not take Rahul Gandhi's statements seriously.(Twitter/@nstomar)
The Minister further stated that even the Congress party does not take Rahul Gandhi's statements seriously.(Twitter/@nstomar)

Rahul Gandhi, others demanding repeal of farm laws know nothing, says Tomar

ANI, Ujjain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:55 PM IST
"People from political parties have nothing to do with these laws, those who are demanding the withdrawal of the laws from Rahul Gandhi to the rest, know nothing about them," Tomar said.
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Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.
Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.

‘First repeal farm laws’: Rahul Gandhi, BKU's Tikait intensify attack on PM

By HT Correspondent, Bahadurgarh, Kota
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:49 AM IST
Addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district, Gandhi claimed that the new laws will render 40% of the people who are engaged in farming jobless, and the control will slip into the hands of corporates.
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A beneficiary receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. (Representative Image)(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
A beneficiary receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. (Representative Image)(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

News updates from HT: Govt says over 7.76 million vaccinated, 33 hospitalised

PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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In the ongoing session for the discussion on the Union budget, the opposition parties have constantly attacked the Centre over the implementation of the budget and the farm laws in both houses of the parliament.(Reuters)
In the ongoing session for the discussion on the Union budget, the opposition parties have constantly attacked the Centre over the implementation of the budget and the farm laws in both houses of the parliament.(Reuters)

‘Very important business’: BJP issues 3-line whip to Lok Sabha members

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:25 PM IST
"All members of BJP in Lok Sabha are therefore, requested to be positively present in the House throughout the day from 10.00 a.m. onwards on Saturday, the 13th February 2021 and support the Government’s stand,” the whip said.
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Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar .(PTI)
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar .(PTI)

Centre has spent 7.95 crore on campaign to bust myths about farm laws: Tomar

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Out of this, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry committed 7,25,57,246 for release of advertisements between September 2020 and January 2021 on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, he said.
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The Congress leader’s ‘just two people’ remark comes a day after he tweeted “A government of ‘Hum Do, Hamare Do (We two, ours two)’ !” on Thursday.(ANI)
The Congress leader’s ‘just two people’ remark comes a day after he tweeted “A government of ‘Hum Do, Hamare Do (We two, ours two)’ !” on Thursday.(ANI)

‘Farmers have shown light in darkness’ says Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:17 PM IST
"The day farm laws get implemented business of 40% people will go into hands of just two people. This isn't farmers' agitation but the agitation of India. Farmers have shown the light in the darkness," Rahul Gandhi said.
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Congress Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/ LSTV Grab)
Congress Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/ LSTV Grab)

Congress' Rahul Gandhi slams ‘intent, content’ of farm laws

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 04:10 AM IST
  • Gandhi also tweaked India’s once-ubiquitous family planning slogan to tell an obstreperous Lok Sabha: “This government is for ‘Hum do hamare do’.” He did not name anyone, but kept implying through the speech that the country was being run by, and for, four people.
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"Purchase on MSP increased after the laws were formed,” PM Narendra Modi assured.(PTI)
"Purchase on MSP increased after the laws were formed,” PM Narendra Modi assured.(PTI)

PM Modi’s reply to motion of thanks on President’s address: Top 5 quotes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Here are top 5 quotes from the Prime Minister’s address to the lower house of the parliament.
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"Congress MPs in the country's Parliament are also telling lies on the agrarian reform laws," Tomar said.(PTI)
"Congress MPs in the country's Parliament are also telling lies on the agrarian reform laws," Tomar said.(PTI)

Narendra Singh Tomar slams Congress for lying, misleading people on farm laws

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:58 PM IST
"Congress, which is losing its support base, is trying to mislead the people of the country by lying one lie after another," Tomar tweeted.
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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(ANI)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(ANI)

Odisha govt approves re-promulgation of farm reform ordinance amid farmers’ stir

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 08:31 AM IST
  • The ordinance also seeks to remove geographical restrictions on sale of agricultural produce and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere within the state.
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National Conference Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah speaks during the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
National Conference Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah speaks during the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

'Ram belongs to all of us': Farooq Abdullah urges Centre to respect farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Congratulating Indian scientists for developing Covid-19 vaccine, Abdullah said that as of now very few people were being vaccinated and efforts should be made that more and more people get the jab.
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Former Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot during a kissan mahapanchayat at Fatehsagar Taal in Bharatpur on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Former Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot during a kissan mahapanchayat at Fatehsagar Taal in Bharatpur on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

'Will oppose till farm laws are not withdrawn': Sachin Pilot

By HT Correspondent, Bharatpur, Kota
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:43 PM IST
  • Pilot is attending farmers' panchayats across different parts of Rajasthan which are being organised by his supporters and MLAs.
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Unions say that the issue of MSP remains a big concern for the farmers in Purvanchal.(HT_PRINT)
Unions say that the issue of MSP remains a big concern for the farmers in Purvanchal.(HT_PRINT)

Farmers unions to widen protest against farm laws with panchayats in Purvanchal

By S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:57 AM IST
  • Samyukt Kisan Morcha has taken the decision to hold kisan maha panchayats in Purvanchal to mobilise farmers to join the ongoing movement against the three agriculture reform laws.
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Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. (PTI)
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. (PTI)

Farm laws: Cong MP slams govt over push back against tweets by foreign celebs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 08:28 PM IST
"Celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar being misled. Is our country so weak that an 18-year-old-girl is being considered an enemy for speaking in favour of the protesting farmers?" he said.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)

New agri laws in farmers' interests, misgivings should be dispelled: Bihar CM

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:17 PM IST
He asserted that the controversy around the new laws will have no impact in Bihar where Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) were done away with more than a decade ago and a viable alternative system put in place.
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New Delhi: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait gestures towards security personnel who had blocked farmers' movement during their protest against Centre's farm laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI Photo )
New Delhi: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait gestures towards security personnel who had blocked farmers' movement during their protest against Centre's farm laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI Photo )

Tikait’s decision to not have chakka jam in UP, Uttarakhand 'hasty': SKM leader

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 07:36 AM IST
A senior farmer leader, who didn't wish to be named, said that the BKU leader's "sudden decision" surprised some leaders of the SKM.
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DMRC said it was prepared to shut down more metro stations if required(AP)
DMRC said it was prepared to shut down more metro stations if required(AP)

Several Delhi metro station gates shut in view of farmers’ ‘chakka jam’ call

By Soumya Pillai, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 12:03 PM IST
  • The metro stations were closed on the orders of the local police to prevent any unruly elements from reaching central Delhi, said DMRC officials.
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