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‘It had flaws’: SKM sends Centre's draft proposal back to it with amendments

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha will now wait for the Centre to respond to the amendments, farmer leader Ashok Dhawale said.

Farmers sitting on a demonstration during the ongoing farmers' protest at the Delhi-Ghazipur border, in New Delhi (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 11:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NHAI suffered 2,731.32 crore loss due to farmers’ protest, Parliament told

NHAI suffered toll losses worth ₹2,731.32 crore in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan due to the farmers’ protest since last October, the government informed Parliament on Wednesday.

NHAI suffered toll losses worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,731.32 crore in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan due to the farmers’ protest since last October, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. (HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 04:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Approached by Centre to join panel proposed by PM Modi: SKM

Farm unions may decide to participate in the committee if it is a “concrete” step towards guaranteeing prices of agricultural produce, farm leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said on Tuesday.

Protesting farmers raise their hands and shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on November 29. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 06:23 AM IST

Farm laws repealed: First major victory of farmers’ protest, says SKM

Farm unions on Monday termed the repeal of three agricultural laws by Parliament as a historic victory but criticised the government for repealing the laws without a discussion.

A farmer waves the Indian tri-colour at Ghazipur protest site after a bill to repeal the farm laws was passed in Parliament on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 06:36 AM IST

Oppn seeks discussionon farm laws, inflation

Opposition leaders, demanding that the House must run and discuss key issues, are looking forward to the repeal bill debate to corner the government over farm issues and also demand a law to guarantee minimum support prices (MSP) for agricultural produce.

Farmers sitting on a demonstration during the ongoing farmers' protest at the Delhi-Ghazipur border, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:11 AM IST
BySaubhadra Chatterji and Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi

Farm laws will be repealed the day Parliament resumes: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh accuses the opposition parties of indulging in politics of division just for the sake of power

Union Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh being garlanded during the 'Booth Adhyaksh Sammelan', in Jaunpur on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 04:19 AM IST

BJP considers farmers God... repeal of laws to avoid tension: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that when farmers refused to relent despite several explanations, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed largeheartedness by announcing withdrawal of the farm laws

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh being garlanded during 'Booth Adhyaksh Sammelan', in Sitapur district, Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 12:39 AM IST

Cabinet gives nod for repeal of farm laws

Under Article 245, Parliament is vested with powers to both pass and annul laws. If Parliament is in recess, the government can repeal or enact laws by bringing an ordinance, which needs to be ratified by the House later

The decision to scrap the laws came ahead of state elections in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous, bellwether state, and Punjab, where farmers are an influential voting bloc. (PTI Photo/File/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 12:15 AM IST
By, New delhi

Guaranteed MSP? Both farmers and govt need to look at three key points

The latest data from the National Sample Survey shows that farmers with larger landholdings are more likely to enjoy the gains of MSP-based procurement.

Farmers celebrate at Delhi’s Singhu border protest site after PM Narendra Modi announced that the three contentious farm laws will be repealed.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 11:36 PM IST
ByRoshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

‘Will return after repeal process goes through in Parliament’

Several protesters said that the events of the past year fuelled anger and mistrust against the Centre and BJP.

Farmers at New Delhi's Singh border celebrate after Centre announced that it would repeal the three farm laws.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 10:00 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

A year of farm protests: Joy at Ground Zero, after 358 days

The occupants of the three border points -- in tents and trucks that morphed into shanties and makeshift cottages at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri-- on Friday burst crackers, danced, and sang to welcome the announcement by PM Modi to repeal the contentious laws.

Farmers celebrate after PM Narendra Modi in his public address at 9am announced that central government would repeal the three controversial farm bills, at Singhu border in New Delhi on Friday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 01:09 AM IST
ByFareeha Iftikhar, Soumya Pillai & Paras Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Protests against farm laws: Cops booked many, but charged a few

The cases relate to allegations of rioting, attempt to murder, obstructing police from doing their duty, and violating Covid-19 guidelines. Over 250 people have been arrested, who are all out on bail

Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old climate activist, leaves after an investigation at National Cyber Forensic Lab, in New Delhi on February 23, 2021. Police accused her of sharing a Google “toolkit” with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, on which the social media storm conspiracy was detailed. But police have not filed a charge sheet in this case. (REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 01:23 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taapsee, Richa, Gul welcome PM's decision on farm laws: 'Let this be a lesson'

Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, and Gul Panag among several celebrities of the film fraternity, have welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision on the three farm laws.

Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, and Gul Panag lauded the decision on the farm laws.
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 12:34 PM IST

Unions cheer, but still want a law for MSP

Tens of thousands of farmers are still campaigning in various states against legislation they say will jeopardise their livelihoods

Farmers shout slogans to celebrate after Centre’s announcement to repeal three agricultural reform laws that sparked almost a year of huge protests across the country in Amritsar on November 19, 2021. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 04:21 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Farm laws repealed: Throwback to when Centre revoked land acquisition bill

Farm laws repealed: In 2015, too, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stressed on the government’s aim being to improve the Land Acquisition Act of 2013.

File photo of farmers protesting against the farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur, in November last year. The Centre repealed the laws on Friday. (AFP/File)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 03:54 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lakhimpur Kheri: SKM's 'rail roko' protest today; train movement could be hit

As many as eight people, including four farmers, were killed on October 3 after two SUVs mowed down a group of protesters in Lakhimpur Kheri's Tikunia village.

The group has also assured that the agitation will be staged
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 06:50 AM IST
By | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SC to examine if protest can be permitted with farm laws under judicial scrutiny

The Union government has asserted that parties should not be allowed to protest on the streets against farm laws when a constitutional court is already examining the subject matter of agitation

“When you have already challenged the law, why should you be allowed to protest?” the Supreme Court asked.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 02:01 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Choose 'court or the road': SC to farmers protesting against three laws

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also argued, "Once the matter is before the highest constitutional court, nobody can be on the streets on the same issue."

The court October 21 as the next date of hearing.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 07:48 PM IST
By | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

KMSC's ‘rail roko’ agitation against farm laws from today

Earlier, the outfit blocked railway tracks in Punjab for 169 days, from September 2020 to March this year.

Protesters during a rail roko agitation against farm laws on February 18, 2021 (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 05:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Changing gears: Three phases of the farm law protests

The orders left “no doubt” in the mind of farmers resisting the Modi government’s three liberalising farm laws since 2020 that the government wanted them “killed”, one farmer said.

A farmer sits on a tractor as he attends a mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar earlier this month. REUTERS
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 12:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Expert on farm-law panel asks SC to make report public, settle matter

The panel, which was set up by the Supreme Court in January this year, submitted its report in March.

Updated on Sep 08, 2021 02:19 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Farm unions say will take protest across the country

The plan envisions a three-point resolution, arrived at by SKM after a meeting of its key leaders on Monday.

Farmers protesting against the farm reforms in Muzaffarnagar.(PTI)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 12:51 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls for 'Bharat Bandh' on September 25

Addressing a press conference at Delhi's Singhu border, Ashish Mittal from SKM said that the organisation is calling for a 'Bharat bandh' on September 25, after a similar 'bandh' was organised on the same date last year.

The SKM said the move is aimed at further strengthening and expanding the farmers' agitation which completed nine months on Thursday. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 10:07 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Opposition joins farmers’ protest at Jantar Mantar

Around 200 farmers have been camping at Jantar Mantar since July 22 to hold what they call a ‘kisan parliament’ (farmers’ parliament) to demonstrate against the three central laws that sparked protests in food bowl states immediately after being passed last year.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the Opposition parties came to Jantar Mantar “to support farmers from all parts of India”.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 01:34 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi police launch probe into Rahul Gandhi’s tractor march to Parliament

Rahul Gandhi on Monday drove a tractor to Parliament along with other party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa, Gurjit Singh Aujla, Jasbir Singh Gill and other leaders like Randeep Surjewala, and demanded that the agricultural laws be repealed.

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at Parliament on a tractor protest against new farm laws, in New Delhi.( )
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 12:41 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

New farm laws, tech-based growth can lead to $30-35 bn agritech industry by 2025

The new reforms introduced by the government will also lead to efficient supply chains citing the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) law brought by the government, according to a report by Bain & Company.

Digital engagement in farming through online communities and marketplaces, which is even driving e-commerce, will help farmers take a firm step towards the future, a report by Bain & Company said, (HT photos)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 04:34 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ready for discussion on provisions of farm laws, says agriculture minister Tomar

While once again ruling out a repeal of the three contentious laws, Narendra Singh Tomar said he would welcome any farmer union for a discussion “even at midnight.”

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar. (File photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 07:18 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

'Heed public opinion': Chidambaram hits out at Centre over farmers' protests

"The farmers are determined, the government is stubborn, '' said Chidambaram on the micro-blogging site.

Farmers protesting in Amritsar.(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 28, 2021 10:38 AM IST
By | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: BJP lawmaker seeks Shashi Tharoor's removal

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.(ANI)
Published on May 26, 2021 04:58 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No march to Delhi says leader, as farmers observe ‘Black Day' today

The farmers have been protesting since November 26 last year against the three farm laws passed by the Centre.

Women shout slogans in Patiala as farmers are observing a 'Black Day' to mark the completion of six months of their protest against farm laws. ((ANI Photo))
Published on May 26, 2021 10:00 AM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
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