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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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
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.
Union ministers and farmers’ representatives during the seventh round of talks over agricultural laws.(HT Photo)
Union ministers and farmers’ representatives during the seventh round of talks over agricultural laws.(HT Photo)

Govt, farmers’ talks over agri laws underway, both sides hope for positive solution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Parkash along with government officials are in a meeting with farmers represented by a team of 41 leaders.
Members of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrive to chase the farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms on a national highway at Dharuhera in Haryana on January 3, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)
Members of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrive to chase the farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms on a national highway at Dharuhera in Haryana on January 3, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)

Farmers in Haryana march towards Delhi, police use teargas to disperse them

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 11:40 PM IST
When the farmers’ group reached Masani barrage where the barricades were put up, police used teargas to disperse them.
Demonstrators clearing a stretch of rainwater and mud on a rainy day at Singhu border during protests against new farm laws, near New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators clearing a stretch of rainwater and mud on a rainy day at Singhu border during protests against new farm laws, near New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Won’t go back till laws are repealed, say farmers before 7th round of talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:17 PM IST
The farm union leaders will meet government representatives for the seventh time on Monday to discuss their two main demands, legal assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and complete rollback of the three farm laws.
The Congress leader has spoken up on several occasions in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre in September last year.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Congress leader has spoken up on several occasions in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre in September last year.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

In New Year greetings, Rahul Gandhi takes a veiled dig at Centre over farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:00 AM IST
On December 27 too, he targeted the Centre over the protests, saying that the farmers should keep walking and not be scared of the ‘bluster of the government’.
The INC, formed on December 28, 1885, conducted its first session in Mumbai from the aforementioned date to December 31 of that year under the chairmanship of lawyer Umesh Chandra Banerjee.(Representational image)
The INC, formed on December 28, 1885, conducted its first session in Mumbai from the aforementioned date to December 31 of that year under the chairmanship of lawyer Umesh Chandra Banerjee.(Representational image)

Congress foundation day: Show of solidarity with farmers’ protest, ‘Tiranga Yatra’ on the cards

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:48 AM IST
The party, which has been speaking up in support of the farmers agitating against the three farm bills on the borders of the national Capital, will also focus on extending solidarity with them as part of its foundation day celebrations.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has been detained by the Delhi Police(ANI)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has been detained by the Delhi Police(ANI)

Priyanka Gandhi, on her way to meet President with 20mn signatures against farm laws, detained

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Deepak Yadav, additional DCP (New Delhi), said that some Congress leaders marching towards Rashtrapati Bhavan were detained and confirmed that Priyanka Gandhi was among them.
Noida, India - December 22, 2020: Demonstrators camped at Noida Gate (Chilla Border) during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Noida, India - December 22, 2020: Demonstrators camped at Noida Gate (Chilla Border) during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Farmers’ protest updates: Govt should keep farm laws in abeyance, tweets P Chidambaram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:35 AM IST
Farmers from across the country, especially Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the three contentious farm laws that were passed by the Centre in September. Thousands have taken to protesting along Delhi’s borders and say that they will not accept anything less than a complete rollback of the laws.
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, addresses a press conference.(ANI)
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, addresses a press conference.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 63 insurgents surrender in front of Assam CM Sonowal and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:59 AM IST
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As the Centre called for dialogue with the protestors’ representatives, the farmers have given the sense that they will not accept anything other than complete rollback of the three laws.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
As the Centre called for dialogue with the protestors’ representatives, the farmers have given the sense that they will not accept anything other than complete rollback of the three laws.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ protest updates: BKU leaders meet Narendra Singh Tomar at Krishi Bhawan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:12 AM IST
Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at Delhi borders for more than three weeks. Several protesting leaders have threatened to step up their agitation and have said that they are prepared to celebrate the Republic Day next year with their own tractor rally on Delhi borders.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the farmers’ issue on Saturday.(ANI Twitter)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the farmers’ issue on Saturday.(ANI Twitter)

Will leave politics if someone tries to abolish MSP, says Haryana CM Khattar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Speaking at a public gathering in Haryana’s Narnaul, Haryana CM Khattar reassured the farmers as their protest on Delhi borders entered day 24 on Sunday.
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Kundli border in Sonepat on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Kundli border in Sonepat on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Farmers uproot BJP workers’ tent in Fatehabad for fast backing farm laws

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Haryana BJP announced a day’s fast and dharna at district headquarters to counter the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s new farm laws and to demand the construction of the SYL Canal in Punjab and its share of water.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait addressing the gathering during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) near Ghaziabad on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait addressing the gathering during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) near Ghaziabad on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

If govt can’t find a solution, we will plough our way to one, warns Bharatiya Kisan Union at UP Gate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:29 AM IST
Addressing the gathering of farmers, Tikait urged farmers and all kisan unions across the country to “unite and join” the ongoing protests at the four border points of Delhi – Singhu, Tikri, UP Gate and Chilla.
The PM’s address will be telecast live at 2pm across 23,000 villages of the country and at all the district headquarters of Madhya Pradesh, an official said.(PTI image)
The PM’s address will be telecast live at 2pm across 23,000 villages of the country and at all the district headquarters of Madhya Pradesh, an official said.(PTI image)

PM Modi to address MP farmers today amid protests against farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:12 AM IST
The Kisan Kalyan programme is being organised in four levels — gram panchayat, block, district and state. Nearly 20,000 farmers will take part in the state-level programme in Raisen.
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)

PM Modi’s virtual address to MP farmers to be telecast live across 23k villages

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:59 PM IST
During the event, the state government will transfer Rs 1,600 crore to the accounts of 3.5 million farmers as relief funds against crop loss.
A farmer holds a banner during a protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) near New Delhi on Wednesday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
A farmer holds a banner during a protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) near New Delhi on Wednesday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Farm unions urge Centre to stop ‘parallel negotiations’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 03:41 AM IST
A massive farmers’ rebellion was set off by the three laws pushed by the government in September that allow agribusinesses to trade with minimal regulation, permit traders to stockpile large quantities of food commodities for economies of scale and lay down new contract farming rules.
Protesting farmer leaders shout slogans as they sit on a day long hunger strike at the Delhi- Haryana border, outskirts of New Delhi.(AP)
Protesting farmer leaders shout slogans as they sit on a day long hunger strike at the Delhi- Haryana border, outskirts of New Delhi.(AP)

Farmers, govt standoff continues as talks in limbo on day 21: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Farmers protest day 21: A Sikh preacher supporting the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s agriculture laws allegedly committed suicide near the Singhu border in Delhi on Wednesday, police said.
Two farmers returning from Delhi’s Singhu border were killed in a road accident as a light commercial vehicle hit their tractor-trailer on NH-44(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Two farmers returning from Delhi’s Singhu border were killed in a road accident as a light commercial vehicle hit their tractor-trailer on NH-44(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 2 Punjab farmers returning from Delhi protest killed in road accident and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:56 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.
Activists of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) blocking the road to Mansa near the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Activists of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) blocking the road to Mansa near the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Farmers’ protest: BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) differs with other unions, not on hunger strike

By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Union general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan said the decision was taken as the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, comprising 30 other farm organisations, did not consult it on the issue
Farmers sitting on a hunger strike at Singhu border near Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Farmers sitting on a hunger strike at Singhu border near Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Farmers begin day-long hunger strike as protest against farm laws intensifies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:25 AM IST
The protest has been going on for nearly 20 days, with the farmer demanding the repeal of the three laws passed by Parliament in September.
Khalistani separatists draped their flag around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington on Saturday(ANI (screengrab))
Khalistani separatists draped their flag around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington on Saturday(ANI (screengrab))

Khalistanis target Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Washington

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:56 AM IST
“Farmers and Khalistan supporters have the same agenda and that is independence of Punjab from Indian occupation,” said Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, general counsel to Sikhs For Justice. Pannun was designated a terrorist by India in July.
Union minister Piyush Goyal said people know Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to double the income of farmers.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Union minister Piyush Goyal said people know Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to double the income of farmers.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Farmers will get over the influence of ‘Maoists and Naxalites’: Piyush Goyal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Union minister Piyush Goyal, who was part of the meetings between Centre and the agitating farmers to break the impasse, said the December 8 Bharat Bandh wasn’t successful even as 18 opposition parties backed it.
The temple administration on Saturday decided to open the temple for devotees in a graded manner from December 23 onwards.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo (Representative Image))
The temple administration on Saturday decided to open the temple for devotees in a graded manner from December 23 onwards.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo (Representative Image))

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: Puri Jagannath temple to open on December 23 and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:01 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.
The farmers, who were mainly from Haryana and Punjab were adamant that until the government fulfills their demands to withdraw the laws, the movement would continue in a similar way.(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
The farmers, who were mainly from Haryana and Punjab were adamant that until the government fulfills their demands to withdraw the laws, the movement would continue in a similar way.(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Farmers close toll plaza in Haryana’s Ambala, Karnal

Ambala/Karnal | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Apart from Ambala, farmers also closed Bastara Toll Plaza in Karnal late last night, as part of their agitation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the 93rd Annual General meeting of FICCI.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the 93rd Annual General meeting of FICCI.(PTI)

Farmers will get new markets, options and more benefits of technology: PM Modi on farm reforms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:41 PM IST
All walls and obstacles are being removed now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said talking about agriculture reforms.
The Centre said channels for more talks are open. Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the protesters to stop their agitation as talks are still going on.(ANI Photo)
The Centre said channels for more talks are open. Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the protesters to stop their agitation as talks are still going on.(ANI Photo)

Farmers Protest Live Updates: Protesting farmers open Chilla border for traffic after assurance demands will be met

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Farmers Protest Live Updates: The ongoing protest of the farmers against the three new agriculture laws entered its 17th day today with the farmer’s unions now threatening to block railway tracks.
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)

UP govt plans to distribute tractors to 69 ‘lucky’ farmers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:06 AM IST
As many as 69 farmers belonging to different districts will be shortlisted for the free distribution of tractors through bumper lucky draws under the Mandi Parishad’s old scheme.
Farmers congregate at Singhu border in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
Farmers congregate at Singhu border in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)

New laws will make us vulnerable to corporate greed: Farmers’ union moves SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hinduastantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The move comes two days after farmers’ unions rejected the Centre’s proposal by saying there was nothing new and that they were going to continue their protest against the agricultural laws that liberalise farm trade.
Tikri and Dhansa borders are still closed for traffic movement, while Jhatikara border is open only for two-wheelers and pedestrian movement.(HT Photo)
Tikri and Dhansa borders are still closed for traffic movement, while Jhatikara border is open only for two-wheelers and pedestrian movement.(HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Tikri and Dhansa borders remain closed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:30 AM IST
Those travelling to Haryana can take Jharoda (only single carriageway), Daurala, Kapashera, Badusarai, Rajokri NH-8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera borders, the police said in a tweet.
Members of various organizations demonstrating in support of farmers during a nationwide strike, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, India on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Members of various organizations demonstrating in support of farmers during a nationwide strike, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, India on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

Will consider govt’s ‘written’ proposal only on repeal of farm laws, not amendment: Farmers’ leader

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:28 PM IST
The farm union leader made the agricultural community’s stance clear on any amendments that the government may offer and said that only if the legislations are revoked, they will consider the draft proposal.
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