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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Farmers were adamant on demand for repeal of farm laws,’ says Union minister Narendra Tomar on what happened in talks

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Now, the next round of talks will take place on January 8 at 2 pm. The leaders of the farm unions will have their own meeting on Tuesday to decide their next course of action.
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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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest Highlights: ‘Hoping we will come to conlusion in next round of talks,’ says agri minister after meeting with farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Two key demands of the farmers are expected to be on the table for consideration by the government.
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Farmers congregate during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), near New Delhi, India on December 30, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna /Hindustan Times)
Farmers congregate during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), near New Delhi, India on December 30, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna /Hindustan Times)

‘Won’t withdraw protest’: Farmers stick to resolve as talks yield little progress

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Marking a shade of progress, the government on Wednesday said consensus has been reached on two issues out of four after the sixth round of talks with the protesting farmers’ unions.
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Farmers say the reforms would make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporations and erode the government’s procurement system, whereby the government buys staples, such as wheat and rice, at guaranteed rates, known as minimum support prices (MSP). (HT Photo)
Farmers say the reforms would make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporations and erode the government’s procurement system, whereby the government buys staples, such as wheat and rice, at guaranteed rates, known as minimum support prices (MSP). (HT Photo)

3 union ministers, 40 farm leaders in huddle over Central farm acts

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:08 PM IST
According to an official, farm minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government is open to negotiations and suggested that, if everyone agreed, the talks could take up the easier issues first.
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Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference in New Delhi in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference in New Delhi in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar meets leaders from Haryana

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Farmers have been protesting at the Singhu border for 17 days now against the three laws passed by Parliament in September.
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Farmer leaders coming out of Vigyan Bhawan after the seven-hour meeting with Centre on Thursday. (Photo: Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Farmer leaders coming out of Vigyan Bhawan after the seven-hour meeting with Centre on Thursday. (Photo: Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Farmers’ talks with Centre inconclusive: Who said what at Vigyan Bhawan meeting

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:03 PM IST
The Centre has agreed to review several provisions of the farm laws the farmers are protesting, though further talks on this issue will go on.
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An elderly farmers shouts slogans as others listen to a speaker as they block a major highway during a protest at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.(AP)
An elderly farmers shouts slogans as others listen to a speaker as they block a major highway during a protest at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.(AP)

‘Ready to address farmers’ concerns’: Govt ahead of 2nd meet with farm union leaders amid deadlock

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has found itself in a tight deadlock with raging farmers who are objecting to the three farm laws cleared by the Parliament in September this year.The farmers have alleged that these laws will reduce their earnings in the market and give more power to corporations.
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Representatives of different farmer unions speak to media after the meeting with central government over the Farm Bills at Vigyaan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT photo)
Representatives of different farmer unions speak to media after the meeting with central government over the Farm Bills at Vigyaan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT photo)

No agreement between farm unions, govt: Who said what during meeting

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Here’s who said what during the meeting at Vigyan Bhawan between farm union leaders and the government
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Farmers stand in front of barricades to protest against the central government's farm reform laws at the Delhi-Ghazipur border.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Farmers stand in front of barricades to protest against the central government's farm reform laws at the Delhi-Ghazipur border.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Meeting between farmers’ leaders, govt inconclusive; next round on Dec 3

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the meeting was good and that a decision has been taken to hold the talks on Thursday.
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Farmers raise slogans at Singhu border during a protest against the farm laws in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers raise slogans at Singhu border during a protest against the farm laws in New Delhi.(ANI)

‘Will reach solution’, says Agri Minister as govt holds meeting with farmers

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:03 PM IST
For the meeting at Vigyan Bhawan here, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was accompanied by Railways and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, also an MP from Punjab.
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The meeting will be held at 3 PM at Vigyan Bhawan here, the minister said.(ANI/Twitter)
The meeting will be held at 3 PM at Vigyan Bhawan here, the minister said.(ANI/Twitter)

Govt invites Kisan Union for talks on Dec 1 at Vigyan Bhawan: Narendra Singh Tomar

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Narendra Singh Tomar said that farmers were under some misunderstanding regarding the newly enacted farm laws and the government is committed to have talks with the kisan unions who were present in first round of meeting with the government.
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Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that the protesters at Shaheen Bagh understood their fundamental rights(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that the protesters at Shaheen Bagh understood their fundamental rights(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Shaheen stir shows dilemma between rights, duties: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Speaking at the same session, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said India’s progress was hampered by the lack of focus in the field of education.
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PGIMER Chandigarh adjudgedbest in promoting cadaveric donation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:59 AM IST
Union health and family welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan presented the award at an event organised to celebrate the 10th Indian Organ Donation Day at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.
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President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with a woman security staff, who slipped while standing for the National Anthem during the National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards function in New Delhi.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with a woman security staff, who slipped while standing for the National Anthem during the National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards function in New Delhi.(PTI)

President Kovind, FM Sitharaman rush to help cop after she collapses

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 03:31 PM IST
The Delhi policewoman was standing in front of the dias at Vigyan Bhawan during the first National CSR Awards function. When the national anthem was being played, she fell and sat on the carpet, according to a PTI photographer who was present.
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At a function to celebrate Hindi Diwas in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, Amit Shah said the government would celebrate Hindi Saptah (week) publicly from 2020(PTI)
At a function to celebrate Hindi Diwas in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, Amit Shah said the government would celebrate Hindi Saptah (week) publicly from 2020(PTI)

Row after Amit Shah says Hindi can be nation’s common language

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:26 AM IST
At a function to celebrate Hindi Diwas in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, Shah said the government would celebrate Hindi Saptah (week) publicly from 2020 and the language would reach monumental heights by the 2024 general elections.
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New Delhi, India - Feb. 27, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Youth and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launches the 'Khelo India' mobile application(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Feb. 27, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Youth and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launches the 'Khelo India' mobile application(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

PM Narendra Modi launches Khelo India Mobile App

By ANI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 05:13 PM IST
The Khelo India App is a first-of-its-kind sports application, developed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) that brings under one umbrella three significant features that together can help to create more awareness about sports and fitness among the masses in general and youngsters in particular.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday.(HT photo: Mohd Zakir)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday.(HT photo: Mohd Zakir)

PM Modi cuts short public function to attend security review meeting: Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 02:02 PM IST
PM Modi cut short his interaction with the youngsters at the National Youth Festival 2019 to attend a meeting to review security situation.
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New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the 31st meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in New Delhi, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the 31st meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in New Delhi, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.(PTI)

Cameras, dishwashers may get cheaper as GST Council meets

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2018 03:34 PM IST
The recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised hopes of the middle class, a key constituency that no government can afford to alienate, especially when the General Election is months away.
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Among the many Malayalam artistes who boycotted the National Film Awards ceremony were big names like Parvathy and Fahadh Faasil.
Among the many Malayalam artistes who boycotted the National Film Awards ceremony were big names like Parvathy and Fahadh Faasil.

Only raising a reasonable grievance, says Parvathy on boycotting National Film Awards

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 10:49 AM IST
A large number of National Film Awards winners from the south, particularly Kerala, chose to boycott the awards ceremony in Delhi. A controversy erupted as President Ram Nath Kovind awarded on 11 of 125 recipients.
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Akshaye Khanna during the 65th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
Akshaye Khanna during the 65th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

Akshaye Khanna gets emotional as father Vinod Khanna gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 08:42 PM IST
Akshaye Khanna said he missed his father Vinod Khanna while accepting the prestigious award on his behalf.
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Boney Kapoor along with his daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor is in Delhi to receive the National Film Award for his late wife, Sridevi.(IANS)
Boney Kapoor along with his daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor is in Delhi to receive the National Film Award for his late wife, Sridevi.(IANS)

Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi attend National Film Awards rehearsal, to accept Sridevi’s award. See pics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor attended the rehearsals for National Film Award presentation with father Boney. Sridevi will be conferred with Best Actress award posthumously for MOM today.
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