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Farmers in Punjab, Haryana block roads as part of nationwide protest against farm laws

Protesting farmers owing allegiance to different outfits blocked state and national highways at several places

05 Nov 2020 3:16 PM

Shiromani Akali Dal ends long-standing ties with BJP, quits NDA over farm bills

The decision comes at a time amid stepped up agitation by farmers in Punjab over the three legislations

27 Sep 2020 2:44 AM

Farmers across India rise up against Centre's farm bills; Opposition parties back protests

The principal Opposition party, Congress, alleged that the new agriculture laws will

25 Sep 2020 7:29 PM

As farmer protests continue, Lok Sabha passes two contentious farm Bills

The three bills will now be tabled in Rajya Sabha and become laws after the Upper House also passes them

18 Sep 2020 2:44 AM

Farmer’s to protest against agrarian crisis

A total of 10 crore signatures would be collected from people and submitted to the Prime Minister through the district collectors.

30 Jun 2018 1:04 AM


UP farmer tied to tree, shot at over money dispute

The farmer, 45-yr-old Lokesh Kumar was shot at in Shamli's Kutub Garh village. He was shifted to a hospital in serious condition, cops said.

07 May 2018 6:26 PM

Farmers to participate in 2-day protest to demand for better prices, debt waiver

Around 180 farmer organisations will participate in the protest to demand what was promised during Modi's 2014 Lok Sabha campaign.

18 Nov 2017 9:42 PM

NHRC issues notice to MP govt after police allegedly strip, thrash farmers

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary and DGP of Madhya Pradesh to file a report in the matter within four weeks.

06 Oct 2017 1:27 PM

Rajasthan: Farmers bury themselves in pits to protest against acquisition of land

Around 21 farmers participated in the protest which reached its 14th day on Gandhi Jayanti.

03 Oct 2017 12:58 PM

111 farmers committed suicide in past one-and-a-half years: Chhattisgarh govt

Chhattisgarh revenue minister further said family disputes, excess liquor consumption, ailments were reasons behind farmer suicides.

02 Aug 2017 8:33 AM


Maharashtra loan waiver: Govt to launch mobile app to help farmers

The Maharashtra govt had earlier expanded the ambit of its loan waiver scheme to include even those farmers who had taken loans after 2008.

28 Jul 2017 10:40 AM

Delhi Police detains TN farmers as they reach capital to agitate

TN farmers have been demanding a drought relief package, farm loan waivers and setting up of Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.

16 Jul 2017 3:02 PM

Maharashtra CM seeks rise in import duty of edible oil

Fadnavis said in his letter, higher import duty will give relief to farmers and also an extra excise duty of Rs 8,000 cr to state.

14 Jul 2017 10:57 AM

Maha Loan waiver: Sena to hold 'dhol bajao' protests outside co-operative banks

State environment minister said, memoranda will be submitted to bank officials demanding display of list of beneficiaries outside banks.

07 Jul 2017 11:10 AM

Farmers' suicide issue cannot be dealt with overnight: SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal also said that for showing effective results, the government should be given adequate time.

06 Jul 2017 2:44 PM


Govt will expand waiver to farmers who took loans post 2008: Maha CM

Earlier, the loan waiver scheme covered only those farmers who had loans outstanding between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016.

06 Jul 2017 10:51 AM

Centre and state working to improve 'poor' condition of farmers: UP CM

Adityanath said the 'historic' launch of GST will benefit the poor, curb hoarding and will bring the menace of 'inspector raj' to an end.

03 Jul 2017 11:21 AM

Nomura says MSP hike this year is 'modest'

According to Nomura estimates, every 1 per cent increase in MSP raises headline CPI inflation by around 15 basis points.

27 Jun 2017 12:51 PM

Over 10 lakh farmers helped from loan waiver: Punjab CM

The Punjab CM also said the state govt has increased compensation for crop damage from Rs 8,000 per acre to Rs 12,000 per acre.

26 Jun 2017 8:48 AM

Farmers claim no upper limit, reject Maha govt's Rs 1.5 lakh cap on loan waiver

Farmer leaders, who met at the office of Communist Party of India (M) in Mumbai, demanded that the entire outstanding loan be waived.

25 Jun 2017 8:19 PM