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Anna Hazare on fast to support farmers
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday sat on a day-long hunger strike to support agitating farmers who have called Bharat Bandh demanding repeal of the Centre's agri laws. Hazare also said the......
Hazare calls off fast; says happy with outcome of talks with CM
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday called off his fast after a marathon meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and two Union ministers. Hazare, 81, had started his......
Anna Hazare puts off proposed fast, gives govt time till Jan 30
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday put off his proposed hunger strike over various demands including appointment of Lokpal, saying the government had taken certain steps that had shown a......
Noted economist Abhijit Sen, advocate of MSP, passes away
Economist Abhijit Sen, a former Planning Commission member and one of the country's foremost experts on rural economy, died on Monday night. He was 72. IMAGE: Economist Abhijit Sen. Photograph:......
Uttar Pradesh and its 'sugarcane politics'
Sugarcane has a bearing on 100-odd assembly seats in western UP; any let-up in this space could have a serious impact on any political party's chances of forming the government in Lucknow.......
Agri Bills: Why Punjab and Haryana farmers are leading the protests
Data shows that the current system of decentralised marketing and centralised procurement helps Punjab and Haryana farmers the most, while its efficacy in other states has been poor. Experts and......
Each farmer is likely to get cash fertiliser subsidy of Rs 5,000 per year
The government’s main rate setting panel suggested that this be done in two tranches of Rs 2,500 each in the kharif and rabi seasons. Close on the heels of the Centre passing three......
Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 53/qtl for 2020-21
The government has also extended till August 31 the repayment date of short-term crop loan of up to Rs 3 lakh for agriculture and allied activities. The decision, taken by the Cabinet headed by......
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