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Not even fear of COVID-19 can disrupt protest: Agitating farmers

The alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi notwithstanding, farmer leaders on Thursday said that nothing, not even the fear of coronavirus, can disrupt their protest against the......

Remove obstacles, open doors for talks: Farmers to govt

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of the farmer unions protesting against the Centre's new agriculture laws at Delhi's borders, on Tuesday said the government should remove "obstacles"......

We're going strong: Farmers' protest enters 100th day

As the farmer agitation against the Centre's three farm laws enters its hundredth day on Saturday, union leaders have asserted that their movement is far from over and they are "going strong".......

Repeal agri laws or farmers to gherao Parliament: Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said on Tuesday that if the Centre does not repeal the three new agriculture laws, the protesting farmers will gherao Parliament. IMAGE: Bharatiya Kisan Union......

Protesting farmers announce 3-hour nationwide 'chakka jam' on Feb 6

Farmer unions Monday announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 when they would block national and state highways for three hours in protest against the internet ban in areas near their......

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......

Locust invasion puts summer crop in many states at risk

The locusts initially entered Rajasthan from Pakistan and from there the swarms moved towards Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab over the last few weeks and are now threatening to enter Uttar......

Wheat procurement finally picks up

In total, the Centre plans to purchase around 40.7 million tonnes of wheat from farmers this year, which is almost 19 per cent more than last year. After initial hiccups, procurement of wheat, the......

Occupy protests: Are they more than a trend?

After a blaze of activity and global media attention the various "Occupy" protests seem to have faded from public attention. Critics had all along dismissed the protests as a momentary venting of......

Can only GM crops ensure India's food security?

While corruption scandals continue to grab headlines the drawing of battle lines in a bitter war over our food future is getting relatively less attention. On December 3, Union Minister for......
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