Farmers’ tractor rally on 7 January

Union leaders said thousands of farmers will take out the tractor march from all protest sites—Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur and Shahjahanpur (Haryana-Rajasthan border), the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) on 7 January. Continue Reading

Seventh round of farmer-Centre talks inconclusive, next meet on 8 January

The seventh round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three Central Ministers ended inconclusively on Monday as the farmer leaders insisted on the repeal of the three contentious farm laws right from the beginning, even as the government listed various benefits from the Acts. Continue Reading

Farmers issue ultimatum, threaten to shut malls

Farmer unions protesting at Delhi borders have issued an ultimatum to the government, stating that if the government doesn’t budge from its stance by 4 January, they will take out a tractor rally and might have to shut petrol pumps and malls. Continue Reading

Private firms won’t grab farm land: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday allayed fears that private firms might grab farmers’ land under a new contract farming law enacted by the Centre, as he listened to success stories about benefits of the new Acts while interacting with peasants from seven states. Continue Reading

Editorial: Talk time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi squarely blamed those with political agenda for the deadlock in the government’s talks with protesting farmers and said genuine apprehensions about MSP guarantee have got overshadowed by unrelated issues such as the release of those accused of violence and making highways toll-free. Continue Reading

Modi addresses farmers, says lies being spread on Farm Laws

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed farmers across the country today. He also released the next instalment of PM-Kisan, the direct cash-transfer scheme for farmers, worth Rs 18,000 crore into bank accounts of 9 crore farmers. Continue Reading