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Farm Laws

PM Modi to lay foundation stones of multiple development projects in Punjab

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The projects also include four-laning of the Amritsar–Una section, Mukerian-Talwara broad gauge railway line and two new medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur, the PMO said on Monday.

Centre Deferred GST Hike On Textiles Fearing Defeat In Upcoming Polls: Congress

Jan 01, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The BJP only understands the language of victory and defeat, and has nothing to do with people's prosperity, the spokesperson said.

22 Farm Bodies In Punjab Announce Political Front, To Contest State Polls

Talking to reporters here, farmer leader Harmeet Singh Kadian said the Samyukt Samaj Morcha has been set up for fighting the Punjab polls due early next year.

Congress Suspects Centre To Be Hatching Plans For Bringing Back Farm Laws After Assembly Polls

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Congress' sharp attack came over Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's remarks at an event on Friday in which, while talking about the agri laws, he said the government moved a "step back" and "will move forward again".

Jo Tik Gaya Wo Tikait

Rakesh Tikait successfully led the year-long farmer protests against the new farm laws, forcing the Centre to repeal them just ahead of the assembly elections.

17 December, 2021

Rakesh Tikait Says Bigger Issue Of MSP Persists, Questions Govt's Intention

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“The bigger issue of MSP persists in the country. It will be a great relief if the MSP is granted.”

14 December, 2021

Akhilesh Mocks BJP's 'Double-Engine' Govt, Says Engines Are Colliding

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Mocking the BJP's constant claim that the state benefited because the same party led the governments in UP and at the Centre, he said, “This double-engine government has completely failed. These double engines are colliding with each other.”

12 December, 2021

State Govts To Take Decision On Withdrawal Of Cases Filed Against Farmers: Union Minister Tomar

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"The issue of law and order falls under the jurisdiction of state governments. So they will take a decision in this regard," Tomar said when asked about the withdrawal of cases registered against the farmers during their agitation.

12 December, 2021

BJP MP Varun Gandhi Submits Private Members' Bill For Legal Guarantee Of MSP

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Gandhi has submitted the bill in Parliament but it is yet to be introduced. MPs can pilot private members' bill in their personal capacity irrespective of their party affiliations.

11 December, 2021

Farmers At Delhi Border Head Back Home To Rousing Reception


Farmers returning to their homes, after year long protest at Delhi border against now repealed three farm laws, were accorded warm reception with sweets and garlands as they passed on their tractors in the neighbouring states.

11 December, 2021

Farmers Return Home, Bid Farewell To Singhu Border After Year-Long Protests


Before bidding farewell to Singhu, some farmers performed 'havans' and sang 'kirtans', and some danced to 'bhangra' songs to mark the day as 'Vijay Diwas'.


10 December, 2021

Mixed Emotions For Volunteers As Farmers Prepare To Vacate Protest Site At Delhi Border

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The farmers are preparing to go home after more than a year of protest at Delhi borders during which they endured harsh Delhi winter, scorching summer, police pushback, the rampaging coronavirus pandemic and the persistent complaint that their agitation inconvenienced thousands of commuters daily.

09 December, 2021

Farmers’ Agitation: 'Charddi Kla’ And Stoicism That Defined ‘Anndata’s’ Success

Ashutosh Sharma

Farmers’ agitation suspended: The modified tractors fitted with music systems started snarling through the protest camping site at Singhu, the farmers chanted slogans and danced to the Punjabi songs, celebrating their unity.

09 December, 2021

Farmers' Agitation Suspended; Samyukta Kisan Morcha To Hold Meeting On Jan 15

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Farmers will start vacating Delhi border points from Dec 11, this may take some time, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.

07 December, 2021

Opposition Parties Sits In "Dharna" To Protest Against Suspension Of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs

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On Monday, the Rajya Sabha had witnessed multiple adjournments as the opposition parties including the Congress, the Left and the TMC, demanded the revocation of suspension of 12 of their colleagues.

04 December, 2021

The Story Of India's Farm Crisis And The Plight Of Farmers In Vidarbha

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

In his new book 'Ramrao: The Story of India's Farm Crisis', journalist Jaideep Hardikar has penned the painful story of Ramrao Panchleniwar, a farmer from Vidarbha, who attempted suicide back in 2014.

03 December, 2021

Samyukta Kisan Morcha: Centre Must Fulfil Pending Demands Of Farmers

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The SKM also said that the President of India has given his assent to the farm laws repeal bill passed by both Houses of Parliament and a gazette notification has been issued to give effect to the repeal.


01 December, 2021

Maharashtra Farmers Look For 'Love' Amid Continued Woes And Degrading Social Status

Haima Deshpande

Maharashtra’s social fabric is undergoing a tough change. While the sons of farmers are finding it an uphill task to get brides, their sisters do not want farmers as husbands.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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