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Cabinet clears bill to cancel 3 farm laws, say sources

New Delhi: The process to repeal the three farm laws has begun. According to sources, the Union Cabinet has cleared the bill to withdraw the laws. The farm laws triggered widespread protests since the time they were introduced. After over a year of protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, in his address to the nation...

Farm laws repealed, celebration erupts among farmers, Opposition parties

New Delhi: Celebrations erupted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday morning that the three controversial farm laws would be repealed. At Ghazipur and Singhu borders, farmers were seen bursting crackers, dancing and distributing jalebi. Alongside, political leaders posted congratulatory messages for farmers on social media. In a tweet in Hindi,...

After over a year of protests, PM finally gives in: 3 controversial farm laws to be repealed

New Delhi: In a major victory for all the farmers protesting against the three controversial farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning announced that the laws would be repealed. He said the process for the same would begin by month-end. After making the announcement, PM Modi urged the protesting farmers camping outside Delhi...

Farmers may protest, but can’t block roads indefinitely: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has once again expressed concern over the blocking of road by farmers protesting against farm laws. On Thursday, the Apex Court noted that while they have the right to protest, roads cannot be blocked indefinitely. Noida resident Monicca Agarwal had filed a petition seeking removal of protesters from the roads...
Lakhimpur Kheri: Supreme Court to hear case suo motu on Friday

Lakhimpur Kheri: Supreme Court to hear case suo motu on Friday

Asks UP government to file status report in death of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday   New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the death of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. It will hear the case on Friday, according to news agency ANI. The SC has also ordered the...

Lakhimpur Kheri: FIR registered against Union minister’s son; deceased’s kin to get Rs 45 lakh each

Lucknow: A day after the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh that left four farmers dead, an FIR has been registered against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, according to available reports. The government has announced Rs 45 lakh and a government job to a family member of the four farmers who...

Haryana: Farmers gherao homes of CM, other BJP MLAs over delayed paddy procurement

The protests in Haryana on Saturday morning got violent Karnal: The protest by farmers in Karnal in Haryana on Saturday turned violent, with police using water cannons to disperse them. The protesting farmers arrived on tractors and gheraoed the house of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. They even broke the barricades outside the residence....

Bharat Bandh call by farmers: Massive traffic jam at Delhi border

New Delhi: The nation-wide call for bandh on Monday, given by farmers protesting against the three farm laws, resulted in a massive traffic jam at Delhi border on Monday morning. Police and paramilitary personnel were seen checking all the vehicles entering the national capital. Security has also been beefed up in Delhi. The Bharat bandh...

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait arrives in Gujarat on a two-day visit

In a bid to raise support against the three contentious farm laws passed by the BJP government in the Centre, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday arrived in Gujarat on a two-day visit. Tikait, who is best known for the months-long farmers’ protest on the outskirts of Delhi, will meet several farmer leaders in Gujarat...

Opposition insulting farmers, says PM Modi after tractor burnt at India Gate

Criticising the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that those opposing farm laws are insulting farmers. PM Modi’s criticism comes amid the intensifying agitation against the legislations by farmers across the country. PM Modi, while virtually inaugurating development projects in Uttarakhand, said: “Several reforms, related to farmers, labourers...

Cong farmer leader Paal Ambaliya writes to DGP, wants FIR against cops

Gujarat Kisan Congress chairman Paal Ambaliya has written a letter to the DGP of the state seeking that action be taken against cops who had allegedly beaten him. Ambaliya and some other Congress workers had some days ago taken bags full of onion, potato and other vegetables near the Rajkot collector officer to demand that...

South Gujarat mango farmers, traders stare at losses amid Lockdown4.0

The Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has had a severe impact on the sale of mangoes in the state. Mango farmers in South Gujarat are looking at a drastic loss of revenue due to inability in ensuring that the fruit reaches the market. Media reports said that the Surat APMC has in 2020 sold...