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“Only Congress can do farming with blood”, says Narendra Singh Tomar

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday lambasted the Congress for playing politics over farm laws and allegedly misleading the farmers. Tomar, while addressing the Rajya Sabha over the contentious farm laws, said, “The world knows that farming is done with water, but only Congress can do farming with blood.” Tomar asserted that the...

Ninth round of talks between farmers & Centre remains inconclusive

The ninth round of discussion between the agitating farmers and the government on Friday remained inconclusive. The next round of talks is likely to be held on January 19. Notably, January 19 is the day that the Supreme Court had fixed for the committee formed by it to start the stakeholder consultation process. However, the...

8th round of talks between protesting farmers and Centre remains inconclusive

Discussion held on Friday between the protesting farmers and the Centre remained inconclusive. It was the eighth round of discussion between the two parties ever since the farmers started protests against the contentious farm laws passed by the Centre. Sources said that the Union government clarified to the farmers’ representatives that the farm laws are...

Agriculture minister urges Punjab farmers to end protest, hold discussions

Amid the continuing stalemate, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday urged Punjab farmers to end their protest and come forward to hold discussions with the government to resolve the deadlock over the three new farm laws. Tomar, who is leading the talks with 40 farmers unions, hoped that farmers would understand the importance...

Farmers’ meeting with Amit Shah fails, scheduled meeting with Centre cancelled

When Union home minister Amit Shah invited the representatives of protesting farmers’ groups for talks, there were high hopes that the BJP’s “Chanakya” might be able to put an end to the protest and resolve the issues. However, the late-night meeting of farmers’ representatives and Amit Shah ended in a failure. The protesting farmers have...

Govt-farmers talks remain inconclusive, to continue on December 5

Like the first round, the second round of discussion between the Centre and the representatives of the protesting farmers remained inconclusive on Thursday. The next meeting with the farmers for a resolution will take place on Saturday, informed Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Notably, the farmer leaders continued their demand for the repeal of...

32 farmers’ groups meet at Delhi border to decide future course of action

The farmers’ protest against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Union government on Wednesday entered the seventh day. The protesting farmers who are camping on the outskirts of Delhi on Wednesday also met at one of the Delhi-Haryana borders to decide their future course of action. The meeting comes after the talks between...

Meeting between Centre and protesting farmers remain inconclusive, next meeting on Dec 3

The meeting between the government and the protesting farmers remained inconclusive on Tuesday. Further discussion between the protesting farmers’ unions and the government will resume on December 3. Notably, the Union government, during the meeting on Tuesday, proposed to form a committee to delve into the various issues raised by the farmers against the newly...

Farmers’ delegation walks out of meeting on farm laws over minister’s absence

In a bid to clarify to pacify the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws, the Union agriculture secretary Sanjay Agarwal had invited a delegation of farmers’ leaders. However, the move backfired with the farmers’ delegation miffed over the absence of Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The farmers’ delegation demanded the presence of...

COVID-19: India needs to be self-reliant, says PM Modi

On the occasion of the National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with several sarpanchs via video conferencing and highlighted the need for villages, districts, and cities in India to be self-reliant. “The coronavirus pandemic has taught us the biggest lesson that we have to become self-dependent. Otherwise, we won’t be...