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Farm Laws
Opinion  /  Published 21.06.22

Modi govt firefights Agnipath protests

The unprecedented public protests against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme — a Bharat bandh was observed — have forced the Narendra Modi government to blow hot and cold on the matter. Th...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 22.03.22

SC-tasked panel member makes farm report public

The lone farmer representative on the Supreme Court-appointed committee on the now-repealed farm laws on Monday released the year-old report favouring the “reforms” on the premise that it ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.02.22

Rahul: Identify forces behind Modi, Kejriwal

The Congress leader cautioned against taking politicians at face value. “The farm laws were brought for the same forces for whom notebandi was done, the same forces that compelled Modi to introd...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.02.22

BJP up against farm bonding

The prolonged farmers’ agitation against the now-repealed farm laws may have started in Punjab but it is western Uttar Pradesh that helped sustain it when push came to shove, particularly after ...
By Anita Joshua in Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat (UP), Shamli

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.22

Too tall: Personality cult

Has the shadow of a colossal ruler fallen upon the republic? Narendra Modi’s government is unlikely to answer this question. It seldom answers queries. But voices in the Opposition seem to be ap...
By The Editorial Board

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India  /  Published 02.02.22

Farmers cite act of vengeance

The Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (Asha) noted: “While it is good that the government desisted from its usual jumlabaazi (hyperbole), it is also clear that farmers have not o...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.01.22

Payout to farmers may be raised

The Modi government is likely to increase the payout to farmers under the PM Kisan Scheme in the budget to Rs 8000 per annum from Rs 6000 per annum. The budget allocation to the agriculture sector wi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.01.22

Going tough for BJP in UP, Punjab: Farm unions

With the Election Commission announcing poll dates for five states, including Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, farmer leaders on Saturday said it is a tough road ahead for the BJP as the Centre is yet to mee...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.21

Letters to the Editor: Alcoholism causes premature death

Curious case Sir — Excessive alcohol consumption may guarantee a trip to the crematorium — after all, alcoholism is a leading cause of premature death. In Bihar’s crematoriums, howe...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 26.12.21

'No plan to bring back farm laws'

"I had said that the government had made good (farm) laws. We took them back due to some reasons. The government will continue to work for the welfare of the farmers," the minister said. Co...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Gwalior


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