Farmer Distress
Calcutta  /  Published 16.12.20

Farm bill protest rally on Friday

A march from Rajabazar to Moulali has been organised on Friday to prot-est farm laws and express solidarity with the protesting farmers. A group of people who took part in a sit-in against the Nation...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.12.20

PM confirms worst fears

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday rooted for more private investments in farming, only to confirm the protesting farmers’ worst fears and expose the deep fault lines caused by the governm...
By R. Suryamurthy, Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.12.20

Why 2 of the 3 farm laws are bad in law

Various other laws like the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947; Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016; Representation of the People Act, 1951; Consumer Protection Act, 2019; Companies Act, 201...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.12.20

Cong leads Opp. charge

The Congress has also brought the charge of doublespeak against the government, which has been claiming the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act will not be abolished and the new laws will not ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.12.20

Farm unites Opposition

“We welcome the support extended by political parties but we have one condition: they cannot come with their banners,” said Tejinder Singh Virk of the Terai Kisan Union of Uttarakhand. He...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


India  /  Published 06.12.20

Farmers: UK MPs build wider campaign

Thirty-five British MPs have opened a new and wider flank on the farmers’ protest, going beyond Canadian concerns and raising questions about the “impact” of the farm laws. The MPs,...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.12.20

Farmers go into silent mode

Farmers’ representatives gave the government the silent treatment on Saturday as they saw the talks to break the stalemate go round in circles for the third time this week. Done talking, the fa...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.12.20

TMC: focus on act change

Mamata Banerjee on Friday sent a Trinamul delegation to the massive farmer agitation underway at Delhi-Haryana’s Singhu border, and spoke to farmers over phone to laud their movement against the...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.20

Land papers not needed for dole application

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said land documents would no longer be required to apply for financial assistance under the state government-run Krishak Bandhu scheme and the dole could be given based on ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Left farm march to Raj Bhavan

All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, a Left-backed farmers’ organisations, announced on Wednesday that  it would organise a march to the Raj Bhavan in Calcutta on December 16 t...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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