200 Farmers Reach Jantar Mantar for Protest Against Farm Laws Amid Parliament Session

Farmers shout slogans during a sit-in protest against the farm laws, near the parliament house in New Delhi. (Reuters)

A group of 200 farmers reached Jantar Mantar in central Delhi on Thursday to protest against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws as the Monsoon session of Parliament was underway. Police threw a ring of security around central Delhi and kept a tight vigil on the movement of vehicles. Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has … Read more

Govt Open To Discuss Farm Laws: Agri Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Agri Minister Tomar Says Govt Ready for Talks on Issues Other Than Agri Bills, Farmer Unions Unmoved

The government on Tuesday said it will remain open to discussions with protesting farmers’ unions to resolve issues over three new agriculture laws passed by Parliament in September last year. In written replies to Lok Sabha on several questions related to farmers’ protest, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government had so far held … Read more

Parliament LIVE Updates: Stormy Monsoon Session Begins Today as Oppn Plans to Corner Govt on Farm Laws, Price Rise

PM Narendra Modi leaves after attending the all-party meeting on Sunday. (PTI)

During the all-party meet, opposition parties objected to the government’s offer for a joint address to all MPs by the prime minister on COVID-19 at the Parliament annexe, saying this will be “highly irregular” at a time when Parliament will be in session and it aims to “bypass” norms. The meeting was attended by 33 … Read more

Parliament LIVE Updates: Stormy Monsoon Session Begins Today as Oppn Plans to Corner Govt on Farm Laws, Price Rise

PM Narendra Modi leaves after attending the all-party meeting on Sunday. (PTI)

During the all-party meet, opposition parties objected to the government’s offer for a joint address to all MPs by the prime minister on COVID-19 at the Parliament annexe, saying this will be “highly irregular” at a time when Parliament will be in session and it aims to “bypass” norms. The meeting was attended by 33 … Read more

Never Asked to Gherao Parliament, Farm Leaders Tell Delhi Police as Cops Suggest Alternate Venues for Stir

Representational photo

In a meeting with Delhi Police officials, famers’ bodies on Sunday sought permission to organize ‘kisan sansad’ or farmers’ parliament with 200 farmers outside the Parliament in New Delhi. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmers’ unions, has planned a protest comprising 200 farmers outside the Parliament every day. Delhi … Read more

At All-Party Meet, Oppn Corners Govt on Farm Laws, Price Rise; PM Modi Says All Issues Will be Debated

PM Narendra Modi leaves after attending the all-party meeting on Sunday. (PTI)

The all-party meeting called by the government on Sunday ahead of the start of Parliament’s Monsoon Session from Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance, flanked by deputy Lok Sabha leader Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Arjun Ram Meghwal, V Muraleedharan and Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal. The … Read more

Fissures in Farm Agitation Leadership, SKM Suspends Gurnam Singh Charuni

2 Delhi Police Personnel Assaulted at Singhu Border Protest Site

File photo of farmers protest. Charuni, a prominent farm leader from Haryana and a core member of the agitation, had ruffled feathers when he asked Punjab’s farm leaders to take a political plunge. Exposing chinks within the farm law agitation leadership on testing of political waters ahead of the State Assembly elections, the Samyukt Kisan … Read more

Six years a slave: Indian farm workers exploited in Italy | India News – Times of India

Six years a slave: Indian farm workers exploited in Italy | India News - Times of India

SABAUDIA, ITALY: When Balbir Singh refers to his ordeal, he uses the Italian word “macello”, which roughly translates as “mess” — but it is hardly enough to convey what the migrant Indian farm worker has endured. For six years, he lived in what can only be described as slave-like conditions tending cattle in the province … Read more

PM Modi Says Farm Sector Needs Post-harvest Revolution; Govt Impetus on Scientific Ecosystem

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pm Modi said the hardworking farmers have made record production of commodities despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI Mumbai Last Updated:July 12, 2021, 14:16 IST FOLLOW US ON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said there is a need for a “post-harvest revolution” in the farm sector, which … Read more

Bathing in Stable, Eating from Dustbin: Indian Farm Worker Rescued in Italy After 6 Yrs of Slavery

Balbir Singh was rescued by a police raid on March 17, 2017 after asking for help via Facebook and WhatsApp from leaders of the local Indian community and an Italian human rights activist. (AFP)

When Balbir Singh refers to his ordeal, he uses the Italian word “macello”, which roughly translates as “mess” — but it is hardly enough to convey what the migrant Indian farm worker has endured. For six years, he lived in what can only be described as slave-like conditions tending cattle in the province of Latina, … Read more

Translate »