farm laws

President Murmu gives nod to repeal 3 farm laws

NEW DELHI: President Draupadi Murmu has given her nod to repeal the controversial three farm laws on Sunday. The Centre had already announced the repeal of the laws on November 19, 2021, following a year of protests against it by farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana. FLASH: President Draupadi Murmu gives nod to the decision […]

UP Polls: In Mathura, Peda Makers, Patrons Want Dash Of ‘Saffron’, Milk Crime-Free Trade

MATHURA/VRINDAVAN: Ambling into the winding lanes of Chowk Bazar in Mathura — the land of Krishna Janmbhoomi — the team of The New Indian reaches the factory where aroma of boiling milk, saffron, cardamom greets with hundreds of halwais squatted before the flames. In a few hours, as milk turns into khoya, which further becomes […]

Is Uttarakhand Cong Headed The Punjab Way? State Leaders Turn To Rahul To Fix Infighting

NEW DELHI: Amid infighting in Uttarakhand Congress, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and AICC in-charge for the state Devender Yadav on Friday met former party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence. The two leaders were called for a meeting with the senior leadership after Rawat on Wednesday sent out cryptic tweets over the handling of […]

8 Yrs On, Punjab Books Badal’s In-Law Majithia In Drug Scam; Uncovers Explosive ED Charges On Him, 2 Canadians

CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI:  Eight years after the then wrestler-turned-druglord Jagdish Bhola, who was arrested in a Rs 6500-crore synthetic drug scam, had accused Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal’s brother-in-law Bikram Majithia of him as a kingpin leading to the summons served by ED on him, Punjab Police has booked the key Akali Dal man on […]

In Less Than 36 Mins, 7 Bills In India Were Repealed In Last 15 Years

NEW DELHI: As Congress and other Opposition parties accused the BJP-led government in Centre of not debating the repealing of three farm laws in the Parliament, the team of the New Indian looked back at those bills in the past which were repealed as much instantaneously as these. Here’s a look at some of them […]

Lost In Repeal: Socio-Economic Transformation Of 82% Marginal Farmers

Seventy percent of the rural households in our country depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, with 82 percent of farmers being small and marginal. While a tiny percentage of farmers enjoy rich lives and another small percentage lead a middle class life, a large majority of farmers in India still live in poverty. A look […]

Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 Passed in LS Amid Protest By Cong & Sloganeering By Opposition MPs

NEW DELHI: Congress MPs led by party chief Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi on Monday staged a protest in Parliament complex demanding the repeal of three farm laws. The Lok Sabha passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill soon after the Winter Session convened, however, without a discussion as demanded by the Opposition. The […]

Positive or Negative? What Will Be The Impact Of Repealing Farm Laws?

On November 19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a special address to the nation on the occasion of Guru Purab had announced that the three farm laws, that thousands of farmers have been protesting for over a year on the various Delhi Borders, will be repealed. The Union Cabinet had on Wednesday approved the […]

Farmers’ Tractor Rally On Nov 29 Postponed, Next Plan Of Action On Dec 4

NEW DELHI: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers’ unions, on Saturday decided to postpone the tractor rally to Parliament, which was scheduled to take place on November 29. Addressing the media after the crucial meeting of the farmers’ body here, Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader Darshan Pal said, “We have decided to put […]

Delhi Assembly Passes Resolution Supporting Pending Demands Of Farmers

NEW DELHI: Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution supporting the pending demands of the farmers, law on MSP, withdrawal of the cases against farmers and compensation for the families of those farmers who lost their lives during the protest period. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also congratulated farmers on the success of their movement […]