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New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) has proposed to suspend the three farm laws for one and a half years and set up a joint committee to discuss the legislation at the tenth round of talks with farmer unions. However, the farmer leaders did not immediately accept the government’s proposal and said they will revert after internal consultation on January 21. The next meeting has been scheduled for January 22. Quoting Bharatiya Kisan Union…

New Delhi: In a major blow to the Government of India, the country’s Supreme Court has put on hold the farm laws enacted in September last year forcing thousands of farmers to protest against the government’s move. The top court also said a committee of agricultural experts would be formed to take over negotiations with farmers to end the crisis, NDTV reported. Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has said: “We are staying three…

New Delhi: Amid protests by farmers at various border points of Delhi demanding repeal of three farm laws passed by the Parliamenet of India this year in September, the protesting farmers have been given around 50 Kangris brought by a Delhi-based NGO from Jammu and Kashmir to give some respite to elderly farmers from the chilling cold. Kangri is an earthen pot woven around with wicker, filled with hot embers, and it is used by…

New Delhi: In view of the protests by farmers in outskirts of Delhi over three farm laws passed by the Parliament of India, forty farm unions will hold a meeting on Saturday to chalk out their future course of action and make a decision on holding talks with the government of India. The agitation near Delhi borders, which began late November, has entered its 31st day. On Friday, Narendra Modi accused the opposition of “spreading…

‘1 killed, 2 other injured in Haryana as truck hits vehicle carrying farmers’ New Delhi: Amid heavy police deployment, farmers from different states of India, on second consecutive day continued their protest against new farm laws enacted by the parliament of India this year. On Friday, thousands of protesting farmers headed to New Delhi seeking rollback of three farm laws enacted by Parliament in September growing stronger. A day before, the area witnessed high-voltage face-offs…

Production of rice up by 700 per cent due to new varieties introduced by the department Srinagar: In the past three decades, countless hectares of agricultural land has been turned into residential colonies, but the agriculture department has claimed that there is less impact on the rice produce in Srinagar district due to this squeezing of agrarian land. Director Agriculture, Altaf Ahmad said that although the squeezing of agrarian land is impacting the produce, the…