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  • ‘BJP is the natural option’

    ‘BJP is the natural option’

    A1985-batch former Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, Jagmohan Singh Raju (59), joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab before the February 2022 Assembly polls after 35 years of service.

    October 29, 2022
  • Farm laws were brought for benefit of farmers and withdrawn in the interest of nation: PM Modi

    Farm laws were brought for benefit of farmers and withdrawn in the interest of nation: PM Modi

    "I have said this earlier also that farm laws were brought in for the benefit of farmers, but have now been withdrawn in the interest of the nation. I don't think this needs to be explained anymore. Future events will make it clear why these steps were necessary," said PM Modi. Prime Minister said he has always worked for the benefit of farmers and they always supported him.

    February 9, 2022
  • Union Minister clarifies, says no plan to bring back farm laws

    Union Minister clarifies, says no plan to bring back farm laws

    Union Minister Narendra Tomar on Sunday clarified that the government has no proposal or plan to bring back farm reform laws.

    December 26, 2021
  • Never witnessed bill passage without Opposition being allowed to speak: Jaya Bachchan

    Never witnessed bill passage without Opposition being allowed to speak: Jaya Bachchan

    Speaking to ANI, Bachchan said, "My point is that such an important bill was passed in Rajya Sabha without any discussions. I do not understand the way the proceedings are going on in the Parliament."

    November 29, 2021
  • Govt. deserves praise for farm laws’ repeal

    Govt. deserves praise for farm laws’ repeal

    In this celebration of democracy, of course, the first tributes should be paid to the determination of farmers as well as their commitment to a peaceful and democratic struggle. At the same time credit should also be given to the government for not standing on a false sense of prestige and opting for a democratic solution.

    November 28, 2021
  • Govt. to bring in LS on Monday bill to repeal farm laws

    Govt. to bring in LS on Monday bill to repeal farm laws

    The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 will be tabled by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, according to the list of business of the Lower House.

    November 28, 2021
  • Delhi govt to move resolution on repealing farm laws

    Delhi govt to move resolution on repealing farm laws

    The Delhi government will demand compensation for the families of over 700 farmers who lost their lives during the protests and a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops, according to an official source.

    November 26, 2021
  • Shah Bano moment

    Shah Bano moment

    Having stood its ground for nearly one and half years and resisting to succumb to the intransigence of the farmers, the last thing expected from the PM was this surprise announcement made on the day of Gurpurab and that too while the matter was very much in the radar of the Apex Court. Is the prospect of losing elections in a state such a compelling reason for abandoning philosophy and giving a signal of weakness to domestic and foreign forces that a sustained pressure by vested interests groups will force the government to capitulate?

    November 26, 2021
  • ‘Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ cleared by cabinet

    ‘Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ cleared by cabinet

    The Lok Sabha Bulletin on Tuesday had already listed 'The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021'.

    November 24, 2021
  • Full Circle

    Full Circle

    The balance of trade is against the agricultural sector, because prices of agricultural produce have risen much more slowly than the prices of items of general consumption, while the cost of agricultural inputs like fertilisers, pesticides and diesel have risen exponentially. The distress in the agricultural sector vis-à-vis the rest of the economy becomes apparent once we note that 45 per cent of our population is engaged in agriculture which accounts for only 17 per cent of the GDP

    November 23, 2021
  • Boost for TRS

    Boost for TRS

    Telangana is faced with a major agrarian crisis. Farmers are being asked to switch from paddy to other crops in the rabi season because there would be no takers for paddy. The government announced on 18 October that it would open 6,500 procurement centres to purchase paddy produced during kharif. So far, the government has opened only 2,500 centres.

    November 22, 2021
  • The union government likely to withdraw three farm laws next week

    The union government likely to withdraw three farm laws next week

    These bills will be then introduced in the forthcoming session of Parliament beginning 29th November. A meeting of the Cabinet is scheduled on Wednesday.

    November 21, 2021
  • Union Cabinet to take up withdrawal of three farm laws for approval on Nov 24: Govt sources

    Union Cabinet to take up withdrawal of three farm laws for approval on Nov 24: Govt sources

    The Bills for withdrawal of the laws shall then be introduced in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to commence from November 29.

    November 21, 2021
  • People should follow the path shown by Guru Nanak: Kejriwal

    People should follow the path shown by Guru Nanak: Kejriwal

    Congratulating the people on the occasion, he said Guru Nanak Dev Ji did a lot for humanity and it is our duty to follow the path shown by him. People of all religions and all castes consider Guru Nanak as the Guru.

    November 20, 2021
  • CPI, CPI(M) hail farmers movement for securing repeal of the controversial farm laws

    CPI, CPI(M) hail farmers movement for securing repeal of the controversial farm laws

    In a statement, the CPI (M) politburo said it “salutes the historic victory of the year-long spirited, inspiring and courageous struggle by the kisans under the leadership of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha.”

    November 20, 2021
  • Farm laws repeal an electoral compulsion of Modi Govt: Kashmir leaders

    Farm laws repeal an electoral compulsion of Modi Govt: Kashmir leaders

    National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also grilled the Modi government by saying; “anyone who believes the government repealed the farm laws out of the goodness of its heart was completely mistaken. BJP government only responds to cold hard numbers”.

    November 20, 2021
  • Graceful end

    Graceful end

    If the ruler of the day is prepared to accept there is divergence between his thoughts and the views of intended beneficiaries, and is prepared to step back, democracy, to that extent, must be said to work.

    November 20, 2021