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Agitating farmer unions seek support from Indian diaspora

Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the government was ready to resume talks with protesting farmers if they agree to its offer to put the three contentious farm laws on hold for one-and-a-half year and work out the difference
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait

Uttar Pradesh budget today, priority areas to be infra, health & MSMEs

While the budget is expected to be fairly populist in nature, it is likely to largely follow the trend set by the Union government and prioritise infrastructure, health, MSMEs and skill development.

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Samyukta Kisan Morcha disassociates itself from violence during tractor rally

Condemning the incident, which brought shame on the entire movement, Pal also said “not only it very much weakened the protest, even continuing it will be very difficult.

But Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Tikait), blamed Delhi Police for blocking the approved the rally route from the Ghazipur border, even as farmers reached Akshardham before the completion of the Republic Day parade.

Fire at Serum Institute Pune claims five lives; Covishield vaccine production unaffected

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, SII, said there would be no loss of Covishield production due to multiple production buildings kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies. The five workers who lost their li

Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India Pune plant

Cabinet approves Rs 5,282 cr to revive J&K hydro project

The Centre will provide a grant of Rs 776.44 crore to JKSPDCL for its equity contribution in the venture. NHPC will invest its Rs 808.14-crore equity from its internal resources. Secunderabad-based GV

SC rejects pleas seeking review of 2018 Aadhaar verdict

A Bench comprising justices AM Khanwilkar, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer, BR Gavai and DY Chandrachud in a 4:1 majority dismissed the review petitions against the apex court’s September 26, 2018 jud

Earlier, Justice Chandrachud in his dissenting judgement of September 2018 had held the entire Aadhar Act to be unconstitutional and had also termed the passing of Aadhaar Act as a money bill as a fraud on the Constitution.

SC irked over aspersions cast on members of court-appointed committee

The bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde while hearing a fresh application by farmers’ groups Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti and Kisan Mahapanchayat for re-constituting the panel, lamented that “br

Lawyer Harish Salve, who is appearing for a Delhi-based citizen who wants to remove protesters from the Delhi borders, submitted that he will file a contempt petition if any more “nonsense” is said about the members of the panel.

Tamil Nadu seeks PM’s intervention in early sanction of fund for bulk drug park

The Tamil Nadu government has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in getting early sanction of financial assistance from the Centre for its proposed bulk drug park and medical devices

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Farm laws: SC panel to submit ‘unbiased’ report within 2 months

“Our views may be different. When a responsibility like this is given by the court, we have to work in an unbiased and transparent way. In the report, we cannot give our views and that is very clear

Joshi, a former south Asia head of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), also said the committee is hopeful of completing the report within two months, as directed by the SC.

‘Tragedy unfolding in country’: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at Narendra Modi government over farm laws

While the focus of Rahul Gandhi's press conference was on farmers' protest, he also touched upon issues of reported incursion along the LAC by China, unemployment and the economic crisis due to the co

Rahul Gandhi on farmers' protest

Entry of agitating farmers into Delhi on R-Day: Delhi Police to decide: SC

When the AG submitted that the Centre was seeking restraint order on farmers rally as the SC had taken charge of the case, the CJI said that “we have not taken charge of the case except one issue. A

The apex court then adjourned the case till Wednesday as it was not the original bench which is hearing the case.

Farmers’ protest: Little headway, farmers insist on discussing guaranteed MSP

At the beginning of the meeting farmer leaders complained the panel of ministers about different government agencies harassing transporters and others who are supporting the protest.

Tomar highlighted the current paddy procurement under MSP is robust and the Centre has increased the number of purchase centres by 1.5 times of what it was last year.

Farmers’ protest: Farmers open to talks with govt, firm on stand against court-appointed panel

Meanwhile, the agriculture ministry has swung into action by making arrangement to hold the meeting of the SC-appointed committee at the earliest, indicating the government’s preference to this rout

The leaders decided to hold a sit-in during January 24-26 at Azad Maidan and march to the Governor’s House on the concluding day.

Farmers’ stir: Supreme Court stays farm laws, forms panel for talks

Orders continuation of MSP system, says farmers' lands are secured

The Bench also issued notice on an application by the Centre, through the Delhi Police, for an injunction order against farmers holding any tractor/trolley/vehicle march that may disrupt the Republic Day celebrations.

Most farmer unions won’t accept the court-appointed panel, vow to continue protest

“It is being done to buy time and farmer leaders are committed to listening to every farmer’s voice who wants nothing less than the repeal of the laws,” said a farmer leader after a meeting of t

The SC has formed a committee in its wisdom and farmer unions have nothing much to.

Farmers’ stir: SC says will stay the laws; govt, legal experts differ

Legal experts pointed out that generally the courts do not interfere with the government’s policy decisions, but they added that the court would have to intervene as the deadlock has been continuing

The order in this regard will be passed on Tuesday.

Government may make it optional for states to implement farm laws

Ahead of the next round of talks with the farmers, scheduled Friday, the government is considering to make the controversial implementation of the farm laws optional for the states to break the stalem

Cidco to hand over Navi Mumbai metro work to Maha Metro

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) is handing over the Navi Mumbai Metro Rail project to the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro).

Now, affordable becomes attractive for Haryana millennial homebuyers

The Haryana government has notified amendments to its affordable housing policy (AHP), 2013, with change in minimum area limit, project area limit, increase in commercial component and parking provisi

Property prices fall across most Indian cities, says Knight Frank report

Real estate across India’s top eight cities has become more affordable with property prices correcting and interest rates falling to multi-decade lows.

Maharashtra cuts levies on real estate developers by 50%

A move that could lead to reduction in prices of houses in Maharashtra, the state government, on Wednesday, cleared a proposal to cut levies on real estate by 50% until December 2021.

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Before next round of talks on January 8, farmers to hold tractor march tomorrow to intensify stir

Protesting farmers announced on Tuesday that they will now hold the tractor march on January 7 as part of their plan to intensify the stir.

In 2017, the government announced its intention to double farmers’ income (DFI) by 2022.

Supreme Court gives nod to Central vista redevelopment project

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave nod to the proposed multi-crore Central Vista redevelopment project that covers a three-km stretch from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in the heart of the capit

Gujarat institute making preventive medicine for Covid-19

Going by the current cost of Camostat Mesylate, it is around Rs 1 lakh per kg in India. If the drug is manufactured locally, the cost would be as low as Rs 20,000 per kg.

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