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'Wise words from a big-hearted leader...': Varun Gandhi tweets Vajpayee's speech backing farmers
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'Wise words from a big-hearted leader...': Varun Gandhi tweets Vajpayee's speech backing farmers

The BJP MP tweeted a speech of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1980 in which he warns the then Indira Gandhi government against repressing farmers

'Farm laws have been stayed, what are you protesting against?': SC asks Kisan Mahapanchayat
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'Farm laws have been stayed, what are you protesting against?': SC asks Kisan Mahapanchayat

The top court was hearing a plea on Monday filed by a farmers’ body protesting against the three new farm laws and seeking directions to allow and stage ''satyagrah'' at Jantar Mantar

Agitating farmers insist on legalising parali but rampant stubble burning violates Article 21
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Agitating farmers insist on legalising parali but rampant stubble burning violates Article 21

Considering the precarious situation, allowing the demand of the so-called farmers to burn crop as a matter of right is an unrestricted and blatant violation of the fundamental right to life of all residents of Delhi-NCR

Haryana suspends mobile internet in five districts ahead of farmers protest today; Section 144 imposed in Karnal
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Haryana suspends mobile internet in five districts ahead of farmers protest today; Section 144 imposed in Karnal

Protesting farmers have called for a gherao of mini-secretariat in Karnal Tuesday over the 28 August lathicharge where over 10 protesters were injured

Farm laws will destroy food security system, hurt rural economy, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha
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Farm laws will destroy food security system, hurt rural economy, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Rahul also led MPs from the Congress, TMC, and DMK to observe a two-minute silence as a tribute to the farmers who lost their lives during the protest

Will hold R-Day tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road, insist farmers; no breakthrough in talks with police
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Will hold R-Day tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road, insist farmers; no breakthrough in talks with police

The Delhi police sought to convince the farmer unions to hold their tractor rally on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway instead of the busy Outer Ring Road, but the farmers stuck to their demand

SC tells Centre to suspend implementation of farm laws, but judicial precedents call for caution in ordering interim stay
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SC tells Centre to suspend implementation of farm laws, but judicial precedents call for caution in ordering interim stay

The presumption of constitutionality implies that courts should not interfere with the will of the legislature unless there are compelling reasons to do so

Centre, farmers set to resume talks over agri laws, MSP today; protesters endure heavy rains, cold weather
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Centre, farmers set to resume talks over agri laws, MSP today; protesters endure heavy rains, cold weather

Last week, farmers had said that they will start shutting all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the government fails to resolve their main demands in the 4 January meeting

Farmers' Protests: Centre, farmers to hold next round of talks on Wednesday; agri laws and MSP to be discussed
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Farmers' Protests: Centre, farmers to hold next round of talks on Wednesday; agri laws and MSP to be discussed

Meanwhile, a group of farmers raised slogans against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and tried to gherao him when he visited Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab

JP Nadda slams Rahul Gandhi over criticism of farm laws, posts Congress leader's LS speech targetting middlemen
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JP Nadda slams Rahul Gandhi over criticism of farm laws, posts Congress leader's LS speech targetting middlemen

Rahul in a 2015 speech said farmers would not lose money paying commissions to middlemen if they could sell their produce directly to buyers

Narendra Modi pays tribute to Guru Gobind Singh in Mann Ki Baat address; hails success of 'vocal for local' campaign
India

Narendra Modi pays tribute to Guru Gobind Singh in Mann Ki Baat address; hails success of 'vocal for local' campaign

Modi also spoke about his government's 'vocal for local' campaign and said that it has received widespread support from people

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLAs tear copies of farm laws in Delhi Assembly; Opposition decries 'cheap theatrics'
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Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLAs tear copies of farm laws in Delhi Assembly; Opposition decries 'cheap theatrics'

Both the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP pointed out that Delhi was one of the first to notify the contentious Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020 in November. The law allows sale of produce outside APMC mandis.

Supply chain inefficiencies must be fixed to bring agri-reform benefits to all farmers, says ex-Karnataka price commission chief
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Supply chain inefficiencies must be fixed to bring agri-reform benefits to all farmers, says ex-Karnataka price commission chief

While APMCs in Karnataka have flaws, one should not use that as an excuse to advocate a total death knell to the APMC system, said Dr Prakash Kammardi

Ex-Indian diplomats slam Justin Trudeau for supporting farmers' protest, say statements 'uncalled for'
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Ex-Indian diplomats slam Justin Trudeau for supporting farmers' protest, say statements 'uncalled for'

The Indian Ambassadors Group claimed that Canada's support has led to the protesters to "toughening their stand" and adopting an "all or nothing" approach

Farmers' protest: 'Won't accept anything less than' withdrawal of farm laws, says BKU leader as deadlock continues
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Farmers' protest: 'Won't accept anything less than' withdrawal of farm laws, says BKU leader as deadlock continues

The government on Thursday asked farmer groups to reconsider its amendments to the laws and said it was open to discussing its offer further

Don't test tolerance of farmers, protest could spread to other places, Sharad Pawar tells Centre
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Don't test tolerance of farmers, protest could spread to other places, Sharad Pawar tells Centre

Pawar added that the farm bills were passed in a "hurried" manner in the Parliament, despite the Opposition parties calling for a detailed discussion on them

It's time to revisit repealed APMC and the lost cause of fair crop procurement in Bihar
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It's time to revisit repealed APMC and the lost cause of fair crop procurement in Bihar

In Bihar as well as in the country, the need of the hour is to revisit the old decisions and make course corrections

Bharat Bandh: APMCs remain shut in many parts of Maharashtra; some retail shops also remain closed
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Bharat Bandh: APMCs remain shut in many parts of Maharashtra; some retail shops also remain closed

Police officials said public services were affected in Thane and Palghar cities, which fall under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Several US lawmakers voice support for agitating farmers in India, say govt must hold 'productive' talks with them
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Several US lawmakers voice support for agitating farmers in India, say govt must hold 'productive' talks with them

'Punjabi farmers must be allowed to protest peacefully against their government without fear of violence,' Republican lawmaker Doug LaMalfa said

UK High Commission says 'in touch' with Indian counterpart after London protest in support of farmers' agitation
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UK High Commission says 'in touch' with Indian counterpart after London protest in support of farmers' agitation

Thousands of protesters from various parts of the UK held a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission on Sunday as a show of support for farmers agitating against the Centre's new farm laws