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Bharat Bandh today: Banks, transport, petrol pumps likely to be affected on 8 December
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Bharat Bandh today: Banks, transport, petrol pumps likely to be affected on 8 December

The call for Bharat Bandh was given by All India Kisan Federation president Prem Singh Bhangu after the fifth round of talks between farmers' leaders and the Centre failed. The sixth round of talks is slated to occur on 9 December

Punjab farmers to lift rail blockade from Monday, but threaten to return if concerns not addressed in 15 days
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Punjab farmers to lift rail blockade from Monday, but threaten to return if concerns not addressed in 15 days

Protests at toll plazas, outside railway stations, shopping malls and residences of BJP leaders will continue, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) said

Protesting farmers lift blockade from Delhi-Amritsar railway tracks after court directs Punjab govt to look into demands
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Protesting farmers lift blockade from Delhi-Amritsar railway tracks after court directs Punjab govt to look into demands

Farmers squatting on the Amritsar-Delhi rail tracks called off their agitation following the intervention of the high court, which asked the state government to look into their demands

Farmers protest Narendra Modi's 'non-committal' stand on farm loan waivers, to go on strike on 8 and 9 January
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Farmers protest Narendra Modi's 'non-committal' stand on farm loan waivers, to go on strike on 8 and 9 January

AIKS called for 'Gramin Bharat Bandh' on 8 and 9 January, which has been supported by the Bhumi Adhikar Sabha, an outfit demanding land for poor farmers for agricultural purposes.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar calls farmers' 10-day protest 'issue-less'; says organisers only hurting rural income
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar calls farmers' 10-day protest 'issue-less'; says organisers only hurting rural income

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday mocked the 10-day farmers' protest that has been launched across seven states in the country by calling it "issue-less".

Farmers plan mega protest: Making right noises not enough, agriculture needs renewed focus by govt
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Farmers plan mega protest: Making right noises not enough, agriculture needs renewed focus by govt

Government needs to ensure price support for farmers in case of glut, outside of MSP

Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Hardik Patel says government shouldn't compel farmers to become Naxals
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Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Hardik Patel says government shouldn't compel farmers to become Naxals

Mandsaur: Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel said the government shouldn't "compel farmers to become Naxals".

Marathwada Diary: Farmers' distress goes beyond weather patterns, to intensify protests if demands not met by 25 July
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Marathwada Diary: Farmers' distress goes beyond weather patterns, to intensify protests if demands not met by 25 July

Why did the farmers’ strike break out now and not during years of drought in Marathwada? Agriculture experts point out that the timing proves how agrarian distress is much more than weather patterns – it is rooted in policies that result in water mismanagement and rising input costs, amid an absence of fair credit systems or support prices.

Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Complete debt of 36 lakh cultivators will be written off, says Devendra Fadnavis
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Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Complete debt of 36 lakh cultivators will be written off, says Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis Sunday said around 36 lakh farmers in the state, covered under the recently announced farm loan waiver scheme, will have their entire debt waived

Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Less than 15 lakh farmers will benefit from scheme, claims Congress
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Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Less than 15 lakh farmers will benefit from scheme, claims Congress

The Maharashtra Congress Saturday claimed that less than 15 lakh farmers will get the benefit of the farm loan waiver scheme announced by the state government

Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: State govt announces bank account to receive donations
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Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: State govt announces bank account to receive donations

Faced with financial constraints after announcing the "biggest ever" farmers' loan waiver in the country, the Maharashtra government has decided to open a separate bank account to receive donations for the scheme from people

Farmers' unrest: Amarinder Singh says Punjab loan waiver process will start within two months
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Farmers' unrest: Amarinder Singh says Punjab loan waiver process will start within two months

Assuring an early notification to implement the recent budget decision, Amarinder Singh said the farmers whose loans have been waived in Punjab stood immediately exempt from repayment of their debts

Yogi Adityanath seeks bank cooperation in implementing loan waiver scheme for farmers
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Yogi Adityanath seeks bank cooperation in implementing loan waiver scheme for farmers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday urged bank officials to not issue any notice or take action against farmers benefiting from the crop loan waiver scheme.

Agrarian crisis: Debt-ridden farmer ends life in Chhattisgarh
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Agrarian crisis: Debt-ridden farmer ends life in Chhattisgarh

A 55-year-old tribal farmer allegedly committed suicide in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district reportedly because of debt burden, officials said on Friday.

Madhya Pradesh farmers' stir: Ex-Mandsaur district collector, former SP suspended
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Madhya Pradesh farmers' stir: Ex-Mandsaur district collector, former SP suspended

A fortnight after five farmers were killed in police firing in Mandsaur district, three senior officers, including the then collector Swatantra Kumar Singh and SP OP Tripathi, were suspended on Wednesday "for failing to maintain law and order".

Farmers' agitation: Modi govt running from its responsibility, says Punjab Congress
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Farmers' agitation: Modi govt running from its responsibility, says Punjab Congress

The Congress on Tuesday termed Punjab's farm loan waiver as a "historic step" and accused the Modi government of running away from its responsibility towards the debt-ridden farmers, demanding that it replicate the step taken by its state government.

Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Three end lives in 24 hours, suicide toll at 15 since 8 June
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Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Three end lives in 24 hours, suicide toll at 15 since 8 June

Three farmers allegedly ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh in the past 24 hours due to distress over debts, taking the suicide toll in the state since 8 June to 15.

Arvind Kejriwal claims BJP told SC it won't implement Swaminathan Committee report
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Arvind Kejriwal claims BJP told SC it won't implement Swaminathan Committee report

Arvind Kejriwal said that the BJP has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court, stating that it won't implement the Swaminathan Committee report, which promises 50 percent profit to farmers

Farmers' strike: Over 100 booked for blocking national highway during protest in Haryana
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Farmers' strike: Over 100 booked for blocking national highway during protest in Haryana

More than 100 people were booked by the police on Friday for allegedly blocking national highway at various places during farmers protest in Haryana.

Farmers' strike: Protesters block national highways, plan to perform 'shavasana' on International Yoga Day
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Farmers' strike: Protesters block national highways, plan to perform 'shavasana' on International Yoga Day

Indian farmers have now resorted to blocking national highways to further shed light on their cause.