Farmer groups reject Centre’s invite for ‘talks’ on agri laws

30 farmer groups decided that government’s approach seems to be ‘non-serious’ towards their concerns Farmer outfits in Punjab on Wednesday collectively turned down the invitation of the Central government to attend a meeting, slated for October 8, “to address the concerns” surrounding the three agriculture sector laws. Data | Farm …

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There will be competition to give better terms and prices to farmers: Sadananda Gowda

If farmers are harassed or private players take over benefits from them, the government will not keep quiet, says Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister A day after protests in Karnataka against the new farm sector laws, cleared by Parliament and given assent by the President, North Bengaluru MP and Union …

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First time in decades laws framed to benefit farmers, workers: PM Modi

Narendra Modi addresses BJP leaders, workers on104th birth anniversary of party’s ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a powerful defence of the three farm-related Bills and the Labour Codes dealing with long-pending reforms in the sector. He said it was the “first time in decades that …

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Parliament proceedings live updates | Rajya Sabha discusses the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill

The Parliament will function today sans Opposition parties. Opposition parties boycotted Parliament on Tuesday too, first walking out of Rajya Sabha in the morning and later from Lok Sabha at around 4 p.m., protesting against the flawed passage of the two farm bills in the Upper House on Sunday that …

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Farm Bills | Government should bring in another Bill or amend current one, says RSS-affiliate SJM

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), which is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has termed the three Farm Bills cleared by both Houses of Parliament amid much protest by the Opposition as good in intent, but that certain changes should be made to the Bills in order to offer protection …

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Eight Opposition MPs refuse to leave Rajya Sabha despite suspension

Lawmakers violated “rules and etiquettes” in their conduct with Deputy Chairman on Sunday, says Minister. Rajya Sabha on Monday suspended eight Opposition MPs for their “unruly” behaviour with Deputy Chairman Harivansh on Sunday during the debate and voting on the two farm sector Bills.  Chairman of Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah …

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Farm Bills | New reforms are road to 21st century India, says Modi

Farmers will have more options to sell their produce anywhere in the country, according to PM. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the new farm reform Bills passed in Parliament were “historic” and the road to 21st century India. He also said that earlier agriculture laws had chained …

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