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‘Cannot and will not repeal laws,’ says Centre as farm talks hit another stalemate – india news

The Union government has told protesting farm unions it “cannot and will not repeal” three contentious agricultural laws during the eighth round of talks which took place on Friday at the national capital’s Vigyan Bhavan, a farm leader told HT, deepening a stalemate between the two sides. The next round of talks is now slated to take place on January ...

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Farm laws: Centre, farmers’ unions leaders begin eighth round of talks – india news

The Centre and the representatives of agitating farmers’ unions on Friday began the eighth round of talks to resolve farmers’ concerns regarding the new farm laws. The meeting is currently underway as Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal reached Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi. Before the meeting, both farmers’ union leaders and Union agriculture minister Tomar on Friday expressed ...

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Nadda to launch new campaign on farm laws during Bengal visit – india news

Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda will visit West Bengal on Saturday to launch the party’s ‘Ek Muthi Chawal’ campaign to dispel the opposition’s allegations that the ruling party at the Centre is anti-farmers, a functionary familiar with the matter said. Nadda will also lead the party’s door-to-door canvassing ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections scheduled to take place ...

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Farm unions must be flexible | HT Editorial – editorials

On Friday, the government and protesting farm organisations will have the eighth round of talks to find a resolution to the standoff over the new farm laws. The agitation, led primarily by farmers from Punjab and Haryana, at Delhi’s borders, is now in its second month — and they have continued in severe cold, facing unseasonal rains, and at great ...

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Uttarakhand farmers take out tractor rally against farm laws in Kumaon – india news

Farmers in Uttarakhand’s US Nagar district took out a tractor parade against farm laws on Thursday. Farmers reiterated that they would not sit silent till the farm laws were withdrawn by the Narendra Modi government. Vikramjeet Singh, a farmer from Bazpur, said, “We are forced to come on the roads instead of working in agricultural fields as the Modi government ...

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Understanding the rationale of farm protests – analysis

The recently enacted farm laws and the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act by the Union government has led to a standoff with no resolution in sight. Farmer organisations and several state governments had conveyed their opposition to the laws at the time of the promulgation of the ordinances. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government, which exhibits disdain ...

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SC to take up letter on farm stir as PIL – india news

New Delhi An open letter written to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) against attempts being made to paint the protesting farmers as separatists has been converted into a public interest litigation and is expected to be heard by the Supreme Court in the coming days. The letter written by 35 students of Panjab University’s Centre for Human Rights and ...

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‘Farmers were adamant on demand for repeal of farm laws’: Union minister Narendra Tomar on why talks failed – india news

The government said on Monday that the seventh round of talks with the farmers remained inconclusive because the protesters were adamant over withdrawal of the three farm laws. Union agriculture minister Narendra Tomar said that he is “hopeful” that a conclusion will be found in the next round of talks which will be held on January 8. “We wanted farmer ...

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Farmers protest LIVE updates: Govt, farm union leaders to meet today, borders remain affected – india news

In their seventh attempt to end the logjam over the three farm laws, ministers representing the central government and 40 farm union leaders are set to hold talks in Delhi on Monday. Two key demands of the farmers are expected to be on the table for consideration by the government. Upping the ante, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the platform of farm ...

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Farmers’ protest LIVE Updates: Rajasthan Congress leaders to protest against farm laws – live update

Farmer unions said on Saturday that the protesting farmers- who have been camping at border points near Delhi and neighbouring states- would enter the national capital on Republic Day (January 26) and hold a tractor march if their demands for a repeal of the farm laws and ensuring a legal guarantee of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) are not accepted. ...

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