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Consolidation of minority votes, farm protests worry Sangh ahead of elections | Latest News India

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is concerned about the impact the coalescence of the minority vote, which is believed to have contributed to the Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s win in West Bengal, and the continuing protests by a section of farmers against the new farm laws will have on the upcoming state elections, people aware of the matter said. The Sangh, ...

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No shortcomings in farm laws, but ready to discuss provisions: Tomar | Latest News India

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said that “there were no shortcomings” in the three farm laws against which a large number of farmers have been on protests since November-end last year, ruling out any possibility of repealing the three pieces of legislation. The minister, however, said the government was ready to talk to farm unions on any ...

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Ready for discussion on provisions of farm laws, says agriculture minister Tomar | Latest News India

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that the Centre is ready to resume talks with protesting farmer unions over provisions of the three contentious agricultural laws, though he ruled out a withdrawal of the reforms. Also Read : A year after being passed, farm laws continue to face protests “The Government of India is ready to have ...

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After meeting Bengal CM over farm laws, Rakesh Tikait gives a message to opposition | Latest News India

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, said today he told the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief that the country’s opposition is weak. Tikait has been leading the protests by farmers near the Delhi border seeking withdrawal of three farm laws passed by Parliament in September, 2020. “We said the opposition in the country ...

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Rakesh Tikait to meet Mamata Banerjee today as farmer leaders plan to intensify stir against farm laws | Latest News India

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait is expected to meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Wednesday. Tikait will discuss the strategy to further intensify the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new central farm laws, news agency ANI reported. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader will also congratulate Banerjee for her party Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) win in West Bengal ...

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A year after being passed, farm laws continue to face protests | Latest News India

New Delhi The three new agricultural laws to push reforms in the farm sector completed a year of being promulgated on Saturday, first as ordinances, but achieving little so far as millions of farmers continue to oppose them. The feisty protests by farmers, especially from food-bowl states, such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have brought cultivators and farm policies ...

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Tikait says farm laws will be gone by 2024, vows to fight till then | Latest News India

Rakesh Tikait, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, a key farm organisation behind the ongoing farmers’ agitation, celebrated his birthday on Friday with a vow to not rest until the three agricultural laws at the heart of protests were scrapped, but predicted the legislation would be gone by 2024. “(The) government will definitely agree to (scrap the laws). The laws ...

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Amid China’s high tariffs, India, Australia ramp up farm trade | Latest News India

India and Australia are deepening trade ties by providing greater access to each other’s markets and technologies, as the two nations — which have had disagreements in the past – look set to come closer in the backdrop of Australia’s escalating trade disruptions with China. Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his Australian counterpart David Littleproud held a virtual meeting ...

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UK cops stumble on Bitcoin mine while hunting for cannabis farm

“It’s certainly not what we were expecting,” Police Sergeant Jennifer Griffin, said in a statement Friday. “It had all the hallmarks of a cannabis cultivation set-up.” Bloomberg | PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 08:43 PM IST When British police raided a warehouse, they were expecting to find a cannabis farm. Instead they found banks of computers illegally siphoning the electricity ...

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Farm sector unscathed by 2nd Covid wave | Latest News India

India’s agriculture sector, which employs nearly half the country’s working population, appears to have been unscathed during the second national wave of Covid infections, just as it was during the first outbreak in 2020. The resilience will, in all likelihood, keep the farm growth rate in positive territory, cushioning rural incomes, even as the pandemic weighs on the broader economy, ...

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