#Farm Bills

.Delhi, India
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait holds a spade during farmers' ongoing protest at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Saturday. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • Rakesh Tikait revealed plans by farmers to hold meetings in Prime Minister Modi’s home state Gujarat
  • The government has been telling farmer unions to consider an option other than the repeal of the laws
  • Tikait said the government will have to talk with the farmer unions' committee

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Lok Sabha proceedings on Wednesday will begin at 4 pm. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Narendra Modi will reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's address
  • Rahul Gandhi will lead the Opposition's charge against the government over the farm laws
  • BJP has issued a three-line whip to its Lok Sabha MPs to be present in the House on Wednesday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a dig at 'career protesters'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • PM Modi spoke in the Rajya Sabha on the farmers' protest during the motion of thanks to the President's speech.
  • He spoke on the new farm laws and the protests that they have triggered with farmers seeking repeal of the laws
  • He said that the term FDI has a new meaning now 

.Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Naresh Tikait along with other leaders during a 'Maha Panchayat', organised to mobilise support for the farmers' agitation in Ghazipur against Centre's farm laws, in Muzaffarnagar, Friday, Jan. 29. 2021. (

  • The mahapanchayat was called by BKU national president Naresh Tikait over the developments in Ghazipur
  • BKU leader Rakesh Tikait broke down at the protest site in Ghazipur
  • The local authorities had asked the protesters to vacate the site by Thursday midnight or they would be forcibly removed

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The raids were conducted after CBI received several complaints regarding 'irregularities' in FCI godowns. (Photo Credit: UnSplash)

  • The raids began on Thursday night, with CBI teams, along with CRPF personnel, swooping on the godowns
  • The state government was reportedly not informed of the action, reports The Tribune
  • The raids come amid a face-off between the farmers and the government over new farm laws

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan 28, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Farmers are staying put at the UP Gate in Ghazipur that borders with Delhi since November 28
  • BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said, "I will commit suicide but won't end protest until the farm bills are repealed"
  • Rakesh Tikait said that armed goons were sent to the Ghazipur protest site

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
: Farmers during their ongoing protest against the Center's new farm laws at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • The Delhi Police on Wednesday registered FIR against 22 people
  • The FIR has been registered in connection with the violence at Republic Day tractor rally by farmers
  • The FIR includes names of farmer leaders Darshan Pal, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Left) A cop swinging his baton on an elderly during farmers' protest in December last year. (Right) The rogue farmers hoisting a religious flag at the top of the dome on the Red Fort. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The tractor rally was planned on Republic Day by farmers’ groups to show the collective strength of their cause.
  • Violence occurred after a bunch of protesting 'farmers' broke through police barricades and  stormed the iconic Red Fort.
  • Over 80 policemen were injured in the clashes at several places in Delhi

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their ongoing agitation over new farm laws, at Tikri border in New Delhi. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • It was due to the Delhi Police’s “actions” that antisocial elements entered the parade, Rakesh Tikait
  • Bharatiya Kisan Union national spokesman alleged that Delhi Police had wrongly placed barricades
  • Tikait urged protesting farmers to keep themselves away from violence

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Incentivise food processing, said an expert, ahead of the presentation of Union Budget. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 1
  • Centre should promote the domestic production of oilseeds to reduce the import of cooking oil, an expert said
  • Budget will be presented at a time when farmers are protesting against Centre's three farm laws