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Indian government invites protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday

NEW DELHI – India’s government invited protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns about new laws growers fear could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers. In a letter addressed to […]

Shed arrogance, give justice to farmers: Rahul to govt

New Delhi, Dec 1:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked the government to wake up and shed “arrogance” to provide protesting farmers their rights. Farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are holding protests at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre’s […]

India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 94.62 lakh; Nov saw over 30 pc decline in cases

New Delhi, Dec 1: India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 94.62 lakh with November registering over 30 per cent decline in both new deaths and cases as compared to October, while total recoveries surged to 88,89,585, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Tuesday The total coronavirus cases […]

Indian PM Modi refuses to back down on farm reforms despite huge protests

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday resisted calls for the repeal of farm reforms that have ignited the biggest protests by farmers in years around the national capital, saying they were being misled and that deregulation would benefit them. Thousands of people from the […]

From small businesses to farmers, middle India is driving demand

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – Manish Mehra, owner of Washex Hospitality, an industrial laundry service, recently flew from Delhi to Jodhpur, a city in north-western India, to win a contract to service a large, government-run hospital – a move essential to kickstarting his business. “For a new relationship it is […]

Indian farmers defiant against reform as Modi tries to calm anger

NEW DELHI – Thousands of Indian farmers, angry over reform of the agriculture sector, held a third day of protests on the outskirts of the capital on Sunday, blocking roads into the city and defying a government appeal to move to a designated site. The government on Saturday […]

Delhi set to record coldest November in at least a decade: IMD data

New Delhi, Nov 29: The national capital is all set to record coldest November in at least 10 years, with the mean minimum temperature for the month this year hovering around 10 degrees Celsius, according to India Meteorological Department data. In Delhi, the average minimum temperature for the month […]

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