farmers

East Africa's locust outbreak continues into a 2nd year but rains bring in little hope

It's the beginning of the planting season in Kenya, but the delayed rains have brought a small amount of optimism in the fight against the locusts, though farmers still worry about their crops.

published on : 8th April 2021

Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar - 'Puppets' of Modi government?: Sonu Sood, Taapsee, others take a dig at Bollywood, cricketers

A clear divide between Bollywood celebrities was visible as Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker, Siddharth criticised similarly worded tweets by stars like Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn in response to pop star Rihanna's post drawing attention to the farmers' agitation in India.

published on : 5th February 2021

Twitter war: Who are the international celebrities supporting the farmers' protest in Delhi? Meet Rihanna's band of 'propagandists' here

Greta Thunberg, Mia Khalifa and US vice-president Kamala Harris's niece lawyer Meena Harris were among international celebrities who tweeted in support of the ongoing protest by Indian farmers against the Centre's Farm Laws. While the nation stands divided over foreigners extending support to India's internal issue, here are the major public figures who decided to rally behind the ongoing protest at the borders of Delhi. 

published on : 4th February 2021

In Pics | After over 60 days of wait, protesting farmers enter Delhi on Republic Day amidst chaos

After 60 days of protesting and 11 meetings with government, the farmers entered Delhi city after a planned Tractors' rally went out of hand. With Delhi police restricting their entry, clashes broke out with cops and in the melee, one farmer died. Here are some pictures that tell the tale which unfolded in parallel with the Republic Day celebrations.

published on : 26th January 2021

It's our way or the highway: Angry Indian farmers besiege Delhi

The farmers are protesting new laws they say will result in their exploitation by corporations, eventually rendering them landless. PM Narendra Modi's government, rattled by the growing rebellion, insists the reforms will benefit them. But the farmers aren’t yielding.

published on : 8th December 2020

In pics | Take a look at how farmers are braving cold and COVID during protest

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states have been protesting outside Delhi demanding changes in the new farm laws. The protests have garnered attention from all over the world. Here are some pictures taken by TNIE photojournalists showing how the farmers are surviving on the streets during their protest.

published on : 3rd December 2020

'Delhi Chalo' Explainer: All you need to know about the farmers' protest

Thousands of farmers have reached the national capital on their tractor-trolleys and other vehicles, responding to the 'Delhi Chalo' call against the agri-marketing laws enacted at the Centre in September. Here is all you need to know about the farmers' protest.

published on : 29th November 2020

Balle, balle! This should whe(a)t all roti lovers' appetites

Faced with bumper production of wheat in an election year, the Government on 27 April 2019 raised the import duty on wheat to 40 % from an already high 30% to discourage millers from buying wheat from abroad. (Photo | PTI)

published on : 27th April 2019

#DilliChalo: Tamil Nadu farmers join rally in Delhi, start naked protest

The farmers sporting dark green flags and adorned in the colour in an effort to make themselves heard have started naked protest in the capital.

published on : 30th November 2018

Farmers march towards Delhi, demands range from farm loan waiver to cut in fuel prices

The Kisan Kranti Yatra, which began from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on September 23, was joined by farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 2nd October 2018

Maharashtra farmers’ agitation called off as Fadnavis government accepts demands

Over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra, embarked on a `Long March' from Nashik on March 6 to press their various demands, arrived in Mumbai on Monday, 12th March.

published on : 12th March 2018

Karnataka farmers call for bandh over Mahadayi river water dispute

The protesters held banners and raised slogans against the government. Terming the bandh as a "warning bell" to the state and central governments, the farmers demanded a solution at the earliest.

published on : 27th December 2017