How Indian farmers’ protest turned into a country-wide movement

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Published: September 10, 2021 10:18:17 | Updated: September 10, 2021 20:43:02 A group of influential farmer leaders ratcheted up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to roll back three new farm laws by organising a mammoth rally in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh last week, Reuters reports. After the successful mass meeting – […]

In Pictures: Defiant Indian farmers rally against farm laws

In Pictures: Defiant Indian farmers rally against farm laws

Hundreds of thousands of farmers have gathered in India’s most populous state, the biggest rally yet in a months-long series of demonstrations to press Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to repeal three new agricultural laws. More than 500,000 farmers attended Sunday’s rally in northern Uttar Pradesh state’s Muzaffarnagar district, according to local police. Chanting “farmer-labourer, […]

Indian farmers stage huge rally against agriculture laws | DW | 05.09.2021

A farmer sits on his tractor at a protest in Muzaffarnagar, India

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers joined a major rally Sunday in defiance of three agricultural laws introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Farmers’ groups called the meeting in the city of Muzaffarnagar, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh — India’s most populous and politically significant state. Organizers said it was their biggest rally […]

Indian wheat exports gain as global prices surge

Indian wheat exports gain as global prices surge

  Wheat exports from India have increased sharply and are bound to do well this fiscal as global supplies have been affected by lower production in the US, Russia and Canada, industry and trade officials said. “Exports could be anywhere between 2.5 million tonnes (mt) and three mt this fiscal as there is good demand […]

Indian rice exporters offer discount to resolve dispute with Vietnam buyers

Indian rice exporters offer discount to resolve dispute with Vietnam buyers

Indian rice exporters are offering discounts of over $100 a tonne (approximately ₹7,500) to resolve their dispute with Vietnam buyers as they don’t want to drag the issue further and lose more money. “Indian exporters are offering the discounts because there is a fear that they would be left paying huge demurrage charges if the […]

Indian mining state shifts from coal to forest fruits and flowers

A group of women collecting mahua flowers near Budhiarmari village in Chattisgarh state, India, Nov 13, 2020. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Purushottam Thakur

For decades, mining has eaten into the forests of mineral-rich Chhattisgarh. But as the state moves away from opening coal mines, authorities have introduced measures to boost output of forest goods – from tamarind to cashew nuts and medicinal seeds. “The setting of a minimum price has meant that middlemen and traders have to pay […]

Bangladesh boom fuels Indian exports

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NEW DELHI : Bangladesh jumped four notches to become India’s fifth-largest export destination in the year ended 31 March as exports to many of the nation’s traditional markets shrank because of the pandemic while its eastern neighbour continued to report economic growth. Exports to Bangladesh grew 11% in the previous fiscal year even as India’s […]

After Hasina sends mangoes, Tripura CM to send queen pineapple to Bangladesh PM

After Hasina sends mangoes, Tripura CM to send queen pineapple to Bangladesh PM

Three days after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent a goodwill gift of 300 kg ‘Haaribhanga’ mangoes, a special variety of the fruit grown there, to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the state government Friday said it would send its state fruit ‘queen pineapple’ to the country as a return gift. Over 650 kg […]

Modi ‘overhauls’ Indian cabinet

Modi ‘overhauls’ Indian cabinet

36 new faces sworn in; seven cabinet ministers sacked Our Correspondent, New Delhi Thu Jul 8, 2021 05:24 AM File photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “> File photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday carried out a major expansion and reshuffle of his council of ministers inducting […]

Mango diplomacy: Bangladesh PM Hasina sends mangoes to Indian leadership

Mango diplomacy: Bangladesh PM Hasina sends mangoes to Indian leadership

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina has sent 2600 kg of Haribhanga mangoes to the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She also sent mangoes to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Tripura CM Biplab Deb in what is seen as Dhaka’s Mango diplomacy. Also read | Bangladesh’s virus hotspot gasps for air […]