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Punjab farmers take to streets against partial debt waiver

Unhappy with the partial farm loan waivers announced by the Punjab government last month, hundreds of farmers staged a State-wide protest on Wednesday by blocking roads, including State and National Highways, for about two hours at over 30 places. The protesters, associated with as many as seven farmers’ unions, accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of

Sukhbir Badal holds press conference in assembly gallery

Sukhbir Badal holds press conference in assembly gallery

Sukhbir Badal holds press conference: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said they had moved an adjournment motion on the debt waiver. On the sidelines of the second day of the Assembly Session, Sukhbir had press conference said the government had announced the waiver but had failed to implement it.“Farmers have become defaulters as

Punjab seeks Rs 2K cr from Centre to stop paddy straw burning

Punjab seeks Rs 2K cr from Centre to stop paddy straw burning

paddy straw burning: Punjab today sought Rs 2,000 crore from the central government for farmers so that they can remove paddy straw without burning it to check pollution and soil damage. The demand was raised by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh at a meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.Farmers in Haryana and

Farmer ends his life by hanging himself

Mewa Singh (24) committed suicide by hanging himself at home in Lehragaga village. Mewa Singh was the only brother of five sisters and the preparations of his sister’s marriage were going on, as the marriage was to be taken place on the next day.  Mewa Singh had taken the loan of five lakh for his

Punjab Govt. finding ways to suppress farmer’s loan waiver issue

Patiala: Punjab govt. had announced loan waiver for debt ridden farmers but haven’t implemented the decision yet. It has become a great problem for farmers as they have not paid back their loans to bank in a hope that govt. would waive off their loans. During this assembly elections in Punjab this year, Congress party

Farmers held protest against Navjot Singh Sidhu

Farmers held protest against Navjot Singh Sidhu. Farmers held protest outside Cabinet Minister’s house for not fulfilling the promises they made during the elections and not waiving off the debts.Initially, they were stopped by the police but they were later allowed to perform a peaceful protest. Farmers accused Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and the

Banks to meet expert panel on debt waiver on July 25

Amid majority of farmers stopping loan repayments, a Punjab government-appointed expert panel will meet bankers for the first time here on July 25 to seek suggestions on debt waiver.The meeting between the panel on loan waiver and bankers assumes significance as Congress led government was facing mounting pressure to implement the debt waiver, a key

Punjab Govt announces debt waiver only for drama: Farmer Union Lakhowal

Punjab Govt announces debt waiver only for drama: Farmer Union Lakhowal

The announcement of loan waiver of farmers by the Punjab government has been declared by the Indian Farmer Union Lakhowal as a Drama. He has protested against the announcement made by Captain. With this announcement, they have expressed doubts about the increased suicides of the farmers in Punjab. Ramkhan Singh Rama, the state vice president

Punjab Government delayed Farmer debt waiver matter

Punjab Government delayed Farmer debt waiver matter. Punjab Farmers’ debt is not waived yet. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is saying that decision will be taken in the same session for the debt waiver but this does not appear to be true.Punjab government has extended the term of committee formed to waive off the farmer’s