‘I Stand With Farmers’: Lily Singh makes statement at Grammys

LOS ANGELES: Comedian Lilly Singh, one of the most vocal voices in support of the ongoing farmers protest in India, used the global stage of the 63rd Grammy Awards to highlight the agitation. The Indian-origin comedian arrived on the Grammys

Problems of farmers

Agriculture is considered the backbone of Pakistan’s economy and accounts for18.9% of the GDP and employs 42.3% of labour force. The sector directly supports three-quarters of the country’s population, employs half the labour force and contributes a large share of

Indian women leading farmers’ protests featured on TIME cover

NEW YORK: Indian women farmers protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agricultural laws at New Delhi’s borders for over three months have been featured on the international cover of renowned American TIME magazine’s latest edition. The article – ‘I Cannot

Ad supporting Indian farmers’ protest aired during Super Bowl

NEW YORK: An advertisement in support of the farmers’ protest in India was aired during the Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League played this year in Tampa, Florida. The Super Bowl is the biggest and

Indian police block roads in Delhi to stop farmers disrupting budget day

NEW DELHI: Indian police and paramilitary dug ditches and spread razor wire across main roads into New Delhi on Monday to prevent protesting farmers from entering the capital as the finance minister delivered the government’s annual budget in parliament. Internet

Dutch court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers for oil leaks

AMSTERDAM: A Dutch court has ordered Shell to compensate Nigerian farmers for oil spills that polluted swathes of their land in the Niger Delta. After 13 years of legal battles, an appeals court in The Hague ruled that Shell’s Nigerian

Indian farmers’ protests

India’s Republic Day celebrations were overshadowed by thousands of farmers who burst through police barriers to protest against new farm laws right in the heart of the nation’s capital. This was perhaps the biggest challenge the Modi government has faced

In pictures: Farmers enter Red Fort on India’s Republic Day

NEW DELHI: Tens of thousands of farmers protesting against agricultural reforms have fought through police barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi’s historic Red Fort complex. They were on foot and in tractors – part of a huge rally that

Indian police fire tear gas as protesting farmers enter New Delhi’s Red Fort

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades on Tuesday to enter the historic Red Fort complex in the capital and hoist flags after clashing with police, who fired tear gas to restrain them. Growers, angered

Indian police allow protesting farmers into New Delhi on Republic Day

NEW DELHI: Police in Indian capital New Delhi will allow thousands of protesting farmers to drive through the city after this week’s Republic Day military parade despite security concerns. The police statement comes after India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday declined

No farmers, no food – The need for an agriculture policy

The second ‘Kissan Day’ was observed to highlight the role of farmers in the economic prosperity of Pakistan. Having a special day for farmers recognises and honours their role and contributions to the national economy. Pakistan is still primaraily an

Farmers’ protest in India – Will it strength the Khalistan movement?

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi have been protesting for more than a week against controversial laws. The protestors have launched a “Bharat Bandh” (nationwide general strike) to demand the scrapping

Farmers protest in Lahore to raise support prices of crops

LAHORE: The farmers under the banner of Kisan Ittehad Pakistan resumed their sit-in on Wednesday after a late-night police crackdown on protesters. The Kisan Ittehad had announced to stage a protest outside the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday demanding increased support

Prices of laser land leveller hiked in Punjab govt’s subsidy scheme

LAHORE: The Punjab government is allegedly involved in massive financial embezzlement amounting to Rs2.37 billion over the provision of subsidies to farmers to purchase laser land levellers during the harvest season. The Punjab Food Department had announced to provide 1700

PM assures farmers access to Sehat Health Cards

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured small farmers access to Sehat Health Cards and educational scholarships through the Ehsaas program. Imran Khan posted a tweet in which the prime minister reiterated his commitment to facilitating farmers in increasing their

Restoring agriculture sector for farmers is govt’s top priority: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that restoring the agriculture sector for farmers was the government’s top priority. The prime minister while chairing a meeting regarding the fixation of the sugarcane price in Islamabad today directed concerned authorities to