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Seeking apology for past mistakes Badal family's biggest ever political drama-Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party member of parliament from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann on Saturday lashed out at Badals for again trying to befool people of state by creating drama of seeking apology for their past mistakes. Mann called the move of Badals to visit Sri Darbar Sahib and perform seva as their biggest ever political drama.

Better coordination between Punjab & Maharashtra can spell prosperity for sugarcane farming : Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: "A better coordination between Sugarcane Growers and Institutions related to sugarcane cultivation & sugar industry of Maharashtra and Punjab can play a major role to undertake futuristic planning in sugarcane farming and industry to tide over the prevailing crisis being faced by sugar farmers in the country thereby ensuring prosperity to those connected with the sector."  These views were expressed by S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Minister of Cooperation & Jails, Punjab during his visit to Vasant Dada Sugar Institute, Pune yesterday late evening.

Capt. backstabs farmers of state by aligning with sugar mill mafia: AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday criticized Capt. Amarinder Singh led Congress govt. for lodging FIR against 1600 farmers who were agitating against the owners of private sugar mills over delay in payment of their crop. The party threatened to gherao the residences of cabinet ministers and chief ministers if the cases against farmers were not dropped within a week.

Of a kingmaker, farmland fiction and start-ups

NEW DELHI:  Read a biography charting Mamata Banerjee's rise from a student leader to the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal and how she could be a possible "kingmaker" after the 2019 general elections; take in a novel set against the backdrop of old Punjab, early California and revolution-torn Mexico; read a fictional tale that pits debt-laden farmers against the political forces at work; and finally, get a peek into the world of start-ups in India.

Register cases against govt officials denying dues to farmers starting from top - Sukhbir Badal

BHOGPUR:  Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said cases should be registered against all government officials who had denied dues to sugarcane farmers starting from the top, even as he demanded the government take over private mills to ensure crushing of sugarcane and payment of farmer dues.

Punjab to pay Rs 25 per quintal extra to sugarcane farmers

CHANDIGARH:  In the backdrop of sugarcane farmers in the state protesting for the past several days, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced that it will pay Rs 25 per quintal extra to the farmers.

Punjab CM directs private sugar mills to start cane crushing immediately

CHANDIGARH: Giving a major relief to the agitating cane growers of Punjab, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to pay Rs.25 per quintal directly to the sugarcane farmers, while also announcing immediate release of Rs.65 crores towards the interest on loans taken by private sugar mill owners to clear pending dues of farmers.

On last day of election campaign, PM Modi launches all out attack on Congress in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: Hours before campaigning is to end in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a stinging attack on the Congress leadership, accusing party chief Rahul Gandhi and his family of corruption and crediting his government for catching Christian Michel, the middleman in the VVIP chopper scandal who was brought late last night from Dubai.

Punjab minister for direct marketing of milk to consumers, iliminating middlemen

CHANDIGARH: The direct marketing and home delivery of milk and milk products must be attained by our dairy farmers to enhance their source of income as well as to avoid exploitation by the middle man. It was disclosed here today by Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Dairy Development Minister Punjab Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu during addressing the seminar organized on the theme of sustainable dairy farming through indigenous breeds at AGROTECH-2018.

Heritage conservation also about local know-how: EU-India panel

NEW DELHI:  Cultural heritage is equally about community involvement and preserving traditional knowledge systems as about built heritage such as monuments. This was the crux of a panel discussion that opened a two-day conference on EU-India partnership on culture in the national capital.

Pawan Kalyan leads protest over drought

HYDERABAD:  Southern film superstar and politician Pawan Kalyan led a protest at Ananthapuram in Andhra Pradesh, against the drought situation in Rayalaseema.

Modi says Congress stopping him from hailing 'Bharat mata'

SIKAR ( RAJASTHAN):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged that the Congress party was trying to stop him from raising ‘Bharat mata ki jai slogan in election rallies.

Rs 1,064 for 750 kg onion: Nashik farmer sends money earned to PM Modi

MUMBAI: An onion-grower from Maharashtra who had to sell his produce for little over Rs 1 per kg has sent his earnings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark his protest.

I have delivered results, it shouldn’t be a black mark: Vasundhara Raje

JAIPUR: As she carries out whirlwind tours across Rajasthan coming to the fag end of the election campaign, chief minister Vasundhara Raje tells Urvashi Dev Rawal that there is no anti-incumbency and BJP will retain power based on the work done by the government in the last five years. Edited excerpts of the interview.

170.02 LMT Paddy Procured

CHANDIGARH: The Government agencies and private millers have procured 170.02lakh metric tonnes of paddy in Punjab till November 29.

No permission for farmers march, prepared to tackle crowd and traffic: Delhi Police

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have not granted permission to farmers to march from Ramlila Ground to the Parliament House on Friday, but have still geared up to handle the crowd and manage traffic disruptions if the protesters decide to go ahead anyway.

With photos, skulls and placards, thousands of farmers march to Parliament today

NEW DELHI: Ashwini’s father, D Ramesh, a cotton farmer, had committed suicide in 2003. Twelve years later, P Chandrayi, Ramiah’s father — also a cotton farmer —killed himself in 2015. Both the farmers died for the same reason—their inability to pay debts.

On new Karnataka reservoir over Cauvery, Tamil Nadu asks Supreme Court to step in

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK government on Friday approached the Supreme Court against the construction of reservoir across Cauvery at Mekedatu in Karnataka, asking the top court to order Karnataka to put on hold all plans to proceed with the reservoir and drinking water project.

Farmers march to Parliament today in Delhi; Arvind Kejriwal, Sharad Pawar expected to attend rally at Jantar Mantar

NEW DELHI: After braving the night’s cold at Ramlila Maidan, farmers, who have gathered in the national Capital from across the country, will march towards Parliament street for a rally on Friday morning.

Rajashan Congress manifesto: Farm loan waiver, free education for women and jobs

JAIPUR: The Congress on Thursday promised a loan waiver for Rajasthan farmers, free education for women and right to health in its manifesto released in the state capital for the ensuing assembly polls due on December 7.

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