Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Farmers not to sell produce for 10 days from June 1

    Ujjain: To protest government apathy and non-fulfilment of promises, farmers are readying for agitation once again. It is said that they would start their strike from June 1 and it will continue for 10 days. During this period, farmers will neither sell their produce in the mandis nor will they buy something from the city. It is also said that the farmers will not supply vegetable and milk in the cities during

  • Ujjain: Outrage in mandi as farmers protest against low purchase price of garlic

    Ujjain: Angry scenes prevailed at the Chimanganj Krishi Upaj Mandi on Monday, when farmers outraged over low purchasing prices of garlic by merchants under the Bhavantar Yojana, assembled at the mandi premises and shouted slogans, led by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh district secretary Bharat Singh Bains.

  • Maharashtra farmers’ protest: Farmers withdraw stir after Maha government promises to address demands in six months

    Mumbai: The farmers’ protest march has brought the State Govt on its knees. On Monday, clearly rattled by the agitation, the State Government gave an assurance to the farmers in writing that the demand for ownership rights to forest patches would be addressed within six months. These forest patches are mostly cultivated by tribals.

  • Maharashtra Kisan March: Farmers brave heat, blisters, during march

    Thane: Walking barefoot on the heated road in the scorching summer, the famers have demanded what is ‘right’ for them at the Assembly of Maharashtra. Braving the heat, these lakhs of farmers started on March 6, from Nashik reached Thane on Saturday night. The red workers had halted at Thane’s octroi yard and started their journey for Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. Assembled under the umbrella of Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, the farmers, daily

  • Mumbai: Kisan Sabha decides to reach Azad Maidan early morning, instead of halting overnight at Somaiya ground

    Mumbai: The Kisan Sabha, an umbrella outfit of the CPM which is spearheading the farmers protest, has decided to reach Azad Maidan early morning, instead of halting overnight at Somaiya ground at Chunabhatti. The organisers took the decision keeping in mind the sensibilities of citizens, especially the inconvenience the protest march may cause to students of tenth standard as there is a board examination on Monday.

  • Maharashtra farmers protest against agrarian distress

    Mumbai: A protest march by 30,000 farmers against the failure of the BJP-led government to address agrarian distress, that started from Nashik, reached Bhiwandi on Saturday.

  • Maharashtra govt is not serious over farmers’ march, says farmer leader Jayant Patil

    Mumbai: Despite Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) member Jayant Patil brought attention of the Upper House towards the massive Long March organised by All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) which began from Nasik on March 6 and will reach and gherao Vidhan Bhavan on March 12, the government seem to ignore towards agrarian distress.

  • Around 25,000 farmers set out on long march to Mumbai

    Nashik: Around 25,000 farmers today set out for Mumbai from Nashik in northern Maharashtra as part of a “long march” protest organised by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) for a complete loan waiver and other demands. The farmers from districts of Thane and Palghar on way to Mumbai are expected to join the march later. Addressing a huge gathering of farmers at the CBS chowk in central Nashik this evening, farmer

  • Bhopal: Farmers’ protest: Govt sits on CM’s promises

    Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made a string of announcements to douse flames of farmers’ protest that rocked the state in June this year. However, most of them are yet to be fulfilled. During day-long fast in Bhopal, following death of six farmers in police firing
    at Mandsaur, he had urged farmers to refrain from violence and maintain peace.

  • Mumbai: 2 cops suspended over farmers’ protests

    Mumbai: Two police officers have been suspended and one officer transferred for mismanaging protests of farmers, which led to vandalisation at Nevali near Kalyan last month. The farmers had protested on June 22, over the move of the Ministry of Defence’s acquisition of 1600 acre land for a defence airport requisitioned during World War 2 at Nevali.

  • Bhopal: CM wants cent per cent victory in civic polls

    Bhopal: After the announcement of urban civic body elections in scheduled areas of the state, the chief minister held a meeting with the BJP organisational leaders and SC, ST MLAs. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made winning the polls a prestige issue.

  • Bhopal: Want loan waiver or remunerative prices?

    Bhopal: Shaken by the violent and aggressive farmers’ protest in the state last month, the state government has embarked upon a massive damage-control exercise.  On Friday, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan interacted with farmers at a marathon session lasting over three hours. The venue was State Institute for Agriculture Extension and Training (SIAET), at Barkhedi Kalan on Bhadbhadha Road. Four farmers from each district had been summoned for the meet and the objective

  • Now, farmers unite against defence airport near Mumbai

    Mumbai: Thousands of angry farmers protesting against a proposed defence airport on the outskirts of Mumbai held up traffic, clashed with police and burned down four police vehicles on Thursday. At least 26 people — 12 policemen, 12 locals and two media persons — were injured in the violence.

  • Bhopal: Innocents in jails on grave charges

    Bhopal: Many of those who were arrested by the police during the farmers’ protest on June 9 at Fanda village, about 20 km away from Bhopal, are still in jail. The police allege that the accused were involved in rioting and stone pelting. However, their family members claim that they were all innocent.

  • Farmers protest, while BJP parties: NCP

    Mumbai: The NCP today claimed that the BJP threw a party in a five-star hotel over completion of three-years in power, even as farmers continued protests for a farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan committee recommendations. “While farmers are protesting for their rights across the country, the BJP government at the Centre and in the state seems to have adopted an insensitive stand over the issue,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told

  • Farmers’ stir in Maharashtra: Fadnavis may go in for mid-term polls

    The farmers’ protest in Maharashtra against the BJP Government to fulfil their demand including loan waiver is clearly unsettling anytime soon. And to add more fuel to this burning issue, BJP’s former ally Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana is openly supporting the farmers’ strike. However, to tackle this situation, CM Devendra Fadnavis is contemplating mid-term elections in the state.