The stir by Maharashtra's sugarcane farmers demanding higher prices for their crop has spread to more areas of the state’s western region.

The 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway, which will reduce commuting time between Greater Noida and Agra to a mere two hours, was inaugurated today by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav from Luc

Despite getting a cold shoulder from the farmers who boycotted Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) camps for acquisition of land for the proposed ring road project in majority of the zones, the civic body has once again announced to start the camp from October 12.

During 1859-61, a large portion of colonial Bengal became a site of contest between the indigo peasants and English planters, with the Bengali bhadralok and British officialdom as important stakeholders. On the face of it, the Indigo movement was against the oppressive and unremunerative system of indigo cultivation.

LUCKNOW: Even as the Uttar Pradesh government issued directives to the Divisional Commissioners and District magistrates (DMs) for evolving a consensus on the sugarcane farmers getting a price more than the State Advised Price (SAP), the growers have threatened to intensify their agitation. The cane farmers have demanded a price of Rs. 280 per quintal.

Difference in FRP and SAP to be paid by mills, not state govts.

To mollify political rivals and farmer lobbies, the Centre today swiftly moved to

New Delhi: No less than 12,000 farmers descended on the capital on Thursday to protest against the Centre

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NEW DELHI: The Central government took a small step backwards and the Opposition a similar step forward on Thursday on the sugarcane price issue, suggesting that an end could be found to the current agitation.

LUCKNOW: The rail and road traffic was badly hit in western UP on Monday when the farmers took to streets in protest against the low purchase prices of sugarcane fixed by the Centre and the state governments. The farmers blocked highways, damaged railway tracks, stopped trains and even set afire their crops in protest.

Western UP is witnessing a widespread farmers' resentment over non-remunerative prices for their sugarcane. The entire belt of western Uttar Pradesh is simmering with anger as the farmers are alleging that the prices of sugarcane have been fixed by the Government at the behest of the powerful sugarmill owners lobby.