Gargi Parsai

New Delhi: Several farmer leaders have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reject the recommendation of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) for commercial release of Bt brinjal.

objection: Farmers, farm labourers and members of farm organisations staging a demonstration in Madurai on Wednesday.

About 65 farmers have been detained by the police for demolishing structures on 13.2 acre panchayati land erected by a solar power company at Awan village, 16 km from here, today.

Facing water shortage, farmers led by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) today held a protest demanding release of water in Western Yamuna canal from Hamida headworks. In view of the BKU threat to open the gates of the headworks, a heavy police force was deployed at the headworks since morning.

CH Prashanth Reddy / Hyderabad April 14, 2009, 0:47 IST

They are displaced farmers and they know that their chance of getting elected is very remote. Yet, they have entered the electoral fray.

Chandigarh: The UT Administration on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 18.75 lakh per acre for the acquisition of land in Manimajra for the Phase III construction of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

The landowners, however, were a disgruntled lot after the announcement.

Chandigarh: A meeting of Markfed officials was held here on Tuesday. It was decided that the federation would be taking up the marketing of potatoes. However, a final decision in this regard was kept pending.

Parmindar Singh
Greater Noida, February 2

The district administration has arrested 162 agitating farmers of two villages, Dhada and Sakipur. The farmers were scheduled to go to Delhi to meet the President demanding bonus payment to be effective from 2005.

Farmers of Bagepalli, Gudibande and Gauribidanur taluks in Chikkaballapur district took out a protest rally against the Centre and State governments economic policies favouring the rich, on Thursday, under the aegis of Prantha Raitha Sangha.

The farmers have started a 24 -hour agitation in front of the deputy commissioner