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    Farmers, labour leaders renew call for reopening jute, sugar mills

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:12am on February 28, 2021

    Labour and farmer leaders on Saturday urged the government to reopen stateowned jute and sugar mills before the next parliament session or to face tough...

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    35 dead in Chad herder, farmer clashes

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 05:32pm on February 17, 2021

    Thirty-five people were killed in fighting in recent days between semi-nomadic herders and farmers in southeastern Chad, where clashes between the two communities are common,...

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    Sermons from left’s pulpit

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2021

    WHAT’S common between the ongoing assault on the farmers’ protest and the arrest of Disha Ravi, the 21-year-old climate activist from Bengaluru, and, simultaneously, the...

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    Indian villages support farmers’ protests

    Agence France-Presse . Makrauli | Updated at 11:01am on February 16, 2021

    Blasting catchy pro-farmer songs from a speaker, an electric-blue tractor rattled down an Indian village road collecting pails of milk — just some of the...

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    Climate activist arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:35pm on February 15, 2021

    An Indian climate activist has been arrested after she allegedly helped create a guide to the anti-government farmer protests that was tweeted by environmentalist Greta...

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    Huge police deployment counters Indian farmers protests

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:01am on February 07, 2021

    Tens of thousands of police were deployed across India on Saturday in a bid to smother new protests by farmers fighting government agriculture reforms. Ten...

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    Bias and judges

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2021

    IT IS a pity that India’s supreme court failed the nation during a grave crisis affecting the farmer citizen’s rights. It has propounded a doctrine...

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    67pc released to farmers in 8.5 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:21am on February 04, 2021

    The implementation of a Tk 5,000-crore special refinance scheme for the country’s agricultural sector has reached 67 per cent in eight and a half months...

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    Rihanna, Greta anger India by backing protesting farmers

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:33pm on February 03, 2021

    Pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg drew the ire of the Indian government Wednesday after they tweeted in support of the massive farmers’...

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    Twitter blocks India accounts on government order over farm protests

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:04am on February 02, 2021

    Twitter on Monday blocked scores of accounts and tweets in India at the government’s request, including those of a prominent news magazine and farmers staging...