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Rajasthan: Farmers' bodies call for shutdown in 45,000 villages on July 9

Rajasthan: Farmers' bodies call for shutdown in 45,000 villages on July 9

Several states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have waived farmers' loans.

Eggs hurled at Union Agriculture Minister's vehicle; 5 arrested

The incident took place when the union minister left the state guest house and was on his way to attend a programme on "Sabka Sath Sabka Bikas" in Jatani.

Mandsaur violence: Madhya Pradesh IG accepts police fired at farmers during protest

Mandsaur violence: Madhya Pradesh IG accepts police fired at farmers during protest

A day after Madhya Pradesh Home Minister denied reports of firing by local police on agitating farmers in Mandsaur, the IG (Law and Order) Makrand Devaskar admitted that police resorted to firing to gain control of the rioting mob during the protest at the Madhya Pradesh. 

EU promises more relief for crisis-hit farmers

EU promises more relief for crisis-hit farmers

Around 100 farmers protested as agriculture ministers gathered just six months after Brussels announced a 500-million-euro ($556 million) emergency package to tackle a crisis partly blamed on a Russian embargo.