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Punjab Govt Sets Up Expert Panel On Farm Debt Waiver, To Seek Ways & Means For The Debt Waiver

The Punjab government lead by Capt Amarinder Singh here today has set up an Expert Group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt, and suggests ways and means for its waiver.

Punjab Govt. Orders Special Girdawari To Assess Damage To Wheat Crop Due to Hailstorm

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh here today has ordered a special girdawari (surveyorship) to assess the damage caused to the wheat crop due to hailstorm and nonseasonal rain across the state.

Punjab Farmers Should Be Compensated For Wheat Loss: H S Phoolka

Leader of Opposition in Punjab vidhan sabha and MLA from Dakha constituency H S Phoolka here today has asked the Punjab Government to give prompt and adequate compensation to Punjab Farmers whose wheat crop has been widely damaged due to

Farmer Who Consumed Poison in front of Punjab Finance Minister’s Residence Succumbs

Darshan Singh, 50, who had consumed poison in front of Punjab finance minister Parminder Dhindsa's residence on Monday (Dec. 19) died today at Rajindera Hospital, Patiala.

Agragarian Crisis: Farmer Consumes Poison in Front of Punjab Finance Minister Dhinsa’s Residence

As per the media reports a debt ridden farmer attempted suicide by consuming poison in front of Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa’s residence on De. 19 at around 1pm.

Badal gets “darshan” of Black Flags instead of the Sangat

Hundreds of farmers staged a protest against “sangat darshan” of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal at Bharowal village of the Khadoor Sahib Assembly constituency.

Punjab: CM Badal orders magisterial inquiry into 21 Feb. lathicharge on farmers at Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (February 26, 2014): It is learnt that the Punjab Chief minister Prakash Singh Badal has ordered a magisterial probe into the police lathicharge on agitating farmers February 21 during a protest staged by them outside the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) office, which claimed one life. The probe was reportedly ordered CM Badal on February 25.

Badals rolls out the red carpet for the controversial Gujarat CM Narendar Modi

Ludhiana, Punjab (February 23, 2014): While farmers from February 21 Amritsar rally mourn the death of an innocent protester the deputy Chief Minister of Panjab Sukhbir Singh Badal has claimed that the heavy handed approach adopted by the Panjab police was justified. Senior Badal however is busy preparing a lavish welcoming ceremony in Panjab for the Gujrat Chief Minister Narendar Modi.

Dal Khalsa condemns police for mercilessly thrashing protesting farmers

Amritsar, Punjab (February 22, 2014): A day after police mercilessly thrashed protesting farmers, the Dal Khalsa asked the Akali Dal government to stop the danda-raj in Punjab.

Stop terrorizing farmers, Sikh body tells CM Badal

Amritsar (October 14, 2011): Criticizing the state government for raining lathis on farmers protesting against the alleged forcibly acquired land at Gobindpura in Mansa area, the Dal Khalsa has asked the Akali-BJP government to stop the danda-raj in Punjab.

Sikh body blames Akalis, Congressmen for being pro-corporate sectors and anti-farmer

Amritsar (August 23, 2011): The radical Sikh body, Dal Khalsa, has also joined in blaming both the previous and present state government for their land acquisition policies.

Inquiry into land protest deaths must be thorough and fair: Amnesty International

New Delhi (August 10, 2011): The Government of Maharashtra must ensure a thorough and fair inquiry into deaths during a protest by farmers, Amnesty International said today, after at least three people were killed when police fired on the demonstration on a highway in western India.