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Angry farmers take on police at Expressway


September 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are taking the Yamuna Expressway in the hope of reaching Agra in 90 minutes from Delhi, be prepared to take the U-turn and find ... Read more...

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Farmers protest as Yamuna Expressway opens


August 9th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) Angry farmers with black flags demonstrated in Agra to protest the opening of the 165-km Yamuna Expressway without the Uttar Pradesh government fulfilling their demands, which ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified Bt cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US ... Read more...

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Four killed in police firing near Pune (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 9 (IANS) Three men and a woman were killed near here Tuesday when police fired at thousands of farmers who blocked highways and turned violent to protest government ... Read more...

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An IAS officer restores peace in troubled NOIDA


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Aug 3 (IANS) Displaying a commitment rarely seen these days, a senior bureaucrat here has brought peace to scores of villages where angry farmers who lost their land had ... Read more...

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No forcible land acquisition - Mayawati’s new deal for farmers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday tried to placate angry farmers saying that under a new acquisition policy no land would be forcibly taken from ... Read more...

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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi’s Greater Noida visit


May 11th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday slammed the visit by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to Bhatta Parsaul village in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, ... Read more...

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BJP calls shutdown in Greater Noida, other areas


May 10th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, May 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday called for a shutdown in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Budh Nagar district to protest police action on farmers.BJP's district ... Read more...

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Politics over farmer’s agitation, opposition slams Mayawati (Roundup)


May 9th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida/Lucknow/New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Massive security arrangements by the Uttar Pradesh administration saw agitating farmers in Greater Noida lying low Monday after two days of violence that ... Read more...

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Farmers clash with Indian police over new expressway


May 9th, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Angry farmers on Sunday went on a rampage in northern India as they continued protesting against the state's government's land policies, the Hindustan Times reported.Farmers pelted ... Read more...

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Farmers’ fury spreads, death toll four (Fourth Lead, correcting designation in para 4)


May 9th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/Agra/Greater Noida, May 8 (IANS) Farmers' fury over land takeover spread Sunday to Agra and Aligarh districts in Uttar Pradesh as the number of dead in clashes with security ... Read more...

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Farmers’ fury spreads, death toll four (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/Agra/Greater Noida, May 8 (IANS) Farmers' fury over land takeover spread Sunday to Agra and Aligarh districts in Uttar Pradesh as the number of dead in clashes with security ... Read more...

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Farmer fury spreads, death toll is four (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Greater Noida, May 8 (IANS) Farmers' fury over land takeover spread Sunday to Agra in Uttar Pradesh as the number of dead in clashes with security forces in Greater Noida ... Read more...

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Jharkhand farmers dump tomatoes on roads


December 25th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 25 (IANS) Call it irony. At a time when tomatoes are selling for up to Rs.40 a kg, farmers in Jharkhand are dumping them on roads because they are not ... Read more...

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Agra farmers write petition in blood


September 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Agitating farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district Wednesday wrote a petition in their blood to protest acquisition of their lands for townships along the 165-km Noida-Agra ... Read more...

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UN: Fight elephants with pepper spray


July 20th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Abidjan, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has told farmers of particularly third world countries to try and use pepper spray and ... Read more...

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Farmers clash with police, stop trains in Uttar Pradesh (Second Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Farmers, protesting the state government's sugarcane pricing policy, Thursday stopped trains, pelted stones at cars and buses, blocked highways and clashed with police in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat ... Read more...

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Farmers clash with police, stop trains in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Agitated over the government's sugarcane pricing policy, farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat districts stopped trains, threw stones at cars and buses, blocked highways and clashed with ... Read more...

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Farmers clash with police in Uttar Pradesh


November 26th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Agitated over the government's sugarcane policy, farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat district disrupted a rail route, targeted public vehicles and clashed with the police, officials said ... Read more...

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Farmers go on rampage in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr


November 23rd, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers, protesting the alleged black marketing of fertilisers by cooperative institutions, damaged several vehicles and public property, and clashed with the police in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr ... Read more...

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Farmers disrupt rail, road routes in Uttar Pradesh


November 12th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 12 (IANS) Agitated over the prices of sugarcane set by the government, farmers Thursday disrupted rail traffic, blocked a national highway and clashed with the police in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad ... Read more...

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Orissa to assess crop loss amid reports of farmer suicides (Lead)


October 20th, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 (IANS) Bowing to the demands of angry farmers, the Orissa government Monday decided to form a joint committee to assess the crop loss in those areas where farmer ... Read more...

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Bank official held captive for 12 hours in Uttar Pradesh


September 9th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) A bank manager was held captive for nearly 12 hours in his office by farmers in an Uttar Pradesh village for allegedly demanding a bribe to issue their ... Read more...

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One killed in police firing on farmers


January 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 21 (IANS) One man was killed here when the police fired at farmers protesting against inadequate compensation paid to them for land acquired from them to build the ... Read more...

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Greater Noida CEO changed after farmers’ deaths


August 14th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) Chairman and CEO of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority Lalit Srivastava was Thursday removed from the CEO's post Thursday following the death of five ... Read more...

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BJP demands probe into Greater Noida land acquisition


August 13th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13(IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded an inquiry into the government's acquisition of farmers' land in Greater Noida that sparked violence Wednesday that claimed five lives. "There should ... Read more...

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Five killed in police firing on agitating farmers (Second Lead)


August 13th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Five people were killed Wednesday in firing by police on farmers protesting 'inadequate compensation' for their land being acquired in Uttar Pradesh's booming Greater Noida ... Read more...

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Five killed in police firing in Greater Noida (Lead)


August 13th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 13 (IANS) Five people were killed Wednesday in firing by police on farmers protesting inadequate compensation for their land being acquired in Uttar Pradesh's booming Greater Noida region bordering ... Read more...

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Gorakhpur farmers protest forced land acquisition


May 10th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Gorakhpur, May 10 (ANI): Police faced a tough time in Gorakhpur on Friday as they tried to disperse a crowd of angry farmers protesting against paltry compensation provided to them by ... Read more...

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Guatemalan Farmers release 29 abducted policemen


February 24th, 2008 - 1:13 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Guatemala City, Feb 23 (DPA) Hundreds of Guatemalan farmers released Saturday 29 police officers, whom they had taken hostage, after their main demand to release one of their leaders was rejected. The ... Read more...

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