October 20, 2019

Madhya Pradesh farmers begin 3day stir supplies affected

first_imgBhopal: Milk and vegetable supplies in Madhya Pradesh are likely to be affected with farmers in the state holding a three-day protest to press the Kamal Nath government to fulfill its loan waiver promise. Madhya Pradesh’s Congress government had promised to waive farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh ahead of the Assembly elections. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) state chief Anil Yadav said the promise was yet to be fulfilled, as many farmers were still getting notices from banks threatening to declare them defaulters. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC The farmers are also asking for implementation of the Swaminathan panel recommendations and minimum support price (MSP) for their produce. Protesters said supplies were disrupted in Dewas, Dhar, Ujjain and Rajgarh on the first day of the stir on Wednesday. State Agriculture Minister Sachin Yadav met the protesting farmers on Tuesday evening, but failed to pursuade them to end the demonstration. BKU leaders insisted that they wanted to meet the Chief Minister to discuss their demands.last_img read more

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October 8, 2019

Navy expresses concerns over Indian allegations

The navy has expressed deep concerns over what it says are “malicious allegations” raised time to time accusing it of harassing Indian fishermen.A statement by the navy said it categorically denies latest allegations that naval personnel had harassed Indian fishermen over the weekend. The Indian media had reported that 16 fishermen from southern India had alleged that they were attacked by the Sri Lankan navy near the sea boundary which divides both countries. The 16 fishermen from Rameswaram were attacked on Saturday while they fishing near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in Palk Straits. It was also reported that the Indian External Affairs Ministry had raised its concerne over the alleged attack with Sri Lanka.The navy however said that being a responsible naval force, it adheres to International Maritime Laws and carries out surveillance and patrolling accordingly in the defence of Sri Lankan waters. “Sri Lanka Navy expresses deep concerns over the malicious allegations raised time to time accusing it of harassing Indian fishermen. None of these has, however, been able to provide credible proof regarding Sri Lanka Navy’s involvement. Most have been found to be mere hearsay and accusations based on ill intentions aimed at straining the good relations between the two friendly neighboring countries of Sri Lanka and India,” the navy said.Alleged attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy have been frequently reported for several years but the navy had maintained it was never involved in such attacks.“On numerous occasions, Sri Lanka Navy has come to the rescue of Indian fishermen in distress on humanitarian grounds and provided them with assistance using its vessels and personnel. Sri Lanka Navy, always provides humanitarian assistance to local and foreign fishermen in distress. It will continue its humanitarian operations in future and make available its expertise in rescuing and providing protection to se farers when they are in difficulty in Sri Lankan waters,” the Sri Lankan navy said. (colombogazette.com) read more

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