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US News India's farmers take to the streets again

15:10  28 november  2020
15:10  28 november  2020 Source:   dw.com

From India to Great Britain, the miraculous rescue of Rocky, a seriously injured dog

 From India to Great Britain, the miraculous rescue of Rocky, a seriously injured dog The animal has had both front legs amputated © Altaf Qadri / AP / SIPA A dog, in India ANIMALS - The animal was amputated from both front legs A young bitch from the streets, seriously injured by a train and whose rescue fascinated social networks in India , found a home in Grande -Brittany . The three-year-old had to have both front legs amputated and is just coming out of a year of treatment during which she relearned to walk with her prostheses.

India News: Farmers are demanding a roll back of the three agricultural ordinances announced earlier this year by the government.

Farmers owing allegiance to various constituent organisations of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) staged a dharna here on Friday vehemently opposing any move by the Central government to enter into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

In India, thousands of farmers have again demonstrated against the deregulation of agriculture. They blocked several expressways in the capital New Delhi.

Tausende Bauern legten in Teilen der indischen Hauptstadt Neu Delhi den Verkehr lahm © Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS Thousands of farmers paralyzed traffic in parts of the Indian capital New Delhi

Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar called on the rally participants to end their protests and invited farmers to talk. A spokesman for the AIKSCC farmers' committee, on the other hand, affirmed that demonstrations would continue until a controversial government bills were withdrawn.

There are still minimum prices

In India, grain has been traded in wholesale markets at guaranteed minimum prices. Now the farmers should be able to sell their goods directly to private companies without middlemen. The government argues that they could make higher profits on the free market. But the farmers see it differently. They fear a drop in prices because they believe they are in a bad position in negotiations with large corporations. Many Indian farmers already have money worries. That is why there are always suicides.

On Friday the Indian police used water cannons, tear gas, barbed wire and barricades to keep the farmers out of New Delhi. However, she then allowed them to protest peacefully in the metropolis. Agriculture has a share of around 15 percent of the Indian economy and is the livelihood for around 58 percent of the population. India is one of the most populous countries in the world. Around 1.3 billion people live in India.

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In Sudan, Ethiopian refugees try to rebuild life in their camp .
© ASHRAF SHAZLY An Ethiopian refugee sells tea, in a transit camp in Sudan, November 26, 2020 Samarwat Tkhali, 10, has been walking around for a week the streets of "Village 8" in Sudan, where thousands of Ethiopians have taken refuge fleeing the war in Tigray. To survive, she sells the chocolate cakes bought by her father. In this miserable village, where some 15,000 Ethiopian refugees are crowded near the border, she approaches the people by asking them timidly: "Do you want to taste one?".

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