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Representatives of various farmers organizations hold hands before the media as they arrive for talks with the government representatives in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec.3, 2020. Tens and thousands of farmers have descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Indian gov't, farmers to meet again over highway blockade

Dec. 3, 2020 10:44 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government and protesting farmers reported some progress in talks Thursday and agreed to meet again over the weekend to discuss a blockade of key highways leading to the capital by thousands of farmers angry over new agriculture laws. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar...

Jagtar Singh, 78, sits for a photograph on the back of his tractor trolley parked on a highway as he joins other farmers protesting against new laws they say will result in their exploitation by corporations, eventually rendering them landless, at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Instead of cars, the normally busy highway that connects most northern Indian towns to the capital is filled with tens of thousands of protesting farmers, many wearing colorful turbans. Their convoy of trucks, trailers and tractors stretches for at least three kilometers (1.8 miles) in a siege of sorts and the mood among the protesting farmers is boisterous. Their rallying call is “Inquilab Zindabad” (“Long live the revolution”).(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

AP PHOTOS: Angry Indian farmers besiege capital in trucks

Dec. 3, 2020 5:27 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Instead of cars, the normally busy highway on the outskirts of New Delhi that connects most northern Indian towns to the capital is filled with tens of thousands of protesting farmers, many wearing colorful turbans. Their convoy of trucks, trailers and tractors stretches for at least...

Protesting farmers hold placards at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Talks between protesting farmers and the Indian government failed Tuesday after both the parties could not reach a common ground to discuss the new farming laws, protests against which have intensified after entering their sixth day. More growers joined giant demonstrations and choked roads to India's Capital by hunkering down along with their trucks and tractors. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

No breakthrough in India's talks with protesting farmers

Dec. 1, 2020 10:21 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government and protesting farmers were unable to reach common ground in talks held Tuesday, with the farmers saying their demonstrations against new agriculture laws will continue as will their blockades of key highways. The farmers rejected the government’s offer to set...

Kashmiri girl Muskan, 14, displays outside her home an axe that the family carries with them when they go outdoors at night to protect themselves from wild animals, at Dardkhor village, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals. According to official data, at least 67 people have been killed and 940 others injured in the past five years in attacks by wild animals in the famed Kashmir Valley, a vast collection of alpine forests, connected wetlands and waterways known as much for its idyllic vistas as for its decades-long armed conflict between Indian troops and rebels. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

AP PHOTOS: Animal attacks taking their toll in Kashmir

Dec. 1, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals. According to official data, at least 67 people have been killed and 940 others injured...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Indian farmers protesting new agriculture laws hold a meeting at the Delhi-Haryana state border, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to placate thousands of farmers protesting new agriculture laws Monday and said they were being misled by opposition parties and that his government would resolve all their concerns. (AP Photo/Rishi Lekhi)

India's govt. invites protesting farmers to talks Tuesday

Nov. 30, 2020 3:36 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has moved up talks to Dec. 1 with the leaders of farm groups protesting new agricultural laws in the country's biggest farmer protests in years that have entered their fifth day. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Monday he decided to advance the meeting...

Indian farmers hold a meeting at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Protesting farmers on Sunday rejected the Indian government's offer to hold immediate talks if they ended their blockade of key highways they've held as they seek the scrapping of legislation they say could devastate crop prices.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Angry Indian farmers reject government offer for talks

Nov. 29, 2020 6:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesting farmers on Sunday rejected the Indian government's offer to hold immediate talks if they ended their blockade of key highways they've held as they seek the scrapping of legislation they say could devastate crop prices. The thousands of farmers will continue camping out on...

Kashmiris stand in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of District Development Councils election on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir voted Saturday amid tight security and freezing cold temperatures in the first phase of local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region's semiautonomous status. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security

Nov. 28, 2020 8:42 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir voted Saturday amid tight security and freezing cold temperatures in the first phase of local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status. Nearly 6 million people across...

Protesting farmers burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a highway, refusing to move ahead unless they're allowed to proceed to their place of choice to protest, at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

Nov. 28, 2020 8:24 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders. Some protesters burned an effigy of Prime Minister Modi and shouted...

A farmer throws back a tear gas shells towards policemen, at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Thousands of agitating farmers in India faced tear gas and baton charge from police on Friday after they resumed their march to the capital against new farming laws that they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. While trying to march towards New Delhi, the farmers, using their tractors, cleared concrete blockades, walls of shipping containers and horizontally parked trucks after police had set them up as barricades and dug trenches on highways to block roads leading to the capital. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Indian police agree to allow protesting farmers into capital

Nov. 27, 2020 8:11 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of angry Indian farmers protesting new agricultural laws were allowed to enter the capital late Friday after they clashed with police who had blocked them at the outskirts of New Delhi. The farmers, who fear new legislation will reduce their earnings and give more power to...