Farmers Protest Updates: Submit specific issues in farm laws by tomorrow: Govt to farmers
The farmer representatives were unanimous in seeking repeal of the three laws that they have been terming as being against the interest of the farm community.
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We'll submit a draft of our issues related to Farm laws tomorrow
- Naresh Tikait, BKU President
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Serpentine queues of vehicles clogged many roads leading to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as the Delhi Police kept the Singhu, Tikri and Chilla borders closed for traffic and heightened checking at other places in view of the ongoing farmers' protest.
The closure of borders has also resulted in heavy traffic on alternative routes.
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The couple was arrested on November 21 after 86.5 grams of ganja were allegedly found in their home during a raid and the two were granted bail by a magistrate court on a bond of Rs 15,000 each.
The NCB approached the special NDPS court seeking cancellation of bail and allowing the agency their custodial interrogation by setting aside a lower court's order remanding them to judicial custody.
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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs as hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available soon and better-than-expected factory data from China bolstered bets of a speedy economic recovery.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 409.86 points or 1.38% to 30,048.50, the S&P 500 gained 49.33 points, or 1.36% to 3,670.96 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 136.25 points or 1.12% to 12,334.61.
Govt asks farmer unions to submit specific issues in farm laws by Wednesday
The government has asked farmers' bodies to identify specific issues related to the three new farm laws and submit those by Wednesday for consideration and discussion in the next round of talks, an official statement said after a nearly three-hour-long meeting remained inconclusive.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal, and minister of state for commerce and industries Som Prakash on Tuesday interacted with the representatives of 35 farmers organisations, mainly from Punjab.
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UP has slashed RT-PCR test fees for private labs
Rs 700 for samples referred to labs and for self testing by people, Rs 900 for those samples collected by lab itself
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American factories grew at a slower pace last month and there are concerns that surging coronavirus infections will endanger an economic recovery.
The Institute of Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported that its manufacturing index dipped to 57.5 in November from 59.3 in October.
Any reading above 50 signals that manufacturing is expanding. The ISM index plunged in the spring but has since bounced back and now shows factories on a six-month winning streak.
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Amid concerns over China building a major hydropower project on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet, India too plans to construct a multipurpose reservoir in Arunachal Pradesh to offset its impact.
T S Mehra, Commissioner (Brahmaputra and Barak), in the Jal Shakti ministry said the multi-purpose 10,000 MW hydropower project is under consideration.
This project will help offset the impact of the hydropower project by China.
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We appeal to the farmers to suspend the protests and come for the talks. However, this decision depends on farmers' unions and farmers
- Narendra Singh Tomar
Train operations normalised in Punjab with few exceptions: Railways
Train services in Punjab, which were suspended for almost two months due to the agitation against the three farm bills, have normalised except for a 32-km stretch, Chairman Railway Board VK Yadav said.
Train operations in Punjab were severely affected for almost two months after farmers protesting against the three new farm laws sat on railway tracks and on station premises, refusing to let trains ply.
Bullets or a peaceful solution
Our movement against Farm Laws will continue & we'll definitely take back something from the Govt, be it bullets or… https://t.co/H5mmxKzruj
Today's meeting was good & some progress was made. During our next meet on 3rd Dec with govt, we'll convince them that no clause of Farm law is pro-farmer. Our agitation will continue
- Prem Singh Bhangu, President, All India Kisan Federation
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The meeting was good and we have decided that the talks will be held on 3rd December. We wanted a small group to be constituted but farmers' leaders wanted that the talks should be held with everyone, we do not have problem with it
- Narendra Singh Tomar
Farmer representatives are yet to respond to the offer from the govt to set up a committee to look into their issues: Sources
Many of the people in pictures do not appear to be farmers. What is in the interest of farmers has been done. It's not the farmers who have a problem with this (farm laws), but others. Besides opposition, people who get commission are behind it (protest)
- Union Minister VK Singh
Delhi reports 4,006 new COVID-19 cases, 5,036 recoveries, and 86 deaths: Delhi Health Department
Workers of the Swabhmani Shetkari Sanghatana on Tuesday staged demonstrations in Maharashtra's Nagpur city in support of the farmers' agitation in Delhi against the Centre's new farm laws, according to a report of PTI
All eyes on 3 PM meet
Delhi: Farmer leaders reach Vigyan Bhawan; Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has called them for talk… https://t.co/jj1YABOEIT
Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest. We believe in importance of dialogue and that is why we have reached out through multiple means directly to Indian authorities to highlight our concerns
- Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on farmers protests
Canadian leaders' comments on farmers protest in India unwarranted... It's also best that diplomatic conversations aren't misrepresented for political purposes