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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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11:40 PM

A Chinese paper has been submitted for consideration of publication in Lancet, claiming India as origin of SARS COV2 virus. It hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet. Study is badly done & won't stand the scrutiny of peer-review as its methodology is faulty

- CSIR Director Dr Shekhar Mande

11:39 PM

Department of Posts has decided to deliver Sabarimala ‘Swamy Prasadam' to devotees across the country at their doorstep. Devotees can now book Swami Prasadam from any post office in India by paying only Rs 450 for each packet of prasadam: Ministry of Communications

10:54 PM

Protests in Bengal against Centre's farm laws

10:47 PM

Pakistan approves initial funds to purchase COVID-19 vaccine

  • Pakistan approved $150 million in funding to buy COVID-19 vaccines, initially to cover the most vulnerable 5% of the population, the de facto health minister said.

  • The initial phase of vaccinations would focus on providing free shots for frontline health workers and people above the age of 65 years, Faisal Sultan told a news conference in Islamabad, adding that the go-ahead for funding the programme had been given at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
10:39 PM

We'll submit a draft of our issues related to Farm laws tomorrow

- Naresh Tikait, BKU President

10:29 PM

Indian Overseas Congress Germany donates Rs 1 crore for farmers

10:12 PM

Delhi: Traffic woes continue amid farmers' protest

  • 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.
09:38 PM

Kerala coast on alert after IMD warns of Cyclone Burevi due to depression in Bay of Bengal

09:33 PM

Mumbai: NCB seeks cancellation of Bharti Singh, husband's bail

  • The Narcotics Control Bureau has approached a special NDPS court in Mumbai seeking cancellation of bail of comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbhachiya in a drug case.

  • 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.
09:27 PM

US Stocks: S&P 500, Nasdaq start December at peak on vaccine optimism

  • 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.
09:16 PM

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.
09:07 PM

China successfully lands spacecraft on moon to retrieve lunar rocks

09:07 PM

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
09:02 PM

US factories grew more slowly last month; index dips to 57.5

  • 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.
08:59 PM

India to build multipurpose reservoir in Arunachal to offset impact of China's hydropower project on Brahmaputra

  • 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.
08:57 PM

Gold smuggling case: Court grants Customs 7 days additional custody of M Sivasankar

08:36 PM

Gold smuggling at Chennai International Airport

08:26 PM

Talks with Bharatiya Kisan Union members going on in the Agriculture Ministry (Bureau)

08:11 PM

Yogi Adityanath to launch Rs 200 crores Lucknow Municipal bond at BSE tomorrow

Yogi Adityanath to launch Rs 200 crores Lucknow Municipal bond at BSE tomorrow
08:06 PM

Traffic alert

07:56 PM

Dr Reddy's, RDIF commence clinical trials for Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India

  • Dr Reddy's Laboratories and Russian Direct Investment Fund said they have commenced adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trials for the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India.

  • The trials have commenced after receiving the necessary clearance from the Kasauli-based Central Drugs Laboratory.
07:52 PM

Vodafone Idea hikes select postpaid plan rates by Rs 50 in UP East

  • Telecom operator has raised the price of select postpaid plans by Rs 50 in the UP East circle.

  • Vodafone Idea customers will have to pay Rs 649 per month for the postpaid plan, which was priced at Rs 598 earlier, and Rs 799 as against Rs 749 charged earlier.
07:39 PM

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

07:30 PM

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.
07:25 PM

Bullets or a peaceful solution

07:23 PM

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

07:19 PM

Maharashtra govt appoints a committee to 'recommend list of works done under Jalyukta Shivar Scheme of Fadnavis Govt, whose investigation can be done; committee to submit report within six months

07:19 PM

We'll send positive response to 'air bubble' concept India sent through diplomatic channel, regarding date of operating flights. After this, airlines of the countries would be asked to make preparations. It'll take 10 days: Joint Secy, Nepals' Ministry of Civil Aviation

06:49 PM

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

06:33 PM

Farmer representatives are yet to respond to the offer from the govt to set up a committee to look into their issues: Sources

06:33 PM

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

06:32 PM

Delhi reports 4,006 new COVID-19 cases, 5,036 recoveries, and 86 deaths: Delhi Health Department

  • Total cases: 5,74,380
  • Total recoveries: 5,33,351
  • Death toll: 9,260
  • Active cases: 31,769
05:59 PM

Delhi Police detain Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano

05:54 PM

New panel to address concerns' proposed (Times Now)

05:52 PM

New laws help corporates: Kisan to govt (Times Now)

05:44 PM

UP-Delhi Chilla border closed

05:42 PM

Govt leaders are giving statements that they will continue MSP. What is the problem in incorporating this in the bill?

- Ajay Chautala, Jannayak Janta Party

05:41 PM

There is growing concern in other countries regarding farmers' protests: Rajasthan CM

05:23 PM

EU health agency to meet by December 29 for Pfizer vaccine decision

04:51 PM

Where is the money of PM Cares Fund? We want to know what happened to it

- Mamata Banerjee to newsmen

04:50 PM

GST revenues cross trillion mark for second straight month at over Rs 1.04 lakh cr in Nov

  • GST collections posted growth for the third month in a row in November over the previous year collections, in signs that the economy continues to reflate after a strict lockdown.

  • Collections of tax on the sale of goods and rendering of services came in at Rs 1,04,963 crore in November, the finance ministry said.

  • The collections were higher than Rs 1.03 lakh crore recorded in November 2019 but were Rs 192 crore lower than October 2020 collections.
04:46 PM

Money laundering case: Court refuses bail to Deepak Kochhar - husband of former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar

04:36 PM

Cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4: India Meteorological Department

04:23 PM

Adverse event will not affect the timeline in any manner whatsoever

- Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry on being asked about the recent adverse event in the Serum Institute of India's vaccine trial

04:22 PM

Farmers' protest: Several former sportspersons to return awards

Among them are Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee wrestler Kartar Singh, Arjuna awardee basketball player Sajjan Singh Cheema and Arjuna awardee hockey player Rajbir Kaur.
04:21 PM

Over 14.13 cr COVID-19 tests conducted so far; cumulative positivity rate declines from 7.15% on Nov 11 to 6.69% on Dec 1: Govt

04:14 PM

DDC polls: Jammu and Kashmir records 40.31% polling till 1 pm

03:47 PM

Visuals from Vigyan Bhawan meeting

03:46 PM

Rajnath Singh not attending today's meeting with farmer unions: Report

03:39 PM

Unsolicited and unwelcome: AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's comments on ongoing Farmers Protest in India

03:34 PM

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal, Som Parkash to meet representatives of over 30 protesting farmer organisations

03:27 PM

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has arrived at Vigyan Bhawan for meeting with farmers' leaders

03:24 PM

Som Parkash ji, Piyush Goyal ji & I will be present in the meeting. The options which we will offer to them will depend on the exact demands which they present

- Narendra Singh Tomar, Agriculture Minister, on meeting with farmers' leaders

03:21 PM

We are daughters of farmers, we'll go to support farmers' protest today. We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us

- Bilkis Dadi, Shaheen Bagh activist

03:20 PM

Representatives of 32 farmers' unions to attend the meet with Govt

03:19 PM

Our internal issue not for your politics: Sena MP to Trudeau

03:17 PM

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

03:14 PM

All eyes on 3 PM meet

03:02 PM

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

02:54 PM

Canadian leaders' comments on farmers protest in India unwarranted... It's also best that diplomatic conversations aren't misrepresented for political purposes

- MEA spokesperson

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