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  • No Headway In Talks With Farmers, Next Meeting On Thursday: 10 Facts

    No Headway In Talks With Farmers, Next Meeting On Thursday: 10 Facts

    The farmers' representatives have turned down the Centre's second pitch for a committee to discuss the contentious farm laws, protests against which are intensifying by the day. "Now is not the time for a committee," sources quoted farmers' representatives as saying at the meeting with three central ministers this evening. A second meeting will be held on December 3. More farmers from Punjab and khaps from Haryana are making their way to the national capital, demanding that the laws be repealed. The farmers have said they will continue the protest if their demands are not accepted.
  • Farmers Turn Down Centre's Pitch For Panel To Discuss Farm Laws: 10 Facts

    Farmers Turn Down Centre's Pitch For Panel To Discuss Farm Laws: 10 Facts

    The Centre has suggested the formation of a committee to sort out the differences over farm laws an idea that was turned down by the protesting farmers, sources said as the two sides met in Delhi this afternoon. Three ministers started talks with farmers' representatives as protests over the new farm laws intensified. More farmers from Punjab and khaps from Haryana are making their way to the national capital, demanding that the laws be repealed. Though the government is firm that the laws will not be withdrawn, sources said it will try to dispel concerns about the minimum support price and mandis. The farmers said the protests will continue if their demands are not accepted.
  • 31,118 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India, 94.62 Lakh Total Cases: 10 Points

    31,118 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India, 94.62 Lakh Total Cases: 10 Points

    India recorded 31,118 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total Covid caseload to over 94.62 lakh. The number of fresh infections is nearly 20 per cent lower than yesterday's. 482 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,37,621. Over 88.89 people in the country have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. India, which reported its first case on January 30, is the second worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic after the United States.
  • Centre Calls Farmers For Talks Today, Cites Cold, Covid: 10 Points

    Centre Calls Farmers For Talks Today, Cites Cold, Covid: 10 Points

    The centre has called farmers for talks today, two days ahead of the scheduled date of December 3, as hundreds of farmers trickled in from Punjab at two borders of Delhi. Making the announcement, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar cited cold and coronavirus. There was no precondition. Farmers' organisations have said more people from Amritsar region, who had stayed back to celebrate Gurpurab, are likely to reach the border by today. The protesters have threatened to block five entry points to Delhi On Monday, Union minister Amit Shah met Mr Tomar - the second meet within 24 hours - after protesting farmers rejected the proposal of early talks that hinged on them shifting their protest venue.
  • India's Coronavirus Cases Cross 94-Lakh Mark, 38,772 Fresh Infections

    India's Coronavirus Cases Cross 94-Lakh Mark, 38,772 Fresh Infections

    India recorded less than 40,000 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, government COVID-19 data shows. The number of fresh infections was 7 per cent lower than yesterday's, taking India's Covid tally past the 94-lakh mark.With a one-day jump of 38,772 fresh COVID-19 cases and 443 deaths, India's total cases of coronavirus shot to 94.31 lakh with 1,37,139 deaths, so far. In this period, 45,333 people also recovered from the highly infectious disease, taking the number of overall recoveries to 88.47 lakh. Total active cases now stand at around 4.46 lakh.
  • Amit Shah Meets Agriculture Minister As Farmers Threaten To Block Delhi

    Amit Shah Meets Agriculture Minister As Farmers Threaten To Block Delhi

    Home Minister Amit Shah met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar this morning. It was the second meeting within 24 hours after farmers protesting against the farm laws rejected the Centre's proposal of early talks after shifting their protest venue. Last night, Mr Shah met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Mr Tomar at BJP chief JP Nadda's Delhi house to discuss the situation, sources said. The protesters have threatened to block five entry points to Delhi. One of the protesters died last night after suffering a heart attack. This was the second death after their march to Delhi started last week.
  • Farmers Reject Amit Shah Talks Offer Hinging On Venue Change: 10 Points

    Farmers Reject Amit Shah Talks Offer Hinging On Venue Change: 10 Points

    Punjab farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's new farm laws, rejected Union home minister Amit Shah's proposal for an early discussion on their grievances, conditional to their moving to a designated protest site. The farmers said the government should have approached with "an open heart" and not put preconditions. The farmers' decision came after a meeting on Sunday morning, shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, showed support for farm laws in his radio address Mann ki Baat, saying the "agricultural reforms" have "unshackled" the farmers and given them "new rights and opportunities".
  • India's Covid Tally Nears 94 Lakh, 41,810 New Cases In A Day

    India's Covid Tally Nears 94 Lakh, 41,810 New Cases In A Day

    Coronavirus cases in India are steadily on the rise with 41,810 new infections in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 93,92,919. There were 496 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours and the number of active cases went down by 984. There are 4,53,956 active cases in the country. Over 42,000 people recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to over 88 lakhs. The total deaths in the country stand at 1,36,696. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20. Over 13.95 crore samples have been tested up to November 28 with 12,83,449 samples being tested on Saturday.
  • Farmers Stay Back On Highways, Few Takers For Protest Site In Delhi

    Farmers Stay Back On Highways, Few Takers For Protest Site In Delhi

    A large number of farmers are still camping around the Delhi border despite a ground being allocated to them in the capital's outskirts to hold their protest against the farm laws that they want repealed. The protesters - who have braved tear gas, water cannons and lathi-charge during their agitation - have said they have enough essentials to continue their protests for up to six months. At least three highways that lead to Delhi remain blocked amid the protests.
  • India Records 4 Per Cent Lesser COVID-19 Cases, Total At 93.51 lakh

    India Records 4 Per Cent Lesser COVID-19 Cases, Total At 93.51 lakh

    India has reported 41,322 fresh COVID-19 cases till today, 4% lower than on Friday, taking its overall number to 93.51 lakh cases and 1,36,200 deaths, Union Health Ministry data shows. These numbers come even as a vaccine to fight back the virus seemed tantalisingly close. The states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala were the most affected ones, with deaths ranging from 23 to 85 in the past 24 hours.
  • Farmers Allowed To Enter Delhi, To Be Escorted To Protest Site: 10 Points

    Farmers Allowed To Enter Delhi, To Be Escorted To Protest Site: 10 Points

    Thousands of farmers were allowed to enter Delhi today for a planned protest against new farm laws after a morning of clashes with the police at the border with Haryana. Even after the Delhi Police announced that they could enter, escorted by cops, teargassing and water sprays continued, apparently to control crowds. Some farmers were reportedly injured in the action. Groups of farmers, walking with tractors carrying food and essential supplies, had been trying to enter Delhi from multiple points, defying barricades, many wrapped in barbed wire, and trenches dug up near key roads. Farmers' organisations said they had been "given safe passage" into Delhi and allowed to protest at a ground in Burari near the capital's outskirts.
  • India Covid Tally At 93 Lakh, 43,082 Fresh Infections; Active Cases Rise

    India Covid Tally At 93 Lakh, 43,082 Fresh Infections; Active Cases Rise

    The total number of active coronavirus cases in India crossed the 4.5 lakh mark for the first time after nine days on Thursday, when 43,082 new COVID-19 infections were recorded, government data shows. With this, India's total Covid cases have risen to 93,09,787. Up to 492 people also died of the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours taking the overall Covid-related death count to 1,35,715. Total discharged cases rose to 87,18,517 with 39,379 new discharges in this period.
  • Farmers, Defying Tear Gas, Water Cannons, Inch Closer To Delhi: 10 Points

    Farmers, Defying Tear Gas, Water Cannons, Inch Closer To Delhi: 10 Points

    Modified tractors, carrying rations, woollens, essential items and people, trundled through Haryana in the chilly winter evening as thousands of Punjab farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws, slowly moved closer to Delhi, undeterred by police barricades, tear gas and water cannons. "More than 50,000 farmers will be standing at the Delhi border by today evening," two farmers' bodies claimed. Close to midnight, water cannons started up at Haryana's Sonipat to disperse a small group of Punjab farmers. The day has been replete with clashes -- on one occasion the protesters even pitched the yellow iron barricades into the river below while trying to cross a narrow bridge. Leaders in Punjab and Haryana, meanwhile, sparred on Twitter over the issue.
  • Farmers Brave Tear Gas, Water Cannons, Push Into Haryana For Delhi March

    Farmers Brave Tear Gas, Water Cannons, Push Into Haryana For Delhi March

    Thousands of farmers, some armed with sticks and swords, fling barricades into a river, threw bricks at cops and physically pushed vehicles as they were stopped by Haryana on their way to a protest march in Delhi. After a two-hour clash on a bridge in which teargas and water cannons were used, the farmers managed to cross the border into Haryana. Haryana, ruled by the BJP, has been using heavy force to try and block farmers making their way from Punjab towards the capital in tractors and on foot for their two-day "Delhi Chalo" protest march against new farm laws that they fear will reduce their earnings and give more power to large retailers. Amid massive protests, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the farmers to suspend their agitation, and invited them for talks on December 3. "The government is committed to the welfare of farmers and we are ready for talks. Whether it's about minimum support price or infrastructure, we are ready for discussion," he said.
  • India Covid Tally At 92.6 Lakh; 44,489 New Cases, 524 Deaths In A Day

    India Covid Tally At 92.6 Lakh; 44,489 New Cases, 524 Deaths In A Day

    India recorded 44,489 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with 524 coronavirus-related deaths, government data shows. Active cases rose by 7,598 in this period even as 36,367 people recovered from the disease. With this, the country's Covid tally rose to 92.6 lakh. Up to 1,35,223 people have also lost their lives to the viral disease since the outbreak in January.

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