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  • Farmers Reject Amit Shah's Offer After He Said "Ready To Discuss Demands"

    Farmers Reject Amit Shah's Offer After He Said "Ready To Discuss Demands"

    Punjab farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's new farm laws, rejected Union home minister Amit Shah's proposal for a discussion on their grievances. The farmers said the offer was a conditional one - the minister had said they should move their protest to a designation spot in the national capital if they agreed to talks. The farmers' decision came after a meeting this morning, shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat, showed support for the farm laws, saying the "agricultural reforms" have "unshackled" the farmers and given them "new rights and opportunities".
  • Rajinikanth To Meet Party Leaders Monday To Decide On Political Plunge

    Rajinikanth To Meet Party Leaders Monday To Decide On Political Plunge

    Superstar Rajinikanth, who earlier this month was urged by supporters to rethink his decision to stay away from electoral politics, will meet district secretaries of his party - Rajini Makkal Mandram - on Monday to announce his stand on the issue
  • Man Who Volunteered At Farmers' Protest Burnt Alive As Car Catches Fire

    Man Who Volunteered At Farmers' Protest Burnt Alive As Car Catches Fire

    A 55-year-old man from Punjab, who had gone to Delhi border to express solidarity with the agitating farmers, was burnt alive after the car in which he was sleeping caught fire on Saturday night near the Delhi-Haryana border.
  • Bird Watching, Cherry Blossoms: PM Modi On Connect With Nature Amid Pandemic

    Bird Watching, Cherry Blossoms: PM Modi On Connect With Nature Amid Pandemic

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 71st radio programme Mann ki Baat today spoke about how our lives have taken a drastic turn due to the coronavirus pandemic but has brought us closer to nature. He said the pandemic has given us an opportunity to experience nature in a "new manner".
  • On Mann Ki Baat, PM Quotes Bengali Verse As He Invokes Sri Aurobindo

    On Mann Ki Baat, PM Quotes Bengali Verse As He Invokes Sri Aurobindo

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to revolutionary-turned-philosopher Aurobindo Ghosh during his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio talk show, days ahead of his 70th death anniversary.
  • India To Enhance Bilateral Ties With Seychelles In Post-Covid Era: S Jaishankar

    India To Enhance Bilateral Ties With Seychelles In Post-Covid Era: S Jaishankar

    India has vowed to further enhance its strategic partnership with Seychelles in the post-COVID era as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held high-level talks with the country's top leadership here during his two-day visit to the key Indian Ocean nation.
  • "New Laws Met Long-Pending Demands Of Farmers": PM Amid Protests

    "New Laws Met Long-Pending Demands Of Farmers": PM Amid Protests

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke of the advantages of the Centre's new farm laws as thousands of farmers, protesting against the laws, camped in and around Delhi.
  • PM Modi On <i>Mann Ki Baat</i>: Culture Plays Important Role In Overcoming Crisis

    PM Modi On Mann Ki Baat: Culture Plays Important Role In Overcoming Crisis

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi adressed the country through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat today. Days ago, he had asked for suggestions from the people what he could speak about today. On his last Mann ki Baat, the Prime Minister urged everyone to buy local products during the festival season and talked about Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama which is emerging as a hub for making pencils.
  • "Farmers Angry, Better Reconsider Farm Laws": Mayawati Tells Centre

    "Farmers Angry, Better Reconsider Farm Laws": Mayawati Tells Centre

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today asked the Central government to take a relook at the newly legislated farm laws that have sparked a furore among the country's farmers.
  • Farmers Protest In Delhi Live Updates: Protest Enters Day 4, Amit Shah Says "Ready For Discussion"

    Farmers Protest In Delhi Live Updates: Protest Enters Day 4, Amit Shah Says "Ready For Discussion"

    Thousands of farmers continue to camp in and around Delhi as their protest against the centre's contentious agricultural laws enters the fourth day. On Saturday, Home Minister Amit Shah reached out to protesters and assured them that the government was ready to "deliberate on every problem and demand of the farmers".
  • "As If We're Electing Prime Minister...": Asaduddin Owaisi's Dig At BJP

    "As If We're Electing Prime Minister...": Asaduddin Owaisi's Dig At BJP

    Taking a dig at the BJP for deploying its biggest leaders for a mere municipal election in Hyderabad, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said the only person left to campaign in the city was US President Donald Trump.
  • As Amit Shah Reaches Out, Farmers To Discuss Next Move, Hold Key Meet

    As Amit Shah Reaches Out, Farmers To Discuss Next Move, Hold Key Meet

    Thousands of farmers continue to camp in and around Delhi as their protest against centre's contentious agricultural laws enters the fourth day. A meeting has been called this morning to hold discussions, a day after Home Minister Amit Shah reached out to protesters and assured them that the government was ready to "deliberate on every problem and demand of the farmers".
  • 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.
  • Another "Provocative Measure" By China: US Lawmaker On Construction Activity Near Ladakh

    Another "Provocative Measure" By China: US Lawmaker On Construction Activity Near Ladakh

    An influential US lawmaker has expressed concern over reports of China's continuing construction activities along the Indian border in Ladakh, saying if the reports are true, it is a "provocative measure" on the part of Beijing and fits the pattern of its conduct in the South China Sea.
  • Hours Before Amit Shah's Hyderabad Visit, KCR Slams "Divisive Forces"

    Hours Before Amit Shah's Hyderabad Visit, KCR Slams "Divisive Forces"

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sought to strike an emotional chord with the residents of Hyderabad ahead of the municipal polls, appealing to them to "save the city from divisive forces", hinting at the BJP which has staked much in the city elections.

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