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Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar meets Amit Shah as farmers protest enters day 17

Tomar was accompanied by Union minister Som Parkash, both of whom along with their ministerial colleague Piyush Goyal, had led the government's negotiations with the protesting farmers.

BJP ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party’s MP Beniwal joins farmers protest in Rajasthan

Terming new farm laws as 'anti-farmer', RLP's Hanuman Beniwal said if PM Modi is concerned about farmers, he should implement the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.
Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala. Photo | Facebook

Hopeful about next round of talks on farmers’ issue within 40 hours, says Dushyant Chautala

New Delhi: As a deadlock continues between the central government and protesting farmers on three new farm laws, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Saturday said he is hopeful the next round of talks between the Centre and the unions will take place in the next 24-40 hours. After meeting Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar here, Chautala said the crop procurement at the government-decided MSP (minimum support price) would be ensured for each farmer till the time he was part of the state government. Chautala, who also met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Food, Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal earlier in the day, also said the Haryana government is stable as of now and his party has a strong position on the MSP issue. Chautala, who has been facing pressure from the opposition and some Haryana farmers to withdraw from the BJP-led government in the state, had earlier said...
Congress Lok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Madras High Court ends Income Tax proceedings against Karti Chidambaram, wife

The proceedings were initiated against Karti and his wife for alleged non-disclosure of cash transactions of about Rs 7 crore which they received through the sale of their land.

India unequivocally against forcing family planning, Centre tells Supreme Court

The health ministry told SC that family welfare programme is voluntary. It enables couples to decide the size of their family and adopt planning methods best suited to them.
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Covid-19 vaccination drive to be done through mobile technology, says PM Modi

Speaking at the India Mobile Congress, PM Modi said mobile technology has enabled benefits worth billions of dollars to reach the deserving during the pandemic.
Punjab farmers protesting against the Modi government's farm laws in front of a goods train at Phillaur railway station | File photo: ANI

Shops, commercial establishments remain shut in Punjab as farmers observe Bharat Bandh

In neighbouring BJP-JJP ruled Haryana, opposition parties Congress and Indian National Lok Dal have extended their support to the 'Bharat Bandh'.
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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip likely to be in first group that will get Covid vaccine

Frontline healthcare staff, people over the age of 80 and care home workers will be among the first to get the vaccine as part of Phase 1 of the programme.
NCP president Sharad Pawar (File photo) | Twitter

NCP chief Sharad Pawar set to meet President Kovind on 9 December over farmers’ protest

Pawar, former Union agriculture minister, will apprise President of the situation in the country in the backdrop of the farmers’ agitation outside Delhi.

Congress, TRS express support for farmers’ Bharat Bandh call on 8 December

Congress says govt didn't take farmers into confidence on agri laws, while TRS says it had opposed them in Parliament because they harm farmers' interests.

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